Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas assholes (and picks) and more picks!

I say Merry Christmas, fuck happy holidays

Was thinking about this the other day.  What is your favorite sneaky xmas movie.  Like a movie that could be on any time of the year, but it also has a christmas theme, but not necessarily obvious.  Like Christmas vacation is great, but it's obvious it's a christmas movie, same with a christmas story...etc. Cmblue's favorite in this category is "love actually".  That's the example.  A movie that isn't necessarily about christmas, but takes place during christmas maybe.  My example, is die hard.  Anytime cmblue makes me watch love actually, we chase it with Die Hard.   Anyway, thought I'd kick that one out there to see if there are any other great ones i can't remember.

On to the picks:  Last week I went 11-4-1 it's a christmas miracle.  I am now all the way up to 112-90-5.  (.554).  That's a good enough week.  EP struggled along at 7-7-1 (not including his miss on thursday night).  Gets his season total up to 97-89-5 (.521).  Hopefully he'll break the 100 win mark this week.  Maybe?

Raiders -6 vs Chargers
Christmas Eve game.  Both teams are hoping santa brings them a new home next year. The Chargers blew their load last week.  Can't believe I missed the "last game in San Diego" undertones coming from that game, and should have known they'd come out fired up.  Rookie mistake.  Raiders played the Packers pretty tough.  Raiders are the better team, and here is to two teams that next year could be sharing a stadium.  Speaking of which, how shitty would it be if the NFL only allowed the chargers and rams to move, and the raiders were stuck in Oakland.  I'll take the raiders to win outright 36-24.

Redskins +3 vs Eagles
muy importante game for the nfc least.  skins win and it all but locks up a playoff spot for them.  or maybe it does lock up a playoff spot, i don't know.  Skins have been playing well the last few weeks and have figured it out a little bit on the road.  Desean Jackson always likes to play in Philly, and maybe kirk cousins is the new santa claus.  I'm riding the skins here because I haven't picked them right pretty much all season (you're welcome eagles fans) Skins win 31-28.

Pats -3 vs Jets
These games are usually close.  I wouldn't put it past belichek (i can never spell his name right), to throw this game just so the JETS can stay alive in the playoff hunt.  JETS have to win out to get in, and hope the Broncos, chiefs, Steelers, lose one more.  And since the chiefs and steelers aren't losing again, it would only be the Broncos that would get left out.  So do I think that Belichek knows this? of course I do.  Do I think he'd create some shenanigans to keep the broncos out of the playoffs, you bet he would.  All that being said, consipiracy theories abound, i'm still taking the pats 31-24.

Texans (off) vs Titans 
I'm guessing it's not on the books because nobody is sure if Hoyer will play.  Who do you hate more, Brandon Weeden or Zach Mettenberger.  I'm going with the team here that has something left to play for.  Also, I think Hoyer will play.  And the texans have a stout defense.  So that's my pick, who do you have?  Texans win 31-10

Chiefs -13 vs Browns
Never thought i'd lay 13 points with the chiefs.  Does Johnny Football have a miracle left in him?  Chiefs control their own playoff destiny.  Pretty sad that the wildcard teams in the AFC, even though on the road, will be favored no matter who their opponent will be.  Chiefs have opened up the offense, and all of a sudden Alex Smith thinks he's back at Utah.  Gary Barnidge rented out a theater for his teammates to watch Star Wars tonight (christmas eve) at 7:30.  Apparently, he invited anyone else who wants to come, on twitter, to join him and his teammates.  I'm sure this will go well.  This game won't be close, i'll take the chefs to win big 38-10.

Colts +2.5 vs Dolphins
No idea who is playing QB for the colts, doesn't matter.  Dolphins packed their season in a long time ago.  Pagano will be playing with his grandkids back in Idaho, this time next year.  I will take the colts in a rout.  17-10

49ers +10.5 vs Lions
Lions have been playing a lot better here in the second half of the season.  makes jim caldwell look all that much worse of a coach in the first half though.  49ers are what they are.  They're tough enough though that they keep games relatively close.  I'll give Tomsula credit for that, they haven't quit on the season yet.  I had this game picked the other way, then decided I can't lay that many points, so while I think the Lions win, it's only by a TD.  Lions 24-17

