Amazon Kindle Drawing Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that I’m doing the drawing for the Amazon Kindle Jan 1, 2009. That’s tomorrow for those of you who don’t have a calendar handy.

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Note to Oprah – Stop Picking Nonfiction

An Apple a Day Makes for a Great Fake Memoir!

An Apple a Day Makes for a Great Fake Memoir!

I’m not blaming Oprah for endorsing authors who fake their memoirs because really, how much fact checking can you do when somebody makes claims about their own lives, but my advice to Oprah is to make her book club an all fiction book club. Just avoid the whole fact checking thing all together.

From ABC News: Is Oprah’s Golden Touch Tarnished?

In the interest of full disclosure, the Takers are not real creatures who devoured virtually everyone on the planet. There fact checking done! Now you’re free to pick my book, Oprah.

Third Round of Playoffs – Alabama vs. Buffalo

Not a college football expert in the country expected the Buffalo Bulls to make it this far. Their miracle play is exactly what makes the playoffs so exciting. The entire country seems to be Buffalo fans at the moment. Today they run head on into a team that is built on folklore and history. When you think of college football, you think of the University of Alabama. From the Bear to Saban, the University of Alabama plays hardnosed, fear-inducing football. The odds are stacked against the Bulls in this one, but then again, the odds have never been in their favor in these playoffs. No one is writing off Buffalo anymore. The Tide knows they are in for a fight.

Buffalo

Record: 10-5

Points per Game Margin (points for minus points against): +1.7

Most Points Scored in a Game: 43

Most Points Allowed in a Game: 42

RPI Power Ranking: 53

Conference Champion: Yes

Alabama

Record: 14-1

Points per Game Margin (points for minus points against): +18.15

Most Points Scored in a Game: 49

Most Points Allowed in a Game: 31

RPI Power Ranking: 9

Conference Champion: No

BUFFALO WINS!!!!!!

Voting closes on January 1, 2009

Third Round of Playoffs – Florida vs. Texas

The SEC Champions, Florida Gators take on the Longhorns from Texas in this powerhouse matchup. No big surprises here. Both teams are capable of scoring a lot of points. Both teams are lead by future NFL quarterbacks, and both teams are capable of bone crunching defensive performances. This one is a toss-up. A slight edge goes to Florida because they are playing in the swamp.

Florida

Record: 14-1

Points per Game Margin (points for minus points against): +32.31

Most Points Scored in a Game: 70

Most Points Allowed in a Game: 31

RPI Power Ranking: 1 (tie)

Conference Champion: Yes

Texas

Record: 13-1

Points per Game Margin (points for minus points against): +25.32

Most Points Scored in a Game: 56

Most Points Allowed in a Game: 39

RPI Power Ranking: 1 (tie)

Conference Champion: No

FLORIDA WINS!!!!!!

Voting closes January 1, 2009

Alabama and Florida Complete the Playoff Semifinals’ Picture

Alabama took advantage of USC’s inconsistent offense and advances to play the Cinderella team of the playoffs, the Buffalo Bulls. Buffalo took advantage of a mistake prone Penn State team in their quarterfinal game, and won by an impressive 10 point margin.

Florida had no problem with Ohio State in their quarterfinal matchup. The same can also be said of Texas’ win over Utah.

So our semis are set. Alabama will meet the most improbable team to make it this far, the Buffalo Bulls. While Florida and Texas will square off in the second semifinal game.

The games kick off tomorrow, and voting will be open until Jan 1.

Texas and Buffalo Advance

The Texas Longhorns and the Buffalo Bulls advance to semis in playoffs. Updates and highlights tomorrow!

I Got a Cool New Book Trailer for Christmas

Hope you are enjoying the holidays. It’s Christmas around my house, but whether it’s Hannakuh, Kwanzaa or whatever, I hope you’re blowing it out of the water. Here was one of my best Christmas gifts, a new book trailer. I’ll give more details after the holidays, but I couldn’t wait to show it off.