NFL Week 11 2017 – LOCK OF THE WEEK

Atlanta last week was a no-brainer.

Lock of the Week – San Diego Chargers -7 vs. Buffalo Bills

Lock of the weekThis is the first week I’ll be putting my money where my mouth is. $50 on the Chargers here is probably the second easiest $50 I’ve ever made.

If that’s not convincing enough for you, Wads blind-confirmed this as the lock of the week yesterday.

I’m 5/7 on the year for what it’s worth. 75% after 8 games will be convincing.

NFL Week 10 2017 – LOCK OF THE WEEK

I’ve missed on two locks and both were going against the Jets. I’ve learned my lesson, as Simoncini would say, the Jets are contenders.

Lock of the Week – Atlanta Falcons -3.5 vs. Dallas Cowboys

Lock of the weekI saw this line on Tuesday and immediately thought Atlanta was going to win in a blowout. This was before we knew about the Zeke news.

Zeke getting suspended actually hurts my case here. Knowing Vegas, they probably knew Zeke would get suspended, so they opened at Dallas +3.5 which people would be all over IF Zeke was playing, but he’s not.

Regardless. Atlanta wins this going away.

Would this make professional sporting events better or worse?

To me, this is a brilliant idea that I would implement immediately.

Before each game, a seat ticket is drawn at random and whoever has that ticket has to sing the National Anthem in front of everyone or else they have to leave the game.

“You think THAT is a good idea?”

This is a 10/10.

Some (most?) would forget the words. Some would totally suck. Sometimes kids would do it and it would be adorable. The amount of social-media moments you’d get from this would be astronomical.

I’m not even asking for money from this great idea, I just want to see it happen.

My Eagles Expectations

The Eagles should make the Super Bowl, and I expect them to.

Them going after Ajayi today confirms the front office feels the same way.

The Eagles and Seattle are the two NFC contenders right now. The Eagles are not only a game up, but they’re more balanced as a team.

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Eagles are favored in all but two of their remaining eight games:

  • +1.5 in Dallas. I expect this to change and the Eagles to be favored since Zeke is suspended (for now).
  • +2.5 in Seattle. This could be huge for tie-breaker implications.

Me putting money on the Birds

If the Eagles only win the games they’re favored in, they finish 13-3 which likely clinches home field throughout the playoffs. And if they beat Seattle in Seattle they all but guarantee home field.

They’d be favored at home against every NFC team in round 2 of the playoffs as well as the NFC Championship.

The NFL is a week-to-week league, but barring any other significant injuries, you should expect a Super Bowl appearance.

Jinxes are bullshit. Superstition isn’t real. Nothing is guaranteed for next year. Don’t be scared to get your expectations up.

The time for the Eagles is NOW.

We’ve all been crushed a dozen times before anyway… but this year is different for the Eagles.

NFL Week 8 2017 – LOCK OF THE WEEK

Not only did I hit my lock last week, but I also gave lock-status to Jazz -10 vs. Lakers last night which they covered by 5.

Lock of the Week – Hotlanta Falcons – 6 at New York Jets

Lock of the weekAtlanta looked about as bad as possible last week putting up only 7 points against one of the worst defenses in the league.

The Jets have been way more competitive than anyone expected.

The weather is going to be shitty in New Jersey which should narrow the line.

Matt Ryan is on everyone’s sit-em list for fantasy BUT THOSE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT. RISE UP ATLANTA!

Three Thoughts on Professional Sporting Events

Dancers / Cheerleaders

This may be the weirdest tradition that still remains in sports (aside from everything in baseball).

“Not sure if I should be horny or…?”

The Sixers Dancers came out last night and did a dance routine. They were all really attractive, dressed in revealing clothing, and did a very sexual dance routine. Ben and I both acknowledged how weird & awkward it is when this happens.

A large percent of people at sporting events are either 50+ or parents with their young kids. Dancers / cheerleaders seem like an idea that was made up in the 60s so old dudes could have some eye candy and its just stuck around because no one stops to wonder why the hell it’s still happening.

I’m not trying to take jobs away from women I swear, but what is the point of having half-naked women dance around while guys play sports? It’s just kind’ve weird.


Booing a player on your team

Last night, Amir Johnson checked in and the crowd booed loudly.

“He averaged 6 points a game last year, WTF did you expect?”

