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Here is the schedule for Week 4:
(Current Standings Coming Soon)
TB @ WAS TEN @ JAC OAK @ HOU CIN @ CLE SEA @ IND NYG @ KC DET @ CHI BAL @ NE BUF @ MIA NYJ @ NO STL @ SF DAL @ DEN SD @ PIT
Mon, Oct 05
GB @ MIN
I can’t believe the season has reached the 1/4 mark already. At least the early season success of the Ravens has helped wash the baseball season out of my cerebrum. WAS- I watched “the Edge” there Tuesday, I give them the edge at home. TEN- Is Jack Del Rio gonna hafta choke a bitch? HOU- Cable may be first coach victim of Goodell behavior policy. CIN- Watch out for the ‘gals. They may be for real. Or not. IDK… IND- Did I mention that I hate the Colts? NYG- “The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock…” DET- First winning streak in three years? Book IT! NE- Our beloved birds are due for a letdown game. Here it is. MIA- Never pick the Bills. NEVER! To will sink this ship, and soon. SF- The niners have turned a corner. Boller may start for Rams. YECK DEN- One constant in football. Tony Romo will be inconsistent. PIT- Must win for the Stillers. Big Ketchup bottle tough to play in. MIN- Favre continues to be competently lucky. AD is a beast. And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Sully’s Second Hand Hearing Aids where we say “-f you c- fin- a che–er h-ing aid som-ere else, -uy it!” Saints over Jets!
WAS JAC HOU CIN IND NYG CHI BAL BUF NO SF DEN PIT MIN
Here we go:
Skins Titans Texans Bengals Colts Giants Bears Ravens Bills Saints Niners Broncos Squealers Vikings
Week 4 Picks:
Washington (at home against Tampa Bay has to mean something) Tennessee (this WAS a playoff contender???) Houston Cincy Indianapolis New York Football Giants Chicago (No fan of Da Beers but they might be the real thing this year) Baltimore (Ed Reed needs a big game and Ravens stuff the run) Buffalo New Orleans (See how Mark handles a loss) San Francisco Dallas Pittsburgh (No way it goes to 3 in a row)
Monday Night: Minnesota
WAS (holds nose) TEN (about time…right?) HOU (yipiee ki-ya) CIN (2 division wins in a row! then no more). IND (hassel-back-seen-a-caw-wall-ace. Don’t know what it means, but there it is). NYG (which manning has the better season? question again.) CHI Grizzly Bears beats pack of Lions NE Quoth the Raven “I hate this pick.” MIA Sea Mammals! NO J-E-T-sizzle out; D is good, but not deep enough for this O! SF Crabtree? Crabtree who? Gore? Gore who? How long can it last? DEN But I still don’t like the broncos this year. PIT Time to bring the steel curtain down. MIN Split the series, lets go with home team.
WAS TEN HOU CIN IND NYG CHI BAL BUF NO SF DAL PIT
WAS TEN HOU CIN IND NYG DET NE MIA NO SF DAL SD
WAS TEN HOU CIN IND NYG CHI NE (I really hope I’m dead wrong on this one; BUT, if the Ravens win, it would be, as Peter Schmuck said yesterday, the “sweetest crow I ever ate”. BUF NO SF DEN SD MINN
Way to go Don, the only one NOT to pick the Titans.
Nice picks Brian Young.
Good week Brian Young.
Blast! I’m with Tuesday Morning Quarterback: forget the Titans.
Dell, Steve is out today. Can you do a list of this weeks games, and post them as a comment here? We can all pick off of that in this chain, and Steve can convert it to the Week 5 later. I haven’t found the time to get it done so far today!
WEEK 5 GAMES:
CIN @ BAL CLE @ BUF WAS @ CAR PIT @ DET DAL @ KC OAK @ NYG TB @ PHI MIN @ STL ATL @ SF HOU @ ARI NE @ DEN JAC @ SEA IND @ TEN NYJ @ MIA
BAL BUF CAR PIT DAL NYG PHI MIN SF ARI NE SEA IND NYJ
Sorry BY- Been away from the desk all afternoon, didn’t get to look over the picks. Quick picks this week, all prognostication, no obfuscation. BAL CLE CAR PIT KC NYG PHI MIN SF HOU DEN SEA TEN NYJ That is all.
Ravens Bills Panthers Steelers Cowboys Giants Eagles Vikings Falcons Cardinals Patriots Jags Colts Jets
BAL BUF CAR PIT DAL NYG PHI MIN SF ARI DEN JAC IND NYJ
Week 5 Picks:
Baltimore Buffalo Carolina Pittsburgh Dallas New York Football Giants Philadelphia Minnesota San Fran (Brady will actually cry) Arizona Denver Seattle Indy
Monday Night: New York Jets
It’s a pretty crappy day out so I thought I’d do a little bit of stat crunching (Steve can thank me later):
Week #3 went like this: Mommie Dearest was 11 and 5 Don was 13 and 3 Dell was 13 and 3 RWinger was 14 and 2 Brian Young was 11 and 5 BobM was 10 and 6 Tim was 15 and 1 (the big winner of the week) Steve was 9 and 7
Basically the standings after Week #3 were as follows:
RWinger – 39 wins Tim – 38 wins Brian Young – 34 wins Dell – 34 wins Bob M – 32 wins MommieDearest – 29 wins Steve – 28 wins Axel – 22 wins Don – 21 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
Week #4 went like this: Mommie Dearest was 11 and 3 Don was 12 and 2 Dell was 12 and 2 RWinger was 10 and 4 Brian Young was 13 and 1 (big winner of the week) BobM was 11 and 3 Tim was 10 and 4 Steve was 9 and 4
The standings after Week #4 are: RWinger – 49 wins Tim – 48 wins Brian Young – 47 wins Dell – 46 wins Bob M – 43 wins MommieDearest – 40 wins Steve – 37 wins Don – 33 wins —————-MIA past 2 weeks————– Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
RWinger: Thanks for compiling the stats. Let’s hope for a big Ravens win in week 5.
Just doing my part Mommie. Good luck with this weeks picks even though Dell couldn’t throw in a Lead Pipe Lock sponsored by the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe.
BAL BUF CAR PIT DAL NYG PHI MIN ATL ARI NE SEA IND NYJ
BAL BUF CAR PIT DAL NYG PHI MIN SF ARI NE JAC IND NYJ
No worries, I am still alive:
BAL CLE CAR PIT DAL NYG PHI MIN SF HOU NE JAC IND MIA
Here are the totals for Week #5:
Brian Young with 9 wins 5 losses Dell with 8 wins and 6 losses Mommie Dearest with 9 wins and 5 losses Don with 9 wins and 5 losses RWinger with 10 wins and 4 losses Tim with 10 wins and 4 losses BobM with 8 wins and 6 losses Steve with 9 wins and 5 losses (great call on the Miami game)
Here are the standings after Week #5:
RWinger – 59 wins Tim – 58 wins Brian Young – 56 wins Dell – 54 wins Bob M – 51 wins MommieDearest – 49 wins Steve – 46 wins Don – 42 wins —————-MIA (or caught up in UFL)————– Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
I knew I didn’t like the looks of this week’s schedule! I love how often I am rooting against my picks inside of 2 minutes to go in the game. I love defense, but the fourth quarter last night was fun!
Don’t want Steve to think I’m hijacking his thread but I’ll post Week #6 so that we can ponder the picks. (Steve you can always cut and paste the standings or the schedule on to a new thread if you like, just trying to help out….and my OCD is kicking in)
Houston @ Cincinnati Detroit @ Green Bay St. Louis @ Jacksonville Baltimore @ Minnesota NY Giants @ New Orleans Cleveland @ Pittsburgh Carolina @ Tampa Bay Kansas City @ Washington Philadelphia @ Oakland Arizona @ Seattle Tennessee @ New England Buffalo @ NY Jets Chicago @ Atlanta
Monday Denver @ San Diego
Houston Green Bay Jaxksonville Minnesota New Orleans Pittsburgh Carolina Washington Philadelphia Arizona New England New York Jets Atlanta
I picked Philly as the only road win at first, but I wanted to throw in some upsets this week. Gotta make up that 3 down to RWinger some how!
Whoops, missed the Monday Night Bronocos!
Cincinnati Green Bay Jacksonville Minnesota NY Giants Pittsburgh Carolina Kansas City Philadelphia Seattle New England NY Jets Atlanta
Monday San Diego
You guys are tough. No way I can make up for not playing the first week. I went 14-2 and won my office pool in week 1, does that count? haha
Afraid the Ravens will be 3-3 going into their bye week.
Texans Packers Jags Vikings Giants Steelers Panthers Chiefs Eagles Seahawks Patriots Jets Falcons Broncos
WEEK #6 picks:
Cincy Green Bay Jacksonville Baltimore (I’ll either look like a genius or a die hard hopeless homer) New Orleans Pittsburgh Carolina Kansas City Philly Seattle (home field has to count in this one) New England (it would be great to lose this one, Tom Brady would almost seem human) New York Jets Hotlanta
Monday Night: Denver (gotta see the sideline running fist pump on a Monday night….this guy is NOT Tom Landry!)
Standing in a driving snow in upper Pennsylvania on Thursday, all I could think about was “They’re STILL playing baseball?” Week 6 Picks: CIN- I give UP! ‘Gals are for real (sigh). GB- I tried hard to give the Lyin’s a shot. Not again. JAC- Maybe it was Kyle Boller all that time, and not Coach Billick. MIN- I am swearing off Purple Kool-Aid until results improve… NO- Brees establishes their #1 status in the NFC this week. PIT- Mangenius? CAR- Bucs are only 4-5 players away from contending… WAS- Wanted to call this one other way, final 9-6…CHUCKIE!!!!! PHI- Russell throws ALL completions to other team this week. SEA- No justification, other than 12th MAN effect. NYJ- TO asks for trade during game, tries to change uni at half. ATL- At home, in the dome, Gonzo will roam. SD- The horseshoe finally falls off Bronc’s this week. And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Markline Mule Stables, “The ONLY choice for covering your Ass”: TITANS over PATS.
