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Before we start with the important stuff, we love this line, from the Broward Blog, applauding the establishment of a permanent Judge to handle bond hearings (denied) and first appearances North Of the Border: "The blank, scared stares of the civil division judges will now be confined to weekends only."
Are you ready for some football? We are. And after the usual slow summer, we could use some flow.
Tonight: The World Champion NY Giants take on the Washington Redskins in New Jersey. The Gints are favorites -4. Take the Giants. The o/u is 40. We like the Under, just a little.
New Feature: we'll put units on our picks, and keep score!
100 units on the Gints. 25 on the under. Remember if we lose we pay a 10% vig, just like in real life.
This won't make you any money, but if you read closely you will see the early season trends we have identified. And if you remember our tips from last year, the number one tip we have for making money on football is identifying the early season trends that differ from the the trends at the end of last season. What do we mean? Last year we could have bought a Porsche (ok, a used one, but low mileage) on the money we made betting against everyone's darling team- The San Diego Chargers- at the beginning of the season.
This year- a few quick thoughts- BET AGAINST DALLAS. Could we be any more clear? Also the Browns (which is a problem because the Brownies play the Cowpokes on opening day). Take the Dolphins under until you go broke or can't find enough places to store the cash. Go with the Vikes and against the Eagles in the NFC. In the AFC we like the Jags, but we're not sure their QB is for real. Ditto the Brownies. The Chargers should start a lot faster than last year, and the Steelers have a good team but the hardest schedule in the league, so don't go near them.
In order of our predicted finish:
NE Cheaters (somebody needs to stop them. How do they have such an easy schedule?); JETS (Mangini for real. Favre has a few good years left) ; Bills (Don't buy the hype, 7-9 again); Dolphins (Best 6-10 team in the NFL).
AFC West: Chargers (real deal), Broncos (Jay Cutler is the real deal, but O-line in flux), Raiders (Good coach, bad management), Chiefs (Worst team in football this year. Herm should have stayed in NY).
AFC North. Steelers (Perennial contenders-tough schedule may do them in); Brownies (Remember, they're Cleveland. They need to prove to us they can overcome their heritage); Ravens (Cam baby.); Bungles (Also the worst team in football this year. Last year for head coach Marvin Lewis.).
AFC South: Jaguars (QB suspect. Defense real deal); Colts!!! (Peyton is 32); Titans (Vince Young has very good year and they might just surpass the Colts); Texans.
JAGS and Cheaters in AFC Championship game.
NFC East. Giants (SB Champs); Cowpokes (Way overrated. Could fall to third); Skins; Eagles (Things won't be pretty in Philly this year. Load up on the cheese steaks. We like Pats over Genos)
NFC West: Cardinals !!!; Seahawks (the end has begun); Niners (going nowhere fast) ; Rams (ditto).
NFC North: Packers (Aaron Rodgers is the real deal) Vikes (need a QB); Lions (on the rise); Da Bears (da blues).
NFC South: Saints (Because the Bucs aren't good enough to contend) ; Bucs; Panthers (going nowhere fast); Falcons (woof woof).
Packers and Saints in NFC Championship game.