So I nailed my last pick, and boy did I feel good about that one. The Cowboys laid an ass-kicking on the Seahawks and anyone that bet some cash on that game and listened to me was sitting pretty after the first quarter. The win put me at 7-5 on the year, and I’m feeling hot. So hot that I can’t wait ’till next week for another lock. So one time only, I got a doozy, San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills -6. The Bills are still in the playoff hunt, and while I hate to use cliches, it doesn’t get more “must win” than this one. They got back on the right track last week by dropping 54 on the Chiefs in Arrowhead, and now that their office is clickng, should have no problem putting up at least 30 on the Niners. As for Mike Singletary and his team, the talent just isn’t there. Neither is the heart. Take the Bills and enjoy this double “LOCK,” after all, it is the holiday of giving…
Given the fact that it’s Thanksgiving, I’m kinda in the spirit of giving, and thanking of course. I now my picks have been subpar so far, though 6-5 on the year ain’t too shabby. Anyway, I gotta a gimmie for you. Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys -10.5. Take the ‘boys, take ’em big, take ’em before the spread goes up. These Cowboys seem to be on the right track after last week’s win. Romo is gelling back to his old former self and T.O. picked up his first 100 yd game in ages. Most importantly, them Cowboys’ DEFENSE is back. The Seahawks on the other hand, suck. If you’re worried about Matt Hasselbeck, DON’T. He’s got 5 picks in the last two games. Plus, he’s got noone to throw to. Let’s just say that his wife Elizabeth has a better chance of winning this game then he does. With a 2-9 record, the Seahawks are playing for 2015. They are tied for last in their division with the St. Louis Rams. EVEN the San Fancisco 49ers have a better record then them, though not by much (3-8). This bet is as safe as it gets. In Dallas, on Thanksgiving Day, two teams headed in entirely different directions. Enjoy the pick, enjoy the Turkey.
That’s all there is to it. When this team first started gelling a few years ago, I was all for them. Ladanian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Marty Schottenheimer. But for some reason, throughout the years, my love and passion for this team has turned it disgust. As soon as they fired Marty, blaming him for a horrible playoff loss after multiple players mishaps, this team went from heroes to zeroes. A bunch of overrated, underachieving pre-madonnas. They talk shit (Rivers) and expect everyone to bow down to them when they haven’t proven NADA. The only guys that was ever respected on this team was Lorenzo Neal, who is no longer with the team. They don’t back each other up when the going gets tough (L.T.). Well, guess what, they lost at home today to the Indianapolis Colts. This was a MUST-WIN game for them. They”re 2 games behind the Broncos, who just got waxed by the Oakland Raiders. The AFC West is a freakin’ joke. 3/4 teams are WELL under .500 and the division leading Broncos are whopping 6-5. With that said, whoever comes out of this division is a guaranteed first round and out. I’m not sure what I’d rather see, the Bots not making the playoffs or the Bolts getting waxed in the first round. I’m thinking the former. Thanks for coming Chargers. Here’s a prediction for the rest of the league: Norv’s gonna hang for this.
Well, they lost on Sunday, 34-13, at home, to the Jets. I watched this game and for some reason, the Titans never looked like they were in it. That potent running game… 47 yds total. That defense… 34 points to the Jets. That passing game… 1 td, 243 yds. Look, I’m not gonna dig on them now that they’ve lost their first game of the season, I mean they’re still 10-1. But I want to hear from someone outside of Tennesee who’s picked these guys as Superbowl favorites. The Jets on the other hand, KEEP ON surprising me. Brett Favre, Thomas Jones, Laveranues Coles, it’s a nice three headed monster but I’m just not shakin’ in my boots. Fortunately for them, they have the Broncos, Niners, Bills, Seahawks and Dolphins to finish the season, which should leave them with at least a 12-4 record, and a possible first round bye. The game between these two teams was a solid ball game, but didn’t seem like the CLASH that everyone has been hyping all week. Then again, I guess in the NFL, anything can happen. This year is anyone’s year.
OK, OK, so I didn’t come through for you guys last week. NO, actually you know what, the Patriots didn’t come through for you guys last week. Yeah, Bill Belichik didn’t come for through for us. Tom Brady failed us again. Yeah, so did Giselle Bunchin…mmmm. Giselle… Me, well, I’m 6-4 on the season, still not too shabby, still on the plus. Been doing a lot of sould searching this past week. A lot of wondering what went wrong in my life, where I went wrong. But that’s a different article for a different blog. Ready for this week’s pick/lock, here goes nothing… Minnesota Vikings at the Jacksonville Jaguars -2. Take the Jags and the points. The Vikes are in the thick of a playoff spot with a WHOPPING 5-5 record. The Jags on the other hand, are already playing for next year. So why would you take the Jags you ask? Don’t be fooled. 5 of 6 of the Jags’ losses are by 7 points or less. These guys just have problems finishing games. The Jags are stacked with talent. Throw in the fact that this is a home game and you got yourself a “LOCK of the Week.”
