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2015 NFL Thanksgiving Weekend Preview


I’ll be traveling and will be off the grid during Thanksgiving Weekend.  Therefore, this will be one, quick-ass preview.

Shall we?

Thanksgiving Day’s Games

Lions over Eagles
Panthers over Cowboys
Packers over Bears

Sunday’s Games

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!!!)

Monday’s Game

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…)

2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 11 Edition

NFLBefore I forget, my top 10 NFL teams heading into Thanksgiving Weekend:

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!!!

2015 NFL Week 11 Preview

NFL-LogoGame 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.

Sunday’s Games

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

Monday’s Game

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…)

P.S.  For those of y’all who want to bet on these games (and possibly fare better than me), go to “The Betting Runner” to and knock yourselves out!

2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 10 Edition

NFLLadies and gents, my NFL Top 10 after Week 10:

1) New England Patriots
2) Carolina Panthers
3) Arizona Cardinals
4) Minnesota Vikings
5) Cincinnati Bengals
6) Denver Broncos
7) Green Bay Packers
8) Pittsburgh Steelers
9) Atlanta Falcons
10) Buffalo Bills

I shouldn’t get any arguments from you all this week. Then again, y’all some hatin’ motherfuckers, so there you go…

2015 NFL Week 10 Preview

NFLGame of the Week

New England Patriots at New York Giants.  Could the Giants do it again?  They have beaten the Patriots the last three times they played them.  And the Giants have done so for one simple reason: the y are not afraid of New England.  Coach Tom Coughlin is a tough, crusty old dude who is not afraid of his counterpart Bill Bellicheat.  Eli Manning is not intimidated by Tom Brady.

The only question about the Giants is two-fold: do they have the horses on offense to score enough points and do they have the rough-riders on defense to keep Brady and Gronk at bay?  One paper, they do not.  But guess what, the game is not played on paper.  And you know what else, I am picking a Giants upset.  And I.  Cannot.  Wait.  Giants 24, Patriots 23.

Thursday’s Game

Jets over Bills (I wonder if Geno Smith will be on the field when IK Enemkpali participates in the coin toss…)

Ass-Whooping of the Week

Packers over Lions.  Green Bay lost back-to-back games to two of the best teams in the league.  The woeful Lions coming to Lambeau Field is the best medicine for A-a-ron Rodgers and the Packers.  Look for the Pack to hang damn near close to 40 on the Lions.

Sunday’s Games

Cowboys over Buccaneeers
Panthers over Titans
Rams over Bears
Saints over Redskins
Eagles over Dolphins
Steelers over Browns
Ravens over Jaguars
Raiders over Vikings
Broncos over Chiefs
Seahawks over Cardinals

Monday’s Game

Bengals over Texans (say it with me #WhoDey Nation: “9-0 bitches!!!”)

Record last week: 8-5 (Damn upsets!!!)
Year to date: 90-42 (I’m still cool, but those damn upsets tho…)

2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9 Edition

NFLAfter a rather entertaining Week 9, here are my NFL Top 10 power rankings:

1. New England Patriots
2. Cincinnati Bengals
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Denver Broncos
5. Green Bay Packers
6. Arizona Cardinals
7. Minnesota Vikings‬
8. New York Jets
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Atlanta Falcons

By the way, there were some Falcons fans who attacked me on Facebook last week.  They thought their squad should be ranked higher for some reason.  Where are they now?  Back-to-back loses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at HOME) AND the San Francisco 49ers?  REALLY???

To them I say, “I can’t HEAR YOU!!!!”

Greg Hardy and the Hypocrisy of the NFL – and Fans

Dallas_CowboysGreg Hardy has been causing quite a stir lately.

The Dallas Cowboys defensive end has been a lightning rod of controversy, particularly when the photos of his ex-girlfriend who he abused were published by Deadspin.  If you haven’t looked at the photos (or have the stomach to do so), check them out here.  The photos made me shake my head and wonder aloud, “why in the hell is this negro able to resume his NFL career?”

Why is Hardy able to still play in the NFL?  And why in the hell did Cowboys owner Jerry Jones call his ass “a leader”?

The answer is simple: the dude can play.  Hardy is still one of the better defensive ends in the NFL and, as a result, was able to land a job with one of the glamour franchises in all of sports.

Remember the outrage former NFL player Ray Rice garnered (and rightfully so) for knocking the hell out of his then-fiancee/now-wife?  There is a reason why Rice is still out of the NFL: he is not the same productive running back that he was long before that incident.  The ironic thing is that Rice has been more remorseful and vocal on domestic violence issues.

It’s the unfortunate fact of life: if someone has a God-given skill, he/she will almost always get second, third and sometimes fourth chances in life.

Now the question is should Hardy be cut and banned from the NFL for good?

What’s the point of the Cowboys getting onto their collective high horse and cutting Hardy after the pictures came out?  I mean, what has changed since Hardy missed all of the 2014 season and was suspended originally for 10 games this season?  Did they bother to read the report which went into more detail of what happened with Hardy and his ex-girlfriend?

To me, the report was more damning than the actual pictures.  And sure, we are a more visual society if anything (and the fact most of us are too damn lazy to read), but still.

One more thing: the Cowboys and the NFL DID read the report and looked at the pictures.  The NFL suspended him, but Jones and the Cowboys signed Hardy anyway.

I guess the only silver lining here is that this makes the Cowboys look bad.  VERY bad.  And the funny thing is the Cowboys would look even worse if they cut Hardy right now.

As for the fans, they have gone “cray-cray” over Hardy as well.

It’s funny – and predictable – to see the fans’ reaction to all of this.  I have been conversing with two Cowboys fans, one a friendly college acquaintance and another a good friend (and good guys to boot), on Facebook over Hardy’s transgressions.  Both blamed the media and sports pundits for taking on an issue they felt had little knowledge to debate in the court of public opinion.

As nonsensical as that sounds, several more Cowboys fans have expressed similar sentiments.  It’s as if none of them bothered to read the police report that was used to convict Hardy the first time around before he paid off his ex not to testify at his appeal hearing.

Let’s be real about something, they are not the only fans who have defended athletes on their favorite teams who were punished for similar disgusting acts.

A plethora of Baltimore Ravens fans supported Rice before the video of him knocking out his now-wife surfaced.  Several San Francisco Giants fans defended alleged steroid cheat Barry Bonds, some of them went as far as calling Bonds “the REAL home run king”.  Fans of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers defended Ben Roethlisberger after the SECOND sexual assault charges were levied against him.  And we cannot forget what’s been happening in New England over Tom Brady’s role in #DeflateGate.

Here’s another fact of life: as long as that player is on someone’s favorite team, that fan more often than not will support said player and give him/her the benefit of the doubt.  That’s just the way it is.


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