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Posted Friday, August 28, 2009 10:56 AM

Question about money - Seriously

So I just recently received some money from a Trust Fund that was set up for me when my mother passed away several years back.  It was about $20,000 that I received.

I put $10,000 in my checking account (just so I would have it there to pay off any bills that were outstanding and such) and $10,000 into my savings account.

What I'm wondering is if anyone out there has any advice as to whether I should put it into a short term CD, let it sit in savings, or maybe invest in some small stocks and see if I can double it short term.

Yes I know this is a gambling site, and I know I can put it towards the upcoming NFL season...that however is not an option at this point.  I have my gambling millions already set aside.

A co-worker of mine put $1000 into 5 separate stocks that were currently trading for less than $5 each...but had at one point in their life been up around $ there anyone out there that has tried something like this?  What would be the best way to approach such a thing?

Once again....all opinions will be welcome, and this is a serious question, so lets try and limit the hookers and gambling suggestions.

Posted Monday, July 06, 2009 01:22 PM

The NBA offseason so far

When was the last time you had EVERY top team improve and make a big time signing?  Looking back at most of the recent champions...they didn't make any major moves during the offseasons and basically just added a few bench and role players to help out and fill in any voids.  This offseason has been the complete opposite of that

Lakers ----- Ron Artest

Magic ------ Vince Carter

Cavs  ------- Shaquille O'Neal

Celtics ------ Rasheed Wallace

Simply amazing.  I love it.

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2009 07:17 AM

If the Celtics trade Rondo

It will be the worst decision in Danny Ainge's career.  He is a future all-star at the point guard position and showed this season that he has the ability to completely take over a game.  You can honestly say he is one of the best five point guards in the game today just about. 
The bigger question is....

Posted Monday, June 15, 2009 11:14 AM

Dwight Howard isn't close to being a great center

He's a big man that has no idea how to use his talent, and it's sad.  He has by far the most potential out of anyone in the league, however he has no idea how to play offense.  His defense isn't much, he can just jump through the building.  Not that he's in the right position all the time, he just is taller and can jump higher.  On offense, about 80% of his points come on dunks, or easy set up passes.

I would take quite a few others over him right now to start a team.

Posted Thursday, October 16, 2008 05:12 PM

The Johnson's NCAA Play - Thursday

OVERALL RECORD:  15-13-2 (+1.70 UNITS)
PARLAY RECORD:  1-1  (+1.30 UNITS)


NC STATE +11  (-110)

Main reason is the Thursday night home underdog theory, also Florida State has really struggled going to NC State the past couple of visits, and there always seems to be a couple of game in the middle of the season (especially when the Noles are on a decent start) where they choke and blow a big bowl game.  This is one of them.

Prediction:   NC State  23  Florida State 16

Posted Monday, July 21, 2008 11:24 PM


Posted Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:34 AM

The Johnson's NBA Finals Discussion

First of all, I would like to apologize for some of the outbursts I had during the game tonight.  The reason behind it is that basketball has long been my favorite sport.  The Celtics have always been my favorite team.  There are very few things that irritate me more than watching a game I love decided by middle aged white guys in sweatpants with whistles.  I have reffed basketball quite a bit in the past, know the rules inside and out, and understand very well that the best compliment a ref can possibly receive is when someone says...."I didn't even realize you were on the court".  So far in the playoffs, there have been very few instances of this  happening.

The NBA got EXACTLY what they wanted for the NBA Finals.  This is the equivalent of having a Cubs/Red Sox World Series in 2004.  It's East vs. West.  It's 14 championships vs. 16 championships.  Kobe vs. the New Big Three.  Magic vs. Bird.  Millions of other analogies can go in there as well.  They were the two best teams during the regular season, and there is nobody else that deserves to be there more than these two great teams. 

Since the NBA referees/officials/big wigs probably frequent these forums quite often based on their display so far this post-season, I will say this loud and clear.


Posted Friday, March 21, 2008 09:53 AM

The Johnson's Early games Parlay

Did alright yesterday. Hoping for another big day today!!

12:00 games......

Tennessee -20
    Too many offensive weapons for this team here.  They are going to be running all over the place and I don't see American having the experience or the depth to keep up.

Drake -4
    From what I saw from the Bulldogs in their conference tourney, this team is out to show that they are more of a major conference team than a mid-major.  Should be a double digit win over the Hilltoppers.

Drake/WKU  -140
    Drake has the 21st ranked defense in the NCAA this year, giving up only 60 points per game.  In the NCAA tourney scoring naturally goes down a little bit, so I look for both teams to struggle to reach 70 points.  I'm predicting a score of about 67-56 Drake.

Best of luck everyone!!

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:03 AM

Super Bowl XVII

I know it's been a little while, but I just had to write about this past season, Super Bowl 42, and the Patriots in general.  First of all I have to say that despite the fact that the Patriots lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl, this team easily has to go down as one of the 3 best teams of all-time.  What they were able to accomplish in the regular season and the first two rounds of the playoffs has never been done before, and the fashion in which they dismantled their opponents has also never been done before.  The 1972 Dolphins went undefeated.  We all know that.  We have heard about that constantly every time a team gets even close to double digit wins without a blemish.  But I looked at that season in depth, and while yes it was absolutely a phenomenal accomplishment, their schedule was average at best, they played a lot of close games, and they didn't have to go through 3 rounds of the playoffs.  There is no question in my mind that the New England Patriots going 16-0 in the regular season in this era of football is more impressive than the run of the 1972 Dolphins.  They broke every conceivable record on the offensive side of the ball.  Their defense was ranked in the Top 10 in several different categories, including 4th in Overall Defense.  Before the season started the big question was how well would Randy Moss fit into this team.  This team that has been at the pinnacle of success and sportsmanship for the bett... [More]


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