Friday, October 23, 2015

Picks

Few things on the baseball stuff first.

The Cubs will be good for a few years so sorry Andy.  The lineup is boss.   

I think the Royals will be the more formidable opponent.  Because of their lineup depth.  And they have been the best team from start to finish.  They seem to grind out every at bat and just keep moving the line.  They single you to death.  Blue Jays are explosive but can be handled with the pitching the Mets have.  I don't care.  This had been so much fun whatever happens next I'm totally  fine with.  Obviously you want them to win it all but either way, I'm satisfied.  I can't stop thinking about how the future is looking too with this staff.  Even with Harvey leaving after his walk year they will have the goods for awhile if handled right.

Notice in baseball the head honcho is a manager but in all other sports he is the head "coach".

Baseball goes on way too long.  Can't they shave off all division games by 4?  What's the math on that if instead of 19 games they play 15 games vs. their division opponents.  162 down to ________.

Football now.

Cam Newton should have been a pitcher. He was throwing rockets last week.  No idea how WR's catch his balls.

How much easier would the Packers make it look with Jordy?  I really need to bet them by the quarter.  They are always up 14-0 after one.

Pete Carroll thinks they just are not getting the breaks they have gotten in the past.  Like can you be more specific?  The offensive line is a mess right now.  What does that have to do with the way the ball bounces?  Fucking eternal optimists.

Non football thoughts

I think it's gross to brush your teeth in the men's bathroom at work.  Or in any communal bathroom for that matter.  I got my dick in my hand bro.  There is fecal matter in the air.  And dick dander.  Now that's on your toothbrush. 

Seriously those Lincoln commercials are not starting to piss me off.  The bearded dude from Fan Duel is a close second.  Fuck that guy.


JAX +4 over Bills
Surprisingly enough scoring is not an issue for the Jags.  It's their leaky defense.  I don't think the Bills have enough healthy weapons to blow anyone out.  Rex keeps on insisting he can fix this, like as if he doesn't see this as a work in progress.  Relax man, no one thought this team would compete for a super bowl so chill out.  One week at a time.  He's got some issues.

SKINS -3 over Bucs
Is there still RGIII/Cousins talk?  How about both suck.  Just turn around and hand it off 50 times a game and play defense.  Man that HC job has to be one of the worst jobs in America.  My weekend in DC was splendid by the way.  Great town.  I could live there.

Falcons -4 over TITANS
Devonta Freeman runs possessed and Julio Jones is Calvin circa 2011.  Titans have no one on their roster that can stop either of them.  And there is no way they can match Atlanta score for score.  This line is silly to me.  I guess because the Saints trashed them on Thursday night.  I'm sure they have made some adjustment and/or just played poorly.  This is a blowout.

INDY -4.5 over Saints
Weirdest part about the fake punt, they were playing well and were still in the game.  Had a chance there to pin them deep (McAfee is solid) and force a three and out.  Who knows?  Just an awful decision by the head coach.  A "W" will make that shit go away. 

Minny -2.5 over DETROIT
Stafford is alive.  Vikes might have found a real WR.  I can't remember but doesn't Peterson usually strafe the Lions?  Who is the defensive coordinator for the Lions No One?  Play some fucking defense for crissakes.

Steelers over KC
No matter who throws for black and gold I don't like the matchups for KC.  One of the major problems with the Steelers the past few years was aging players.  They have pretty much taken care of that.  This Shazier kid is special.  The big lineman they have is great too.  Brown is a beast, Bell is their version of Forte but better I think.  This is the better football team.  KC is really struggling this year.

ST LOO -7 over Browns
Browns have been pesky no doubt.  I just don't like this matchup for McNown.  When he gets pressured he just turns the ball over.  And they have running game to lean on.

MIAMI -4 over Texans
4?  Remember in Scarface when Tony was hired to kill that politician in the beginning of the movie in that camp under a I-95 overpass in Miami?  Miami is Tony and that politician is the Texans.  Houston is going to get murdered.  And no the Dolphins aren't world beaters all of a sudden but they clearly underachieved during Philbin's time, I kept saying it, and they are light years better than the Texans.  4 points is an insult.  If I'm Campbell I would be saying behind closed doors that we should be favored by 20.

Jets +10 over PATS
Can't say the Jets always play the Pats tight but it sure seems that way.  At least during Rex's first few years they did.  Beat them a few times too.  Once in the playoffs.  This is always a huge game for both teams I think they both consider this their strongest rivalry in the division.  Bowles hasn't really been Belichik'd yet so we'll see.  I think they keep it close because they can pressure Brady with their front.  And Revis knows them intimately.

