NFL Football: #FreeGurley + Week 6 Picks
So…any big UGA news these days?
I’ve we’ve long crowed on this site about how much we hate the NCAA, and how it’s a corrupt institution and needs to be razed off of the landscape of sports. Hell, I’ll even save you the trouble of linking each blog, but rest assured they’re out there. Bottom line, this is ANOTHER symptom of the vileness of the most corrupt institution in sport (non-FIFA and IOC division), and if this is what it takes for you to care about the injustice carried under the pretense of amateurism, then you are a self-absorbed insular fan, and I will openly mock your old line of thinking.
That said, welcome aboard!
We all get here different ways, but I’m glad we’re all united under #DeathToTheNCAA. Not just for this RIDICULOUS Gurley suspension, but for every kid whose name we don’t know who should have guaranteed scholarships, better protection against brain trauma, access to funds to cover living expenses, the ability transfer without penalty, and sports related medical expenses NOT come from their own pocket. Pretty crazy stuff, right? I’m sad it took Todd getting in trouble for more people to get on board, but if that’s what it takes to get change, well, it’s not worth it because dammit I want to see him holding the Heisman above his head this year.
We went through most of this on the podcast last night, but some final thoughts:
1. There is no way that he should sit for more than a half if what we’re hearing is true.
2. Todd, I KNOW I can get you more than 5 bucks an autograph. Holla at your boy.
3. I want Evil Mark Richt to play him without asking anyone and giving the middle finger to the camera if asked about his decision. TELL THE PEOPLE CAM.
Now, PICKS. Home teams, as always, in bold.
Colts (-2.5) over Texans
Thursday night pick: colts (-2.5) over TEXANS
— DPalm (@dpalm66) October 9, 2014
Handing out Thursday night winners, while maintaining an unimpressive overall win/loss record. IT’S WHAT I DO.
Falcons (-3) over Bears
I’m petitioning to have the Falcons change the team name to the vampires, since this squad seems to die in direct sunlight.
Titans (-1) over Jaguars
Welcome to the official “if you’re betting this game, seek help” line of the week!
Ravens (-3) over Buccaneers
Tampa Bays friskiness against the Saints ain’t fooling me!
Lions (+2) over Vikings
Is it possible this Detroit team’s unpredictability without Calvin Johnson is a good thing? Yeah, I didn’t think so, but I like betting against rookie quarterbacks.
Patriots (-2.5) over Bills
The Neckbeard is dead. Long live the Neckbeard.
Bengals (-6.5) over Panthers
Is the AFC North sneaky the best division this year? I was blown away by how bad Cincy looked against New England, but I think that was an outlier for both sides. Either way, this Carolina team is no angry Tom Brady.
Browns (-1.5) over Pittsburgh
Have the Browns covered every game this year? It feels like they have.
Packers (-3) over Dolphins
If I watch 1 second of this game, something has gone horribly awry.
Chargers (-7) over Raiders
The “Who’s moving to LA in the next 18 months” Bowl!
Seahawks (-8) over Cowboys
Chill in the air. Dominant defensive backfield. Pundits telling us that Romo is back. IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME FOLKS.
Cardinals (-3) over Washington Professional Football Team
My favorite analogy for the NFL season is the sandwich one. We all love a good sandwich, and building one is a pure joy we can all empathize with. Once you take a few bites, you’re so enamored with everything, you barely realize you’re devoring a masterpiece, and maybe not enjoying it as much as you should. We’re at week 6 folks, and a quarter of our NFL season sandwich is gone. Let’s enjoy the rest of it. Maybe I shouldn’t write these around lunch.
Eagles (-2.5) over Giants
After how Odell Beckham looked last week, and the fact that the Philly offense has been misfiring, the logical pick is the Giants. BUT, Boyz II Men are performing at halftime, so Philly wins by 40. Fact.
Niners (-3) over Rams
What’s an Austin Davis?
Last Week: 8-7
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