Could you provide a quick description of how to read your picks?
Sure. The team picked first is who I am picking. If they have a "-" that means they are the favorite and giving points awayIf they have a "+" that means they are the underdogs and get points.
BOO YOU SUCK BALTIMORE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
I wouldn't touch that New England line with a ten foot pole. Oakland is terrible, but whenever the Pats have a big spread like that, they never seem to cover.
TJ: You know what blows? Not being able to combine cards into a PRO while one of them in in King Of The Ring... now I have to wait all day to get my Super Rare Pro Ladder Reward John Cena.
What a great day. I have no plans to leave my couch until about 11 pm tonight.
Even to like go to the bathroom and stuff?
I'll have to build a catheter.
I would never take points over 10. It's pretty hard to cover 10 in the NFL.
Since "How I Met Your Mother" is on Nick at Night now, I've been meaning to ask:How is it that the supporting cast members are all bigger/higher profile stars than the show's protagonist (and the show's voice-over guy is bigger than them all combined)? Even after the show's main event run, the dude who plays Ted hasn't done anything else of note.Never really watched the show, and always assumed that either Segel or NPH was the main focus of the show based on hype. So when I found out there was a 3rd guy, the actual focus, I could only say, "Who?"
Fantasy Start... Darren McFadden or Reggie BushDMc is the lone starter with MJD out... and Reggie is listed as the starter, even though Bell gets his number called more.
Is AJ Green playing for sure?
Looks like he's in. Of course, they said that last week too.
I actually have a whole lot of bets this week. After hitting big on Falcons over Bucs (free money) I'm pushing my luck a little bit.Bengals -7 over Titans Ravens -1.5 over BrownsColts -7 over JagsTexans -2 over GiantsSteelers +3.5 over PanthersCardinals +3 over 49ersBears +3 over JetsIf this year holds to form, if you just fade me, you'll be rich by Tuesday morning.
TJ (since the Falcons already obliterated the Suckaneers): Drove up to Nashville yesterday for NoV because A) It's an awesome town and B) I need to scratch setting Brock live off my bucket list. First WWE show I've been to since Rumble 02 and I'm pretty stoked.
WHY ISN'T THIS A THING?!?!?!?!?!
"I have faith that Eli is going to get better." - Tony Gonzalez on the pregame show.How long has Eli been in the league for now? He's not getting better. At this point, this is what you're going to get from him.
I was also at the 02 Rumble. Good show.I remember you. You were that dude in the crowd.
I put Wes Welker in my flex spot this week... I will absolutely murder him if he doesn't deliver. I mean I will literally end his life!
Texas girl in the Riggle segment could get it.
Picked up Alfred Blue - hope that pans out.
"Wow you saw him there? What are the odds?" - Abeyance
I blame Obama
I actually did happen to have seats right next to Scotty Flamingo, though. We knew (of) each other in the RSPW days, and a lot of us were comparing seats in the weeks before the show. Turns out that our seats together (me and my friend, him and his friend) were 4 in a row, and that another guy from the newsgroup was one of the same seat numbers 3 or 4 rows in front.
At least the Bucs can't lose today.
I thought they did that on purpose as in, the main character is a guy telling a story about his life and how he's just an everyman character but his friends are all outsized personalities because that's how he perceives them through their personal interactions, not because that's who they really are. Semi-unreliable narrator and all that.But the more likely scenario is that Josh Radnor just isn't a good actor and the producers figured it out by the 2nd season and just worked around him.
Interesting 1st thought.Did he get shit for how he played the role? He really just seems like some schlep.
Most annoying thing about that show? Everyone being so desperate to fuck the average looking Robin. Second most annoying thing Ted always being "WHOA IS ME I AM BAD WITH T3H WOMENZ" then getting hot girlfriend, after hot girlfriend, after hot girlfriend.
Not that I ever heard of. He didn't bring a lot to the table but wasn't ever asked to.
I wouldn't turn down S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill
No but i wouldn't go through all of the bullshit that Barney, Ted, and everyone else did in order to get vagina access.
