Monday, November 16, 2009


So let’s clear one thing up immediately. We think that Coach Belichick made the right 4th down call on Sunday night. If you can not gain 2 yards in that situation then you do not deserve to win the game. New England dominated the game up until the 4th Quarter when Manning destroyed their secondary. We look forward to a potential AFC Championship rematch that is unless someone else disturbs this, Bengals or Chargers anyone?

So here we are again our black list for Week 10:
1. Dallas Cowboys – This was a shock to say the least! Green Bay coming off a loss to Tampa Bay and Dallas coming off a win over Philadelphia, so obviously Dallas would win easy; and that is why they play the games! This game was 3-0 Green Bay heading into the 4th Quarter. What is going on? Dallas and Green Bay are two teams that we would hate to face in the playoffs, if only they can get out of their own way.

2. Denver Broncos – Kyle Orton gets hurt and the team crumbles to the Redskins. This is the Denver that we thought we would have this season. The Chargers vs. Broncos match-up this week will determine the division leader. Could Denver lose a 4th straight game? Yes, we believe so.

3. Buffalo Bills – Tennessee is hot, however the Bills need to be in this game. Chris Johnson is amazing and giving AP a run at the rushing title this year and Vince Young all of a sudden is back in the picture for the future of the Titans. Did you see the Titans owner flicking off the Bills fans? TO is upset at the team and running his mouth. I think the Bills are sliding into the guaranteed win category of teams.

4. Atlanta Falcons – The injury to Turner affects the outcome of the game and Matt Ryan is struggling through a sophomore slump. This team needs to be in the hunt and steal a few wins. There is room for concern with this team.

5. Chicago Bears – We were in San Francisco covering this game live and after 4 INT’s for Cutler they still had a chance to beat the 49ers, and then came INT #5. Not that Cutler is to blame for all of the picks, however where is the running game? The 49ers looked amazing against the rush. The Bears look ugly right now and we think this is a surprise to most of us.
We have been getting bombarded with requests to trash on at least 5 college football teams every week in addition to our NFL TEAMS THAT DIDN’T SHOW UP. So due to popular demand here you have it.


1. #9 USC – Well you saw this coming a mile away. USC loses 21-55 to Stanford and Southern California is panicking! How did USC fall this far, reference the 2009 NFL Draft (QB and Defense gone)? The Pac-10 is there for Oregon’s taking, is there a slip up in the Ducks future? We think so.

2. #14 Miami – We love this team, however there was nothing to love in their game against UNC on Saturday (losing 24-33). This team seems to throw a hail mary every other play and where is the defense? We think this team will be better next year.

3. #16 Utah – Lost 28-55 to #4 TCU, at least make it a game Utah. Another Top 25 fraud is identified. Terrible game, however we will take TCU against any team right now. Any team.

4. #24 South Florida – Lost 0-31 to Rutgers. Terrible loss during the week that was forgotten about by Saturday. South Florida caught a ton of buzz last year, however this year they have turned out to be just a fad, fading out of style.

5. #15 Houston – Lost 32-37 to UCF. We predicted this game and sure enough Houston will not show up for a major Bowl game this year outside of Texas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


-This is how we like them after Week Seven at
1. Indianapolis Colts –This week will tell us if the Colts are the team to beat

2. New Orleans Saints –This team is exciting and pulls through in the clutch

3. Minnesota Vikings –Favre, AP, Harvin and the D are pulling through

4. Pittsburgh Steelers –The hottest team at the moment, watch out

5. New England Patriots –This is the week to regain the top slot

6. Dallas Cowboys –Seems to be getting hot at the right time

7. Cincinnati Bengals –Sweeps the Ravens, the Bengals must prove it this week

8. San Diego Chargers –Philly in town this week, it will be a showdown

9. Philadelphia Eagles –Must win a difficult game in SD this week

10. Arizona Cardinals –Hot & Cold, easy schedule will help them finish strong

11. Baltimore Ravens –Flacco, Rice and Mason must turn it up this week

12. New York Giants –This team is dropping and it is getting ugly fast in NY

13. Miami Dolphins –This team is so much better than their record

14. Denver Broncos –They are who we thought they were = not so good

15. Atlanta Falcons –Shy away from the difficult wins and could fall short

16. Houston Texans –One missed FG away from OT, always short of winning here

17. New York Jets –Kind of forgotten about during their BYE week

18. Tennessee Titans –Welcome back, look out AFC

19. Green Bay Packers –What is going on here, no O-Line, no DEF = no Wins

20. Carolina Panthers –Running game is gaining speed, but no passing will kill it

21. San Francisco 49ers –It is time to prove 49ers and Thursday we will be there, live

22. Seattle Seahawks –Second half against the Lions shows that there is still fight left

23. Jacksonville Jaguars –4-4 team and MJD is the man that carries this team

24. Chicago Bears –Seem to be fading fast and Cutler was not the next big thing

25. Buffalo Bills –TO is out, the team is sputtering and now Vick for 2010?

26. Washington Redskins –Terrible, however could rebound against Denver

27. Detroit Lions –Vikings this week, it is not getting any easier Lions

28. Kansas City Chiefs –Can prove it this week against the terrible Raiders

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers –Can we make it two in a row Tampa, we think not

30. Oakland Raiders –Losing to KC will justify this slot

31. St. Louis –How can a team be this bad with Stephen Jackson in the backfield

32. Cleveland Browns –Wow, this is unbelievable, no QB, no team, no coach

Teams That We Currently Disagree On

• Denver Broncos (IAA=14, ESPN=7) –We are not for sure why we are dumping on Denver so quick; however we think that the team is heading down hill.

