Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 17

And so we've reached the final week of the 2014 regular season. I ended up with an OK record for Week 16, finishing 10-6 due to a lot of non-competitive games. I would need to be perfect this week to reach my goal of 70% for the season, so I don't think that's going to happen. I did fare well for upset picks however, going 2 for 3 to bring my season total to 19 and 16. Unless I go crazy and pick 4 incorrect upsets this week, I will finish at .500 or better for the season. That's a vast improvement from last year, when I was terrible. I correctly picked Green Bay for my Pick of the Week, and improved to 14-2 for the season.

Well, there were 2 games I lost this week because I really wanted the Eagles to make the playoffs. The first was Philadelphia losing to Washington at home, which was just painful to watch. The second was picking Indianapolis (who had nothing to play for) to beat Dallas on the road. Oops. I was truly surprised that Baltimore could not beat Houston, and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well Houston has played this year to stay in the playoff race. Other losses included St. Louis at home against the New York Giants, Buffalo at Oakland, and Denver at Cincinnati. On to Week 17!

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

*Pick of the Week*
upset picks as of 12/28 12:00pm

**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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Week 13: 11-5
Week 14: 9-7
Week 15: 14-2
Week 16: 10-6
Season: 163-76 (68%)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 16

I certainly made things much easier on myself to reach my goal of 70% on the season after last week, as I only lost 2 games to go 14-2. It raised my overall percentage back to 68%, and gives me a chance to get 26 more correct picks over the last 2 weeks. I was correct in picking my only upset pick of the week (Arizona over St. Louis) and also my Pick of the Week (Baltimore over Jacksonville). I gave myself a cushion for upset picks (17-15 on the season) and improved to 13-2 for PotW.

I only lost 2 matchups this week, and 1 was certainly not picked by many. Green Bay lost in an upset to Buffalo, and unfortunately Dallas beat Philadelphia on the road. On to Week 16:

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

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 12/18 8:15pm

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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Week 13: 11-5
Week 14: 9-7
Week 15: 14-2
Season: 153-70 (68%)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 15

Pretty terrible week last week, finishing 9-7. My overall percentage dropped a point to 67%. I will now need 40 wins over the next 3 weeks to reach my goal of 70% correct for the season. I did manage to correctly pick my Pick of the Week (Green Bay) and was right in my only upset pick (Seattle). Records on those picks are 12-2 and 16-15 respectively, as I am finally above .500 for the season again for upset picks.

I had some bad luck last week, but also some terrible picks. I dropped the first of 2 games with no favorite, as I incorrectly picked Tennessee to win at home over the New York Giants. Once again I cannot predict how Pittsburgh will play with any accuracy, as they easily beat Cincinnati on the road after I thought they'd lose. Another team impossible to predict is New Orleans, who apparently forgot they had a game to play against Carolina. I had contemplated switching my pick in the Baltimore-Miami game to the Ravens, but didn't get to a computer before kickoff. I lost the other game with no favorite, with Arizona finding a way to beat Kansas City. San Francisco somehow lost to Oakland in a game that nobody saw coming. And lastly, I really don't know why I picked San Diego over New England, but I got that game wrong too. On to Week 16, which can't be any worse. Right?

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

*Pick of the Week*

upset pick as of 12/11 8:00pm

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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Week 13: 11-5
Week 14: 9-7
Season: 139-68 (67%)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thanks for all the good times J-Roll

Longtime Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers today. While his skills have certainly diminished over the last few seasons, there's no denying that J-Roll was a Philadelphia favorite and an excellent player through his tenure as a Phillie. I wish him all the best in LA, but this is my favorite memory from him:


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#HappyHolograms

1810-preview02NEW YORK, DECEMBER 8, 2014 – Cartmaaan Bra is trending in the season finale of “South Park” titled “#HappyHolograms,” premiering Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Still burning over Ike calling him a Grandpa, Kyle teams up with some heavy hitters in the entertainment industry to create the most extravagant televised Holiday Spectacular ever. He’s sure that this event will be just the thing to bring families together again. Meanwhile, multiple holograms are still on the loose in South Park.