Maybe that relates to what Alex says below, that that is how Ted sees her, as the ultimate.
Does anybody know what's going to happen with Reigns not going tonight?
You're in Pittsburgh right? Are you going to TLC in Cleveland?
Yeah but Barney was all about dem' guts also and he nailed everyone.
I'm pretty sure the WWE will figure it out an hour into the show.
Yeah, I am. Right now, don't have plans on it. Of all the times I've been to Cleveland (for concerts), never actually been to Gund Quicken Loans Arena.
It's a pretty meh venue for concerts.
Figure 4 had a great comment about it, something like "they may scrap the match, or they may do something in its place."
Also, if anyone does know what's gonna happen, I bet WWE will be the last to know.
Washington wins, Cleveland wins. Cincy wins, SF wins, NE wins.
He already won the blowoff match on Raw clean. Does it matter? He'll be replaced by Kobe Kingston or some other heatless jabrone.
Well, those would be the choices.
I could see Rollins gloating about Reigns not showing and Ambrose running in to resume that deal.
Let's go, Buffalo! 3-0! Do it for a cancer-free Jim Kelly!
I doubt anyone in WWE really knows yet. I'd have Rollins around ringside all night, maybe on commentary. Have him cost Cena the match(this would be tricky, because I'd have him do it by mistake, show him as scared of Brock (or maybe told by HHH to get it off Brock??)), get Rollins/Brock v Cena/Ambrose for next ppv. Gives Ambrose a chance to shine with Brock, buys time for them to see if they HAVE to go Brock/Cena at Mania
They have to rewrite 3 days of TV now. The ONE TIME they actually planned ahead, and now this happens!
(Eli defender)It's not him, they'd have a better offense using traffic cones instead of olinemen
I dont get why the Giants didn't convince Couglin to graciously retire last season. He's not going to turn that team into anything more than an 8-8 team and the talent they have (Manning, Cruz) DESPERATELY need a change.
The downside of a relatively loyal, respect based ownership. They tend to hang onto people too long.
Um, if you were at the 02 Rum... oh wait that was the 03 Rumble he won nevermind.
Even when they're good, they're not good. Nice job missing the XP, Saints. (Now expects them to somehow lose by 1.)
How is Devner/Seattle not the Sunday Night game?
So I've been bingewatching mad men the last few weeks (just got to the end of season 5), and you can always tell a show is great when you cannot wait for the next episode. I felt that way with Fargo earlier this year and Breaking Bad last year. It was tough for me last year going from watching all the breaking bad episodes in 1 week to having to wait 1 week after each episode. After watching the Ozymandias episode, it was brutal waiting 1 week to see the next episode.
The conspiracy theory is that the league is trying to avoid giving Seattle any prime time home games that aren't 100% necessary (like the season opener) because the games aren't competitive.
Because it's the national afternoon game instead.
I'm all over the place on this Giants team. Wake me up in December and they're 0-16, I wouldn't be surprised, but if they scuffle their way to 2-3 over their first 5? They might have a shot to make some noise. Beatty needs to finish regaining strength, some of the young o-lineman might develop, if Beckham stops stalking Bruce Willis at train crashes....could be interesting
For the first time since 1998, Clinton Dix makes history!
(Hillary adds you to her list)
That is insanse. There have been 5 regular season superbowl rematches in the last 40 years (even less likely now that they can't rig the scheudle) so even if it's a Seattle blowout, it should still be the only game in it's timeslot. I guess it's one of only two times Seattle can appear on CBS, but the NFL is now being pretty flexible with those rules. I also don't get why it's Pit/Car tonight... I can't think of a less interesting game.
Turnover in the red zone - badly botched field goal. Going to be a long day at the Meadowlands.
...and they promptly lose a fumble inside the 10 and botch a field goal snap next drive....fuckers
I agree with everything you said, especially regarding Pit/Car. It's like they want me to just watch wrestling tonight instead.Just saying what the rumbling around the league is. No defending champ has had less prime time exposure since the 80s than Seattle is getting this year.
