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Weekend Links – Rooting For the Underdogs Edition

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You may have heard, but there's going to be some new commercials coming on television tomorrow night. Rumor has it Fox will break them up with a football game. I'm not one to miss commercial, so I'll endure the football game.

As the title mentioned, I'll be rooting for the underdogs. Here are some of the underdogs I will support:
- A quarterback who was drafted in the 6th round (Tom Brady).
- A receiver who had to fight his way just to make the college team and went undrafted in the pros (Wes Welker - must read for sports fans)
- A defensive player who was undrafted and unwanted in Pittsburgh (Mike Vrabel)
- An undrafted professional wrestler (Stephen Neal)
- An 8th round draft pick possibly playing his last game after a career of star performance at offense, defense, and special team (Troy Brown).
One prediction from me, I don't think the game will be as close as Vegas expects... and Vegas doesn't expect it to be that close.

I'll finish this introduction by expressing what I hope will be my biggest disappointment of the week. Costco sells ready-bake pizzas in three varieties - pepperoni, meat lovers, and margarita (a weird tomato slice and Parmesan cheese topping). I'm sure all are wonderful. However, you need to offer a plain cheese pizza if you are planning a party.

Onto the links:

I wrote an article for Prosper.com's Blog. If I had written it here, it may have been one of my more popular articles. I wrote how to fight back against rising costs of living.

The Sun's Financial Diarty updates his passive income.

While Money Smart Life writes about term life insurance, Generation X Finance writes about disability insurance.

The Digerati Life writes about the simplest investment portfolio.

No Credit Needed reminds everyone (but I'll take it as personal advice) that personal finance requires a balance.

Ever wonder how to make 3 billion dollars in a year? Free Money Finance readers don't wonder that anymore.

I agree with Mighty Bargain Hunter, that it's best to grow up at your own pace. I'm still a kid.

Llama Money writes about a personal journey through financial ruin.

Posted on February 2, 2008.

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6 Responses to “Weekend Links – Rooting For the Underdogs Edition”

  1. Laura says:

    I hope to see a good game and some cool commercials. Have a great Sunday everybody!

  2. I just wanted to send my condolences. It might be small comfort, but they still had an amazing season!

  3. Joseph Sangl says:

    Sorry about the Patriots.

  4. guinness416 says:

    Well I made a nice chunk of change on this game – on the actual underdogs. Income doesn’t get much more passive than earned while stretched out on the sofa cheering!

  5. Alison says:

    Sorry Lazy Man…GO BIG BLUE

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