Ladies and gents, I give you my NFL Top 10 heading into week 13. By the way, there are a lot of changes near the bottom of my rankings…
1) Carolina Panthers
2) New England Patriots
3) Denver Broncos
4) Arizona Cardinals
5) Cincinnati Bengals
6) Minnesota Vikings
7) Seattle Seahawks
8) Kansas City Chiefs
9) New York Jets
10) Houston Texans
Memo to Colts fans: my ass is not sold! Win in Pittsburgh and MAYBE Indy will get the love it deserves. So for now, quit your bitchin’.
Please and thank you…
Even though the story was the inevitable, I still cannot believe I am about to type the following sentence.
Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of this season.
Now for those of you who know me, y’all know that I am not the biggest Kobe fan. I blame him for breaking up what would have been – and should have been – a dynasty. I still believe that Kobe ran Shaq out of LA because he wanted to be the man.
I think that stars did not want to come to LA as free agents because they didn’t want to put up with Kobe’s act on the court. Hell, he even calls himself a loner who doesn’t value friendships over titles.
Having said all of that, I respect the hell out of Kobe’s talent. He is easily among the top five players in NBA history. If I had a “top five” (think Chris Rock), it would look like this:
- Magic Johnson
- Michael Jordan
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Kobe Bryant
- Larry Bird
Now I know a lot of y’all will hate on my all-time NBA top five, but when I decide to give a damn, I’ll let y’all know.
At any rate, while I will concede that Kobe is among the greats, it pains me to see him go out this way. I know that Father Time (and sex) is undefeated and untied, injuries really took a toll on Kobe’s game. He has been a shell of himself this season, having the worst shooting percentage of his career.
It’s even worse that his Lakers suck royally this season, and it will be years before things get A LITTLE better. I blame Jim Buss, and to a certain extent Jeannie Buss for not firing her brother.
Jim has literally run this once-proud Lakers franchise into the ground. Hell, as much as I hate the Lakers (I’m a Knicks fan), the NBA is much better when the Lakers are good.
As for me, I choose to remember the Kobe Bryant of yesteryear in all of his greatness. Kobe Bean Bryant: man.
We at “The Klown Times” would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to eat lots of good food, watch copious amounts of football, and let that “i-tis” set in REEEEEEAL good.
Oh, and a quick shout-out to #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies. Friggin’ hilarious…
I’ll be traveling and will be off the grid during Thanksgiving Weekend. Therefore, this will be one, quick-ass preview.
Thanksgiving Day’s Games
Lions over Eagles
Panthers over Cowboys
Packers over Bears
Raiders over Titans
Chiefs over Bills
Colts over Buccaneers
Giants over Redskins
Texans over Saints
Vikings over Falcons
Bengals over Rams
Chargers over Jaguars
Jets over Dolphins
Cardinals over 49ers
Seahawks over Steelers (prove me wrong boys!)
Broncos over Patriots (“upset special” baby!!!)
Ravens over Browns (talk about one sorry-ass prime time matchup)
Record last week: 8-6 (Better, but damn those upsets…)
Year to date: 100-60 (Survived the upsets, but I’m still good…)
1) New England Patriots
2) Carolina Panthers
3) Arizona Cardinals
4) Denver Broncos
5) Cincinnati Bengals
6) Green Bay Packers
7) Pittsburgh Steelers
8) Minnesota Vikings
9) Seattle Seahawks
10) New York Giants
Let the pre-Thanksgiving hate begin!!!
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Game of the Week
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings. This looks like a changing of the guard game. Kinda like on The Wire when Avon Barksdale passed the torch to Milo Stansfield.
At any rate, the Packers are sucking right now. I don’t know if A-a-ron Rodgers and the crew hit bottom against the Lions, but I don’t think they will get it back in time for the Minnesota game. Look for the Vikings to take the next step in becoming the new “Kings of the North” (long live Game of Thrones)… Vikings 20, Packers 16.
“I Ran Out of F$%#* to Give” Game of the Week
Jaguars over Titans. Make no mistake, there are no winners in this game. Hell the ultimate losers are the fans who pay to watch this crappy game.
Raiders over Lions
Falcons over Colts
Jets over Texans
Eagles over Buccaneers
Bears over Broncos
Ravens over Rams
Cowboys over Dolphins
Panthers over Redskins
Chiefs over Chargers
Seahawks over 49ers
Cardinals over Bengals
Patriots over Bills
Record last week: 2-12 (Last. Week. Was. So. Bad…)
Year to date: 92-54 (Damn, those upsets kicked my ass – but I’m still good…)
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