Closed Thread
Page 1 of 72 1 2 3 11 51 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 1428
  1. #1
    THIS IS BREGOR'S STORY
    Beard +1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    23,096
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    NFL Wild Card Weekend: Coaching carousels and sickle-cells

    I leave town for a week and a half, Christmas in Greensboro and Raleigh, and a funeral in Tampa. The Panthers had Brees go nuts on them, and the Bucs fired Raheem Morris. I must be bad luck. But on the bright side, Cam didn't get hurt, and the Bucs fired Raheem Morris. What else did I miss?



    and

    http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-conten...X-RYAN-FFF.gif

    Called it. But it's not just the Cowboys and Jets who pathetically missed the postseason. Oakland ruined my NFL fan fiction getting torched by RIVERS. Houston and Denver lost three straight to end the season, as did the Jets, but by virtue of previously good defenses and weak divisions, they back into wild card weekend. Andy Reid and Norv Turner somehow still have jobs. Happily for DA BEARS, Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz do not. The Colts lost for Luck RG3, the Browns tanked for Trent, and God only knows what St. Louis and Minnesota will do with their draft picks. Oh yeah, and the Pats, Packers and Saints are still really fucking good.


    Last week
    Pick: 10-6
    ATS: 8-7-1

    Overall
    Pick: 166-90
    ATS: 132-117-7


    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH

    4:30pm EST, NBC

    Cincinnati at Houston (-3) - Hopes were high in Houston when T.J. Yates showed some initial promise, relieving Matt Leinart (lol) in a win in Jacksonville, and guiding them to quality wins over Atlanta and Cincinnati. In their three losses since, he has yet to throw a touchdown, their lone passing score coming from CLUTCH himself. So what offense shows up on Saturday? Having Andre Johnson back and close to being healthy should help. But quarterback isn't their only concern, as the once stout defense has given up some key 4th quarter drives. In the first playoff game for the franchise, and for Gary Kubiak as a head coach, I think the Texans come out nervous. Cincy came out nervous at home against Baltimore with a wild card spot on the line, down by 10 before their fourth offensive play. The Bengals are 1-6 against teams with winning records, that lone win coming in Tennessee way back in week 9. Oy. That's a little misleading though, they've had a tough schedule and played teams close all season. Meanwhile, Houston lost to fucking Indianapolis. Two things I look at in this one; which QB-to-WR tandem can I expect big plays from, and which defense do I trust more. It may be January but it's still Christmas Connection time in Cincy, and Houston is too banged up on defense to get big stops. Bengals in the upset.

    8:00pm EST, NBC

    Detroit at New Orleans (-10.5) - Detroit has been consistent for much of the season, putting up big offensive numbers against inferior competition, and sputtering against quality teams. But don't blame fat-faced phenom Matt Stafford for the loss to the fightin' Flynns last week, he came to play and did his part. At some point, whoever thought Eric Wright was a legitimate starting corner in this league should be fired, tarred, and feathered. N'awlins had the most consistently excellent offense possibly ever, and definitely since the '07 Patriots. Their loss opening night to Green Bay was typical of two great teams, but the Saints also lost at Tampa and St. Louis. Those aberrations were probably just a case of not showing up to play, and maybe a bit of road weariness. Neither will be a problem in this one. Saints win and cover.


    SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH

    1:00pm EST, FOX

    Atlanta at NY Giants (-3) - Holy shit, what an up-and-down year for the G-Men. They survived a four-game skid (three of those to playoff teams, and one to a DREAM TEAM) and two losses to the Redskins (!) while still winning the division. Their successes were impressive; wins in Philly and Foxborough, dominating the Jets, and sweeping the Cowboys. New York seems to have some good momentum heading into the playoffs, and much to the chagrin of offensive tackles and readers of Deejay's posts everywhere, Jason Pierre-Paul has become a dominant force on the edge. Brandon Jacobs has become a dominant force in douchebaggery, but that's neither here nor there. Atlanta has some momentum of their own, with offensive explosions in three of their last four games, thanks in no small part to JULIO. They're 1-4 against playoff teams, but only the loss in New Orleans was by double digits. The weather might be a factor in East Rutherford on Sunday (30% chance of rain/snow and temps in the low 40s) and I like the home field advantage and New York's ground game a bit more if things get ugly. And just so I don't go an entire write-up without mentioning a quarterback, Eli > Matty Ice. That said, this should be a good one. Giants win and (barely) cover.