Week 6 picks:
HOU GB JAC BAL NYG PIT TB KC PHI SEA NE NYJ CHI SD
Thanks RWinger for taking this on. Been a little busy at work…
Houston Green Bay Jacksonville Minnesota NY Giants Pittsburgh Carolina Kansas City Philadelphia Seattle New England NY Jets Atlanta San Diego
Cincinnati Green Bay Jacksonville Minnesota New Orleans Pittsburgh Carolina Washington Philadelphia Arizona New England NY Jets Atlanta San Diego
Ravens almost pulled it off……shame that this isn’t horse shoes. And the Ravens didn’t keep Jim Leonard why…….oh yeah same reason that they didn’t need Bart Scott.
Nah, Scott they wanted but couldn’t afford.
Looks like I’ll have to “kick it up a notch” (where are the pun police when you really need them?) to keep up with me old pal ‘Winger. At least our beloved birds can’t lose squeakers 4 weeks in a row…
By the by, can we PLEASE retire those Broncos unis once and for all. I thought the vertical hold on my Magnavox was on the fritz…
Week #6 has ended with an AFL throwback uniform Monday night game that was pretty darn exciting if you ask me with the punt return marathons, but those striped socks, what were they thinking in 1960!
Brian Young had 11 wins and 3 losses (way to go BriGuy) Don had 8 wins and 6 losses MommieDearest had 10 wins and 4 losses RWinger had 9 wins and 5 losses (no thanks to field goal kicker) Dell had 7 wins and 7 losses Tim had 6 wins and 8 losses Steve had 9 wins and 5 losses BobM had 9 wins and 5 losses
The standings have changed a little:
RWinger – 68 wins Brian Young – 67 wins Tim – 64 wins Dell – 61 wins Bob M – 60 wins MommieDearest – 59 wins Steve – 55 wins Don – 50 wins —————-MIA (or impersonating Redskins fans)————– Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
WEEK #7 games:
Chicago @ Cincinnati Green Bay @ Cleveland San Francisco @ Houston San Diego @ Kansas City Minnesota @ Pittsburgh Indianapolis @ St. Louis New England @ Tampa Bay Buffalo @ Carolina NY Jets @ Oakland Atlanta @ Dallas New Orleans @ Miami Arizona @ NY Giants
Philadelphia @ Washington
Good timing RWinger, I’m at a conference the rest of the week after today and was about to make my picks. This is a harder week.
CHI (The Bengals play in costume all year but can’t win their Halloween game, and they’re on bye next week.) GB (Browns QBs might top 200 yards in 3 games this week. Maybe.) HOU (SF an early season fluke? Don’t think so, but 3-3 anyway.) SD (Chargers can’t have discharged that much super power, can they? then again, Norv Turner…) PIT (They’re at home…and…) IND NE (Brady throws for 2 TDs on 1 drive) CAR (if I pick a tie and am right, does it get bonus points?) NYJ (9ers, Edgar Allan’s, J-E-T-S can’t ALL fall to 3-3, right?) ATL (which Falcons show? let’s call this the gamble pick) NO (NO calls the Wildcat with Drew lined up wide; Drew throws TD anyway) NYG (road warrior Cardinals lose one) PHI (first team the deadskins have played all season that isn’t coming into the game with no wins. and WAS is 2-4. with two head coaches.)
I might just have to cut and paste your picks to keep pace with you.
At least the bye week gives me a break from having to pick against the Ravens 3 (or more) weeks in a row…..
Bears Packers Texans Chargers Steelers Colts Pats Panthers Jets Falcons Saints Giants Eagles
Week 7 picks: Chicago Green Bay Houston San Diego Minnesota (I’m feeling it, of course I felt it last week and picked wrong) Indy New England (I do like the old Boston Patriots uniforms with Pat the Patriot) Carolina New York Jets Atlanta New Orleans New York Football Giants Philadelphia (unless Slingin’ Sammy Baugh gets resurrected)
Chicago Green Bay Houston San Diego Pittsburgh Indianapolis New England Carolina NY Jets Dallas Miami NY Giants Philadelphia
Everybody is due a down week here and there. In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have picked the Titans to break out of their funk against the Pats. I realized the folly of my ways after it was 35-0 in the first quarter… GB- No Quinn, no Anderson, I hear Mangini is trying out Brian Sipe. HOU- Instant karma. Crabtree plays in first game, injured for season. SD- I learned my lesson about picking the Chiefs, too. PIT- I’m sure the groundskeepers at Heinz took this week off to prepare for AD. IND- I’m with you guys. All I can say about this one is ” .” NE- I hate that The Hoodie runs up the scores like he’s in the BCS. CAR- Great article this week about TO’s fading “supernova.” NYJ- Jets are struggling, but Raiders are NOT GOOD. ATL- This will be the beginning of the end of Tony Romo. Book it! NO- Brees throws for 600. At halftime watches “300.” NYG- Giants rebound from last week’s Superdome beatdown. PHI- At halftime, Snyder hires Bill Walsh to take over play calling duties. When questioned about the difficulties of hiring the deceased to work for his football team, Snyder replies, “for the kind of money I’m offering him, HE’LL COME BACK!” And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by BANANA brand Pocket Protectors, where we say “Is that a BANANA in your pocket?”: Bengals over Bears!
Chicago Green Bay Houston San Diego Minnesota Indianapolis New England Carolina NY Jets Atlanta New Orleans NY Giants Philadelphia
Cincinnati Green Bay Houston San Diego Minnesota Indianapolis New England Carolina NY Jets Atlanta New Orleans Arizona Philadelphia
Chicago Green Bay Houston San Diego Pittsburgh Indianapolis New England Carolina Oakland Atlanta New Orleans NY Giants Philadelphia
Week #7 has come to an end. Was it just me or did the Patriots playing in England remind anyone else of the Family Guy episode when Peter Griffin played for the Patriots? I admit that the purple burned me once again and who would have thunk that the Bills would pull one off. Oh well, enough rambling, here are the results:
RWinger 8 wins 5 losses BrianYoung 9 wins and 4 losses MommieDearest 9 wins and 4 losses Don 9 wins and 4 losses Dell 10 wins and 3 losses (co-king of the hill this week) Time 8 wins and 5 losses BobM 10 wins and 3 losses (co-king of the hill this week Steve 8 wins and 5 losses
RWinger – 76 wins Brian Young – 76 wins Tim – 72 wins Dell – 71 wins Bob M – 70 wins MommieDearest – 68 wins Steve – 63 wins Don – 59 wins
———Waiting for the Canton Bulldogs/ Muncie Flyers make-up game——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
I am the (co)SMARTEST MAN ALIVE!!!!!!!
WEEK #8 Schedule:
Denver @ Baltimore Houston @ Buffalo Cleveland @ Chicago Seattle @ Dallas St. Louis @ Detroit Minnesota @ Green Bay San Francisco @ Indianapolis Miami @ NY Jets Oakland @ San Diego Jacksonville @ Tennessee Carolina @ Arizona NY Giants @ Philadelphia
Monday Night: Atlanta @ New Orleans
week 8: Led foolishly by the heart again….
oops, to continue wk 8:
Bears Cowboys Rams Vikes Colts Dolphins Chargers Jags Cards Giants Saints
Tied for first, woah! This week should change that, it is roulette time with the hardest week of the season. I predict either 4-9 or 9-4:
DAL HOU MIN DET NYJ IND CHI DEN TEN SD PHI ARI NO
Week 8 Picks:
Baltimore Houston Chicago (can’t get spanked by an Ohio team twice in a row) Dallas Detroit (They’re already 100% improvement over last season) Minnesota Indy New York Jets San Diego Tennessee (the week Jeff Fisher sees some light, dim, but light) Arizona New York Football Giants (overtime would be nice since there isn’t a Sunday night game) New Orleans (this will be a good game)
Denver Buffalo Chicago Dallas Detroit Minnesota Indianapolis Miami San Diego Tennessee Arizona NY Giants New Orleans
Still have a bit of a Twizzler hangover. DEN- Not ready to get back on the bandwagon. Nevermore? I hope not… HOU- Can’t go wrong picking against the Bills. CHI- The Browns are a bad team. Still. A. Bad. Team. Period. DAL- I can’t figure out if the ‘Hawks will dress up as Tinman or Lion. DET- If Browns are bad, Rams are worse. IND-Can Crabtree use last half of season to grab ROY honors? NYJ- I can’t let my anti-NY bias get in the way of catching up… SD- Raiders are bad. END OF LESSON TEN- Could it be? Are Titans playing for Fisher’s job? AZ- Are they awakening from the SB hangover? PHI- OK, my anti NY bias can surface ONCE this week… NO- Saints continue to ROOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL… This week’s Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week is brought to you by Barren-Lovinget Halloween Store. Half off (Or MORE!!!) this week on our entire Womens Line in our “After Holiday Sale.” We’re Barren-Lovinget! Wear our costumes, and you’ll be too! PACK over VIKES!
Baltimore Houston Chicago Dallas Detroit Minnesota Indianapolis NY Jets San Diego Tennessee Arizona NY Giants New Orleans
Baltimore Houston Chicago Dallas Detroit Minnesota Indianapolis NY Jets San Diego Tennessee Arizona Philadelphia New Orleans
Lots of road wins this week:
Denver Houston Chicago Dallas Detroit Minnesota Indianapolis Miami San Diego Tennessee Arizona NY Giants New Orleans
Here are your Week 8 results (yes I’m goofing off at work but MY lunch time is MY time)
Tim had 10 wins and 3 losses (co big picker of the week) MommieDearest had 10 wins and 3 losses (sharing the co big picker honor) Brian Young has 9 wins and 4 losses RWinger had 9 wins and 4 losses Don had 8 wins and 5 losses Dell 8 wins and 5 losses BobM had 9 wins and 4 losses Steve had 9 wins and 4 losses
RWinger – 85 wins Brian Young – 85 wins Tim – 82 wins Dell – 79 wins Bob M – 79 wins MommieDearest – 78 wins Steve – 72 wins Don – 67 wins
———The why do I even bother posting these players section——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
I’m still in the hunt, bro! PS- What better day than election day to screw off at work? Isn’t that the mantra of most politicians?:)
Week 9 is upon us! WAS @ ATL ARI @ CHI BAL @ CIN HOU @ IND KC @ JAC MIA @ NE GB @ TB CAR @ NO DET @ SEA SD @ NYG TEN @ SF DAL @ PHI Monday Night: PIT @ DEN
Falcons Cards Ravens Colts Jags Pats Packers Saints Seahawks Giants Niners Eagles Steelers
Ready for some football! Man I hate sitting through a bye week.
