Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL WEEK 2: Proving UR worth.

Gambling lesson # 1 Do not bet with your emotions or rooting interests. Sure it's fun and way more interesting, but usually they'll get ya. Rule #1 for this season stay away from any Raiders game. The Raiders are laying 3 points against the Rams. I am staying away from this game like a home Raider game on local television. Seriously, last year, 7 of 8 were blacked out and if they perform like they did in week one except every game to be blacked out. Cause if theres one thing the bay hates, is a loser. The Rams and 3 points looks good though. The Raiders might actually decide to show up and finally prove their worth. BIG NEWS!! Ryan Grant out for the year, somebody else important to fantasy geeks? How pissed are his fantasy owners? Everyone saw the Chiefs? The AFC West will be turn upside down this year. The Raiders have a great chance of staying at the bottom. Seriously when have the Raiders last had a winning season? Whatever, my football gambling season off to a great start. A handful of real wages and mostly wins. The SF Giants saved me, ur fans are getting to excited and the Brewers made me money twice the past couple of days. Week 2 games to watch: The Manning Bowl, Texans at Skins, Pats at Jets, and Steelers at Titans.

Kansas City +3


Arrowhead Stadium was rocking last Monday night. The Chiefs have a steady QB, a stud back and a good defense. The makings of a competitive NFL team. The Chargers looked past them. The Browns will not and will make a game of this. They battled against an improving Bucs squad last week and lost late. The Castle is being built in Kansas City.

Arizona +8


Arizona beat division rival St. Louis late in a battle of wills. Atlanta kicked a bunch of field goals against the championship defense of the Steelers. Arizona proved they are better than 8 large points in week one. Look for the Atlanta offense to continue to sputter against an underrated Arizona defense.

Buffalo +14

Green Bay

What does circling the wagons actually mean? I'm not quite sure, but The Swami always says no one circles those wagons like the Buffalo Bills. They will be pumped and ready to go. Football is a battle of wills. Hitting your opponent, so hard, so fast, they will loose the will to win. Green Bay will come out flat without their stud back. Their defense will pick them up, the under in this game looks good.

Tampa Bay +3.5


Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman looks imrpoved from last year. Their defense looks better as well. They might be on their way to a Gruden type stellar and swarming defense the Raiders had when he coached. Carolina is searching for their quarterback. Mikey Moore, or Richard something like that hung with the Giants for a little bit but looked like a rookie in the quarter that matters. That will be the deciding factor in this game, like most, the best quarterback performance will win this game.

N.Y. Giants +6


The Manning Bowl, nuff said. Brothers pitted against each other in an epic duel, maybe we will get a rematch in the Super Bowl. The game will be way closer than 6 points. Does Archie have any more kids play collegiate ball?

New England

N.Y. Jets +3

Rex and Bilicheck. Two hard nosed coaches, defensible minded coaches. Both operate on complete different set of rules when dealing with the media. Rex Ryan embraces the attention and his team and certainly him feed off the attention. Bill Billiceck has the cold water syndrome. Much like a certain Bay Area mayor he splashes cold water on every damn thing. The Hoody despises the media, he their enemy. He only speaks in cliché and boring sports after game interview talk. Must watch on the field and on the sidelines. Epic match up for sure.


Washington +3

The Texans are getting no respect. Wait let me double check the spread...O The Skins are getting no respect after the win against Dallas. It wasn't the prettiest and you probably could say Dallas lost it. But Mcnabb is a proven commodity int the NFL. I'm taking him and the points. And Collinsworth said he is surrounded with the best talent in his entire career during the Sunday Night game. That says more about the frugality of the Eagles than it does Donovan.




So many teams, so many players and so much fun! College football is getting into mid season form. Cal disappointed already. I won a few baby bets tonight. The Giants paid me as well. The Cal game was a shoot out, I thought both defenses were better. I made a mistake betting the under, 67 points is a whole lot though. My buddy got a little get back but the Brewers came through and won outright. We both needed action on a friday night. Damn, I'm lucky I stayed away from the first game. Kanas got whompleded. Have they won

a game this year? I said I was going to do a whole college preview, prolly not. Is it too late? Prolly, it's week three and I've been busy and things are only looking like I will be busier. So if this not this weekend probably next season. For me, college takes a bit to know the teams, there is a quick turn around. On with theLOCKS! O yea, who is Dunta Robinsion and why didn't I hear about him
before the season started?

Alabama -23


Duke has a football team? Ya, who knew
it. The number one team in the nation will dominate. Next pick please. 


Oklahoma State -7

OK State is quick, talented and well
coached. The word around the street is this game has the feel of hooking up after after fighting with your girl, it's a make up sex game. The two schools have a long history but have been split up since 2000 something. OK state by a bundle. 

Northern Illinois


Illinois leads the Big Ten and ranks
14th nationally with 17 tackles for a loss. I know it's early but that stat reflects a great defense. Big school , small school. Illinois at home, crowd rocking nuff said. 

Arkansas +2


Game of the weekend. SEC football, cream of the crop. Ugga and the bulldoggs. But wait a second, Ryan Mallet is the quarterback. The under looks good in this but watch out you might get a little concussed while watching this. Close game, a true battle and test of wills. But Mallet and the Razor backs will put it out late and win out right. 



