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Root, Root, Root Randoms


J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!

"... and Eric Bolling as Nipsey Russell!"

Fast Money
is featured in today's New York Times (NYT) business section including a front page picture of "regular panelists" Guy Adami and Eric "Admiral Bling" Bolling. You can click the link to see the whole article, entitled "The Brashness is Back in Money Talk, also on CNBC". In a special to, I'm also able to present an outtake publicity still from one of the early iterations of the show.

At the time we were striving for less "Brash" and more "Flamboyant Retro" as a vibe for the panel...`

(Left to Right): Guy Adami, Jeffmacke and Tim Strazzini clown around with
host Dylan Ratigan in an early, un-aired, version of Fast Money

"Game Over, Man"

Though the tape is holding up Ok in the face of this week's scheduled sell-off, the video game stocks are one of last quarter's winners finding a bit of an air pocket today with Electronic Arts (ERTS) and Activision (ATVI) down about 3% each.

From where I'm sitting (in a basement, on the couch with a TV my only illumination as I seek), the gamemakers are going to be subject to the execution of Sony (SNE) and their long-awaited roll-out of the PS3, scheduled for November. If Sony misses the date or if PS3's start spontaneously bursting into flames (aka: "pulling a Sony Battery") it's going to whack the stocks of the gamers, much the way Microsoft's (MSFT) bungled XBox360 launch smacked the game cos and retailers last Christmas.

I still like ERTS and Activision on pullbacks as I think some Sony skepticism may be in the stocks already but, given Sony's run of mess-ups lately, it's worth putting a delayed PS3 on the collective radar.

You ain't seen nothing like the Mighty Twins

I've got a line on tickets to the Yankees playoff games all the way through the post-season (read: "up until they get swept by the Twins next week").

What-d'ya suppose someone relatively shameless, like, say, Todd-O, would be willing to do for the chance to share such treasured items with me? Wearing a Kirby Puckett jersey for a couple weeks seems a small price to pay, doesn't it?

"Smile, Carolyn. There's justice" - Bud Fox

In the off-chance it seems unfair to long-time Yankee followers that a NY Newbie like me would be able to get Yankee tickets I'll offer that I became a die-hard fan of the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets yesterday.

It's the heartfelt depth and ardor of fandom which matters, not duration. And let me tell you something, any NFL team getting nine points at home has earned the right to be called Jeffmacke's Team. Yesterday, when the Jets took a 4-point lead on a kick-off return with just over 2 minutes left in the game I nearly wept tears of joy. I knew the Jets were still going to lose yet, there I was, pumping my fist and raising the number 1 like Joe-Willy Namath himself (to the slight concern of my 3 year old) in celebration of the Jets glorious ability to keep the game closer than had been expected by my book... er... by many people.

Surely I've earned the same rights to Yankees tickets as the born and bred New Yorkers after such a passionate display.

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