• Atlanta Falcons (IAA=15, ESPN=9) –The Falcons do not feel like a top ten team to us. Ryan and Turner have been inconsistent this year.

• Tennessee Titans (IAA=18, ESPN=23) –Chris Johnson and Vince Young have this team performing well and we think they could reach .500

• Chicago Bears (IAA=24, ESPN=19) –The Bears should show their weaknesses on Thursday night for all to see against the 49ers or they may make us reconsider.

Monday, November 9, 2009


We normally provide ten teams that didn’t show up to their weekly game, however this week we were pretty satisfied with the NFL action. Detroit and Carolina could have provided better second half play and the San Diego/NY Giants game was weak for the first two quarters, but come on in this season this could have been the best week.

So let us congratulate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their first win of the season. For one week Josh Freeman looks like the QB of the future and all is right with one of the Bay teams. Note we said one…

1. Green Bay Packers –The loss to the Vikings carries with it a week long hang over. We liked the Packers to start this season. Could this be a one week mistake similar to the Eagles losing to Raiders or will this start a NY Giants 4 game losing streak? Statistics sometimes do not translate to wins Aaron Rodgers. When building an offense it starts with the offensive line and right now Green Bay needs one.
2. Chicago Bears –And all of a sudden the Vikings look like a one horse race to win the division. Where is the Bears defense? When Bears play bad they play real bad! This game was over in the first half and the Denny Green parodies made Whisenhunt’s post game better than the actual game. Improving the offense with Cutler made the defense worse? How is this possible? Saturday Night Live is lucky that they no longer have the “Da Bears” skits in the rotation because there would be several heart attacks.
3. Baltimore Ravens –As much as we love the entertainment of OchoCinco we would have loved to see Ray Lewis or Ed Reed rip is head off after trying to bribe the refs with a dollar. Sure enough in this game it felt like the villain won and Flacco is all of a sudden looking like a second year QB. I hate to think that Tennessee and Baltimore may have the same record in a few weeks.
4. Washington Redskins –Something in us all thought just maybe Daniel Snyder’s comments and Jim Zorn’s pleas to save his Head Coaching job may have ignited some play on Sunday. Nope, no it did not and all of sudden Dallas looks like the class of the NFC East thanks to Miles Austin and Tony Romo (Mr. November).

So there you have it, four unlucky teams. We can criticize Andy Reid and Tom Coughlin all we want for playing for FG’s instead of TD’s, however when do we point the finger at the 11 guys on defense that allowed Rivers and Romo to produce winning TD’s. The defenses of old (see Chicago & Baltimore above) seem to be just that “of old”. As it sits there are very few defenses to admire, that is until we tune into MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Pittsburgh at Denver). Steelers and Broncos defenses please do not let me down tonight.

Friday, November 6, 2009

What To Watch This Weekend

We can not all own DirecTV, however if you are a sports fan how could this not be a “must have”. Take note if I move out of my apartment, the first question I will ask is, “Can I install DirecTV?” If this is a “No” then I will pass on the rental. So there you have it a word from our sponsor DirecTV.

As a special request for our readers that have full time jobs and a life outside of sports, we will do our best at pointing out the specific events that they should DVR or clear time out of their schedule to check out.

Saturday (Pacific Times):

12:30pm #9 LSU at #3 Alabama
-We admit LSU let us down with a boring game against Florida earlier this season. We did not see any potential for offense for LSU, however their Defense looked amazing. Will LSU pave the way for Iowa to slip into the #3 slot? We don’t think so.

12:30pm #15 Ohio State at #11 Penn State
-We are not for sure what to expect from Ohio State, or the Big Ten for that matter. So this will be a great match-up and will be an even match-up. We like the home team.

5:00pm #20 Oklahoma at Nebraska
-A lot of “What if’s” apply to this game. What if QB Sam Bradford was healthy for this season for OU? What if Nebraska beat Virginia Tech earlier in the year and was ranked? Still this Big 12 match-up will get nasty. We like the home team.

Sunday (Pacific Times):

10:00am Ravens at Bengals
-We have a redemption game here for the Ravens, who lost earlier this season to the Bengals in a nail biter. I think this win could make the Ravens an official contender or could make us a believer of the Bengals.

1:15pm Chargers at Giants
-We love this match-up for several reasons. The NY Giants are struggling. San Diego does not travel well and are off to the traditional slow start. This could be the loss that eliminates one team from the playoffs. Is it too early to say that? Maybe.

5:20pm Cowboys at Eagles
-Who is the best team in the NFC East? This game will provide the answer. We have doubted the Eagles all year and promoted the Cowboys, was this a mistake? We are preparing our concession speech.

At a minimum reserve your time slots for LSU/Alabama and Cowboys/Eagles. These games should provide for great break room debates at work this week!