Thursday, November 24, 2016

PIGSKIN 2016: Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving Day Games
Week Twelve

Week Four
No Week Five
Week Six
Week Nine 
Week Ten
No Week Eleven

Week Ten Record:  3-8-1
Overall Record:  49-65-4
Schmear of the Week:  5-4
BAGELS in the Basket:  -15

Wednesday Line ~ NYDN

LIONS -2 (Vikings)
It's one of the fundamental laws of nature: 
never bet against the Lions, at home, on Turkey Day.

COWBOYS -7 (D.C. Hogs)
I'd like to take the points here.  
The Hogs are coming off a big win, and the Cowboys have to lose at some point, right?  
I just can't get myself to do it.

Steelers -8 (COLTS)
Andrew Luck had his bell rung.  The up and down Steelers should enjoy an UP day.

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2016


I'm thankful for our troops,
All our men and women, brothers and sisters,
mothers and fathers, friends and loved ones,
thank you for your efforts and sacrifices.

I'm thankful for all those who have ever visited this blog, 
and continue making this an enjoyable endeavor.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

PIGSKIN 2016: Week Ten

Week Ten

Week Four
No Week Five
Week Six

Week Nine Record:  5-5-1
Overall Record:  46-57-3
Schmear of the Week:  4-4
Bagels in the Basket:  -12

Pardon this blog's inactivity these last few months.  Reality continues pounding away at my leisure time.  I'm going no-huddle again this week, which means no frills football.

Week Ten
Friday Line ~ NYDN

JETS -2 (Rams)
Loss  9-6 Rams

Texans -2 (JAGUARS)
WIN  24-21 Texans

Chiefs +3 (PANTHERS)
PUSH  20-17 Chiefs

Broncos +2 1/2 (SAINTS)
Loss  25-23 Broncos

Falcons +2 (EAGLES)
Loss  24-15 Eagles

Vikings +2 1/2 (D.C. HOGS)
Loss  26-20 Hogs

Packers -2 1/2 (TITANS)
Loss  47-25 Titans

BUCS +1 (Bears)
WIN  36-10 Bucs

CHARGERS -3 1/2 (Dolphins)
Loss  31-24 Dolphins

49ers +13 1/2 (CARDINALS)
WIN  23-20 Cardinals

STEELERS -2 (Cowboys)
Loss  35-30 Cowboys

PATRIOTS -7 1/2 (Seahawks)
Loss  31-24 Seahawks

GIANTS PK (Bengals)

Schmear of the Week:
Packers -2 1/2

Good luck, and have a happy Football Sunday everyone.

Post Game:
Week Ten Record:  3-8-1
Overall Record:  49-65-4
Schmear of the Week:  5-4
BAGELS in the Basket:  -15

Saturday, November 05, 2016

PIGSKIN 2016: Week Nine

Football Sunday
Week Nine

Week Four
No Week Five
Week Six
Week Seven
Week Eight

Week Nine Record:  6-4-1
Overall Record:  41-52-2
Schmear of the Week:  3-4
BAGELS in the Basket:  -14

1st and Ten:
  • The first place Patriots traded their best linebacker.  Hahahaha!  Only Belichick.
  • The soon coming Dak Prescott/Tony Romo controversy is beginning to simmer.
  • The high flying Atlanta Falcons have scored 305 points, which is 80 more points than the second ranked and last place San Diego Chargers.  The Falcons have allowed the most points this season as well.
2nd and Short:
  • Five of eight second place teams have losing records.  The most ponderous second place club is Arizona with a 3-4 record.
No Gain:
  • If there's a game but no one shows up to see it, was there really a game?  If numbers hold true, the Chargers and Raiders will both play before less than 60,000 apathetic spectators.
  • The Cleveland Browns have yet to win a game.
  • Giant problems: flag on Jerry Reese for his avoidance of the Josh Brown issue.  Eli Apple's mom continues lambasting the organization.  The team isn't good.  The sharks are circling.
  • Norv Turner resigned his position as offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.  Why?   Easy.   At this point being a coordinator is beneath him, especially knowing he's better than the head coach.
  • Ben McAdoo said "stats are for losers."

Friday Line ~ NYDN

Eagles +2 1/2 (GIANTS)
Two INTs in Week Seven are all that prevented the Giants from entering Sunday with a losing record. They are a zebra ... meaning the Giants are an indistinguishable middle of the pack team, blending into the background.  They are largely undetectable until someone other than OBJ moves.
Loss  28-23 Giants

DOLPHINS -3 1/2 (Jets)
The Jets are expected to win this game.  But playing the Dolphins has become a flat out pain in the ass.  The NYJ to date are one of four AFC teams to allow over 200 points.  Derrelle Revis risks making Ryan Tannehill look good.
WIN  27-23 Dolphins

CHIEFS -7 (Jaguars)
This could get ugly...
Loss  19-14 Chiefs

I like the Vikings at home.  I like Minnesota's defense against the Lions offense.  The x-factor here is Norv Turner's sudden decision to resign.  It could mean the Vikings are rotting from within, or, Turner merely butted heads with the hierarchy.  A pick-six by the Vikings defense would go a long way this game...
Loss  22-16 Lions

Cowboys -7 1/2 (BROWNS)
That extra half-point makes this problematic ... not!  Am I being overly confident?  Perhaps.
WIN  35-10 Cowboys

Steelers PK (RAVENS)
Home or away ... with or without Big Ben ... I believe the Steelers are one point better than Baltimore.  The Steelers have still more injuries that may tip the scales in the Ravens favor.   However, even before he hurt his shoulder, I said Joe Flacco looks like he's simply going through the motions - disgusted even.
Loss  21-14 Ravens

Saints -4 (49ERS)
The Niners are a piano falling out of the sky.
WIN  41-23 Saints

Panthers -3 (RAMS)
This pick is based solely on Carolina's victory over the Cardinals.
PUSH  13-10 Panthers

Colts +7 1/2 (PACKERS)
Green Bay's cheesy secondary will allow Andrew Luck to keep this game within range.
WIN  31-26 Colts

CHARGERS -5 (Titans)
Truth be told, I flipped on this pick, originally siding against San Diego.  I've been holding a grudge against the Jekyll and Hyde Chargers for some time now, while pumping the Titans this season with mixed results.  I like Rivers at home.
WIN  43-35 Chargers

Broncos +1 (RAIDERS)
From the shadows of Mount Davis will emerge an AFC West leader.  The Black Hole has truly become a dismal place to play.  Oakland's home/road record says it all.
Loss  30-20 Raiders

Schmear of the Week:
Saints -4

Guten Appetit:
Wings, wings, and more wings - buffalo, and garlic parmigiana style.  Cheeseburger sliders with fried onions.  Loaded salsa chips.

Good luck, and have a happy Football Sunday everyone!

Post Game:
Week Nine Record:  5-5-1
Overall Record:  46-57-3
Schmear of the Week:  4-4
Bagels in the Basket:  -12