Friday, January 30, 2009

El Pad's Weekly Betting Forum

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Where I Stand :
Cash : $(942)
Picks : 51-52-2

I went for it all and got burned. Ed Reed didn't even dress. Flacco was dressed, but then got undressed by the defense of the Steelers. And now we are at the biggest day of them all.

As far as the game itself. It will be interesting to see if the Cardinals can get some things going on offense. I like Haley, I like the personnel he has to work with. If they can get up on Pitt early this will turn into a classic game. Cliche warning: If Arizona turns the ball over, early, like 1st quarter or 2nd possession it might get ugly. Because you can't play the Steelers from behind. You'll lose. Key to game, Cards must score first. TD. They need 7. Put some pressure on IRA Roth, then you can also be aggressive on defense. I believe this will happen so I'm taking the points. Gimme Arizona +7 over Steelers ($500). As History hangs in the balance so does my betting season. If the Cards win they'll get thier first, if the Steelers win they'd get thier record 6th. Steelers get their 6th, defense wins championships. Steelers 24 Cardinals 19.

Bookies say this, this day is the most profitable day of the year. Now, a close second is the first Thursday and Friday of March Madness games but that's slate of games. This is a spectacle. Everyone watches the Super Bowl. Most people bet on the Super Bowl, at least in some way or form. So take a look at all these beautiful prop bets. My action is in bold with comments.

My total risk is $1215, but I can win like a million is all hit. Proceed with caution.

2009 SUPERBOWL XLIII PROPS

TOTAL POINTS SCORED BY
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
STEELERS TOTAL POINTS o27-110
STEELERS TOTAL POINTS u27-120


TOTAL POINTS SCORED BY
ARIZONA CARDINALS
CARDINALS TOTAL POINTS o20-135
CARDINALS TOTAL POINTS u20+105


TEAM TO SCORE FIRST
STEELERS TO SCR 1ST -140
CARDINALS TO SCR 1ST +110

(Cards score first, $100)

TEAM TO SCORE LAST
STEELERS TO SCR LAST -125
CARDINALS TO SCR LAST -105


WILL THE TEAM THAT SCORES FIRST WIN THE GAME?
TEAM TO SCR 1ST WILL WIN GAME -200
TEAM TO SCR 1ST WON’T WIN GAME +160

(Gimme this for 100 to win 160)

WILL THERE BE A SCORE IN THE FIRST
7½ MINUTES OF THE GAME?
PIT/ARI YES SCR 1ST 7½ MIN -170
PIT/ARI NO SCR 1ST 7½ MIN +140


WILL THERE BE A SCORE IN THE LAST
2 MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF?
PIT/ARI YES SCR LAST 2 MIN 1H -240
PIT/ARI NO SCR LAST 2 MIN 1H +190


WILL EITHER TEAM SCORE 3 CONSECUTIVE TIMES?
(W/OUT THE OTHER TEAM SCORING)
*-* PAT/CONVERSIONS DO NOT COUNT *-*
PIT/ARI YES 3 UNANSWERED SCRS -200
PIT/ARI NO 3 UNANSWERED SCRS +160


WILL THERE BE A SUCCESSFUL 2-POINT CONVERSION?
PIT/ARI YES 2 PT CONVERSION +425
PIT/ARI NO 2 PT CONVERSION -650
(Yes, $10 to win $42.50. AZ may be down and need to convert)

WILL THERE BE A SAFETY?
PIT/ARI YES SAFETY +600
PIT/ARI NO SAFETY -1000

(Yes, $10 to win $60. Warner holds the ball, Harrison is a beast)

WILL THERE BE A DEFENSIVE OR SPECIAL
TEAMS TOUCHDOWN?
PIT/ARI YES DEF/SPCL TEAMS TD +145
PIT/ARI NO DEF/SPCL TEAMS TD -175


WILL THE GAME GO INTO OVERTIME?
PIT/ARI YES OVERTIME +800
PIT/ARI NO OVERTIME -1300

($5 to win $80, just cause the odds are great)

WHAT WILL THE FIRST SCORE OF THE GAME BE:
A TOUCHDOWN OR A FIELD GOAL/SAFETY?
PIT/ARI 1ST SCR TD -170
PIT/ARI 1ST SCR FG/SAFETY +140


WHICH TEAM WILL KICK-OFF FIRST?
STEELERS TO KICK-OFF 1ST
CARDINALS TO KICK-OFF 1ST


WHICH TEAM WILL SCORE LAST IN THE FIRST HALF?
STEELERS TO SCR LAST IN 1H -135
CARDINALS TO SCR LAST IN 1H +105


WHICH TEAM WILL MAKE MORE FIELD GOALS?
STEELERS TO MAKE MORE FG’S -125
CARDINALS TO MAKE MORE FG’S -105


TOTAL FUMBLES BY
BOTH TEAMS COMBINED (PIT/ARI)
PIT/ARI TOTAL FUMBLES o1½+105
PIT/ARI TOTAL FUMBLES u1½-135


TOTAL SACKS BY
BOTH TEAMS COMBINED (PIT/ARI)
PIT/ARI TOTAL SACKS o5½EV
PIT/ARI TOTAL SACKS u5½-130


TOTAL FIELD GOALS MADE BY
BOTH TEAMS COMBINED (PIT/ARI)
PIT/ARI TOTAL FG’S MADE o3½+135
PIT/ARI TOTAL FG’S MADE u3½-165

(Over, $50)

TOTAL PASS COMPLETIONS BY
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
STEELERS COMPLETIONS o18½+110
STEELERS COMPLETIONS u18½-140


TOTAL PASS COMPLETIONS BY
ARIZONA CARDINALS
CARDINALS COMPLETIONS o23½-115
CARDINALS COMPLETIONS u23½-115


TOTAL PASSING YARDS BY
BEN ROETHLISBERGER (PIT)
ROETHLISBERGER PASS YARDS o230½-115
ROETHLISBERGER PASS YARDS u230½-115


WILL BEN ROETHLISBERGER (PIT) THROW
AN INTERCEPTION?
ROETHLISBERGER WILL THROW INT -145
ROETHLISBERGER WON`T THROW INT +115


TOTAL PASSING YARDS BY
KURT WARNER (ARI)
K WARNER PASS YARDS o259½-135
K WARNER PASS YARDS u259½+105


WILL KURT WARNER (ARI) THROW AN INTERCEPTION?
K WARNER WILL THROW INT -220
K WARNER WON`T THROW INT +170


TOTAL RUSHING ATTEMPTS BY
WILLIE PARKER (PIT)
W PARKER RUSH ATTEMPTS o20½-145
W PARKER RUSH ATTEMPTS u20½+115


TOTAL RUSHING YARDS BY
WILLIE PARKER (PIT)
W PARKER RUSH YARDS o80½-115
W PARKER RUSH YARDS u80½-115

(Over, WP will be putting in work son, $50)

TOTAL RUSHING ATTEMPTS BY
EDGERRIN JAMES (ARI)
E JAMES RUSH ATTEMPTS o12½-120
E JAMES RUSH ATTEMPTS u12½-110


TOTAL RUSHING YARDS BY
EDGERRIN JAMES (ARI)
E JAMES RUSH YARDS o42½-130
E JAMES RUSH YARDS u42½EV


TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
SANTONIO HOLMES (PIT)
S HOLMES RECEPTIONS o3½-125
S HOLMES RECEPTIONS u3½-105


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
SANTONIO HOLMES (PIT)
S HOLMES RCVING YARDS o60½-110
S HOLMES RCVING YARDS u60½-120


TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
HINES WARD (PIT)
H WARD RECEPTIONS o5+105
H WARD RECEPTIONS u5-135


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
HINES WARD (PIT)
H WARD RCVING YARDS o65½-115
H WARD RCVING YARDS u65½-115


TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
NATE WASHINGTON (PIT)
N WASHINGTON RECEPTIONS o3+110
N WASHINGTON RECEPTIONS u3-140


