Coming Monday on the Blog: FEAR SATZ!
We're up 1025 losing only our dolphins under pick. Nice week at 3-1.
We won two out of three picks last week, but lost the big one. Down 400 for the week and 2400 for the year, and we humbly make the following resolutions: 1) Not to bet on the Titans. We're 0-2 on them this year; 2) Not to bet on a game with the Texans. We're 0-3 on those games this year.
3) Leave the Jets and the Jags alone as well. Can't figure them out either. Ionically the Jaguars are hosting the Titans this week, and as much as we are drawn like moths to a flame on that game, we shall leave it be.
That leaves lots of teams for us to get in the black with, including....
The Fins at home! This game is even to Miami +1 and we like the Fins (call it Miami + 1/2) for 500 Hennes. We also like the under 37 1/2 for 250 Parcells. We've thought about this for a while now. The Fins start a QB making his first NFL start. But Henne has sat for an entire NFL season and played through two pre-seasons. He is ready. The Bills on the other hand are the NFL's hard luck story. No team in the past two years has been more devastated by injury and the injury bug continues this year with their starting LB and CB out and their down to their 3rd string left tackle. The Fins are mostly healthy and as we said as the season started there would be two things to keep in mind this year- the Fins would not be as bad as their record and the Chargers would not be as good. The Fins get off the schneid today at a 4 o'clock start at home.
Chargers at Steelers. Tough game to call. The Steelers should break out of their slump soon, but until Polomalu comes back, the Steelers need their offense to win their games, and San Diego can roll with the best of them, so we like the over 42 for 500.
We have an apology of sorts to make. We often call Charger head coach Norv Turner and Cowpokes head coach Vanilla Phillips the two worst coaches in the NFL. We were wrong and we apologize. Eric Mangini of the hapless hopeless Cleveland Clowns is by far the worst coach in the NFL this year, and perhaps the worst in the NFL since "there's no "O" in Joe" Joe Walton of the Jets in the 1990s.
Mangini is horrible. He is not a leader of men, and he is weak in offensive and defensive schemes. He mistakes being tough for getting respect, and he has lost his team, the second team to quit on him in two years. Mangini does not have the talent and coaching ability to be a DB coach in the worst division II college program. It is a joke he is coaching in the pros, and no mistake he is ending his career in Cleveland, who plays the resurgent Bengals today and reminds us of former Bengals coach Sam Wyche's quip when asked about the difference between the two cities during a match-up of these two Ohio teams: "you can live in Cincinnati."
Bucs at Redskins: battle of the busts. Nether team wants to win this game and neither team deserves to win this game. The Skins will probably eek out a home win, but the under 37 is the way to go. 300 Obamas under 37 in DC.
SUICIDE POOL: Sexy Fan went down (pun intended) last week with her bet on those cursed Texans. Everyone else made it through.
Michael Feiler- Giants; Iftikhar Memon-Bungles; David Markus (ignoring our advice) Texans: Miguel De La Over San Fran; Public Pretender-San Fran; Daniel Tibbitt-Texans; Peter Sautter-Da Bears; Dan Lurvey- Giants.
* For those of you raised in a large northeastern city with multiple newspapers with multiple editions, the bulldog edition was the evening edition of the morning paper.