SPS

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 14

I maintained the status quo last week, going 11-5 and keeping my overall percentage at 68%. I barely won my Pick of the Week (Miami), but improved to 11-2 on the year. I managed to win my only upset pick (Philadelphia wasn't favored for some reason) and am back to .500 on the year at 15-15. Keep in mind I finished last year at 22.5% picking upsets, so I'm faring far better this year. Lastly, I misspoke last week when I said I needed 50 correct picks from the remaining 64 games to reach 70% on the year; turns out I was a week off! NOW there are 64 games left in the regular season, and I will need 49 wins to reach that goal.

I ended up picking 2 of 3 Thanksgiving games correctly, as San Francisco failed to show up at home against Seattle. Baltimore also lost at home, but San Diego needed a last minute come back to win. The New York Giants gave Jacksonville their 2nd win of the year, after blowing a 21-0 lead. Pittsburgh only lost by 3 at home to New Orleans, but the game was never that close. Side note: can I just not pick those teams anymore? They're next to impossible to predict! Lastly, Arizona was unable to beat Atlanta on the road but still maintain the #1 seed.

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

*Pick of the Week*

upset pick as of 12/4 6:00pm

**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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Week 13: 11-5
Season: 130-61 (68%)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#REHASH

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 1, 2014 – At 9 years of age, Kyle finds that a new generation is passing him by in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “#REHASH,” premiering Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Kyle can’t figure out why Ike and his friends want to watch people comment on things going on around them rather than experience it for themselves. Meanwhile, the Marsh family needs money after Stan spent it all on freemium games so, Randy is forced to perform live to bring in some cash.



SPS

Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 13

Last week did not start off well for me, as I lost the Thursday night game (as I'm sure everyone else did too). However, I recovered and finished 12-3 for the week with my second best record so far. The 12 correct picks included my Pick of the Week (Indianapolis) and my lone upset pick (Cleveland), and I am 10-2 and 14-15 on the season, respectively. My overall percentage increased a bit to 68%, and I will need to win about 50 of the remaining 64 games to reach my goal of 70% for the season. The bye weeks are no more, so bring on the football!

As I mentioned above, I incorrectly picked Kansas City to beat winless (at the time) Oakland. Can't blame me for that one. I picked Houston at home over Cincinnati in a toss up, so not upset about that one. And I really have to stop picking New Orleans (or anyone from the NFC South) as they were unable to beat Baltimore at home. On to this week's picks, including 3 Thanksgiving Day games!

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

*Pick of the Week*

upset pick as of 11/27 11:15am

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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Season: 119-56-1 (68%)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 12

By the time last Thursday's game was over, I reached 100 wins for the season! However, the rest of the games didn't go quite so well as I finished 8-6 for the week. It dropped my overall mark by a few tenths, but nothing significant. Rounding up a little, I'm still at 67%. I was only 1 of 3 for upsets, which brings that overall tally to 13-15. My Pick of the Week was barely successful, but raised my  record to 9-2.

So let's get this out of the way: Nobody was picking St. Louis over Denver. Don't even try to tell me you did! Washington proved they can't win with any QB, as Tampa Bay beat them for only their 2nd win all year. I picked home underdog Carolina to win, but Atlanta decided to spoil that party late in the game. Houston ended up beating Cleveland, once again proving that Cleveland is impossible to predict. My 5th and final loss from the 1pm games came when New Orleans failed to score more than Cincinnati; 2 more teams I can't figure out. And finally, in my "what was I thinking?!?" upset pick, Arizona beat Detroit at home. And so we come to Week 12, where we will see the last of the by weeks:

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

Byes
Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 11/20 8pm

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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Season: 107-53-1 (67%)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cock Magic

NEW YORK, November 17, 2014 – There are illegal goings-on in the basement of City Wok in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Cock Magic,” premiering Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Kenny excels at playing the game, Magic: The Gathering. He has the boys’ full attention until a new, hard-core activity gets in the way. When Wendy tries to get Stan to pay attention to what she’s doing, she realizes that what he does with his guy friends always comes first.



SPS

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 11

I managed to fare slightly worse than last week, but still increased by overall mark slightly with a 9-4 record for Week 10. It wasn't enough to raise it above 67% overall, but still an improvement. I correctly chose my Pick of the Week (Denver over Oakland) and improved to 8-2 overall. I was 0-1 in my only upset pick of the week, dropping that record below .500 again to 12-13.

