Draft Kings Week 1 Thursday Showdown

September 5, 2019 | Posted in The Randomness of Publishing | By

Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Season has finally arrived with a divisional NFC North game featuring Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers traveling to Chicago with Mitchell Trubisky leading a hungry Bears team. Are you going to play Thursday Night Showdown on Draft Kings? We are and you see our team.

All Important Captain Spot

We chose Trubisky ($17,400) because Green Bay’s defense is supposedly soft and Trubisky is playing at home. Stacking in a guaranteed prize pool game is a strategy and Trubisky, in our opinion, had a better stack than Rodgers, preferring to avoid the current coin toss of Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

We run a two QB team in showdown

Aaron Rodgers ($12,400) is 16-5 in his career against the Bears and we all remember last year when Rodgers returned from injury against the Bears, in the first game of the season for both teams in 2018, with the Packers prevailing However, we have to free up the salary cap, especially when the QB is our captain for the game, earning 1.5 fantasy points yet costing 1.5 More to roster. Trubisky is over looked as a potential captain.

Kickers free up money in showdown

Mason Crosby ($3,200) is a safe kicker play as the Chicago kicking game remains to be proven. Even if Trey Burton plays, Adam Shaheen ($400) offeres tremendous upside value and meets our goals for this week’s Thursday game.

Stacking the Chicago Run Game

Stacking, a strategy, offers some home run capability. David Montgomery ($8,200) will be heavily owned as many expect volume against a below average Packer defense. Speculation abounds regarding Tarik Cohen ($8,400) being less involved, leading to more optimism regarding Montgomery’s total touches. However, we’ll believe it when we see it. Last season, Cohen had six games with at least five carries and five receptions. Cohen had six or more receptions in six games. We’re gambling this is a 37.5% game for Cohen where he has at least ten touches with five receptions with a 5/16 chance Cohen scores a TD on a reception, from our captain. Good luck all.

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K/D Means Little in Call of Duty

February 10, 2019 | Posted in Video Games | By

26 Kills, 22 Deaths 5720 Score, Loss, 520 SPM
45 Kills, 15 Deaths, 5365 Score, Win, 490 SPM

Examine the two photos above. Game Mode Hardpoint. Now, make a judgment on the better player, i.e., who is better at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Surely you’re making your judgment on K/D because YOU think K/D is what makes YOU good at Call of Duty. 5720 score (RastaJay57) compared to 5365 score (scrub who Thinks he’s good because his K/D was 3.0. Bruh, you got outscored by nearly 400 points. How are you going to make a logical argument, in this particular game, you’re better than RastaJay57 when you were OutScored by 400 points? Call of Duty is about Score Per Minute and Win/Loss Ratio while K/D is what it is.

33 Kils, 24 Deaths, 5285 Score, Loss, 500 SPM
46 Kills, 15 Deaths, 4620 Score, 440 SPM

Examine these two photos above and ask yourself, “Which player is better at Call of Duty in this particular match?” The second photo is a good example of some kid playing an OBJ game and not playing the OBJ because he Thinks the 3.066 K/D is what makes him good at Call of Duty. Dude, you got outscored by 600 points, how in the world can you possibly, logically, think you’re better at Call of Duty based on this one particular match.

These two examples have my team losing which could be the deciding factor. However, 3.0666 K/D guy, your 22 seconds on the hill did Nothing to help your team win and you were outscored by a player with 12 less kills.

K/D means little, I contend K/D means Nothing. In this example, it means you, with your 3.066 K/D were never near the objective, you were simply playing an OBJ game because it’s easier to get a lot of kills.

I have literally hundreds of examples of how a superior K/D was outscored because RastaJay57 plays the OBJ and plays to win.

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Amazinglyleet Hardpoint Strategies

January 11, 2019 | Posted in Video Games | By

I’m Prestige 8, I’ve played approximately 1,100 games of Hardpoint, my SPM is 376 and my W/L is 1.42, all pug.

Someone on your ladder team has to run anchor in this game mode

I’m providing several videos of the different maps where I perform all three functions of winning a Hardpoint ladder match … anchoring, capturing and defending, and spawn control (slaying). You’re trying to climb the ladders as a rated player and you have to win this game mode.

The best class set up? I like the SG12 with Extended Magazines I and II plus Max Load with the Strobe Light operator mod. Pre-nerf, so fun to play for four prestige levels and post-nerf, it’s still OP’d. Ghosts, Black Ops 3, and WWII, I made master prestige playing shotgun, for the most part, mixed in with SMGs because of my hyper-erratic rushing play style.

Wut, you don’t have diamond?

Your Hardpoint team must effectively perform the three functions, especially anchor. There are times you’re anchoring and want to go capture the hardpoint but you have to wait until your team starts spawning in the desired location, preferably two teammates spawning.

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November 9, 2018 | Posted in The Randomness of Publishing | By

I dabble.  I work on Framing the photo opposed to lighting and all that jazz.  I’m not trying to win a Pulitzer … in photography … My website needs to be, should be, updated every single day.  A writer has to write.

I want to be writing about a municipality serving their resident’s unregulated groundwater for 30+ years but Nah.  I could be writing about NFL Football but Nah.

I’ll share a photo of Budapest.  A gothic city visited in September 2012.  You can visit the dungeon detaining the actual Count Dracula.  Drink in pubs from the 16th century.

And meet other wonderful travelers enjoying holidays.  I don’t think you’re ever too old to Hostel Europe for 95 days.

