Wanna know what else I know, that the age old mantra, 'Defense wins championships' has never been a truer phrase ever spoken in sports. It's so easy to dismiss Notre Dame cause they win without style points, they don't have to have a dynamic offense, cause their defense is championship legit son. It's no coincidence that Notre Dame is undefeated and teams like, Oregon and Kansas State loss to inferior opponents. They loss cause they were built on offense and offenses chokes, not defense. Imagine what Alabama would have done to a team like Oregon when they would have had a month to prepare for them. Ditto for Kansas State. Notre Dame defense will keep them in every game, and if there offense doesn't make mistakes they will be in great shape, if they make plays they probably won't lose. Whoever comes out of the SEC (I call Georgia in an upset special) will have their hands full against the Fighting Irish and that's on da Fo real boo!!!
For those that keep saying that the SEC is overrated consider this; this past weekend, Florida and South Carolina, arguably the 3rd and 4th best teams in the conference, went on the road as underdogs and kicked the shit out of 2 one loss teams, in Florida State and Clemson. The SEC is far and away the best conference in football and when they do move to a 4 team playoff I have no problem with 2 of those teams being from the SEC and that's all I'm a say about it (Joe Clark)
I can't help but giggle a little bit, like a school girl discovering the joys of touching her self for the 1st time every time I see the Lakers play, they are so tragically mediocre right now. That they may actually fire 2 coaches in one season, don't be surprised, once Steve Nash comes back they will be out of excuses and no one's gonna take the blame for putting together such a flawed collection of players, an under utilized post player with great passing skills, a big man who can't hit half his free throws, a player who shoots like he's still the best player in the game, a 38 year old point guard who can't guard any guards, a bench that would have trouble making the roster of any championship quality team, all led by a coach who has an apostrophe in his name. Yep the Lakers are still fucked and I love it.
Did you know that the Denver Broncos are the odds on favorite to win the SB this year? Yep 4-1, that's better than the Patriots, Texans, Niners and Giants. I don't buy it, only because it's to good of a story. 'One of the great QB's to ever play, has his neck infused, when told to retire, he insteads leads another team all the way to the promised land'. I'm guessing if this is a dream scenario, he would kick the shit out of his old team in the Colts, beat his hated rival Tom Brady to get to the Super Bowl and then out duel his younger brother Eli to bring home the trophy... Plausible, but life doesn't work like that. On the other hand the Steelers are getting 20-1 odds, Now that's some shit I do like!!! Speaking of Vegas....
Patriots -9 over Miami
Look, let's just be honest, the Patriots are dicks, they run up the score, they try to score from the minute they take the field to the final minute of the game, 44-17?!!! ... Fuck it we're here may as well try to make it 51-17. That's just how they play. Except it, Belichek and Brady are the kind of guys that goes to the club, hits on every girl, because they believe that they should fuck them all, they are not looking for one conquest, they want them all, all the bitches and that's something we as a football society will have to deal with
Patriots 44-Dolphins 17
Baltimore-3 over the Steelers
I mean c'mon man. I love the Steelers but without Rothlisberger and a mediocre ground attack you can't pencil them to score more than 13 points against the Ravens. Yes, I get that the Ravens themselves are offensively challenged, but they are good for at least 16 points, which means at worse case scenario it's a push. On a side note, hey Ray Rice, I drafted you with the 2nd overall pick, anytime you want to start playing like it, is A-OK with me.
Ravens 16-Steelers 10
Tampa+ 8 over the Dolphins
Look I'm tired of justifying Tampa, look at their record against the spread and leave me the fuck alone, 8 points seriously, 8 fucking points.... Nope, I'm done, nope, nope
Denver 31-Tampa 27
Tampa/Denver over 50.5
Ok maybe I have to justify this a little cause the Tampa game last week didn't go over, but that was mostly cause of missed field goals, but still I'm only softly justifying it. 31+27 =58, 58 > 50.5
Carolina -3 over Kansas City
No one is talking about Cam Newton anymore and now Cam Newton is playing reasonably well. He's the guy that plays best when he's ignored, kinda like that bad ass kid you have, you know the one that snaps at a Chuckie Cheese in the middle of the arcade, cause they think that those god damn coins grow on fucking trees, so you just leave the kid and smoke a blunt in the parking lot until they come outside with their shit together
Panthers 27-Chiefs 14
I normally keep my college games to myself but...
Nebraska-3 over Wisconsin
Has anyone see the Badgers this year, this is not the Badgers that we're used to. The QB blows, the offensive line is mediocre and they're playing in a dome which will make them seem even slower. I get that it's Nebraska and Nebraska hasn't won a meaningful game since Tom Osbourne, but still, they gotta win this, I'll even call worse case scenario, the Huskers lose the turnover battle 3-1, there you happy... Good!!!