    4:30pm EST, CBS

    Pittsburgh at Denver (+8.5) - Remember that first round "bye" the Saints had last year, only someone forgot to tell Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks? Can the Tebows turn the trick for a second year in a row? Nope. Pittsburgh's defense is healthy (except for Ryan Clark and his weak ass blood cells) and isn't allowing very many points as of late. Losing Mendenhall will hurt a bit, but let's be honest, he's pedestrian to begin with. You just know him because he's on fantasy teams for being a featured back who gets goal line carries. And as archi will tell you, John Clay is a boss. Remember when Denver won six straight and Tebow was the toast of the NFL? Well, sports media, you were all wrong. Every last one of you. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. You ignored what you saw right in front of your collective face just because a team was winning. Look at those six wins now. None against playoff teams. None against teams with winning records. Four of the six a product of an incredible defense led by Von Miller. You sort of expected the magic to end against New England, but getting blown out by Buffalo, and failing to score a touchdown against Kansas City? C'mon, man! I have no vibe for how this game will play out. But I can say with certainty that every scenario I can think of has Pittsburgh winning. Because of their offensive line problems, I'll bet they don't put up enough to cover. Steelers win, Broncos with the points.

  2. #2
    If I screw up again Im gone forever.
    Secret Admin

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,865
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Cincy
    NO
    Atlanta
    Pitt

  3. #3
    Fuck It, I'm Goin Deep Fan Club President
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    46,156
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Ifrit

    Quote Originally Posted by Silentleroy View Post
    Cincy
    NO
    Atlanta
    Pitt
    this

  4. #4
    New Spam Forum
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    164
    BG Level
    3
    FFXI Server
    Shiva

    Cincy
    NO
    NYG
    Denver (Oh shit!)

  5. #5
    Death by snoo snoo
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    22,022
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Syntax Error
    FFXIV Server
    Cactuar

    Cincy won't win you dumbfucks.

    Marvin Lewis

  6. #6
    THIS IS BREGOR'S STORY
    Beard +1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    23,096
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Quote Originally Posted by Headspace View Post
    Cincy won't win you dumbfucks.

    Marvin Lewis
    Marvin can go back to Marvining against the Pats.

  7. #7
    Death by snoo snoo
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    22,022
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Syntax Error
    FFXIV Server
    Cactuar

    "This is the biggest game of my career"

    Blows 19-6 lead to a third string rookie QB.

    Two games later, nearly blows 23-7 lead to John Skelton.

    Next game, team comes out completely flat and fails to stop Ray Rice on first down, losing 24-16 in a game they might have needed to win.

    24-45-1 against teams with winning records in career (not exactly that but really close).

    MARVIN

  8. #8
    I Am, Who I Am.
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    15,956
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Trixi Sephyuyx
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur
    FFXI Server
    Ragnarok

    Mike Brown should coach.

  9. #9
    The Anti Miz
    The Anti Miz of the House of Weave

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    32,699
    BG Level
    10

    of course they wont win. leroy picked them.

  10. #10
    If I screw up again Im gone forever.
    Secret Admin

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,865
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    of course they wont win. leroy picked them.
    I talked up the bungles for the past week waiting for this post.

  11. #11
    Death by snoo snoo
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    22,022
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Syntax Error
    FFXIV Server
    Cactuar

    Does this mean the giants win?

  12. #12
    I am by far the worst poster in most threads, including Olroy and Mazmaz. I go from 0 to Mad in 0.6 seconds. Also, 8==============D
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,149
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    brb looking for fitzgerald or lynch sigs

  13. #13
    Un-Rad Conrad
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    5,043
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Carbuncle

    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
    brb looking for fitzgerald or lynch sigs
    Why not both?

