The Road to the Pooper Bowl – Week 6: Live Blog 2: Headline Boogaloo
It’s Sunday. Shamble over to the couch, order a pizza and let’s watch some football.
Here’s the schedule for today. Be sure to let me know what you’re watching in the comments.
Patriots at Bills
Ravens at Bucs
Steelers at Brows
Panthers at Bengals
Broncos at Jets
Lions at Vikings
Packers at Dolphins
Jags at Titans
Chargers at Raiders
Bears at Falcons
Cowboys at Seahawks
Washington at Cardinals
Giants at Eagles
Best Game of the Week:
There are several sweet match ups this week but I’m willing to bet tonight’s edition of Sunday Night Football will be the most entertaining game of the week. Both teams are well above average but not nearly good enough to be consistent. I’m expecting a sloppy shit show that results in a sad Manningface. Be sure to come back this evening to comment on the game in real time as I live blog it from the bar at the Chili’s down the street (srs).
Worst Game of the Week:
Chargers at Raiders. I’m not sure that the Raiders even qualify as a professional football team anymore. There’s one thing (and ONLY one thing) the NFL should steal from soccer: demotions for poor play. If the NFL operated like La Liga, Oakland would be community college JV team by now.
Baseless Predictions of the Week:
Rex Ryan will inexplicably remain Jets head coach after they are destroyed by
San Diego Denver. Seriously, how is he still employed.
Rob Ryan will have visible
nacho gumbo stains on his sweatshirt.
Worst Person on the Field:
Let’s take a brief moment to discuss college football, the NFL’s minor league. Heisman-award winner and accused rapist Jameis Winston lead Florida State to a victory yesterday. This is likely the last good thing to happen to Jameis for a long while. Late Friday afternoon (the time when damning news tries to drop quietly) unveiled some unsurprising but seriously fucked up news.
In 2013 Winston was cleared in his pending sexual assault investigation but it appears the Tallahassee PD and FSU organization worked together to suppress evidence and intimidate witnesses. And not just in this case. Players misconduct had been suppressed for years. There’s a shit storm coming. I hope it leads to justice.
Uninformed Picks from a Bad Gambler:
Last week I told you to take Carolina at -2.5, the Falcons at +4.5, and the Browns over Tennessee at even odds. If you don’t count the Falcons, I was totally right! My record on the year is 9-6.
This week I would put a fuckton of money on the Chargers at -7 1/2 over the Raiders. I would place more moderate bets with the Eagles at -3 and Seahawks at -9.
I’ll be with you making fun of football all day. Let’s get at it.