CIN – Figure I’ll go against everyone else (and my gut) on this one NE - JAX – are they holding tickets back to stop locals from watching on purpose? GB – yawn. ATL – break in their schedule. CHI – one of the few tough calls of the week. IND – sorry, Texans, you’re still not that good. NO – which is higher: Brees TDs or delhome INTs? SEA – don’t worry neon green men, it won’t happen often. SF – Johnson, you can NOT follow 13-0 start with 0-6 start and 10-6 finish. Ps: even if you did, you wouldn’t make the playoffs. NYG – Manning-Rivers debacle trade…finally not a headline story. PHI – How are these two tied for 1st? Giant collapse, 1/2 game back. PIT – Team petitions NFL to follow after the Ravens for all games.
Week 9 Picks:
Hotlanta Arizona Baltimore (please make sure that the A game is on the bus) Indy Jacksonville New England (a Miami upset would not hurt my feelings) Green Bay (TB looks like they did in the orange/red/white McKay era) New Orleans Seattle (the neon green has to go) New York Football Giants San Fran Philadelphia Pittsburgh (playing averages here, would not hurt my feelings a bit if Denver won but madcap football picks have no room for the heart)
ATL ARI CIN IND JAC NE GB NO SEA SD SF DAL PIT
I keep waiting for a week when I can possibly gain ground on the fearless leaders. This is not that week… ATL- At least the Skins can lose on the road with some dignity CHI- Which Cards team will show up today? The bad one. CIN- I. REALLY. Want. To. Make a. Homer pick. Can’t do it… IND- Will the Colts flirt with 16-0 this year? KC- What if they held a football game and nobody came? NE- Too good at home. GB- Bucs too BAD at home, on the road, in space, wherever… NO- RROOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL DET- What the Hell… TEN- What the Hell indeed… DAL- I must be having a stroke… DEN- Yep, my left side is tingling… And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by Confidential Investment Group. “At CIG, we’d tell you how to invest your money, but then we’d have to kill you”: BOLTS over G-MEN
Remember, a prize will be awarded for the first half winner after this week…
ATL ARI CIN HOU JAC NE GB NO SEA SD TEN PHI PIT
ATL ARI BAL IND KC NE GB NO SEA NYG TEN PHI DEN
ATL ARI BAL IND JAC NE GB NO SEA NYG SF PHI DEN
Holy crap the ugly McKay era orange creamcicle uniforms brought the Bucs luck. Any given Sunday…..but against the Pack!
Week 9 Results:
MommieDearest had 8 wins and 5 losses Brian Young had 8 wins and 5 losses RWinger had 8 wins and 5 losses Dell had 8 wins and 5 losses Don had 11 wins and 2 losses (This weeks king picker) Steve had 10 wins and 3 losses Tim had 7 wins and 6 losses BobM had 7 wins and 6 losses
The standings after Week 9: RWinger – 93 wins Brian Young – 93 wins Tim – 89 wins Dell – 87 wins Bob M – 86 wins MommieDearest – 86 wins Steve – 82 wins Don – 78 wins
———The John McKay/Lee Roy Selmon fan club section——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
It’s time for an added trivia bonus: In honor of the Tampa Bay victory and those crappy orange cremecicle uniforms, what was the name of the effeminate looking buccaneer that was on the helmet from 1976 to 1996. No Internet cheating and Dell I expect you to know this.
Wasn’t it Johnny Depp? I think it was Bruce the Buccaneer. I have no idea why I know this. I am a fount of useless knowledge.
Week 10 Schedule….Reminder there is a Thursday Night game so get your picks in early.
Thursday, 11/12/09 Chicago @ San Francisco
Sunday, 11/15/09 Atlanta @ Carolina Tampa Bay @ Miami Detroit @ Minnesota Jacksonville @ NY Jets Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh New Orleans @ St. Louis Buffalo @ Tennessee Denver @ Washington Kansas City @ Oakland Seattle @ Arizona Dallas @ Green Bay Philadelphia @ San Diego New England @ Indianapolis
Monday, 11/16/09 Baltimore @ Cleveland
wow, some of these are tough
49ers Falcons Dolphins Vikings Jets Bengals Saints Titans Broncos Chiefs Cards Cowboys Chargers Colts Ravens (please please please don’t lose to the Browns!)
San Francisco Atlanta Miami Minnesota NY Jets Pittsburgh New Orleans Tennessee Denver Kansas City Arizona Dallas Philadelphia New England Baltimore
Week 10 picks:
Santa Clara aka San Francisco Hotlanta Miami Minnesota New York Jets Pittsburgh New Orleans Tennessee Denver (Frank “The Trip” Tripucka could QB this one and win) Oakland Arizona Green Bay Acme Packers Saint Didacus of Alcalá aka San Diego Indy Baltimore
Big doings in the ‘seat today. All prognostication, no justification: SF ATL MIA MIN NYJ CIN NO TEN DEN OAK AZ GB SD IND BAL
Chicago Atlanta Tampa Bay Minnesota NY Jets Cincinnati New Orleans Buffalo Denver Oakland Arizona Dallas Philadelphia Indianapolis Baltimore
We should have a “Best Pick” chart too, just to see what the Dagger’s best picker of the week could do all together. Who will it be this random week?
ATL MIA MIN NYJ PIT NO TEN DEN OAK ARI DAL SD IND BAL
Brain, I think you forgot to pick tonights game.
I meant to type Brian, not Brain.
Since my OCD and Alpha Male have kicked in and I’ve become the self appointed stat guru (I’m old, my kids are grown, I’ve got the time) I’ll be adding a best picker chart per Brian Young’s request.
The “Knows” Picker results: Week 1: Dell and RWinger went 14-2 Week 2: Tim and RWinger went 11-5 Week 3: Tim went 15-1 Week 4: Brian Young went 13-1 Week 5: Tim and RWinger went 10-4 Week 6: Brian Young went 11-3 Week 7: Dell and BobM went 10-3 Week 8: Tim and MommieDearest went 10-3 Week 9: Don went 11-2
The Top Picker standings to date are: Tim 4 times RWinger 3 times Dell 2 times Brian Young 2 times BobM 1 time MommieDearest 1 time Don 1 time Steve 0
Second, tonight is my comment that the Niners game was a yawn until 3 minutes to go.
Third, will be to give Dell PARTIAL credit on the trivia question. Bruce the Buccaneer is half correct as the original 1976 effeminate Johnny Depp looking mascot was called Bucco Bruce. Side note, Bruce the Buccaneer was adopted after losing seasons frustration led to fans replacing the B in Bucco with F and, well, you get the picture.
Easy trivia: Who did Brett Farve complete his first NFL pass to? I’m pretty sure Dell has this one too. No internet cheating.
The shredded wheat side of me wants to say the answer to this one is Sterling Sharpe. The frosted side of me wants to say that it’s some kind of trick question, and that Favre played a few downs when he was in Atlanta and the receiver was a Falcon. If that’s the case, I have no blessed idea. OFF TO THE INTERWEB!
Bonus flashback trivia question: Who said “They ruined all our best names like Bruce, and Lance, and Julian. Those were the toughest names we had!”
None other than the “man” who wanted skittle brau (beer with Skittles floating in it”……Mr. Homer J. Simpson.
ding ding ding!
I was thinking along the same line about the Falcons. I really have no idea and the only receiver from that timeframe that comes to mind is Michael Haynes.
I just internet cheated. MAN, I was WAAAAAAAY off. Great question, ‘Winger!
I looked it up as well. Not the answer I was expecting.
Against Tampa Bay in Cremecicle orange with Bucco Bruce on the helmet. I thought it was rather fitting.
Cutler is the WORST!
Oops forgot to get in by Thursday. Oh well, I’ll take the L for that one. Here’s the rest.
San Francisco (just for the record, my pick would’ve gone the 9′ers way.)
Atlanta Miami Minnesota NY Jets Cincinnati (hoping to spend some karma points to get an L for Pitt) New Orleans Tennessee Denver Kansas City Arizona Green Bay San Diego Indianapolis (Gotta cheer for Peyton now that he is my fantasy QB) Baltimore
L for thursday
Carolina Miami Minnesota Jacksonville Pittsburgh New Orleans Tennessee Denver Kansas City Arizona Dallas San Diego New England Baltimore
Trivia question answer: Brett Farve completed his first NFL pass to none other than Brett Farve against the Tampa Bay Bucs when a defensive lineman deflected a pass and hit it back to Farve. When he was in Atlanta he threw 3 interceptions and never completed a pass.
Tougher trivia to celebrate the Deadskins victory over the Broncs (Tripucka would have been better than Sims), since none of us took Washington.
What was the original Washington Redskins team? Who was the first player that the Washington Redskins drafted? What was that player’s salary? Okay the last part was thrown in for Dell’s benefit. Try not to use the Internet Dell.
It wasn’t pretty but it was a Ravens victory, went to a nice little MNF party (with a designated driver) to watch the big screen and enjoy several cold ones. Tuesday is a mental health day, I’m awake, I might as well put up the Week 10 Results:
MommieDearest had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner) Don had 8 wins and 7 losses RWinger had 10 wins and 5 losses Dell had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner) BobM had 6 wins and 9 losses BrianYoung had 8 wins and 7 losses Tim had 11 wins and 4 losses (co-co big winner) Steve had 10 wins and 5 losses
The standings after Week 10: RWinger – 103 wins Brian Young – 101 wins Tim – 100 wins Dell – 98 wins MommieDearest – 97 wins Bob M – 92 wins Steve – 92 wins Don – 86 wins
———The out there with those last 2 Brady Quinn passes section——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Brian Young Requested Top Picker Stats after this week: Tim 5 times RWinger 3 times Dell 3 times Brian Young 2 times MommieDearest 2 times BobM 1 time Don 1 time Steve 0
Week 11 Schedule. Reminder Thursday Night game!