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
NATE WASHINGTON (PIT)
N WASHINGTON RCVING YARDS o35½-110
N WASHINGTON RCVING YARDS u35½-120

(over $100, slot guys always do well in SB's)

TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
LARRY FITZGERALD (ARI)
L FITZGERALD RECEPTIONS o6½-125
L FITZGERALD RECEPTIONS u6½-105


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
LARRY FITZGERALD (ARI)
L FITZGERALD RCVING YARDS o95½-115
L FITZGERALD RCVING YARDS u95½-115


WILL LARRY FITZGERALD (ARI) SCORE A TOUCHDOWN?
L FITZGERALD WILL SCR TD -130
L FITZGERALD WON`T SCR TD EV


TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
ANQUAN BOLDIN (ARI)
A BOLDIN RECEPTIONS o5½-130
A BOLDIN RECEPTIONS u5½EV


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
ANQUAN BOLDIN (ARI)
A BOLDIN RCVING YARDS o68½-125
A BOLDIN RCVING YARDS u68½-105


TOTAL PASS RECEPTIONS BY
STEVE BREASTON (ARI)
S BREASTON RECEPTIONS o3½-105
S BREASTON RECEPTIONS u3½-125


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS BY
STEVE BREASTON (ARI)
S BREASTON RCVING YARDS o40½-115
S BREASTON RCVING YARDS u40½-115


SUPER BOWL XLIII - GAME PROPS -
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS ARIZONA CARDINALS
- COIN TOSS -
HEADS -115
TAILS -115

(Tails never fails, $500)

TEAM TO WIN THE COIN TOSS
STEELERS TO WIN COIN TOSS -115
CARDS TO WIN COIN TOSS -115

SUPERBOWL XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
*-* ALL WAGERS ARE ACTION *-*

SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS ANY OTHER TD +1500
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS FIELD GOAL +275
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS SAFETY +3500
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS TD PASS +250
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS TD RUN +500
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY STEELERS ANY OTHER TD +1000
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY STEELERS FIELD GOAL +225
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY STEELERS SAFETY +3000
SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY STEELERS TD PASS +300

SB XLIII - FIRST SCORING PLAY STEELERS TD RUN +350
($50 on the pass, $25 on the run)


SUPERBOWL XLIII - LAST SCORING PLAY SB XLIII - LAST SCORING PLAY
SUPER BOWL XLIII - LAST SCORING PLAY OF THE GAME
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
LAST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS ANY OTHER TD +1750
LAST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS FIELD GOAL +350
LAST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS SAFETY +3500
LAST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS TD PASS +200
LAST SCORING PLAY CARDINALS TD RUN +700
LAST SCORING PLAY STEELERS ANY OTHER TD +700
LAST SCORING PLAY STEELERS FIELD GOAL +200
LAST SCORING PLAY STEELERS SAFETY +2000
LAST SCORING PLAY STEELERS TD PASS +350
LAST SCORING PLAY STEELERS TD RUN +300

SUPERBOWL XLIII - PLAYER TO SCORE FIRST TD Cut Off # Type Description Odds
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
*-* ALL WAGERS ARE ACTION *-*
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD W PARKER +450
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD L FITZGERALD +400
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD E JAMES +900
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD S HOLMES +650
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD H WARD +650
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD A BOLDIN +650
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD T HIGHTOWER +1200
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD S BREASTON +1200
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD B ROETHLISBERGER +1750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD K WARNER +1750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD N WASHINGTON +1200
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD M MOORE +3000
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD L POPE +1750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD H MILLER +900
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD JJ ARRINGTON +1750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD J URBAN +1825
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD L SWEED +1800
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD G RUSSELL +1650
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD FIELD (ANY OTHER PLAYER) +500
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR 1ST TD NO TD SCORED +3000


SUPERBOWL XLIII - PLAYER TO SCORE LAST TD
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD

ARIZONA CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
*-* ALL WAGERS ARE ACTION *-*
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD ANQUAN BOLDIN (ARI) +800
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD BEN ROETHLISBERGER (PIT) +1750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD CAREY DAVIS (PIT) +2500
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD EDGERRIN JAMES (ARI) +1250
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD GARY RUSSELL (PIT) +1200
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD HEATH MILLER (PIT) +700
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD HINES WARD (PIT) +500
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD JJ ARRINGTON (ARI) +1250
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD JERHEME URBAN (ARI) +1250
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD KURT WARNER (ARI) +1250
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD LARRY FITZGERALD (ARI) +375
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD LEONARD POPE (ARI) +1250
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD MEWELDE MOORE (PIT) +2750
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD NATE WASHINGTON (PIT) +1000
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD SANTONIO HOLMES (PIT) +600
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD STEVE BREASTON (ARI) +1000
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD TIM HIGHTOWER (ARI) +1000
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD WILLIE PARKER (PIT) +400
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD FIELD (ANY OTHER PLAYER) +350
SB XLIII - PLAYER TO SCR LAST TD NO TD SCORED +3000
(Heath will catch the go ahead score, I say $10 to win $70)

SUPERBOWL XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RESULT

SB XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RSLT
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
*-* ALL WAGERS ARE ACTION *-*

SB XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RSLT CARDINALS SCR 1ST & LOSES GAME +155
SB XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RSLT CARDINALS SCR 1ST & WINS GAME +325
SB XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RSLT STEELERS SCR 1ST & LOSES GAME +350
SB XLIII - TEAM TO SCR 1ST VS FINAL RSLT STEELERS SCR 1ST & WINS GAME -120

SUPERBOWL XLIII - 1ST HALF & GAME WINNER
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER 1H CARDINALS/GAME STEELERS +250
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER 1H STEELERS/GAME CARDINALS +700
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER 1H TIE/GAME CARDINALS +1000
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER 1H TIE/GAME STEELERS +600
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER CARDINALS WIN 1H & GAME +350
SB XLIII - 1ST HALF WINNER/GAME WINNER STEELERS WIN 1H & GAME -180

SUPERBOWL XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER Cut Off # Type Description Odds
SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER
(OVERTIME IS NOT PART OF THE 4TH QUARTER)
(IF 2/MORE QTRS TIE.1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q WILL BE A LOSS)

SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER 1ST QUARTER +200
SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER 2ND QUARTER +150
SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER 3RD QUARTER +250
SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER 4TH QUARTER +175
SB XLIII - HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER TIE (2 OR MORE QUARTERS) +300

SUPERBOWL XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY SB XLIII -

MARGIN OF VICTORY
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 01-03 PTS +400
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 04-07 PTS +600
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 08-11 PTS +1100
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 12-15 PTS +1700
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 16-19 PTS +3000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 20-23 PTS +3500
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 24-27 PTS +5000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 28-31 PTS +5000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 32-35 PTS +5000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 36-39 PTS +7000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY CARDS WIN BY 40 OR MORE POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 01-03 PTS +350
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 04-07 PTS +300
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 08-11 PTS +350
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 12-15 PTS +400
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 16-19 PTS +800
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 20-23 PTS +1000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 24-27 PTS +1000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 28-31 PTS +1275
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 32-35 PTS +2000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 36-39 PTS +3000
SB XLIII - MARGIN OF VICTORY STEELERS WIN BY 40 OR MORE POINTS +3000
(I say 24-19, that's 5. Puttin $50 on that)


SUPERBOWL XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCOREDSUPER BOWL XLIII-TOTAL POINTS SCORED BY BOTH TEAMS
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 00-07 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 08-14 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 15-20 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 21-25 POINTS +1000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 26-30 POINTS +700
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 31-35 POINTS +500
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 36-40 POINTS +350
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 41-45 POINTS +275
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 46-50 POINTS +275
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 51-55 POINTS +350
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 56-60 POINTS +500
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 61-65 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 66-70 POINTS +1150
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 71-75 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 76-80 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL POINTS SCORED 81 OR MORE POINTS +2000
($25 on the bold item)

