And here it is already Friday…

Here it is already how time flies when you are…having fun (or not?)   Anyhow…hard to recap everything that has happened this week but let’s hit on the really important stuff!

Davis Cup Final got underway today in France.  Stan Wawrinka was truly Stan The Man for the Swiss, defeating J. Tsonga in four sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.  Dominating performance by Wawrinka.  Thank heavens as Roger Federer (ailing back and little practice) fell to G. Monfils in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.  It was tough to watch but one hopes things will turn tomorrow and Sunday for the Swiss and Roger.  One has to think coach S. Luthi will reconsider and put Wawrinka/Federer in to play the doubles tomorrow if Roger is up to the task.  Really want to see Switzerland win this Davis Cup title!

College Football Playoff Poll came out this Tuesday and the final four currently are: 1 Alabama, 2 Oregon, 3 FSU, 4 Miss State.  Not too bad a tumble for Miss State after the loss to Bama, from #1 to #4.  Still, after this weekend, something has to give as Bama will face Auburn in the Iron Bowl and Miss State will face Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl the following weekend.  (That is rivalry weekend in case any of you are confused!)  Waiting in the wings at this point…#5 TCU and #6 Ohio State.  This can all change afer this weekend of course.

Meanwhile, how about 18 Georgia Tech!  They are 9-2, off this weekend and resting before they head to Athens to face 10 UGA (clean, old fashioned hate) the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  A very special thanks to the North Carolina Tar Heels who demolished Duke last night, 45-20.  That loss gave GT the ACC Coastal Division title!!  Thank you UNC!  It also means they will likely play in the Orange Bowl.  They will play 3 FSU in Charlotte for the ACC Championship and if they win, they go for sure.  If they lose, and FSU remains in the top four, they should still represent the ACC in the Orange Bowl.  Great year for the Jackets!

In NBA action, LeBron and the Cavs are struggling a bit but Kobe and the Lakers have won two games in a row!  Hard to imagine that this is something to celebrate, but given the state of the Lakers last year and heading into this year, LA is happy.  Welcome back to action Nick Young!

Finally made it to the now open and renovated theater near me.  Very Nice!!  Very comfy leather reclining seats for one’s viewing pleasure. Check out the pic!  Saw Dumb and Dumber to.  Well, it was dumb and dumber.  Looking forward to Horrible Bosses 2 next week!theater1

Meanwhile, forgot to do my thing..plug my book Surviving “Paradise” by Susan Willoch Shaver (Wednesday thing!)  Check out the HOME page at this website for more info and the BUY THE BOOK option on the menu bar!  Also, a special thanks to the nice comment from an old classmate at the website on the Author Bio page!  Very kind!Surviving Paradise

So, TGIF and enjoy your weekend!  Some more great CFB in store for us tomorrow and also more action from France in the Davis Cup final.  GO SWISS!

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