11/19/09 Miami @ Carolina
11/22/09 Indianapolis @ Baltimore Washington @ Dallas Cleveland @ Detroit San Francisco @ Green Bay Buffalo @ Jacksonville Pittsburgh @ Kansas City Seattle @ Minnesota Atlanta @ NY Giants New Orleans @ Tampa Bay Arizona @ St. Louis San Diego @ Denver NY Jets @ New England Cincinnati @ Oakland Philadelphia @ Chicago
11/23/09 Tennessee @ Houston
Dolphins Colts Cowboys Lions Packers Jags Steelers Vikings Giants Saints Cards Broncos Pats Bengals Eagles Texans
Carolina Indianapolis Dallas Detroit Green Bay Buffalo Pittsburgh Minnesota NY Giants New Orleans St. Louis San Diego New England Cincinnati Chicago Houston
Week 11 Picks: Carolina Indy (Colts pass vs. Raven secondary) Dallas Detroit Green Bay Jacksonville (TO to become Bills new head coach…….NOT) Pittsburgh Minnesota New York Football Giants (time to come out of the funk) New Orleans Arizona Denver New England (Pats punt on 2nd down, use offense to play defensive positions, and still manage a win) Cincy (law of probability at play BUT wouldn’t this be a great upset) Philadelphia Houston
What a bad week of picks for me. RWinger, what I really want to know is, if you add up the picks our top pickers had each week they were the top picker, what would the total be? In other words, if the Dagger went with our smartest (luckiest) picker each week, how many wins does the crew have?
I could figure it out, it would take a little bit but I think that we’d have too many stats each week. Then again, if I have the time I’ll throw some numbers out there. It makes me feel important
Didn’t take that long (if I understand what numbers you want). It would look like this, getting points ONLY if you were a top picker.
Tim would have 57 RWinger would have 35 Dell would have 35 BrianYoung would have 24 MommieDearest would have 21 Don would have 11 BobM would have 10 Steve would have 0
Personally, I’m all about everyone getting credit for their wins each week. I do think he or she that was top picker the most for the season should get a little something. Can’t have too many $2 off an Arby’s sandwich coupons (just kidding).
Carolina Indianapolis Dallas Detroit San Francisco Jacksonville Pittsburgh Minnesota NY Giants New Orleans Arizona San Diego New England Cincinnati Philadelphia Tennessee
I need a better week!
CAR 3 of the top 4 backs in the NFL, er, game, can’t be out. IND By, say, a lot. DAL I hate picking Cowboys over Indians DET Shock. Browns will be seeing blue. GB Then again, after Rodgers gets sacked the 6th time… JAX Jones Drew kneels every time he touches the ball, Bills still can’t win. PIT stupid bungles. MIN TJ WhoamI NYG ATL rules at home, but not the road. NO Drew Brees gets back on track. ARI Seriously, the Rams had a play where NO ONE RUSHED THE QB! SD New leader. NE I hate the patsies. I love that doing the right thing finally cost Mr. Lucky Cheater. CIN Will they lose again? Shouldn’t be this good. PHI Who throws more INTS? Always, Cutler. HOU Hardest pick of the week. 2 teams better than their records.
Miami Baltimore Dallas Cleveland Green Bay Jacksonville Pittsburgh Minnesota NY Giants New Orleans Arizona San Diego New England Cincinnati Philadelphia Houston
I forgot about Thursday…again… But here’s the rest.
Miami (for the record, by which i mean my own peace of mind, Delhome is as over-rated as they come) Baltimore (I know, I just can’t pick against them, it feels like betrayl) Dallas Detroit Green Bay Jacksonville Pittsburgh Minnesota NY Giants New Orleans Arizona San Diego New England Cincinnati Philadelphia Houston
Week 11 Picks: IND- Too much “O” for weary Ravens “D” DAL- Our long national nightmare continues in DC DET- Give ‘em the edge at home. Plus, it IS the Browns… GB- Maybe next year for the Niners JAC- Still not on the Bills. NEVER PIT- KC may wind up with negative total yards of offense MIN- I take back all the bad things I said about Favre. SD- Broncos continue to come back to the pack after fast start. NE- Rex cries at halftime, when Pats are up by three scores… CIN- Can Heyward-Bey drop any more passes? PHI- Iggles need the W to keep pace with Dallas. TEN- Vince Young continues the “Vince Young Comeback 09″ Tour. And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to you by the number 3, and the letters “T” and “W”: FALCONS over G-MEN!
Wow, the Kansas City Chiefs, who’d a thunk it. It found it quite pleasing that the game was won by Mr. Irrelevant, that last player taken in the draft, none other than Mr. Succop (pronounced Suck Up). I guess he was pretty relevant after all.
Speaking of drafts, the Boston Braves (1932) who became the Boston Redskins (1933–1936) who are now the Washington Redskins (1937) drafted a kid in 1937 that changed the way the game is played from the quarterback position for a whopping $8000 a year. 8 grand in 1937 was not chicken feed in fact this was one of the highest salaries and this kid out of Texas Christian University (may be playing for a national championship this year) was none other than Samuel Adrian “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh. The forward pass was reborn. (The Shins could use him right about now)
An there you go sports fans, the trivia question has been answered.
Week 11 results:
MommieDearest had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) Don had 10 wins and 6 losses RWinger had 11 wins and 5 losses Steve had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) Brian Young had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) BobM had 11 wins and 5 losses Tim had 11 wins and 4 losses (Thursday game pick after deadline) Dell had 10 wins and 3 losses (Thursday game pick after deadline and no pick on the New Orleans/ Tampa Bay game)
The standings after Week 11: RWinger – 114 wins Brian Young – 113 wins Tim – 111 wins MommieDearest – 109 wins Dell – 108 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins Don – 96 wins ———The World Football League (defunct) section——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 11: Tim 5 times RWinger 3 times Dell 3 times Brian Young 3 times MommieDearest 3 times BobM 1 time Don 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 11: Tim would have 57 BrianYoung would have 36 RWinger would have 35 Dell would have 35 MommieDearest would have 33 Steve would have 12 Don would have 11 BobM would have 10
A little trivia question for this week: The Cleveland Browns were originally called the Cleveland Panthers but there was already a team that owned the rights so the Cleveland Browns were called the Browns the namesake for the team founder and original owner Paul Brown. Here’s the question: What was the team mascot and who was the team mascot? (No internet cheating and it wasn’t an orange with a brown stripe)
Week 12 games (I’ll post them now because I’m going out of town for Thanksgiving and may be limited to my computer use…..hopefully not) Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Fall Holiday to my fellow football pickers.
Thursday 11/26/09 Green Bay @ Detroit Oakland @ Dallas NY Giants @ Denver
Sunday, 11/29/09 Tampa Bay @ Atlanta Miami @ Buffalo Cleveland @ Cincinnati Indianapolis @ Houston Carolina @ NY Jets Washington @ Philadelphia Seattle @ St. Louis Kansas City @ San Diego Jacksonville @ San Francisco Chicago @ Minnesota Arizona @ Tennessee Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
Monday, 11/30/09 New England @ New Orleans
Week 12 picks:
Packers Cowboys Giants Falcons Bills Bengals Colts Panthers Eagles Rams Chargers 49ers Vikings Cardinals Steelers Saints
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
Green Bay Dallas NY Giants Atlanta Buffalo Cincinnati Indianapolis NY Jets Philadelphia Seattle San Diego San Francisco Minnesota Tennessee Baltimore New Orleans
Week 12 Picks:
Green Bay Dallas New York Football Giants Hotlanta Miami (proves that they can play in cold weather) Cincy Indy (squeaker for third week in a row) New York Jets Philly (please be better than a 7-6 yawn fest) Seattle San Diego Super Chargers San Francisco (it wouldn’t be Hugh “The King” McElhenny appreciation day without a victory) Minnesota Arizona Baltimore (not because it’s towel day but because Big Ben isn’t going to be 100%) New Orleans (I get the whole Gumbo the dog mascot thing, but I believe that the rebirth of mascot Sir Saint has brought this team their best starting record ever)
GB DAL DEN MIA SEA PHI ATL ARI IND CIN MIN NYJ SD SF PIT NO
Our top-pickers combine produce 229 wins. A good number of those wins are counted twice (since 2 people picked the same number correct). RWinger is leading the way with 114 wins; it’s safe to say the best possible Dagger record is far ahead of our best individual gambler!
Green Bay Dallas NY Giants Atlanta Miami Cincinnati Indianapolis NY Jets Philadelphia Seattle San Diego San Francisco Minnesota Arizona Baltimore New England
This fog is wicked! Just got home from work, and still jacked up on Mountain Dew, so I wanted to get my Thursday picks in before I sleep for the next 2 days… GB DAL DEN Sunday picks to follow. Happy Turkey to all my fellow prognosticators!
Fresh off the turkey gravy-induced coma, here are the rest of this week’s picks: ATL- Even a few Matty Ice picks can’t spoil this one… MIA- Does TO still play for the Bills? CIN- No way they drop 2 in a row, is there? CAR- Coach, there’s NO CRYING IN FOOTBALL! PHI- Skins still stink until further notice… SEA-ditto the Rams… SD- and completing the turgid trifecta, the Rams. JAC- I like Drew and the crew on the road MIN- Favre? MVP? At 40? TEN- Bud Adams gives bird to entire Desert Southwest… PIT- Ben is back, Offense has disappeared. CUNDIFF RULES! NO- A Super Bowl preview? Too much Brees in the ‘dome. And, the Lead Pipe Lock of the Week, brought to you by Hotel d’Ed, where you have to “check out” before you can check in: TEXANS over Colts.
