Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Week 8 Wrap-up

I'm getting good at this. Except for "The five I feel good (or, if not good, better than the others) about." I should stop feeling good about games.

Week 8: 9-4

Overall: 55-51-7

Games I Felt Good About in Week 8: 2-3

Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 20-19-1

Just for fun...

Week 6 Through Week 8, Overall: 26-12-2

The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:

Panthers haven't really beaten anybody; the Colts have beaten everybody. What's more, Carolina is 3-0 on the road but 0-2 at home. Vegas really doesn't think the Colts will win this game by a touchdown? Really?

The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:

[F]or no reason in particular, just because I feel frisky, I'll take San Francisco.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

NFL 2007 - Week 8

Texans @ CHARGERS -9

They're playing in San Diego. Give me the Chargers, even if 9 is a lot of points.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

NFL 2007 - Week 8

COLTS @ Panthers +6.5

Panthers haven't really beaten anybody; the Colts have beaten everybody. What's more, Carolina is 3-0 on the road but 0-2 at home. Vegas really doesn't think the Colts will win this game by a touchdown? Really?

Lions @ BEARS -4.5

The Lions have looked pretty bad on the road since their Week 1 win at Oakland. Also, I think the Bears are good now. Maybe not play-in-the-Super-Bowl-again-this-year good, but good, especially now that they seem to have their quarterback situation settled. Which is funny to think about; I mean, who ever thought that Brian Griese would be the answer to anything (other than the question, "Why have the Broncos only won one playoff game in the nine seasons since John Elway retired?")?

STEELERS @ Bengals +3.5

The Steelers have long been capable of a weird hiccup here or there, even when they're pretty good (just ask any Steelers fan who watched any AFC title games between 1997 and 2004). That's what last week's loss to a bad Denver team was: a weird hiccup. I expect they'll chew on their sugar; breathe into a bag; or drink a glass of water by holding onto it with their middle, ring and pinky fingers while plugging their ears with their thumbs and plugging their noses with their index fingers like Frasier on "Cheers" (which is the world's most foolproof hiccup cure, by the way); and they'll be just fine in Cincinnati on Sunday.

And the Bengals are just plain bad; don't let a win over the terrible Jets fool you.

GIANTS @ Dolphins +9.5

This game is in London, so it's not really a "home" game for the Dolphins. In fact, if you forced me to hazard a guess, I'd bet that New York is actually closer to London than Miami is. I think that'll be the difference.

EAGLES @ Vikings +1

The Eagles are bad, but they're capable of putting up some points. The Adrian Peterson Game notwithstanding, the Vikings aren't. As I've said: I don't think it matters one iota whether this Vikings team plays at home or on the road. Other than Adrian Peterson, they play the most passionless, uninspired football I've seen.

A while back I called them the Worst Vikings Team Ever, and, although I was just venting after a bad loss, that title is still within reach for the 2007 group.

JAGUARS @ Buccaneers -4

I've told this story before; I'll tell it again. First of all, you must know that Darrin McKee was our quarterback at Marshall Senior High School in Marshall, Minnesota for a brief period in the mid-90s.

Towards the end of the Vikings' 15-1 season in 1998 (when Randy Moss first did what he's doing now), they hosted a decent Jacksonville team that had been beset by injuries at the quarterback position. My friends and I made the trip up to Minneapolis for the game, and we were discussing the fact that the Jaguars had almost no chance to beat the Vikings, particularly -- as my friend Mike pointed out -- since "Darrin McKee is starting at quarterback for the Jaguars today."

Turns out we were right (about the Jaguars' chances, that is. Not about Darrin McKee. Mike was joking); the Vikings won 50-10.

I bring this up because once again a decent Jacksonville team, beset by injuries at the quarterback position, goes on the road this Sunday, and their newly-signed backup quarterback is, quite literally, a man who went to high school only a few years before -- and a few miles away from -- Darrin McKee.

Still, I don't think this bodes ill for the Jags. After last week's pooch-screw in Detroit, I took a closer look at this Buccaneers team. They've got only one good win (over Tennessee), and they haven't stayed close with any of the other decent teams they've played. Even if Darrin McKee does get in the game for Jacksonville, I still like them to cover the 4-point spread.

