Sunday, January 25, 2015

TSB 3

4 players showed up for TSB3. We used an everybody-plays-everybody format to determine playoff seeding followed by a simple bracket. The results were as follows:

Matthew (Eagles, Bills, Vikings, Bengals, Browns)
Beat Brian 52-7
Beat John 28-10
Beat Joe 31-16
Beat Brian 28-13
Beat Joe 20-12 with Eagles)
TOTAL: 5 wins, 0 losses 159-58 WINNER

Joe (Bears, Raiders, Giants, Oilers, Dophins)
Lost to John 21-24
Beat Brian 35-3
Lost to Matthew 31-16
Beat John 28-7
Lost to Matthew 12-20
TOTAL: 2 wins, 3 losses 112-85 2ND PLACE

John (Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Falcons, Rams)
Beat Joe 24-21
Lost to Matthew 10-28
Beat Brian 18-14
Lost to Joe 7-28
Beat Brian 34-0
TOTAL: 3 wins, 2 losses 103-91 3RD PLACE

Brian (49ers, Steelers, Lions, Redskins, Jets)
Lost to Matthew 7-52
Lost to Joe 3-35
Lost to John 14-28
Lost to Matthew 12-28
Lost to John 0-34
TOTAL: 0 wins, 5 losses 37-187 4TH PLACE

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wesley Sermon #31



ON VISITING THE SICK
I was sick and you visited me (Matthew 25:36)

Works of mercy are means of grace. To refuse to be merciful is, therefore, a rejection of grace. How serious, then, the almost universal neglect for visiting the sick?

Here is a method to this means of grace:
1)    Pray before you go (remain prayerful throughout)
2)    Inquire as to their physical condition
3)    Provide whatever assistance you are able
4)    Inquire as to their spiritual condition
5)    As Spirit leads, press for repentance
6)    Leave them some simple spiritual resource
7)    Conclude every meeting with prayer
8)    Visit them again (discuss the resource)
9)    Upon their improvement, stay involved/helpful

All who are on the path to perfection shall regularly visit the bedsides of the sick (whether their sickness be in mind or body, whether they are believers or not).

The rich must visit the sick (personally, not by proxy). Voluntary ignorance of their condition is no excuse. The poor must visit them also. Even if they have no material goods to share, they may share Jesus! They may pray! The young can share their energy; the old, their wisdom. Both men and women have much to give in this ministry.

Since showing mercy is a means of grace, the rewards always outweigh the cost. It’s a matter of life or death.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

#elderlytvshows

Previously I posted my favorite #makeamoviecanadian

Today I'm posting my favorite #elderlytvshows

In no particular order...

That 70's Show (about people in their 70's)
Saved by the Life Alert Bell
How I Met Your Great Grandmother
How I Forgot Your Mother
Lost... Again
It's Always Sunny in Florida
Aching Bad
The Walking Deaf
The Walking Dead
So You think You Can Stand
So You think You Can Blanche
Different Stroke
Star Trek: I'll Tell You What's Wrong with the Next Generation
Whose Lane is it Anyway?
Whose Flat Line is it Anyway?
The Fresh Prince of Ear-Hair
Nursing Home Improvement
Battlestar Sciatica
Alzheimer's in the Family
Golden Gilmore Girls
Cardiac Arrested Development
Grandparent Hood
Call the Ambulance
The 100 Year Olds
Better Off Dead
Seinfell and He Can't Get Up
General Hospice
Days of Our Lives (are numbered)
All My Grandchildren
Facts of Life Support
The New Dentures of Old Christine
Curb Your Euthanasia
Mad About Euthanasia
Suddenly Snoozin
Switched at Death
Just Shoot Me Already
Law & Order D.N.R.
AARP in Cincinnati
Keeping up with the Cardiologist
Doctor Who?
Ugly Betty White
2 Stroke Girls
Decrepit Housewives
American Idle
Hip Busters
Saturday Night Still Alive
Monday Night Footbath
Grey-Haired Anatomy

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TSB3 Rules

General Rules: We will be using the original version of Tecmo Super Bowl, but with a combination of systems (including original NES & Wii). Competitors are free to make in-game changes (like to their starting lineup) but no out-of-game changes (like to their teams playbook). I am anticipating a turnout of 7-10 competitors. The following formats will be used depending on # of attendees:

If 4 show up then each player will pick 7 TSB teams (using a snake draft). Everyone will play everyone else (3 games). Then 1st place will play 4th place in a 3 game series (first to win 2). 2nd place will play 3rd place in a 3 game series as well. The winners will face each other in a 3 game series. Each player must use all their teams before re-using any teams.

If 5 show up then each player will pick 5 TSB teams (using a snake draft). Everyone will play everyone else (4 games). 5th place will play 4th place for the right to play 3rd place. The winner of that game will play 2nd place for the right to play 1st place (point differential will be used in case of ties). Each player may NOT use a team more than once. If a player runs out of teams, they must choose from un-drafted teams.

If 6 show up then each player will pick 4 TSB teams (using a snake draft). Everyone will play everyone else (5 games). No championship game will be necessary if 1 player sits alone at the top of the standings at the end. If there is a tie at the top of the standings, the top 2 teams (using point differential as a tie-breaker) will play for the championship. Each player may NOT use any of their teams more than twice during the tournament.

If 7 show up then each player will pick 4 TSB teams (using a snake draft). Everyone will play everyone else (6 games). No championship game will be necessary if 1 player sits alone at the top of the standings at the end. If there is a tie at the top of the standings, the top 2 teams (using point differential as a tie-breaker) will play for the championship. Each player may NOT use any of their teams more than twice during the tournament.

If 8 show up then each player will pick 3 TSB teams (using a snake draft). There will be 2 randomly selected divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (3 games). Players must use all 3 of their teams during this time. The top 2 teams from each division (point differential used to break ties) will make the playoffs (with division winners playing non division winners). Players must NOT use a team twice during the playoff.

If 9 show up then each player will pick 3 TSB teams (using a snake draft). There will be 3 randomly selected divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (2 games). Each division winner advances to the playoffs. In addition, one wild-card will be determined by record and then point differential. Seeding will be determined by record and then point differential as well. Players can NOT use a team more than twice during tournament.

If 10 show up then each player will pick 2 TSB teams (using a snake draft). There will be 2 randomly selected divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (4 games) during which each of their teams must be used twice. The top 2 teams from each division (using record and then point differential as the tie breaker if necessary) will make the playoffs (with division winners playing non division winners). Before the playoff, there will be a re-draft of TSB teams beginning with the top seed (based on record and then point differential) picking 1st in each round.   

Friday, January 02, 2015

Resolutions

My aim this year is to become more consistent in certain disciplines. My resolutions are based on Luke 2:52.

In Wisdom
* To continue to read daily
* Willingness to try new authors/genres

In Stature
* Eat breakfast, portion control on snacks
* Play more sports/go for walks or bike rides

In Favor with God
* Pray at start and end of day
* Fast Tue/Thur lunch

In Favor with People
* Be more aggressive in initiating contact w/friends
* Stop useless web browsing and play with daughters