The only thing I have to say about this pick is I am questioning it. But UCLA is at home, and need to prove themselves. 

Baylor +17


TCU is a hell of a team, quick, talented, well coached. Baylor has an expeinced secondary. They are no pushovers and will make this a game. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

surfs n lords
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Obama Names Elizabeth Warren To New Post Setting Up Consumer Protection Agency

classic, *ducks from flame war*
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Arianna On The Who, What & Why Of Game Changers (VIDEO)

Why is that my favorite part of the world cup?
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Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO)

I was originally going to used they to describe the forces we are up against. Instead I'm gonna jump on a term I first heard on these boards and head it here again today. The American Taliban owns I was thinking, that's classic, but now, it's just sad. What would Orwell think of this?
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Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO)

*nods in agreement*
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Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO)

Whats a reel conservative?
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Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO)

Are you blaming our culture for our problems, what happened to personal responsibility?
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Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO)

*bathes in the hypocrisy*
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Republicans Put All Their Chips On The Tea Party Table

that's funny.
About 2010 Elections
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Arianna On The Who, What & Why Of Game Changers (VIDEO)

true, but I think it's the people who ROCKED the vote way back when.
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Arianna On The Who, What & Why Of Game Changers (VIDEO)

may I ask u where u got that name Boobuzuela?
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Arianna On The Who, What & Why Of Game Changers (VIDEO)

ummm. They held power for a long time and never changed the abortion laws or outlaw gay marriage. The issues they still cry over. Only tax cuts for the wealthy elite and corporations who sell slave labor products on American shelves. The tea part is only a re-branding of the Bush, Reagan, Koch family corporatist agenda.
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Arianna On The Who, What & Why Of Game Changers (VIDEO)

I tend to agree but this needs as many eyes on it as possible. She needs to be on more shows, more tours with this message and a second edition of the book or a special edition!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Republicans Put All Their Chips On The Tea Party Table

Somebody brought in Colonel Sanders suit into the pawn shop are Pawn Stars.
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Republicans Put All Their Chips On The Tea Party Table

plumbed ticked,tea bags, wiley, acme n acorn, thats funny.
About 2010 Elections
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<i>Third World</i> Interactive: Let the Voting and the Meetups Begin!

Marches and protests are great and power is the ability to act. What these meet ups are doing is forming relationships. An important first step in organizing people. Without these relationships we cannot organize those rallies and protests. Another organizing principle comes to mind. People act out of self interest, these meet ups and the Third World America campaign helps people realize we are all affected by the governing process. People easily disregard the government process because they feel they don't have a self interest. The campaign's theme is centered around this point. The Third World America campaign will help people see we are in the same boat the rest we fall in place.
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<i>Third World</i> Interactive: Let the Voting and the Meetups Begin!

One in my state capital.
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Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment

*nods in agreement*
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Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment

I know, can't he quit already and become an actual lobbyist, not a sitting senator.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010



N.Y. Giants -6

New York will be rocking in
the new stadium. The younger Manning has learned to deal with out Plexico and the jump ball. It probably made him appreciate the players around him more and maybe he has found some chemistry with the crop of receivers. Carolina is looking to be competitive, but the NFL is a quarterback driven lead. Manning will sizzle in his new stadium while the Panthers will struggle to anything going.


Pittsburgh +1.5

San Leandro prep star, Dennis Dixon will start the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They say don't bet with your rooting interest, but this seems like a great fit. Atlanta will be stymied by the tough Pittsburgh defense. Mike Tomlin will not let his team be ill prepared because their star quarterback is suspended. The character of the Steelers will be reveled in this game, look for a head banger and a defense struggle on both sides. 

Cincinnati + 5.5

New England

An intriguing match up. We will learn if Brady's supporting cast can keep him in the Super Bowl hunt. We will also find out if the TO-Ocho experiment will work. I expect them to both to check their egos aside and join in the common goal of playing for the team and a Super Bowl. A close game with several big passing plays. Who ever gambles, like blitzing, and wins will take control of this game.


Washington +3.5

An epic opening Sunday
night game. McNabb, ad Jerry's creation will be the story lines. Can Jerry's squad get to their dream at their stadium. Washington will be a tough test. Hayesworth looks to finally listening to his coach. Dallas comes in being hyped as Super Bowl contender, they might go out as less. With many games left, the Cowboys will have plenty of
chances to answer the critics.


AFC West


San Diego 10-6

Oakland 7-9

Denver 6-10

Kansas City 5-10


    The Chargers have owned this division over the
several years. Kansas City and Oakland have the bottom feeders of the
division for too long. Both have improved but probably will struggle to
take that next step. Rivers is a proven QB who is looking to build his
legend of dominating the AFC West. Denver will stay average if not
regress, Tebow might see some scrub time. Bill Simmons called Oakland
tailback Darren Mcfadden a fantasy cancer and complained about him not
living up too expectations. With a QB who could reach the flat, look
for his catches to go up and the Raiders to remain comparative in most


AFC East


New York 11-5 BYE

New England 10-6 WC

Miami 6-10

Buffalo 4-12


    Berman always claims nobody circles the wagons more
than the Buffalo Bills, this may be true and their opening match
against Miami looks winnable. That says more about the Dolphins than
the Bills. Both will struggle in this tough division against top NFL
teams New England and New York. WE all watched the spectacle of Rex
Ryan and New York on Hardknocks. We all know what to expect out of New
England, the class of the league over the past several years. But has
Brady's window for a 4th championship closed? New York thinks so. We'll
find out in the divisional play offs.