I'd have to look back, but this may have been my first Thursday Night Football loss. Shame on me for picking anemic Cincinnati over "are they good?" Cleveland. Again, I lost 2 very close games late, as San Francisco beat New Orleans and Kansas City defeated Buffalo, both on the road. Finally, in a game I'm sure nobody picked correctly, the New York Jets took care of the Pittsburgh Steelers. On to Week 11:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, 1pm
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
Oakland Raiders at *San Diego Chargers*
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, 8:30pm
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 8:30pm
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans

Byes
Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 11/13 2:30pm

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
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Season: 99-47-1 (67%)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grounded Vindaloop

NEW YORK, November 10, 2014 – What’s real is anyone’s guess in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Grounded Vindaloop,” premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Butters is convinced that he’s living in a virtual reality. When he suddenly goes rogue and wreaks havoc at home and all over South Park, everyone struggles to figure out what’s real.



SPS

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 10

I saw a definite improvement during Week 9, as I finished at 10-3 (2nd lowest loss total of the year). It raised my overall percentage a tad to 67%+. After losing last week, I correctly chose my Pick of the Week to improve to 7-2. I only picked 2 upset picks, but was successful in both to bring me back to .500 on the season at 12-12.

While others may had picked Miami over San Diego, nobody would have picked a 37-0 blowout. Oops. I also doubt that anybody picked St. Louis to beat San Francisco, but that's what happened. Finally, I regret not picking New England at home against Denver in a toss-up. On to Week 10:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, 1pm
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
*Denver Broncos* at Oakland Raiders
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 8:30pm
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Monday, 8:30pm
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles

Byes
Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 11/6 7:30pm

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
Week 9: 10-3
Season: 90-43-1 (67%)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Freemium Isn't Free

NEW YORK, November 3, 2014 – The kids in “South Park” are playing the new Terrance and Phillip mobile game on an all-new episode titled “Freemium Isn’t Free,” premiering Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Stan is addicted to the latest app to hit the market. Meanwhile, Terrance and Phillip aren’t feeling so good about the fortune they’re making on their new mobile game.



SPS

Monday, November 3, 2014

Minions!


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?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sorry for the slacking

I've always aimed to post at least once per day here at the B Long Blog, but lately school and life has gotten in the way. So I just wanted to apologize for missing a few more days than usual, but bear with me for a while! I'll be back to normal once I can, but in the meantime you can still expect great content.

Thanks for the understanding, readers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 7

Holy shit, what a week of picks for me! I finished Week 6 at an impressive 13-1-1, easily my best mark since I've started picking every week. I was 1-0 for upset picks (Chicago over Atlanta) and San Diego won (barely) over Oakland as my pick of the week. I am now 9-9 in upset picks (50%) on the season, and 5-1 (83%) in picks of the week. My overall % increased by over 4% to 66%, which is probably my best mark at this point in the season. My only loss was picking Seattle over Dallas, and there was a tie in the Cincinnati/Carolina game (though I did have Cincinnati winning).

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

Byes
Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

*Pick of the Week*

no upset picks as of 10/16 12:45pm

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
Season: 60-30-1 (66%)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eagles vs Giants: Behind the Numbers 2014

I won't lie, I was a bit nervous heading in the Sunday night game last week. The New York Giants had been playing pretty well, winning 3 straight along the way. While the Philadelphia Eagles came into the match-up at 4-1, they had yet to really impress a majority of fans. My, how one game can change all of that! The Eagles dominated the Giants, winning 27-0 in impressive fashion. They will head into the bye week at 5-1, tied with the Dallas Cowboys (surprisingly). Let's look back at the Eagle's first shut out since before Andy Reid was coach:


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Handicar

NEW YORK, October 13, 2014Timmy‘s personal car service takes off on an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Handicar,” premiering Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Timmy’s idea to raise money for the summer camp has everyone in South Park trying out the latest trend in transportation. Timmy’s success makes him a lot of enemies and a bloodbath of epic proportions is on the horizon.



SPS

Friday, October 10, 2014

There's going to be a 'Joe Dirt' 2

From CinemaBlend:
Like a lot of comedies, Joe Dirt didn’t exactly make a fortune when it first hit the box office. In fact, the results were mediocre at best, but thanks to continued airings on cable and the weird rewatchability of the project, it has slowly turned into a cult classic over the years. Today, we got the best evidence of that yet when a sequel was officially announced for the first time.

According to Deadline, Joe Dirt 2 will begin production in November in Louisiana with an eye toward officially releasing on Crackle in 2015. That’s right. Joe Dirt 2 will be released on Crackle, which seems utterly bizarre until you think about it for a few minutes.

