Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 4

Week 3 was so-so for me, as I finished at 8-8 to drop my overall percentage to 52%. I did correctly pick 2 upsets out of 3 (Denver and Atlanta), which brings me to .500 at 4-4. Unfortunately my Pick of the Week, Arizona, shit the bed against Buffalo and lost on the road. I should have listened to my own advice of not picking a road favorite as the PotW, but I didn't. Now 2-1 on the season.

Losses: Houston couldn't even put up a point at New England, Tennessee couldn't win at home against Oakland, as mentioned earlier Arizona lost to Buffalo, Jacksonville couldn't quite pull off the home upset versus Baltimore, the New York Giants lost a back and forth game to road Washington, Minnesota's defense shut down Carolina, Los Angeles finally scored a TD and beat Tampa Bay on the road, and Philadelphia absolutely destroyed Pittsburgh (I'm OK with this incorrect pick).

Week 4 sees the start of the bye weeks:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 3

I finished Week 2 at a respectable 10-6. That at least puts me over .500 for the year. I am 2-0 in my Picks of the Week, thanks to Carolina handily defeating San Francisco. I was 1-1 in upset picks (No thanks to Jacksonville, but thanks Philly!), which brings my season total to 2 for 5.

Losses included a Tennessee upset over Detroit, Dallas on the road over Washington, Seattle failing to score a TD in Los Angeles, Oakland being upset at home by Atlanta, and Jacksonville and Green Bay unable to pull off road wins at San Diego and Minnesota respectively.

Week 3 picks ahead!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 2

Making picks for Week 1 of any season is difficult (with so much about the teams unknown), but it proved especially hard in 2016. Most of the games were basically coin tosses in my opinion, and even the "easy" picks barely panned out. Brutal. Hopefully Week 2 will be a bit easier.

Friday, September 9, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 1

I'm back with what will be my fifth (!) year of NFL picks. I ended up picking nearly 63% of last year's games correctly, down a bit from 68% in 2014. Click the "NFL Picks" tag below to see my past picks. I'll once again attempt to pick at 70% or better this year...

I had a great playoff run last season, finishing 9-2 (82%) despite an incorrect Super Bowl 50 pick. It was my best playoffs in terms of correct predictions, though there is still room for improvement.

For those new to my picks, or those that need a refresher:
  • Winners will be bolded
  • Upsets will be italicized
  • *Pick of the Week* will be offset by asterisks
  • Picks will be made straight up, though upsets are determined by the spread
  • Upsets determined from SportsLine
On to the Week 1 picks for the 2016 NFL season!

Thursday, 8:30pm
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos
Sunday, 1pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Bears at Houston Texans
Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, 4pm
Miami Dolphins at *Seattle Seahawks*
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 8:30pm
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals
Monday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins (7:10pm)
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers (10:20pm)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd remake a Styx music video shot for shot

And when I say shot for shot, I mean it. In all its cheesy 80s glory, Fallon and Rudd perfectly capture "Too Much Time on My Hands" from Styx. The worst part is that they only cover the first half of the song.

Watch it here.

Here's the original for comparison.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ECTO COOLER IS COMING BACK!

Call me nostalgic, but I had to break my non-posting slump for this.

Hi-C Ecto Cooler

Hi-C is bringing back Ecto Cooler, the amazing Ghostbusters themed citrus flavored/green colored drink. It last debuted in 1987 and was discontinued in 2001; since then it has seen many people attempting to replicate the elixir (pretty sure I've posted a recipe on here).

It will come back on May 30th to promote the new Ghostbusters movie, and you can follow the action at Ecto.cool before it is released. Apparently the cans will be similar to Coors Light's blue Rocky Mountains, and slime will turn green when cold.

Via

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Walking Dead Season 6 Part 1: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

I've been politely asked about a dozen times (you know who you are) to do a post on the latest season of AMC's The Walking Dead. I initially couldn't think of a good idea, but eventually decided to write about the first half of season 6. I've read all the comics to date (they are at issue #151), and I feel that I can apply that knowledge to what may or may not happen in the second half of season 6. Let's start with a look back at the first half:

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl L Pick

Yes, I'm still calling it Super Bowl L and ignoring the fact they're now calling it Super Bowl 50. So, Super Bowl Large it is! Like the last 2 games, this one comes down to the #1 seeds with the Carolina Panthers representing the NFC and the Denver Broncos representing the AFC. The game will be played in San Francisco this year.

After last week's Conference Championships, I solidified my best playoff record thus far. I did so by correctly picking Denver to upset New England, and Carolina to take care of Arizona. That makes me 9-1 overall, and 2-1 in playoff upset picks. Denver is a 5.5 point underdog on game day, and I'd bet on them with that spread. But will I pick them straight up?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

2015 NFL Picks for Conference Championships

I was close to staying perfect for the playoffs, but got fancy and picked Kansas City to upset New England. Still, I went 3-1 during the Divisional Round, improving my playoff record to 7-1 (1-1 upsets). I'm on pace for my best playoff record thus far, which would best last year's 8-3. On to the Conference Championship picks!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2015 NFL Picks for Divisional Round

Sorry this is late, but I was in Mexico and then moving. Sue me! A more in depth post should be coming soon, but I was 4-0 last week for the first time ever.

I picked all the away teams for Wild Card Weekend, of which only one (Green Bay) was an upset. It paid off though, as all 4 picks resulted in wins. Let's see if I can keep this going:

Saturday
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

Upset pick as of 1/16 4:25pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 12-4
Week 4: 11-4
Week 5: 9-5
Week 6: 11-3
Week 7: 8-6
Week 8: 9-5
Week 9: 9-4
Week 10: 7-7
Week 11: 9-5
Week 12: 10-6
Week 13: 10-6
Week 14: 10-6
Week 15: 11-5
Week 16: 10-6
Week 17: 8-8
Season: 161-95 (62.9%)

Wild Card: 4-0
Playoffs: 4-0 (100%)