The only thing worse than the holiday return traffic was the Tennessee squeaker. (Satellite radio is a must these days, the wife slept, I drove, and didn’t miss a play) I trust that you all had a safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Getting ready to watch some Ravens after unpacking the car.
‘Winger- the only thing worse than the holiday return traffic was seeing the Texans insurmountable lead over the Indianapolis NFL team evaporate in the course of 14 seconds yesterday. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good, sometimes it’s better to be Peyton Manning.
Trivia answer (if anyone really cares….besides Dell that is): Brownie the Sprite. Of course everyone knows that an elf is a sprite and a brownie is also a sprite so the little elfin figure was called Brownie. Not after Paul Brown but a brownie,or sprite or elf is a water sprite and we all know that Cleveland “The Mistake By The Lake” is a water town, ergo a brownie named Brownie. He had huge ears!
R Winger: I care about the trivia–I just don’t ever know the answers! Why is it that the Browns don’t have a little elfen pixie adorning the sides of their helmets? That’s the way they’re playing this year!
On to my picks:
Jets Eagles Panthers Bears Bengals Titans Texans Broncos Steelers Saints Pats Chargers Giants 49ers Vikings Ravens
Week 12 Results: MommieDearest had 11 wins and 5 losses Don had 15 wins and 1 loss (very impressive top picker) RWinger had 13 wins and 3 losses Brian Young had 13 wins and 3 losses Tim had 12 wins and 4 losses Dell had 11 wins and 5 losses BobM was MIA or on a bye or let football take a backseat to the holiday Steve….Ditto
The standings after Week 12: RWinger – 127 wins Brian Young – 126 wins Tim – 123 wins MommieDearest – 120 wins Dell – 119 wins Don – 111 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins
———The Searching for Brownie the Sprite Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 12: Tim 5 times RWinger 3 times Dell 3 times Brian Young 3 times MommieDearest 3 times Don 2 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 12: Tim would have 57 BrianYoung would have 36 RWinger would have 35 Dell would have 35 MommieDearest would have 33 Don would have 26 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
WEEK 13 Games:
Thursday: 12/03/09 NY Jets @ Buffalo
Sunday: 12/06/09 Philadelphia @ Atlanta Tampa Bay @ Carolina St. Louis @ Chicago Detroit @ Cincinnati Tennessee @ Indianapolis Houston @ Jacksonville Denver @ Kansas City Oakland @ Pittsburgh New Orleans @ Washington New England @ Miami San Diego @ Cleveland Dallas @ NY Giants San Francisco @ Seattle Minnesota @ Arizona
Monday, 12/07/09 Baltimore @ Green Bay
Remember to get your picks in early because of the Thursday night game.
This week’s trivia question (by popular demand of course):
Turning back the clock to September 9, 1960. What were the first 8 American Football League (AFL) Teams?
Give it a shot, no internet cheating.
I know 6 of them, but I’ll hold out ’til Friday! Hint for MommieDearest: At least 4 of them (the ones I can remember) are still in their original cities with their original team names.
Pretty sure I know them…
Dallas Texans – Became the KC Chiefs Boston Patriots Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Chargers – Moved to San Diego Oakland Raiders New York Titans – Now the Jets Houston Oilers Denver Broncos
And later on, Miami and Cincy came in.
Buffalo Philadelphia Carolina Chicago Cincinnati Indianapolis Jacksonville Denver Pittsburgh New Orleans New England San Diego NY Giants Seattle Minnesota Green Bay
NYJ CHI CAR JAX DEN IND PHI NO PIT CIN SD NYG SF MIN NE GB
Week 13 picks:
New York Jets (formerly New York Titans of the AFL) Philadelphia Carolina Chicago Cincy (the last AFL team via 1968 expansion) Indy (Titans [formerly the Houston Oilers of the AFL] play tough against Colts but I have to stick with Peyton Place magic) Jacksonville Kansas City (2 AFL powerhouses, former Dallas Texans upset Broncos) Pittsburgh (the AFL Raiders would need to re-activate Ben Davidson) New Orleans New England (formerly the Boston Patriots of the AFL vs. 1966 expansion Dolphins) San Diego Super Chargers (originally based in LA in 1960) San Fran Minnesota Green Bay (I’m thinking 25 degrees and snow)
By the way, Don hit the nail on the head with the trivia answer. I’m sure that he knew that Minneapolis-Saint Paul was an original AFL city that never played a game because the NFL expanded and the Vikings were born, this was done because NFL owners wanted the new league to fail.
Actually, I didn’t know that. But I do now. Thanks.
I forgot about the LA Chargers. You have to cut me some slack, after all I was only negative 10 years old when the AFL started, so I didn’t acquire a lot of the trivia knowledge firsthand… BUF- Once a year I pick them to win. Once a year they burn me… TB- I like Delhomme to throw a few more picks in this one CHI- How does K Boller end up with Carrie Prejean? CIN- Kiss the baby, they’re gonna win the division this year. TEN- The Vince Young Redemption Tour rolls on! HOU- Can’t figure this team out. Can’t figure out Jags, either… DEN- Come to think of it, I can’t remember where I left my keys. PIT- I had them a minute ago. I needed them to get in the house. NO- That’s it! I must have left them in the front door. NE- Yep, they were there all along [slaps forehead]. SD- Shame about Jamal Lewis retiring. Is he HOF worthy? NYG- Romo of old returns. Manning’s feet really hurt. SF- My feet really hurt. Anybody know a good busn/casual shoemaker? MIN- I have really wide feet ’cause I wear sneakers and boots. BAL- They have to be lace ups, do I look like a loafer guy to you?
And, the Lead Pipe Lock o’ the Week, brought to by Betteren/Yu Catering. “Why prep for that big holiday party all by yourself? Let us handle it! Why? We’re Betteren/Yu!” FALCONS over IGGLES
Dell, true to form the Bills burned you tonight.
Don had the teams for the AFL: Boston Patriots (now the New England Patriots) Buffalo Bills Dallas Texans (now the Kansas City Chiefs) Denver Broncos Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) Los Angeles Chargers (now the San Diego Chargers) New York Titans (now the New York Jets) Oakland Raiders **named changed from the “Señores” spring of 1960
Miami Dolphins in 1966 expansion and Cincinnati Bengals (owned by Paul Brown former owner of the Cleveland Browns) in 1967 or 68.
The games were televised on ABC (I think) on Friday nights. Sometime in the mid 60′s NBC picked up the TV rights. We got our first color console TV Christmas of 1965 and I remember watching the AFL games in color and it was wild because the officials wore red and white stripes. The AFL had flash with more passing, the uniforms had some new color combinations, the players names were on the jerseys, and the 2 point conversion was used. The Oilers signed Billy Cannon (1959 Heisman Trophy winner from LSU) for 100,000 after the NFL Los Angeles Rams signed him for $50,000. The AFL stole Ron Mix and a couple of others and after the first couple of years the AFL was a real league in real competition with the NFL (much to my dad’s insisting that it was bush league….he changed his mind in the mid 60′s with the help of the Super Bowl). When the merger went through in 1970 and the NFC and AFC made up the NFL, the Colts, Steelers, and Browns went to the AFC to balance the divisions.
Don’t know why but I thought of you when I came across this site. You probably don’t remember a whole lot about but the WFL but the Seattle Seahawks neon and the Titan’s blue on blue don’t have anything on perhaps the ugliest pro football uniforms worn by the Southern California Sun of the World Football League (1974-1975).
Yes, that is a pink jersey with orange pants.
NY Jets Philadelphia Tampa Bay Chicago Cincinnati Tennessee Houston Denver Pittsburgh New Orleans New England San Diego Dallas Seattle Minnesota Baltimore
Week 13 has come and gone (with a little more respect for the Oakland Raiders).
MommieDearest had 9 wins and 7 losses Don had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) Brian Young had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) RWinger had 10 wins and 6 losses (so much for my KC upset) Dell had 6 wins and 10 losses Tim had 8 wins and 8 losses Steve did not post BobM did not post
The Week 13 Standings: Brian Young – 138 wins (way to go Brian) RWinger – 137 wins Tim – 131 wins MommieDearest – 129 wins Dell – 125 wins Don – 123 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The World Football League (Defunct) Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 13: Tim 5 times Brian Young 4 times RWinger 3 times Dell 3 times MommieDearest 3 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 13: Tim would have 57 BrianYoung would have 48 Don would have 38 RWinger would have 35 Dell would have 35 MommieDearest would have 33 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
This weeks trivia question may be a little head scratcher and if need be I can throw a hint out.
Who was the first punter to be a first round draft pick?
Was he a Raider?
My earlier post never showed up. Durn Blackberry.
Anyways, my guess is Ray Guy. Not sure if it’s correct, but I seem to remember a lot of talk about him when they were drafting Janikowski in the first round in 2000.
yes he was
Week 14 Schedule:
Thursday 12/10 Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
Sunday 12/13 New Orleans @ Atlanta Detroit @ Baltimore Green Bay @ Chicago Seattle @ Houston Denver @ Indianapolis Miami @ Jacksonville Buffalo @ Kansas City Cincinnati @ Minnesota (should be a very interesting game) Carolina @ New England NY Jets @ Tampa Bay St. Louis @ Tennessee Washington @ Oakland San Diego @ Dallas Philadelphia @ NY Giants
Monday 12/14 Arizona @ San Francisco
Thanks for posting the games early. I’m out of town Wed and Thurs. My picks may be mindless as mine is numb after watching last night’s game.
Steelers Saints Ravens Packers Texans Colts Jags Bills Bengals Saints Pats Jets Titans Skins Chargers Eagles Cards
Pittsburgh New Orleans Baltimore Green Bay Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City Minnesota New England Tampa Bay Tennessee Oakland San Diego Philadelphia San Francisco
Pittsburgh New Orleans Baltimore Green Bay Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City Minnesota New England Tampa Bay Tennessee Washington San Diego Philadelphia Arizona
Week 14 picks: Pittsburgh (stinking of late but not that stinky) New Orleans Baltimore Green Bay Houston Indianapolis (Due to drop one one but Peyton is Peyton) Miami (by a field goal) Kansas City Minnesota New England NY Jets Tennessee Oakland (Deadskins are imploding and Raiders are playing like a team) San Diego Philadelphia Arizona
Thursday Pick-PIT More to follow…
Remaining Week 14 picks, on the fly: NO BAL GB HOU DEN JAC KC- NEVER FORGET CIN NE NYJ TEN OAK SD NYG AZ
Since it’s football Thursday, and Mr. Football Don hit the trivia 2 weeks in a row (also a top picker), I’ll throw the answer and a tidbit out there (and I’m sitting here bored at work waiting for a conference call).