The move comes just a few weeks after longtime David Spade buddy Adam Sandler announced he would be releasing four upcoming movies exclusively on Netflix. That’s obviously a little more high profile than Crackle, but the deal likely got the ball rolling in the former SNL star’s mind, especially since Happy Madison will produce Joe Dirt 2. The project has been in-development for years, but as we know, that means nothing until the money is on the table. So, in the end, money from Crackle is better than no money at all.

Crackle is basically a television network on the Internet. The content is completely free, but it is interspersed with commercials in order to generate revenue. As far as we know, that means Joe Dirt 2 will simply get placed on the website whenever it’s finished and consumers will be free to watch it whenever they have time, provided they’re willing to sit through advertisements. It’s obviously not a perfect way to watch movies, but it’s better than a lot of alternatives.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 6

Last week turned out pretty well for me, as I had my best week of 2014 so far. I finished 11-4, good for nearly a 3% increase overall (59% to almost 62%). I was only 1 of 3 for upset picks, which brings that season total to 8-9. I correctly chose Seattle as my pick of the week, and am now 4-1 in that category.

Going over the losses, I could have swapped my upset picks to finish a perfect 15-0. Alas, I did not, and finished with 4 losses. Detroit lost at home to Buffalo on a last second field goal. Chicago seems unpredictable this year, as they lost on the road to Carolina. The New York Giants were able to hold Atlanta to 20 points, and won at home. Finally, New England (a home underdog) and Cincinnati both looked like the opposite teams they were the past few games, as New England demolished Cincinnati. On to Week 6, hoping to continue the trend:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sunday, 1pm
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
Denver Broncos at New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Sunday, 4pm/4:25pm
*San Diego Chargers* at Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, 8:30pm
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Monday, 8:30pm
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

Byes
Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 10/9 5:45pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Season: 47-29 (61.8%)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Eagles vs Rams: Behind the Numbers 2014

So the bad news is that the Philadelphia Eagles almost blew a 27 point lead to the St. Louis Rams. The good news is that they hung on to win 34-28. The game was much closer than it needed to be, but the Eagles offense seemed to shut down towards the end of the 3rd quarter. It's as if they said "we have a 27 point lead, that's good enough. Shut 'er down boys!". Instead of scoring again to ice the game, the Eagles let the Rams score 21 straight points and gave them a chance to win at the end. Let's take a look at the numbers behind the game; I'll try to keep it shorter this week:

*Note: switched avg gain stat. Will be fixed shortly.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Cissy

NEW YORK, October 6, 2014 – The state of one’s gender is in question on an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “The Cissy,” premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Stan is searching for answers about how a person who he’s always known to be one thing could suddenly identify with another. In the meantime, the pressure of holding on to a giant secret is starting to get to Randy.



SPS

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 5

Well, that was a regrettable week of picks! I finished 5-8 for Week 4; there were some close games but also a couple of terrible picks on my part. I was 0 for 3 picking upsets, which now sits at an even 7-7. Overall I am 36-25, dropping 5% to 59% on the season. The silver lining is I correctly picked my Pick of the Week, which I am 3-1 at thus far.

Right off the bat on Thursday I was wrong, as I picked Washington to beat the New York Giants. They had played well against Philadelphia the week prior, but that did not carry over. The other New York team was unable to secure an upset home win against Detroit, as was the case with Chicago losing to Green Bay. I was doing OK during the 1pm games, but then Tampa Bay shocking Pittsburgh ruined that. Honestly, who picked Tampa Bay to win? I can't figure out Atlanta, as they look great one week but awful the next: they lost to Minnesota. Philadelphia was unable to score on offense, and yet still had a chance to win the game versus San Francisco. At least they lost with some dignity, unlike the blowouts of the remaining 2 games. I went back and forth on these games, but eventually incorrectly picked New Orleans over Dallas and New England over Kansas City. Week 5 can't be worse...

