My Disasterous (NFL) Picks, Week 6


Alright, so um…last week was, rough.

Yeah, that’s it, just a little rough.

I lied, it was wayyyy more than a little rough. It was so unbearably rough that if I was a degenerate gambler I would be missing limbs right now or a few fingers and toes, at the very least.

Moving on…

Last Week: 5-9
Season: 40-36

(Home team in all CAPS)

Sunday, October 17
CHICAGO over Seattle
Miami over GREEN BAY
San Diego over ST. LOUIS
Baltimore over NEW ENGLAND <—-upset of the week
NY GIANTS over Detroit
Atlanta over PHILADELPHIA
PITTSBURGH over Cleveland
New Orleans over TAMPA BAY
HOUSTON over Kansas City
NY Jets over DENVER
Oakland over SAN FRANCISCO
Dallas over MINNESOTA
Indianapolis over WASHINGTON

Monday, October 18
Tennessee over JACKSONVILLE

Upset of the Week
The Patriots are certainly weekend offensively by trading away Randy Moss. It effectively erased any deep ball threat New England could make in a game.

Deion Branch isn’t a huge pickup and nearly all the other receivers on the roster are possession recievers only, with the slight exception of Brandon Tate who has shown in punt return duty that with the ball in his hands he can really make a play.

The Ravens aren’t a team that you can dink and dunk down the field on. They are entirely too good for that.

When your leading receiver is Wes Welker and averaging a mere 8.3 yards per catch that is a team that could be in for a long day against this Baltimore Ravens defense.

My Disasterous (NFL) Picks, Week 5


I realize that I am posting this after the games have started, but I made my picks this morning in my brothers Yahoo pickem league early this morning. I swear!

Last week was just more of my mediocrity. I’m hoping that I can manage to have just one good week this season.

Last Week: 8-6
Season: 35-27

(Home team in all CAPS)

Sunday, October 10
BUFFALO over Jacksonville <—-upset of the week
CINCINNATI over Tampa Bay
Atlanta over CLEVELAND
DETROIT over St. Louis
INDIANAPOLIS over Kansas City
Green Bay over WASHINGTON
CAROLINA over Chicago
BALTIMORE over Denver
HOUSTON over NY Giants
New Orléans over ARIZONA
DALLAS over Tennessee
SAN DIEGO over Oakland
SAN FRANCISCO over Philadelphia

Monday, October 11
NY JETS over Minnesota

Reason behind upset of the week:

I realize that the line is even, BUT the Bill have been so bad in all facets of the game for most of the season that they should be the underdog, even to another really bad team in Jacksonville.

Anyway, I believe the Bills have only a few teams this whole season that they are truthfully capable of beating to keep themselves from going 0-16 and I say that they can keep from going win less in this game, at home against the Jags.

The running game with Fred Jackson and the passing game looking a little better and more efficient with Ryan Fitzpatrick will be enough to keep them ahead of the Jags at the final whistle.

My Disasterous (NFL) Picks, Week 4


I’ll give myself something, I’m consistent.

I thought last week was going to be my ‘breakout’ week and, well, it obviously wasn’t. I was still a winner for the week thought with another 9 win week.

So this week I have apparently picks the favorite in every single game and no I didn’t do that on purpose.

With the exception of Seattle-St. Louis, Giants-Bears, Ravens-Steelers, and New England-Miami all the games seem destined to have the favorite win definitively.

Last Week: 9-7
Season: 27-21

Week 4 picks…
(Home team in all CAPS)

Sunday, October 3
ATLANTA over San Francisco
NY Jets over BUFFALO
Cincinnati over CLEVELAND
GREEN BAY over Detroit
TENNESSEE over Denver
Seattle over ST. LOUIS
NEW ORLEANS over Carolina
PITTSBURGH over Baltimore
Houston over OAKLAND
Indianapolis over JACKSONVILLE
PHILADEPHIA over Washington
SAN DIEGO over Arizona
NY GIANTS over Chicago

Monday, October 4
New England over MIAMI

Upset of the Week:

Well being I picked the favorite in every game, there isn’t an upset of the week! 😀

My Disasterous (NCAA) Picks, Week 4


*I do realize that the NCAA is in week 5 and these are my picks for the 5th week of the NCAA season. The title of the post says “Week 4” because I didn’t make my picks for week 1, hence this is “Week 4” for me. Just an FYI incase anyone actually reads this!*

OK, starting to get ugly now.

I refuse to recap my picks from last week, except to say that I faired poorly.  Actually, it was impossible to fair any more poorly than I did, considering I won ZERO of my four picks.

I’m a disgrace.

