I know that EP is a sore loser. You know how I know, because he tries to make it about money when he loses. Like "hey if we were playing for money, i'd spend more time on the picks and beat you". Sore looser*.
Has any other president ever cried in front of the camera?
Apparently Jonah Hill works for the Browns now. If that character was really based off of depedesto, then why is the dude so fat in the movie.
This johnny football thing is kind of funny. If it's true that he was in disguise and partying, that is hilarity. Or maybe it's a weakness/sickness. I don't know, but it just sounds so crazy yet so believable.
I'm already over the Peyton Manning story. Dude handed the ball off and didn't play particularly awesome in the 2nd half, and he's back? I guess Kubiak can roll the dice and play manning, and take the easy way out. but not sure if you can go back to Brock now in this situation. If Manning is stinking it up in the first half (which Osweiler was not) do you pull him and put in Brock for a "spark". What a clusterfuck of disaster. Maybe peyton's foot will hurt again, i don't know, i'm not a doctor.
So many story lines with head coaches getting fired, not getting fired, resigning, wanting to be traded, just goes to show how NFL is top dog.
How about Stan Kroenke, basically saying that St. Louis is garbage of a town. Probably true. But I mean, if Detroit can still have 4 sports, how can St. Louis be any worse. Bottom line, dude is ridiculously smart, and played his cards right. He can just write a check and build a stadium in LA, and may just do it despite what anyone else says. Big talk about the Chargers moving too, who cares. I've lived here for 8 months, and while everyone has chargers shit on their cars and whatever, 90% of the people you talk to, have no idea if they won or lost last weekend. Screw the chargers, and go fuck yourself San Diego.
Last week I knocked it out 14-2. that's pretty close to good. EP was a respectable 10-6. I'd take that, nothing wrong with going 10-6 in week 17. That brings my regular season totals up to 132-101-6 (.566) and EP up to 112-104-6 (.519). So better than a coin flip for both of us. Should we start over records for the post season? Probably.
Wow 4 home dogs in the first round of the playoffs, this should be interesting
Texans +3.5 vs Chiefs
Now, I know the chiefs are the hottest team since sliced bread. I know that they beat Houston in week 1. I know that they've got a great defense. I know that Andy Reid went to 4 straight NFC championship games. I know Alex Smith is the smartest QB in all of Missouri. I know that Brian Hoyer is a career journeyman. I know that the Texans don't have a real running back or attack. All that being said. I know that JJ Watt is better than anything the chiefs have on offense. I know that Deandre Hopkins can catch a football in a straight jacket. I know that Brian Cushing is underrated and healthy. I know that the Texans defense has played lights out the last few weeks. I know that the chiefs have been pretty lucky the last couple of weeks against Oakland and Cleveland (both not playoff teams) and eked out wins against them. I'm going texans, I just like their moxie. Texans win outright 24-14, and setup a rematch with the Pats, that Bill O'Brien has to be not to excited about.
Steelers -2.5 vs Bengals
Not sure if Dalton is going to play this week or not. Not sure it makes much of a difference. Two teams that hate each other. Home field doesn't matter in this game. I think AJ McCarron has made himself some money, Bengals would be smart to see what they can get for him in the trade market this offseason, maybe a 2nd rounder, or a 3rd? Hell, the Browns should be willing to give up a 1st rounder for him. Antonio Brown is just too good. Only way the Steelers don't win this game is if Ben gets hurt, or is constantly sacked. Bengals would be wise to open it up and throw the ball all over the field. That's where the Steelers are bad, and where the Bengals have a ton of weapons. If Dalton plays, he already has small hands which cause him issues gripping the ball in the cold weather, so imagine that, and add in the weak thumb. Just not sure. But it should be a good game. And all that being said, i'm rooting hard for the Bengals, but the Steelers win 38-10 and dreadfully head to Denver.
Vikings +5 vs Seahawks
It's going to be -20 windchill at kickoff. seriously. who thought playing football outside in Minnesota was a good idea. Beast Mode is back, but it takes a little bit to get used to the grind. It's going to be cold, and nobody wants to hit, or get hit when it's that cold. Unless you're ADP. I think dude runs roughshod on the seahawks defense. I also am a believer in teams that got blown out recently play much better in a rematch. Did I mention it's going to be cold? Too many people are pimping up the seahawks right now. Vikes can play the "no respect" card, and should. They're happy to be back in the playoffs. maybe i'm rethinking this. Maybe the seahawks win, but don't cover. maybe the vikings win outright. I'm not sure yet. But i'll take the 5 points. Seahawks win 13-10 in a cold dreary bitter game, and head up the road to sunny Carolina for another rematch.
Redskins +1 vs Packers
Pack is awful. Redskins will play the no respect card. I like the "you like that!!!???" towels that the skins are going to throw out there. Landover Maryland should be rocking. Skins defense has been really good lately. Packers haven't done anything right since about week 6. The book on them is out, play tight press coverage, and they won't be able to throw the ball. Eddie Lacy looks like an offensive guard running with the football, and plods along. On the other side, Kirk Cousins has been good, the offensive weapons the skins have are dynamic. They seem pretty healthy. I don't think this one is really all that close. Skins haven't gotten any love from the vegas oddsmakers the last few weeks. I think they beat the packers handily 27-13, and then get ready to be slaughtered by the Cardinals.