  14. #14
    I am by far the worst poster in most threads, including Olroy and Mazmaz. I go from 0 to Mad in 0.6 seconds. Also, 8==============D
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,149
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    fuck good point, my bad

  15. #15
    Eli Manning is my Lord and Savior
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,098
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Cerberus
    WoW Realm
    Greymane

    I think leroy will pick the Giants to spite them.

  16. #16
    C A P S UNLEASH THE FURY
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,939
    BG Level
    8

    Bengals at Texans - Both teams are rolling with a pretty fresh set of players and even coaches to some extent, and both have a lot of heart. Houston has been on the decline, but only since clinching a playoff berth, more or less. Foster will put up pretty good numbers if last week's failure to contain Ray Rice is any indication, and the return of Andre Johnson should give Yates a little something to work with. It'll be close - in fact, I'd say it comes down to the ability of the Houston secondary to contain AJ Green, Simpson, and Gresham. Ravens' Webb held Green to 26 yards, which was pretty much the key to their victory. If Houston can do the same, then they move on to play the Ravens.

    Lions at Saints - Can anyone beat this team? Stafford and Megatron are in top form, but without a running game to match the explosive potential of Sproles, they simply won't win the offensive struggle. New Orleans' playbook is much, much bigger than that of the Lions. Expect extensive discussion about Jimmy Graham's career as a basketball player and apologetic attitudes towards Suh.

    Atlanta at NYG - On paper, I don't think this is even a question. The Falcons have the G-men outclassed on both sides of the ball. But if there's any team that has proven it has that intangible 'something' - especially in the postseason - it's the Giants. Still, JPP alone will not be enough to stop Turner and Matty Ice. His connection with Julio has only been getting stronger, and there just isn't much out in the secondary to stop it. That being said, Eli-Cruz is also a real threat. Will probably be the closest of the four games.

    Pittsburgh at Denver - Mike Tomlin does not fuck around in the postseason. The Steelers have looked poor this season, if you ask me - near losses to a number of very bad teams (Chiefs with Palko, Browns, hell, they could have lost to the Rams at one point) and only one truly notable win, against the Patriots. Still, Denver put up three fucking points last week, and no matter how old the Steelers D is becoming, this Tebow shit is not going to fly. The real question in this game is if their team can stay healthy enough to stand a chance in the divisional round.

  17. #17
    If I screw up again Im gone forever.
    Secret Admin

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,865
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleverness View Post
    I think leroy will pick the Giants to spite them.
    We got a true negrodamus in here.

  18. #18
    If I screw up again Im gone forever.
    Secret Admin

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,865
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Your new name is Valisk, oh magnificent negrodamus.

  19. #19
    THIS IS BREGOR'S STORY
    Beard +1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    23,096
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Quote Originally Posted by Silentleroy View Post
    We got a true negrodamus in here.
    I agree:

    Quote Originally Posted by Xajii View Post
    Expect extensive discussion about Jimmy Graham's career as a basketball player and apologetic attitudes towards Suh.

  20. #20
    Eli Manning is my Lord and Savior
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,098
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Cerberus
    WoW Realm
    Greymane

    Quote Originally Posted by Silentleroy View Post
    Your new name is Valisk, oh magnificent negrodamus.
    So I'm supposed to cry that I'm getting picked on for saying stupid stuff and hide in the NBA/MLB threads then?

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 72 1 2 3 11 51 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 795
    Last Post: 2011-01-13, 09:18
  2. NFL Wild Card Weekend: The Real Week 17
    By Tyche in forum Sports
    Replies: 1713
    Last Post: 2010-01-13, 21:05
  3. Replies: 1772
    Last Post: 2009-09-23, 20:30
  4. Replies: 609
    Last Post: 2009-01-06, 22:52
  5. 2008 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Round Picks
    By Daahan in forum Sports
    Replies: 111
    Last Post: 2008-01-07, 00:45