"I was bitten must have been the devil"

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week 17

So, here it is, the 2012 NFL season comes to an end. We saw Peyton and Adrian make amazing comebacks, the Colts get back into the playoffs, a shocking 4-0 Cardinals team lose nine in a row, oh and the replacement refs who can forget them? Three rookie QBs have led their team to the playoffs (technically only two, Skins aren't in yet) and last years rookie sensation has dropped off. Who will be gone on Black Monday? Arizona has made no secret about firing Wisenhunt, will Reid be gone too? Rex? Whoever coaches the Raiders? Turner is finally going to be booted from San Diego, only five years too late.
The road to the Super Bowl won't involve the defending champs. They need three teams to lose to even get in. Who will jump to the front of the AFC? NFC? Ravens and Packers, Colts and Seahawks? Texans and 49ers? The AFC spots are full, just seeds on the line. The NFC is missing one division winner and has the 6 spot open. The East is coming down to the last game once again and Dallas is again in a position to grab it. The Vikings need only to beat the Packers who are hoping on the last bye spot. Let's get to it....

Baltimore Ravens (10-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)- The Ravens have the North and the four spot locked up but the Bengals can move from 6 to 5 with a win and a Colts loss. I think the Ravens carry over from last week and rock out a 26-17 win.

Chicago Bears (9-6) at Detroit Lions (4-11)- There was a point when Chicago was 7-1 and in cruise control for the division. Now, they need a win and a Vikings loss to be a six seed. One part should happen...well, both actually. Lions are done, they should bring Reid in to coach this team next year, they have tons of talent and bad leadership. Chicago does their part and gets a 24-21 win.

Philadelphia Eagles (4-11) at New York Giants (8-7)- This may actually be a meaningless game..okay, it is. The Giants need a win and three teams to lose; Chicago, Minnesota, and Dallas. They stink. From 6-2 to third in the East. They no show again 31-7 Eagles.

Houston Texans (12-3) at Indianapolis Colts (10-5)- I picked Houston to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl but I don't know, they need to show me something to prove they aren't one of those teams that are always good in season but not in post season. They can lock the top spot with a win here, lose and they could fall as far as three. Indy is in playoffs at the five spot now but could drop to six if they lose and Cinci wins. I'm taking the Colts in this rematch 28-26.

Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) at Denver Broncos (12-3)- I can't see any way that Denver isn't a 13 win team. 24-6.
Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)- A first round bye is up for grabs and all the Packers have to do is win. The Vikes are holding the last playoff spot for now. I am enjoying this little miracle run the Vikes are on but I think it ends here. I have to say, of all the possible six seeds they deserve it the most. No record for Adrian and no playoffs for Minnesota. 23-17 Packers.

Miami Dolphins (7-8) at New England Patriots(11-4)- As hard as it is to believe the Dolphins could finish at .500. The Pats need two teams to lose to grab the top spot but they are in and that's all that matters. Pats take care of business 35-20.

Arizona Cardinals (5-10) at San Francisco 49ers(10-4-1)- A no show last week has put the Niners in a spot where they could lose the division. I don't see any circumstance where they don't come to play today. The Cards stink and have no QB. 24-10 Niners.

St.Louis Rams (7-7-1) at Seattle Seahawks (10-5)- Thanks to the replacement refs the Seahawks could be the two seed. If they win and the Niners and Packers lose the Seahawks win the West and get the tie breaker over Green Bay due to that "win". Right now they are in the five and should stay there even with a good win today.Lots of defense keeps it close, the Rams are not spineless. 20-17 Seattle.

Dallas Cowboys (8-7) at Washington Redskins (9-6)-Once again the Cowboys are playing for the division in the last game of the year, if they lose they have no playoff hopes while the Skins could still get in with help if they lose. I'm going to take Bob Griffin to win it, he's already more clutch than Romo. 27-23 Skins.

That's it, let's see how the playoff picture has changed from last week...