A kid from the University of Southern Mississippi was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 draft (23rd overall pick), and went on to play 14 years with the Raiders and was on 3 Super Bowl teams (1977, 1981, and 1984). The only pure punter to ever be drafted in the first round, Mr. Ray Guy.
207 consecutive games, 1,049 punts for 44,493 yards, 210 punts inside the 20 yard line with 128 touchbacks, and NEVER had a punt returned for a touchdown.
Little known factoid, he was also a placekicker at Southern Mississippi and kicked a 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm during a game in Utah.
PIT NO IND HOU NE BUF BAL MIN NYJ TEN JAX GB OAK SD (that’s right big D, it’s December) NYG ARI
How sad is it that the AFC Wild Card race is a question of who can lose less, and not who is the best? Same with AFC East. Here’s hoping a dominant 8 game run starts tonight!
Wow, Browns beat Steelers! I’ll take the loss in my picks and the win in my heart as the Ravens need all of the help that they can get……but the Browns, who’d a thunk that one?
That’s one I don’t mind going into the loss column, either. Is this team self-destructing right before our eyes? They lost on a night they let Brady ****ing Quinn throw for a whopping 90 yards!
And Worthlessbooger was sacked 8 times, LOL.
If the Ravens don’t take advantage of yet another opportunity, they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Actually, they don’t belong there anyway. Just don’t let what happened to the Steelers happen to the Ravens on Sunday. Go Ravens, Go Dagger!
Week 14 Results:
MommieDearest had 12 wins and 4 losses (co-top picker) Don had 11 wins and 5 losses Tim had 11 wins and 5 losses RWinger had 12 wins and 4 losses )co-top picker) Dell had 8 wins and 8 losses Brian Young had 11 wins and 5 losses
The Week 14 Standings: Brian Young – 149 wins RWinger – 149 wins Tim – 142 wins MommieDearest – 141 wins Don – 134 wins Dell – 133 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The USFL (Defunct) Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 14: Tim 5 times Brian Young 4 times RWinger 4 times MommieDearest 4 times Dell 3 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 14: Tim would have 57 BrianYoung would have 48 RWinger would have 47 MommieDearest would have 45 Don would have 38 Dell would have 35 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
The trivia this week is a little weak but nonetheless here we go:
Name the NFL teams have not had a Super Bowl appearance (the way one of them is playing, the list may grow shorter after this season).
Cleveland Jacksonville Houston Detroit New Orleans
Don is pretty quick with the trivia and once again 100% correct.
Of those 5 teams only one has never been part of any post season play, the Houston Texans. They have yet to appear in the NFL playoffs.
Here’s a question I didn’t know the answer to. (But I do now).
Who is the only person to win the Super Bowl MVP 3 times?
I think it’s Joe Montana. I know Bradshaw and Starr are two time winners and Montana is the only other impact player that I can think of with multiple games.
Try this one. Who is the only Super Bowl MVP to be on the losing team?
We have a winner. Joe Montana won it 3 times. Starr, Bradshaw and Brady have won it twice.
I do know the answer to the only losing team MVP, but only because I was just browsing the Wikipedia page. So I’ll let someone else answer.
Wasn’t it a Dallas player who was MVP when the Colts won Super Bowl V(back when they were the Baltimore Colts). Can’t think of the guy’s name but I think he was a defensive guy.
MommieDearest is very, very, very warm, I have faith in you that you will remember the guy’s name.
C’mon RWinger, give me an early Christmas gift. I think it might have been Chuck Howley? I don’t want to cheat by looking it up.
You are correct. Dallas Cowboy LB Chuck Howley was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl V, when the Baltimore Colts DEFEATED the Dallas Cowboys 16-13. He had 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery. He was actually the first defensive player to win MVP and to date the only player from the losing team to win the award.
Week 15 Games
Thursday: 12/17 Indianapolis @ Jacksonville
Saturday: 12/19 Dallas @ New Orleans
Sunday: 12/20 Chicago @ Baltimore New England @ Buffalo Arizona @ Detroit Cleveland @ Kansas City Atlanta @ NY Jets San Francisco @ Philadelphia Houston @ St. Louis Miami @ Tennessee Oakland @ Denver Cincinnati @ San Diego Green Bay @ Pittsburgh Tampa Bay @ Seattle Minnesota @ Carolina
Monday: 12/21 NY Giants @ Washington
Great time of the year with Thursday and Saturday games.
Week 15 picks:
Jags (yup, I think this is the week….) Saints Ravens Bills Cards Browns Jets 49ers Texans Titans Broncos Chargers Packers Seahawks Vikings Giants
BTW, I love the trivia, keep it coming!
Week 15 Picks: Indianapolis (Indy has wrapped it up, except the undefeated thing….Peyton plays at least half of the game) New Orleans (Saints are good and Dallas+December=Choke) Baltimore New England (I want a Bill Belichick uneven sleeve cut stained sweatshirt with a hole under the armpit for Christmas this year) Arizona (I’d like to see a Cactus Wren on the helmet) Kansas City (coin flip, Browns suck on the road, Arrowhead is a tough field, Chiefs have burned me recently, game ends in a tie) NY Jets (I thinks it’s Don Maynard sideburn day) Philadelphia Houston Miami (don’t know why but I’m feeling it) Denver San Diego Super Chargers Green Bay Seattle (October 17, 1976 the 1st Seahawks victory [2-12 that year] came against Tampa Bay who went 0-14…..if anyone cares) Minnesota Washington (Upset of the week)
KC-Cleveland TIE. Wouldn’t be the first time. The last one stood for about 8 years until the Ravens had one. Then the following week the Redskins had one.
Who had the most recent tie game?
Donovan McNabb’s Eagles. Can’t recall who they were playing…It was the infamous game where he said in the post-game interviews that he didn’t know a game could end in a tie.
Dell is referencing the Eagles / Bengals game of 2008.
The Chiefs / Browns actually played to a tie in 1989. Kind of the whole 20th anniversary thing and the fact that both are struggling teams.
Since Don brought it up………What teams(s) hold the record for ties since the rule change of 1974 (or 73) that made sudden death overtime in all games, not just championship games. There have been 17 games total that have ended in a tie since the rule change.
Indianapolis New Orleans Baltimore New England Arizona Kansas City NY Jets Philadelphia Houston Miami Denver San Diego Green Bay Seattle Minnesota NY Giants
Thursday Pick: INDY
Tonights pick: SAINTS ROOOOOLLLLL!
All right! I missed on the Saints-Cowboys, let’s see what else I can be wrong about this weekend: BAL NE AZ KC ATL PHI HOU TEN DEN SD GB TB MIN NYG
December + Dallas + Victory = Blizzard
IND NO KC NYJ TEN PHI NE ARI PIT BAL HOU DEN SD SEA MIN NYG
Even though I finally get to watch NFL network now, thanks to newly installed FIOS, I forget to make my Thursday picks…again…which reminds me, I need to change that email address up there. Same Tim different email.
New Orleans Baltimore New England Arizona Kansas City Atlanta Philadelphia Houston Tennessee Denver San Diego Green Bay Tampa Bay Minnesota NY Giants
I’m feeling like a Viking from New York who is riding a Bronco to go see a Saint…..any given Sunday, my worst week this season!
The 2 teams that lead in tied games at 4 each are the Packers and Eagles and they have never played each other to a tie!
So much for my upset pick, the only upset is me who can’t bear to watch the end of trouncing, my worst week ever.
Week 15 Results:
MommieDearest had 7 wins and 9 losses Don had 8 wins and 8 losses Tim had 10 wins and 5 losses (no Thursday pick) RWinger had 7 wins and 9 losses Dell had 11 wins and 5 losses (top picker ie smartest guy this week) Brian Young had 10 wins and 6 losses
The Week 15 Standings:
Brian Young – 159 wins RWinger – 156 wins Tim – 152 wins MommieDearest – 148 wins Dell – 144 wins Don – 142 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins
———The XFL “Who De” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 15:
Tim 5 times Brian Young 4 times RWinger 4 times MommieDearest 4 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 15:
Tim would have 57 BrianYoung would have 48 RWinger would have 47 Dell would have 46 MommieDearest would have 45 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
WEEK 16 GAMES:
Friday: 12/25 San Diego @ Tennessee
Sunday: 12/27 Buffalo @ Atlanta Kansas City @ Cincinnati Oakland @ Cleveland Seattle @ Green Bay Houston @ Miami Jacksonville @ New England Tampa Bay @ New Orleans Carolina @ NY Giants Baltimore @ Pittsburgh St. Louis @ Arizona Detroit @ San Francisco Denver @ Philadelphia NY Jets @ Indianapolis Dallas @ Washington
Monday: 12/28 Minnesota @ Chicago
To all of my fellow pigskin pickers please accept my sincerest wishes for a Merry Christmas and festive and safe winter holiday.
Not that you may have time with last minute shopping, out of town visitors, and studying up for the Week 16 picks, but just the same, my gift in the form of a trivia question in case you have spare time to dwell on obscure trivia:
What were the original NFL teams for the inaugural season of the current National Football League in 1933? Hint: 10 teams in total, five are still in their original cities, two are defunct.
Let me throw my well-wishes in there with you,’Winger. It’s the reason for the season! Here’s hoping you and BYoung, and Tim, and MommieDearest all either forget to make picks for the next two weeks, or are really off of your collective “games” so I can close the gap! Just kidding…I am a big enough man to admit when I have been bested. There’s still the elusive “perfect week” out there for the taking, though, and the Brian Young “Top Picker” competition is still wide open, so, good luck to all (except those in front of me!!) in Week 16!
