Friday, January 02, 2015
Now is the time to make up for a mediocre (maybe bad) regular season. 11 in a row here we come. arizona +6 1/2 CAROLINA I was waiting for this for months when it became evident that a bad team would be hosting a playoff game and everyone would say "remember the Seahawks!" when they were 7-9 and beat a much better Saints team in the first round. But then every Cardinals QB got hurt and the Panthers defense came to life. But maybe the Cardinals can pull this off or at least keep it close. baltimore +3 PITTSBURGH These games never go how you think they should. Plus, I'm pretty sure the Steelers will win by 3 and everyone loses. DALLAS -6 1/2 detroit Hard to believe in either of these teams based on past performance. This is a lot of points but the Lions just don't seem like a team that has figured out how to win big games. BEST BET INDIANAPOLIS -3 1/2 cincinnati I gave the Bengals the benefit of the doubt here on the spread because I don't want two pushes marring the weekend. Eventually someday Andy Dalton may play a good playoff game. But I don't think that's going to be today. Andrew Luck should be able to will his team to victory. Last week: 2-3 (4 points) Season: 41-44 (38 points) Best Bets: 1-0 (7-10) Home Favorites: 1-2 (14-18) Home Underdogs: 0-0 (2-1) Road Favorites: 0-1 (12-12) Road Underdogs: 1-0 (13-13)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
"Call My Name" - Avery Sunshine The quintessential neo-soul jam. Smooth, well-sung, with feeling and emotion. I wish Mrs. Poop and I had more problems in our marriage so I could dedicate songs like this to her. A great way to end 2014.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Last year I actually defended Jim Boeheim when the rest of the world was calling him an asshole for his unvarnished assessment of Tyler Ennis's pro potential. But I can no longer defend him for making nasty comments about his own players. About freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph, Boeheim said "He's just not really a point guard yet. He's trying to learn how to play point. It's going to take a long time, too." If you evaluate this statement based on how true it is, it could be fair and accurate for an outsider to say, but it's totally rude, insulting and counterproductive for a coach to say this about his own player. And even worse is what he said about Chris McCullough who was projected by some (though not Boeheim) as a potential lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft: "He's a lottery pick, I don't know how he could possibly struggle against Colgate. It just doesn't make sense to me. I've got a better chance of winning the lottery and I don't buy tickets." There is absolutely no reason for him to be so rude, condescending and downright insulting about someone for whom Boeheim plays a large role in his success. Why is he constantly tearing down his own players in the media? Does he think they're arrogant and need to be taken down a few pegs so he can build them back up? He's not a drill sergeant so more likely he's just an asshole who doesn't care about the players.
AFC: Ravens over Steelers Colts over Bengals Patriots over Ravens Colts over Broncos Patriots over Colts NFC: Panthers over Cardinals Cowboys over Lions Packers over Cowboys Seahawks over Panthers Packers over Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX Green Bay Packers 27 New England Patriots 21
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Final week before the playoffs and it's always hard to tell which teams are going to come to play, because you'd just expect the out of it teams to lie down like dogs for the teams that still have something to play for, but it doesn't always work that way. MIAMI -6 1/2 new york jets Last week was the final valiant effort under Rex Ryan. Seems only fitting for his era to end with an embarrassing loss. MINNESOTA -6 1/2 chicago I actually like the way the Vikings have been playing and the Bears are in complete chaos. Cutler got benched, Clausen got cheap-shotted and concussed and now Cutler is back. Not expecting his best game. new orleans -4 TAMPA BAY Even thought the Saints never showed up when it mattered, I don't think they will lie down in this game and they have plenty of talent to beat the ExpensiveCornPrices by 5 points or more. arizona +6 1/2 SAN FRANCISCO The QB injuries make the Cardinals one of the weirdest teams in NFL history. They're nearly touchdown underdogs against a bad team in game in which they could possibly clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. BEST BET GREEN BAY -7 DETROIT I just don't see any way in hell the Packers don't dominate this game considering how much their Super Bowl chances will decrease should they lose. Last week: 3-2 (4 points) Season: 39-41 (35 points) Best Bets: 1-0 (6-10) Home Favorites: 1-0 (13-16) Home Underdogs: 0-0 (2-1) Road Favorites: 1-1 (12-11) Road Underdogs: 1-0 (12-13)