SUPERBOWL XLIII - TOTAL POINTS BY THE CARDINALS SB XLIII -

TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 00 POINTS +1750
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 02 POINTS +15000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 03 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 04 POINTS +20000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 05 POINTS +15000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 06 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 07 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 08 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 09 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 10 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 11 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 12 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 13 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 14 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 15 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 16 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 17 POINTS +700
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 18 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 19 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 20 POINTS +600
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 21 POINTS +600
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 22 POINTS +2500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 23 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 24 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 25 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 26 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 27 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 28 POINTS +1000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 29 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 30 POINTS +1750
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 31 POINTS +1150
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 32 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 33 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 34 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 35 POINTS +1750
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 36 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 37 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 38 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 39 POINTS +8500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 40 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 41 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 42 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 43 POINTS +8500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 44 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 45 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 46 POINTS +10000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 47 POINTS +9000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 48 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 49 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY CARDINALS 50 OR MORE POINTS +3000
($10 on the bolded items)


SUPERBOWL XLIII - TOTAL POINTS BY THE STEELERS
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 00 POINTS +10000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 02 POINTS +20000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 03 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 04 POINTS +20000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 05 POINTS +15000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 06 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 07 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 08 POINTS +9000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 09 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 10 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 11 POINTS +9000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 12 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 13 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 14 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 15 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 16 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 17 POINTS +1150
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 18 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 19 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 20 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 21 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 22 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 23 POINTS +1000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 24 POINTS +700
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 25 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 26 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 27 POINTS +600
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 28 POINTS +700
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 29 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 30 POINTS +1000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 31 POINTS +700
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 32 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 33 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 34 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 35 POINTS +800
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 36 POINTS +3000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 37 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 38 POINTS +1250
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 39 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 40 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 41 POINTS +1750
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 42 POINTS +2000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 43 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 44 POINTS +5000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 45 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 46 POINTS +9000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 47 POINTS +7000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 48 POINTS +4000
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 49 POINTS +3500
SB XLIII - TOTAL PTS SCORED BY STEELERS 50 OR MORE POINTS +1750
($10 on the bolded items)


SUPERBOWL XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME

SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME ADRIAN WILSON (ARI) +3500
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME ANQUAN BOLDIN (ARI) +950
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME BEN ROETHLISBERGER (PIT) +150
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE (ARI) +3000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME EDGERRIN JAMES (ARI) +1000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME HEATH MILLER (PIT) +2000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME HINES WARD (PIT) +1000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME JAMES FARRIOR (PIT) +2000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME JAMES HARRISON (PIT) +2000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME KARLOS DANSBY (ARI) +3550
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME KURT WARNER (ARI) +200
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME LARRY FITZGERALD (ARI) +350
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME NATE WASHINGTON (PIT) +3000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME SANTONIO HOLMES (PIT) +1000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME STEVE BREASTON (ARI) +3000
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME TIM HIGHTOWER (ARI) +1550
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME TROY POLAMALU (PIT) +650
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME WILLIE PARKER (PIT) +500
SB XLIII - MVP OF THE GAME FIELD (ANY OTHER PLAYER) +600

($10 on each of the bolded items, I love Harrison)

Weekend advice: Enjoy the Super Bowl

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Maybe

Maybe next week I'll write something worthwhile.

For today you get a list of notable basketball players that attended the same high school as me and where they played/are playing.

Courtney Lee (Orlando Magic, Western Kentucky)
Robert Vaden (UAB, IU)
Jeff Teague (Wake Forest)
Justin Cage (Xavier)
Chris Thomas (Notre Dame)
David Teague (Purdue)
Rodney Smith (Purdue)

Thomas, Cage and David play in Europe and Vaden and Jeff have a shot at being drafted.

Fun, right?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you...

Jeebus, I gotta right* a post?

I've been busy. I bought a condo. So now it's officially Defcon 1 over here. I gotta close escrow. I gotta pack all of my crap and move. It sucks. And I have a whole laundry list of other stuff to do that doesn't involve moving. I was planning on taking some time off to do all of that, but now I'm involved in a major project at work, so that's probably not gonna happen. So, as a result, I haven't been reading comments, so if any of this is cumfastery, you can bite me.

RE: Tem's UFC picks. Again, I gotta go the other way on the Clay Guida / Nate Diaz fight. Guida is OH-VER-RATED. Diaz is shifty. He can be losing the fight bigtime and then roll you into a submission. His Ju-Jitsu is THAT good. He's a meathead like his brother, but he doesn't have the quit in him like his brother does. That GSP/BJ fight is a coin flip. I want to say GSP, because he looks unstoppable, but it's BJ freakin' Penn. I would not want to be a Vegas oddsmaker on this one. Bodogg has GSP -175. If I was in Vegas, I'd put $50 on Penn just for fun. It should be a very good fight.

This Chargers moving to Los Angeles story is really gaining a lot of traction. Chargers hired a marketing firm based in L.A. and there's a whole bunch of speculation based on the fact that the developer of the stadium they're building in L.A. is a friend of the Spanos family. I doubt it happens, but that's pretty much all you hear about on sports radio nowadays.

NFL Rumormill: I actually read this a couple of different places last week, but now it's on ESPN's rumor page; Boldin to the Giants. ESPN doesn't say what the Cards would get back, but how about the picks the Gints got in that Shockey trade? El P, you heard anything about this? The next item below the Boldin rumor is that Fitzgerald may restructure his contract so Boldin can get more money. Fitzgerald strikes me as a nice guy, even before I read that rumor. Boldin acts like he's kind of a dick.

Scott Boras can SMC. He says now there's "notable interest in Manny" but refuses to name any teams. And the rumors are that they're the same teams that were interested a couple of months ago and that no one has upped their offer. I hate you, Scott Boras. Now there's rumors that Manny will be a Met. Whatever. Can we just fast-forward a couple of months so this whole thing will be over with? Enough already.

I've got stuff to pack.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow can lick my scrotum

Fuck snow, Fuck traffic, Fuck snow on traffic, Fuck it right in the ass with a hot lead pipe. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

If like 300,000 people have lost their jobs in the last 4 months or whatever then why is traffic still so packed?? Was it only people who didn't have cars?

Did I mention I hate traffic and snow? Actually I don't hate snow, I just hate it when added to traffic. I always hate traffic. I would snap and kill people if I lived in LA or Chicago or NY or somewhere that actually had real traffic. I know Columbus traffic is tame compared to some places, but it pisses me off and now I want to punch things.

Also fuck this digital tv transition....it was delayed again??? What Fuck The?

In other news there is a big UFC bought this weekend. St. Pierre vs Penn. Before I get to talking about that I just want to send a big FUCK YOU out to the UFC for this proposed Columbus Ohio card. This is what I supposedly get to watch live:

MAIN CARD (Televised)
Quinton Jackson vs. Keith Jardine
Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz
Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

PRELIMINARY CARD (Un-televised)
Tim Boetsch vs. Jason Brilz
Mike Patt vs. Brandon Vera

RUMORED BOUTS
Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller
Jason Day vs. Kendall Grove
Matt Brown vs. Pete Sell
Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley
Ben Saunders vs. TBA

Holy mother of all that is good and right, why the hell is Jardine headlining this shit??? At least Matt Hamill is there. He is entertaining because he is deaf so there is always the chance he doesn't realize the round is over and he just rails on someone after the bell. If he isn't the deaf guy then fuck him and fuck the UFC.

Now onto GSP vs Penn 2.

TEM PICKS:
Georges St-Pierre over BJ Penn
Lyoto Machida over Thiago Silva
Jon Jones over Stephan Bonnar
Karo Parisyan over Dong Hyun Kim
Clay Guida over Nate Diaz


OK so I am really only interested in the GSP fight and the Machida fight. Machida is a karate style guy and will win a boring ass decision. At least that's what it says here. GSP beat Penn is their first meeting by split decision. I know Penn was pissed about it, but he doesn't seem to be training too hard for this fight. Penn is really good, but GSP is about 100 times better than the last time they fought. I don't really see Penn having enough gas in the tank to fight for 3 rounds, let alone 5. It says here that GSP wears Penn out and gets a late 4th round stoppage.