Raiders @ TITANS -7.5

"Quarterback uncertainty" is not really high on the list of encouraging signs that your 2-4 team has a particularly good chance on the road against a playoff contender who almost blew a huge lead last week and is going to be determined not to let that happen again.

Really, though; the Titans almost blew a 25-point fourth-quarter lead in Houston on Sunday. How is there even time for that to happen? In that situation, you'd think you could just take a knee throughout the entire fourth quarter and still win by like four.

BILLS @ Jets -3

The Bills' last three games: win; that crazy Monday night loss to Dallas; win. They've got some up-and-coming mojo to them, a Watch Out For Us in Three Seasons kind of thing, with the rookie QB and rookie running back. I like 'em. I think the Bills got lumped into that "bad team" category by most of us before the season started, and I'm not sure they belong there anymore. The 2007 Bills are the 2005 Detroit Tigers, let's put it that way. If the Tigers hadn't gotten good until, like, next season.

The Jets are just bad. It seems like the Jets have been in every game, but they manage to find a way to lose. This week, the wheels come off.

Texans @ Chargers *

Hopefully, I'll be back with a pick on this game when we know where and when it's going to be played. If I can, I'll get my pick in for the record before kickoff on Sunday. If I forget to do it, then let's just say I take the Chargers to cover whatever the spread might be.

BROWNS @ Rams +3

Two weeks ago I wrote about how the Browns don't lose to bad teams. I don't imagine that, having had the bye week to rest up, they'll start now.

Also, I saw on "SportsCenter" this afternoon that the Rams contacted Darrin McKee about backing up the banged-up Marc Bulger this Sunday, and Darrin McKee claimed that he would love to, but, he has "a ton of stuff to get done this weekend."

Redskins @ PATRIOTS -16.5

I just don't want to pick the Patriots the week they finally don't cover, hence my pick against them last week. But, I suppose they'll be extra-determined not to "look past" the Redskins to their big matchup with Indy next week, and as determined as ever to prove that they can win every game by 90 points, spy cameras on the sidelines or no spy cameras on the sidelines.

A side note on the Pats: can we all agree that anyone who expresses surprise or amazement at the Randy Moss renaissance has forfeited his or her credibility as a sports commentator? Shouldn't anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to professional football in the last decade have known already that Randy Moss is the most talented football player on the planet right now, if not the most talented football player ever? When has Randy Moss not delivered in the spotlight? Wasn't he always good for 150 yards and two or three touchdowns in nationally televised games? And isn't every game the Patriots play a big game, by virtue of the fact that they're the Patriots? Aren't you just bad at what you do if you forgot -- or never knew -- that this is how Randy Moss plays at his best? How many questions in a row can I cram into one paragraph? Are you sick of this already?

Saints @ 49ERS +3

The Saints are currently riding a two-game winning streak against lousy teams, and the Niners are in the midst of a 4-game losing streak against any teams. Still, for no reason in particular, just because I feel frisky, I'll take San Francisco.

PACKERS @ Broncos -3

Don't be fooled by the Broncos' win over Pittsburgh on Monday; they had two weeks to get ready for that one and didn't win by much. Plus, there's the much-ballyhooed Steelers Hiccup Theory to take into account.

The Packers are now rested from their own bye week, and if there's a team that won't be bothered by playing in Denver in late October -- sorry; in late ROCKtober -- it's Green Bay.

The five I feel good (or, if not good, better than the others) about:

COLTS @ Panthers +6.5
Lions @ BEARS -4.5
GIANTS @ Dolphins +9.5
EAGLES @ Vikings +1
Raiders @ TITANS -7.5

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Week 7 Wrap-up

Once you know who's good, this gets easier. We're creeping up on .500 for the season, folks.

Week 7: 10-4

Overall: 46-47-7

Games I Felt Good About in Week 7: 4-1

Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 18-16-1

The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:

The Bears aren't horrible now all of a sudden, just because The Second Coming of Eric Dickerson had the game of his life against them. I called the Eagles "disasters" last week, and I stand by that.

The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:

[T]he Patriots can't keep doing what they're doing, can they? This is the week. If the Dolphins defense shows up even a tiny little bit, this is the week. I know you're supposed to keep going with a winner until they don't win. But this is the week.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

NFL 2007 - Week 7

Ravens @ BILLS +3

The Bills aren't really all that bad, and the Ravens aren't really all that good. I guess I don't have anything else to add as far as this game is concerned.

