9.16.2004

bobby the gook, week 2

ok kids, last week i went 9-6-1 against the spread. fredo was the only one with enough balls to post his picks against mine, so i'll keep track of his picks too and the winner has to give the other guy a hot dog, a frozen one if you know what i mean. anyways, fredo went 7-8-1 so it's look like i'm in the drivers seat for the frozen hot dog. anyways, as always, the point spreads are from caesar's/mirage sportsbook, and the home team is in bold.

DEN (-3) over JAX

BAL (-4) over PIT

DET (-3) over HOU
houston doesn't look like they have it together yet. make detroit my 50 dollar bet two weeks in a row.

IND (+1.5) over TEN

CHI (+9) over GB
i don't think the bears looked that bad against the lions, i just think the lions are that much better. i don't think chicago will win, but it'll be close.

WAS (-3) over NYG

NO (-7.5) over SF
the niners are in salary cap hell right now. nothing, and i mean nothing on offense.

ATL (-2.5) over STL

CAR (+6.5) over KC
i like KC to win this one, but the defense will keep the panthers in it.

SEA (-2) over TB
let's keep rooting for the seahawks cuz if they win the super bowl, i win 320 bucks.

DAL (-4) over CLE

NE (-8) over ARI

BUF (+3.5) over OAK

SD (+4) over NYJ
call me crazy, but i like the chargers straight up.

CIN (-5.5) over MIA
did the bengals disappoint last week or what? still, miami is starting someone a.j. feely. doesn't do anything for me either.

PHI (-3.5) over MIN
i agonized over this all week. what a great matchup for week two. the problem in picking this game is that they both played teams last week that they were clearly superior to, so it's hard to assess just how good they are. but philadelphia at home, plus what i think is a better defense - the eagles are the smart pick here. and take the over (48.5).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

all right, jackass. how did you go 9-5-1 with 16 games on the schedule? give me:

den - this one seems easy...too easy.

pit - this is looking like a 16-13 piece of shit that i would never bet on.

det - detroit is the greatest team ever and even greater at home in the great state of...michigan...michigan counts as a state, right? go lions. (for erik.)

ind - i'd take them straight up, but it seems like most everyone else would, too. and we know that when it comes to gambling, most everyone is wrong. so, on second thought i'll go with tennessee. damn, no i won't. i would never bet on this game.

chi - green bay will have a letdown here. plus, they are 1-12 against the number in their last 13 home games after a short week in which ahman green rushes for 100 yards while wearing the green uniform and john madden polishes brett favre's alcoholic nutsack.

was - i think the giants will be the worst team in the nfl this year.

no - sf doesn't have much on defense, either. they will also be a train wreck this year.

atl - st louis will lick balls for money all season long.

kc - carolina looked sorry on monday night. what happened to their d-line? also, stephen davis looked done. i say kc jumps out quick and puts carolina away faster than green bay did.

sea - i hate tampa bay. like those other teams i mentioned, the bucs will be horrible and pay for jon gruden's sorriness with their lives.

cle - i see lots of nail-biters in dallas this year. by the way, testaverde played at miami with the playmaker mike irvin and the late jerome brown when i was in sixth grade. thought you should know.

ne - arizona will suck as usual, but this year they'll have more company sucking right along with them.

buf - i like the bills straight up. oakland will be looking ahead to tampa bay next week. or to partying with hookers after the game. edge: buffalo.

nyjets - the jets will be good this year, and the chargers will be bad.

mia - the bengals are about to reel off about 5 straight wins in their improbable march to the super bowl. miami will keep it close, though.

min - i've been flip-flopping on this one, too. but right now i see minnesota's o-line dominating and the eagles new secondary being way overmatched. also, look for al michaels to say something non-ballsy in a quasi-ballsy way, like: i know it's very early in the season, but you kind of get the feeling that these two teams could meet in the playoffs. in response, john madden will make fart sounds.