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Sunday, November 10, 2013

NFL 2013 WEEK TEN

UPDATE: We told you the worm would turn, it was just a matter of when. Playing the team playing Jacksonville every week was a strategy destined to fail, and today it failed as the Jaguars upset the Titans on the road in Tennessee. Falling out of the pool at week ten  are David O Markus, Peter Sautter and Mark Vargo. Well played gentlemen. Just an unlucky week to bet against the Jags.  Already safe this week are Dan Lurvey, Rumpole, and Lucy Lew. We're down to at least three as Ken Weisman has the Saints sunday night and Alan Kaiser has Tampa Monday night. 

Eight survivors put it on the line this week in the survivor  pool- the deepest this many players have ever gone in our pool. 

We like the Giants along with Lucy Lew.  Peter Sautter. Mark Vargo,  David O Markus are all riding the Jaguar wave and picking the Titans. Query: have you ever considered the odds of a team going 0-16 in the NFL? It's a very long shot. 
Dan Lurvey liked the Dolphins, but switched at the last minute to the Steelers, always a dangerous move in a survivor pool.  Alan Kaiser likes the Bucs to smack the big bullies down. As always, Kenny Weisman brings up the rear and and picked the Saints a few moments before we posted.  Jon Colby, who was a few minutes away from winning it all last week and instead was knocked out,  was standing by to make Weisman's pick for him if he was unavailable. 

No picks today. Just some thoughts on the Dolphins and the NFL. 

The Dolphins have been exposed an outlier in the NFL. A team that will use players regardless of their character. 
Take for instance the incredibly successful NE Patriots and their good-guy image with QB Tom Brady. They would never tolerate a player like Incognito with his bad boy reputation. Oh wait- they drafted  TE Aaron Hernandez, and all he did was probably murder at least one individual, and maybe more. 

Well then take the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. There is a team that puts character ahead of on field performance. Oh wait- their superstar linebacker Ray Lewis was arrested for accessory to murder for a killing outside of an Atlanta nightclub in 1999. 

Well then take teams like the family owned Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Surely they take pride in using players that live up to the sterling standards of their communities. Oh wait- The Steelers two time super bowl winning QB has been accused of rape. Twice. And that hasn't stopped them from playing Roethlisberger every possible week he was available. And the Bengals have had six players arrested in recent years, led by Adam Pac Man Jones, who has had several arrests including an incident where a person was shot outside of a Las Vegas strip club. 


In fact from 2009-2012 the following teams lead the NFL in players arrested: 
Buccaneers - 14
Vikings - 13
Broncos - 10
Seahawks - 9
Dolphins - 7 
Browns - 7
Chargers - 7



The fact of the matter is that Incognito's disgusting behavior is the norm in the NFL.  This is a league founded on violence and toughness where rookies have to "earn their stripes" and players are not considered men if they look for resolutions to problems that don't start with punching the other guy in the face. 

The NFL is broken. The coaches seek and reward players who are "tough" and "mean".  Players who scare and intimidate others are revered.  You often hear players in baseball or basketball lauded for their intelligence. In football, players are complimented for just their physical attributes, brute strength, and ability to administer punishing blows on the game field.  Oakland Raider safety Jack Tatum, who paralyzed NE Patriot receiver Darryl Stingley for life with a vicious and unnecessary hit in a preseason game published an autobiography with the title "They Call Me Assassin." 

The NFL is a league that thrives on violence and intimidation. And all of a sudden they are "shocked! shocked to find out that there is gambling going on here"* and that players act off the field the way they are paid to act on the field. 

You reap what you sow. 


*quoting Captain Renault in Casablanca. 






16 comments:

Kenneth Weisman said...

How'd I get Colby as a default setting?!

Anonymous said...

Common sense ruling by Judge Miranda:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/09/3742780/judge-dismisses-manslaughter-case.html

It's a shame the SAO is still pursuing an appeal.

Fake Colby said...

Just kick Weisman out and let me back in. We all know he's cheating. Paying rumpole to allow him to pick after the games are done. He rigs everything. Meanwhile his pick of the saints is doomed. He should pick the Bears at home this week or the Steelers like Lurvey did or the Giants at home over the Raiders. He is an embarrassment to this blog, this league, and Prime 112. Ban him now.

Wisconsin Lawyer said...

Great blog; great post; comments too funny. Wish I knew the players.

Rumpole said...

If I had to pick today, and I've been way too busy to really look, I like the Giants at home, the Steelers at home, and the Bengals to bounce back on the road over the Ravens. I think the Cowboys beat the Saints on the road or keep it close, and I think the Dolphins win against the Bucs on Monday night. I also like the Lions off the bye week against the Bears. The real game I cannot get a fix on is Carolina at 49'ers. Whatever team wins this game is for real this year.

Fake Colby said...

Buffalo picks off Roethlisberger on first drive. You're going down Lurvey! I am the best. I should win.

Fake Colby said...

Jacksonville 7-0 over Titans. HAHAHHAHHA. You're all going to lose. I'm the best. I win!!!!!

Anonymous said...

jags 13-7 over Titans. They have the game well in hand.

Anonymous said...

"Churchill's plan for the Dardanelles in WWII reflected a lesson not learned in his participation in the disastrous campaign in WWI."

Really Rump? That's your explanation for Churchill and the Dardanelles in 1941 and 1942?

They should kick your ass off the WWII blog. Expert commentator my ass. Idiot.

Fake Colby said...

SOMEBODY BREAK UP THE JAGS!

Jacksonville taking a wire to wire lead- 20-10 into the 4th Quarter.

You're all suckers. I am the best.

Anonymous said...

Gee - no local blog has used that quote in oh, a month or two ....

- GB

Fake Colby said...

Jax wins. You all lose. Suckers. I am smarter than all of you chumps. I am people's survivor pool champ.

Anonymous said...

Rump, you have to be very smart to be a great football player.

Kaiser should flush his head in a toilet for picking against the fins...traitor.

Cheesehead.....it snowing there yet?

Rumpole said...

Yeah, I guess you're right. That's why tomorrow night I'm going to a lecture on Russian literature given by Adam Pac Man Jones.

Anonymous said...


I think the Cowboys beat the Saints on the road or keep it close.

You were right to not commit to any of your picks today, especially that one.

The Saints only had seven TDs and 40 first downs; that second number is a new NFL record.

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/21/131021fa_fact_max?currentPage=all meanwhile, you are chasing duis