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I am a female football fraud. By the end of the 2010 season, I plan to go from a talker to a knower and crush the game predicting competition. Why do I call myself a fraud? Click here to find out!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week 3 Predictions (updated)

Let's see how well I do picking this weeks winners:

49ers (so close, so due)

Lions (ditto)

Patriots (damn it)

Saints (I really hope they win this week. That city has been through so much.)

Giants (sentimental choice)

Buccaneers (home-field advantage)

Panthers (I believe in Clausen at least beating the spread)

Ravens (the original Browns, sort of)

Texans (on my Top 5 superbowl contenders)

Redskins (no contest)

Eagles (even I want to watch Vick)

Colts (the fire is back)

Cardinals (going with the line on this one)

Seahawks (going against the line on this one)

Dolphins (wishful thinking but still a possibility)

Bears (because I feel like it . . . and I feel compelled to moderate the fever of the Packer fans I will be sharing wings with)


Correct Pick:
Ravens (no surprise)
Patriots (rough win)
Colts (no big prize for calling this one)
Seahawks (phew)
Cardinals (close call)
Eagles (Vic - credit where credit is due)

Bad Pick:
Giants ("sigh")
Saints (I admit, I am really happy on that one - awesome game)
Lions (500 TDs - way to go BF)
Texans (also slightly happy)
Buckaneers (maybe the Steelers don't need Big Ben to come back?)
Panthers (I knew it was a long shot)
49ers (surprised they got that spanked!)
Redskins (apparently it was no contest for the Rams)
Dolphins (ugggg! Well, it was a wishful thinking pick)

7:9. Wow - that was bad!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Watching Monday Night Football . . .

. . . and WWE Monday night Raw (man things have gone downhill since they stopped 'roiding), I am hoping the presence of Jerry Rice will help a San Francisco win at home. Actually, I am hoping for the kinds of wins where no one in the playoffs last year will be in the playoffs this year! Unfortunately, I have already had several disappointments in the past 2 weeks, and some of them I am feeling really conflicted about.

Patriots/Jets: Okay, sit down, I actually wanted them to beat the Jets yesterday. Sort of. I was so conflicted. On one hand, the Jets winning would mean each lost a game, on the other, I am doubly irritated over the reaction of the sports-talk media to the reporter incident last week. Is it too much to ask that we retire the "she was asking for it" and "boys will be boys" cliches that are used as an excuse for unprofessional behavior? But I begrudgingly admit that the Jets did get some horrible calls that Ryan got repealed - he may be a bombastic pompous ass, but he does back his team. And Tom Brady's hair is stupid. What the heck happened to them after the first quarter? I was ready for 2 hours of back-and-forth domination, but it fizzled out.

Cowboys: They used the be the team I hated more than anything, but Tony Romo grew on me last season and I am a little bummed they are 0-2. Someday I will see a game in the new stadium.

Lions: So close, but no dice.

Redskins: I declared myself a fan when the Eagles traded out McNabb, and I was thrilled with their week-one win. They gave it a great go against the Texans this week, a team that I think is going to dominate.

Manning vs Manning: Another conflict. As a lifelong Giants fan, of course I was rooting for them, but I was happy Indy pulled them out of the shame of a beating last week by the Texans. I just wish they could have done it in a little less of a smackdown.

Eagles: Okay, I have mentioned more than once I feel Vick is a scumbag, but he is exciting to watch, especially since he got his legs back.

Favre: Favre.

There are a lot of potential bright-spots this weekend, and I plan on expounding on those later this week.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fantasy Draft - Mmmm, Wings

Despite my husband's insistance that I would be great at fantasy football, my doctoral studies put a crimp in adding extracirrucular activites. However, I am not able to resist a trip to BW3s, so I loaded up some reading and went with him to the neighorborhood draft party.

The look of restrained panic on the guys' faces when we walked over the the draft table was adorable. It was as if they were thinking "Oh no - she is going to ask a bunch of dumb questions and try to talk about shoes or fashion or some other wifey topic!" Sensing I would harsh their man-time-mellow, not to mention hubs was giving me that 13-year-old-with-his-mother-out-in-public look, I high tailed it over to the bar where I watched 2 college games and a Yankees matchup, was given a double order of wings "by accident" (wink from the server), finished 2 chapters of epidemiology, and had a lovely chat with the other folks at the bar.

For the record, I found this entire thing amusing - I routinely kick him out of ladies night so I figure it is fair payback if I really wanted to care. Which I don't.

The rest of preseason has been a bit of a yawn. Brett Favre is back and that is just ducky, but I just hope he actually makes it to the end of the season. Or September. Tebow was sent a clear message when Orton was given a totally unnecessary 1-year contract that he was not the number one guy, and I feel that is good to keep his ego in check and his practice strong. Revis is still holding out and I think that is awesome. The Jets cutting people to try and broker a deal with him is malicious and calculated scapegoating - I hope he calls them out on it and gets bought by cornerback-short Dallas. Chad 8-5 scored some coolness points by admitting his ear-bling is from Claires rather than have 100K shoved in his lobes - this is a guy who is keeping his money. And Big Ben gets 6 game suspension reduced to 4 as promised for "good" behavior - but with all of this time about to be on his hands, I can't help but wonder what drama is forthcoming.

T-4 days!