AFC
1.Houston Texans (South winner)
2. Denver Broncos (West winner)
3. New England Patriots (East winner)
4. Baltimore Ravens (North winner)
5. Indianapolis Colts (clinched berth)
6.Cincinnati Bengals (clinched berth)

Every seeding except the Ravens can change today in the AFC

NFC
1.Atlanta Falcons (clinched 1 seed)
2.Green Bay Packers (North winner)
3. San Francisco 49ers(clinched berth)
4.Washington Redskins(not clinched)
5.Seattle Seahawks (clinched berth)
6.Minnesota Vikings (not clinched)

waiting....
Dallas Cowboys (need to win)
Chicago Bears (need win and Minnesota loss)
New York Giants (need win and Dallas, Minnesota, and Chicago loss)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week 16

As I did last week I'm only talking about games that mean something.
The one seed is still up for grabs in the AFC the NFC has the Falcons on top while San Fran and Green Bay are both looking at two. The NFC East is in a three way tie, with Washington in the drivers seat right now. Chicago has dropped from near division winner to seventh in the NFC, and the Giants have lost a three game division lead to sixth and last wild card. The Steelers might miss the playoffs, and Luck looks to punch Indy's ticket. Going to be a great last two weeks of football.

New Orleans Saints (6-8) at Dallas Cowboys (8-6)- Dallas can win the East, with help and basically need to in order to make the post season. The Saints are not playing for nothing. They don't want a losing record. I don't think Dallas is good enough or clutch enough to win this game. They are a talented team with less than great leadership. If they lose they better hope the Skins and Giants do too or they are done. Saints win a somewhat close game 31-24.

Tennessee Titans (5-9) at Green Bay Packers (10-4)- Remember when the Packers looked inconsistent? Seems like a whole season ago. Packers roll and hope for a Seahawk win (ha, imagine that) to tie for second in the NFC. 27-10.

Indianapolis Colts (9-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (2-12)- Win and you're in. A year after they sucked for Luck the Colts are looking to enter the post season. Only Sarge saw this coming. The Chiefs stink and have no QB. Colts 24-13.

Washington Redskins (8-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-10)- Well, Bobby has gotten his team to the top of the NFC. I say enjoy it fucker, that high school option play doesn't work forever, how does Cam look now? The Eagles have nowhere to go. Reid is out, Vick is out, defense is in shambles but they would still love to ruin the playoffs for a rival. Still, I'm taking the Skins 24-20.

Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)- I have a real hard time picturing the playoffs without the Steelers but I think it ends here. Cinci has the motivation and the heat to win and clinch, and even play for the division if Baltimore loses today. Bengals knock out Ben 28-26.

New England Patriots (10-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)- The Patriots have gone from near one seed to the current three, and Denver isn't losing today. The Patriots should easily handle the Jags but is a first round bye out of the cards? Could be, but after how they've handled the Texans and Broncos this year, who cares? 38-14.

Minnesota Vikings (8-6) at Houston Texans (12-2)- The Vikes could climb into the playoffs without a Quarterback, amazing. They need help, as of now the Giants are six and the Vikes are seven. While Houston is in that AFC tie up, they can lock the top spot with a win. The real story today is Adrian Peterson looking to break the single season rushing record, not happening in Houston, but he'll get close enough to finish it off next week. I'm taking the Texans to clinch home field 30-21.

Cleveland Browns (5-9) at Denver Broncos (11-3)- We've been thru what this game means already so just cut to the chase. 33-21 Denver.

Chicago Bears (8-6) at Arizona Cardinals (5-9)-The Bears are cold as ice and lack tie breakers, bad combination. For years they have needed help on the offensive line and still stink. They have to win, and should get a few good turnovers to help. Bears break slump 23-14.