I'm pretty solidly in the camp of "holy Christ do these guys suck". I get that the line was so low because Vegas thinks the Texans are frauds too (for the record, I agree with that) but the Giants could be a bottom 5 team in the league this year.
RIP Rob Bironas, that dude could kick it for miles
Yep, if push comes to shove, I'm in the "they're screwed" camp, but could see things breaking the other way too. What can I say, I'm the Meltzer of Giants prognosticating
Couglin is as much to blame too. He's won 2 superbowls but the game has also kind of passed him by.
Vegas is wrong about the Texans, they're a QB away from being legit.
Yeah, but that's his whole M.O. He'd be Paterno without the pederasty if they'd let him. Dude thinks quit is a four letter word....well he's right but still...
I want to ulogize him on facebook as one of my favorite fantasy kickers. But I feel like that would be disrespectful.
Pats offense looks like the Giants offense today
Stephen Tulloch injures himself on sack celebration. LOL LIONS
I'm thrilled to have Brady and Jamaal Charles as my QB1 and RB1
zero points so far today
I bet Goodell and crew were like "See?!" when they curb stomped to a win in their opener
It's passing up Peyton for Charles that shows why I'm YOUR two time defending FF LOD champ
Bills look like shit so far.
I'm getting really annoyed waiting to see if Charles plays. I have Knlle Davis so they can go ahead and tell me right now.
Giants threatening mid-field again. I hope they keep things varied. Maybe a sink hole this time.
My fantasy opponent as Luck starting today and he is racking up points
Bayless, that was a gutsy call taking Pats -14. Saw RJ Bell Tweet this stat a few hours ago:"Patriots as double digit favorites: 6-20 against the spread (23%)"
And if this year keeps sucking, they're nuts if they don't fire Reese. This team is laughably bad at several positions. They could frankenstein every TE on the roster and not have a top 20 TE
It's the Belicheck special. It's become so obvious that he's gotta be doing it on purpose.
Same. And I have Foles who has zero points.
First Down Patriots!
And they follow by missing a wide open Gronk off of a play action
Question for the gambling types: Thoughts on Pete Rose? (Commence talking out of my ass with lack of details)Always thought it was bullshit as long as he was betting his teams to win and wasn't trying to shave runs or whatever. He seemed competitive enough to never bet against himself nor shave runs so who gives a shit in that case? Be like if they ever prove Jordan bet on basketball, hell would freeze over before HE ever shaved a point.(I have loose ethics)
I've been watching a lot of Magnum PI OnDemand recently (through Encore), and I forget what Magnum was talking about, but he made a comparison that it would be like "such and such not doing such and such" and on of the examples he used was "like Pete Rose not playing baseball."I chuckled. Then I turned around and looked back at the camera and lifted my eyebrows into a freeze frame.
The problem though is that what if he knew he was going to bet on his team in the next game and thus it affected his decisions in the current game.
Given his gambling habits and fuckhead nature in general I can easily see Jordan doing something like that.
"Gronk" sounds like a name that should exist somewhere in the Star Wars universe.
That's about the league average.
Hm, that's a good point actually, especially when he was managing. Just think in Rose's particular case, he was too competitive betting or not to let up. I get the slippery slope and you wouldn't want a general policy where players/coaches could bet, but it just seemed like a bs overreaction to avoid another Black Sox
Or those wacky graphics that pop up during fights on the old Batman TV show.
Rollins gets a good PPV match and win over Christian. Or Christian wins with Ambrose distraction.
Shaving points? I don't know, just seemed too competitive to ever let up.
My wife has the Rams defense going. And I started Tony Romo with Kirk Cousins on my bench. *Sigh*
Jay Glazer said he's out
is the era of Bill Bellicheck and the Patriots over? They're down 3-0 against the RAIDERS in a 1pm game on the East Coast.
What is Alberto Del Rio's favorite game right now?Destiny
That's what you get for having a Giant and a Cowboy on your team.
