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Tom Herman, the NFL, Game of Thrones and banned ads: The bonus update for Nov. 25

Tom Herman's departure was all too familiar for one former Cougar player.

I was going to take today off, but there is too much happening. So this post is a little later than usual because a) I drank a lot yesterday and b) It has taken me this long to clean out all my Black Friday email offers. I don’t get Black Friday, but then again I don’t like shopping, either. Oh well. Shop away if that is your thing. Let’s get caught up:

What’s next for LSU? The Tigers crushed Texas A&M yesterday, leading players to stump for interim coach Ed Orgeron. But reports started emerging last night that LSU was close to hiring Tom Herman. If I were a betting man (and I am), those reports were leaked by Herman’s agents, who are trying to get assurances from Texas. That is what agents do. The reports surfaced in the wake of Jimbo Fisher reportedly spurning LSU to stay at Florida State.

The next few days will be very interesting. Remember, last year Herman was a “done deal” to South Carolina, and then Georgia. His agents are simply doing what agents do and trying to get the most for their client.

Gambling guide: Yes, we will post one shortly. Lots of opportunities in college football this weekend. Did not play anything on Thanksgiving (too busy drinking) but will have some plays later today.

NFL results: The Cowboys are no joke. This team is a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They held on to beat Washington 31-26. Make no mistake, the Redskins are a good football team. The Cowboys, however, have won 10 in a row. They might be a great football team. It’s time to admit these guys might be playing for it all in NRG Stadium in February…Texans fan got a boost when Andrew Luck was unable to play against the Steelers. It probably would not have mattered, since the Steelers would have housed the Colts anyway, but with Luck out, it was no contest. In the first game of the day, which was ugly, the Lions beat the Vikings 16-13.

Another Thrones update: We know there is Game of Thrones beer. Now there is Thrones wine.

An ad subtracted: Apparently, Britain has decided an ad for beans was too dangerous for the public.


Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.

~Erma Bombeck

1 Comment on Tom Herman, the NFL, Game of Thrones and banned ads: The bonus update for Nov. 25

  1. Always great reads and devious insight Fred! Keep up the good work!


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