BUCCANEERS @ Lions -2.5

I remain unconvinced that this Lions team is playoff-caliber. When last we saw them they were at Washington, a probable second-tier playoff team, losing 34-3. I had to double-check the line on this game to make sure that I hadn't read it wrong, and that the Lions were actually favored.

That said, there was a write-up about Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia in Sports Illustrated this week, and they mentioned his Playboy Playmate wife. Now, it's no secret that Garcia is very, very stereotypically gay. Whether he's actually gay I have no idea, but, Garcia and his wife put me in mind of a former NFL quarterback named Cade McNown, whom my wife swears is gay (she knew somebody who knew stuff, or something). Well, McNown has a history with Playboy Playmates as well.

Again, I don't know anything about either of these guys, but, if I were a gay NFL quarterback and didn't want to be, I'd probably think, "Gee, what would a straight guy do? I know... Playboy Playmates!", not realizing that an actual, sane straight guy who can attract that caliber of woman would go for someone who is good-looking enough to have been a Playmate, but was psychologically healthy enough to be uninterested in pursuing such a thing.

I don't bring this up to slam Garcia or McNown in any way (well, McNown I do. He played for UCLA and the Bears). I only bring it up in the interest of furthering my pet cause: making it okay for active athletes to be openly gay. I've written on this topic before, but, I grow increasingly frustrated. I only use Garcia as an example because he's hilariously, cartoonishly gay, whether or not he is actually a homosexual, but, obviously there are athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL who are currently playing, and are currently gay. I say the onus is as much on them as it is on anybody. Somebody needs to be brave enough to come out, so that others can. I don't know why this issue gets me so worked up, but, it does. It's enough to make me wish I were a gay NFL player, so I could do something about it.

(and not like a kicker, or something. A real guy)

TITANS @ Texans +1.5

Vince Young will probably play for the Titans, so the "Madden Curse" stuff was probably a bit premature. The Titans lost a tough one last week, but they're still a good team. Meanwhile, the Texans' only win in over a month was against the lowly Dolphins. If the Titans want to be a playoff team (and who doesn't, really?), they don't need to lose two in a row and fall to 3-3.

Patriots @ DOLPHINS +16.5

"But you just said that the Dolphins were lowly! Just two sentences ago!" I know, I know. But the Patriots can't keep doing what they're doing, can they? This is the week. If the Dolphins defense shows up even a tiny little bit, this is the week. I know you're supposed to keep going with a winner until they don't win. But this is the week.

49ers @ GIANTS -9

The 49ers, in their last three games, have lost to an increasingly bad caliber of opponent: first Pittsburgh, then Seattle, then Baltimore.

(Sure, you could argue that Baltimore is superior to Seattle -- in terms of NFL football, and only in terms of NFL football -- but why spoil a cute premise for me?).

The Giants, meanwhile, are looking like contenders. Who would have thought that Tiki Barber was actually their problem? Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning must be glad to be rid of that blowhard, and they're playing like it. Well; coaching like it, in Coughlin's case.

FALCONS @ Saints -9

Atlanta has kept most of their games close, and the Saints aren't all of a sudden good just because they beat the Seahawks. The Seahawks aren't that good. Besides, since when has dumping Joey Harrington not worked out for a football team?

Cardinals @ REDSKINS -8.5

This line is awfully high, but the Redskins ought to bounce back from a tough loss in Green Bay last week.

Besides, the Cardinals are just signing backup quarterbacks at random. This week they asked for anyone who was married to somebody on "The View." They happened to get lucky and land an actual former NFL quarterback, but, still. Pretty risky strategy, Cardinals.

Jets @ BENGALS -6

The Bengals still have some talent on offense. That should be enough to get by, at least this week.

And the Jets are just done, aren't they? I have a feeling that if "The Sopranos" hadn't gone off the air last summer, Jets coach Eric Mangini would be getting whacked pretty soon.

(by the way: what could the folks from "The Sopranos" have been thinking? "Hey, the Jets went 10-6 last season! Their coach is clearly a genius who will be around forever; why don't we awkwardly shoehorn him in to the second-to-last episode of this TV show that'll be watched and analyzed for generations to come? There's no chance that'll ever seem like bad decision!")

