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Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * Royals even up World Series with 7-2 win; Game 3 Friday in San Francisco, Guthrie at Hudson * * * President Obama sends condolences to Canadian Prime Minister over attack on Canadian Parliament that left one soldier dead * * * Man taken into custody after jumping White House fence on Wednesday * * * AP poll says only 9% of likely 2014 voters are enthusiastic over Barack Obama * * * ‘Avengers 2′ trailer leaks online before next week’s TV debut * * * ‘Ouija’ and ‘John Wick’ highlight new movies in theaters this week; playing also in 600 theaters is ’23 Blast’ with Bill Murray’s ‘St. Vincent’ expanding nationwide * * *
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Filed under: Sports
My heart says Kansas City, but my head says San Fran

My heart says Kansas City, but my head says San Fran

Surprise! When I told you a few weeks ago I wouldn’t be surprised if Kansas City advanced to the World Series, I’m not sure I really even believed it. While a scenario where the Royals got hot and advanced didn’t seem all that far-fetched, if you told me the Royals would go 8-0 in the [...]

Filed under: Sports
Can the Cowboys continue their unexpected success?

Can the Cowboys continue their unexpected success?

Anyone that is a regular reader of my column knows I am an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. With that said I am also a realist–when the Cowboys are bad I am perfectly willing to say it and tell you why. This year even as a Cowboy fan I have been shocked by the team’s early [...]

Filed under: Politics
Ebola doesn’t scare me, but the feds’ response to it does

Ebola doesn’t scare me, but the feds’ response to it does

The list of federal incompetence recently has been pretty staggering. Less than half of all Americans trust the United States government to handle problems according to a Gallup poll last month, and who can blame them? After the botched Obamacare rollout, the IRS scandal, the inability to secure our borders and constant partisan bickering, Americans [...]

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1972 Dolphins qualify as flimsy all-time champions

1972 Dolphins qualify as flimsy all-time champions

Last weekend when Patriots beat the Bengals, the NFL said goodbye to its last undefeated team this year in an event we seem to be marking off the football calendar earlier and earlier each season. Parity has come to the league based on a number of factors, and with that parity it becomes less and [...]

Filed under: Movies
Did ‘Gone Girl’ just become the favorite for Best Picture?

Did ‘Gone Girl’ just become the favorite for Best Picture?

The stuff Ben Affleck touched a few years ago used to turn to crap. Now it seems to turn to Oscar gold. Audiences loved Gone Girl this weekend. While its $38 million figure may not seem all that impressive, it was somehow acclaimed director David Fincher’s best opening ever. That may seem strange considering Fincher [...]

Filed under: Sports
Has the Autumn Wind abandoned Raider Nation?

Has the Autumn Wind abandoned Raider Nation?

The Autumn Wind is a pirate Blustering in from sea, With a rollocking song, he sweeps along, Swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten. He wears a hooded sash, With a silver hat about his head, And a bristling black mustache. He growls as he storms the country, A villain big and bold. And the [...]

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Wake up! MLB’s magnificent postseason is finally here!

Wake up! MLB’s magnificent postseason is finally here!

Finally! It takes so long to get through the MLB season. If you are not in a city fighting for a Wild Card berth late, baseball in August and September really can take a backseat to the NFL. Not anymore. We did a pretty good job predicting the regular season I suppose, at least in the NL. [...]

Filed under: Politics
Obama shifts blame and takes credit on ’60 Minutes’

Obama shifts blame and takes credit on ’60 Minutes’

Barack Obama continued the process of trying to rehabilitate his image after a summer of dropping poll numbers, appearing on 60 Minutes for a sympathetic, softball interview broadcast yesterday. I made it through a few minutes, then found myself itching to turn back to football. It was the same old song and dance for a [...]

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The pitfalls young quarterbacks can face are documented in Skins history

The pitfalls young quarterbacks can face are documented in Skins history

In the NFL QB is king; it is one of the only jobs in the world where there are just 32 very high-paying positions available, but not enough people to fill them. This year the QB carousel in the league has been particularly busy, whether that is related to injury or guys just not being [...]

Filed under: Politics
What Dems should talk about for midterms and beyond

What Dems should talk about for midterms and beyond

It looks like Democrats are up against quite formidable odds this election season. With an unpopular president, a base that traditionally doesn’t care much about voting in midterms and an energized opposition, it seems to me Democrats will probably lose control of the Senate. No matter what Democrats do, a significant loss this November may [...]