Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Wild card week picks

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.

105 comments:

El Padrino said...

Jeez. Just want to know if you want to switch it up or add best bets picking the whole slate is too time consuming.

Congratulations on the reg season title.

Keef said...

You know how I know, because he tries to make it about money when he loses.



Apparently you haven't heard about his multi million dollar fake investment account.

Blue said...

i agree with you though. I didn't realize how time consuming it is to sit down and right out something thoughtful about each game.

when there are 16 games and spending 5 minutes writing something about each game, that's almost an hour and a half.

Blue said...

right = write

Keef said...

woe?

Blue said...

yep, it's a woe

El Padrino said...

Payton staying down the bayou

El Padrino said...

Give me your money keef I can invest for you

Jugdish said...

You can have his fake money.

Jugdish said...

Like...do you ever talk to someone who, like, says the word "like", like all the time? Like, I find it hard to like, pay attention to what they're, like, saying because, like, I'm counting how many times they, like, say the word "like".

Jugdish said...

Lp

Blue said...

Had a guy who worked for me who said like all the time. In the interview I asked him about any negative feedback he'd ever gotten, and he said that somebody told him that he used "like" too much

Keef said...

Give me your money keef I can invest for you



Invest your own real money and show me the results and then maybe I'll think about it.

Meiz said...

"Like...do you ever talk to someone who, like, says the word "like", like all the time? Like, I find it hard to like, pay attention to what they're, like, saying because, like, I'm counting how many times they, like, say the word "like"."


co-worker does that

Meiz said...

& it's the worst because she stumbles over everything she says.

Meiz said...

And she types dates like this 1*7*16

Blue said...

Junior should be unanimous HOFer

Keef said...

He won't be because there will be one fat slob writer who won't vote for him because he would rather have Willie Mays up to bat with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th

Meiz said...

"Junior should be unanimous HOFer"

Not gonna happen

Blue said...

I know it's not gonna, but if there ever was going to be one, it's him

Aitch said...

I agree with you guys about the HOF. It's so dumb that there are still voters who don't vote for a guy just because it's his first time on the ballot. Ate his starts going to improve between his first year and subsequent years? Either he's a HOF player or he isn't.

Aitch said...

Ate = are

Meiz said...

I think some guys do it to support some of the guys who have been close in years past.

Jugdish said...

Griffey and Piazza are in

Jugdish said...

99% for griffey

Jugdish said...

all but 3 writers voted for him...wussbags

Jugdish said...

Houston is upset...no bagwell. he did move up to 71.6% though

Blue said...

the three writers that didn't vote for Griffey should have their voting rights stripped.

seriously

they don't get to vote for 5 years

Blue said...

same thing for whoever voted for david eckstein, jason Kendall, and garret anderson

Blue said...

open it up to a public vote

Blue said...

keith

how dicey is the road from PHX to flagstaff this time of year, It's supposed to be snowing through there, and I really don't want to drive around

Blue said...

nevermind looks like they are getting a shitload of snow, not going that way

Blue said...

tucson it is

Keef said...

We're actually taking the kids up to flagstaff this Saturday because of all the snow they've gotten.

Keef said...

When are you driving? The interstate between phx and flag isn't that bad with snow. Although it looks like the temps are gonna be pretty low so I guess it could be icy

Keef said...

It's kind of cool that the highest and lowest drafted HOF inductees went in the same year

Blue said...

i'm leaving tomorrow, probably not until around noon.

The normal route has snow all the way, the route through flagstaff, is just dicey through that area, or I can drive an extra hour or two and go through tucson and around.

I figure i'll just avoid snow altogether because even if it's for just a short stretch of road, i'll have to slow down enough that it'll take me as long as going around.

Blue said...

normal route is through vegas and across utah

Blue said...

it's quite literally the worst weekend of the year to try and make this drive

Keef said...

Tucson is the scenic route

S

Keef said...

The only good thing about Tucson is a sandwich place called Beyond Bread

Blue said...

Bread places like that everywhere

Blue said...

Lovie fired

El Padrino said...

Whoa.

Keef said...

Chip Kelly

Blue said...

Josh ncdaniels

tem said...

Shocked lovie got fired but they weren't going to win big with him so I get it.

Too many late game collapses in 2 years and the D was a shit storm.

tem said...

Shocked blue isn't flying.

tem said...

If nobody else was a unanimous HOFer then I don't see why Griffey should be the first.

tem said...

He's in, got the highest percentage of votes ever so he can hang his hat on that.

He'll probably pull a groin hanging up his hat but he can hang his hat on it.

tem said...

Bucs will hire Coughlin. New regime loves to hire old washed up coaches.

Aitch said...

I don't understand how teams like the Bucs, Browns, et al ever think they can have any success when they blow it up and start from scratch every 2-3 years.

