Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nurse the Hate: Hate the Playoffs II

All that money we won on the Wild Card games? Let's give it all back today in a poorly thought out series of wagers that make no sense whatsoever! It's the NFL Playoffs baby! Each game so completely over analyzed...small matters blown up into giant life-or-death stories...confusing stats thrown around....that annoying Chris Bermen screaming some shit into the's all too much. Start knocking back beers at about 3p. Talk yourself into that Seattle +14/over 35 teaser. Lose that, shotgun a Pabst, cannonball a Cuervo, and then double up on the Pats minus the points!!! What can go wrong?

Seattle at Green Bay -8: Everyone nationally has jumped on the Seahawks bandwagon and I'm not really sure why. They still can't run the ball, and didn't start scoring points until Hasselback started chucking the ball around. A problem is that it's going to be 20 degrees at kickoff in Green Bay. Now, that said, Seattle does have the tendency to hang around in games. In the past 5 years they are 4-4 in the playoffs. With the exception of the Super Bowl loss vs Pittsburgh, they haven't lost any playoff game by more than 7. Today they get eight. I like Seattle with the points.

Jacksonville at New England -13: I wish I could see one more story on ESPN about the Patriots. I just doesn't seem like they have received any national coverage. If only I could hear just a little more about Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Teddy Bruschi...I'm sure there's some little nugget of information we haven't learned yet. How about this one? In their last eight games, the Patriots have covered twice. Now there's something ESPN hasn't told you.

Jacksonville is going to try and keep the Pats offense off the field by pounding the running game. Of course, if I know that, I would think NE does too. Therefore Jacksonville QB David Garrard is going to have to make a few plays. Not a lot of them mind you, just enough to keep the chains moving and the clock running. If the Jags do that, they lose 24-13 in one of those "not as close as it looks" games. If not, they get their ass kicked on national TV. I like the Jags in this game. The over exposure New England has received is equaled to the under exposure Jacksonville has received. They're flying under the radar, and they force other teams to play the game on their terms. Take the Jags and the points. Wait until kickoff and you might get 14.

Random Notes: If I were you, I'd go out and buy the Black Lips "Good Bad Not Evil" release. It's a nice sloppy snotty garage rock album just when we needed it...Those two Robert Pollard CDs that just came out are pretty good too. Recorded in Kent OH, and mastered here at Magnetic North too. Coast To Coast Carpet of Love might be the better of the two, but they're both worth your time and $...I got the flu this week and it totally fucked up my week. The plan was to go record a new Daredevils CD in Detroit. Instead I'm walking around somewhat dazed after laying around with a 102 degree fever watching "Rounders" and SportsCenter on cable for 2 days. I can also say confidently that "You, Me and Dupree" isn't a very good movie...I guess the Big 10 isn't so good, huh? How could Ohio State not have been ready for those spread offensive looks LSU gave them? Maybe they were ready, and they just couldn't do anything about it. Sorry Ohio State guy! Better get yourself a Mich Ultra and a new pair of khakis from J. Crew. Go have a salad at Max and Erma's. It'll get you back on course.


At January 13, 2008 at 10:48:00 AM EST , Blogger Ken Miller said...

This morning the sports shows had already anointed Indy the winner of today's early game with the tagline, "Which quarterback is heading back to the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?" I took the Bolts +10.

The late game is a wilderness of mirrors. The stats say take Dallas, and the public appears to be getting on the Giants with the points for reasons I can't fully comprehend. I don't know what to make of this game except that Dallas is banged up and New York didn't get a bye week, so I'm taking the under (46.5).

At January 15, 2008 at 12:43:00 AM EST , Blogger AZ said...

Poor Tress needs to give up the Offensive reigns and watch what other coaches are or aren't doing, specifically Co-defensive coordinator of the year Heacock. Back to back terrible game plans.

Clearly the better team won, but they blew all chances to try and steal it.

Still had a great time in the big sleazy's non-quarter.

At January 17, 2008 at 11:00:00 AM EST , Blogger Ken Miller said...

Like a jackass I decided to take OSU +4 on the logic that the dog seems to always win the BCS game. That choice brought by streak of wrong picks in the BCS to four straight years.


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