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Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Week #14

Jason and I did a megashow this week, combining our Week 13 recap with our Week 14 picks, and I guess it overheated the BlogTalk Radio site because we lost use of our sound board halfway through.  But we managed to get our picks in anyway.  There will be two games that will function as de facto Pick-ems because they have QB issues severe enough that no sportsbook was offering odds on them at the time of our show.  This resulted in what we believe is our first double contingency pick on the same team, because neither of us is going anywhere near the Buffalo Bills if they're forced to start Nathan Peterman at QB due to Tyrod Taylor not being able to post.  We've seen enough of that shit.  Here are the rest of our NFL Week 14 picks, where we go heads up on only four games:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
NO (9-3) 1    ATL (7-5) Atl 20-17 Atl Atl
Sunday
GB (6-6) 3    CLE (0-12) GB Cle
Min (10-2) CAR (8-4) Min Min
BUF (6-6) Off Ind (3-9) Buf? Buf?
TB (4-8) Off Det (6-6) Det Det
KC (6-6) 4    Oak (6-6) KC Oak
CIN (5-7) Chi (3-9) Chi Chi
HOU (4-8) SF (2-10) Hou SF
Dal (6-6) NYG (2-10) Dal NY
NYJ (5-7) 1    DEN (3-9) Den Den
LAC (6-6) Wash (5-7) Wash Wash
Tenn (8-4) 3    ARIZ (5-7) Tenn Tenn
JACK (8-4) Sea (8-4) Sea Sea
LAR (9-3) 2    Phi (10-2) LA LA
Sun. Nite
PIT (10-2) Bal (7-5) Pit Pit
Mon. Nite
NE (10-2) 11    MIA (5-7) NE NE
Week 13 7-9 5-11
0.438 0.313
Season 92-89-11 82-99-11
0.508 0.453
Lock Total 6 4


All of our thoughts and observations can be heard here (jump ahead about 45 minutes for our picks):

NFL 2017 Week 13 Recap + Week #14

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2017 Week #13

Jason and I welcomed a new caller to the show who displayed the most passionate defense of Geno Smith you could ever imagine.  It takes all kinds, I guess.  No matter how unusual, though, I always appreciate when someone new decides to call the show.  Jay and I are truly doing what we love, and to have people around the country who don't know us at all call in and share is kinda awesome.  Every show grows at its own pace, but no matter how slow, we really do have respect and gratitude for all who catch on to us and like what they hear.  Here now, our Week 13 NFL picks, where Jay and I disagree on six games:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
Wash (5-6) 1    DAL (5-6) Dal 38-14 Wash Wash
Sunday
GB (5-6) 2    TB (4-7) GB TB
ATL (7-4) 3    Min (9-2) Min Min
JACK (7-4) Ind (3-8) Jack Ind
KC (6-5) 3    NYJ (4-7) KC KC
BAL (6-5) 3    Det (6-5) Bal Det
NE (9-2) 9    BUF (6-5) Buf NE
CHI (3-8) 3    SF (1-10) Chi Chi
TENN (7-4) 7    Hou (4-7) Tenn Tenn
Den (3-8) 2    MIA (4-7) Den Den
LAC (5-6) 13½ Cle (0-11) Cle LA
NO (8-3) Car (8-3) Car NO
LAR (8-3) 7    ARIZ (5-6) Ariz Ariz
OAK (5-6) 9    NYG (2-9) Oak Oak
Sun. Nite
Phi (10-1) 5    SEA (7-4) Sea Sea
Mon. Nite
Pit (9-2) 5    CIN (5-6) Pit Pit
Week 12 7-8-1 9-6-1
0.467 0.600
Season 85-80-11 77-88-11
0.515 0.467
Lock Total 5 3


All of our thoughts and observations, including another disjointed aftershow, can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #13

Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017 Week #12

We hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving, and if you bet with Jason, you did because you made money.  I am licking my wounds after my 0-3 Triple Gobble.  But we're going head-to-head on five games for the rest of Week 12 in the NFL, so I can still salvage the week if I get red hot tomorrow.  Here are our picks for the remainder of Week 12:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thanksgiving
Min (8-2) DET (6-4) Min 30-23 Det Min
LAC (4-6) 2    DAL (5-5) LA 28-6 Dal Dal
Thanksgiving Nite
WASH (4-6) 7    NYG (2-8) Wash 20-10 NY Wash
Sunday
ATL (6-4) 10    TB (4-6) Atl TB
CIN (4-6) Cle (0-10) Cle Cle
PHI (9-1) 14    Chi (3-7) Phi Phi
KC (6-4) Buf (5-5) Buf Buf
Tenn (6-4) 3    IND (3-7) Tenn Tenn
NE (8-2) 16½ Mia (4-6) Mia NE
Car (7-3) NYJ (4-6) Car NY
Sea (6-4) SF (1-9) SF SF
LAR (7-3) 2    NO (8-2) LA LA
Jack (7-3) ARIZ (4-6) Ariz Ariz
OAK (4-6) 4    Den (3-7) Den Oak
Sun. Nite
PIT (8-2) 14    GB (5-5) Pit Pit
Mon. Nite
BAL (5-5) 7    Hou (4-6) Bal Hou
Week 11 8-5-1 9-4-1
0.615 0.692
Season 78-72-10 68-82-10
0.520 0.453
Lock Total 5 3


All of our thoughts and observations, including an aftershow truly spraying to all fields in a Kings of Non Sequitur session, can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #12

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 Week #11

Victory Auto Wreckers, Eagle Man, and Samurai Sunday were the order of the day as Jason and I went back in time in our aftershow tonight.  If you're a child of Chicago and want to reminisce on these and some other awful ad campaigns, you should listen to our podcast.  And we give you a couple of other bad ads to go find on YouTube and laugh at.  As far as the football, we differ on five games on what looks like it's going to be an entertaining Sunday of football.  Maybe some clarity on this soupy league will reveal itself as we get ready for the Triple Gobble coming up on Thanksgiving.  Here are our picks for NFL Week 11:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
PIT (7-2) 7    Tenn (6-3) Pit 40-17 Pit Pit
Sunday
Bal (4-5) 2    GB (5-4) Bal GB
NO (7-2) Wash (4-5) Wash NO
MIN (7-2) LAR (7-2) Min Min
Jack (6-3) 7    CLE (0-9) Cle Jack
Det (5-4) 3    CHI (3-6) Det Det
HOU (3-6) 2    Ariz (4-5) Ariz Ariz
KC (6-3) 10    NYG (1-8) KC NY
TB (3-6) 1    MIA (4-5) TB TB
LAC (3-6) 6    Buf (5-4) LA LA
NE (7-2) 7    Oak (4-5) Mexico City, MEX Oak Oak
DEN (3-6) Cin (3-6) Cin Cin
Sun. Nite
Phi (8-1) 6    DAL (5-4) Dal Phi
Mon. Nite
SEA (6-3) 2    Atl (5-4) Atl Atl
Carolina, Indianapolis, the New York Jets, and San Francisco are off.
Week 10 6-7-1 6-7-1
0.462 0.462
Season 70-67-9 59-78-9
0.511 0.431
Lock Total 4 3
All of our thoughts and observations, including a spray-to-all-fields aftershow, can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #11

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Week #10

Jason and I differ on six games this week as the soupy mix of mediocre teams yielded a Sunday in the NFL in which only one matchup featured two winning teams.  And no one thought the Saints or Bills would be this good at this stage.  But we're probably more interested in the Chargers-Jags game because Jay chose to lock in Jacksonville while I am going with Phil Rivers and the former San Diego Superchargers on a hunch that he'll pull one of those "I'm not finished yet" performances.  No matter what though, the soup promises to deliver some results tomorrow that will shock the system, because 2017, man.  Here are our picks for Week 10:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
Sea (5-3) 6    ARIZ (4-4) Sea 22-16 Sea Ariz
Sunday
CHI (3-5) GB (4-4) Chi Chi
NO (6-2) 3    BUF (5-3) NO NO
Min (6-2) WASH (4-4) Min Wash
DET (4-4) 10½ Cle (0-8) Cle Det
Pit (6-2) 10    IND (3-6) Pit Pit
JACK (5-3) LAC (3-5) LA Jack
NYJ (4-5) TB (2-6) NY TB
TENN (5-3) Cin (3-5) Tenn Cin
LAR (6-2) 13    Hou (3-5) LA LA
ATL (4-4) 3    Dal (5-3) Dal Dal
NYG (1-7) SF (0-9) SF SF
Sun. Nite
NE (6-2) 7    DEN (3-5) NE Den
Mon. Nite
CAR (6-3) 9    Mia (4-4) Mia Mia
Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, and Philadelphia are off.
Week 9 5-7-1 5-7-1
0.417 0.417
Season 64-60-8 53-71-8
0.516 0.427
Lock Total 4 3


