Mid November 2012 Favorite Blog Posts Comments38 Comments

So this weekend is shaping up to be a bit of a sports weekend.

Tonight there is a big UFC pay-per-view. Well it might be bigger in Canada since the main event features Georges St-Pierre. It’s his comeback fight after some injuries kept him out of action for a while. He’s got a lot to prove and has got to be pretty eager to reclaim his title. I just gotta figure out which pub to watch it at. There’s no way I’m paying $70 to watch the pay-per-view at home. Instead I can put that money entirely towards beer and pub food.

Then tomorrow is the BC Lions in the CFL Western Conference Semi-Final against the Calgary Stampeders. This year I’ve been following NFL more than ever, but CFL still holds a special place in my heart. Plus the Lions have been quite good for the last several years. That combined with a Calgary team on a hot streak and it should be a great game.

On the downside, the NHL lockout continues to drag on. It’s looking more and more like the entire season will be canceled. Thank you greedy millionaires and billionaires. I’m missing hockey enough that it might be time to hit up a junior game soon. Last time there was a lockout I jumped on the bandwagon for the local junior team. It’s nice to be able to watch some quality hockey for a fraction of the price.

Favorite Posts On Other Blogs

As usual on Saturday I like to share some of my favorite posts on other blogs. So if you’re looking to read some good content or just want to help out my friends with some social shares, check out these posts. You won’t be disappointed.

My Best Financial Tip on Canadian Budget Binder

Obesity in America: What It Costs Us on Eyes On The Dollar

How to Control Your Spending This Holiday Season on Money Smart Guides

Why I Don’t Think Hiding Your Spending is Such a Bad Thing on Mo Money Mo Houses

Loving Gestures to Make Her Feel Special – Everyday on Fearless Men

Are Large Companies Immune to the Fiscal Cliff? on Frugal Rules

Calculating the weighted average interest rate on your debt (and why I am not paying mine faster) on Reach Financial Independence

We’re Switching To Cash! (Our ‘A-Ha’ Moment Weekend) on Plunged In Debt

A Simple Black Friday Shopping Tip on Debt RoundUp

The transition to retirement on Retire Happy Blog

Essential Bankruptcy Facts on This That And The MBA

First Cruise Ship? 5 Big Ticket Items To Watch Out For on iHeart Budgets

Cripes. Nearly Our Entire Family Emergency Savings Got Gobbled Up on Broke-Ass Mommy

Anyone else planning on watching UFC tonight? Or is anyone else a fan of MMA?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 17 Nov 2012
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38 thoughts on “Mid November 2012 Favorite Blog Posts

  1. John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks much for the mention Jeremy. I used to watch UFC in college, but am not much of a fan of it now. I’ll be watching my college football team tonight, there having quite a season and are #1 in the country right now. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Jeremy

      It’s always more fun to root for your team when they’re doing well….not so fun when they’re doing horribly. With UFC I know some people stop watching once they get in a serious relationship and have kids. It’s definitely not for everyone.

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    1. Jeremy

      You Americans and your love for college sports ;) I can see how it would be exciting to follow the best young talent, but it would be frustrating having to learn new players so often.

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  2. Terry

    Good luck with tracking down a pub to view the big fight. That’s what I do too when I want to inexpensively view a good televised fight.

    Thanks for the mention.

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    1. Jeremy

      Well I had bad luck with finding a pub. I figured the pub within walking distance would have it on. Since we left it off too late there was no chance of getting in anywhere else. In the end I splurged to just watch it at home.

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    1. Jeremy

      It is a pretty smart system that they have all the college games on Saturday and most NFL on Sunday. Makes it easy for a football fan to watch maximum games.

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  3. Liquid

    I’ve noticed lots of attention being paid to junior teams and other sports as well because of the NHL lockout. But I think overall the net economic activity from sports fans still isn’t as big as with a full season of hockey in place. I’ve only watched a couple of UFC fights. With all their intensive training and workouts these fighters are probably some of the hardest working athletes I’ve ever seen.