Life's little victories:Getting a 7th nugget when you order a 6 piece at Chick-Fil-A (last night)
How many steriod user/abusers are in Baseball's hall of fame? If they get in, then Pete Rose should get in too.
The offense looks like shit, Brady isn't as accurate and with Gronk being a non factor, all they have are OK RBs and Edelman running three yard drag routes
Eh, never count them out, they're like 2 plays away from 2 more SBs, an undefeated season and being THE all time elite team instead of just a great team
Same for Unicron.('llax will get that, for sure)
Pats scored. Gronk with the TD grab
And with that, Gronk catches a TD pass.
THE REVERSE JINX, Brady to Gronk for double TD points for my team
That's kinda my thinking too. If there's an asshole clause to being HOF, probably more than half the hall'd be out
I can't read his name without thinking of Cartman in that one ep of South ParkGod bless Cartman. One of the most brilliant characters ever
Awesome Browns play negated by dumb play from T West. The Ravens are the fucking kings of being bailed out by penalties. JK that's still the Steelers.
And for breaking my own rule: If you pick up a player on waivers, start him!
Does anyone REALLY have McDonalds food while watching football with friends? If I'm eating McDonalds, it's a sad evening and alone and punishing myself.
How do I reach these keeeeeeeeeeds?
Surprisingly, their ad campaign "McDonalds, when you don't have time nor money for anything better" didn't work out
Fast food ads amuse me.Like the Subway ads where the kids are freaking out over the possibility of choosing their own toppings.
Eh, back later, need to finish bullshitting paperwork. Happy gridironing
Not to mention unapologetic racists...
Also, not a fan of the latest Wendy's ads. A) Wendy's girl is wearing an awful blouse, like old lady blouse), B) her date is a choad, C) they're making a big deal of sitting around the dinner table eating Wendy's like it's a gourmet night in
Though fuck the apologetic racists too...you know they're not genuine
If anyone else is watching Chargers/Bills, that was the best play I've ever seen EJ Manuel make. Avoided 3 separate sacks, completed a dump off to the TE for a gain of 40 or so.
Yeah...but redheads = hot.
GOO-DAGOW-DAI CAN'T STOP SAYING WORDS
I don't for a second think that he NEVER bet against the Reds. Or even if he never bet against them, he had regular business relationships with gamblers and there were nights with a wink wink here and a nudge nudge there that he let it be known that his guys just didn't have it that night.I think he should be in the hall of fame but I also think the steroid guys should be in also so I'm much more inclusive on ethics issues than the baseball writers who are a sanctimonious lot.
Red Robin chick > Wendy's chick
He's gotten so much better.
Carpenter... best kicker in fantasy.
Baltimore -5,627 @ Having a Moral Compass as an OrganizationI'm taking Moral Compass.
The HUB is showing Blossom now, and last night was an ep where she went to a make-out party, and Johnny Galecki was there. And now today, there they are again.
I haven't eaten McDonalds in about 15 years.
I just had some Saltines with butter./Livin' like I'm 10
Stafford is killing me. I knew I should've started Cousins.
Their ad campaign of fat people eating their product or parents trying to get their annoying kids to shut up didn't work so well.
It pissed me off earlier that they were closed today; I was in the mood for their fries
If I've learned one thing, brah, it's this: if it's Saturday and you have hankerin' for a hunk of cheese for some CFA, better indulge it b/c it might boil over on Sunday when there's nothing you can do about it.
Even those he's a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic bigot, there's a little cartman in all of us. He says the things we all want to say.
The Titans fucking blow, this has been such a debacle.
Specified it was CFA b/c there's no way that shit would happen at Mickey D's or Wendy's. I bet they keep strict tabs on that. If anything you're likely to be short a nugget.
I would not disagree with this.
He's the hit leaders. Who gives a shit? Put him in the hall of fame.
Started Stafford on one team - Cousins on the bench on my other. Rough 1st half of the early games.
Oh no! That's awful
Go to the supermarket.