AFC North


Baltimore 11-5 BYE

Pittsburgh 9-7

Cincinnati 9-7

Cleveland 6-10


    Baltimore's defense is aging, lost CB Samari Roll.
Baltimore's offense is getting better and more expeienced, a various
dangerous combination for the AFC North. Heads will be banging all
season long. Cincinnati's TO-Ocho show will impressive on and off the
field. USC standout Rey Maualuga looks to build from a solid rookie
season and looks to improve the Natti defense. Eminem might want to get
as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall but the QB will be
regretting that decision as he watches at least 4 games from the
sidelines to start the season. The race for this division will seem
tougher than two games, Baltimore will impress and mostly dominate this
division. Everybody else will be scrapping for some crumbs.


AFC South


Indianapolis 11-5

Tennessee 11-5 WC

Houston 7-9

Jacksonville 6-10


    The Indianapolis Peyton Manning's will continue
their dominance. Tennessee will give them the best challenge, hell even
Houston looks like they can hang with Peyton and second year coach
Caldwell. An interesting division race, perennial front runner
Indianapolis will be challenged this year, teams in this division can
smell blood from their lost in the Super Bowl and have that film to
game plan against. Will the balance of power change, probably not but
it will be closer and fun to watch Chris Johnson race for 2,000 yards.


NFC West


San Francisco 9-7

Arizona 7-9

Seattle 4-12

St. Louis 4-12


    The worst of the West. It always seems the NFC West
can be more competitive. It's as if all the teams with out Kurt Warner
have been under achieving and without great quarterback play. Well,
Warner is now in the booth broadcasting Arena league games so this
division has lost its star. 9-7 will win this division. The division
game will be crucial in determining the winner and the NFC West
Division Champion and the play off berth that comes along. The 49ers
have a solid defense, Star Patrick Willis will carry the team to the
playoff and maybe further if they get solid play from Alex Smith who
has yet to prove his draft worth.


NFC East


Dallas 11-5

New York 11-5 WC

Washington 8-8

Philadelphia 7-9


Some say the most competitive division in football over the past
several years. A hard hitting, deep seeded rivalry in each divisional
game. All teams with a proud history. The Cowboys have an opportunity
to play at the own Jerry World in the Super Bowl, not gonna happen.
They will be lucky to get pass their divisional schedule healthy.
Washington will be miles better than last year but will come up short.
Sounds like McNabb's career, maybe next year! Kevin Kolb? When will
Vick take over? Will he get any playing time? Yes, the wild cat is
still in fashion. If Kolb falters early look for Reid to give Vick a
shot for the job.


NFC North


Minnesota 11-5 BYE

Green Bay 10-6

Chicago 8-8

Detroit 4-12


    Favre, Green Bay, nuff said. Cannot wait for this
division fight to take flight. Chicago's Urlacher will look to stay
healthy and be a factor in this division yet again. Aaron Rodgers is
supposed to have a better break out year, like a MVP type season. The
hype machine might extraggeted his skills too much to build up Favre's
return to Labeau. Eiher way, it's on the top games to watch coming into
this year.


NFC South


New Orleans 12-4 BYE

Atlanta 11-5 WC

Carolina 5-11

Tampa Bay 4-12


    New Orleans will be slightly challenged in this
division by Atlanta. Although they have a great chance of sweeping all
games in this division, I see a victory for the Falcons against the
Saints, at least one. Matt Ryan, Matty Ice when his arm is finding the
right receiver down the field. Thats the story of this division. Matt
Ryan and Drew Brees and Reggie Bush. The Saints out on a show Thursday,
look for that to continue through the playoffs.


Wild Card Weekend




San Diego at New England


Tennessee at Indianapolis



San Fransisco at New York Giants

Dallas at Atlanta

Divisional Round




San Diego at Baltimore


Indianapolis at New York


Dallas at Minnesota

New York Giants at New Orleans


Conference Championship




Baltimore at Indianapolis



Minnesota at New Orleans


Super Bowl


Indianapolis 31 V Minnesota 28


I know I predicted this same match up last year. Ya, I'm doubling up on
a epic match up of two epic quarterbacks. Favre was brilliant through
his career but will only find this Super Bowl loss more devastating
than last years interception in the NFC championship, But hey thats
football. Vikings fans will be devastated as Favre walks away from
football as NFC champ but one game short of his goal, On the other side
the Manning legacy continues to grow and last years lost in the Super
Bowl will seem like ancient history. It's a long way until then, We'll
be watching with great intrigue, passion and interest. Here's to a
great fall and new year.