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NFL Football: Homecoming + Week 4 Picks


I got nothing.

I’ve spent the last (looks at calendar) call it 2 months reasonably outraged by sports, but I say no more. I’m in Atlanta for the weekend, UGA is going to DOMINATE that godawful Tennessee team on Saturday, and I refuse to let a bunch of idiots mess up my mood any more. There are way too many good stories in sports these days for me to focus on the other stuff.

Being home puts things in perspective that way, and the fact that I am going to see the greatest rap duo of all time (at least) once this weekend helps that perspective. If you’re in Atlanta, I implore you to beg, borrow and steal you way into Centennial Olympic Park this weekend, and find Chad Floyd and pepper him with ACC football questions. And take pictures with him. Lots of pictures.

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Never Forget

Now, for the one thing that could even POSSIBLY ruin my weekend: NFL Picks. As always, home teams are in bold.

Washington Professional Football Team (-3) over Giants

In my Steve Spurrier voice, “WHELP!” Look, prior to last night, Thursday night road teams were outscored by a total of 82 points over the first three weeks of the season. I apologize for nothing.

Bears (+2) over Packers

Yeah Packers fans, your team is just in the bottom half of the NFL in both passing and rushing, and their traveling to take on a very good Bears team.  PERFECT time to relax.

Texans (-3) over Bills

Welcome to the noodle arm quarterback bowl! In all seriousness, there’s a contingent of Bills fans who think that my picking against them is good luck. I mean, there has to be SOME reason they won those first two weeks, I just don’t know it. If I have this power, I plan to wield it unjustly and unfairly.

Colts (-7.5) over Titans

Remember when Jake Locker was a thing? The way we were, am I right?

Ravens (-3) over Panthers

It’s here guys. The Steve Smith Sr. Revenge Bowl is here. If I told you that he was going to play free safety, blitz every play and somehow still go for a 100 yards, you’d believe me. And THAT’S why this is a much watch. DeAngelo Williams knows.

Lions (-2) over Jets

LOLGENOSMITHLOL

Steelers (-7.5) over Buccaneers

I feel a little bad for Lovie Smith. Just a little.

Raiders (+3.5) over Dolphins

Our passive-aggressive war against England continues with our annual tradition of shipping an unwatchable football game to Wembley. 1776! 1776! 1776!

CUE THE MUSIC!

Falcons (-3) over Vikings

Teddy, welcome to the NFL. Try not to take this ass whipping personal, it’s just business. (Pun not intended, but totally intended)

Chargers (-13) over Jaguars

Every week, I think that the Jags line is too high, and every week I pick against them reluctantly. And then I win. The Streak lives.

Eagles (+5) over Niners

The Eagles are by far the best second half team in the league. The Niners are being outscored 52-3 in second halves this season. CUE THE BLINGEE!!

Cowboys (+3) over Saints

Irrational Totally rational hatred of the Saints notwithstanding, I think they might be the team Vegas doesn’t realize is bad yet. Stay tuned.

Patriots (-3) over Chiefs 

And the Andy Reid Kool-Aid Man goes back into hibernation. It was a good one game winning streak for KC.

WEEK 4 BEST BETS: Patriots, Falcons, Chargers

Last Week: 8-7-1

Season: 22-24-2

Best Bets Last Week: 0-3

Best Bets Season: 1-8

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NFL Football: Week Three GIF Round Up


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Welcome to your weekly NFL GIF round up. Please stay seated, and keep your arms and legs inside the cart at all times,.

Falcons 56, Buccaneers 14

So much abuse in this game, the NFL is going to claim they never saw the tape.

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Cowboys 34, Rams 31

A pick six happened, and Tony Romo didn’t throw it (jk lol, he totally threw one, but this one ended the game).

Washington Professional Football Team 34, Eagles 37

DJacc made a splashy return to Philly, but the Eagles won the fight started by the second GIF, and then they won the game.

DeSean Jackson Scores 81-Yard Touchdown, Taunts Former Team

Big Hit On Nick Foles Sparks Brawl Between Eagles And Washington

Vikings 9, Saints 20

Saints got their first win of the year, but there was no way I was not gonna run this GIF. BAH GAWD, THAT MAN HAS A FAMILY! (Jim Ross voice, of course)

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Titans 7, Bengals 33

Titans fans: Andy Dalton is stylin’ on you. That is all.

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Ravens 23, Browns 21

I am absolutely giddy at the idea of the Steve Smith Sr. revenge tour vs. the Panthers next week. He may ask to play offense AND defense.

Packers 7, Lions 19

Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL celebrating a sack. It’s not indicative of the game, but it IS indicative of the Lions.

Raiders 9, Patriots 16

FATMAN TOUCHDOWN INTERCEPTION!

Vince Wilfork Pinball Interception Locks Up New England Win

Broncos 20, Seahawks 26

INSANE fourth quarter and overtime, as the Broncos put up a better showing than the Super Bowl, just not good enough. Not the way you want to come back from suspensions/concussions for Welker here.

Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15

Hartline sunk the putt, but the Chiefs won their first game.  CUE KOOL-AID ANDY REID!

Brian Hartline Flagged For Golfing Touchdown Celebration

Steelers 37, Panthers 19

This is an interpretive GIF, wherein Joey Porter represents the Carolina Panthers.

Careful, Joey!

Bears 27, Jets 19

This is who you are Jets
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NFL Football: Redemption + Week 3 Picks


A wise man once said, to be the man, you gotta beat the man.

Now, I’m not saying I’m going to let the Tao of Flair (not a religion, but should be) COMPLETELY guide my picks, but something has gotta give. Classic overreaction to week one by my resulted in the not-so-great record you see below, but at least we can agree that last week’s picks column at least had a well-written preamble.

