Sunday, November 28, 2010

Footbaal Pick'em Regular Season Over-Gird Up for the Bowl Season!

Week 13 is over. What have we learned- Cam is unstopable on the field-Steve Lemke 8-11 is rolling in Football Pick'em with his 4th weekly win. John Pless was second
7-11, yours truly 6-11, new player Austin Lemke and Graham Law 5-11,Mike Smith [last year's season winner was 4-11.
We will have our banquet at The Collegiate Grill Tuesday Dec. 7Th from 7:00-9:00.
It will be like the Heisman banquet but with better food.
We will give out many awards- we will mail yours if you can not attend.
BYOB [buy your own burger, USA Today has them the rated as BEST BURGER in Georgia! The Collegiate is open just for us as we have fun, give awards, and take donations for David Charlton, a 3 year old fighting Langhern's cell histicytosis which destroys the immune system. We will try and raise $2,000 for his family as they travel to Texas and to Emory for chemo and home health care needs.
Thanks for playing.
We will have a bowl edition at the banquet to give out.
To paraphrase Erk "Gird up one more time!"


Merry Christmas.
See you at the Christmas party/ banquet.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Learning Thanksgiving from General Grant?

Working in public schools, Chestatee High and Sardis Elementary this fall, students I find are still eager to get out for the Thanksgiving holiday. We received a full Thanksgiving week off this year. Two of our days were teacher furlough days, a sign of the economic times. This is a secular holiday established by religious people-Americans.
What has infected our country where we do not look to Providence as who blesses us, gives provision and strength. Many people do not look to the Lord for our blessings. A new aged influenced, embarrassed group of pseud-intellectuals seem embarrassed to acknowledge our country's dependence on the Father. We look to self and government.

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
A popular quote of supporting being selfish by Lao Tzu

We are doers we are told. People are no longer bond servants to the Lord, as Peter and Paul described themselves in their Apostleship. Notice all the leadership seminars sponsored by Christian ministries? How about some servanthood seminars?
Oh, we are all now so called "Christ followers" as possibility thinkers like taught at The Crystal Cathedral [now bankrupt]. We like to declare in OUR Independence. We can take or leave it. We are just following for now. No submission to Scripture or sitting under a pastor's authority. The word Christian, as the Apostolic fathers described themselves, is sooooo dated. We must redefine 2,000 years of tradition and get with it.
This Thanksgiving we still have too much of that "I did it myself" attitude.

Romans 5:6-8 disabuses Christians of these notions.
"6 For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!"

Here is a surprise to you. Let's look to that old "blue belly" Ulysses S. Grant.
He was a Yankee General, President victor and national hero. He looked to the Almighty and declares the time as His. Here is a text from President Grant's 1871 Thanksgiving proclamation.

"I therefore recommend that on Thursday, the 30th day of November next, the people meet in their respective places of worship, and there make the usual acknowledgments to Almighty God for the blessings he has conferred upon them; for their merciful exemption from evil, and invoke His protection and kindness for their less fortunate brethren whom, in His wisdom he has deemed it best to chastise.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this twenty-eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, and of the Independence of the Untied States of America the ninety-sixth."

By the President,

Ulysses S. Grant.

Thank you Lord for salvation than by no other way,
In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Football Pick'em Rivalry Week 13 "Gird Up And Mean IT!"

What have we learned this week?
Steve Lemke has won 3 weeks of Pick'em.
Cam Newton is undefeated and for now untouchable.
Should they, Auburn, change their name from Tigers to Cheatahs?
Got that joke out of mothballs from the Danny Ford Clemson Tiger era.
It's rivalry week.
Some of the big ones are on Friday and not on the menu.
This will end the regular season.
We will gird up for the bowl season special though.
Lets find out-can Auburn maintain it's wins and innocence?
Will PJ or CMR breath some fire into a series with some quotes?
Can Ole Miss rise up?
Let's pick hard fair and square.
Pray for the churches to preach the gospel.
Come to our Christmas Party at the Collegiate Grill where the Pick'em awards will be given. We of course will mail out to our out of town players.
Our party will raise money for a young 3 year old who has Langherns cell hysticytosis [a blood cancer]. Check my FaceBook for an invitation or address if you would like to send a love offering.

Let's have fun and give Thanks even for something fun and frivolous like football.