Booing Johnson felt classless. I was embarrassed. He hasn’t played well this season, but he’s only been here a few months, he hasn’t said anything controversial in the media, and probably most importantly, he tries.

Booing players on your own team is a weak move unless they’re not playing hard, or they overtly call out their teammates, coaches, or fans.


Chanting “Refs You Suck!

“Ya you suck too fans!”

I’m a firm believer that fans (especially those at the game) disagree with the refs overwhelmingly when the call goes against their team. This chant happened two or three times last night.

Blaming the refs is a no douglas move. It’s an excuse. There are questionable calls in EVERY game, it’s a part of sports, but insta-chanting “Refs you suck!” as a reaction to an iffy call is again, a classless move and feels embarrassing.

NFL Week 7 2017 – LOCK OF THE WEEK

Adam said before the games last week that the Steelers were the mortal lock, but I got cute and tried to make it a parlay. I’m not falling for it this time.

Lock of the Week – New Orleans Saints -4 @ Green Bay Packers

Lock of the weekI usually try to explain why my pick DOESN’T make sense, because that’s the logic behind my picking method. On the surface this game goes against that logic.

Rodgers is out so Hundley is starting. The Saints have been on a tear. Despite this, I think the Packers being 4 point home dogs is too much.

Saints FTW.

KEEP TRUSTING

The game was amazing. TTP chants were going on throughout the ENTIRE event. Wizards fans were pissed but there was nothing they could do. Dale and I were goin’ HAM.

And That was 32 career games… Felt great out there #TheProcess

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They lost because they couldn’t execute down the stretch but this was a very encouraging game.

  • Embiid looked great.
  • Simmons looked great.
  • Convington was awesome.
  • Fultz can’t shoot but who cares.

This team is the REAL DEAL.

They’re 1.5 point FAVORITES against Boston tonight. FAVORITES. AGAINST THE CELTICS.

THE SIXERS WON 10 GAMES TWO YEARS AGO. BOSTON HAD THE BEST RECORD IN THE EAST LAST YEAR. BOSTON IS STILL FAVORED TO BE A TOP 2 SEED IN THE EAST THIS YEAR. THE SIXERS. YOUR. PHILADELPHIA SEVENTY-SIXERS. ARE. FAVORITES!!!!!!

If I follow my lock of the week logic, the Sixers win this one comfortably and the Celtics move to 0-3.

They’re a LOCK for the playoffs. Keep trusting.

Processing in D.C. 2017

Tomorrow morning I’m driving to D.C. to meet Dale and PROCESS OUT at the Sixers season opener versus the ‘Zards.

Season is here… #CornRowsProcess

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The game is going to be a blow out.

  • The only question about Embiid is whether he’ll have more blocks than minutes played (both are over / under 19).
  • Simmons will have a double double in assists and missed free throws.
  • Fultz honestly might not have a point.
  • Dario will make a play with about 4 minutes left in the fourth that sends the moment hugely in the Sixers favor.
  • Covington will bite, claw, and meow his way to 6 tipped balls.
  • JJ will have 18 points, 6-7 from 3-land.
  • I haven’t Instagrammed in like 3 months but you can bet me, Dale, and Molly Sullivan will be in the one I post on Thursday.

The win tomorrow night is going to be the first of about 46 this season. Dale and I will be chanting TTP with our Hinkie shirts while blackout drunk giving Sixer fans the reputation they deserve.

It’s a beautiful thing.

NFL Week 6 2017 – PARLAY LOCK OF THE WEEK

Chris Berman called me this morning. He wanted to know what my lock of the week was because he has to make his pick on TV pretty soon.

Lock of the Week – New England Patriots -11 @ NY Jets & Pittsburgh Steelers +4.5 @ Kansas City Chiefs

Lock of the week

I don’t like picking two road teams, but it’s just what the lines say.

It’s not that the Jets are “good” this year, and that the Pats are “bad” this year, but they’ve certainly trended in directions that most weren’t expecting. Brady, on the road, demolishes the fraud Jets.

The Steelers locker room is in turmoil, Big Ben threw 5 picks last week, and the Chiefs have been undeniably the best team in the NFL. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs lose this one outright (which, conveniently so, would probably make the Eagles #1 in all power rankings LEGGOOO!)