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MATTY ICE

NFL season is well under way. Heading into week 9, we pretty much have an idea of which teams are good and which teams suck.  For example, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars… SUCK! Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants and Green Bay Packers… GOOD! For all of you out there that like to bet on NFL Football, I have a lock for you this week. Sunday Night Football, Dallas Cowboys against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta.  The Falcons are favored by a measly 4.5 points.  The Falcons, as many of you already know, are 7-0 this year. They have a top 5 quarterback in Matt Ryan, top 5 running back in Michael Turner, a top tier tight end in Tony Gonzalez and top tier wide receivers in Julio Jones and Roddy White. They’re defense isn’t as great but are ranked 10th in passing. Fortunately for them, the Dallas Cowboys are coming to town.  The same ‘boys who are ranked 28th in the league in rushing. They have an overrated quarterback in Tony Romo, no running game, a diva WR in Dez Bryant and an aging defense.  Now its time for you to cash in on this.  Take the birds, put the house on it… Thank me Monday morning.

November 2, 2012 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOCK of the Week

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.”

November 21, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennessee Titans Remain Unbeaten

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.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steelers Still In the Spirit of Giving

pittsburgh steelers onthebuzzer.comThe Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed the Jacksonville Jaguars into their house on Saturday. They showered the Jaguars with gifts all evening, to make them feel welcome of course. A fumble, three interceptions, and eventually the game, 31-29. Luckily, I picked the Steelers and the points (+2.5) so technically I am a genius.  As for the Steelers, is Big Ben still the man?  Did they lose because of the absence of William Parker? I don’t know.  What I do know is that coach Mike Tomlin has some work to do in the off-season.  The Jags’ season, on the other hand, will come to an end next week when they play the unbeaten New England Patriots.  Until then, enjoy the victory fellas, because in about 7 days, you will not only be on your way to Tahiti (or wherever) but you will have a worse draft pick than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now who’s the real loser, huh?!, huh?!

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NFL FOOTBALL PICKS: WILDCARD WEEKEND

ben roethlisberger onthebuzzer.comOK, so my regular season didn’t go so well. But the post-season is where I step up. I’m a clutch players, everyone around me knows that, or at least I’m sure they’re thinking it. But without any further delay, here are my picks for this upcoming playoff weekend. I’m feeling good about these.

Saturday’s Games:

Redskins @ Seahawks -3.5: Seattle is one of the toughest places to play. The Seahawks have been flying under the radar the whole season. Their passing game is solid and can put up some major points. I can’t see the ‘skins hanging offensively with the ‘hawks. Take the home team.

Jaguars -2.5 @ Steelers: The only home team to be an underdog. Call me crazy, but I like the Steelers. There’s no way that they get beat at home twice in the same season. The cold weather will have an effect on those guys from the south. Look for Ben and Co. to surprise all…

Sunday’s Games:

Giants @ Buccaneers -3: NY is playing well. They are a good team. Their offensive is clicking even without Shockey. As long as Manning doesn’t throw the game away, they have a chance to win. Bucs have a hard time putting up points. Take the Giants with the points, don’t get crazy and go for the money line.

Titans @ Chargers -9: Chargers beat the Titans in Tennessee during the regular season. Vince’s quad is hurting and will affect his mobility. Norv Turner has finally learned that L.T.=win. Look for the Chargers to pound and give the Titans a big dose of L.T. Take San Diego with the points.

January 4, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Weekly Fire Norv Turner Update

onthebuzzer.com norv turnerWell folks, he’s at it again.  On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers dropped another game, this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Now let me be the first to say that the Jaguars are a good team. The Chargers on the other hand suck!!! Norv was given a week off, after Indy handed the Chargers a victory last week. But after today’s loss in Jacksonville, it’s time.  For pete’s sake, or for L.T.’s sake, get rid of this guy.  Cut your losses San Diego.  The Chargers were supposed to be the 3rd best team in the AFC, now they’ll be lucky to be in the top half.  By the way, while you’re at it, you might want to consider another quarterback.  I’ve been singing the same tune since day one, Philip Rivers is overrated. I’m sick of hearing people say that this Norv is great with young qbs.  Great at what-hopscotch and tidily winks?  He’s got L.T. that opens up the passing game, Gates and now Chambers and still can’t seem to do anything.  I wonder if it’s time to clean house, either that or BRING BACK MARTY!!!

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tampa Bay Bucs Insider

onthebuzzer.com tampa bay buccaneersIndy goes to Jags this week and they will see the defense that Dungy and Kiffin put together. When the Jags come off a short week and head to Tampa will it be an advantage to the Jags QB to see the same defense. Tampa needs to run the ball, the third quarter stats alone in the Titans game should show how bad our run offense has become. Not overlooking Detroit but the Bucs could sure use a hand if Indy can come down and play a hard nose game with Jacksonville.

This analysis contributed by our Tampa Bay Bucs insider spazpatches from youtube.

October 19, 2007 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leftwich Left-out

It seems the marriage between Byron Leftwich and the Jacksonville Jaguars has come to an end. After announcing that David Garrard would be the team’s starter, reports began to surface that Leftwich would either be traded or released shortly. It seems the Jaguars just got tired of waiting around for that potential that never manifested itself. Leftwich just wasn’t the same quarterback after breaking his foot at college in Marshall. So what once was his strength, became his biggest liability, an inability to move. Leftwich was so immobile as a quarterback that I once saw pigeon crap on his shoulders during a game. It wasn’t just that Leftwich was a statue, he was a fragile one at that. Spending more time on the disabled list the past two years than in actual games. The team had rallied around Garrard, who actually moved the offense with the precision of a veteran quarterback, and I feel with time he can become an elite level QB. That means keep an eye on him all you fantasy geeks out there. Leftwich will probably land on his feet, figuratively not literally. Some team will take a chance on him, thinking that in the right system with the right people around him, he can recapture his glory days, whenever those were. But heed the warnings of other reclamation projects gone bad, it’s better to leave these projects alone. Well unless you’re the Atlanta Falcons and you’re going into the season with Joey Harrington as your starter, maybe a club Leftwich with a side of fries wouldn’t be all that bad.

September 1, 2007 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL, Romik | , , , , | Leave a comment