New York Giants (8-6) at Baltimore Ravens (9-5)- Two cold teams. One has a playoff spot but wants to win the division, the other has given up their spot and is about to be knocked out totally. I don't see the Giants breaking out offensively today. This once explosive offense looks terrible, but so has the Ravens. I see the Ravens having more fire today and the champs hoping that Minnesota and Chicago both lose to stay in it. Ravens 27-17.

San Francisco 49ers(10-3-1) at Seattle Seahawks (9-5)- The Seahawks have a chance at more than a wild card spot but I don't know. Both of these defenses get pressure and turnovers, but SF has the better QB. I'm going with the Niners to win the West and make that wild card more interesting going into next week.

Crazy stuff. So, if the playoffs were today here's what we'd see..

AFC
1. Houston Texans
2. Denver Broncos
3. New England Patriots
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Indianapolis Colts
6. Cincinnati Bengals

NFC
1.Atlanta Falcons
2.San Francisco 49ers
3.Green Bay Packers
4.Washington Redskins
5.Seattle Seahawks
6.New York Giants

Let's see how much that changes today....Oh, and notice the NFC wild card game Giants at Packers, how bad does Green Bay want that?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last photo I've stolen from Facebook for today....

Religions purpose isn't to criticize? When did that start?

One more on the NRA

They waited a week out of respect...how about just keeping your mouth shut altogether?

Dear NRA,

Dammit. On to plan B...how do you feel about tanks in schools?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Shut the f**k up!

I'm so tired of these fucking assholes posting this bullshit about God not being allowed in schools in relation to the massacre in Newtown. This is the same shit that the ass clowns at Westboro Hate Church peddle.
If you want religion mixed with education you have three choices: homeschool your kids, send them to Parochial, or move your Theocracy ass to fucking Iran!
Otherwise, shut the fuck up because you just sound like a fucking moron.

That is all.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Need more guns?

It's like 2010 again....

Another year the Giants have started 6-2 and are scurrying for a playoff spot. Last year they went from 6-2 to 7-7 and somehow won their last two games to eek into the playoffs as winner of a terrible division.
Now, after being 6-2 and leading the East by as much as three games they are in a three way tie at 8-6 and have no tie breakers in the division!

In 2010 this team was going to Green Bay to play for the would be tie breaker and didn't even show up. The week before they blew a 28 point lead in 7 minutes to the Eagles to blow the division. The Packers and Giants both finished 10-6 but Green Bay got the last spot as the 6th seed and won it all.

Now, here they are again..a chance to almost lock up the division and they get absolutely massacred by the Falcons. And they go into Baltimore next week to play a team trying to clinch their division, then play an Eagles team that would love nothing more than to make the Giants miss the playoffs.
At least fans of suck teams know what they're going to get, they don't have hopes and dreams of winning. But for a team with this much talent to suck so bad in the second half of the year consistently drives me nuts!
I know I'm spoiled, I've seen these guys hoist the Lombardi twice in five years but just once I'd like to see a dominant season.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Week 15

Boy, it's been a while. That's not entirely true because I've written posts that never posted, they are in my drafts. Whatever. We are in the thick of maybe the most competitive year in recent memory, we have six games with playoff bound teams playing each other, this year 115 games have been decided by 8 points or fewer and twenty have gone into overtime, we even had a tie (and almost another). Can the Vikes make some wild card noise? Will Indy lock up a spot? Is Chicago a wild card team or division contender? We shall see...

New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons(11-2)- The Giants are in a tough spot, they lead the East by one game with three to play and have a very though stretch while the Redskins have an easy run. The Giants also don't have a tie breaker advantage so they have to stay ahead. The Falcons are coming off a though loss and have one weakness that favors NY, that offensive line. Although, the best front four in the NFL hasn't been great this year I expect a breakout today. Close game, but I'm taking the Giants 24-20.

Green Bay Packers (9-4) at Chicago Bears (8-5)-The Bears have their backs against the wall, they are close to not even being a playoff team but can reignite their hopes with a win today. I know I always pick a split with division games but I don't know. I'm hard pressed to go against the Pack here....I'm taking the Packers to lock up the North with 27-23 win.

