Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekly Picks

Finally got one last week thanks to Tom Brady. Let's see if I can keep it going. Trying five underdogs this week.

jacksonville +1 CHICAGO
The Jags are the better team. The better team is more likely to win.

san francisco +9 BUFFALO
Let's see what Colin Kaepernick can do.

cleveland +7 TENNESSEE
Ok, this one may be crazy. But it's also possible that each successive QB isn't necessarily worse than the one who preceded him.

OAKLAND +1 kansas city
I don't get this spread at all. I know Murray is out, but Carr and Mack are still playing, right?

altanta +6 SEATTLE

Atlanta has been the better team this year. I hope I'm not overestimating them based on a win over the Broncos, but they have looked really good.

Last Week: 3-2 (4 points)
Season: 7-13 (5 points)
Best Bets: 1-3

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Song of the Week

"Ready or Not" - The Fugees
The easiest choice I ever had to make. I have never listened to an album as much as we listened to "The Score" in 1996. I just to drive around with my friends, playing this CD over and over again.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Circle the 6 Differences Between These Two Pictures

Chase was a little version of daddy. Nine years later, Lincoln wore the same shirt. See if you can spot the other differences in these pictures?

Note: don't really, do that, I'm only kidding. There's a million of them.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Weekly Picks

Another horrible week. 1 point through 3 weeks. Thankfully we have a guaranteed best bet this week.

philadelphia -4 DETROIT
I'm not sure I believe in the Eagles yet but I believe they are better than the Lions.

new york giants +7 GREEN BAY
This is way too many points for Green Bay to give when they seem to be struggling on offense.

atlanta +5 DENVER
The Falcons can score. I know the Denver defense is good, but I am not sure how many points the Broncos can put up with Paxton Lynch at QB.

OAKLAND -3 1/2 san diego
I love the Raiders this year.

new england -10 CLEVELAND


Last week: 2-3 (1 point)
Season: 4-11 (1 point)
Best Bets: 0-3


I got to witness an all-time great pitching duel in a winner-take-all wild card game.

Unfortunately angry and ornery Madison Bumgarner

beat our lovable Thor who was equally as awesome, but a little less efficient, and therefore only pitched 7 innings.

I blame Terry Collins only slightly here, I would have given Thor a chance against the bottom of the Giants order in the 8th, even though he struggled in the 7th, because I knew Bumgarner would keep putting up zeroes.

I don't however blame the Mets strategy of swinging early in the count. They knew Bumgarner was going to throw strikes. If you don't swing, you're in a hole against a great pitcher. If you swing at least you have a a chance to get a hit on a good pitch.

It sucks to lose, and not have another crack at the Cubs, and it sucks to watch a team celebrate on our field for the second year in a row.
But it was a difficult season with a lot of injuries and realistically, they didn't have a good chance of beating the Cubs anyway.

But the hurt is still very real right now.
I suppose Noah Syndergaard put it best when he said on Twitter "Baseball has a way of ripping your heart out, stabbing it, putting it back in your chest, then healing itself just in time for Spring Training."
And I can't wait for spring training because maybe, just maybe, next year will finally be our year.