Well it is late, so I gotta post this. FUCK TRAFFIC AND SNOW. I had a good plan for today's post, but since I got in like an hour late I had to scrap that idea.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I don't know what to say

TCS wore me out. Writer's block is a bitch. Not much excitement in sports this weekend. Someone got kilt by a monster truck for the 2nd straight weekend. So I guess that's news.

WWL currently has some HDH on the main page..."Although she was down a set, Serena Williams gets to move on after Victoria Azarenka had to retired". Good stuff.

So since I don't really have anything else to add, I'll post some pics of me and "famous" people.







Friday, January 23, 2009

Bye Week

Are the Lions really gonna take a QB#1? Stafford is that good? Or is it more so that they are just lazy and can't scout for 2nd round talent? I don't think any QB should ever go #1 overall, ever (unless they have the last name Manning, Montana, Elway, Unitas, Vick (s) ). But the draft is silly like that. Fans look at it from a different perspective. Easy for us to bash. We like bashing. We angry you.

Tails never fails, do it do it. Does Centsports have prop bets? Those are the real fun.

Ahmad Rashad is SHOOK

Something is going on in the Domincan Republic World Series. Something with fights and and ejections and forfeits. FYI.

Odds to win next year's Super Bowl. I wish you could bet on who's not going to make the Super Bowl. That's easier. Every year you do the Bengals, Jets, Browns not making the Super Bowl Parlay. You could retire. Early. Real early.

Pllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccceeeeee your bets!

New England Patriots 8-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-1
New York Giants 8-1 ***good bet***
Indianapolis Colts 8-1
Dallas Cowboys 9-1 ***waste of money***
Baltimore Ravens 11-1
Carolina Panthers 12-1
Philadelphia Eagles 12-1
Tennessee Titans 12-1
San Diego Chargers 14-1 ***weather here is suite***
Arizona Cardinals 15-1
Atlanta Falcons 16-1
New Orleans Saints 18-1
Green Bay Packers 20-1
Minnesota Vikings 22-1 ***don't do it kod***
Miami Dolphins 25-1
Washington Redskins 25-1
New York Jets 28-1 ***every year should be 150-1***
Chicago Bears 28-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 30-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-1
Denver Broncos 35-1
Houston Texans 40-1
San Francisco 49ers 40-1
Buffalo Bills 50-1
Seattle Seahawks 60-1 ***hey now, your sexy***
Cleveland Browns 60-1
Cincinnati Bengals 75-1
St. Louis Rams 100-1
Kansas City Chiefs 100-1
Oakland Raiders 100-1
Detroit Lions 150-1


Weekend advice : Use Vaseline.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Let's not pretend

Let's not pretend like I have anything worthwhile to say here.

Some dunks from last year


the kid knows her video game characters


some old weezer


Keep moving along.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

L.A. Lakers. Fast break makers. Kings of the court shake and bake all takers.

Ok, so I went to the Lakers/Magic game last Friday, here are the highlights:

The section we sat in was full of crazy people. There was Loud Talking Russian Guy™ sitting behind us, who was sitting next to Annoying Couple That Have Been Married Way Too Long™, who were sitting directly behind us. Then, sitting next to my girlfriend, you had a group of Asian Personal Space Invaders™. But, the guys that really took the cake were the Douche Bag Brothers™, who were sitting next to me.

First off, they started right out of the gate by showing up late and then when they sat down, one of them said, "I think we've got a better team than these guys". As in the Lakers are better than the Magic. I HATE when people use "we" when referring to their team. If you're sitting in the 300 level, you're obviously not on the team, so stop using "we". You're a fan, you're NOT on the team. You buy a ticket and food, maybe buy some over-priced merchandise, but you're not sitting on the end of the bench waiting for Phil to put you in. Stop it.

About five minutes later, when Lamar Odom checked in, the douche with the lakers button-up shirt said, "Lamar's got my game, he's so smooth". Dude, if you're playing on the mean playgrounds of Pasadena, you're not going to be a streetball legend anytime soon, so how about you compare how you play to a guy that's been in the NBA almost 10 years, instead of the other way around.

Then, five minutes after that, they had a "trade Odom" convo. Please die.

In the second quarter, one of them (the more drunk one) asked the question, "Why is it so hard to win on the road?" and they actually had like a five minute conversation about it, where the drunk guy said they play 42 games at home. Awesome. At that point I started tuning them out.

My Camacho's Nachos and giant Dos Equis beer cost me just about $20. It was good, just not $20 good.

The game was actually pretty good. Pretty tight most of the way, the Lakers were up big, the Magic came back and went up by about 10, and then the Lakers came roaring back and they were trading baskets until the Lakers ran out of gas right at the end. Here are some notes about the actual game:

A. Dwight Howard is awesome. He had 25 points, 20 boards and 3 blocked shots. And he was way too much fun to watch. If they're playing your city anytime soon, go see them. He looks like he's having a lot of fun and it seems like he loves his teammates too. He did this thing with Hedo Turkoglu in between foul shots when Kobe was at the line where they were talking to the ball to try and jinx it, and it was pretty funny. Then, later in the game he tapped a ball out to the point guard to keep the possession alive, and he raised his arm and started jumping up and down on the block. I guess that's their sign for "Yo man, throw me a lob pass" because .3 seconds later, he had a MONSTER dunk over Bynum. He's just amazing to watch.

B. The Lakers defense is as bad or worse than everyone says. Even as a non-Laker fan, it was pretty frustrating to watch:

1. They can't box out. Look, I know Dwight Howard is a beast, and it's pretty tough to keep him off the boards, but Tony Battie had four offensive rebounds and two of them where easy put-back dunks. Tony Battie was wrecking them. TONY BATTIE. The guy is a barely a step above playing in the d-league.

2. Ok, so, they have a hard time securing a defensive rebound, so it's a good thing they can protect the paint from dribble-penetration and an easy score, right? Well, not so fast. Jameer Nelson had at least five or six E-A-S-Y buckets. It was Ole-defense at it's finest.

3. They finally got Odom in there and he locked down the interior, but then they had to scramble to cover everyone and Orlando made the extra pass to the open man for the three. The threes just killed them late. The Magic were 12-28 from beyond the arc. Obviously, the Lakers have problems with teams with a good inside-out game. They are 0-2 against the Magic this year. They just can't defend the paint and the three-point line on the same possession, they're always rotating and getting killed either down low or from beyond the arc.

4. I've read this next part on a couple of other websites, but I just had to see it live to confirm it; Kobe is terrible on defense. I don't know what happened, but he's really hurting his team this year with the kind of defense he's playing. He overplays his man and he's always going for the steal instead of trying to check who he's guarding. Another defender has to pick up his man, and you can see where this is going, but then all you have to do is swing it around and find the open man for an easy score. Someone on the Lakers staff needs to have a sit-down with him.

C. BUT, Kobe is pretty amazing to watch. He had a trip-dub with 28 points, 13 boards and 11 assists. He went cold for a couple of minutes in the third, but then he heated up and was on-fire late in the game. He was off on his threes and that hurt them in the last minute of the game. The place was packed, I didn't see too many empty seats, and most of them were there to see Kobe.

All-in-all it was a pretty good game, but I wish I had payed face value for those tickets instead of about three times the value on Stub-hub. So, it's illegal to scalp tickets, but you can scalp tickets online? I don't get it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's 700

So this is post 700. I hope it lives up to every expectation you have for it.

Starting off this post we'll say that the TCS is over now. The winner will be announced at 2pm EST. Why then you ask? Well because I don't want to steal any of Obmama's thunder. If I announce the TCS winner while he is getting inaugurated then that makes me a racist. And I am no racist.

So let's throw out the first Super Bowl Preview of the LOV posts:

I am fairly certain that I'll actually be over at efmtem's place. She traditionally has a Super Bowl Party, so it is a safe bet to say I will be there. She has a good set up with 3 different viewing rooms, 1 for the couple kids that come over with their parents, 1 with a pool table and a TV mounted on the fireplace and 1 with a big TV and a couch and some chair and what nots. I suspect the kids will head right to the sun room to watch cartoons. Either that or they will roll the balls on the pool table first. Really it's a toss up as to what they will do first. Things like this are not predictable.

