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Friday, October 15, 2010

Week 6 NFL Pick, College Pick, Eagles Thoughts, Week-in-Review

A brutal Twitter pick on the 49ers cost me a second consecutive winning week in terms of points. Baseball and a Monday Night Football pick on the Jets kept things respectable at an overall 5-5, but it was for -15.95 points.

Things have been especially tough on the blog, so there’s not much to say except that it’s time to turn things around. Here’s my picks for the week:

Auburn -3.5 over Arkansas (10pts. to win 9.52)
Steelers -13.5 over Browns (10pts. to win 9.52)
Titans -3 over Jaguars (10pts. to win 10)

I know it’s early for a Monday night pick, but the lack of “juice” made me jump on it. Normally, I would never pick a double-digit NFL game, but the Browns are practically forced to play rookie quarterback Colt McCoy. That’s a disaster waiting to happen against Pittsburgh’s defense.

I’ll have a pick on tonight’s ALCS game, and picks throughout the week on Twitter.

Eagles. I’ll be honest, I don’t know what to think about the Eagles right now. Kevin Kolb put up some decent numbers last week, but San Francisco looks completely lost as a team right now. And the Eagles are favored against the Atlanta Falcons this week? It looks too easy to pick the Falcons. I might have a pick on Sunday, but I should probably stay away.

Week-in-Review:

• Two days since we’ve had any baseball in the middle of the playoffs, and almost a week for the Phils. Nothing like an All-Star break to destroy the momentum of the most exciting time for the sport. They need to get this corrected.

• I can no longer link to the first page of the story, but Mike Wise of the Washington Post wrote that Donovan McNabb should be signed to an extension. The interesting part is that the Redskins have not signed him beyond this year after trading for him. Maybe Mike Shanahan has had time to watch McNabb for about a quarter of a season and has realized that the national pundits pumping this guy up were dead wrong.

• Why in the world are people so charged up over Charlie Manuel mentioning Ric Flair?

• Ines Sainz, some Mexican television reporter who nobody gave a damn about until the New York Jets players made a few catcalls at her, said she doesn’t want to go into locker rooms any more. This is such a nonsense issue. My understanding is that she’s essentially known for her looks, and ESPN reported that she accepted an offer from Top Rank Boxing, which came off of the notoriety from the incident with the Jets. Quite frankly, I don’t understand why players are still being interviewed as they get dressed after a game anyway, but the thing with Sainz didn’t even happen in the locker room. Fair or not, if you’re making in a living by flaunting your looks and you want to venture into the world of professional men’s sports, crying about some catcalls doesn’t cut it.

• Reports are that Randy Moss and Tom Brady got into a spat over their haircuts. Maybe now we know why Moss doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring, and neither does Brady since his team was stopped from videotaping their opponents’ practices.

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