Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the Sports Watchers radio show on Monday; I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the next time I’m on. NCAA Bowl Season starts tonight, with
Quick fantasy update before this weeks picks; apparently, the fantasy gods have a sense of humor.
Steve went on to tie Cheese in the first round of the playoffs with his cheater team, and because Cheese had accumulated more total points over the course of the season, he was awarded the win, and the honor of being vanquished by me in the finals. Below are some of the reactions I got to this story of sportsmanship gone bad, and I’m glad to see that most people are upstanding, honorable people. Except for you Steve.
“Just read the blog about the Laney League. Awesome. You are the man. Finish him.”—Luke
“Wow. Can he be considered an evil genius or a criminal mastermind? Has he reached that level yet?”– Mike
“The story about your fantasy league is one of the most devious things i have ever heard. This could trump the Mitchell report as a bigger sports scandal. I’m sorry you have to go through that. Obviously sportsmanship isn't in the vocabulary of your ‘friend’.”—
Not to mention this comment from an obviously upset Matt Barsamian.
“If you need any help (I doubt that you do) in hunting down any one of these "people" that have done their best to ruin what is the SPORT of fantasy football, you let me know and I'll be on the next flight.”
Rest easy my friend, good has triumphed,
Still, this was all worth it to see the tie score on Wednesday morning, and a tiny asterisk denoting the tie-break.
Now, picks. Keep in mind, I have proven to have no idea what I am talking about all season. That said, home teams are in bold.
Flip flopped a couple of times with this one; the Steelers lost a tough, physical game last week in bad conditions, and now they’re expected to thrive in a track meet setting against a healthier Stephen Jackson just four days later? Nahhhhhhh.
Jax (-13) over
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: snow falling, Christmas trees up, the annual Tom Coughlin collapse. Ah, winter.
When is the last time that this game mattered? Seriously, it seems like if one of these teams is even DECENT, the other is awful. I need a secretary to look this kind of stuff up.
Remember way back in week 2 when these teams combined to score 96 points, and it was such a huge upset that the Browns beat the Bengals? Well, now that the Bengals are trying to get Marvin Lewis fired (more on that later) and the Browns can legitimately win the
KC (+4.5) over
Saints (-3) over Philly
I don’t care how good the Eagles looked last Sunday; the Saints are 3 months away from a signed, sealed confession that Reggie Bush is just not an every down back. He’s a gimmick, like he was in college. Which I’ve been saying since his last year on the
Indy (-7) over Texans
The Colts have literally nothing to play for, as they are locked into the 2nd position in the
Exactly one year after finishing in the cellar of the NFC South, the Bucs have locked up the division with two weeks left this year. In a division that sent exactly ZERO players to the Pro Bowl this year.
Snitches (+8.5) over
Terminators (-22) over Dolphins
Could have been historic. No nor’easter this week…so…
Washington (+6.5) over Minnesota
Todd Collins!!! Tavaris Jackson!!! The NFL Sunday Night on NBC!!!
Okay, things throughout the league are getting ridiculous; we’re in week 16, and no coach has been fired yet. Lovie Smith and Marvin Lewis don’t deserve to be on the hot seat? No one is calling for Scott Linehan or Cam Cameron’s heads? Brian Billick (loser of 8 straight) and Rod Marinelli (loser of 6 straight) aren’t packing bags??? What is going on here???