“Bow down to the paid one.”
This 2013 NFL off-season has shaken up the league in a hurry. As always, some teams more active than others, but some mediocre teams have transformed into serious contenders. Teams continue to unload cash prior to the draft in hope of making a run for the Lombardi. Who has made the biggest splash in Free Agency? See for yourself.
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Like most NFL fans, I hope Ed Hochuli and his “guns” are on display ASAP
Tonight on Monday Night Football, the NFL’s “Replacement Referees” will be on center stage once again to make an abortion out of the greatest game on the face of the earth. Week one was deemed a “success”. Week two was “not that bad”. But with all but one game left in this week, week three has been a complete disaster. If Rodger Goodell and his cronies weren’t watching the DirecTV Sunday Ticket yesterday and punching themselves in the testicles repeatedly, then they will probably get four hours worth of chances tonight.
Notice how I didn’t say three hours? That’s because games are running dangerously close to FOUR hours this season. There are seven EXTREMELY under-qualified guys out there, rocking Foot Locker employee gear. When a flag is thrown, there are more refs discussing the penalty then there are women on an episode of “The View”. I’m all for getting the call correct, but when it takes a good two to three minutes, five times per game, it gets absurd. Then let’s not forget to mention that on more than one occasion, the small village meeting concludes with the wrong decision being made on where to spot the ball or what the penalty call was. Read the rest of this entry »
BAL +7 @ NE
@ttlsportsblog – “On the road again…..” The Ravens have had this as their theme song for what seems to be about 10 years.
After 7 consecutive road playoff games, the Ravens finally got a home game last week and beat the depleted Houston Texans. With Joe Flacco playing another less than stellar game, saftey Ed Reed was the latest to call him out publicly. It’s bad enough when your own teammates are calling you out, but how about one of your neighbors? Read the rest of this entry »
Alex Smith and Vernon Davis made a believer out of me
I’ll be honest. I was pulling for the 49ers to beat the Saints. All season I was trying to tell myself that they are a mediocre team and play in a mediocre division. But when they come out of the tunnel on Saturday, they were looking for respect. And they got it. Never in a million years did I think that the Saints would lose…again…as a road favorite. But it just goes to show you that a hungry fan base, hungry players, and a hungry coach, can make the biggest non-believers, believers.
I wrote on Friday that I didn’t have faith in Alex Smith to make any big plays and that the 49ers couldn’t score enough to win the game. Once again, I was proved wrong. On the final drive of the game with the 49ers down 32-29, Smith had ice water coursing through his veins. It was just incredible to watch him progressing through his reads. Read the rest of this entry »
If I were a gambling man, I would have been a rich man after last week. 4 games. All 4 correct. Now, I’m not going to puff out my chest just yet, because this is the NFL and everyone knows that the unexpected always happens.
Wild Card Weekend Results
Scott aka “Earl” (@ttlsportsblog) 4-0 (doubted Tebow’s will to win)
Chris aka “Hook” (@HookTSB) 3-1 (picked all the winners)
Connor (@CJScutts) 1-3 (2-2 winners)
New Orleans -3.5 @ San Francisco
@ttlsportsblog – I’ve been burned all year by San Fran. And boy do I want them to prove me right this weekend. I’ve thought they are a mediocre team that’s gotten by on a solid defense. Bottom line is that you need to be able to score in this league. When you have a QB who hasn’t thrown for over 300yds in a single game this year, you obviously can’t get behind early. I just don’t see the 49ers putting up 28 or so points on offense. BUT……I do see them making a big defensive or special teams play that will make this game close. The Saints on grass will be slowed down, but that just means that Brees will be throwing the short ball all game and at a 75% clip. I like the Saints to win, but not cover. 27-24 Saints win on a last-minute FG.
@HookTSB - San Francisco had an excellent year. Their defense was top-notch and Alex Smith did enough not to lose games. Their biggest wins during the regular season were Philly, NYG and Pittsburgh. They lost to their 2 other quality opponents in Dallas and Baltimore, and dropped a 3rd to the lowly Cardinals. They haven’t played a team like the Saints all year. Drew Brees is rolling right now. If his public image was more religious and less family-man, we’d all be calling him Breesus. Saints -3.5 could be the easiest call of the weekend, I’m thinking blow-out city 38-21. Read the rest of this entry »