In Christ Alone!
Fletcher Law

1] South Carolina at Clemson- My Pick Chickens-but the Chicken curse is in remission and can show symptoms any time.
2] N.C. State at North Carolina- My Pick N.C. State, Who thought Tarheel football would have scandals?
3] Michigan State at Penn State- My Pick Sparty
4] Florida at Florida State- My Pick Seminoles in a shadow of previous games.
5] Michigan at Ohio State- My Pick Buckeyes, see above comment.
6] LSU at Arkansas- My Pick Tigers
7] Miss Stake at Ole Miss- My Pick MSU, Rebels sold their tradition out [mascot], and
soul [getting Masoli]. Do not think the University wants me to answer the phone when they call for money this year.
8] Wake Forest at Vandy- My pick Vandy. Is the brainiac bowl-toilet bowl-or just the least inspiring year end game of the year ever?
9] Notre Dame at USC- My pick USC
10] Oklahoma at Oklahoma State- My Pick Oklahoma State, one of the few hot rivalries on Saturday. Left Auburn at Bama of as they play on Friday.
11] Georgia Tech at Georgia- My Pick Georgia, have been to about 40 of 42 of these since 1968. This might be one of the weakest build ups ever for both teams. 2 years ago PJ is the toast of ATL. 4 Years ago Richt was one of the hottest coaches in the USA. Never thought this would be a "wait till next year" game for both sides.
Tiebreakers
#1 Tech passes for 100 yards against Georgia-yes or no- My pick yes
#2 Georgia rushes for 200 yards Saturday- yes or no, My Pick YES
#3 Total points of the Tech vs. Georgia game- My Pick 58 points

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Football Pick'em week 12-gird up your loins like a man and play!

Worn our. Went to Rocky Top and saw the Rebs not play. What did week 11 teach us. If you dance with the devil you lose.[Ole Miss and Masoli] If you dance with the devil you win-for now.[Auburn and Newton]. I am recovering from that Knoxville trip like Aaron Murray is from the multiple safe and legal hits from the fine scholar athletes that the Tigers and their fine and ethical athletic department produce. So much for editorial. Let's get it on.
Play hard fair and square like Christ modeled.
Pray for our churches to preach the gospel.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

1] NC State at North Carolina- My Pick NC State
2] West Virginia at Louisville- My pick West Virginia
3] Wisconsin at Michigan- My Pick Wisconsin
4] App State at Florida- My pick App State [Former RMA HC is now the DB Coach at App-GO MOUNTAINEERS!]
5] Duke at GT- My Pick- GT though this is a notorious slip game for Tech.
6] Illinois at Northwestern- My Pick NW, brainiacs get Zooked.
7] Virginia at Miami- My pick Virginia Tech
8] Ole Miss at LSU- My pick LSU- Nutt is supposed to be a motivator-you can not revive a heartless team.
9] Ohio State at Iowa- My pick Ohio State
10] Arkansas at Mississippi- My Pick Arkansas
11] Army at Notre Dame- my Pick Army
12] Tennessee at Vandy- My Pick Tennessee
13] Florida State at Maryland -My pick Maryland
14] Oklahoma at Baylor- My Pick Baylor
15] Nebraska at Texas A&M- My Pick TAMU
Tie Breakers
#1 Will Cam Newton be declare ineligible this week-yes or no? Yes
#2 Will Masoli start at QB for Ole Miss? No is the answer for a coach wanting to keep his job.
#3 Will Tech have an announced crowd of over 30,000-yes or no-My Pick NO

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Week 11 Football Pick'em, "Gird up your loins like a man" Job 38:3

What have we learned from week 10 headed into week 11? Steve Lemke knocked down his
2nd week championship 12-17. Mike, Ray and John went 11-17. Lewis and Pete 10-17.
Graham and Fletcher went 7-17. At least you can tell I am not cheating by my score.
New players still welcome. Thanks for the shout out and invite to new players on the Steve Lemke Facebook link. Lemke and Les Miles are to fortunate residents of Louisiana. Do not bet against them [FBPE- aka "The Loin" does not endorse gambling.]
As my old high school coach said in our pregame prayer "Play hard, fair and square like Your Son taught us."
Pray for our churches to preach the gospel.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

1] Iowa at Northwestern-My Pick Northwestern
2] Ole Miss at Tennessee-My Pick Ole Miss [I am going ther, let me know if you are, why you may ask? the leaves are changing late this year, not for great football.]
3] Miami at Georgia Tech-My Pick-Miami
4] Texas Tech at Oklahoma- My pick Texas Tubervilles.
5] Georgia at Auburn- My Pick Auburn [Wish I could go UGA but these ain't no Junkyard Dawgs in Athens]
6] Penn State at Ohio State- My Pick Ohio State
7] Texas A&M at Baylor- My pick hot Texas A&M
8] Virginia Tech at North Carolina- My Pick VT
9] South Carolina at Florida- My Pick South Carolina
10] Mississippi at Bama- My Pick Bama
11] Clemson at Florida State- My Pick Florida State
12] USC at Arizona- My Pick USC
13] Tulsa at Houston- My Pick Tulsa
14] Nevada at Fresno State My Pick Fresno State
Tiebreakers
#1 Will Cam Newton rush for 100 yds and pass for 100 yds vs. Georgia? My Pick yes
#2 South Carolina at Florida final score? My Pick 64
#3 Will Georgia score over 20 against Auburn? My Pick Yes