Oak +4 over SD
So is this a home team for both teams?  Are they in LA yet?  They should play this game in the Rose Bowl.  Would be cool.  Carr to Cooper is a years to come connection.  The Chargers are an unbalanced offense right now.  If I'm Del Rio I'm blitzing the shit out of Rivers.

Dallas +3.5 over GIANTS
I don't know what the Giants were last Monday.  That was putrid.  Dallas's pass rush is coming on and I'm afraid they will just have their way.  Giants are not healthy right now.  And Dallas might get Dez back.  Would really help Cassel.

CAROLINA -3 over Philly
Panthers comeback last week was very impressive.  Even if we all think Seattle lost their fastball.  Could they be 6-0 after only winning 7 games last year?  I think so.  Top 3 story in the NFL.  Rivera if officially off the hot seat.

Ravens +10 over ARIZONA
The Ravens are well on their way to a double digit losing season but I think they have some pride in them and make enough plays to hang around.  10 is a big number in the NFL.






140 comments:

Jugdish said...

Seriously those Lincoln commercials are not starting to piss me off.


Let us know when they do.

El Padrino said...

Yea meant are

Aitch said...

"Jets +10 over PATS
Can't say the Jets always play the Pats tight but it sure seems that way."

They lost both games to New England last year by a combined 3 points. They always get up for this matchup. I definitely see a Jets cover.

Aitch said...

The Jets defense has improved over last year, as has their running game.

Aitch said...

The key will be if they fall behind early, whether Bowles will have the confidence to stick with the running game. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't going to beat Brady in a shootout.

Jugdish said...

Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't going to beat Brady in a shootout.

Blue said...

fitzmagic can outshoot brady

Blue said...

"The Mariners haven't made the postseason since 2001, the longest playoff drought by any MLB team. The only team in any of the four major sports with a longer drought is the Bills, who last made the postseason in 1999."

Keef said...

My boss is a Bills fan. I bet him on the o/u for wins this year, gave him 8+. I need them to lose this week.

El Padrino said...

New England has creamed the Jets before if you just look at last year then yes . And i said they always get up for these games too just differently

Blue said...

27-25 and 17-16 last year
17-16 and 30-27 (L) in 2013
29-26 and 49-19 (Butt fumble) in 2012
30-21 and 37-16 in 2011
28-14 (L) and 45-3 and 28-14 (L in playoffs) in 2010
16-9 (L) and 31-14 in 2009
19-10 and 34-31 (L) in 2008
38-14 and 20-10 in 2007 (18-1 year) in 2007
24-17 and 17-14 (L) and 37-16 (playoffs) in 2006
16-3 and 31-21

Shall I go on

Keef said...

New England has creamed the Jets before if you just look at last year then yes



English man

Blue said...

16-6 over the last 10 years.

with a combined score of 576 - 400 (26.2 - 18.2)

just sayin

Blue said...

del rio won't blitz rivers

a) rivers only holds the ball on average 2.1 seconds, fastest trigger in the league or something

b) del rio doesn't blitz

El Padrino said...

Of course he doesn't. Hes too old now.

El Padrino said...

Yea go on. Go back to the al grogh year.

Wiseass. Anyway I'm right. In said it seems like they play them tough. They do. Yay

Keef said...

If the Mess play Toronto, AHIK*, it'll be a sweep just like the NLCS. Nothing shuts down an offense full of HR power like constant 98 mph heat

El Padrino said...

Mariota out

El Padrino said...

Keef you're embarrassing yourself. Sit a few plays out champ.

El Padrino said...

They don't just throw gas. They locate and have a plus secondary stuff to keep them off the hard stuff

Keef said...

OK Buster. All MLB pitchers can location and have plus secondary stuff. They don't all throw upper 90s. Your "have a plus secondary stuff to keep them off the hard stuff" confirms my comment. You even said in your post that you'd rather face Toronto because KC will single you to death.

Blue said...

bluejays aren't winning tonight

Blue said...

bad luck for the mess though, they'll have to sit for like 6 days before their next game

sitting and waiting is never good for beisbol

Blue said...

USA basketball seems to have it's shit together

Pop is a great choice to replace coach K.

Aitch said...

"And i said they always get up for these games too just differently"

I was agreeing, you knob.

Aitch said...

"Keef you're embarrassing yourself. Sit a few plays out champ."

By saying the Mets will sweep the Jays?

El Padrino said...

Oh thought sarcasm was in play there

El Padrino said...

Sorry keef.

Jugdish said...

sitting and waiting is never good for beisbol


this

Aitch said...

We've become the kinder, gentler LOV

Keef said...

Apology accepted

Keef said...

All MLB pitchers can location is good English on me

Keef said...

I'm actually rooting for the Mess over whoever comes out of the AL

Blue said...

are you actually rooting, or just figuratively rooting

Meiz said...