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    1. Jeremy

      For sure, the NHL lockout would have economic repercussions, at least in Canada anyway. For most local games the pubs would be booming with people sticking around for a few hours to watch the whole game. Then there’s all the money spent by people watching the games live at the arenas. And yeah I definitely agree that UFC fighters work damn hard, especially compared to how much less they get paid than athletes in other sports.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’ve been watching it since the beginning although I watched it a lot less in recent years. That was because my girlfriend at the time would cringe even being in the same room when it was on.

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  4. John

    I’m psyched about the fight tonight too! GSP is going to win! Some buddies and I are watching it together and splitting the PPV cost. I remember the Condit vs Diaz fight for the Interim Champion belt….but I don’t think he’s GSP level yet. It should be good either way.

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      1. Jeremy

        Well it was a damn good fight…one of the best I remember seeing. So I’m glad I didn’t miss it. GSP is a pretty amazing fighter. Now I hope they can somehow get him to fight Silva. With the way they kept showing him during the fight, it seems like it’s bound to happen.

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    1. Jeremy

      I guess there is a lot more to it all than just pure numbers. They seem to be bargaining for all kinds of different contractual rights. The top dogs in the sport might not care as much, but for the lower end players it could be pretty important conditions.

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    1. Jeremy

      The extra interest in junior hockey is one benefit of the lockout. A lot of those teams don’t get much attention while the NHL is playing. I know I was happy to see the super series between Russia and Canada recently.

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  5. Brian

    I was just at a Giants game last night – you don’t realize how much hockey you’ve missed until you see it again! Good game too, Giants took it 4-3 in a shootout.

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    1. Jeremy

      Sounds like a great game. I was actually considering going to that game. Instead I’ll look into one sometime this week. The only downside is not really knowing all the players.

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  6. Chris @ Stumble Forward

    Not much of a UFC fan I always enjoy some college football on the weekend, especially when it’s Notre Dame. I’m a pretty huge Irish fan and this year they are undefeated.

    As for the NHL lockout I heard it ain’t good. Even the affiliate program behind the NHL is on hold, so if anyone is an affiliate with the NHL and promoting their stuff right it’s all on hold till they work things out.

    Anyways hope your your UFC fighter wins Jeremy.

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    1. Jeremy

      Wow didn’t realize the affiliate program would be on hold. You’d think they’d still want people buying merchandise, unless you mean the program to buy game streaming. My fighter did win in UFC, but it was a pretty close fight. It looked like he might lose during one part of the match.

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  7. Rose

    Fights were good last night. I had money on Condit though, lol…. And I bet my buddy bathroom cleaning….I shoulda stuck with $$$.

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      1. Rose

        Well. I thought maybe the time off didn’t help GSP, and I thought Condit was ready. Plus I was playing against Vegas odds. At least I don’t have to wear the maid uniform like in the original bet…. :)

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        1. Jeremy

          There was the chance that GSP would be rusty, but he also had so much more pressure to come back and win, especially in his hometown. I’m sure the person you were betting against is disappointed you won’t be wearing the maid uniform.

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    1. Jeremy

      Well it hasn’t grown too much lately. It’s been holding steady at 2-3 dozen each week. I’m content with that amount though. So I haven’t really made any kind of push to build upon that.

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  8. Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    I enjoy watching MMA but I can’t say that I’m a huge fan. I’m a much bigger college bball fan and NFL fan, and those take up enough of my time.

    In regards to the CFL, I played football with Jon Cornish at KU. We were both on the scout team freshman year and he was in our coach’s doghouse; frankly, I never thought he was going to get the chance to play because he screwed around so much and never took things seriously. For his sake, he finally got serious about football and became a stud.

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    1. Jeremy

      That’s crazy that you played with Cornish. He’s from here in BC and was one of the big reasons Calgary beat BC yesterday. He even set a record for the most rushing yards in one season in CFL history. He’s probably too small to ever make it in the NFL, but he is ripping it up in the CFL.

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