Anyway, moving on…

Last Week: 0-4
Season: 3-9

On to this weeks picks;

UConn (-7.5) over Vanderbilt

I like UConn and their fantastic running game. Jordan Todman and Robbie Frey have combined for 100 carries, 717 yards and 8 TDs.  Also, the return of QB Cody Endres from a suspension should give them a viable air attack.

Virginia Tech (-4) over NC State

I think Tech has turned their season around in a big way, destroying an inept East Carolina team, 49-27, and not even letting Boston College score, winning 19-0.

USC (-10) over Washington

To be honest, I’m surprised that this is only a 10 point spread. I feel as if this game will be similar to Washington’s game from last week when they got obliterated by Nebraska, 56-21.

Arizona St. (+3.5) over Oregon St.

Oregon State is favored, but looking at the schedules and seeing that ASU was a blocked extra point away from pushing Wisconsin to OT at Camp Randall Stadium and, despite SEVEN turnovers, gave Oregon all they could handle, eventually falling 42-31, but ASU had it as close as 28-24 at the half.

Oregon St. on the other hand had to struggle just to beat Louisville.

And finally my Stop Beating the Horse, It’s Been Dead for Weeks Pick!

Notre Dame (-2.5) over Boston College

I refuse to comment on this choice or my decision to even pick the game.

The end.

My Disasterous (NFL) Picks, Week 3


Maybe I should give up at this point.

It was another poor week of picking games for me. Just as poor as Week 1. Technically it was the same result!

This is my breakout week though, I can just feel it.

Last Week: 9-7
Season: 18-14

(Home teams are in all CAPS)

Sunday, Sept 26
Tennessee over NY GIANTS
Pittsburgh over TAMPA BAY
Cincinnati over CAROLINA
BALTIMORE over Cleveland
HOUSTON over Dallas
San Francisco over KANSAS CITY
MINNESOTA over Detroit
NEW ENGLAND over Buffalo
NEW ORLEANS over Atlanta
Washington over ST. LOUIS
Philadelphia over JACKSONVILLE
Oakland over ARIZONA<—–upset of the week
San Diego over SEATTLE
Indianapolis over DENVER
NY Jets over MIAMI

Monday, Sept 27
Green Bay over CHICAGO

Reasoning behind my upset of the week:

The Raiders aren’t that good, but Arizona is a little worse than that.

If the Raiders can run the ball at even 80% of what they did last week they stand a great chance of winning this game. Arizona lost their best DB and their best LB to free agency last year and they have replaced them with serviceable, at best, players.

I like Oakland to establish the run with Darren McFadden which will in turn allow for at least some semblance of a passing game. That combined with Arizona’s lack of a defense will lead to a Oakland win on the road.

My Disasterous (NCAA) Picks, Week 3


So, I have no defense for my picks last week.

Dreadful would be the best word for it.

I had Cal (-2.5) over Nevada. Nevada crushed them 52-31.

I had East Carolina (+19.5) over Virginia Tech. Tech won 49-27.

I had Hawaii (+10.5) over Colorado. Hawaii completely fell apart in the second half (they were up 10-0 at the half) and lost 31-13.

Finally, I had Boise State (-23.5) over Wyoming. Boise State completely obliterated the Cowboys, 51-6. Thank you Boise State, thank you so much for being my lone win for the week.

So….

Last week: 1-3
Season: 3-5

Now onto my NCAA week 4 picks (say a prayer for me)…

Air Force (-14) over Wyoming

I’m banking on the fact that the combination of Air Force’s running game and Wyoming’s awful defense create a larger than 14 point victory for Air Force.

Alabama (-7.5) over Arkansas

I think Alabama is going to win this one going away. Ingram is back and looked fantastic against an admittedly bad Duke team, but still to put a performance on after being out the first two weeks is something. Ryan Mallett can be forced into bad throws and I think ‘Bama will do just that.

Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist (#10) (Photo from nbcsports.msnbc.com)

Notre Dame (+5) over Stanford

The Fighting Irish need to have a bounce back game after two incredibly tough losses. I really do believe Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist (851 yds, 7 TDs) is special and if the Irish can even slow Standford’s QB Andrew Luck (674 yds, 10 TDs) down it could be an upset in the making.

Boise State (-17) over Oregon State

I’m riding this Boise State horse until it kicks me off. Boise State QB Kellen Moore is a ridiculous 28-1 as the starter with 69 TDs against only 14 INTs.

In conclusion, it would be in your best interest to not use my picks for anything. I mean, only 3 wins out of 8 games? I suck!

My Disasterous (NFL) Picks, Week 2


OK so the first week of the NFL season seemed easier to pick than it was.  Regardless, I still managed a winning record, certainly nothing to write home about though.