Keith is literally growing into the ground.

Keef said...

are you actually rooting, or just figuratively rooting



Actually. Or else I would have said figuratively.

Blue said...

literally

Keef said...

RIP Mexico

Blue said...

that's the shitty part anyway

drug cartels had ruined PV

Meiz said...

"RIP Mexico"

Dude, they are FUCKED.

Blue said...

US closed their drug tunnel to San Diego yesterday too, so now all their drugs and guns will just get washed away

tem said...

5 step drop and throw a crossing route. that's all brady does. and now he's the best ever. whatever.

Meiz said...

"5 step drop and throw a crossing route. that's all brady does. and now he's the best ever. whatever."

SO?

Keef said...

Mize sucks at golfing. He made it seem like he's so much better than I am.

tem said...

Meiz has a crush

tem said...

Has a better QB right in his backyard.

Blinded by those pretty brady eyes or something. Probably has a Brady Fathead on his ceiling over his bed.

Meiz said...

"Mize sucks at golfing. He made it seem like he's so much better than I am."

I am fucking TERRIBLE. I've made that very clear this year.

Meiz said...

Me & my buddy Dan had a serious one on one conversation about my being terrible at golf now. I need to get in some sort of shape & practice this winter. It's fucking embarrassing, and I'm ashamed of myself. I used to be able to roll out of bed hung over & shot 85 like it was nothing.

That facebook post was Dan publicly shaming me.

Keef said...

I played 9 this morning, shot 41 on par 37. Best 9 I've ever played

Keef said...

Flip Saunders. Dead.

Keef said...

Picked up Rams D and Stefon Diggs this week as bye fill ins. That worked well.

Keef said...

Goddamn Arian foster

El Padrino said...

Have Lamar Miller. Won my match by 2. Also picked up Diggs.

Keef said...

My lineup this week has Brady, Arian, Julio, Diggs, Cooper, Gronk, Rams D

Keef said...

Winning by 92 over the 6-0 team

El Padrino said...

Raider chick fans are spicy

El Padrino said...

If you had that in draft kings you would have one million dollars

Blue said...

no million for keith because of arian foster,
somebody else would have had mcfadden

Blue said...

also, probably couldn't afford all of those on DK in one game

Aitch said...

I'm up by 3 points. He's all done, but I've got Flacco going tonight. Is it bad form to sit him to guard against an awful game?

Jugdish said...

What do you lose for an INT?

Aitch said...

2 points

Keef said...

What if the site fucked up the scoring yesterday and you sit Flacco and then they adjust the scoring and you have 4 pts deducted?

El Padrino said...

no that's gay play him

Jugdish said...

Can you submit an incomplete lineup like that? our league doesn't allow that. Who would you swap out for him?

Jugdish said...

I'd play him...just curious

Keef said...

The Foster injury kills me. My other RB are Gore, Andrews, Mathews

El Padrino said...

well that's what you get for drafting him, did you really think he would complete the year once he returned?

Jugdish said...

keef told me to trade for foster a little over a week ago. glad I got martin instead.

Keef said...

well that's what you get for drafting him, did you really think he would complete the year once he returned?


I got him in about the 10th round. I knew I wasn't getting a full year out of him. Not much of a risk drafting him, just thought I would get more than 3 weeks from him

El Padrino said...

trade brady for a bundle you can almost replace his production with a lesser mortal or play qb roulette, I won doing that a few years ago (lost in the finals but still was successful)

Keef said...

keef told me to trade for foster a little over a week ago. glad I got martin instead.



You're welcome

Keef said...

trade brady for a bundle you can almost replace his production with a lesser mortal or play qb roulette, I won doing that a few years ago (lost in the finals but still was successful)


Think I'm gonna ride it out with Brady and my solid WR/TE and roll with Gore and Mathews and hopefully get lucky with a waiver pickup.

El Padrino said...

pick up Christine Michael because DMC will be hurt in two weeks

Keef said...

He gone

El Padrino said...

Fire Marshall Bill or Forest Gump for Halloween?

was going to go lamar odom but black face is controversial

Blue said...

and you aren't 7 feet tall

Blue said...

you seem more like a forrest gump type to me anyway

Blue said...

sitting flacco is the play, but i'm sure the tiebreaker in your league is total points. So if you've got the same record as somebody else, and your total points are like 5 less at the end of the year, you'll kick yourself for not playing flacco

so playing flacco is the play

Blue said...

never seen a QB get total negative points though

unless he throws like 5 picks, he's gonna get you at least some points

Keef said...

Fire Marshall Bill or Forest Gump for Halloween?


FMB

Meiz said...

I've been drinking since 9:15.

Meiz said...

"I'm up by 3 points. He's all done, but I've got Flacco going tonight. Is it bad form to sit him to guard against an awful game?"

