Deadline: Midnight Friday, September 5th


football pickem contest 2013

Week 2 Games:

Alabama vs Florida Atlantic
Tennessee vs Arkansas State
Ole Miss vs Vanderbilt
Auburn vs San Jose State

Week 1 Winners:

1st: Sunita Puri

2nd: Christie Smith

Click HERE to submit your picks. (remember to include name and phone number) If your default e-mail client isn’t installed, send your picks to this address: tlowery@hiwaay.net

Join Toni & Gary every Monday to find out what four games will be on the block for the week. E-mail us your picks HERE. (remember to include name and phone number) If your default e-mail client isn’t installed, send your picks to this address: tlowery@hiwaay.net

Send in only the differentials in the scores not the actual scores, i.e. Alabama by 7 points.

Whoever gets closest to the average game differential will win $100 in cash from Bo Thomas, Thomas HVAC! The runner-up will get a $50 cash prize from Carey Rosenblum, Rosenblum Realty.

safe 2014GRAND PRIZE RETURNS THIS YEAR! At the end of the season, we will throw ALL entries into a horse trough and draw for a Champion Safe from John David Orr, Brooks Lock & Key! (Must reside in Tennessee Valley to win)

Each week’s games will be posted to this page no later than Tuesday morning. You have until midnight on the Friday before game day to get in your guesses. If one of the games picked is played on a Thursday, the deadline will be midnight on that Wednesday before the game.

Upon winning, prizes will be available on the following Friday at 9am, unless otherwise stated.

RULES:

Any one player has a chance to win one time per season. In the case of a tie breaker, the e-mail with the earliest time stamp will be the winner. Only one entry per person, please. If it comes to light that an entry has a better score than the announced winner, both parties will be notified.

Take a Gander at America’s Most Heavily Armed Counties


Maybe Texans don’t like guns as much as stereotypes have led us to believe.

A map, posted Saturday by Reddit user Ramesses_Deux, purports to show the 30 U.S. counties with the highest rates of gun-owning residents.

The state with the most gun-having counties appears to be a state that doesn’t have counties at all: Louisiana.

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Six Louisiana parishes rank in the top 30, with Idaho, Utah and Vermont also boasting healthy figures.

The list, per Ramesses_Deux:

Fairbanks borough, AK – 59.1%

Tooele County, UT – 59.1%

Nez Perce County, ID – 59.0%

Armstrong County, PA – 57.6%

Rapides Parish, LA – 52.8%

Teller County, CO – 52.3%

Darlington County, SC – 52.1%

Franklin County, VT – 51.7%

Randolph County, NC – 51.1%

Canyon County, ID – 50.9%

Anchorage Municipality, AK – 50.0%

Laramie County, WY – 49.6%

Davis County, UT – 48.8%

Yellowstone County, MT – 48.7%

Franklin County, PA – 48.5%

Pennington County, SD – 48.5%

Terrebonne Parish, LA – 47.9%

Ouachita Parish, LA – 47.6%

Florence County, SC – 47.6%

Orange County, VT – 47.0%

Calcasieu Parish, LA – 46.4%

Weber County, UT – 46.3%

Kanawha County, WV – 45.2%

Ada County, ID – 45.0%

Pulaski County, AR – 44.7%

Minnehaha County, SD – 44.7%

Westmoreland County, PA – 44.0%

Pinal County, AZ – 43.6%

St. Tammany Parish, LA – 42.5%

Caddo Parish, LA – 42.2%

As the original poster noted, the map is based on a City Data list of the top 101 U.S. counties by firearm ownership, but City Data does not give the source for the list’s information.

Reddit users were quick to note the unexpected results on the map.

“Not a single one is in Texas, that’s a surprise,” one user wrote.

The first Texas county on City Data’s list is Harris County at No. 73, where apparently just over 30 percent of residents have a home firearm.

Another Reddit user offered a theory for why Louisiana was so well-represented.

“Louisiana has a 2nd Amendment sales tax holiday, a weekend in which firearms, ammunition and, I believe, hunting supplies are tax free,” the user wrote. “As a former resident of Louisiana and gun owner I’m not surprised by the numbers, though I figured northern Louisiana would be better armed than the southern half of the state.”

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now


The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

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To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, America’s biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice.

Ed Henry: Why’s Obama Playing Golf When He Has No Strategy?


Check out this disgraceful (and grammatically incorrect) t-shirt people are wearing in Ferguson:


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Gutierrez: Give Legal Status So We Can Fight ISis


Obama On Dealing With ISIS: “We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet”