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Sunday, January 18, 2015

NFL Conference Championships

This is it. This is the last Sunday where we have multiple meaningful NFL games on a Sunday until September. Even the Super Bowl in two weeks is anticlimactic. But as is life. Here are my picks to reach Super Bowl XLIX (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):

Packers (+8) vs. SEAHAWKS
I like the Seahawks to win the game, but I think it is going to be a lot closer than eight points. Yes, Aaron Rodgers is hurting, but he can find a way to put up points.The Seahawks defense has been playing well recently, but has not faced anything resembling a good QB since they were beat by Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Look it up if you don't believe me. Seahawks win 31-27.

PATRIOTS (-6.5) vs. Colts
I think Bill Belichick makes Andrew Luck look like a young QB with his disguised coverage and I just don't think the Colts defense can stop the Patriots. Pats win big, 31-13.

Last Week: 3-0-1
Playoffs: 3-4-1
Season: 130-116-6

Until next time.

Monday, January 12, 2015

College Football Playoff National Championship

That is an extremely long name for a game. Why not something shorter? Then again the bowls have long names and are presented and sponsored by different companies, so maybe it's trendy. Either that or the NCAA has no idea what it's doing. I think the latter is the case, but nonetheless the championship game is tonight between Ohio State and Oregon.

Here's my pick:

Oregon (-6) vs. Ohio State
Marcus Mariota is going to have a big game tonight. I know it's a change from what I said previously about sticking with the B1G, but I just think Oregon is that good of a team. Oregon wins a good game, 33-24.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NFL Divisional Round pt. 2

Yesterday was a good day for me and my picks. We look to continue the success, but just got word that according to NFL Network's Ian Rappoport, Rex is heading up to Buffalo to coach the Bills. This might sound terrible, having to face him twice a year, good defense, and so on. This is actually a good thing. First off, we know Rex will have no offense up there, because he still doesn't have a quarterback. Second, he is still Rex. The same piss poor clock manager, shitty challenging, wasting timeout coach he was here. Lastly, and this is a big one, he gets to face Brady and Belichick twice a year and possibly help the Jets by knocking off the Pats every once in a while.

As for the Jets search, it looks to be Dan Quinn as the frontrunner. Quinn is the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks currently so there's been no announcement yet. I don't know much about Quinn, but he is a Jersey guy and he coaches one helluva defense. I will get into this more once an announcement is made.

Mike Maccagnan has just been named the GM of the Jets. Maccagnan was the college scouting director for the Houston Texans, and was of course hired by one of the consultants brought in by the Jets,  Charlie Casserly, when he was with the team. I don't know much about Maccagnan, but the Jets seem to have gone the route of talent guy and not some cap guy. I like they went this way. The way to win in the NFL is through the draft not through free agency.

Here are my picks for today (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):

Cowboys (+5) vs. PACKERS
I like this Cowboy team. They're going to score a lot of points today, but then again so are the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is going to have a day and so is DeMarco Murray. Packers win late, 41-38.

Colts (+8) vs. BRONCOS
Points. I like the points today in both games. The Broncos are going to run the ball and the Colts are going to throw it. Both teams will score some points and the Broncos win, 34-27.

This week: 2-0
Playoffs: 2-4
Season: 127-116-5

Until next time.