I just ate a whole bag of Oreos
Chicago media market
What's the biggest discrepancy in fast food b/w "damn, that looks good!" on TV vs. "WTF is this shit?" in reality?I'm betting the new Pizza Hut bacon cheese stuff crust is nowhere near as awesome as they make it out to be.
YOU go the supermarket.(Please?)
It was the mini oreos
Fast food tacos, where they put in like a half-pound of beef and cheese in the ads, and it's 90% taco shell when you get one IRL
Cousins appears to be a very solid and confident QB. He likely has another week or two before defenses have enough relevant video to study him and pick him apart. And I would stay away from most NFC North players because each team looks so inconsistent/shaky.
Everyone I know who's tried it swears by the Taco Bell breakfast menu
Ive had a pizza hut pizza with bacon just once. It's pretty much just bacon fat.
Seriously, how that doofus get a "meet my parents" date with her?
The state of Florida has been outscored 65-0 in the first half so far this week and Miami hasn't even had a snap yet.
I've only had the breakfast burritos and they're actually pretty good, the eggs surprisingly do not suck.
I love bacon as much as the next red blooded American Male...er, American male, but I ordered a stromboli from a local place the other night with pepperoni and bacon, and felt like I made a mistake in adding the bacon.
"What's in these burritos?""Ugh, there's egg's in mine!"/Beavis and Butthead
Also, the Domino's side where they put toppings on top of the boneless chicken kickers. Looked a'ight in the ads, looked like crap (and tasted like it) when I tried it, all the cheese and toppings just made the chicken tough to eat.
I don't think they looked even that good in the ads, due in part to the presentation. If you're gonna try to sell them as appetizing, try presenting them on something other than a piece of wax paper on the kitchen counter
I feel for us. I have Stafford and McCoy on my team.
It just looked like something I'd make in college, where if I was low on groceries, I'd just pile crap on something not meant for it.
Matthew McConaughey. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT
6 active players right now... for a total of 14 fantasy points at the half. Wow.
One of my guiltiest pleasures is Jack In The Box tacos. It looks disgusting, the bottom of the bag is usually sopped in grease, and I'm shaving weeks off my lifespan. But I love them.
I will say this: I tried the new dollar mini quesadillas from Taco Bell, and while I wasn't a fan of the chicken, I did quite enjoy the beef.heh heh
Did the stromboli leave you in CRITICAL CONDITIOOONNNNNNN?
I'm not really following the NFL this year, but the Cowboys must really suck to be losing by 11 to the Rams
It was soggy.
I can't stand that guy. Seems like a giant asshole in real life.
Holy hell is Jacksonville awful. The Jags and Bucs should just combine teams.
That combined team would still go 3-13
They really suck
The joke, I don't get it
Tebow would help
Ditto. I usually get 2 tacos on top of whatever else I'm eating.
Combine them and move to LA.
No need, LA figured out that football is much better on TV.
While it could be said for most of the TNA Knockouts, Brittany really looks like she would fit in better in "movies"
(American Males theme)
Dazed and Confused gave him a lifetime of leash with me.
Can we please get rid of Roger Goodell and put Gordon Ramsy in as the NFL Commissioner?
That's what I said, wasn't it?!Trying to imagine her as something professional, and it just ain't happening. She just has... the look, or something.
LOL Charles Woodson straight up admitted the Raiders suck.
I never really understood shaving the weeks off my lifespan thing. My grandfather was 88 when he died and out of it for the last few years. My grandmother is in early 90s and can't see, hear or walk and always crying about something. If I died at 80, I would be ok with that especially if I had some jack in the box tacos for my last meal.
AMERICAN MALES! AMERICAN MALES! AMERICAN MALES! AMERICAN MALES!
My opponent has Dez Bryant, so of course he catches a 68 yard TD pass.
The Jags not getting Tebow was stupid. Dumb move financially if nothing else.
I don't know why Condoleeza Rice isn't commissioner already. She's black and female which scores big PC points, plus she's legitimately qualified and genuinely seems to want it.