Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Scream-ed at what the Devil I Saw with all the Paranormal Activity in the NFL-Picks from a Maniac Maenad Week 8

An American Halloween greetings card depicting a woman being frightened by a Halloween trick, circa 1910. The text reads 'Halloween Greetings'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Happy Halloween, everybody!!! It has been a scary year in the NFL. With few exceptions such as New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems no team wants to truly wants to rule their divisions. Reigning Super Bowl champions the New Orleans Saints were smacked around at home by the Cleveland Browns...yes, those Cleveland Browns. Can you believe it? My Chiefs are alone in 1st place in the AFC West. I know, right...

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Matt Cassel  of the Kansas City Chiefs runs toward Dwayne Bowe  after passing for a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are the most talked about 1-5 team second only to the 2-4 Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys are now without their quarterback Tony Romo who will be out for the next 6-8 weeks with a broken clavicle (which in my humble opinion means he will not be back this year...I wouldn't if I were him). The Cowboys, as always, are great on paper, on the field...not so much. Now, they rest their hopes on the great Jon Kitna. Good luck with that 'Boys. The Minnesota Vikings are dealing with their wishy-washy coach Brad Childress and his temperamental quarterback Mr. Fredricksen, I mean, Mr. Favre. It seems now Paw-Paw's ankle is fractured, and it may be the cause of the end of his 291 game start streak. have had a great career, but you have become a caricature of yourself with the Jenn Sterger debacle, the bad wheels, and general negative feelings about you, it might just behoove you to call it done and go come on home and rock on in the land of Favre.

Referee John Parry checks on injured quarterback Tony Romo during the first half in Cowboys Stadium October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  Romo suffered a broken collar bone.  UPI/Ian Halperin Photo via Newscom Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre looks up after being sacked by the Green Bay Packers defense with less the two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin October 24, 2010. Favre's legendary status as the ironman of the National Football League looked vulnerable on Monday when he was diagnosed with two fractures in his left ankle. Picture taken October 24, 2010. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Elsewhere, Cincinnati continues to flounder with their lackluster performances. The reigning AFC West Champion San Diego Chargers are, well, sucking. A. J., the sounds you are hearing is the cold, damp wind blowing in the basement of the AFC west. This team was picked by many to finally win the Super Bowl that has been just within their grasp for the last few years. Underachieving does not begin to explain the fall to last place. Then, there are the Broncos who have continued their slippage from last season. Last week, they were humiliated at home by the Raiders who spanked them 59-17. Excuse me? What's up, Lil' Hoodie? This year has not been good to former Dynasties, just look at the San Francisco 49ers. No, seriously, look at least try. What is going on? I'm one of the suckers who picked them to go somewhere this year. I guess that somewhere turned out to be Ticketmaster because that's the only way they will get near the Super Bowl this year. At least, San Francisco still has the Giants...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum concentrates in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

It is criminal the things that are happening to my fantasy football teams. Last week, my Runtelldat Homeboys were smacked around with a final score of 43-187...43-187. Yes, there was a 1-8-7 on the Runtelldat Homeboys knocking them down to 12th place. *Sigh...I may have to retire from fantasy at the end of this season.
  • Hecates's HellHounds of the League of Champions league: 5-2 (Platinum, I hope it lasts)
  • Kansas City Chiefs of the Dynasty Orginization League: 2-5 (three game losing streak)
  • Runtelldat Homeboys of the Big Easy League: 2-5 (I can hear the bugler licking his lips.)
  • The Cromartie Eight of the Football Fist Pump League: 3-4 (trying to walk by themselves)
  • Matching Mugshots of the Atypical Sports Show League: 1-6 (Lost again...nothing to see here.)
I went 7-6 last week which brings my record to 49-39. So, here are my week eight picks:

Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions: Washington

Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City

Carolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams: St. Louis

Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco (c'mon, guys, get it together!)

Green Bay Packers vs. New York Jets: New York Jets

Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Miami

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys: Jacksonville

Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers: Tennessee

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Tampa Bay

Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots: New England

Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders: Seattle

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints: Pittsburgh

Monday Night Football: Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis

That's all I've got, ghosts and ghouls! Have a fun, safe, and Happy Halloween! Until next week, "Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors."~Frank Gifford

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