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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Week 12 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, August 19, at 6:51 PM
A couple of updates going into this week. I have moved Virginia and Pennsylvania from the toss up states as Clinton has large enough leads at this point for them to be solidly in her corner. This could change, but right now they are no longer toss ups. Those states moving into the toss ups are Missouri and South Carolina. South Carolina is still iffy as a toss up state with just a few polls...

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Big Brother Week 8 Recap and Updates
Posted Thursday, August 18, at 2:45 PM

Unfortunately, the HOH competition from last week was not on feeds but it has been quite a week in the house. Victor won Head of Household for the second week in a row (and two out of three HOH). Immediately he and Paul agreed that now was the time to get either Paulie or Corey out. Victor has his sights on Paulie because Paulie backdoored Victor and got him evicted...

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Week 11 General Election Projection
Posted Thursday, August 11, at 11:28 PM

UPDATE I got home a day earlier than I thought I would and several polls were released on Friday and Saturday so this is a full update. --- I will not be in town this weekend so I am releasing my projection a day early. Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com...

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Big Brother Week 7 Recaps and Updates
Posted Thursday, August 11, at 12:22 PM

Paulie has been in control of the house for most of the season. It was originally Frank but after Da flipped the house on him, Paulie took over and since that point every player that has been voted out has been because of Paulie. This week could change all of that as Natalie (of all people) has started an insurrection in the house, but more on that later...

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Week 10 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, August 5, at 5:14 PM

In an effort to show where this race really is I have adjusted how I do the maps. The standard of percentages remains: anything under 5% is a lean, between 5 and 15% is likely and anything over 15% is safe. I am depending more on 538than other websites simply because they do include all polls. ...

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Big Brother Week 6 Recap and Update
Posted Thursday, August 4, at 3:25 PM

Now that I am back to the swing of things and fully back to watching the Big Brother feeds this week did have some suspense even with Frank gone on mostly lies by Da'Vonne, but it appears her stay in the house may be over. The feeds have been shut down for the rest of the day so we will not fully find out who is going home until tonight's show. It should be Da but things can and have changed on eviction day...

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Pre-Season NFL Rankings
Posted Sunday, July 31, at 12:31 PM

Today I enter into the NFL. I will admit freely that I am not a huge fan of the NFL. Honestly the only thing that keeps me watching is Fantasy Football. For most of my life I have not had a favorite team. I grew up initially with the St. Louis Cardinals but they moved to Phoenix. In the 90s my favorite city got another NFL team, the Rams. The Rams even won a Super Bowl with a backup QB...

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Pre-Season College Football Ranking
Posted Saturday, July 30, at 12:38 PM

Today I am releasing my first look at the college landscape a couple of months before the season begins. I will do my rankings different than what is commonly seen. Until late October I will not rank the teams I believe will make the playoff. So no matter how I have them posted until that time do not put too much stock into them they are unranked but teams I believe will make the playoff...

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Big Brother Week 5 Recap and Update
Posted Thursday, July 28, at 6:27 PM

I need to start this off with an apology. Over the last two weeks I have had my attention on other things. Last week was the Republican National Convention (coupled with a trip to Nebraska) and this week is the Democratic National Convention. Add all those together and I haven't watched a bit of Big Brother. I will get back on track starting tonight after Hillary's speech. So a quick update and then rankings...

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Big Brother Week 4 Recap and Update and Announcement
Posted Wednesday, July 20, at 12:10 PM

Tomorrow I am headed to Nebraska for some reunions and a concert. Since I will be out of town for the Thursday eviction show, the Friday fight back show for the first five eliminated and the Sunday recap show I am going to do my rankings and recaps early this week...

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Week 9 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, July 15, at 7:57 PM

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Big Brother Week 3 Recap and Update
Posted Thursday, July 14, at 4:26 PM

So this week has been a rollercoaster on the feeds. The only thing that is for sure is that the majority of the house now want Frank out of the house as his rough housing went to far with Da'Vonne. He threw his game off the rails but a couple of the house mates have helped but stretching the truth about what is going on. ...

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Week 8 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, July 8, at 10:19 PM

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com Several new polls in different states came out this week and a very clear trend is appearing. Trump is losing ground. In order for him to have a chance of beating Clinton he would at the very least need to pick up Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina and not loose any states...

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Big Brother Week 2 Recap and Update
Posted Thursday, July 7, at 11:07 AM

In the official second week of Big Brother a lot of changes have taken place. Tiffany somehow managed to go from completely under the radar to someone with a target placed squarely on her back. Essentially what caused this was Victor won the Roadkill challenge and put her on the block and she got super paranoid and was convinced that the 8-pack were going to evict. This was never their plan but with her actions it almost became the plan...

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Donald J. Trump is Dangerous for America
Posted Sunday, July 3, at 9:29 PM

I am really angry at the prospect of having one of the least qualified individuals become our next President. Donald J. Trump is simply a horrible little bully whose exploits may work on Fox News but hopefully the American people will see his 8th grade mentality...

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Week 7 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, July 1, at 7:45 PM

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com The only change in this week's map is that I have moved Georgia into the Likely Trump category. He continues to lead in the state and the last poll out had Trump up by nine. Nate Silver and the team at fivethirtyeight.com have shifted their focus onto the general election. ...

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Big Brother Week 1 Update
Posted Thursday, June 30, at 5:56 PM

In an effort to expand out what I write about and to make the name of my blog make a little more sense I am going to be writing several different blogs this summer and into the fall. Just to give you a brief round-up of when to expect new blogs every Thursday I will writer a blog on the previous week of CBS' Big Brother including what has happened on the show, who was evicted (will also update current blog with that info), who won Head of Household (HOH), who was nominated to be evicted, who won the secret HOH (cannot remember the name at this moment), who was nominated from that, who won Power of Veto (POV), and rankings.. ...

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Week 6 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, June 24, at 9:10 PM

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com A new week gives us a new state with a poll. This time around it is Utah. As you can see above, for the time being Utah is moving from a safe pickup for Trump a likely. The reason being is because there are now more polls for the state and it is proving, right now at least, to be much closer than the experts believe...

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Weeks 4&5 2016 General Election Projection
Posted Friday, June 17, at 8:11 PM

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com I have decided to change up the way I am doing the projections so you will notice some changes. In addition to using pollster.com for my projections I have now also added in rearclearpolitics.com. Once 538.com shifts their focus to the general election I will also use theirs in a combination to show the most exact (as possible) projection possible...

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How the Polls Performed Part 2 - Democrats
Posted Wednesday, June 8, at 2:51 PM

So, now that the Democratic Primaries have wrapped up it is time to look at how the polls performed on this side. The same questions have been brought up in both the Republican and Democratic primaries about whether the polls were a good predictor or not...

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