People will bring way too much food to this thing too. Someone will bring pizza because it is easy, this one chick will bring her taco dip stuff. She thinks it is awesome, but it isn't. Most people will complain behind her back at how horrid it is, but she won't know. There will be chili and efmtem will provide some sort of main dish, usually she goes with pulled pork sammiches, but this reporter is saying that she'll mix it up this year and go with something else.

There will be a Superbowl board and tem will get the worst numbers possible and then during the game tem will say things like "if Pitt scores a TD then botches the XP and Zona gets a safety I'm in the money!" But at the end of the day either the person who hates football or one of the little kids will win all 4 QTRS of the board.

At the end of the 3rd QTR the people who brought their kids will have to leave because their kids will be getting either highly annoying or really tired....probably both. This is why you should just chain kids up and leave them in the basement or garage....I guess in the attic in the winter time because heat rises.

At the end of the night about 3 people will have drank too much. 2 of them will have designated drivers. The other person will worry everyone, but nobody will want to drive them home. People will argue "no you take them home, no you, well they can't drive themselves, but I have to work in the morning....well so do I....You know, I bet they are good enough to drive, they do this all the time....yeah it'll be ok."

Well there you have it. Super Bowl Preview 1 from LOV.


Remember TCS winner announced at 2pm EST. Be there or be somewhere else!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Last Day of TCS

It's the last day of TCS. Zeke is down 99 to 85. I think he will win.

Tem is at work, unlike everyone else. Maybe Zeke will skip work and lose.

Anyway, this post counts as the last post for TCS. TCS is over when I post something real tomorrow.

Friday, January 16, 2009

El Pad's Weekly Betting Forum

Where I Stand:

Cash: ($92.00)

Picks: 50-51-2



Zona +3.5 ($150) in desert....fuck it. Leap of faith. When the Giants used to beat the Eagles Jim Johnson lost sleep trying to think of ways to cover Plaxico Burress. And it never worked. Kryptonite for any blitz-happy defense is a big, athletic WR wo can stretch the field. Because if Arizona picks up the blitz it leaves one of the two beasts one on one in single coverage. I dont see how Warner doesnt throw for 300, barring a birage of blitzes that go unblocked and leaves him either paralyzed or concussed. He's smart enough to know hot reads and plays that would cripple the Iggles. If they call plays that has Warner dancing in the pocket for more than 2 mississippi he's dead and so it the Cards season. Beacause the Eagles are going to score points. I don't care how spirited the Cards D is playing right now, McNizzle is here to play. Take the over as well. (49 points, $50)

Ravens +6 over Stillirs ($1000, going for the gusto)

Stop it Vegas. Just stop it. Why are you out-thinking yourself? I've never felt more comfortable taking an underdog than I do right now. 6 points!!!!!!!!!!!! If these teams played 100 times, Ravens would win 50, Stillirs would win 50. Everytime these two teams have played with alot on the line the games have ended close. I have no idea what Vegas is doing here. Trying to throw us all off. Like Gene Hackman said in "Enemy of the State", either your very very smart or very very stupid. Unrelated B-More is 7-3 ATS in last 10 Playoff games. Translation : COVER DOGS.

XBOX 360 officially busted, tried everything short of buying a new one. Decision time. New 360, or PS3 for blu-ray. Gonna be a tough one. Someone find me a geek message board so I can snoop around to see if either of the two consoles are coming out with something new and exciting. I have to have the best.

Weekend advice : Dream, like the good Dr. did.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More money, more cash, more hoes.

I almost made this post into an LoV resignation letter, but you know what? Fuck it. I'll stick it out. Most of my reasoning for hanging it up was because of all the political in-fighting lately. Another reason is that I'm turning 33 this Friday, so I was thinking that maybe it was time to grow up. But, then I decided to say fuck it.

Anyways, onto sports.

Regarding Tem's Franklin over Henderson prediction yesterday: I don't see that happening. Franklin looks dunski. Henderson is a beast. I don't know how it ends, but I like Henderson for the win.

NBA rumor mill: pretty interesting three-way involving the Bobcats, the Mavs and the Thunder. The Bobcats would ship off Raymond Felton, Nazr Mohammed and Sean May to Dallas, then get Earl Watson from the Thunder and DeSagana Diop from Dallas back. The Thunder would get Jerry Stackhouse and a second-round pick. Currently, the trade is being held up by D.J. Augustin's abdominal injury. This is Larry Brown classic trade; get rid of young guys that you hate, trade them to another team and instantly make them better, and get some career backups in return while you continue to suck. Dallas is the obvious winner if this thing goes through, Felton can get up and down the floor in a hurry, and he would be a very good replacement for Devin Harris, who, let's face it, they never should have traded. This might be on hold until Augustin is back, so don't be surprised if it's revisited in a couple of weeks. I think it's a terrible trade for the Bobcats, but that's what you get when you've got Larry Brown and Jordan running the team.

Zeke reported that there's another rumor going around about a trade, this time involving the Suns and the Raptors. "The Suns send Steve Nash, Leandro Barbosa and Robin Lopez to Toronto for Jose Calderon, Andrea Bargnani, Anthony Parker, Jason Kopono and Jamario Moon."

It's not surprising that the Raptors are hot to get Nash. Bryan Colangelo, Toronto's General Manager, signed Nash to his current contract when he was the GM of the Suns and they desperately want to play up-tempo. If that trade is for real, I don't get it, especially from the Suns POV. You're talking about trading your starting Point Guard, your energy guard that comes off the bench and your first round pick that you're kind of grooming to be a starter.

Kerr and Porter want a traditional team that can play in a half-court set and play defense. Nash and Barbosa are best when they're running with the ball on the fastbreak. Nash is getting to be a liability on defense, and as Keith said, this looks like a move to dump Nash's contract and try and get something back in return. I also think that Kerr and Porter are on a mission to blow up the SSOL team and build their own squad.

What I don't get is giving up The Captain in the same deal. And I don't understand why Porter doesn't play him either. He's only averaging 22 minutes a game after averaging about 30 the previous two years, and all of his stats are down. I think the thing that is hurting the Suns in trying to move these guys is their current style of play. If they were going to trade Nash and The Captain, it should have been in the offseason when they were coming off of decent years. Porter is basically killing their trade value because both Nash and Barbosa's stats are WAY down. And we saw what happened to their season when they made a big trade right in the middle of the season, and now you're going to go and do it again? Doesn't make too much sense.

Of course this is a trade rumor, so who knows if it's for real or not. What is evident is that Nash and Porter don't get along. Nash wants to run like the good old days, Porter wants to try and hang in the half-court with the rest of the Western Conference elite. Their relationship is not going to end well, and I think Nash is trying to get out of town just as much as Kerr and Porter are trying to move him.

I think a good question to ask is; is Nash a Hall of Famer? One big, giant plus he's got going for him is that he's got back-to-back MVP's. There aren't a whole lot of players with that on their resume and I believe all of them are in the Hall. The funny thing is, it's really starting to look like he was a product of the SSOL system that Dantony instituted. Look at these stats:

2003-04 (final year with Dallas):
14.5ppg, 8.8apg, .9spg, 2.7tpg

MVP Years (average):
17.2ppg, 11apg, .9spg, 3.4tpg

2008-09
14.4ppg, 7.9apg, .7spg, 3.6tpg


So, he's basically back to his pre-SSOL days. He's currently 13th on the all-time assist list, he could finish 8th by the end of the season. He's going to have to play 2-3 years to move past Gary Payton and Isiah Thomas and finish in 6th. He might have a case if he does that, but I think there would still be a couple of reasons to not vote for him. He never played in an NBA Finals Game. He only had four really good years, the rest were just average, and how much of those good years were a product of the system he was in? If I had a vote, man, it would be a pretty tough decision. I think it's going to come down to who else is on the ballot. He might have to wait. I think he eventually gets in, it just might not be on the first try.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TCS Finals Start Now

That's right, the finals start now. So get to scoring whoever is in the finals. I have to go score the last post now. While I do that I will leave you with a thought. Do one legged people just buy one shoe? Do they have special stores that sell just one or are they stuck with two?? Do they have an Internet site where they can match up with other people and trade? Is there an ad out there "male size ten righty seeking male lefty for shoe trading relationship and possibly more"?