Cowboys +7 vs Bills
This is one of those games that neither team has anything to play for but pride. Bills seem to be in a little bit of turmoil here down the stretch, whereas the Cowboys are just trying to keep it together.  Shady McCoy is out for the Bills.  I give the advantage to the cowboys.  Kellen Moore will make his first NFL start, which shouldn't scare anyone, but he's gotta be better than Matt Cassell.  Cowboys win in a shocker 21-17

Bucs -3 vs Bears
Lovie will have his team fired up to beat his old team.  Bucs still playing to get to .500 which would be a great accomplishment.  I actually think the Bears are the better team, but for some reason they just can't figure it out.  I'll take Winston and his boys 24-20

Panthers -7 vs Falcons
I could see the panthers losing this game, but I can't see the falcons winning it.  i'm gonna ride the Cam Newton wagon until I fall off I guess.  My aunt has season tickets to the panthers so it's been insufferable to hear about how great they are.  Nobody has season tickets to the falcons, maybe they should move to LA.  Rumor started.  I think Cam and the boys get it done early and don't fall apart late like they did with the giants.  Panthers 38-21.

Steelers -11.5 vs Ravens
Lots of home dawgs this week.  or maybe just two in a row, I don't know.  That's a lot of points for two divisional rivals who usually play tight close games.  But the Steelers are just that much better right now.  Ravens don't even have a QB.  Maybe Mallet, maybe Flacco, maybe schaub.  who knows.  Steelers were impressive last week against the broncos.  Honestly broncos should have won that game, can't seem to figure out how to move the ball in the 2nd half of games though.  Steelers passing game is pretty frisky, but really it's just AB.  the other two are jokers.  I'll take the steelers 38-10

Jags (off) vs Saints
I'm guessing brees doesn't play.  Why would he.  If you're hurt, just heal up man.  I'll take the young upstarts in Jacksonville.  And the end of an era in New Orleans.  I'm betting no Payton and either no Brees, or a really reduced priced Brees, next year.  Jags win 28-17

Rams +14.5 vs Seahawks
Seahawks have been red hot, like fire.  But don't have a running back. and play against a division opponent with a good enough defense.  I still like the Seahawks to win the game, but the rams and headCase Keenum keep it close enough.  Seahawks 31-17.

Cardinals -4.5 vs Packers
How is this not the SNF game of the week?  I'm guessing this was a game that Fox protected or something.  I'm not believing in the Pack.  While I almost took the packers because of the veteran experience in games like this, and usually a let down when a young team clinches a playoff spot (cards), i'm still believing that the packers really suck, and have been staying afloat with smoke and mirrors for the last 3 weeks.  In the end, where there's smoke, there isn't fire, just mirrors, so i'll take the Cards 31-24

Vikings -5 vs Giants
I guess everyone figured out, you can get into OBJ's head.  What a fucking douche man.  Totally a horrible representation out there last week.  Guess what, now that you've taken him away, the Giants literally have no offense.  Giants can't stop the run, can't stop the pass.  It was a hell of a comeback last week, but the vikings are playing for their playoff lives.  (or have they already clinched, i don't know).  Maybe they'll have already clinched by the time they play though.  I do think they're trying to play up and get to that 5 seed though, so they have to keep winning.  I'd rather play the skins in DC than the Packers again in Lambeau.  Although that would make next week interesting considering it would be a preview of the following week.  or it would make it awful to watch.  Anyway.  I'm taking the vikings 31-17.

Broncos -3 vs Bengals
Broncos might need to be ahead by 40 points at halftime.  Fuck, not sure what happens to them in the second half.  I guess that's a sign of piss poor coaching if you can't make adjustments in the 2nd half, or don't expect the other team to adjust.  Frustrating part is that their defense is rock steady (except for covering Antonio Brown), and all they need from their offense is some continuity in the second half.  Just quit going 3 and out.  Fuck.  Vernon Davis has a huge drop in the last two games that would have kept big drives alive.   Osweiler can't throw the ball 45-50 times and expect to win, not at this stage in his career, so they've got to pound the rock.  Miraculously, they've still got a shot at the #1 seed in the AFC.  All they need to do, is win out, and hope that Belichek is playing possum and throws the game against the jets, and then pats get upset in week 17 against the dolphins....so you're saying there's a chance.  Most likely, this game is for the 2 seed in the AFC.  Although if the broncos lose, they could be in trouble making the playoffs, as discussed earlier.  So in conclusion, AJ McCarron sucks donkey dick.  I'll take the broncos 42-7.  Merry Christmas

El Pad
Wash +3
NE -3
Hou -3.5
KC -11
Indyy +2.5
SF +11
Dal +7
TB -3
Car -7
Pit -10
NO -3
SEA -12
GB +4.5
MIN -7
DEN -3

111 comments:

Meiz said...

