10/16/2009 § Leave a comment
It looks like another thin week as far as exciting matchups are concerned. One thing we’ll get out of this week (along with the next couple) is a better idea of who’s good and who’s bad out of the teams currently huddled up in the middle.
Baltimore @ Minnesota (Sunday, 1:00 ET, CBS)
The Ravens are coming off a heartbreaking loss to division foes Cincinnati and desperately want to revive a suddenly stagnant offense, while the Vikings are trying to stay unbeaten before two consecutive tough road trips to Pittsburgh and Green Bay. The unit that will decide this game is the Baltimore Ravens Offense. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/15/2009 § Leave a comment
So, yeah, last week didn’t go so well. I went 2-5, which is bad, but overall I’m still 13-8, a pretty respectable record. There’s no time to second-guess myself though; I’ve got to just put this stumble behind me and flip on.
Cincinnati @ South Florida: It’s no secret that this game will likely decide the Big East championship. Both teams are ranked, undefeated, scoring more 35 and giving up fewer than 14 points a game. While the Bulls probably can’t make it to the BCS title game, the Bearcats have a shot if they win out. South Florida by 3. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/13/2009 § Leave a comment
The NFL is a quarterback league, and this week was a firm reminder of that fact. From amazing performances from young signal-callers to last-minute heroics to what happens when neither team has a viable passer, Week 5 was a QB clinic.
The Chad Henne Era has officially begun in Miami. In yet another Monday night thriller, the Dolphins QB followed up a nice performance against the Bills with a downright brilliant outing against one of the league’s top 5 pass defenses. Henne completed almost 77% of his passes for 241 yards, throwing 2 TDs and no INTs. His 130.4 QB rating was the fourth-best showing of the weekend. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/12/2009 § Leave a comment
So far this season, 45 teams have returned either a kickoff or punt for a touchdown. Among these 45 teams are eight of the current AP Top 10, eleven of the Top 15, and thirteen of the Top 20. Combined, the 45 teams have a record of 156-95 (62.2%).
When we take out teams that only have a single return touchdown, we are left with 13 teams. These 13 teams are a combined 53-21 (71.6%) and include three of the Top 4, four of the top 10, and six of the Top 20. Narrowing the field a little further to just teams that have at least one kick and one punt return touchdown, we get a group of 9 teams that are 37-13 (74%) and lose only #19 Georgia Tech from our group of ranked teams. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/09/2009 § Leave a comment
This week’s slate is a little bare, with only a couple games featuring two good teams and a potential train-wreck with teams who are a combined 1-7. Meanwhile, if you like watching good teams beat the crap out of terrible teams, this weekend offers a nice triple feature.
Cincinnati @ Baltimore (Sunday, 1:00 ET, CBS)
The surprising Bengals travel to take on the dominant Ravens in a matchup of two 3-1 teams battling for the top of their division. Cincinnati is 2-0 on the road and Baltimore is 2-0 at home. The unit that will decide this game is the Cincinnati Bengals Defense. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/08/2009 § Leave a comment
No, it’s not a new Ultimate Fighting league, but that would probably get better ratings. While you’re watching Nebraska @ Missouri (or the MLB playoffs, or The Office wedding), people who lost their remotes while watching Whacked Out Sports will witness the debut of the next professional football league to fold within two years.
The UFL, according to its official website, is where future stars come to play, although it looks more like where NFL players who got cut go to try to get uncut. The most recognizable player on any of the four (yeah, four) teams’ rosters is probably former terrible Bills QB JP Losman. « Read the rest of this entry »
10/08/2009 § Leave a comment
Awwwwwwww, yeah… I’M BACK!! I know that someone was expecting me fall flat on my face last week (which I do a lot, statistically as often as I fall flat on my tail) and turn the picks back over to his sorry keister. He’s SOL, though, ‘cuz I tore it up again last week, going 5-2 and bringing my total to a wicked 11-3.
I know you’re anxious to get to my latest work of genius, but first why not stop on by my brand new Facebook page and add me as a friend? Now that we’ve got our social networking out of the way, let’s get this show on the road. « Read the rest of this entry »