Sunday, December 27, 2015

NFL Week 16: Did That Just...Wait...What?

Hey, Hey, Everybody!!! Happy Holidays! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful whatever season you celebrate! I was going to continue to ignore the success of my Kansas City Chiefs, although I would like to congratulate Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Travis Kelce, and Marcus Peters. But then....This morning as I was slowly emerging from my food coma after a two day feast that is Christmas in our family, I heard the news about Peyton Manning. So, according to a report by Al Jazeera, Peyton Manning received HGH treatments while he was still an Indianapolis Colt. In addition, they contend that Manning's wife received shipments of HGH, so Manning's name would not be attached to the shipments. Manning, of course, has denied the report, and has said they were making it up and complete garbage. Meh, we will see.

Well, folks my fantasy season was more or less squashed last week when my team Just Gonzo was defeated after two my players under performed, and one dropped to negatives before being pulled from the game. yay...I'm playing for third place today...yeah, it bites.

In better news, I went 12-4 last week--my best week of the season. This brings my total to 128-83. Two more weeks y'all. I hope to go out swinging!

Sunday, December 27, 2015
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons: Carolina
Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions: Detroit
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins: Miami
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens: Pittsburgh
Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
New England Patriots at New York Jets: New England
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans: Houston

Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals: Green Bay
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle

New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota

Monday, December 28, 2015
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos: Cincinnati

Congratulations to Charles Woodson on his retirement. I think I speak for most Chiefs fans when I say thank you for retiring bro...No Thursday night or Saturday night football this week. Good luck to all fantasy players and all teams today. Until next week, "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis

Sunday, December 20, 2015

NFL Week 15: What We Know is that We Know Nothing...

Hey everybody! Happy Holidays! For me, happy Christmas break! Woo-Hoo! I have been noticeable quiet about my Kansas City Chiefs. I intend to stay that way. You have to understand that I have been a Chiefs fan for a long, LONG time, and they have had a history of disappointing me on numerous occasions. I will enjoy, but I will not brag or thump my chest about it.
The injury bug has continued to sprinkle his evilness throughout the NFL. I can't be the only person pulling out the team roster to recognize the players on the field. The NFL Postseason is going to be awful interesting, and the Pro Bowl is going to be a bunch of people most of us never heard of in August. If nobody watched the Pro Bowl before, they sure won't this year. (For the record, I only watched when one of my favorites played anyway, i.e the Chiefs, Tony Gonzalez, Jerry Rice, or Joe Montana).

Super Bowl 50 is now 49 days away. Most of us think that all signs point to a Carolina/New England Super Bowl, but do they really?  Yet, to quote Jim Mora himself, "You think you know, but you don't know, and you never will, okay?" Just take a look at last week. There was no way you would have me believe that Indianapolis, San Francisco, Detroit, Denver, and Buffalo would have lost last week, but see, wrong. Carolina and New England should be the Super Bowl, but you never know when an upstart team will upset a sure thing...see Ronda Rousey...

As a result, last week was my worse pick week this year with a lousy 7-10 record which brings my record thus far to 116-79. I would love to say that this week I will do much better, but you know what, I probably won't. Good luck in your fantasy playoff with whoever you can pick up to take the place of the backups you are already using...

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens: Kansas City
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts: Houston
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots: New England

Carolina Panthers at New York Giants: Carolina
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins: Washington
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota

Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders: Green Bay
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers: Cincinnati

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles: Arizona

Monday, December 21, 2015
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans

Thursday, December 24, 2015
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders: San Diego

Saturday, December 26, 2015
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia

Until next week, "Playoffs?! Don't talk about playoffs! Are you kidding me? Playoffs?! I'm just hoping we can win a game, another game!"-Jim Mora

Sunday, December 13, 2015

NFL Week 14: Into the Home Stretch

Hey guys, very short post this week. The real job is also into the home stretch which means...EXAMS!

Last week, I had a 10-6 record thanks to slip-ups by New England, San Diego, Washington, and Atlanta. Atlanta and the New York Giants find inventive ways to tick me off every week. Oh, and GO CHIEFS! The record on the season is now 109-69.

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens: Seattle
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Carolina
Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears: Chicago
San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns: San Francisco
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams: Detroit
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars: Indianapolis
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets: New York
Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles: Buffalo
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos: Denver
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
New England Patriots at Houston Texans: New England

Monday, December 14, 2015
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins: Miami

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams: Tampa Bay

Saturday, December 19, 2015
New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys: New York

Good luck this week to those of you who have fantasy playoffs this week. Until next week, "When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."-Author Unknown

Saturday, December 5, 2015

NFL Week 13: Raider Week

Welcome back, everybody! I'm still recovering for a couple of reasons this week. Number One: that train-wreck of a mid-season finale for The Walking Dead. I was really unimpressed with that. No Daryl, Sasha, or Abraham, Morgan's stupidity, and Sam...ugh...Sam, but I digress. The other is the surge that has taken place in Kansas City. My Chiefs began the year with a 1-5 record, and then proceeded to lose Jamaal Charles and all hope of the playoffs. Yet, here they are--the Chiefs are on a 5 game win streak, and they have jumped over San Diego and Oakland and are now in second place in the AFC West, and potentially a wild card spot. I have been eating crow for a while now, because you guys will recall that I picked the Packers and the Chiefs for Super Bowl 50. I know, I know that people laugh, but you know what it is still a possibility. The Chiefs end the season with one of the softest schedules having to face the Raiders twice, the Chargers, Cleveland, and Baltimore.

The Raiders scare me the most. Why? Because that team is so freaking unpredictable. They looked really good at the beginning of the year, and now...who knows. I always know that this will be a knock down drag out dog fight regardless, because the Chiefs and the Raiders hate each other. HATE EACH other, and they play each other hard even when there is nothing is on the line. Now, each is an obstacle in the other's playoff chances. I expect nothing short of insanity and no less than 100 penalties during the course of the games--most of which will probably be against Oakland.

The Patriots' were finally defeated by Denver in overtime by Pey-Pey's back-up. So, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the last team standing.  Who saw that back on week 1? Aaron Rodgers threw a hail Mary pass to defeat the Lions in the last seconds of the game Thursday night. Atlanta continued its freefall, as did the New Orleans Saints. This season may be the last we see of Sean Payton and Drew Brees in the Quarter.  Speaking of losing, Just Gonzo, my fantasy team, lost last week for the first time in 5 weeks by a mere 1.74 points. My feelings are still hurt, much like Deanna after that bite.

Last week, I was a better than average with a 9-5 record, bringing my total to 99-63. I have high hopes for both my picks and my fantasy team as the fantasy season heads into its playoffs.

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears: Chicago
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns: Cincinnati
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams: Arizona
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins: Miami
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings: Seattle
New York Jets at New York Giants: Giants
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Atlanta
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders: Kansas City
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots: New England
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints: Carolina
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh

Monday, December 7, 2015
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins: Washington

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona

Shout out to blog favorite Tony Gonzalez who was named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team! Just another honor for the future Hall of Famer. FYI, Doug Gottlieb pointed out that the Chiefs have been winning ever since Gonzalez was honored as the featured drummer at the Chiefs home game on October 25. Let's hope the streak continues in Oakland!

Until next week, "Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will." ~Jawaharlal Nehru