|Happy birthday, Drew!|
6-2: The Iceman, Jeff
5-3: Drew, Dut, mdrgolf
4-4: Grumpy, Naptown Wolverine, Tony B
2-6: G$, Mr. Ace (Jesus, we need to step up...feel the power of HOKEAMANIA)
On with the games and I've included a link that made me laugh when I read/saw it this week. And I'm a pretty crotchety guy so you know it's hilarious.
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh (-3.5) O/U 37
You know, I've said more than once that I hate it when these two teams face each other during the season. But during the playoffs, I am completely cool with it for some reason. Here's the thing: there are so many objectionable parts of each of these organizations that it's really hard to root for someone here unless you are a fan of one of the teams. I guess I can root for injuries but then again, I don't want the winner to lose to the Patriots next weekend. Man, this is hard. I love that the line got up over 3 here. This is what is going to happen: the Ravens will be up 16-14 going into the last play of the game...a 45 yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. He may not burn the Steelers now, BUT HE WILL. That being said, take the points and don't even worry about this slugfest going over. Oh and he's going to miss it because that is what he does. Ravens 16-14.
*Columnist apologizes for making fun of Frank Beamer's face.
Green Bay @ Atlanta -1.5 O/U 45.5
In my opinion, this is the best game of the weekend just because it should be played in the 20's with two of the best young quarterbacks. Go ahead and look at Green Bay's roster. They have about 40 guys from the MAC. Now that is some quality scouting right there! This line started at ATL -3 which shows that the world loves the Packers in this game. And they should. GB should have won the game down there in the dome earlier this season. Honestly, I'm getting a "2005 Steelers" vibe from the Pack with a 6 seed winning three road games on the way to the Super Bowl. And I liked the Falcons a lot more at home before the Saints beat them there. I'll take the points that I don't think I will need and go with the over. Packers 28-24.
*You will never see anyone wearing this.
Seattle @ Chicago (-9.5) O/U 40
I have no fucking clue what to think about either of these two teams. Both have looked fucking AWFUL at times this season. The Seahawks looked competent and dare I say "good" last weekend. But when they lose, they get slaughtered. The weather is supposed to be horrible--well, at least it will be freezing ass cold--and that should worry the shit out of Bears fans when it comes to their quarterback not throwing a bunch of picks. So here is what I'm going with: the hot hand. I don't know if the Seahawks can win in Chicago in January, but I know that they know that they can beat the Bears. I wish that this line would get back to 10, but I'll still pick the Seahawks to lose, play it close though, and keep it under. Bears 20-17.
*Kelsey Grammar a transvestite?
New York Jets @ New England (-9) O/U 45
I have lost so much fucking money betting against the Jets on the road in the playoffs over the last two years. 0-4. I should just stay away here, but I won't because I'm an idiot. There is one bit of information that I learned this week (a trend, Dut!) that will help me make this prediction and I'm here to help. It has nothing to do with all the smack talk this week or the coaches or the weather or whatever. This is it. Six times in NFL history has a team lost by 28+ to a team during the season and then played them again in the playoffs. The result of the rematch? They ALL lost by double digits again. That is valuable information right there. I have no problem laying 9 and it's the Patriots so give me the over. Patriots 35-17.
*John Travolta leaves family at Christmas for gay sex trip!
Man, I can't wait to leave my family for a gay sex trip (like the one Seal is on right now). Like I said earlier, if you are in central Ohio tonight and looking for a mediocre time, come downtown to wherever Drew tells us to go and celebrate his birthday and another Blue Jackets loss. Enjoy the games this weekend, they are going to be outstanding. Don't worry, Grump, I will be rooting for the Steelers...it's just that this bitch needs to make money.