I shouldn’t even mention it in this post, but what the hell…

Last week: 9-7
Season: 9-7

Week 2

(Home team in all CAPS)

Sunday, Sept 19
ATLANTA over Arizona
Baltimore over CINCINNATI
Kansas City over CLEVELAND
DALLAS over Chicago
Philadelphia over DETROIT
GREEN BAY over Buffalo
TENNESSEE over Pittsburgh
MINNESOTA over Miami
CAROLINA over Tampa Bay
DENVER over Seattle
OAKLAND over St. Louis
New England over NY JETS
SAN DIEGO over Jacksonville
Houston over WASHINGTON
NY Giants over INDIANAPOLIS<—-upset of the week

Monday, Sept 20
New Orléans over SAN FRANCISCO

Reasoning behind my upset of the week:

The Giants aren’t earth movers defensively and I do expect Peyton Manning to have a field day, just like Week 1 against the Texans, BUT I believe that if the Colts are going to contend this year they simply cannot allow their defense to be a sieve like it was in week 1.  The Giants have very good running backs (Jacobs & Bradshaw) and a, potentially, exceptional passing attack.  If they can hold onto the ball that is.

My Disasterous Picks, Week 2 (Part 1)


It’s only ‘Part 1’ because I am not yet ready to make my NFL picks for this week (they will be coming on Saturday, maybe Sunday morning) and because I need to make my NCAA picks for this week being that the week starts tomorrow!

Last Week, 2-2
Season, 2-2

That was a little long-winded, so without further adieu, my NCAA week 3 picks…

California (-2.5) over Nevada, 9/17 @10pm
I know both teams have completely demolished their first two opponents, but Cal and QB Kevin Riley have looked ridiculous.

East Carolina (+19.5) over Virginia Tech, 9/18 @1:30pm
I don’t expect East Carolina to win, but Tech has had a very rough first 2 weeks of the season and after losing to FCS (formerly Div I-AA) school James Madison last week I have no faith that they can cover an, almost, 20 point spread.

Now they will go ahead and win by 30, you watch.

Hawaii (+10.5) over Colorado, 9/18 @3:30pm
I have a lot of faith in Hawaii to keep this game inside of 10 points.

Boise State (-23.5) over Wyoming, 9/18 @8pm
Normally I would make a joke about Wyoming, but Boise State is in Idaho so the joke is moot.  Either way, I like Boise State to completely destroy the Cowboys.

NFL Week #1


OK It’s the first week and we all know teams have not established themselves well until after week 4 or so.  But here are my picks for week one and I will list the NY Giants game first since they are my team and they belong:

(HOME team in CAPS)

GIANTS over Panthers

1. SAINTS over Vikings

2. DOLPHINS over Bills

3. STEELERS over Falcons

4. BEARS over Lions

5. Bengals over PATRIOTS

6. BUCCANEERS over Browns

7. Broncos over JAGUARS

8. Colts over TEXANS

9. TITANS over Raiders

10. Packers over EAGLES

11. 49ers over SEAHAWKS

12. Cardinals over RAMS

13. REDSKINS over Cowboys

14. JETS over Ravens

15. Chargers Over CHIEFS

My Disasterous Picks, Week 1


NCAA Week 2 Picks

Hawaii (+3) over Army, 9/11, 12pm
Hawaii scored 36 points on a much better than Army defense in USC last week.

South Florida (+15) over #8 Florida, 9/11, 12:20pm
South Florida crushed an overmatched Stony Brook, and Florida easily beat Miami(OH), but left a lot to be desired.  I think Florida wins the game, but doesn’t cover.

Notre Dame (-4) over Michigan, 9/11, 3:30pm
I think Dayne Crist is really going to be something and to separate himself he needs this win, at home, against the Wolverines.

#2 Ohio State (-9) over #12 Miami(FL)
If Terrelle Pryor is as big time as everyone thinks he is and will be, this is one of those benchmark games.

NFL Week 1

Said I was going to go by the spread for both college and the pro games, but I’ve changed my mind.  It’s my blog, I can do whatever I want! 😀

Thursday, Sept 9
New Orléans over Minnesota

Sunday, Sept 12
Miami over Buffalo
Chicago over Detroit
Tennessee over Oakland
New England over Cincinnati
NY Giants over Carolina
Atlanta over Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay over Cleveland
Denver over Jacksonville
Indianapolis over Houston
St. Louis over Arizona <—upset pick of the week
Green Bay over Philadelphia
San Francisco over Seattle
Dallas over Washington

Monday, Sept 13
Baltimore over NY Jets
San Diego over Kansas City