We are delighted that a good friend of The Wise Guise, Jeremy Wilson, has joined us to break down the first week of the NFL season. Jeremy has joined us before in several capacities in the past. He wrote our first ever guest piece on Jeremy Lin, he was the subject of his sister’s guest post on being on the kiss cam with a sibling, and he also is a part of our weekly College Football Roundtable. Below you’ll find some solid insight mixed with some humor as well. Let us know your week one winners and losers of week one in the comments section below! Read more
Well, the 2012 Presidential Election is less than two months away. Polling is a dead heat tie. (Check RealClearPolitics’ polling average between now and election for the aggregation of the most recent polls to let you know where the race currently stands.) The conventions are now over. (Check out my breakdowns of RNC Night #1 & RNC Night #2 if you missed them!) The final sprint to the finish has begun. However, the current state of the race and the strategies of both candidates and parties down the stretch are highly influenced by the campaign strategies of the last few months and the conventions the past two weeks. Only one thing is certain (as long as you don’t believe the pomp and circumstance on Facebook and Twitter from the cheerleaders on both sides): this race is far from over, either ticket could win, and it will likely come down to the wire. Buckle up! Here’s everything you need to know about the conventions, debates, and strategies moving forward…
This past weekend my lovely wife was out of town. Naturally, I did what most men left home alone for a weekend would do. I ate many more peanut butter sandwiches than I should have, watched about 15 episodes of 30 Rock, and bought beer I knew she would never let me buy otherwise. And it all was great.
I also deep cleaned the house and had dinner ready for her when she got back home. If you are a man and want to get in good with the lady in your life, do those two things. You will instantly become the man she fell in love with again, instead of just being the guy she shares a house with.
But this isn’t about me touting what a good husband I am. Read more
Check out part 1 and part 2 of last week if you missed them. If not, it’s time for some week 2 roundtable action including this weeks pick ‘em! Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I announce a return of the Netflix Streaming Suggestions series. The quasi popular demand was just overwhelming and I felt like I still just had so much to give. I’m just going to do three this week because I feel like they are three solid options. Read more
Well ladies and fellars, IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE! Please allow me to introduce myself as I understand that I am by far the oldest guest writer The Wise Guise has had. My name is Jerry Bobby and I am a proud native of Pidgeon Forge, TN. I was born on December 25, 1944, on a cold snowy night right outside of the barn on number seven at the old Gatlinburg Goonie Golf Course. My parents, Wilburn and Sissy, raised me as one of six children in God’s Country. I am blessed to have a beautiful wife named Betsy and I LOVE the Big Orange. When I’m not watching my Vols play, you can usually catch me up at Hardee’s eatin’ some of Ms. Brenda’s warm biscuits. Me and the boys are always there if you’re ever passing through! Read more
I plan on being in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this Saturday 45 minutes before the kick-off of the Ole Miss game against Central Arkansas. Those moments before the first game are some of the most fun moments, not just football moments, but any moments, of the year for me. At this point there is still that chance, albeit miniscule, that something miraculous could happen and our season could be a success. There is still hope before the season opener begins. Read more
Once the first night of the 2012 Republican National Convention was canceled, the large majority of the speakers I looked forward to landed on Tuesday night, Night #1. As I recapped the speeches of Mia Love, Ted Cruz, Artur Davis, Ann Romney, and Chris Christie in my RNC Night 1 Recap, I realized there were only a handful of speeches left that I was looking forward to. Night 1 was all about the GOP’s rising stars, young political leaders around our country who are the Republican Party of tomorrow. Statesmen and stateswomen of all colors and creeds. Night 1 was about the future of our party.
Night 2 brought us a lot of reflection from past standard-bearers and leaders in our party. But the night belonged to the two people that created the most buzz as potential Vice-Presidential picks.
If you missed Part 1 of our 2012 College Football Preview Roundtable, check it out before reading our conclusion, which includes quite the UT vs. Vandy fans battle AND our first week’s college pick ‘em. Read more
Have you seen tons of Facebook posts, Tweets, and news headlines about RNC 2012? Wondering who all these people are that are speaking? Wonder where they’ve been, what office they hold/are running for, and what their potential is on the national stage? Confused as to why people like me treat the Republican National Convention as one of THE GREAT every-four-year events right up there with the Olympics and the World Cup?
Odds are, unlike me, you didn’t block off your Tuesday night to watch PBS’s full, four-hour coverage of the first night of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Odds are, you don’t read political news all day, every day to learn who the rising stars on the political scene are. So that’s why I’m bringing you everything you need to know about last night’s speeches and speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention. Sit back, relax, get your American flag out, and dwell on freedom and opportunity. Here are the highlights… brought to you by the son of a public school teacher and FedEx employee! (If you watch many convention speeches, you’ll find everyone has to say who their parents are and what they did. If you want more details about mine, ask me about them sometime. They’re pretty great!)