Washington Redskins (7-6) at Cleveland Browns (5-8)- Bobby is injured wahhhhhhh. Haha. I like the hot Browns to cool the Redskins jets here. 21-17.

Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at St.Louis Rams (6-6-1)- Have to give credit to the Vikings for winning games with no QB but that could stop here. I really like the Rams here. They have the better coach and QB, equal on defense. Close, low scoring game keeps the Rams barely in the wildcard race. 17-14.

Denver Broncos (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4)- Big game for the Ravens, they need to regroup after last weeks bust in Washington. The Broncos are red hot and should walk out with a win. 28-23.

Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2)-Against all odds the Colts are on the verge of locking up a playoff spot. The Texans were absolutely destroyed by the Pats last week and will come out looking to prove they are still the top AFC team. These teams play each other twice in the last three weeks and I'm giving round one to the Texans 31-23.

Seattle Seahawks (8-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-8)-The Seahawks won't score 58 but they should win in Buffalo. Cross country and an unfamiliar opponent will make it though. The wild card gets harder for Dallas and Washington as the Seahawks get to nine wins. 20-16.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) at Dallas Cowboys (7-6)-The Steelers are barely hanging on to a wild card spot, the Cowboys have to win their last three games and hope the Giants lose one to get a playoff spot. Well, or hope the Redskins, Bears, and Seahawks lose two and they win three. The Steelers are better in this spot, the season on the line. Steelers 29-24.

San Francisco 49ers(9-3-1) at New England Patriots (10-3)- What a match up for Sunday night this week. These teams were just a fumble away from meeting in the Super Bowl last year and some think this will be a preview of this years big game. The Pats have had a hard time with though defenses in the past but I don't know...I'm leaning on the Pats to get this done, should be a close one. Pats 26-24.

Those are the games that matter this week, nobody cares about Chiefs and Raiders or the Cardinals.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I've finally solved my internet issue

Only three games left and I'm back in time for playoffs...
Let me just do a quick recap of what I've missed.

So far the most surprising team on the rise has to be Indianapolis, most surprising team on the decline is Philadelphia. I'd say the Saints but they aren't going to be a sub .500 team next year, where Philly is about to rebuild.
Comeback player could be Peyton Manning or maybe Adrian Peterson.

If I were to rank the teams now I'd have to put New England on top right now, with Atlanta and Denver battling for second. Both have big games this week with Atlanta hosting the champs and Denver in Baltimore.
I hope to have picks up by tomorrow morning.

What a mess...

In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school here in Connecticut I have seen many reactions; some logical, some not. I've seen outrage at the gunman, outrage at the victims, and outrage over guns (pro and against). I've seen people praying for victims, I've seen people angry at people for praying for victims when action is needed. The question is what action?
We all have to deal with the fact that there is nothing we can do to prevent crazy people from doing crazy things.
Armed guards at schools? Well, why stop there? We had a mass shooting at a movie theater so why not guards everywhere? Guards at every mall entrance in the country, at every school, at Wal Mart, at the library, where do we draw the line?
I've seen demands that school administration be armed. That would be great, just what I want, my kids school full of guns. Maybe we should require former military to become teachers and carry AK 47s to gun down any intruder. Maybe keep an Uzi in every room.
Now, I'm against automatic guns, I've been clear about this in the past but I do support every citizens right to keep a pistol to protect their home. What we have here is not a killer that stockpiled weapons and ammo but took his mothers protection and killed her with it, then went on a rampage.
We also had a person in China kill 20 students with a knife. A daycare was destroyed in the federal building in Oklahoma City. I don't think armed teachers would have helped there.
What if an armed guard goes nuts? Do we get guards to watch the guards?
Crazy people will do crazy things and there is nothing we can do about it but hope it doesn't happen to us.