All of our thoughts and observations can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #10

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2017 Week #9

This is one of the more fascinating weeks in recent memory because of what Jason calls a "soft reboot."  Many teams are going through new QB situations this week, so the Broncos, Texans and Cardinals get their first glimpse at life with a new signal caller for better or for worse.  Throw the Panthers in there going with less weapons at WR on purpose, and the Eagles adding a RB to the mix, and you see plenty of change at the halfway mark of the season, making things even more goofy for those of us trying to make picks and make sense of it all.  I didn't think it possible for 2017 to get stranger in the NFL, but here we are.  And here are our picks for Week 9, where Jay and I disagree on five games, including one of our locks:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
Buf (5-2) 3    NYJ (3-5) NY 34-21 Buf Buf
Sunday
NO (5-2) TB (2-5) TB TB
Atl (4-3) CAR (5-3) Atl Atl
LAR (5-2) 4    NYG (1-6) LA NY
JACK (4-3) Cin (3-4) Cin Jack
PHI (7-1) 7    Den (3-4) Den Den
TENN (4-3) Bal (4-4) Tenn Tenn
HOU (3-4) 7    Ind (2-6) Hou Ind
SEA (5-2) 7    Wash (3-4) Wash Wash
Ariz (3-4) SF (0-8) Ariz Ariz
DAL (4-3) KC (6-2) Dal Dal
Sun. Nite
Oak (3-5) 3    MIA (4-3) Mia Oak
Mon. Nite
Det (3-4) 2    GB (4-3) Det GB
Chicago, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, and Pittsburgh are off.
Week 8 6-7 7-6
0.462 0.538
Season 59-53-7 48-64-7
0.527 0.429
Lock Total 4 2


All of our thoughts and observations can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #9

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017 Week #8

Our connection issues with BlogTalk Radio resulted in no aftershow tonight, so it's good I got the Monday night pick in before our live show cut off.  Because I haven't been able to be heard when I log in pre-show as host, I've had to log out as the host and log back in as a guest.  Problem was, there was no one on the host line once the live show ended, so BlogTalk Radio automatically killed the feed.  The more you know.  Here are our NFL Week 8 picks, where I go versus Jay on seven games:

Fav Spread Dog Final Dre Jay
Thu. Nite
BAL (3-4) 3    Mia (4-2) Bal 40-0 Mia Mia
Sun. Morn
Min (5-2) 10    Cle (0-7) London, ENG Min Min
Sunday
NO (4-2) 10    Chi (3-4) Chi NO
Atl (3-3) NYJ (3-4) Atl NY
PHI (6-1) 13    SF (0-7) SF Phi
BUF (4-2) Oak (3-4) Oak Oak
CIN (2-4) 10½ Ind (2-5) Cin Ind
NE (5-2) 7    LAC (3-4) NE NE
TB (2-4) Car (4-3) Car TB
SEA (4-2) Hou (3-3) Hou Hou
Dal (3-3) WASH (3-3) Wash Wash
Sun. Nite
Pit (5-2) 3    DET (3-3) Pit Det
Mon. Nite
KC (5-2) 7    Den (3-3) Den KC
Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Giants, and Tennessee are off.
Week 7 3-10-2 6-7-2
0.231 0.462
Season 53-46-7 41-58-7
0.535 0.414
Lock Total 3 1


All of our thoughts and observations, including double the Cute Factor with both of Jay's kids at the top of the show, can be heard here:

NFL 2017 Week #8