Saturday, November 24, 2012

NFL Week 12 Picks...

Happy After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pre-Cyber Monday, everybody!!!  Did you survive the sales? I did as I don't partake in the shopping craze that is Black Friday, and I am still recovering from Thursday. Thanks to a change in weather, I don't feel much like myself.  Ah, que sera, sera...

I went 3-0 on Turkey Day!!! I actually got to see maybe 5 minutes of any of the games.  1) because 90% of my family are women, and they don't do sports, 2) every five minutes I was called into duty to perform some menial task, and 3) our local Fox affiliate didn't have sound for the entirety of the Cowboys/Redskins game.  As much as I dislike Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, a game with no sound is horrible and boring...Kinda like watching a Chiefs game...

So, this week the bye weeks end, the the quest for the playoffs and for the first pick begins...In the AFC, New England, Houston, Baltimore, and Denver are sitting atop their divisions with Pittsburgh and, surprisingly, the Indianapolis Colts are in the hunt for the Wildcards.  While in the NFC, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, and atop their divisions with Chicago and Green Bay tied atop the North.  Tampa Bay and Seattle are currently in the lead for the second Wildcard spot.  Who will win out?  Only time will tell.  Meanwhile, in basement dweller news, the Chiefs and the Jaguars are in a fierce battle for the first draft pick.  Hey, Chiefs fans have to root for something.

On to the picks, with my perfect Turkey Day, my record for the season 100-61.  So for Sunday my predictions are for the following: 

Sunday, November 25
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears:  Chicago
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Atlanta
Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins:  Seattle

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Denver
Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts:  Indianapolis
Pittsburgh Steelers vs.@ Cleveland Browns:  Pittsburgh
Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals:  Cincinnati
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Tennessee

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers:  Baltimore
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints:  San Francisco
St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals:  Arizona

Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants:  Green Bay

Monday, November 26
Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles:  Carolina

Monday, November 26
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons:  A double dose of Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham this week?  Yes and please.  I'm picking Atlanta in this rematch of the Tight End Heavyweights.  FYI:  Happy 26th Birthday to my second favorite tight end, Jimmy Graham!!!
That's all I've got this week guys.  Until next week, "If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."~M.H. Alderson

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!! NFL Turkey Day Picks...

Hey, Hey, everybody!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

I really am not the only one a little confused about what is going on in the NFL, right?  I really am at a loss for the season that is unfolding before us.  Okay, I thought that the New England, Houston, and Baltimore, but for some dumb reason, the homer in me picked the Kansas City Chiefs as my AFC West Champions.  Yeah, those 1-9 Chiefs.  The same Chiefs whose fans split the stadium in black (for mourning) and red (to match the seats).  The SAME Kansas City Chiefs who did a choreographed touchdown celebration on a touchdown that didn't happen.  The SAME KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Mr. Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig blamed partially for his death.  RIP Mr. Lickteig. 

The AFC West is the hot mess of all of the NFL Divisions.  The Denver Peytons are the only team in the AFC West with a winning record.  San Diego has forgotten how to play.  Philip Rivers has forgotten how to throw to the Chargers.  Carson Palmer is apparently modeling his career after Philip's dropping passes to other teams.  The Chiefs, well, they continue to flip a coin between equally mediocre quarterbacks.  It is the American Horror Story.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NFL Week 11 Picks...

Hey everybody!!!  I am still smiling :)  So, if you weren't here last week, (and why wouldn't you be?), I made my way to New Orleans, Louisiana to see my favorite player Tony Gonzalez play for the very first time.  Let me just say...IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!  It was my second time to the Superdome, and I must say that the Saints fans know how to throw a party.  Quick recap:  I entered the stadium wearing my red Tony Gonzalez jersey with my aunt who is a ride or die Saints fan who was going to her first game and decked out in full Saints gear.  The comments to my aunt ranged from "How did you let that trash in the car with you?" to "You've got to teach her to do better."  I, of course, didn't let it faze me.  I was going to see Tony...and haters gonna hate :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NFL Week 10 Picks or The Week I FINALLY Get to See Tony Gonzalez Play

Hey, hey, y'all!  I don't know about you, but I am glad that it is finally the weekend.  For me it is truly a special weekend, because tomorrow I'm headed to the Big Easy to finally, FINALLY see Tony Gonzalez play in a live football game.  That's right, I will get to see my fave tight end TG play against up and comer Jimmy Graham.  As a Chiefs fan, I never had the chance to travel to Kansas City to see TG, and I was beginning to think it would never happen.  After all, it only took 15 years, 2 months, and 11 days for it to happen, but whose counting :)  I'm like a kid counting down 'til Christmas morning.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NFL Week 9 Picks

Sigh...oh, brother...Happy Late Halloween, everybody!  It's almost Thanksgiving which means the season is almost over for the Kansas City Chiefs.  This season...yeah, there is no excuse for the Chiefs.  On paper, they look like a good team, but looks can be deceiving, like Rihanna looks like a good singer, but isn't, but I digress...The only thing scary about my Halloween was three outlines for an essay portfolio, a 4-page paper, and two opportunities to watch the Chiefs lose in the span of 4 days.  Amazingly, the Chiefs have won one game-the one I attended in New Orleans.  Number one pick, here we come.