Wow, I really sucked last week. So much for my hunches. Here we go for Week 16:
Chargers Falcons Bengals Raiders Packers Texans Patriots Saints Giants Ravens Cards 49ers Broncos Colts Cowboys Vikings
Happy Holidays to all my Fantasy Football Friends!
Happy Week 16 to my agnostic friends, Happy Holidays to everyone else! Friday pick: SD Sunday picks to follow. Anybody have blueprints for an Ark? Might get a little “floody” Friday.
Last week’s “All pick, no shtick” approach served me well, so I figured I’d give it another go this week. If BYoung has become the Colts, that must mean I’ve become the Texans. I always give ‘em a good game, but can’t close the gap. ATL CIN CLE GB HOU NE NO NYG BAL AZ SF DEN IND DAL MIN Hope everyone had a great Holiday!
Merry Christmas to all.
Tennessee Buffalo Cincinnati Oakland Green Bay Houston New England New Orleans NY Giants Pittsburgh Arizona San Francisco Philadelphia Indianapolis Dallas Minnesota
I’ve suddenly become the colts…pressure is on! Sorry Dell, I just remembered to get my picks in. Merry Christmas to all!
SD toughest game of the week, a 5-2 home team vs. 6-1 road team. ATL CIN OAK – ok maybe this is the toughest game. I’ll count on Anderson to continue being the real Anderson. GB MIA – funny that these teams have the same record, the Texans are tied for second in their division…yet the Texans are also in last place. NE – for the first time ever, I want them to win. NO NYG PIT ARI SF PHI IND DAL MIN
Picking based on the ridiculous random events that need to occur for your team’s dim playoff hopes to remain alive isn’t smart. Hey, it’s a tough week 16… let’s give it a go!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Baltimore loss!
Week 16 Picks:
San Diego Super Chargers Hotlanta Falcons (5-4 lifetime vs. Bills and it’s Tommy Nobis crew cut day) Cincinnati (playing with emotion and the Chiefs have burned me way too much) Cleveland Green Bay Miami (Joey Porter says 9-7 can make the playoffs, they’re playing to win) New England New Orleans NY Giants Pittsburgh (The homer in me says go Ravens, I’ll take the loss, and the Homer in me say “”mmmmmmm. donuts”. Arizona San Francisco Philadelphia (Do the have the grit to go all the way this year?) Indianapolis (Peyton said that it’s Caldwell’s call, but starting players need to stay sharp….the fans want a perfect season) Dallas (my head says Dallas but my heart says Redskins, Dallas on the road in December vs. Deadskins who haven’t shown up for last week’s game yet….I’ll go Cowboys) Minnesota (Brett and Brad watched the Replacements together….”Winners always want the ball… when the game is on the line”)
The Replacements….Shane Falco, Jimmy McGinty, Daniel Bateman, Clifford Franklin and the worst cheer in football “California oranges. Texas cactus. We think your team needs a little practice. Put ‘em in a high chair, feed ‘em with a spoon. Roll ‘em up in toilet paper, kick ‘em to the Moon!”.
San Diego Atlanta Cincinnati Cleveland Green Bay Houston New England New Orleans NY Giants Baltimore Arizona San Francisco Philadelphia Indianapolis Dallas Minnesota
It’s officially Christmas Day, the stockings are hung, A Christmas Story is on, and hopefully Santa leaves me my Bill Belichick uneven sleeve cut stained sweatshirt with a hole under the armpit…..I’ve been good all year!
Was it just me or did the Colts roll up and just quit? The front office ripped off the players and the fans, what’s wrong with playing every game hard and playing every game like it’s you last.
Right On, buddy! The Colts gave the entire conference the middle finger, and, should the Jets win next week, paved their way into the playoffs. One can only hope that Karma pays them a visit, and it’s Rex Ryan’s Jets that eliminate them from the post-season. Color me “disgusted.”
Week 16 Results:
MommieDearest had 9 wins and 7 losses (beats 7-9 last week) Don had 9 wins and 7 losses Tim had 11 wins and 5 losses (co-top picker) RWinger had 11 wins and 5 losses (co-top picker) Dell had 10 wins and 6 losses Brian Young had 10 wins and 6 losses
The Week 16 Standings: Brian Young – 169 wins RWinger – 167 wins Tim – 163 wins MommieDearest – 157 wins Dell – 154 wins Don – 151 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Whatever Happened to Julian Fagan” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 16: Tim 6 times RWinger 5 times Brian Young 4 times MommieDearest 4 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 16: Tim would have 68 RWinger would have 58 BrianYoung would have 48 Dell would have 46 MommieDearest would have 45 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
This week’s trivia answer (and a little history lesson for all of us):
In 1933 the first season of the current National Football League was played with the following teams: Boston Redskins Brooklyn Dodgers Chicacgo Bears Chicago Cardinals Cincinatti Reds Green Bay Packers New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers Portsmouth Spartans
In 1934 the Portsmouth Spartans moved to Michigan to become the Detroit Lions. The Boston Redskins moved to Washington in 1937 to become the Washington Redskins. The Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960,then to Arizona in 1988. The Cincinatti Reds disbanded in 1935 after spending the 1934 and 1935 seasons as the St. Louis Gunners. The Brooklyn Dodgers disbanded in 1945.
The St. Louis Cardinals who almost became the Baltimore Cardinals
Week 17 Schedule (all Sunday games):
Indianapolis @ Buffalo (do the Indy starters even fly to Buffalo) New Orleans @ Carolina Jacksonville @ Cleveland Chicago @ Detroit New England @ Houston Pittsburgh @ Miami NY Giants @ Minnesota San Francisco @ St. Louis Atlanta @ Tampa Bay Philadelphia @ Dallas Green Bay @ Arizona Kansas City @ Denver Baltimore @ Oakland Washington @ San Diego Tennessee @ Seattle Cincinnati @ NY Jets
This week’s trivia challenge:
Which NFL quarterback holds the record for the highest completion percentage for a single season?
I really have no idea, but I’ll say Steve Young.
I have even less of an idea but I’ll say Dan Marino
Bills (no one thought the Saints would lose 2 in a row either..) Saints Browns Lions Titans Dolphins Vikes Niners Falcons Cowboys Packers Broncos Raiders (I don’t think the Ravens deserve to be in the playoffs and if they do make it, they’ll just make National fools of themselves again. Thus, my pick) Chargers Titans Jets
Week 17!? Really? With a 2 game lead, I’m going against my gut and with whimsy on a few…we’ll see what happens when the dust clears Sunday night. Actually, the Bengals won’t be playing, so there might not be any dust…
SF MIN JAC PIT NE ATL CAR PHI IND CHI SD OAK DEN ARI TEN NYJ
Brian: I tried that 2 weeks ago and it didn’t work out too well for me (7-9); however, I gave it another shot this week. We’ll see what happens. Good luck!
Indianapolis – Starters are not needed.
New Orleans Jacksonville Detroit New England Pittsburgh Minnesota San Francisco Tampa Bay Philadelphia Arizona
Denver – Can Elvis get 20 sacks? Needs 3.
Oakland San Diego
Tennessee – Chris Johnson – 128 yards for 2000. Against Seattle, he may get the 234 to break Eric Dickersons 2105.
Buffalo (Close one at 16-13) Carolina Jacksonville Chicago (We find out that Jay Cutler hasn’t shaved all season) Houston Pittsburgh Minnesota San Francisco Atlanta Philadelphia Arizona Denver Baltimore San Diego Tennessee NY Jets (Cincy can’t risk key players getting hurt, Jets are playing for post season life)
I’ll throw out the trivia question answer as I drink a cold one to the Ravens entering post-season play.
Ken Anderson of the Cincinnati Bengals completed 70.6% of his passes in the 1982 season and the record still stands.
By the way fellow pickers who are new to the picking game this season, we go right on up to the Super Bowl with our picks.
Week 17 Results:
MommieDearest had 9 wins and 6 losses (you picked the Titans twice, sorry that I didn’t catch it earlier) BrianYoung had 9 wins and 7 losses RWinger had 12 wins and 4 losses (top picker) Don had 6 wins and 10 losses Dell had no picks Tim had no picks
The Week 16 Standings: RWinger – 179 wins Brian Young – 178 wins MommieDearest – 166 wins Tim – 163 wins Don – 157 wins Dell – 154 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Whatever Happened to Julian Fagan” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 17: Tim 6 times RWinger 6 times Brian Young 4 times MommieDearest 4 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 16: RWinger would have 70 Tim would have 68 BrianYoung would have 48 Dell would have 46 MommieDearest would have 45 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
PLAYOFF WEEK 1 Schedule:
NY Jets @ Cincinnati (4:30 game) Philadelphia @ Dallas (8:00 game)
Baltimore @ New England (1:00 game) Green Bay @ Arizona (4:40 game)
This week’s trivia is a salute to the Mr. Brett Farve gunslinging event known as the Vikings victory over the New York Football Giants.
Name the player who played in 4 different decades, 340 games over 26 seasons, and retired at the age of 48.
What a week for my worst one! I knew going on those slim playoff hopes would cost me big– if only Indy didn’t bench their starters last week.
Congratulations to RWinger for being the regular season champion!
3 games are repeats of the regular finale…I’ll need more time to decide!
This has been a fun season Brian. I’ll start Monday Night Football withdraw tonight and feed my hunger with remaining bowl games and the NFL network.
I did not get my Billy B sweatshirt from Santa, but had an old one that I modified for that regular guy look. I, however, did locate one Julian Walter Fagan III who is now an attorney in Amory, MS. The University of Mississippi punter from Laurel, MS drafted in the 17th round, #430 overall, by the Houston Oilers who was the punter for the New Orleans Saints 1970-1972 and New York Jets 1973, with 56 games in 4 seasons and 299 punts (longest was 71 yards) for 12100 yards resumed his law practice and is alive and well. Of course he’ll be living forever in football history with his 175th (tied) all-time ranking at 40.5 average.
Great fantasy year, fellow players. Congrats RWinger. I’ll bet we can come up with a Coach B-like sweatshirt for you as your grand prize!