So I tuned in just in time today to catch the last 20 seconds of the Clippers game against the Spurs at the Staples Center. Tie game 83-83, Spurs’ SG Roger Mason, that’s right folks, WHO!!! has the ball near halfcourt. He waits for a pick by Tim Duncan and boom, wide open 3 pointer, 86-83, thanks for coming Clippers. Then, to make matters worse, Clippers’ head coach Mike Dunleavy draws up the worse play for Baron Davis with only 8 tics on the clock. Now we all know the Clippers were going to lose the game against the Spurs, but to get beat by a no name in Roger Mason, off a WIDE OPEN 3-pointer. Then, to top it off, have a horrible shot at tying the game in a fade away 3 pointer with time running out. GET RID OF THIS GUY (Dunleavy). He’s gotta be the worst head coach EVER. The Clippers age going nowhere fast and they need to fire Dunleavy. He’s been a cancer everwhere he’s coached. His face says it all. This guy can’t coach a team. P.S. the Clippers are 1-9.
Kerry “mother truckin” Collins!!! If you told me before the season started that the Tennessee Titans would be 10-0, I would’ve revoked your NFL priveleges. To top that off, doing it without Vince Young?!?! I’m shocked. After going down 14-3 at the half, I thought FOR SURE the streak was over but talk about a sick comeback. What a superb performance by Kerry Collins, 3 tds, all in the second half. The Jaguars on the other hand continue their disappointing season with a 4-6 record, watching their playoff hopes go down the drain. The Titans’, on the other hand, are 4 games ahead of Indy. Barring a huge collapse, looks like the road to the Superbowl will go through Tennessee. I’m not saying that they’re going 16-0 as I would have to agree with ’72 Dolphins’ Mercury Morris “Don’t call me when your in my town, call me when your on my block.” Aside for a possible letdown against an overrated Jets team next week, the only obstacles ahead are the Steelers in Week 16 or the Colts in Week 17. But let’s keep one thing in mind, the perfect regular season doesn’t mean diddly if the you don’t win the Superbowl, as we saw with the Pats of ’07-’08. Kudos to Kerry Collins for finding the fountain of youth.
??? Ok, time to get your minds out of the gutter, it was actually a quote from Kobe after he nailed a 3-pointer in the face of James Posey of New Orleans Hornets. Some KEY points to remember: Yes, the Lakers beat the Hornets 93-86 in what was their biggest test of the season. Yes, the Lakers haven’t lost a game this season, yet. Yes, the Lakers are the best team in the NBA, right now. Finally, NO, the Lakers are not going 82-0. After watching this game, tell me Chris Paul isn’t the best point guard in the league? Kudos to the Miluakee Bucks in drafting Andrew Bynum that year and the Atlanta Hawks in Marvin Williams. Talk about setting your franchise back a decade. Anyway, back to Hollywood, back to LA where the weather’s not the only thing that’s perfect. Enjoy the streak while it lasts. Looking at the Lakers’ schedule, I’m predicting November 20 at Phoenix as the day it comes to an end. Sorry.
Now that we’re back on the right track, 6-3 on the season, time to get down to business. After perusing through this week’s lines, I’ve got the winner for you: NY Jets at the New England Patriots -3. After what the Pats have been doing this season, they’ve proven to me that they still have some fight in them. With all of the history between these two clubs, NO WAY Bill Belichick will let his team lose this game in Foxborough, on a Thursday night in front of a national audience to his rival Eric Mangini and his fellow Jets. As for the Jets, they’ve become the poster child for inconsistency. I’m not saying Brett Favre is to blame, but hasn’t inconsistency followed him throughout his career. They’ve lost to the Raiders, beat the Bills in Buffalo, lost to Chargers, beat the Chiefs. Oh, and most importantly, already lost to the Patriots earlier in the season at home. You tell me who you like? Or shut your mouth, listen to the boss, and e Enjoy your winnings…
The weather in LA isn’t the only thing that’s perfect folks… After facing their first real test of the year, the Los Angeles Lakers put a good ‘ol fashion beating on the Houston Rockets on Sunday night at Staples, 111-82. The “new and improved” Hoston Rockets with offseason acquisition Ron Artest hung around for the first three quarters of the game but forgot to show up for the last 12 minutes. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but Ron is know for his defense right? The other night, I saw Brandon Roy from Portland bust-up Ron over and over again. I might be jumping the gun here but it looks like he might have lost a step. The Lake Show on the other hand, are f-l-o-w-i-n-g. Kobe and Pau doing their thing, again, this time with some help from Jordan Farmar. This team is a guaranteed lock for a top playoff spot, barring any major injuries of course. I’m just a little worried about those dreadful Celtics. That whoopin’ they put on the Lakers in the finals last year is something I can’t get out of my mind. Sure, the Lakers have Bynum but how’s he gonna fair against the most intense player in the league, KG. Better yet, playing in hostile environment is gonna be rougher for this kid. Remember, he didn’t get the playoff experience that these young Lakers got last year. Let’s hope he matures quick enough or else it’s gonna be another sour ending to this oh so perfect story…