Tell me in February if my prediction is right.
What is your prediction anyway? How can we can tell if you are right or wrong?
They could turn off the lights to try to throw off the team with the momentum
The only close that counts is closeness to the point spread or totals. A 13 point lead by a team favored by 14 is real close. If it wins by that "wide" margin, it lost in a close one for its betting supporters.
But I suppose that someone who doesn't give a dang about the game might be unaware that more than a few people have a betting interest in the game.
Only a game that was already close could be nullified by one call of a dishonest official. So what would be the point?
I would say it's not really true that the people from New Jersey are that different from New Yorkers. It's the places that are different. People everywhere do what makes sense in the place where they live.Quote:
Originally Posted by nytimes.com
Here's some more information on the concerted efforts to ban pedestrians from the "public" streets by imposing fines for jaywalking:
"...One key turning point, according to Norton, came in 1923 in Cincinnati. Citizens’ anger over pedestrian deaths gave rise to a referendum drive. It gathered some 7,000 signatures in support of a rule that would have required all vehicles in the city to be fitted with speed governors limiting them to 25 miles per hour.
Local auto clubs and dealers recognized that cars would be a lot harder to sell if there was a cap on their speed. So they went into overdrive in their campaign against the initiative. They sent letters to every individual with a car in the city, saying that the rule would condemn the U.S. to the fate of China, which they painted as the world’s most backward nation. They even hired pretty women to invite men to head to the polls and vote against the rule. And the measure failed.
They also got Detroit involved. The automakers banded together to help fight the Cincinnati rule, according to Norton. “And they remained organized after that,” he says.
The industry lobbied to change the law, promoting the adoption of traffic statutes to supplant common law. The statutes were designed to restrict pedestrian use of the street and give primacy to cars. The idea of "jaywalking” – a concept that had not really existed prior to 1920 – was enshrined in law.
The current configuration of the American street, and the rules that govern it, are not the result of some inevitable organic process. "It’s more like a brawl," says Norton. "Where the strongest brawler wins"...
By Sarah Goodyear, from http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...ywalking/1837/
I stated in my prior response that the only way to bike to MetLife stadium was through Patterson Plank Road. Really folks, why would you drive or take the train to Rutherford New Jersey, then walk down Patterson Plank Road to the Stadium. It's not a short walk and there are no sidewalks so you will be walking on mud and grass. Then you have the entrance that goes into the stadium where you better RUN fast because there's no mud or grass to save you!