"What is your favorite sneaky xmas movie."

Hmmm. I'm thinking Trading Places.

tem said...

Die hard is tough to beat

Blue said...

Trading places is a good pick too, you forget that's a Christmas movie

Keef said...

Die Hard 2

Meiz said...

I'm not really an action movie guy. Never seen a Die Hard.

tem said...

Wtf?

Meiz said...

Just no desire.

Aitch said...

Would The Ref be considered a sneaky Christmas movie?

tem said...

Never seen the ref

tem said...

Meiz was probably zeke and beth

Meiz said...

One of my buddies said The Ref. It counts.

tem said...

Merry Christmas bitches

ToddPacker said...

Merry Christmas LoV

ToddPacker said...

sneaky xmas movie

eyes wide shut

Blue said...

TP for the win

Blue said...

Merry Xmas y'all

Jugdish said...

Merry Christmas!

Meiz said...

"Die hard is tough to beat"

By the by, everyone in 2015 thinks of Die Hard as a Christmas movie. This hipsterness started years ago.

tem said...

Yeah when it came out

tem said...

Gremlins

El Padrino said...

Merry Christmas

El Padrino said...

Die Hard all the way.

El Padrino said...

I would argue Home Alone isn't a Christmas movie. Its just set during that time. The plot is he is left home alone. To me a "Christmas " movie is about the spirit of Christmas.

Meiz said...

LP is on drugs, and I'd like some of those.

Meiz said...

Kev, Mary-Anne started banging that drum & beating the xylophone ASAP today. My sister shot me The Look. I cackled.

Keef said...

We got csil's 1 year old a tambourine. Getting loud toys for others peoples kids is the best

El Padrino said...

I added my picks

El Padrino said...

Funniest thing about this nfc east debacle is someone is gonna get sah-moked at home by Seattle or nfc north team in the playoffs

ToddPacker said...

Hateful 8 was terrific

El Padrino said...

Did Andy's dad like the Bart throwback?

El Padrino said...

Should have smelled this ravens game. Division rival chance to play spoiler.

Meiz said...

"Did Andy's dad like the Bart throwback?"

Fuck yes. I guess his face went totally sad when my sister tells him "Dad, that's a hang it on the wall jersey".

He goes, I can't wear it?

Hilarity.

El Padrino said...

I would like to change my jax no pick.


Jax +3

Meiz said...

What'd youse guys get for Christmas. I didn't get one single wack gift.

Meiz said...

Even when the old man decided to go off-list, he nailed it.

El Padrino said...

Who cares Atlanta. You're still trash

El Padrino said...

The uzh cash likka a sweater here and there

Meiz said...

My twitter timeline is in shambles, and it's wonderful.

tem said...

Nfc north sucks too

tem said...

Good talk

tem said...

Manning just gets HGH in his wife's name. Brilliant and simple.

Blue said...

yes

i believed him up until the point he said, "whatever my wife does is her deal, i can't speak for her"

So not denying that she got HGH, and why would she get HGH sent to her house while her husband is dealing with neck surgeries? to be empathetic?

Blue said...

very convenient

El Padrino said...

Maybe he doesn't want to reveal his wife's personal medical history. She did get the hgh. Not for him. Thats the story line

El Padrino said...

Or that's an angle I guess.

Blue said...

i'm sure that's his angle, just seems convenient

Blue said...

maybe he needs to get a shipment of HGH to get his heel right

Blue said...

my point is, I want to believe him

but...much like barry bonds late in his career, it's kind of crazy how good manning was after he came back from neck surgery.

is it a coincidence, maybe...but there is shrouds of doubt


also makes you wonder about other older guys, like a brady or vinatieri

tem said...

If all you have to do toe beat the system is put the stuff in your wife's name then every player should be doing it.

tem said...

