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Sunday, December 28, 2008

NFL WEEK SEVENTEEN

Last week of the regular season and we just can't seem to stay above the 1000 mark. We lost two out of three last week and sit at 809 Penningtons. 

This week sees a couple of games for playoff spots and division championships.  We're going to Dwayne Wade right in and pick the winners in the games that matter. 

DOLPHINS vs. J...E...T...S: Who would have ever imagined in their wildest Nick Saban nightmares that on the last week of the season our Dolphins would be playing for the AFC East Championship? All the credit to Bill Parcells and his staff. Once again Big Tuna showed that winning football begins in the lines. Get a couple of hoss'es, run the ball, don't turn it over, play aggressive defense, and you'll be playing meaningful games in December, and maybe just maybe, in  January. 

The Jets are 2.5 favorites.  Brett Favre. At home. The playoffs on the line.  Mr. Money. Mr. Hall of Fame. TAKE THE DOLPHINS. Favre's arm is shot.  The film is out and every defensive coordinator in the league knows it. 

If the  Fins stop the run we'll be leaving our winter blogger's retreat and  see everyone at a home playoff game next week.  Dolphins +2.5  +100. 

BRONCOS AT SAN DIEGO. 
The Broncos are riding a 3 game losing streak while the Chargers are 2-2 over their last 4 games. Pick your poison.  The Charger's Norv Turner is perhaps the worst coach in the league (along with Wade Phillips and we'll get to him next),  while the Broncos are what their record says they are- about a .500 team. The point spread seems high here. Rivers can get hot and light up the scoreboard. If you're choosing a winner, the Chargers are the pick. They blame their current situation on the refs stealing the game from them the first time they played the Bronocs this year.  -9 seems a bit high, but we're going to lay the points. Chargers -9 +100. 

Cowboys at Eagles. Ohhh do we not like these Cowpokes and their  Vanilla coach Wade Phillips. The Eagles have heart. They have bounced back from some tough losses and QB Donovan McNaab has been quoted this week as saying he wants a new deal to stay in Philly. Meanwhile, Cowpokes owner Jerry Jones has been all over ESPN repeatedly saying in not so many words that if the Cowpokes lose this game he's going to clean house. 

Can you say yes to  5 years & 50 million bucks, Coach Bill Cowher? 

The line is pick'em. The Eagles might be out of the playoffs by game time, but we're going with character and pride. (The book about Coach Vince Lombardi "When Pride Still Mattered" is a nice read and a good late gift to your favourite football fan.)  

The Cowpokes have the talent, but the Eagles have the Philly Heart. 

200 Geno's Cheesesteaks  (everyone knows Geno's cheesesteaks "wit" -meaning "with cheese"- are better than Pat's which is right across the street on Passyunk Ave ) on the Eagles  to send Vanilla Phillips and his crybaby Cowpokes home for January. 


Want to make some money? +200 on over 36 Jacksonville at Baltimore. Ravens have the highest scoring offense in the last 8 weeks and they need this win to get in to the playoffs. 

Nestled high in the Sierra Nevada mountains in out winter blogger's retreat, we have experienced intermittent problems with our internet. We'll get those comments up as quickly as you can say Chad Pennnington. 

9 comments:

Audrey said...

Today Ill make cheesesteaks, the kind wit cheese (yellow) and wit onion. Although with my line up of events today, a pina colada is more in order.

Anonymous said...

nice call on mr. hall of fames arm... the guy can still rip it.

Rumpole said...

Nice call on Dolphins over jets on the road. mr. hall of fame ad his arm are home for the playoffs as I said they would be.

Nice call on Eagles over cowpokes.

Gee I'm good. Can you point to anyone who picks games for free against the spread that has my winning record, 3 years in a row now?

CAPTAIN said...

How bout them Cowpokes!

More importantly, the FINS are IN ... bring on the Ravens.

Audrey said...

Surprise Surprise, Savage and Crennel are out...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3795786

Fake Bill Parcells said...

We will be starting "Operation Ricky" to beat the Ravens. A makeshift dome will be constructed over Dolphins Stadium. All fans attending the game are requested to bring large bongs with plenty of"green leafy substance.". Only by getting Joe Flacco, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis really stoned will the Phins have any chance of winning.

Anonymous said...

I knew it. Go Fins!

the trialmaster said...

nice job rumb. however, i am better, had UM, FSU and the fins big. have hit 12 in a row. I specilze in SEC football. Am up 2k this year in making small investments.

Anonymous said...

Good holiday morning, all soundings will begin at 8AM this Friday.