El Padrino said...

Old washed up. Damn.

I think you are right though. Isn't the new gm they hired awhile back Marc Ross? He was player personnel for giants for many years

El Padrino said...

Disregard I'm wrong

tem said...

It's some other chump who loves old shit.


tem said...

Coughlin might actually be too successful for the Bucs to go after.

They want some old guy who is a .500 coach with little to no post season success.

Keef said...

Chip Kelly

Blue said...

mike shanahan

tem said...

I'd be OK with Chip. Better than some old has been.

Chip might be a never was, but I'd rather have a possible never was than a definite has been.

tem said...

maybe they'll go the middle of the road college guy again.

maybe they will hire whoever coaches at Texas Tech or maybe UCLA's guy.

Blue said...

steve sarkisian is available

El Padrino said...

And drunk

tem said...

Tem picks:
Texans +3.5 vs Chiefs

Chiefs are everyone's sleeper pick because they beat 11 straight shitty teams. Houston is a shitty team. Chiefs win and cover.


Steelers -2.5 vs Bengals

Steelers get lots of love but are just lucky to be here. Bengals win outright.

Vikings +5 vs Seahawks

Seahawks are ready for the post-season. They whip bad teams. Vikings are a bad team. This year's playoffs have lots of bad teams. Seahawks win and cover.

Redskins +1 vs Packers

Surprised the Redskins are not favored. Rodgers can't save the Pack. They are bad. Skins win outright. Skins are bad too, but not as bad.


tem said...

UFC on the 17th picks:

Cruz gets injured and has to pull out of the fight. Talk of Uriah Faber stepping in. Frankie Edgar says he can make weight in time. Uriah steps in as the UFC fucks over Frankie again. Uriah wins a title finally. But if Cruz doesn't get hurt then he wins handily.

Anthony Pettis dominates Eddie Alavrez for 3 pretty boring rounds.

Travis Browne KOs Mitrione before the ring girl even sits down from walking around with her round 1 sign.

tem said...

by the by, baseball HOF talk: they are saving the first ever unanimous HOF entry for Derek Jeter.



Meiz said...

Oh, god. They better not.

Keef said...

Bengals win outright.


Fucking hate you

Keef said...

Jeter will get about 96%

tem said...

he'll get 100% and send all the voters swag bags.

tem said...

"Fucking hate you"

at least I broke the news early so you won't be heartbroken this weekend.

Keef said...

I already knew they were going to lose because a) it's a playoff game, 2) it's on in primetime. And now C) tem said they're going to win.

Meiz said...

Nope. Here's the most Bengaly scenario.

AJ McCarron gets a playoff win before Dalton does, Dalton comes back next week, and the Bengals get CRUSHED.

tem said...

meiz knows

Keef said...

No way they're beating Pittsburgh

Keef said...

18/18 OMJ, 3:47 left

tem said...

Good sporcle. 353 left

Keef said...

good talk

tem said...

yes indeed

Jugdish said...

no dalton

tem said...

my pick re: bengals doesn't change

tem said...

my 2016 conor McGregor outlook is that he loses to RDA then loses to Frankie Edgar then loses again to Frankie Edgar. As good as 2015 was to him, 2016 will be that bad.

tem said...

so you all should buy stock in McGregor this year

Meiz said...

ICYMI, they caught El Chapo today.

Keef said...

LP, go to YouTube and search shaving vaginas

El Padrino said...

You porn?

tem said...

Lp picks?
Did I miss them?

Keef said...

Not you porn. YouTube. Full beav on you tube

El Padrino said...

I want to picks but I'm trying to find time

Meiz said...

"LP, go to YouTube and search shaving vaginas"

Gonna go ahead & not trust this from Keith. There's probably dick involved. Like meatspin back in the day.

Keef said...

That's definitely not kod's sister

Keef said...

Gonna go ahead & not trust this from Keith. There's probably dick involved. Like meatspin back in the day.


Actually no. I heard about it on a morning radio show yesterday. It's labeled as "how to" or something like that so it is ok on YouTube. They have Brazilian wax videos too. Full close ups of everything. Didn't know all that was on YouTube

Meiz said...

"That's definitely not kod's sister"

Yep. Not a chance. Lordy lou.

Blue said...

I thought Kod was in to dudes

Blue said...

It could be his sister, they are very close

El Padrino said...

If I don't get a chance to post something today give me the Texans and Steel City

tem said...

Vaginal video was real

El Padrino said...

Brian Hoyer is not real

tem said...

Tem was 1-0 and in the lead

El Padrino said...

Hue Jackson's stock is falling

El Padrino said...

Lol Bengals

Aitch said...

If they weren't gonna fire Lewis, they should now.

tem said...

That's the worst loss I've seen in a long time.

El Padrino said...

Keef OK?

El Padrino said...

New post

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