I'll bench a guy if I have a yahooge* lead in that scenario.

Meiz said...

"The Foster injury kills me. My other RB are Gore, Andrews, Mathews"

Gore has been solid for me.

Keef said...

Gore has been solid for me.


He's avg about 11.5 for me. Not awful, but now he's my #1 guy.

Keef said...

I'll bench a guy if I have a yahooge* lead in that scenario.



Just curious, why would you do that? What's the benefit?

Meiz said...

I need Fitz and Scoreatouchdownface to go bonkers tonight. I'm getting WORKED this week.

Meiz said...

"Just curious, why would you do that? What's the benefit?"

Our first tie breaker in Division record, second is record vs the other division.

That's how I missed the playoffs with the highest scoring team last year.

Meiz said...

The commissioner's a real asshole.


It's me.

Keef said...

Our first tie breaker in Division record, second is record vs the other division.

That's how I missed the playoffs with the highest scoring team last year.



OK. So you didn't answer my question.

Meiz said...

Because a win is more important than the points in my league.

Keef said...

Alright. If you have a yahuge lead, you're winning regardless, no?

Meiz said...

And my opponent had nobody left to play on Sunday or Monday night? Yes.

Meiz said...

I played the golf Here today. Went 51/41. Really pulled my head out of my ass from the 7th hole on.

Forgot what it was like to putt on greens that actually have break in them.

Meiz said...

The first 3 holes were a disaster.

Keef said...

And my opponent had nobody left to play on Sunday or Monday night? Yes.



I'm just confused why you would take the time to go in and change a lineup if it really has zero effect on anything.

Meiz said...

To preserve the win.

Meiz said...

Taking a knee at the end of the game.

Meiz said...

Low key insulting one of my friends in front of other friends.

Keef said...

gotcha

Meiz said...

That being said, I'm getting destroyed this week. No more 1st place.

Blue said...

i'm losing too, this is the third week that i've lost where the team i'm playing scored way more than they had all year

Blue said...

so even though i'm consistent, and like a top 2 team in scoring overall, i've lost 4 games, 3 of which were flukes

it's just stupid, fnfl is the worst

Aitch said...

I'll keep Flacco in

Aitch said...

My keeper was Lacy and my 1st pick was Lynch. They've done nothing for me all season. I'm glad I drafted Freeman and Gurley late.

Aitch said...

Randall Cobb has sucked, too

Blue said...

i had a top tier team, then jamaal charles, tough to replace him

Keef said...

You should have a better defense


/tem

Blue said...

obviously

it's time to fire the d-coordinator

Meiz said...

Greg Hardy, hey?

Aitch said...

No comment. Next question. Any other questions?

Meiz said...

JIM BOB COOTER!

El Padrino said...

Remember the poem i wrote for mallomars? I still stand by that

El Padrino said...

I guess Adele is back huh

Meiz said...

Allegedly. I haven't heard the song yet.

Meiz said...

Man, I had a bad fantasy week.

Keef said...

The Houston Texans have released backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.
Mallett was late for meetings Saturday, blaming his tardiness on traffic. He then missed the team's charter flight to South Florida. He had to fly commercial to join the team for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.


Idiot

Blue said...

royals called up Raul Mondesi

champyunship

Keef said...

El Canõn

Blue said...

i'm taking the royals in 6

Keef said...

I was gonna say in 5

ToddPacker said...

royals in 4

Blue said...

royals might win in 3

Blue said...

that's how much better than the mets they are

Keef said...

On this date in 1985, Royals won their last World Series.
On this date in 1986, Mets won their last World Series.


Weird

El Padrino said...

Suite blue said the cubs would destroy

El Padrino said...

Royals are a really good baseball team

El Padrino said...

Fucking Marlin man

El Padrino said...

Man this kc defense is 85 bears

El Padrino said...

Or not

Aitch said...

Hahaha Mets

Aitch said...

I bet TP punched a homeless guy over that loss.

Aitch said...

Flex spot. Pick one.

Eddie Lacy vs Denver
Jimmy Graham vs Dallas
Torrey Smith vs St. Louis

Keef said...

I thought I wanted the Mess to win before the Series. Then when the game started, I found myself rooting for KC. So I guess I want KC to win.

Aitch said...

That's your hatred of EP talking.

Well, hatred might be strong, but it's definitely schadenfreude.

Keef said...

Why would I hate LP?

Blue said...

Jimmy Graham

Eddie Lacy is in a time share with Starks, and facing the best D in football

Torrey Smith has a shit for brains QB and facing a terrific pass rush

graham by default

Blue said...

i didn't realize that benitez still pitches for the Mets

El Padrino said...

Oof

Blue said...

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