Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, Tony Romo just to name a few… Years and years after throwing his quarterbacks and coaches under the bus, after making it all about him, Terrell Owens is getting serve a piece of humble pie. Oh, “I’ve changed, really.” After undergoing knee surgery, T.O. put on a workout show yesterday in front of cameras in hopes of tricking an NFL team into signing him. I’m sure some NFL team will bite, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m glad there were no scouts at the workout. The owners should band together and blackball this guy out of the league. And how sleazy is Drew Rosenhaus? Tip for Owen, when working out in front of cameras, don’t hunch over and look like you’re breathing out of your ass. T.O. will definitely go down as one of the top wideouts in the history, definitely a first ballot hall of famer. But at the age of 37, this guy has burned way too many bridges.
8-7 on the year isn’t spectacular, but it’s over .500. This week’s lock of the week comes a little early, but then again, it is a Saturday game. That’ll give you more time jump to place your bets. Vegas has the Baltimore Ravens @ the Dallas Cowboys -4.5. Take the Cowboys and the points. Both these teams are battling for playoff spots. The Ravens are coming off a tough/controversial loss against the rival Steelers. The Cowboys, well they just took down the mighty NY Giants. Their offense is coming together after T.O.’s latest rant and their defense, well, they shut down Eli. The Ravens just can’t put up enough points to hang with that potent offense. I know you’ve heard this before, but this is a no-branier. When my back is against the wall, I have and will step up. Vegas has them at 4.5 right now. You better move before everyone else figures out this one and the spread goes up. Happy Holidays!!!
I got greedy last week, but I couldn’t help it, I was in the spirit of giving, “Thanksgiving” that is. Nailed the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day then f-ed it all up by taking the sorry-ass Bills. Them damn Bills have killed me so many times this season. I’m done with them. Sadly, I’m back at 7-6 on the year, which I’m beginning to think is not too good, especially for a sports genius like myself. Maybe I’m outthinking myself. Fortunately for you guys, for the rest of the season, you’re getting my “A” game. Without further adue, the game of the week, the Dallas Cowboys @ the Pittsburgh Steelers -2. The Steelers are favored by 2. They’re at home. It’s cold. I’m not sold on the Cowboys just yet and that Steelers’ defense is sick. I do think the Cowboys are gonna make the playoffs but I don’t think that they’re going to Pittsburgh and take down the Steelers, NO FREAKIN WAY!!! It’ll be a good game but 2 points is too easy. Enjoy the pick and let’s finish off the last quarter of the season with a bang…
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.
Are these te real Dallas Cowboys or did they just run into the real St. Louis Rams? Another game, another loss to a subpar team. The Dallas Cowboys are struggling. Their starting quarterback is injured. Their project cornerback just signed up with AA. Their owner continues his attempts in purchasing a Superbowl. It’s just a matter of time before Mount T.O. blows. I’ll start with Jerry Jones. Can’t he see what Al Davis has done to his Raiders and how his meddling is affecting his team? Signing Roy Williams isn’t hurting the team but your asking for trouble gathering all these cooks in one kitchen. I hate to say it but could the “Tony Romo is overrated” rumors actually be true? I mean, has he really accomplished much. Look at his post-season record. The only guys on this team that I have respect for are running back Marion Barber and tight Jason Witten. They go out week after week, bang, block, run and catch without a peep about carries/touches. And let me tell you, the schedule’s not getting any easier. Of the 9 games left, 2 are against the Giants, and one each against Pittsburgh, Philly, Tampa Bay, and Washington. Dare I say that this team is going to miss the playoffs? Get ready for a long offseason and a lot of sound bites… Oh yeah, and Wade Phillips’ job.
And the Giants are on their way to Big D, to face the Dallas Cowboys after manhandling the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on Sunday, 24-14. Eli Manning, 20-27, 185 yards , 2 tds, and most importantly no picks. I said it before, the Giants are an excellent road team. Their pass rush is one of the best in the league, as seen on Sunday when they were all over Bucs qb Jeff Garcia. I don’t know if they’ll beat the Cowboys, but they sure as hell will give them ‘boys a run for their money. As for the Bucs, it was cool while it lasted, but Garcia is not the answer. Maybe 1 of those 13 quarterbacks on their roster can solve their problem.