CHIEFS @ Raiders -2.5

The Chiefs are kind of good now. I'm still not sure about the Raiders; hopefully this game will help sort things out as far as that's concerned.

Vikings @ COWBOYS -9.5

This line can't be high enough. The Vikings can't stop anybody from passing the ball, and passing the ball is something the Cowboys do fairly well. Lost in all the Adrian Peterson hype is the fact that the Vikings had a 14-point lead with four minutes remaining and allowed Brian Griese -- Brian Griese!! -- to throw for 114 yards worth of touchdown passes in less than a minute. No way the Vikings should have won last week; no way they'll stay close this week.

Plus, after that beating they took at the hands of the Patriots, the Cowboys are going to be like an alcoholic dad whose boss yells at him one too many times; they're going to be coming home mad, looking to exercise their authority on someone who can't fight back.

And yes, I just compared the Vikings' pass defense to a scared nine-year-old, which is probably unfair to scared nine-year-olds the world over.

BEARS @ Eagles -5

The Bears aren't horrible now all of a sudden, just because The Second Coming of Eric Dickerson had the game of his life against them. I called the Eagles "disasters" last week, and I stand by that.

Rams @ SEAHAWKS -9

Every few weeks the Rams keep one close. And the Seahawks aren't that good. Still. I picked the Rams last week; once bitten, twice shy.

Although that would be the only thing the Rams could possibly to do disappoint people any further, wouldn't it? Everyone finally realizes they really, really stink and there's no excuse to pick them again for the rest of the year, then they go out and stay with the Seahawks, just to screw with everybody? Just when you thought the Rams couldn't get any more frustrating...

STEELERS @ Broncos +3.5

Are the Steelers really as good as they've looked? Are the Broncos really as bad as they've looked? We'll find out.

COLTS @ Jaguars +3

I know the Jaguars are famous for playing the Colts though, but, the Colts probably know that too. They're coming off a bye, they've had two weeks to prepare, and if they're going to win the game they're going to win it by three or more.

The five I feel good (or, if not good, better than the others) about:

BUCCANEERS @ Lions -2.5
TITANS @ Texans +1.5
49ers @ GIANTS -9
Vikings @ COWBOYS -9.5
COLTS @ Jaguars +3

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Week 6 Wrap-up

Week 6: 7-4-2

Overall: 39-43-7

Games I Felt Good About in Week 6: 3-2

Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 14-15-1

The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:

The Browns have lost three times, but, not to a bad team. The Dolphins are what you would present to an alien visitor from beyond the stars if he asked to be shown the very definition of a bad NFL team.

The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:

The 'Hawks have a lot of problems, but, Seattle's a brutal place to play for a road team. And if the Saints couldn't beat the banged-up Panthers in New Orleans last week, they aren't staying with the Seahawks in Seattle.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

NFL 2007 - Week 6

RAMS @ Ravens -9.5

The Rams are awful, but, they're still an actual NFL team. The Ravens haven't beaten anybody by ten since their quarterback was Otto Graham.

Vikings @ BEARS -5.5

Vegas must hate the Bears. Sure, the Vikings have a good defense, but, in order to lose by less than six points and thereby cover the spread, the Vikings would have to be capable of scoring at least six points. Not sure that's in the cards for the 2007 Vikes.

Dolphins @ BROWNS -4.5

The Browns have lost three times, but, not to a bad team. The Dolphins are what you would present to an alien visitor from beyond the stars if he asked to be shown the very definition of a bad NFL team.

The Browns could be good, the Indians are four wins away from the World Series, the Cavs just made the Finals... things are pretty good for the people of Cleveland. Other than the fact that, you know, they happen to be the people of Cleveland.

REDSKINS @ Packers -3

Generally, a home-field advantage is thought to be worth three points to an NFL team. So, when a home team is favored by three, the oddsmakers are saying, in effect, that the teams are evenly matched. I happen to think that the Redskins are better, because unlike the oddsmakers and everyone else in the United States, I am not in gay love with Brett Favre (or, in the case of lady sports fans, in regular love with Brett Favre).

I like the Redskins this year. In fact, I wouldn't be terribly surprised if three NFC East teams made the playoffs this year.

That said, nothing the Packers do could possibly surprise me anymore, one way or the other.

Texans @ JAGUARS -6.5

The Jags have beaten three lousy teams... hm. No idea. I have to pick one, though, don't I? I can't just abstain. Well... the Jaguars have been winning pretty consistently. I'll give away the 6.5 points.

Plus, a Jaguar could beat up a Texan (sorry, Texas. But one could).

Bengals @ CHIEFS +3

I don't know why I keep picking the Chiefs. Please stop me.

EAGLES @ Jets +3

What an awful game; both teams are disasters. The Jets are bigger disasters. Quarterback controversy karma is never good for a home team, and New York is to bad quarterback controversy karma like Paris is to cuisine.

TITANS @ Buccaneers -3

Really good game, good teams, tough one. Buccaneers have won by 17 and 21 at home, but against two winless teams. The Titans' only loss was to the Colts, by two. When in doubt, take the points. When still in doubt, take the AFC over the NFC.

Panthers @ CARDINALS -4

If I tell you this, you have to promise not to freak out: this Sunday's Panthers-Cardinals game is a matchup between two first place teams. I know!

The Panthers can't keep winning on the road (3-0 this year; 0-2 at home), and the Cardinals can't keep playing three-point games (four of their five games have been decided by exactly three points). Plus, with the whole quarterback thing settled, the Cardinals can relax and enjoy this roll that they find themselves on. I'll believe they're a playoff team when I see it, but, I think they can handle Carolina.

Meanwhile, the Panthers' starting quarterback is out for the year. Still, if David Carr can't go (like, if the Cardinals decide to lace their footballs with kryptonite, for instance), they should be in good hands. Decrepit, wrinkly, veiny, bony grandma hands, but, good hands nonetheless.

PATRIOTS @ Cowboys +5.5

Don't want to pick the Patriots; feel like I have to until some other team shows that they're actually capable of beating the spread against the Patriots.

Raiders @ CHARGERS -9.5

Okay, now you really have to promise not to freak out: the Raiders are in sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Still, a 41-3 win by San Diego at Denver last week suggests that the Chargers may, in fact, be back.

Saints @ SEAHAWKS -6.5

If you're willing to assume that the Cardinals are good (which, for the purposes of this particular pick and the purposes of this particular pick only, I am), then the Seahawks have lost to two good teams and beaten three bad ones.

The 'Hawks have a lot of problems, but, Seattle's a brutal place to play for a road team. And if the Saints couldn't beat the banged-up Panthers in New Orleans last week, they aren't staying with the Seahawks in Seattle.

GIANTS @ Falcons +3.5

The Giants are good, everybody. The Giants are good. And the Falcons are bad. The Falcons are bad...

The five I feel good (or, if not good, better than the others) about:

Vikings @ BEARS -5.5
Dolphins @ BROWNS -4.5
PATRIOTS @ Cowboys +5.5
Saints @ SEAHAWKS -6.5
GIANTS @ Falcons +3.5

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Week 5 Wrap-up


Week 5: 5-9

Overall: 32-39-5

Games I Felt Good About in Week 5: 2-3

Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 11-13-1

The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:

I'm going to go with the Patriots until they stop blowing teams away. You just have to.

The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:

No way Green Bay loses this game. No way.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Read This Link Immediately

It's probably not a bad idea to visit Cracked.com regularly, but, with this list, they've outdone themselves. Of course, it would be absolutely impossible for a comedy piece to located any more directly in my personal wheelhouse; still, I think you'll enjoy.

Also, it's fun to think about how far they'd have had to extend the list before this guy landed on it. Well into the billions, I'd say.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

NFL 2007 - Week 5

Dolphins @ TEXANS -5.5

The Dolphins are probably the worst team in the NFL. Which leads me to wonder: do the surviving members of the 1976 Buccaneers get together and pop open the champagne ever year when the last winless team finally pulls out a victory?

Probably not.

The Texans' had a pretty ugly loss last week in Atlanta, and if they were the old, lousy Texans they'd crap out at home against a bad team. We'll see. I think things have changed, and the Texans are good now.

Jaguars @ CHIEFS +2

The changed my mind about his game a couple of times, but now I can't remember why. It looks like the Chiefs finally found a good wide receiver in Dwayne Bowe, they're riding a nice little two-game winning streak, and I have absolutely no idea what to make of this Jaguars team. If they want to give two points to a hot Chiefs team playing at Arrowhead against an opponent that can't be considered elite under any circumstances, I'll take 'em.