OK scoring the last post now. I'll be back with winners and more witty commentary after these messages!

OK we are back and rolling. Final scores:

el pad 88
keith 141

spiff 23
zeke 110


Keith and Zeke meet in the finals. It will be a good match up for sure, both are west coasters so the opportunities for cheap Zs and walls will be plenty. Right now vegas has Keith as a 10 point favorite. The media is all over Zeke though, "from quitting to winning, the Zeke LOV story" is going to air on Outside the Lines next week, don't miss it.


For the record whilst catching up:
Tem does not have 100 first cousins. Tem has 8 first cousins, 1 of which has passed away, so Tem has 7 living first cousins. I am unsure how anyone could get 100 first cousins.


I find it real funny that now that the DA has come out and said there is not enough evidence to support a case against Marvin Harrison that a whole bunch of people have come forward with evidence. WFT? Where were you all when the cops were looking for evidence in the first place? Stupid "someone else will take care of it" society. A bunch of lazy bastards is all anyone is. This is getting into the pot calling the kettle black range though so I am going to stop.

Let's fast forward 1 year on the NFL coaching carousel....next year it's possible that the Bills will be looking for a new coach, probably the Packers, the Redskins, the Raiders, the Bengals, the Chiefs, the Bucs (says here Gruden is gone) and the Cowboys. That's a lot of coaching turnover and there will be 3 folks out there getting a lot of interest, Shannahan, Cowher and Dungy. I'm just going to go ahead and do some Chris Mortensen style reporting* and say that sources indicate to me that Cowher is leaning towards the Skins, Shannahan is leaning towards the Cowboys and Dungy is leaning towards taking over at Tampa. Sources have also confirmed that once Gruden leaves the Bucs he will be taking over for Jaba the Weiss at Notre Dame.

UFC picks from tem:
Franklin over Henderson
Shogun over Coleman (Coleman will be listed at about +300 for this one, bet small on him if you want, +300 is a good risk)
Lytle over Davis
Kang over Belcher


That's all I have in me today.



*Everyone knows Chris Mortensen style reporting is completely made up. These predictions might happen though and after a few do Tem will be considered an insider and his made up facts will be given about a billion percent more credence than they deserve.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Vote early, vote often

I'm writing this post on Sunday afternoon because I don't have computer access at home for the next week or so. Dell sucks.

Eagles/GGGGGGGGGGGmen just ended. WADR to EP, anytime a NY team loses a big game my day gets a little bit better. And Eli showing his true colors today makes me feel like everything is right with the world, even though it's entirely possible that the Arizona Cardinals could play in the Super Bowl. I hate the Cards, but I'll be rooting for them simply for the fact that we don't need another Philly team playing for a title right now.

For those of you who like humor, check out the political discussion from the weekend, from about rev to the end. Good times for everyone involved. Drunk kod + drunk mize + drunk steve + drunk zeke = hilarity ensuing.

cfsil almost got a beatdown on Friday night. fmk, cfsil, one of my groomsmen, and myself were drinking and playing Wii and cfsil almost put the Wii remote through the tv. It flew out of her hand, hit the ceiling, and landed by the television. She was already annoying me because she can't handle her booze, so if that would have happened, I would probably be single today because I would have lost it....even though the water is clear.

SD/Pitt game is getting ready to start as I'm typing this, so the following comment may or may not make sense on Monday morning. But here's to a Chargers/Cardinals Super Bowl. WEST SIDE!!!

Go comment.

Friday, January 09, 2009

El Pad's Weekly Betting Forum

I fell asleep third quarter, woke up and Tim Tebow was holding up this crystal looking football. Thought it was a dream but it was not. At least the better team won. Unless your Texas, Usc, or Utah. Then you feel like your girlfriend just told you she had a threesome with your dad and best friend. The BCS!

Fox's bowl coverage is horrendous.

Lot's of kids will announce they are foregoing thier senior/junior year and will enter the NFL draft.

I still can't believe Matt Millen is part of the NBC football coverage team as a analyst. It makes as much sense as having Ozzy Osbourne teach an English class. Major WFT. I've always watched ESPN's coverage on football anyway, they are the better. Much much better. But still, it's a slap in the face of the general fan. I mean c'mon. The guy buried a franchise.

Despite not receiving a picture of Beth's tit I am begrudgingly posting this info for the most ridick-ulous fanatsy game ever invented. For those who "follow" golf I have provided you with an update.
ID # = 10597
Password = password

Where I stand
Cash $258 (Damn Colts, THEY WEREN'T WHO I THOUGHT THEY WERE)
Picks 49-48-2

Let's get the easy one out of the way first....

Panthers -10 over Cards ($200)
Little upset I have to lay 10 in a playoff game but these are special circumstances. Cards don't travel well, Warner will see heat (Mike Smith take notes), Carolina can run, Edge will not fair well, Boldin injury = 34-17 final.

Giants - 4.5 over Philly ($150)
I try not to bet on my team because it's a general rule of mine and my thinking is I will always convince myself to take the Giants side. So I'll try and tone it down here. P.S. end result, Giants win. Some points:
  • Baby Rhino is healthy and raring to go.
  • If Webster and Ross can dominate the Giants d line will end up injuring McNabb.
  • If Westbrook has one of his "everything he touches goes for 30 yards" games the Giants, no matter what the Baby Rhino does will end up losing.
  • Punting is big. Feagles is really good.
  • DeSean Jackson in the return game, see Feagles exhibit #4......
  • Offensive line cannot allow more than 2 sacks.
  • Andy Reid can coach topless and not be cold.

Ravens +3 over Titans (Straight Bet $100)
The 2000 Ravens appear similiar to the 2008 Ravens. Does that defense fly around or what? McClain then McGahee = Lendale then CJ. Pretty much, no? Titans had a great year but I just think they might be in over their head's a bit. If the run doesn't work who are they throwing the ball too? Successfully and on third down?


Chargers+6 over Steelers (Straight Bet $100)
I don't like the Chargers but I like the points. This game was tight when they last played and San Diego is playing with house money right now. Very dangerous. The defense can absolutely get to Big Ben and that has been the Steelers achilles heel all year. It's a good thing they have a punishing, fast, smart defense. Otherwise the they wouldn't have any more than 7 or 8 wins.

Weekend advice: Eat cheap mexican food and drink cheap mexican beer.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Today's Headlines

Cowboys release Pacman, legal woes persist
Rockets chill icy C's Cavs 18-0 at home Sources:
Smoltz on verge of deal with Red Sox
Mangini agrees to coach Browns
LT has torn groin tendon, doubtful vs. Steelers
Harvard plays spoiler as No. 24 BC trips up
Report: Brewers close in on deal with Hoffman
Giants' Jacobs ready Westbrook won't practice
BC follows through with Jagodzinski's firing
UGA's Stafford, Moreno to enter draft

Other News
CNNMoney: Dismal December for merchants
Israel launches strikes on 60 Gaza targets 52 min
Kid brother dies as cameraman films
Thousands flee flooding in western Washington
CNNMoney: A $2 trillion bet on powering America
Woman suspected of witchcraft burned alive
Army sends 'John Doe' letters to kin of dead
Ticker: Joe the Plumber heading to Gaza conflict
Microsoft CEO touts 'best version of Windows'
WXYZ: 'Biggest Loser' arrested for flour toss
Officer in transit shooting resigns, agency says
Velshi: Get a blueprint for your nest egg
Brown: Porn kings have economic laugh
A nod to cute things falling asleep
Who wore what to People's Choice Awards
World's oldest person credits bacon
Woman says knife left in head 3 years