Bengals, Cowboys, Ravens, Packers
I was going to say George Blanda or Morten Anderson, but you located Counselor Fagan–never heard of the guy, sort of before my time!
MommieDearest….You go girl! Mr. George Blanda, a quarterback and kicker, played from 1949 to 1975 spanning 4 decades with 26 pro seasons (he didn’t play in 1959 because he retired in 1959 due to a front office disagreement and popped up in 1960 in the brand spanking new AFL). He played for Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Chicago Bears (1950-1958), Houston Oilers (1960-1966), and Oakland Raiders (1967-1975). He is the oldest person to play in an NFL game (48 years, 109 days).
I brought up this question because on January 3, 2010 the second player to ever play during 4 decades had 7 punts, New York Football Giants 43 year old punter Jeff Feagles who started in 1988 with the New England Patriots (1988-1989), Philadelphia Eagles (1990-1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994-1997), Seattle Seahawks (1998-2002), New York Giants (2003-present).
The left footed kicker Morten Anderson of Denmark played 25 seasons and holds the record for most games played (career) – 382, most field goals (career), and most points (career) – 2,544. I think he holds the record for most consecutive games with a score too. He played from 1982 to 2007 spanning 3 decades.
I’d love to know where i posted my week 17 picks, cuz I posted them about 12:30 on Sunday…hmmm…I may have forgotten to hit “submit”…shame
Cincinnati Dallas New England Green Bay
Playoff Wild Card Weekend is upon us.
Cincy Philly New England (once again the homer in me wouldn’t mind a Ravens win and the Homer in me says mmmmm….donuts) Green Bay
I am going with:
Philadelphia, Green Bay, New York, and New England.
I, too, would love a Ravens win…but my head says not to bank on it.
Cowboys, J-E-T-S, Patsies, Cheeseheads
Week 18 “Wild Card Weekend” Results: MommieDearest had 2 wins and 2 losses (co-top picker) BrianYoung had 2 wins and 2 losses (co-top picker) RWinger had 0 wins and 4 losses (ouch) Don had 1 win and 3 losses Dell had no picks Tim had no picks
**Shout out to Realist who had 1 win and 3 losses (would have been nice to have you with us all season long)
The Week 18 Standings: Brian Young – 180 wins RWinger – 179 wins MommieDearest – 168 wins Tim – 163 wins Don – 158 wins Dell – 154 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Gone But Not Forgotten” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 18: Tim 6 times RWinger 6 times Brian Young 5 times MommieDearest 5 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 18: RWinger would have 70 Tim would have 68 BrianYoung would have 50 MommieDearest would have 47 Dell would have 46 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
Thanks…I don’t know how I missed this thread. Next season, I will be here!
MommieDearest: Did you catch the Bill Belichick regular guy look with three sweatshirts, the hooded one was clean but arms cut off, and the wicked old school Patriots hat with the pompom ball? I’m not knocking anyone but tell me he didn’t hit the dumpster at the training facility before the game.
RWinger: I actually missed the dumpster diver look as I was too busy watching his perpetual scowl grow “scowlier”. Did you see Brady jumping up and down in the second half pointing for a foul and the refs ignoring him? Beautiful! BTW, was that Steve Hauschka kicking for the Bengals?
I like this quote out of the Boston Herald: “It’s going to make for a very long offseason … and it should be.” The Brady flag request…DENIED…..was priceless. Every now and then a dominating team needs to be humbled and it was nice to watch a meltdown. Heck, I melted down and went 0-4, 3 and 1 would have been much nicer….sometimes a winner sometimes a wiener.
Week 19 The Divisional Playoffs
Arizona @ New Orleans (4:30 start) Baltimore @ Indianapolis (8:15 start)
Dallas @ Minnesota (1:00 start) NY Jets @ San Diego (4:40 start)
These playoffs are hard to pick. I woke up Sunday morning wishing I could change both my picks for that day. And look! The ravens won in 3 minutes.
NO is struggling, and the road warriors are coming to town…but I say the spark comes back– NO
I picked against them last week and they won big; IND (besides, I want that NO-IND SB.
DAL I hate the cowboys, but there has to be one road win…
SD — LT lights it up old school.
New Orleans (a little voodoo curse from the Big Easy)
Indy (there is the Playoff Bye Week curse, there is the Ravens winless in Indy curse, however there is the Dan Dierdorf announcer curse, the Saturday Night in January holiday weekend curse, and the Curse of The Mummy along with the Curse of the Pink Panther…….I think Indy is strong at home and Manning is a little general and go with the unpopular “home” pick for these purposes, I will be pulling for the Ravens, I really wouldn’t mind going 3 and 1…..heck anything is better than last week)
Minnesota (it’s not time to break the Tony Romo curse, of course it may have been broken last week, but Gunslinger Farve has one more in him and having AP doesn’t hurt…..as long as he doesn’t fumble)
San Diego Super Chargers (the rookie quarterback curse for Sanchez of course!)
The playoffs are great, the games are do or die, but there are so few of them and as the end of the football season draws nearer and nearer…….I just say curses…..curses.
RWinger: The curse of all curses is when County Executive Craig deems the Friday before a playoff game to be “Harford County Supports the Ravens Day” and holds a pep rally in the vacant lot next to the old Greene Turtle. Every time there is a rally, the Ravens lose. No rally today, Ravens win tomorrow. Now someone (Brian, we need help here) needs to convince Craig not to have a rally next Friday!
Ok, here we go:
Cards Ravens! PURPLE POWER! Cowboys Chargers
Divisional Playoffs Results Brian Young had 3 wins and 1 loss RWinger had 3 wins and 1 loss MommieDearest had 0 wins and 4 losses
That would put the stats at: Brian Young – 183 wins RWinger – 182 wins MommieDearest – 168 wins Tim – 163 wins Don – 158 wins Dell – 154 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Does It Really Matter” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats after Week 19: RWinger 7 times Tim 6 times Brian Young 6 times MommieDearest 5 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats after Week 19: RWinger would have 73 Tim would have 68 BrianYoung would have 53 MommieDearest would have 47 Dell would have 46 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
Conference Playoff Schedule:
NY Jets @ Indianapolis (3 pm) Minnesota @ New Orleans (6:40 pm)
Colts Saints Superbowl! A battle of the ones.
Championship picks will be Indy and New Orleans
Boy, I sucked last week. Let’s go Jets & Vikings, totally against common sense!
Nice Championship Weekend. Two very good games, the Saints & Vikings was just what I expected and the Jets weren’t too shabby.
Championship Results: Brian Young had 2 wins RWinger had 2 wins MommieDearest had 0 wins and 2 losses
The stats Going in to the Super Bowl: Brian Young – 185 wins RWinger – 184 wins MommieDearest – 170 wins Tim – 163 wins Don – 158 wins Dell – 154 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Who Dat, Who De, Where Are De” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats: RWinger 8 times Brian Young 7 times Tim 6 times MommieDearest 5 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats: RWinger would have 75 Tim would have 68 BrianYoung would have 55 MommieDearest would have 47 Dell would have 46 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
keeping my 0-for streak intact, I’m picking the Saints! Who Dat?
I will be taking the Colts to win the Super Bowl. Experience is on the side of Manning and the defensive line is very quick. I think it’s going to be a good even match up game with off setting strengths but in the end Indy pulls off a win by 6 points.
Here’s a little Super Bowl Trivia to get the week started.
Who holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a player with six?
I think the Colts are going to win. But if I go with the Colts, I’m killing the Dagger fun.
Sunday’s pick will be the Saints — Saints win, I win by 2 games. Colts win, we end 267 choices with a tie.
Thanks for being a good sport, Brian! I hope that the Colts lose but that Stover kicks a good many field goals.
More importantly we all had fun and hopefully will be around for the 2010 Pigskin Picks.
Hunker down for the Blizzard of 2010. I took off, gave myself a 3 day weekend, have plenty of stock, and liquid refreshment……as long as Comcast doesn’t go out!
Super Bowl Trivia Answer:
Defensive lineman Mike Lodish holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances with six. He played in four Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills, and then two more with the Denver Broncos.
But wait Don Beebe was a member of all four Bills Super Bowl teams from 1990-1993, and went to 2 Super Bowls with the Packers in 1996 and 1997, winning a championship ring with them in Super Bowl XXXI.
So Don Beebe shares the record with Mike Lodish for the number of Super Bowl appearances by any one player . This also means that the Buffalo Bills were good once!
Super Bowls results: Brian Young and MommieDearest got the win with the Saints and RWinger got the loss with the Dolts (Peyton Manning looked a little unsportsmanlike when he left the game without a little congrats to the Saints players)
The Final Stats: Brian Young – 186 wins (Accept this computer handshake in recognition for being the 2009 Pigskin Picker Champion) RWinger – 184 wins MommieDearest – 171 wins Tim – 163 wins Don – 158 wins Dell – 154 wins Steve – 104 wins Bob M – 103 wins ———The “Who Dat, Who De, Where Are De” Club——— Axel – 22 wins Jacko – 21 wins Gene443 – 18 wins Ryan – 14 wins Ron Chapman – 13 wins Bill P – 13 wins Gracetown – 8 wins
The Top Picker Stats: RWinger 8 times Brian Young 8 times Tim 6 times MommieDearest 6 times Dell 4 times Don 3 times BobM 1 time Steve 1 time
The Ode to Brian Young Top Picker Wins Only stats: RWinger would have 75 Tim would have 68 BrianYoung would have 56 MommieDearest would have 48 Dell would have 46 Don would have 38 Steve would have 12 BobM would have 10
Once again it was fun, Congrats Brian on being Champ-peen, Congrats to Mommie for hanging with us all season long, and thanks for the laughs, insight, and giving me something to do as official unofficial stat jockey.
Gutsy call paid off, Brian. Congrats! RWinger, thanks for compiling all the stats and for your awesome trivia questions (and answers). It was a lot of fun competing with you all and hopefully we can get a larger group together next year, or at least get them to hang all season. Now back to shoveling snow, players!
It was a fun season! Great picking Daggeroids.
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