Friday, October 31, 2014

The final 'Colbert Report' will air December 18th

End of an era!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 9

So-so picking during Week 9, as I finished at 9-6. A lot of games came down to the wire, as you'll see below. My overall percent dropped every so slightly to 66.7% (down from 67%). I had 4 upset picks last week, and was successful on only 1, bringing my season total to 10-12. As an Eagles fan I was happy to see my Pick of the Week, Dallas, lose to Washington. I knew I should have stayed away from a division game, but alas I am 6-2 overall for POTW.

Like I said, I incorrectly picked several games that were decided in the last minutes or even seconds of the game. This included Baltimore losing to Cincinnati by 3, Tampa Bay losing by 6 to Minnesota in OT, Seattle beating Carolina by 4, Philadelphia (unfortunately) falling to Arizona by 4, and finally Washington upsetting Dallas by a field goal in OT. The only other loss for me was the Green Bay/New Orleans game, which kept the Saints in the division race. Let's see if Week 9 has any easier games to pick:

Thursday, 8:30pm
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Sunday, 1pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings**
Jacksonville Jaguars at *Cincinnati Bengals*
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 8:30pm
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday, 8:30pm
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants

Byes
Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 10/30 7pm

**no favorite

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Week 6: 13-1-1
Week 7: 11-4
Week 8: 9-6
Season: 80-40-1 (66.7%)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Magic Bush

NEW YORK, October 27, 2014 – Graphic video from an unknown drone is uploaded on the internet on an all-new episode of South Park titled “The Magic Bush,” premiering Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Cartman and Butters get their hands on a drone and can’t resist the urge to take it for a spin around the neighborhood.



SPS

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 8

Compared to last week, this week was a let down at 11-4. Realistically I'm not going to go 13-1-1 every week, so 11-4 is pretty good if you ask me. After finishing 5-8 week 4, I have at least 11 correct picks in each of the last 3 weeks with a 35-9-1 record. That's good for 78%, and has helped in raising my overall percentage to 67%. I had no upset picks last week, but did correctly choose the winner (barely) for my pick of the week. I remain at an even 9-9 in upset picks and improve to 6-1 for picks of the week. Let's look at where I went wrong before picking Week 8's games.

I can't figure Cleveland out this year, as they look good at times but then lose to (previously) winless Jacksonville. Even if I had picked upsets I would not have picked Jacksonville, nor would I have picked St. Louis to beat Seattle. I highly doubt anybody had that game correctly picked. Chicago can't seem to win at home, and fell flat against Miami. Finally, Kansas City upset San Diego on the road, but that wasn't a huge surprise in my opinion.

Thursday, 8:30pm
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos
Sunday, 1pm
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens** at Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, 8:30pm
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
Monday, 8:30pm
Washington Redskins at *Dallas Cowboys*

Byes
New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 10/23 1:30pm

**no favorite

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Week 6: 13-1-1
Week 7: 11-4
Season: 71-34-1 (67%)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Download 'Push' from "Lourde"

By "Lourde" of course I mean Randy Marsh. Since there's no new South Park this week, download the song "Push" from the episode 2 weeks ago instead!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Can people settle down about the Cowboys?

They have yet to beat a team with a current winning record. The combined winning % of their opponents is 39% (15-23). For reference, the Eagles opponents' is 38% (13-21), and they have beaten a current winning team (Colts). Also, both teams lost against the 49ers (4-3).

Let's wait until Thanksgiving, yeah?