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We’re starting to get a little separation on the Playoffs Contest leaderboard (or not)! I also have finally determined what the big prize for the winner will be. At RibFest, ON MARCH 8TH, I will buy your dinner. You’re on your own for drinks but the ribs are on me. If you live too far away or are busy during RibFest, please don’t win this contest or we can come up with something else at a later date. The standings (with 3 to play):
6-2: SMART SEAL
5-3: Grumpy, Larry, JSaul, Mr. Ace, NC Nate, Jeff, Prime, Damman, and Andrew B
4-4: G$, Cakes/Dut (they are combining forces since each missed a week plus they are faggots together), Randall Stevens, Buke, and Drew
3-5: MUDawg, Ide (Turd), and J From JBeanie
The Super Bowl will be worth double. Why? Why the fuck not? If you think I made an error in the scoring (possible), let me know and I’ll take a look at it. Let’s make our picks.
New England @ Denver -5.5
Not much has been made of this game all week outside of EVERYTHING. Christ, the media overkill for Peyton/Brady XV is as cray cray as ever. Granted, these two guys deserve all the accolades and are unanimous hall of famers but it still comes off as a bit much. I’m looking forward to the NFC game way more. As we all remember, the Patriots won earlier this season with a dramatic second half comeback. Can it happen again? Never discount how lame John Fox and Peyton are in January. New England probably has to take a similar gameplan into Denver that they had against Indy meaning that they SHOULD try to run the shit out of the ball again and keep the other offense off the field. So, basically, this game boils down to Blunt and Ridley combining to be the MVP. That’s some risky business. Talib should do a good job on D.Thomas but the other weapons could run wild. I know that I’m going to regret this but I’m making the call anyway since the weather is supposed to be mild. Denver 30, New England 20.
San Francisco @ Seattle -3.5
The best sub-plot leading up to this slobber-knocker is that Jimmy BRAH likes to buy $8 khaki pants at Wal-Mart. Talk about LOLZ! This is my kind of game. These teams absolutely hate each other. The coaches despise each other. The fans want to murder the other. But Kaep is cool with it because "he's the man, he's the man, he's the maaaaaan". This is going to be terrific. Again, the weather should not be a factor which is nice. Kaepernick has been downright dreadful in his starts up there thus far which is concerning but you can’t deny that the 49ers are playing better than any of the other teams still going. That’s big. Hot teams usually ride the momentum to Super Sunday. The Seahawks look ordinary on offense now outside of Lynch. He’s going to need another monster game. Not to get anyone’s hopes up, but I’m starting to form a rough outline for the next BRAHs post so hold onto your butts for that (this sentence doesn't fit into this paragraph AT ALL BTW). It’s hard to bet against The 12th Man but it’s even harder to pick against a coach who loves falling prices. I’m picking my BRAH. San Francisco 23, Seattle 20.
On Monday, I said that I was leaning NE and SEA and now I’m betting against both. Makes sense. I also like the unders in both of these contests. Enjoy the games on Sunday, folks, because the NFL is sort of giving us THREE Super Bowls this year and that is just the best. I like Denver and San Francisco for NYC in two weeks. Let’s see what winners like Seal think. OBVZ, we’re going spread picks here but give your winners as well.