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

Byes
Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 10/2 11:45am

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Season: 36-25 (59%)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eagles vs 49ers: Behind the Numbers 2014

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Unfortunately it happened sooner as the Philadelphia Eagles lost for the first time this year, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 26-21. Before the game the Eagles were the best second half team, and the 49ers were the worst second half team. So naturally the Eagles went scoreless after halftime, and the 49ers scored 13 points in their come from behind victory. The Eagles defense played fairly well and special teams accounted for all their points. The offense was anemic, as I'm sure the numbers will support:


Monday, September 29, 2014

Gluten Free Ebola

NEW YORK, September 29, 2014 – The consequences of eating gluten are dire on an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Gluten Free Ebola” premiering Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Mr. Mackey is now gluten free and everyone is annoyed when he won’t quit preaching about how great he feels. But, after witnessing a disturbing demonstration of what happens to your body when you do eat gluten, South Park becomes the first town in America to go gluten free.

No preview available at time of posting.

(SPS)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 4

And so begins the bye weeks! There won't be 16 games a week until much later in the season now, so each pick is weighted more from week to week. I fared pretty well last week, finishing at 11-5 and bringing my overall to nearly 65%. I was 2 for 3 in upset picks, bringing my season total to 7 for 11 (about 64%). Statistically I'm picking upsets just as correctly as the rest of my picks, so I can't really get too mad at that. If anything, I should be picking more upsets; but that is the nature of picking NFL games. Correctly picked New England to beat Oakland for my Pick of the Week, though barely. 2-1 in that department. Before my Week 4 picks, let's go over where I went wrong last week.

Houston looked to be doing pretty well so far this season, so I felt a win against the winless NY Giants was inevitable. WRONG. Green Bay looked great last week, and Detroit looked terrible so naturally Detroit shut down Green Bay for the win. I have no idea what is wrong with San Francisco, but they fell apart on the road against Arizona. Miami looked great week 1, but has yet to play anywhere close to that level the last 2 weeks; meanwhile Kansas City looked awful the first 2 weeks but beat Miami with no problem. In pretty much the same fashion, Pittsburgh took care of Carolina convincingly. Onward to Week 4!

Thursday, 8:30pm
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Sunday, 1pm
Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders
Detroit Lions at New York Jets
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, 4pm/4:25pm
Jacksonville Jaguars at *San Diego Chargers*
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, 830pm
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Monday, 830pm
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 9/25 11:00am

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Season: 31-17 (64.6%)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Go Fund Yourself

NEW YORK, September 22, 2014 – The boys launch a Kickstarter campaign and get down to business on an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Go Fund Yourself” premiering Wednesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

 After Cartman and the boys name their new company, The Washington Redskins, they just sit back and watch the funding roll in. The head coach of the Washington Redskins football team demands that they change the name but Cartman digs in his heels. The Washington Redskins may never mean the same thing ever again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jim Carrey to host SNL this season

From Vulture:
We already know that Chris Pratt, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Hader are scheduled to host the first three episodes of SNL this season. Now The Wrap reports that Jim Carrey will also hostSNL this fall. This will make a third turn as host for Carrey, following his 1996 and 2011 appearances. The Wrap doesn't specify a date, but it will be surrounding Dumb and Dumber To's November 14 release, so at minimum, expect one or two sketches where Carrey wears a sweater.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Eagles vs Redskins: Behind the Numbers 2014

Well, looks like the Eagles finally decided to show up for a full game! Unfortunately no one informed the defense, which was essentially non-existent the entire game. The offense picked up the slack though, as the Philadelphia Eagles beat their divisional rivals Washington Redskins in exciting fashion 37-34. 3-0 for the first time since 2004! It was certainly an exciting offensive shootout (I think both teams are still scoring touchdowns), so let's see how the numbers support what we saw:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 3

Really wish I changed my "Pick of the Week" for week 2 once the Adrian Peterson news came out, but unfortunately I didn't (it would have been New England). That being said, I still expected New Orleans to defeat Cleveland. There were plenty of other surprises last week though, as I managed to finish at 9-7. Overall I am 20-12 after 2 weeks, good for 62.5% correct. Let's see where I went wrong:

I already mentioned my Pick of the Week, and 4 of my remaining 6 losses were upsets. Those included Buffalo over Miami, San Diego over Seattle (which nobody in their right mind had winning), beat up St. Louis over Tampa Bay, and Chicago coming back to beat San Francisco. I also didn't start the week off great, as I incorrectly picked Pittsburgh to upset Baltimore (though who expected them to play that badly?). My final loss was also an incorrect upset pick, this time being wrong for picking Detroit over Carolina. 2-2 in upset picks (5-3 overall) and 1-1 overall for Picks of the Week. Last week before the byes start, so I'm hoping to get some wins in. There's some damn tough games to pick though:

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

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 9/18 12:00pm

**No favorite

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Season: 20-12 (62.5%)

Darrell Hammond to become new SNL announcer

From Variety:

The new “voice” of “Saturday Night Live” is going to have a familiar tone 
Darrell Hammond, the versatile impressionist who held forth on the program between 1995 and 2009 – the longest tenure of any cast member on the show – will return to the venerable program as its announcer, Hammond and show executive producer Lorne Michaels said in interviews with USA Today and The New York Times. He will replace Don Pardo, the program’s longtime announcer who passed away in August. 
Hammond has some familiarity with his new duties. He has at times quietly substituted for Pardo when he had voice problems, according to the reports. 
Michaels told USA Today that Hammond would not replicate Pardo’s voice, but would come up with his own take on the role. “”I just knew it wouldn’t be anybody who sounded like Don or replicated him,” Michaels told the media outlet. “It can’t be what it was, but it could sort of be in the same tradition. And it will be nice to have Darrell around. He understands the show and will probably be helpful in ways we haven’t yet figured out.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron plot details

From Marvel's press release:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. 
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eagles vs Colts: Behind the Numbers 2014

The kick is up and it's GOOOOOOOD! Eagles win 30-27!!!

The kick is up and it's GOOOOOOOD! Eagles win 30-27!!!

See what I did there? I hate icing the kicker; can someone please do a study on how ineffective it is? I had no doubt that Cody Parkey would drill the kick the second time, and he did just that to give the Philadelphia Eagles a dramatic 30-27 comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts as time expired. Once again the Eagles found themselves in a first half hole before storming back in the last 30 minutes. The game was still fairly close throughout with the Colts and Eagles seemingly evenly matched, so let's see if the numbers support that:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 2

It wouldn't be the NFL if there weren't plenty of surprises after Week 1. Luckily I was able to correctly predict some of those upsets, finishing 11-5 overall and 3-1 for upset picks. I also was correct with my "Pick of the Week", as Philadelphia was able to take care of Jacksonville after a terrible first half. Of the 5 games I incorrectly picked, I truly wasn't surprised by any of them.

New England losing to Miami was certainly not expected, but Miami always tends to play well against NE it seems. Same situation with Atlanta and New Orleans; division rivals that play tough. If I were to pick one surprising upset, it would be Buffalo over Chicago. Chicago played awful at home. Ditto for Kansas City, losing to Tennessee at home. Lastly, Washington looked pathetic losing to Houston on the road, but I don't think anybody had high hopes for them anyway. On to Week 2:

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

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 9/11 12:30pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Season: 11-5 (69%)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveils iPhone 6

Everything you need to know is here

Personally, I'm glad I just got the iPhone 5s. The current trend of "mini tablets" as phones is just not for me. I need a phone that is going to fit in my pocket for Christ's sake! I have a tablet that I carry around when I need to, and phones, no matter how big, do not have the capabilities of a tablet or computer.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Eagles vs Jaguars: Behind the Numbers 2014

**For those new to BTN, be sure to check out previous installments every week by clicking the tag below each post**

Yesterday marked the opening day of the 2014 NFL season for the Philadelphia Eagles, so today marks the return of Behind the Numbers! The game against the Jaguars was certainly a tale of two halves (how many times have you heard that already?) but in the end the Eagles won in a blowout 34-17. Even though they were down 17-0 at the half, the game never really felt out of reach; what will the numbers say?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 1

Football is back, baby! (On my birthday of all days!) And so am I, with my third (second full) season of NFL Picks. I finished the 2012 season with 65% correct and 2013 with a slightly worse 60% correct. Obviously looking to improve on those numbers this year.

Before I get to this year's picks, I'm going to take a quick look back at last year. Though I finished the season at 60%, I was straight up not good in the playoffs. I was 5-6 (45%) overall, including an incorrect Super Bowl pick. I hope nobody took any betting advice from me! I plan to change that this year though.

Almost ready for the picks, but a couple things to go over. I am adding a new feature, which will be my "Pick of the Week". This should help fans in suicide pools, and will be noted by an *asterisk*. Like last year, upset picks will be shown in italics and my winners (picked straight up) will be bolded. Without further ado:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 1pm
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars at *Philadelphia Eagles*
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
Sunday, 4:25pm
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, 8:30pm
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Monday Night Football
New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7:10pm)
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:20pm)

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 9/4 10:45am