Thursday, November 26, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 12

Happy Thanksgiving football fans! The NFL is serving up a full plate of 3 games today, so there will be plenty of football to watch.

As for Week 11, I ended up at 9-5, as I just can't seem to reach double digits lately. The bye weeks are over though, so hopefully I can change that this week. Overall, my percentage stayed virtually the same, though I excelled in my upset picks (3-1) to improve to 13-8 on the year. I was back on the right track with my Pick of the Week (Seattle) to reach 8-3 on the year.

Miami lost to Dallas (no favorite), Philadelphia got crushed by underdog Tampa Bay (seriously, WTF is wrong with this team), Indianapolis upset Atlanta, Oakland failed to beat Detroit, and San Diego was nowhere near pulling up the upset against Kansas City. Week 12 picks after the jump!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 11

I finished an even 7-7 for Week 10, which isn't terrible considering there were a whopping 9 upsets out of the 14 games. Nobody in their right mind would pick that many upsets. However, I was a ridiculous 3-0 in my upset picks to improve to 10-7 on the year. My POTW shit the bed again, as I fell to an abysmal 7-3 on the year. Overall I saw my percentage drop from 65.2% to 63.7%.

All the games I lost ended up being upsets where the away team won, aside from Washington at home over New Orleans in which there was no favorite: Buffalo over New York Jets, Detroit over Green Bay (my pick of the week), Miami over Philadelphia (What. The. Fuck.), Chicago over St. Louis, Kansas City over Denver, and Houston over previously undefeated Cincinnati. I'm ready to put this week behind me. And the Eagles season if they lose this week...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 10

9-4 was the result of Week 9's picks, improving me slightly to 65% overall. I started off strong, with a correct PotW (Cincinnati) in the Thursday night game to reach 7-2 on the season. I was correct in my only upset pick (undefeated Carolina at home somehow), which improves my record to 9-7.

I would have been better off picking a few more upsets, as New Orleans lost to Tennessee at home, Atlanta continued their slide in San Francisco, Denver was handed their first lost by Indianapolis, and San Diego couldn't handle Chicago at home. Week 10 picks after the jump...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

'The Walking Dead' casts its next villain

I'm very fucking excited for this, though this character's introduction comes a but earlier than expected. This should also have a huge implication on Glenn's apparent death. I'll say more later.

Major comic spoilers! Please don't click unless you're ok with being spoiled!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 9

I finished Week 8 at 9-5, essentially maintaining my overall percentage at 64.7%. My Pick of the Week (now 6-2) came through in OT, which was one several OT games this week. I managed to split my 2 upset picks, to remain above .500 at 8-7.

Losses included Chicago losing at home to Minnesota, Tampa Bay upsetting Atlanta, Baltimore hanging on to beat San Diego, Pittsburgh losing to undefeated Cincinnati, and Green Bay getting demolished by Denver. On to Week 9:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 8

Meh. So-so picks for Week 7, finishing 8-6 despite seeming worse than that. My overall percentage dipped a bit to 64.8%, so I am still off from my 70% goal. Unfortunately San Diego could not live up to my Pick of the Week, as I already have my second loss at 5-2 for the year. 0-2 for upset picks, down to 7-6 on the year.

Buffalo lost in London to Jacksonville, New Orleans upset the disappointing Indianapolis on the road, Pittsburgh was unable to upset Kansas City, Detroit lost at home to Minnesota, San Diego couldn't stay hot at home against Oakland, and I continue to incorrectly pick Philadelphia as they lost to Carolina. Hopefully Week 8 will be better:

Thursday, 8:30pm

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Sunday, 9:30am (London)

Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, 1pm

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens

New York Giants at New Orleans Saints

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday, 4pm

New York Jets at Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 8:30pm

Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos

Monday, 8:30pm

Indianapolis Colts at *Carolina Panthers*

Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 10/29, 8:15pm

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
Season: 68-37 (64.8%)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 7

11-3! That's what I finished last week, and even I was surprised at some of the picks looking back (Pittsburgh, San Fran). My overall % raised by about 2.3 to 66%. My PotW was correct, as Green Bay barely hung on to beat San Diego. Both my upset picks (Miami, San Francisco) were right, and I improved to be 7-4 for the year. Oh, and I correctly picked Philadelphia for the first time all year!

My only incorrect picks were choosing Atlanta over New Orleans, Jacksonville vs Houston, and Seattle at home against Carolina. Now to keep the good times going (hopefully) with my Week 7 picks:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

'Back to the Future' Day has finally arrived!

Hope everyone enjoyed 'Back to the Future' Day today, which celebrated the date Marty and Doc traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. Figured I'd post some of the cooler stuff I came across today:

How accurate was the technology depicted in BttF?

Michael J. Fox received the first pair of self lacing Nike Air Mags

An honest trailer for 'Back to the Future'

A special message from Doc Brown

Oh, and Pepsi Perfect is real! It already sold out today, but they are releasing more on November 3rd.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 6

Another good week of picks during Week 5, as I finished 9-5. Overall, my percentage essentially remained the same, only improving by 0.1% to 63.6%. I correctly chose Denver as my PotW, and improved to 4-1 on the season. Of my 3 upset picks, I only correctly chose Indianapolis; I remain above .500 at 5-4 for the season. As a side note, I continue not being able to pick the Eagles correctly, as I am now 0-5 for the season.

For my incorrect picks, most of which were close: Baltimore blew it against Cleveland by 3, Chicago upset Kansas City by 1, Cincinnati came back at home against Seattle by 3, New Orleans was blown out by Philadelphia by 22 (Glad to be wrong about this one, and it wasn't even that close), and Pittsburgh won by 4 with a last second TD over San Diego. Aside from the NO/PHI game, the margin of victory was only 2.75 points. Close calls, but losses nonetheless.  Moving onto Week 6:

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

Byes: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay

*Pick of the Week* (Note: I usually try to pick a different team every week, but I can't help it with these matchups)

Upset picks as of 10/15, 7:45pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 12-4
Week 4: 11-4
Week 5: 9-5
Season: 49-28 (63.6%)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 5

Week 4 had me finishing at a very good 11-4, and improving by 3% to 63.5%. I had no upset picks, so I remain at 4-2 after the first quarter of the season. Seattle just pulled out a win over Detroit, to improve me to 3-1 for PotW.

Losses were picking Oakland at Chicago, Philadelphia at Washington (ugh), Buffalo at home against the New York Giants, and Arizona at home vs. St. Louis. On to Week 5 after the jump.