It’s all about matchups. I survived round 1, and the only reason was because I was the top seeded team playing against the eight seed. If I played any other team, I would’ve been outty. But now it’s round two, 1 win away from the money, forget about my team’s poor performance last week. Thursday night’s game had my opponent playing Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, who decided to tear it up. 23 points later, I’m already in the hole and looking forward to Sunday. Anxious a bit too. The good: I got Derek Anderson hosting the Bills (I need at least 3 tds from him). Randy Moss v. the Jets and Terrell Owens v. the Eagles, both at home, both should pay dividends (especially after T.O.’s quiet week 14). Ryan Grant against the Rams, I’ll take that too. Dallas Clark at the Raiders, I smell endzone. The Bad: Eli Manning at home against the ‘skins, I’m worried. This guy hasn’t played well since week 1. Fargas at home against the Colts, worried about the Colts focusing on him. X-factors: Steven Jackson and Torry Holt at home against Green Bay??? How about the Baltimore D at Miami, can they shut down or will me picking up Baltimore jinx them and give Miami their 1st win. My opponent isn’t too shabby either. Aside from the two Broncos mentioned above, he’s got Kitna and K. Jones at S.D. Housh at S.F., GB defense, Addai at Oakland and Driver and Hines. I like my players’ matchups more than his and my yahoo fantasy says my team should take it. I’m still worried as I should be but it’ll make my Sunday interesting. Worse case scenario, I play for 3rd base and my money back. I don’t want it, I want the gold, cup, ring, whatever you wanna call it. FOCUS, FOCUS.
After letting his skills do the talking, 14 tds and 1,270 receiving yards, Terrell Owens couldn’t control himself. A little off the field controversy with Keyshawn Johnson, wide receiver turned analyst, has sparked some comments from Owens. Looks like Keyshawn has made statements where he gave credit to the Dallas Cowboys’ success to former coach Bill Parcells. In response, Owens not only backed up his coach Wade Philips, but also verbally socked Key in the mouth, basically saying that he sucked. I’m no Key fan, I always thought that he was overrated and a bitch, throwing his teammates under the bus and blaming everyone but himself. Owens was an “I” guy too, but he’s a changed man. He needs to ignore Key’s comments, shut up and play ball. The last thing the Cowboys need is a distraction. Owens has done a good job keeping his cool and focusing on football all year, now is not the time to stir it up and lose focus. The Cowboys are the NFC favorite to make it to the Superbowl and the only thing that could stop them from getting there is Owens’ mouth. So just zip it buddy. You’re on my fantasy team, it’s playoff time for me, and I need you to light up the Eagles this weekend.
The Dallas Cowboys were down big to the Detroit Lions 27-14 heading into the 4th quarter. Terrell Owens hadn’t done shit and I was waiting for the blowup. But it never came. Quarterback Tony Romo led his team on a final drive that started on their own 17 and ended with a touchdown pass with :18 seconds left in the game to tight end Jason Witten. 15 receptions for Jason Witten, not bad for a tight end. 2 touchdown drives in the 4th quarter plus a little luck with a missed field goal by one of the best in Detroit’s Jason Hanson, and boom, you got a 28-27 victory. The best part of it all, T.O.’s attitude. This season’s been different, with “I” players becoming “team” players (Owens, Moss, etc.) It’s no wonder that their respective teams are the best in their conferences. Great game, a Cowboys v. Patriots Superbowl will be one of the best of all time. You heard it here first!!!
Have you seen this person? The Bears‘ defense seems to have disappeared. One year after leading their team to the Superbowl, the Bears defense, well SUCKS. They’re ranked 28th in yards per game, 20th in points given up per game, 27th in rushing yards allowed, and 25th in passing yards allowed. It’s a sad day in Chicago. On Thursday night, the Bears horrific defense continued as they allowed backup qb Todd Collins, Mr. I haven’t thrown a pass in 3 years or a td in 5, torched the Chicago Bears D with 2 touchdowns, no pics and 224 yards. This guy completed 15 of 20 passes. Are you kidding me? The Washington Redskins. I guess I’m more pissed because this week is the first round of playoffs for my fantasy league and I am playing the worst team in the playoffs and my Bears D got me a measly 3 points. What a bust. This team is a far cry from last years, let alone the Bears of the past. If I go out in the first round, I’m gonna be pisssssed. Now I know what Marty Schottenhiemer feels like. Hopefully my offense tears it up, let’s go Eli Manning, Derek Anderson, T.O., Moss, Steven Jackson, Holt, Ryan Grant, Fargas, Dallas Clark, and of course, the kicker Mason Crosby. Pray for me fellow readers, I need this bad. If I lose, they might hire Norv to replace me.