The Pursuit Of Leisure

100% correct, 50% of the time. A tongue in cheek look at culture both high and low.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Look

Hi all,

I have been eerily silent on this site for a long time. It was a strange but great summer that found me separated from my wife of 8 years (together for 12 years), a lot of travel (LA, Edinburgh, Dublin, Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria), a triumphant return to the world of coaching baseball (the inaugural season of the Inter-County Ottawa Fat Cats), a new career and a move to Toronto.

This blog will have all the usual stuff plus observations on living back in Toronto, world travel, a return to single life and the like. Stay tuned.

I also figured it is about time I came out of the blogging closet. My name is Dave Smyth. Nice to meet you.

RIP Sparky Anderson

I was sad today to hear of the passing of Sparky Anderson. I was fortunate enough to meet Sparky a couple of times and he was one of the nicest men I ever met.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

MLB Division Series

I am still in Dublin so no analysis. Sorry.

AL

Tampa over Texas in 4
NY over Minny in 5

NL

Philly over Cincy in 4
SF over Atlanta in 4

Sunday, October 03, 2010

NFL Week 4

Rough week last week. I am about to go hiking in the Scottish Highlands so I need to make this quick.

STEELERS -1.5 over Ravens
Broncos +6.5 over TITANS
Bengals -3 over BROWNS
PACKERS -14.5 over Lions
Panthers +3.5 over SAINTS
FALCONS -7 over 49ers
Seahawks -1 over RAMS
Jets -5.5 over BILLS
Colts -7 over JAGUARS
Texans -3 over RAIDERS
Cardinals +8 over CHARGERS
Redskins +5.5 over EAGLES
GIANTS -4 over Bears
Patriots -1 over DOLPHINS

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NFL Week 3

I am in the process of packing to move so I can't offer any commentary this week. And next week I am in Scotland so by week 5 I will have something to say. By then you know who is good and who isn't anyway.

GIANTS -3 over Titans
Steelers -2.5 over BUCS
RAVENS -10.5 over Browns
PATRIOTS -14.5 over Bills
SAINTS -4 over Falcons
CHIEFS +2.5 over 49ers
PANTHERS +3 over Bengals
Chargers-5.5 over SEAHAWKS
Redskins -3.5 over RAMS
Lions +11 over VIKINGS That's right I am picking them again.
TEXANS -3 over Cowboys
Colts -5.5 over BRONCOS
JAGS +3 over Eagles
CARDINALS -4.5 over Raiders
DOLPHINS -2 over Jets
Packers -3 over BEARS

Last Week: 8-7-1
Season: 18-13-1

Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL Week 2

For some reason I was having trouble posting my picks last week. You will have to believe me when I say I went 10-6.

PACKERS -13 over Bills
VIKINGS -5.5 over Dolphins
FALCONS -6.5 over Cardinals
Ravens -2.5 over BENGALS
Chiefs +2 over BROWNS
Bears +7.5 over COWBOYS
TITANS -5 over Steelers
LIONS +6.5 over Eagles That's right. I am betting on the Lions this year.
BRONCOS -3.5 over Seahawks
PANTHERS -3.5 over Bucs
CHARGERS -7 over Jaguars
Texans -3 over REDSKINS
RAIDERS -3.5 over Rams
COLTS -5 over Giants
Pats -3 over JETS
Saints -5 over 49ERS

Last Week: 10-6
Season: 10-6

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Thursday Nighter

I will do a full weekend picks tomorrow.

SAINTS over Vikings tonight.

Steelers over the Pack in the Super Bowl.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The PGA

I know Phil has a chance to become number 1 this week, and I think he will have a good week, but I don't see him winning.

With the links style layout of Whistling Straits I think Rory McIlroy wins his 1st Major. If not for the brutal weather conditions he had to play in round 2 of the British he would have won that. The way he is playing I have to go with him.

As for Tiger, I would be less if he missed the cut than if he had a top 10.