Maybe? No?

Whatever.

Bottom line is that I’m back, we’re back, and we’re not gonna quit picking these things until I run out of metaphorical money. Especially after watching the mighty Falcons DOMINATE last night, I’m inspired to both be great, and to publicly embarrass my enemies. If you want to know how bad it got for the Bucs, you really only need one tweet:

Ouch. On to redemption week picks. As always, home teams are in bold.

Falcons (-7) over Bucs

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, and the ‘your pick was in after the game’ crowd? Find me a time over the last two years I picked against the Falcons. You can’t. You can’t. #EarlyGIFRoundUp

hester

Bills (-1) over Chargers

All my Bills fan friends, I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY. The fact that I have Bills fan friends means that I have made seriously poor choices in life.

Cowboys (-1) over Rams

It’s not December, so Romo should be fine. Yes, I used that joke in week three last year, but if it ain’t broke…

Texans (-2) over Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul said that he’s not worried about stopping the Texans offense. I think he should be worried about stopping his own offense. Thanks, I’m here all week, tip your bartenders. 0-2 Giants chirping in the media: good idea or bad idea?

Saints (-10) over Vikings

(insert joke about the Saints getting moved to the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List for the beating they are going to put on Minnesota)

Bengals (-7) over Titans

The Bengals have a great defense that ran roughshod over my Birds last week. I don’t mean to suggest by any means that the Titans are better than Atlanta, but they have weapons, a decent quarterback, and a pretty good defense of their own. Nope, couldn’t do it. Switched the pick.

Ravens (-2) over Browns

The Browns barely lost to the Steelers in an overtime game in week one. The Ravens and Bengals might be the class of this division. G’night Browns. Upside, this is going to get us closer to JFF’s first start in Week 10 with the returning Josh Gordon.

Packers (+1) over Lions

Aaron Rodgers likes your indoor football field and climate control and – MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE TOUCHDOWNS.

Colts (-7) over Jags

The Jags are the worst team in football…

Patriots (-14) over Raiders

I stand corrected.

Eagles (-6.5) over Washington Professional Football Team

Both teams beat the Jags, but one team is starting Kirk Cousins. The other team is starting THIS MAN:

Cardinals (+3) over Niners

Did you know that the underdogs are 20-13 against the spread this season? Cold world.

Seahawks (-4.5) over Broncos

I feel like this could be the movie sequel no one asked for, and makes everyone uncomfortable. Like Cruel Intentions 2. DID YOU KNOW THERE’S A CRUEL INTENTIONS 2?

Dolphins (-3.5) over Chiefs

There are more and more rumors coming out regarding the status of Jammal Charles, but it’s not like Andy Reid uses his running backs anyway.

Panthers (-3) over Steelers

Gonna be a LONG year for Ben and company.

Bears (+2.5) over Jets

Brandon Marshall is the fantasy player who is probable all week, then a game time decision so you sit him. But then of course he plays, and scores 3 touchdowns, and you’re the idiot who left a ton of points on the bench. This happened to a friend of mine. Seriously, it wasn’t me; I’m the idiot who drafted Adrian Peterson.

WEEK 2 BEST BETS: Bills, Texans, Colts

Last Week: 5-10-1

Season: 14-17-1

Best Bets Last Week: 0-3

Best Bets Season: 1-5

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Still Good in the NFL


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In a league that has been plagued by multiple domestic violence disputes, child abuse, and drugs, it’s nice to see there is still good in the NFL.

Today, SportsCenter aired a clip featuring Cincinnati Bengals DT Devon Still and his daughter. A minute into the clip, I was set in tears. Still’s daughter, Leah, is only 4 years old and faces bigger battles than her 6’5, 320 lb. daddy. This past June she was diagnosed with pediatric cancer and has since been fighting it.

How quickly we are reminded of the issues that actually matter off the field.

Still, who was only part of the Bengals’ practice squad this preseason, was activated this week. In honor of Leah, the Bengals are selling his jersey with all proceeds going to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer care and research.

Be sure to take a look at ESPN’s featured story: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11524346&ex_cid=sportscenterTW

NFL Football: Week Two GIF Round Up


The NFL’s Week 2 is in the books, and as is new tradition here, I use moving pictures to commemorate some of the games. TECHNOLOGY!

Falcons 10, Bengals 24

That was…not good? Not good covers it.

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Saints 24, Browns 26

At least the Saints lost too.

Sean Payton Lets Rob Ryan Know What's What

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Rob Ryan

Lions 7, Panthers 24

The Panthers defense is good, but this is not their doing.

Cardinals 25, Giants 10

Eli’s “I just lost to Drew Stanton” face is the same as the rest of his Manning faces.

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Jaguars 10, Washington Professional Football Team 41

Vintage Jags.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, In One GIF

Seahawks 21, Chargers 30

The bolo tie magic is scrong with this one.

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Chiefs 17, Broncos 24

Peyton Manning cares not for your secondary or your cameramen.

This Is What It Looks Like To Get Run Over By Julius Thomas

Jets 24, Packers 31

They called a timeout right before this play that would have tied the game, which is the most Jets thing ever.

Also, apropos of nothing…

Texans 30, Raiders 14

The Raiders remain a special kind of terrible. Their last few years are best set to this.

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Bears 28, Niners 20

Bears waited until the second half to wake up, but when Brandon Marshall is doing THAT (see below), you might only need 30 minutes to win.

That's Quite A Catch, Brandon Marshall

Eagles 30, Colts 27

Hope you didn’t give up on this at the half and just start watching Raw (really weak go-home for Night of Champions), but if you did, you missed Darren Sproles basically winning this game by himself.

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