UPDATE: Here is the 4pm football update: The Dolphins kept it close for most of the first half and that had a lot of people nervous. But the Texans prevailed and Dore Louis went down bravely in defeat.
The real shocker was REGIII and the Redskins upsetting the Saints (that was THE early season trend and this was a money make for Redskin bettors). And that means Angry Girl, Alan Kaiser, Dan Lurvey, DOM, and Michael Vick, are all first week losers. Tannebaum's Twitter went down with the Bills (as did we in our picks). Meanwhile BTDT, Stephen Imasche, Brian Freedman, Fake Joel Brown, Fake Alex Michaels and 52nd Street Irwin, all survived close games with the Eagles, Vikings, or the Lions.
Still waiting on Adam Tebrugge to send in his pick.
Football Pool 2012 PDF
Well, here we go. The 2012 football season begins today in ernest at 1:00 pm. The Dolphins march to their worst record in their history begins in Houston, Texas today. The 2012 suicide pool is posted below, and we made a mistake yesterday calling Miguel De La Over the 20111 winner, when everyone remembers it was Michael Feiler. And speaking of suicide, Dore Louis commits it today by picking with his heart- the Dolphins, than his head-any of the 31 other teams. At least he is an exponentially better trial lawyer than football prognosticator.
We will update this chart throughout the day. 33 players so far...32 left standing as we start the first Sunday of the season. The chart has been reformulated to be in a mostly alphabetical format.
Football Pool 2012 PDF
We cannot devote the time to making picks every week like we did through the 2010 season. But from time to time we will give you some insights on the games. Do with them what you will.
Our source for odds is USA Today/Covers dot com here.
Bills +3 and under 39. Go light on this. But the J..E..T..S will implode. The question is only when? Buffalo brings in a great defense with the addition of Super-Mario Wiliiams. We like Buffalo here. The Bills were a dropped TD pass away from beating the Steelers late last season and knocking them out of the playoffs. The Bills are for real.
NE at Tennessee. Titans + 5 at home. Titans Jake Locker is starting his second year. Tennessee has a good run game a solid D. Wanna have some fun? Take the money line. +190, which means you get back a 190 for every 100 you lay. We're putting down a few shekels on the Titans, just for fun. If our guy in Vegas can get us +210, which is out there in some books, we might go as high a geezel (a dime).
Green Bay - 5 over San Fran. Take this for 300 Joel Browns.
Raiders -1 and under 47 against the Chargers. We like the under 47 for 300 Carson Palmers.
If you're a Philly fan, take the Eagles, lay the ten, leave the cannoli. Browns starting a rookie QB and their rookie star RB is out with a knee injury. Update: Chris Mortensen just tweeted that Richardson is starting. The guy just had knee surgery. Stay with the Eagles, although under 43 is also a play now. The Browns season is starting out like the way Judge Hirsch's summer ended: not great.
And just because we're not all about football, Obama got a convention bump in all of the polls. Romney did not. It's all down to two things: Does Israel (whose Prime Minister Netanyahu worked with Mitt in Massachusetts in the early 1980's and is a friend of Romney's) strike Iran before the election? Netanyahu does not enjoy great relations with the Obama administration, although an attack would be an unprecedented attempt to influence the US election. And can Romney capitalize on an Obama gaffe in one of the debates? Ronald Wilson Regan went into October trailing James Earl Carter in all of the polls. Then they debated.....
Enjoy 10+ hours of football. See You In Court Monday.
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