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Saturday, October 19, 2013

NFL 2013 WEEK SEVEN

On we roll in the survivor pool, a stubborn group of ten players, desperately hoping every week that  the Jaguars play a team they haven't yet picked.





On Monday Night, the Vikings,  with new QB Josh Freeman, take on the winless Giants. And while Freeman was the problem in Tampa, he will be the cure in NY/NJ. Take the Gints -3.5 at home to get off the schneid.

On Sunday night Peyton Manning returns to Indy. Coming off a lackluster performance against the Jags last week, Manning has stayed quiet while the Colts owner has taken shots at him all week long, wondering out loud how the Colts made the playoffs 11 years in a row with Manning but managed to "only" win one Super Bowl. You want to answer that Dan Marino? Manning doesn't have two off weeks in a row this season. Take the Broncos -6.5 at Indy. 

Seattle/Arizona over 41 looks right (whoops, that was what we meant to post Thursday) Cowboys/Eagles- these games have a rich history of going way under, so play the under 53, and we like the Eagles -Vick - 3 at home over the Cowboys. They're just a better team with out Vick. 
And finally, the J...E...T...S  are only a 3.5 dog at home against the visiting Bradys. The Jets are up and down every week and after a lackluster performance last week, look for Geno Smith to keep it close against the Cheaters. Take the 3.5. 

UPDATE: The line between good and great is thin. The line between good and bad in the NFL is also thin. If there is one team that has crossed over that line repeatedly, disappointing its fans, confounding the experts, and losing games it should win, it has been the San Diego Chargers.  That is why we are eschewing the points (+7) and taking the money line +280. You're getting almost 3-1 on your money on a home dog. A nice score like that buys you dinner at Joes. The Bolts fold on the road and the Jags pick up a win. 

Bum Phillips passed away on Saturday at the age of 90.  The coach of the Houston Oilers in their hey-day of the late 1970's doesn't get the credit he deserves. He used the 3-4 on defense way before it was popular. His QB's were gunslingers (Dan Pastorini and then an old Ken Stabler) and he knew his players. In pre-season he had his players do a mile run. Earl Cambell, the big bruising running back could only make it a half a mile. When asked about it, Bum said "Well, when it's 3rd and a mile, I won't give him the ball."  Our favourite quote about him was one he said about Don Shula and Bear Bryant: "He can take his'uns and beat your'uns, and he can take your'uns and beat his'uns." 
Phillips Oilers often were the second best team in the NFL. The problem was they played in a division with the best team in the NFL at the time: The Steelers. You want a rivarly? Go watch some  Steeler/Oiler games circa 1975-1980. You won't see a harder hitting, better played series of games. 


Coming Monday: Once you beat em, join em. 


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

More like: Once you beat 'em, take over until you can tear 'em down.

Anonymous said...


Seattle Arizona over 41. Over 41. You're kidding us. Please tell us you are kidding. I'm laughing so hard I just regurgitated.

Anonymous said...

AGAIN RUMP? Mr. Kenny W. waits to enter his pick. All kosher there Rump. If this turns out to be a scam, there will be ramifications heard around the world....

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/19/v-fullstory/3700007/suspended-miami-lakes-mayor-pizzi.html scumbag, i hope he gets launched by the federal judge at his upcoming sentencing hearing

Anonymous said...

This week I received a motion to suppress where the defense attorney spelled "evidence" wrong every time.

I saw a lawyer curse at her client in the hallway, and I'm pretty sure a PD is fooling around with a cop on a case, which if that isn't an appearace of impropriety, I don't know what is.

And this is the normal conduct you people have accepted down here for years?

New ASA.

Florida Tea Party said...

We read your Blog Rumpole. Now it's time to see if ou will step up. We are calling for the following: 3 year election cycles for all Judges and State Attorneys and Public Defenders in Florida. The END to subsidized health care and retirement for all State employees who earn more than $95,000.00 a year. All these Judges tell us what a great personal sacrifice it is for them to be in public service? Prove it. Or don't do us any favors and stop feeding off the public trough you wasteful pigs.

Let these high paid public officials face the public repeatedly and report to the public and earn the public's trust and stop ripping the public off.

Rumpole said...

from: Kenneth Weisman
to: HORACE RUMPOLE
date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM
subject: Re: last again
signed-by: bellsouth.net

Alright already....Falcons.

Sent from my iPad

Anonymous said...

The Falcons Kenny? Are you kidding?

Rumpole said...

Over the years you would never go broke betting on the chargers to fold. But today doesn't look like one of those days. On the bright side, the Jets D has kept them in the game as I hoped it would.

Anonymous said...

RUMPOLE ... this suicide pool is making me thirsty!

This the best and most exciting nfl season ever for me. Thank you for doing this and spending the time to bring this fun every weekend.

@ KENNY W. --- you picked another winner. Sorry i doubted your Falcons! i should have known based upon your pick last year of the Cobia's! :)

PS: to all you Anti-Dentites out there in blog land, my pick is in danger!

Anonymous said...

Rump,

How about your analysis of the remaining suicide pool winners, now that we have single digit entries. Who is going to take the title this year?

Kissimmee Kid said...

Dear Florida Tea Party,

The KKK called. They want their ideology back.

Kid

Anonymous said...

Rory Stein was spotted at Taste South Beach with a bagel in one hand and and cheese danish in the other bragging about a how he he beat the system. Congrats Mr. Stein. You managed to make 6 figures for life and never tried a single case. We will miss you. Enjoy retirement.