The way he speaks about his wife it seems like he mentally divorced her years ago or is just with her so she doesn't get half his shit.

He sounds like he checked out of that marriage years ago.

tem said...

He just sets up the media to bombard her with questions now.

He basically said "I dunno ask her"

Blue said...

he does all kinds of shit in her name

for example, his part ownership in the memphis grizzlies is all in her name

Blue said...

i did read a good article on all of this

apparently his wife was undergoing fertilization treatments at the time, and it's common for doctors to prescribe HGH within those settings

Blue said...

charlie whitehurst going to IR

who the heck do the colts have after him?

Aitch said...

"also makes you wonder about other older guys, like a brady or vinatieri"

Man, you people are so ridiculous. The golden boy might be tainted and you have to bring it back to the Patriots.

Meiz said...

"who the heck do the colts have after him?"

Andy Luck?

Keef said...

Fucking Al Jazeera

Keef said...

H is amazing. He can type with Brady's cockandballs in his hands

Blue said...

vinatieri plays for the colts

tem said...

H took that bait hard

tem said...

Colts can sign Brady quinn

tem said...

"H is amazing. He can type with Brady's cockandballs in his hands "

I don't think they are in his hands

Blue said...

"I don't think they are in his hands"

in his mouth?

El Padrino said...

Keef said it best.

Fucking Al Jazeera.

My favorite part of this story is Ditka almost saying something tragically racist

Berman was squirming

El Padrino said...

Chapman is a Jankee* bee tee dubs

tem said...

Keith is sad

El Padrino said...

Knew AJ had stones

El Padrino said...

That was the worst kick I've ever seen

Keef said...

McManus is my kicker. Good thing I'm down by 80 pts

Keef said...

How is the arm not going forward but the ball goes 10 yards forward?

Blue said...

you don't have to have control of the ball to push it forward

Blue said...

point is moo anyway

tem said...

"How is the arm not going forward but the ball goes 10 yards forward?"

maybe he threw it 43,826,718 yards backwards and it landed 10 yards in front of him?

Jugdish said...

they caught that kid with the flu


s

Keef said...

maybe he threw it 43,826,718 yards backwards and it landed 10 yards in front of him



You did some research for that comment

tem said...

yes i did

tem said...

I still put in the effort

Blue said...

maybe the hand that hit the ball and forced it to fumble was moving in that direction

tem said...

maybe Denver cheated and is a team full of HGH cheaters

Blue said...

probably

Blue said...

best answer is that Von Miller used the force as a jedi master and moved the ball forward

Blue said...

got the kids to watch all 6 star wars during christmas break.

now we're ready to go see the new one in the theatre

Keef said...

Fun times at blue's house

tem said...

he probably watched them all on a 100 inch screen at the mansion

Blue said...

70 inch LED

tem said...

that's not boss enough for casa de blue

El Padrino said...

70 inch LED

LMC

El Padrino said...

Chip gone

Meiz said...

Shole is

Meiz said...

Trivia tonight. I think reinforcements are coming.

tem said...

Why do you need them?

Meiz said...

FUCK.

FUCK, I HATE NOT WINNING.

tem said...

you needed better reinforcements.

el pad would have won.

tem said...

your trivia defense needs to improve. the other teams scored too many points. you should to improve the D and not give up as many points.

Meiz said...

Fucking Jeb Bush cost us. I knew I was right on that one.

El Padrino said...

Chip totally going to Tennessee no?

Meiz said...

That's what one of my buddies thinks.

Jugdish said...

Lp

Blue said...

I think chip takes a year, and then goes back to collitch

Blue said...

there aren't any vacant collitch positions still are there?

Blue said...

so i guess Steve smith is unretiring

tem said...

Which Steve smiff?

El Padrino said...

There are a few collitch openings none for chip though. USC probably wishes they knew this in October

tem said...

All Big Schools Can Afford To BuY Out Whoever Is THEir Current coach.

My Autocap thing is going crazy

ToddPacker said...

chip will be staying in the nfl

tem said...

He's going to the Giants

El Padrino said...

Agree stubborn motherfucker

El Padrino said...

Disagree

tem said...

Is el pad arguing with himself?

Keef said...

We started watching Making A Murderer last night. Seems like it'll be a good show

Blue said...

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