Breaking News
•Jobless Benefit Rolls in U.S. Jump to 26-Year High; First-Time Claims Fall
•Wal-Mart, Gap, Macy's Trim Forecasts After Shoppers Curb Holiday Purchases
•BOE Reduces Interest Rate to Lowest Since Central Bank's Creation in 1694
•Bank of America, Citigroup May Face Restrictions After Financial Meltdown
•Merrill Europe Equities Head Clapacs to Quit as Bank of America Takes Over
•Stocks in Europe, Asia Drop on Profit Concern; U.S. Index Futures Decline
•Intel, Time Warner Signal Recession Is Forcing Companies to Cut Forecasts
•Rockets Fired From Lebanon Strike Northern Israel as Gaza Conflict Widens
•Obama Warns of Irreversible U.S. Economic Slump Without Government Action

Job loss the No. 1 global concern: survey
Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel amid Gaza offensive
UK cuts rates as Europe's economic woes deepen
Obama says recession will worsen without bold action
Yahoo unveils partners for Web TV push at CES
India vows to end fraud as Satyam scandal shocks
Russia and Ukraine still deadlocked after gas talks
New Nasdaq index to track bailed-out companies

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

In the Ferrari or Jaguar switchin' four lanes with the top down screamin' out money ain't a thang...

Keith, I know it's a little spendy, but you should look into buying this umbrella for the rain.

If you want to read some entertaining ish, check out yesterday's LoVad session. Apparently, Meiz, who turned into Andy, is now back to being Meiz again. Seriously, he needs to just write an auto-biographical screenplay with the Fight Club ending where it turns out that he is both characters and he created the alter-ego to deal with his problems.

So, we need to have a telethon or bake sale or food drive for Meiz. Of course, after we're done and we give him everything we've raised, he'd probably say, "Efff you, I don't need your charity", so we should probably scrap the idear. The First Annual LoV Telethon is a pretty good idea though.

Condo Update: I did not get the condo. They went with a higher offer. I am the backup, but in this market I haven't heard a whole lot of people failing to close after they get an offer accepted because it's pretty tough to get prequalified. So, it's back to square one. And my dumbass landlord said he was going to raise my rent after he fixed my sink (long story), so I want to get out of there as fast as I can without giving those morons any more money.

Manny Update: Who the fuck knows anymore. According to ESPN, the Giants are out. Boras keeps talking to the Dodgers about a 4 or 5 year contract at $25mill per which they continue to not be interested in. Scott Boras is an ass. My guess right now is that Manny signs with the Dodgers right before training camp for the 2-year $50 mill offer (or whatever it was) that they had on the table months ago, and, once again, Boras wastes everyone's godman time.

Andy Pettite tells the Yanks, no thanks, I don't really need another $10 million. Jeebus Chris, how you can turn down that amount of money is beyond me. Yeah, it's a 37% paycut, but seriously, it's still $10 million dollars. That's nothing to sneeze at. And, say what you want about the Yanks offense last year, they still scored a lot of runs, and the dude managed to go 14-14. So, highly mediocre. According to wikipedia, his career earnings are $107,987,416. That is crazy. I know he pitched a lot of big games for the Yanks in the playoffs and in the World Series, but now he's like a third or forth starter at best. $10 million. Jeebus.

Apparently, the Mets are going to wait Lowe out, because they don't think there are any other offers besides theirs for Lowe's services. Guess who his agent is? Yeah, that would be Scott Boras. Douchebag.

In other baseball free agent news, looks like Giambi is heading back to the A's. Sure, why not? My favorite part of that story: "He [Giambi] said he tried to open an In-N-Out in New York to no avail." Jason Giambi's In-N-Out Burger, Brooklyn, New Yawk. Another dream dies.

Beth mentioned this yesterday and is against the idear, but I hope there is some scenario where Andruw Jones makes his way back to the Braves. And sucks. Or he gets run over by a bus next week and his contract comes off the books for the Dodgers. Or, better yet, he signs with Atlanta for five years, gets hit by a bus, but his contract has a "hit by a bus clause" and Atlanta still has to pay him money. Yeah, that last one would really work for me.

Melo broke his hand. Terrible blow to the Nugs, who had me a little surprised. They were on a tear after that Billups trade and they took advantage of of the Blazers youth and Utah's injuries. They have a four game lead in their division and they are shockingly only half one more loss than the Spurs, which puts them in third by percentage points. I'm not saying that this is the end of their season, but they need Mello back ASAP.

Freak will be relived to know that the Philly D.A. is unable to press charges against Marvin Harrison. Nice police force you've got there, Rev. They do great work.

Vincent Jackson got another DUI. Don't these guys have a posse member who's supposed to drive them everywhere? Seriously, the dude was on probation for a DUI and then got another one. Idiot.

Ok, well, I overwrote, so that's all I've got.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Screw the Freezing Rain

Freaking freezing rain made me waaaay late for work. Anyway, TCS Round 3 starts now.

zeke vs spiff
keith vs el pad

Have at it gents. I'll write more in a few.


OK so now it is time to write more.


Let's talk OSU footyball for a minute. Pryor somehow got worse at throwing the ball. He was just terrible throwing. Couldn't hit a receiver in stride at all, couldn't even get the ball near a receiver. Seriously, if Pryor could throw at a D- level OSU wins that game. Instead he throws at the F- level and they lose. Blame Pryor folks, blame Pryor.

Or you could blame Beanie....what happened to him? He fell down and got a boo boo? Word is he got a concussion, so that sucks, once you get one you get more. He showed up for one hell of a first half, raised his draft stock to maybe the #1 back and then the second half showed how much of an injury risk he is. I'd stay away from him if I were an NFL GM. He just can't seem to stay on the field.

I will say this, I suspect given the choice between having their offense needing to score a TD to win or having the D needing to prevent a TD to win the vast majority of OSU fans would have chosen the D. I guess OSU did what they needed to do, they kept it close, and had their D in a position to get the win, but the D just didn't get it done. Of course the reason they didn't get it done is because Pryor's shitty throwing had them on the field for a lot of the 2nd half. And Texas was running that hurry up which royally confused the Buckeyes and wore them out.

OK time to do some real work.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Screw the rain

I hate the rain sometimes. Softball gets rained out last night, so I spend the night with fmk putting together our wedding invites. Cutting & gluing ribbon is not the suitest way to spend a Sunday night. And I didn’t see 1 minute of sports on Sunday either. I suck. I think I will sit out the next few plays.


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And we’re back.

Speaking of sitting out a few plays, Tomlinson is weak. Darren Sproles is about 5’4”, 150 lbs, but his stones are about 10X bigger than LDT’s. It’s the playoff, LD, man up and get in there and play. The last 2 playoff games have tarnished whatever you did the previous 6-7 years.

I think that Baltimore beats Tennessee this week, which will lead to them eventually playing against the Giants in a Super Bowl XXXV rematch. I really hate bolth* of those teams, too. Damn, I might have to root for the GGGGGGGGGGGGmen in that game. *puke*

OU’s cornerback is dumb. You don’t speak lowly of Tebow without facing major repercussions.

tOSU wins tonight, 35-28. Beanie Wells runs for 200 yards in his final game as a Buckeye.

So I was browsing through careerbuilder this weekend, and I come across a position for an Accounting Clerk, and an Office Services Clerk, and the company is Jones, Skelton, & Hochuli. By rule, that would be a suite place to work. And the job listed right below those is for Cocktail Waitresses & Dancers for a decent strip club in the PHX. After review, this would also be a suite place to work.

I'm going to smoke EP in the TCS semis.

And finally, let’s get it poppin’. I’ve linked this dude before, but he was on some show last night and he is redonk. This video isn’t the best, but it’s the only one I could find from last night.