Browns @ PATRIOTS -16.5

I'm not really sure the Patriots will cover this spread. They have to slow down sometime, and the Browns aren't as bad as we assumed they would be. But I'm going to go with the Patriots until they stop blowing teams away. You just have to.

PANTHERS @ Saints -3

Did you know that Carolina is 2-0 on the road this season and 0-2 at home? Did you know that the Saints are 0-3 and haven't even come close? Did you know that Panthers quarterback David Carr looks exactly like Superman? Apparently the oddsmakers don't know any of these things.

(except for the David Carr/Superman thing. I mean, you can't not know that. Not if you've ever actually seen David Carr)

Jets @ GIANTS -3.5

I was really looking forward to the Giants' downward spiral under coach Tom Coughlin, about whom I know very little but have decided I can't stand. Joke's on me, though; the Giants just won two divisional games and they've got the bad, bad Jets this week. Before too long, a Giants fan might be able to find himself saying, "hey, wait a minute... six NFC teams make the playoffs, and we're the sixth best team in the NFC!"

Seahawks @ STEELERS -5.5

The Seahawks are a solid team. I guess this week we'll find out if the Steelers' loss last week in Arizona was that inevitable hiccup that elite teams have once or twice a season, or if we were a little to quick to anoint the Steelers as an elite team in the first place. 5.5 is a pretty high number, too. I'm going to move on before I talk myself in to switching this pick to Seattle.

CARDINALS @ Rams +3.5

This Cardinals team hasn't won on the road yet, but the Rams are just what that particular doctor ordered. I recommend that, when picking Rams games for the rest of the season, you pretend you just woke up from a coma that you fell into in the summer of 1999.

Falcons @ TITANS -8.5

The Titans' only loss came at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, and it was a close one. So, much like you're pretending you just came out of an 8 1/2-year coma when you're picking Rams games, I think you can pretend that the Titans are undefeated when you're picking them.

LIONS @ Redskins -3.5

Apparently, the Lions are 0-20 all-time at Washington. I'm not sure that means a lot to this particular Detroit team. What means a lot to me is the fact that Detroit scores a lot of points, and the Redskins don't.

BUCCANEERS @ Colts -10

This Buccaneers team is on a roll, having given up 24 points in their last three games combined. The Colts are a little banged up. My Spidey sense is telling me that I wouldn't feel too good about the Colts having to win this thing by at least 11. I think the Buccaneers keep it close.

Chargers @ BRONCOS -1.5

I'm really just picking Mike Shanahan over Norv Turner. Although the Chargers might actually benefit from playing away from home this week, as bad as things have been for them. And didn't I just say, last week, that the Broncos were bad, right before they went out and lost by 18?

Whatever; I hate this game. Shanahan over Turner.

Ravens @ 49ERS +3.5

The 49ers haven't looked particularly great, but the Ravens haven't looked "Favored By 3.5 On the Road" good, either. And San Francisco is due for a bounce-back sort of game after getting humiliated at home last week.

Bears @ PACKERS -3

No way Green Bay loses this game. No way.

COWBOYS @ Bills -10

The Bills won last week. They're going to think they might not be that bad after all. They're going to think they can get something going this week. They're going to be destroyed by the Cowboys, XXVII-style.

The five I feel good (or, if not good, better than the others) about:

Dolphins @ TEXANS -5.5
PANTHERS @ Saints -3
Jets @ GIANTS -3.5
Falcons @ TITANS -8.5
Bears @ PACKERS -3

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Week 4 Wrap-up

I told you I'd start getting good around Week 4, didn't I?

Week 4: 9-5

Overall: 27-30-5

Games I Felt Good About in Week 4: 3-2

Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 9-10-1

The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:

You guys? The Broncos might be bad. And if they are, do you think the Colts won't beat a bad team at home by at least ten?

The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:

Big, big, big win coming for San Diego.

With a good Week 5, we move past the .500 mark for the season. Here's hoping.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Suicide Pool

It should be noted that the Chargers, my suicide pool pick, lost. So that's done with. I still maintain that I rule at suicide pools; it's the Chargers' fault, not mine.

Full wrap-up coming tomorrow, but, I can tell you this: I had my first winning week, no matter what happens tonight. I told you I'd be good once Week 4 came around.

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