After days off of writing Minnesota Morning I am back. The optimism and freshness of a new year were interrupted last week with health and life issues with those around me. Thankfully everyone is on a road to recovery of some sort.
Funny though how fast the enthusiasm of a “new year” can change in a moment.
I said that to one of my friends who was waiting on a test result and he said, “Dude, just because these first days have been rocky does not signal how the new year will be. It’s life, stuff happens anytime of the year. Who won the football game?”
And just like that things were back to normal...
Friday I wrote Is Best Buy In Trouble? and I received a number of DM’s on Twitter and email. Response was about 70-30 in support of the company and about 40/60 in support of senior management.
So far I do not see/hear any mass exodus from Best Buy but I do think there are some turbulent waters.
And this from Larry Downes at Forbes as a follow up to his article that started all of this The People vs. Best Buy, Round Two
Last week was jobs report week with numbers that were better than most predicted and I will write a recap of that tonight.
Also last week we had other reports:
ISM Index: better than last month and better than the consensus
Construction Spending: better than last month and better than the consensus
Factory Orders: better than last month but did not meet the consensus
ISM Services: better than last month but did not meet the consensus
Big picture: the U.S. economy continues to move forward at a slow pace.
LSU vs Alabama
Tonight ends the 2011 college football season (always a sad time for me) with a game that I am conflicted about.
I have been consistent with this as we almost had this issue a few years ago with Michigan and Ohio State. I just don’t think a #2 in a conference, or in this case a #3, should play for being #1 in the country.
I am picking the LSU Tigers to win. Not because of what I just said but because I think they are the better team. I am a SEC fan (much to the frustration of my Big Ten friends) so I guess I win either way.
That brings my bowl season record to 28-6.
Which gets me to tonight prediction of LSU to beat Alabama in the BCS Championship game.
Quick side note… interested in how this is big business? Check out this article BCS National Championship Game: LSU and Alabama ride money train to title matchup on the profits some college football programs are making.
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Full Moon photo from last night and one from a near Full Moon over Downtown Minneapolis
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