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EMP 44 Bubbling Brew, New CoD WWII SMG

October 3, 2018 | Posted in Video Games | By

Here’s some video on the new SMG, the EMP 44 Bubbling Brew.  I purchased the new weapon with my 100,000+ armory points because I’m master prestige 517.  353 SPM, 1.64 W/L, 1.16 K/D.  Yep, I’m terrible at CoD WWII.

I need to use a weapon for 1,000 kills before deciding if the weapon is good or not.  I don’t start making judgments until I’ve unlocked Advanced Rifling, Weapon Level 8 so I can run Quickdraw, Grip, and Advanced Rifling as attachments.  This video is the first time I used the EMP 44 with those three attachments.

A note on Hardpoint for you competitive players out there.  Your anchor should be watching this video for a clinic on running Hardpoint anchor on Sandbox,  Your team’s hardpoint bitch?  Expeditionary with two satchel charges to cover the pinch.  You’ll win more games.

I don’t play CoD WWII competitively because I’d rather make levels and win games.  I’ve played some 5,000 games of Hardpoint, I probably know more than you about the game mode.  This video and post are designed to both entertain and enlighten.

A note on making YouTube videos.  I could care less if you subscribe.  I care about hits.  My little channel you’ve never heard of has a 14,000 hit video and a 7,200 hit video plus several 1,500+ videos.  I care about hits because hits are legitimate.  I don’t really focus on editing; I merely upload ten minutes or so of gameplay.  Do you want to be a better Hardpoint anchor for your rated team?  Watch all ten minutes and how I flow the map for each hill.

The blog post is important because it adds legitimacy and I’m a writer who has to self-publish every once in a while.  I write for this dumb news outlet because it’s easy and I’m not as ashamed to share my work on their site because they’ve been working hard to improve their legitimacy.   You’re welcome.  Here are a couple of links to my work.



Links on my website make my website more legitimate and the tagged website more legitimate.  Hello Mr. Manfredi, you do a good job cleaning up USA site.  And you help me be a better writer.

I need about another 150 words.  500-word website posts with a video add legitimacy and Google is cracking down because we can’t have foreign agents using the world wide web subverting world governments.  Mr. Zuckerberg, your website is propagating divisive ideas, stereotypes, lies, the list goes on and on.  You have a higher standard to uphold on your website Mr. Zuckerberg.  You need to be more accountable.

422 words.  I’ve decided to play Red Dead Redemption II and make videos.  I’m gonna most likely sit Black Ops IIII out, at least until Red Dead bores me.  450 words, I’ve surpassed 2,000 characters, a video, and two links to other sites.

It’s about as legitimate as one can be on-line.

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CoD WWII Best Shotguns Ranked

April 22, 2018 | Posted in Video Games | By

I recently completed the diamond camouflage Multiplayer challenge for shotguns, unlocking diamond for all of them.  I thought I would offer an expert opinion, beyond that of a Master Prestige (currently) level 270, and the massive amount of time I’ve spent since November playing the most recent version of Call of Duty, on what I think are the best shotguns currently in the game.

Here’s my rank order of the best shotguns in CoD WWII.

#4 – Sawed Off Shotgun

The double barrell shotguns rank at the bottom for me because you get two shots and it’s pistol time because they load mighty slow.  Recommended attachments:  Steady Aim/Advanced Rifling/Incendiary Shells, the huge changes in the most recent patch included making the flaming OP’d shells an attachment rather than an Expeditionary Division ability.  I’ve been really enjoying Saboteur as Basic Training choice, been in love with throwing satchel charges, stun grenades, getting two of each and most importantly being able to resupply the equipment.

Click below to see game play utilizing the Sawed Off Shotgun.

#3 – Luftwaffe Drilling – I rank the Luftwaffe Drilling ahead of the sawed off shotgun because of range and an easier one shot one kill.  Both double barrel shotguns have the disadvantage of two shots before reload and although the sawed off shotgun loads faster, the Luftwaffe Drilling has incredible range, especially when married with advanced rifling as an attachment.  Recommended Attachments:  Steady Aim/Advanced Rifling/Incendiary Shells.

Click below to see game play with the Luftwaffe Drilling

#2 Toggle Action – An easy choice for second place and strong competition for first overall, especially with the April 17th huge patch change giving a default of three attachments.  It’s really fun to empty an entire 8 round clip into opponents comprising of incendiary shells, especially on a map like Shipment 1944 … if you can take the time to load them … The semiautomatic Toggle Action offers good range and accuracy and with Advanced Rifling as an attachment can offer two hit kills.  Recommended Attachments:  Steady Aim/Rapid Fire/Incendiary Shells

#1 – Combat Shotgun – An easy choice for me as the one shot one kills at devastating range when coupled with Advanced Rifling, Saboteur (satchel charge kills) is the #1 rage quitting class in the game.  It’s often my goal when I play against another Master Prestige player to make them rage quit.  It’s often my goal when playing against an organized team of 3, 4, even 5 opponents to make them rage quit.  This is the gun … when used with Saboteur and absolutely #Pro satchel charge that makes them quit.  Recommended Attachments:  Advanced Rifling/Steady Aim/Rapid Fire.

I hope you found this information useful and interesting.  I spend a lot of time playing this game, the retired life … and let’s face, a 45 year old Master Prestige (sometimes) wrecking kids with Shotgun, Expeditionary, Saboteur, and Satchel Charges should always be high value entertainment.


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