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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

I’m not gonna brag, but I got it right last week. 1-0 baby!!!  Sure, I needed the help of referee Ed Hochuli but a win’s a win, I don’t care how the Broncos did it.  I’m going for 2 in a row.  Without further delay, here it is:  Atlanta Falcons -5 at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Take the birds.  Let me tell you guys something; I’ve been a Chiefs fan for over 10 years.  I know one thing, this year they suck. They can’t stop anyone and they can’t score.  They let the Raiders march into Arrowhead and whoop them on their own turf. Their starting quarterback this week is some kid named Tyler Thigpen, undrafted from Coastal Carolina. RB Larry Johnson is back to his old antics, bitching about not getting the ball. Now, on the other hand, the Falcons are a team on the rise. RB Michael Turner will have a huge week against the Chiefs, who gave up over 300 yards on the ground to the Raiders last week. Rookie qb Matt Ryan has more NFL experience than Thigpen does.  Playing at home, this game’s a gimmie.  Take the Falcons, take the points, take the money. Don’t forget who got you there.

September 19, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

World, Mr. Turner; Mr. Turner, World

Just in case you don’t know who MIchael Turner is, now you do.  He’s been a  backup for the Ladanian  Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers for the past 4 years. He only played in mop-up duty and actually did a pretty decent job.  The knock on Turner, however, was that he was too small, only 5’10, 244 lbs. Most felt that he wouldn’t be able to withstand the beating of a starting running back in the course of a year.  Well, enter 2008 season, game 1 against the same old Detroit liions: how do 220 rushing yds and 2 tds sound to you? What makes it more amazing is that everyone knew that he was going to be the focal point of this offense, especially since the Falcons were starting rookie qb in Matt Ryan and have a scrappy bunch of no-name wide receivers. I hope this isn’t a fluke because Turner is one of the few “good guys” in the league.  We won’t really know ’till mid-way point of the season whether Turner is the real deal.  I’m thinking all those fantasy geeks owners are kicking themselves right now (except for those who drafted).

September 7, 2008 Posted by | NFL, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad News for Bostonians; BC Eagles Lose

onthebuzzer.com matt ryanSorry Bostonians, you will not be dominating in every sport this year.  Sure you have the Celtics, Patriots and the mighty Red Sox and up until Saturday evening, it was looking like the Boston College Eagles were on their way to a National Title appearance.  Not if the Florida State Seminoles had something to say about it.  The Seminoles marched into Alumni Stadium in Massachusetts and raided the Eagles’ nest. The UNRANKED Seminoles.  QB Matt Ryan went from heisman hopeful to heisman hopeless, throwing 3 pics, 1 inside the Seminoles 10yd line.  Maybe the Eagles were caught looking ahead to their matchup next week against Maryland, or #25 Clemson the week after, or the finale against Miami. I don’t know. I think they were just caught with their pants down. A chance to appear in the title game does not come around too often for programs like Boston College.  Oh well, Bostonians, enjoy your Pats and your Celtics, things could be worse, you could be living in NY.

November 4, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boston College Breaks the Curse

onthebuzzer.com matt ryanThe curse of the fallen #2s has been broken folks. The Boston College Eagles went into Blacksburg, VA asonthebuzzer.com heisman underdogs against the #8 ranked Hokies, went down 10-0 at the half, down 10-0 going into the 4th quarter, then struck twice in the final 2:11 minutes and left with a 14-10 lead and the #2 ranking still in tact. If anyone had any doubt about Boston College’s street cred or even Matt Ryan’s heisman candidacy, rest assure, they AND he are legit. Florida St., Maryland, Clemson, Miami and the only opponents remaining on the Eagles’ schedule. As long as the Eagles don’t let up, a national title birth is guaranteed. Heck, they may even end up #1 if Ohio St. loses to Penn St. or Michigan. Until then, kudos to the Eagles for defying the odds and shutting up the critics…

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment