What I Plan on Doing With My Powerball and Mega Millions Winnings

A lot of people say “money can’t buy you happiness”. Then again, people say a lot of dumb shit that isn’t true. Would that same idiot tell me that if they just won in the neighborhood of $1 billion? I didn’t think so, 1977.

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USA Today -A record-smashing Mega Millions prize could be awaiting a lucky winner when the multi-state lottery and Powerball kick off a two-day, $1 billion jackpot grab Tuesday night.

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently $654 million, just $2 million short of the lottery’s record. Powerball’s jackpot also represents: There is a top prize of at least $345 million on Wednesday. Both totals are expected to rise.

If you want all the Mega Millions money up front, the payout on $654 million is a paltry $372 million. You can cash out Powerball’s $345 million jackpot for $199 million.

There are two schools of thought here. Some people think you should use the annuity option because you’ll spend the winnings quicker than you think. Some people don’t trust the lottery system and would take the lump sum just to guarantee the cash and use their own methods to earn additional money on their winnings. I don’t trust the lottery, so I’m cashing the tickets out the second I see the numbers on the nightly news.

What will I do with my newfound fortune? Naturally I’ll do the standard things, like buy a nice plot of land with a house for each of my family members and friends. The people I don’t really like that much but would feel left out if I didn’t include them will get cars. One member of Milliron Sports will be left off that list, but I’ll let you decide who that is. Would you be a house or car person? Or would you be like Hungry the lucky fellow blogger/podcaster left out completely? I can already hear your pores spilling sweat all over your foreheads as you think back on whether you’ve been nice enough to me to earn a house or car. Don’t worry, there’s still time before the drawings to save your fate. The rest of the money would be spent on other things most people wouldn’t think of with their tiny, non-lottery winning brains. You know, things like :  Continue reading

I’ve Never Been Self Conscious About My Voice Until Today

Today was just like any other Sunday. I had some chili brewing in the slow-cooker while I was waiting on the early NFL games to start and I was already trying to decide which wall to punch a hole through if the Bengals decided to break my heart. The topic of Patrick Mahomes’ voice came up in the Mac Household so I did a Google search to see what gems were out there on the internet with voice-mashups and funny antidotes about the breakout QB’s extremely unique voice.

Pretty normal, tame stuff. No harm, no foul. Then I came across this head-scratcher:  Continue reading

Trade Deadline Passes Without Matt Harvey Being Dealt

When the Reds acquired Matt Harvey from the New York Mets in exchange for Devin Mesoraco in May, the assumption was they’d move him on or before the July 31st trade deadline. Harvey’s Mets career had come to an unceremonious end in New York and the Reds were willing to take a chance on the former All-Star and hope to get a nice return in a trade. Harvey is on an expiring contract and by all accounts he and his agent Scott Boras (ever heard of him?) plan on testing the free agent market in the off-season.

Everyone thought today was the day, but as 4PM struck, Matt Harvey was still a Red. And he and his teammates seem happy about it.  Continue reading

If This is the End, I’ll Miss You Matt Harvey

With the July 31st trade deadline looming, its very possible Saturday night was the last we’ll see of Matt Harvey in a Reds uniform*. To say the trade to bring Matt Harvey from New York was a success would be a major understatement. A lot of people scoffed at the idea and predicted he’d be unhappy in Cincinnati, leading to poor performance and clubhouse drama. In fact, the exact opposite has happened. By all accounts, Matt Harvey has been a valuable asset on and off the field. Other veterans on the team don’t want him to be traded, and that tells me all I need to know about Matt Harvey.  Continue reading

There Are Nasty Rumors About Me Being Spread, and I’d Like to Address Them

If you listened to last week’s Nati Boys episode, you know by now that I wasn’t part of the podcast ensemble because of a lovely beach vacation with my beautiful family. Chances are you stopped listening after that news was delivered within the first few minutes of the show and I can’t really blame you. Nobody wants to listen to a podcast hosted by a soccer fan, a Laker fan and Melissa McCarthy’s stunt double.  Continue reading

Despite My Best Efforts, Cincinnati Named Ohio’s Fittest City

Cincinnati.com – Cincinnati is the most fit city in Ohio and in the top 30 in the United States according to the newest American Fitness Index Ranking.

The rankings are done by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators.

Cincinnati snagged No. 29, which is 20 spots higher than the next closest Ohio city. 

No, that’s not a typo – it says “fittest”. I know, I had to double check the article myself. I’ve been doing everything in my power so far in 2018 to keep Cincinnati out of the rankings, but maybe I just didn’t try hard enough. I’ve been doing nothing but eating Skyline cheese coneys since we rang in the new year (I’m already halfway to my goal of 400 for the year, no big deal #ConeyWatch2018 #MacsConeyChallenge). I even quit my workout plan after one trip to the gym in mid-January. What else could I have done to keep this from happening?  Continue reading

Hungry Hungry Jefe: Skyline Chili Pizza

Welcome to another edition of Hungry Hungry Jefe, it has been a while but I am back and hungrier than ever. Going forward besides trying the latest and strangest in food items I find at various restaurants and stores, I am going to be trying recipes I find online that intrigue me and I will let you know if they are worth a try or not. Continue reading