Friday, January 02, 2009

El Pad's Weekly Betting Forum

Where I Stand :
CASH : $858
PICKS: 48-45-2

Browns
In El Pad's world: Scott Pioli accepts the job, keeps Crennel as nutrition advisor and hires Mangina to coach. Also lures away Charlie Weis and his artificial knee to become offensive coordinator and asst. head coach. Lerner then moves the team to the New England area and they become the Old England Browns.

What really happens: Pioli really does take the job. I can't see Mangina being the man Pioli picks to coach. Simply because Mangina dropped dime about spygate while Pioli was still there. And I'm ruling out Jim Schwartz and Steve Spagnuolo because the Browns are going to act fast and they'll still be coaching in January.

Your new head coach : Josh McDaniels (Odds 8-1)

Jets
In El Pad's World: Jets hire Brett Farve as the first player coach in NFL history (not checking if there really was one) and he leads the team to a 3-13 finish. But he has fun again. And that's what it's all about. Skunkpatch and Kornheiser exchange text messages that ultimately lead to a dinner dance and a baby. Like Mangina, they too name it Brett.

What really happens: Sort of a pain to figure out. Schottenheimer sort of makes sense here for multiple reasons. He's well respected, can coach up anybody and any team (playoff record notwithstanding he's good, real good) and his son is expected to stay on as offensive coordinator (why that is I have no clue, he's terrible at play-calling). Shanahan could be a dark horse here. Also don't sleep on Steve Mariucci. I can also see the Jets stealing Spagnuolo from the Giants but I'm rooting hard against it. I realize he won't be our D-coordinator for much longer but god not the Jets ok. Anybody but the Jets. Alot depends on if Farve comes back, and I think he will. Espeacially if they hire..........

Your new head coach is : Steve Mariucci (Odds 25-1)
ons
Lions
In El Pad's World: They bring back Wayne Fontes.

What really happens: Young happens. First time coach. Granted it didn't work with Marinelli but Millen was the real issue. They scouting has been awful as well. Jim Schwartz has a real good shot here as does Leslie Frazier, Jason Garrett and Steve Spagnuolo.

Your new head coach is : Leslie Frazier (Odds 7-1)

Broncos
In El Pad's World: Since everyone seems to want this job I think they should place all the candidates in a steel cage and last man standing wins the job. Good Ol' JR would have to announce along side Vince McMahon. Oh and naked chicks that spit fire will be ringside.

What really happens: It's the jewel job. Everyone wants it. Whatever big name you can attach to this opening makes sense. Cowher. Billick. Parcells. Gruden. Whatever. I'll believe it all. Respected owner, great franchise, likeable city, revenues high, etc.

Your new head coach is : Jim Fassel (Odds 10-1)

Raiders
In El Pad's World: John Madden, duh.

What really happens: The Cable does not get disconnected.

Your new head coach is : Tom Cable (Odds : Even Money)

Rams
In El Pad's World: The Rams move back to L.A. St.Louis sucks. Or hire Mike Martz back.

What really happens: Why aren't they keeping Haslet? New GM should keep him. Brian Billick makes sense here. But they can't afford him, I read that they couldn't afford Spagnuolo and he's pulling 2MM a year. This is the strangest head caoching vacancy out there. If it ain't Haslett it'll be a young, first time coach that's not making a whole lot of money.

Your new head coach is : Rex Ryan (Odds 50-1 = translation, no fucking clue)

News and notes:
Marty is going to end up being VP of Football in Kansas City. People love reunions. Don't ask me why. I think, however, he'll keep Herman Edwards. (Update: No he's not)

I think the saga that is the Cowboys may get interesting. I, in fact, think Mike Shanahan ends up there. I don't believe Jerry Jones for a minute. He's a snake. And Wade Phillips deserves to be fired anyway. No reason his team shouldn't have at least competed in a conference championship game the past two years. His fat lazy ass is incompetent when it comes to controlling players, keeping them focused and stripping away any entitlement they think they have. He knows the 3-4. Sure. I know how to paint. Does this mean I know how to build a house? No. And Garret was exposed, over and over again by much better coaches. Recently, Rex Ryan and last year Steve Spagnuolo. Jim Johnson puts a foot in everyone's ass and Garret was no exception. Apparentely, from afar, Mike Shanny and Jones loves each other. Going out of thier way to complement each other from time to time. I think this happens. Shanahan will have to be a bit hands off when it comes to personnel decisions but maybe it's about time he did that anyway.

No idea why Marvin Lewis is still head coach in Cincy. He lost that team a year ago. Strange.

If Norv loses I anticipate him losing the job. Right off the bat, Brian Billick's name would come up. Then 2 or 3 of the hot coordinators. Maybe Ron Riveria gets a look too.

Peyton should win the MVP. Hands down. Unanimous.

You'll get the picks later. I wrote about 800 words on all four games with picks and cash. Went to publish and got a network error. Hit the refresh button, then the back button. The post disappeared. Now I'm angry and agitatated. So when I get over it I'll re-write the magic that you all are so thirsty for. Oh, and Blogger. LICK HAIRY NUTS. (UPDATE: Picks below)

Fins +2 over Ravens
Low. Bend don't break game. Each team get's a couple of FG's early and then nothing. Miami wins the turnover battle, that's the only way you beat the Ravens, especially in January. Flacco is good but untested. Porter knows what it's like playing in January. Fins 16-12. (Straight Bet : $150)

Eagles -3 over Vikings
In any scenario (and I tried) I couldn't see how the Vikings would win this game. Vikings are just a average team, at best. And Childress scares the shit out of me. They have a great running back but in a one game sceanario he can be contained. If that happens and Tavaris Jackson has to throw the ball more than 20 times and make quick decisions it's going to be ugly in Minnesota. Jim Johnson makes pro-bowlers look bad, can't wait to see what he has in store for Jackson. Eagles playing with alot of confidence right now which is a perfect recipe for the playoffs. (Straight Bet : $200)

Falcons -2 over Cardinals
If you can't run the ball in January you won't win. Even with a Fitzgerald, a Boldin, and a Warner who's playing like he just came out of the grocery stockroom again. Matt Ryan deserves credit, no doubt, but the real star on that team is Michael Turner. Without him they are a pedestrian 9-7. No doubt in my mind. Smith has done a phenominal job and Mularkey has resurected himself and might even get a HC job again. Great story. I hope the fans embrace Ryan, I read in the AJC that people still are in love with Vick. And I'm not afraid to say it but I will because I have the biggest onions in this joint. It's because Ryan is white. Shame on you Atlantians. You know who you are. (Striaght Bet : $150)

Quick Cardinal point: Picture this for a minute. Your the Cardinals, your expected to lose, you win a shitty division, you crumble down the stretch, your coach looks like a chiropractor and your QB loves Jesus so much his teamates are scared to even look at him for fear he will read them a scripture. Why not throw a few crazy ass plays at the Falcons this weekend? Boldin is clearly, CLEARLY thier best football player. Wildcat formation has changed lives. Put him in the formation 5 or 6 times. Plan to get him 20 touches, either though the air or hand it off, lline him up in the pro set, pitch it to the left or right. Do one of those Les Miles onside kicks. Your home, get the crowd amped. Do an all-out blitz, see if Ryan picks the right hot route. Do something. Create your own destiny. Don't subject yourself to one that is already written.

Colts - 1 over San Diago
People expect this game to be close and maybe it will be. Both teams are familiar with each other. Both are WHITE hot. I mean even the Colts backups played well last week. For some reason I think the Colts lay the smackdown in Qualcomm stadium Sat night. Really, I see a blowout. Like 35-10 or 42-17. I'm going large here. (Straight Bet : $500)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

My New Year's resolution is to make better posts.

Top Of The Page Material:

"Idiots with nothing better to do"





"Most Boston sports fans are just douchebags. Because most people from New England are douchebags." - tem





"Obama got elected because of the Rooney rule" - Jug





"you should never let debt stop you from pro-creating anyway" - El Padrino





"If you agree with EP, change your opinion." - H





"i'm dumb and sensitive. basically i'm a woman" - L Padrino





"I'm so horny this morning. If there wasn't this sex offender list going around id grope bitches on the train this morning" - L Padrino