Ida’s on fire this week!

Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Elections come and go. Politicians rise and fall. Ida buys the news every day and sure, things change — they now quote people from a website called Twitter — but the so many things stay the same.

The age-old rifts sometimes seem as if they never go away. Perhaps that’s why our autumn oracle chooses the gridiron game, an everlasting sport of renewal, beauty, and yes, brutality.

Ida was sitting at a bar on a recent Sunday — she was back in Sheepshead Bay indefinitely — nursing a drink she did not divulge the contents of out of a mug. Only a fool would ask what it was.

She glanced toward the corner of the bar.

“Politics?” she said, nodding towards a man staring up a cable news station on TV, his eyes transfixed on the technicolor blaze as headlines crawled mindlessly across the bottom of the screen. “Football is a far better sport.”

Ida continued to sip at her mysterious drink, and offered up no further words or wisdom, saying only that the election, and its dueling candidates, with their glut of words, had damped her appetite for inspiration this week.

Ida’s picks:

Colts (-3), Falcons (-2.5), Lions (-2), Rams (12), Broncos (-3.5), Chargers (3), Dolphins (-6), Bills (11), Eagles (EVEN), Raiders (7), Chiefs (12.5),

Giants (-4.5) over Bengals.

“Giants are legitimate.”

Seahawks (-6.5) over Jets

“Don’t tell my son.”

Kryptonite pick of the week:

Bears (-1.5) over Texans

63–68–2 (Kryptonite: 4–5, last week: 10-4)

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow his Tweets at @from_where_isit.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Hey there, Brooklyn Daily reader!

Yes, you’re in the right place — Brooklyn Paper is the new online home of

So bookmark this page, and remember check it throughout the day for the latest stories from your neighborhood — and across this great borough of ours.