Cavs looked good last night, didn’t they? That’s the kind of game we need/expect out of our back court to help LeBron. I think LBJ’s scoring will dip down to about 26-27 this year but assist and rebounds will be near triple double average. The one thing that still bothers me, why can’t this team, any Mike Brown team, play well in the third quarter. This has been a problem for years and it doesn’t make any sense. It didn’t cost them last night because the Bobcats play Adam “I can’t believe I look more like a douche with my head shave than I did when it was really nappily long but I do” Morrison more than 20 minutes a game. (I wonder if they made the right decision picking him over Brandon Roy?) Anyway, the weekend is here, it’s Halloween, there are some great football games, I’m going to tailgate for the first time this year for the Browns, so yeah, it should be a good weekend. Let’s take a look at some college games then the NFL schedule.
Florida at Georgia – How come CBS was previewing this game last week as No. 5 Florida vs. No. 4 Georgia? Florida was 10 last week and Georgia was 7. Did they think people would be more interested in this game if it was a 4-5 match-up? I don’t think 4-5 or 6-8 makes much a difference. It’s still a huge game. This is want I want to see out of it: We all remember last year when Georgia’s entire team ran on the field to celebrate the first touchdown. So this year, I say the do it again. Just to piss of Florida even more. If Florida scores first, I say they send the whole team out as a revenge thing. I could see one team doing it, the next trying to one up them by tearing down the goal post, then the other team ripping up grass, burning benches, this could go on forever. Florida seems like a team that would take it one step too far so therefore they win.
Texas at Texas Tech – What’s the over under? 90? 115? 245? This has potential to be the most entertaining college football game of the year and the most satisfy since, well, last weekend when Penn State shut up all those Ohio State fans talking about getting into the BSC title game. I want TT to win and run the table undefeated. Do I see it happening, no. Texas played three team in a row ranked 11 or better, and they destroyed them all. They won’t destroy TT but they will win. If Texas is going to stumble, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was to Kansas or Texas A&M.
Michigan at Purdue – Two weeks ago, Michigan put a solid first half together against Penn State before realizing they suck. Last week it was three quarters against Michigan State before the realization set in. They are building up to a complete game. Will they get it against Purdue? I sure hope so but I’m not that confident. Both teams are 2-6 so I guess there’s a chance but how can I feel good about Michigan ever winning a game again. That said; after Purdue, they got Minnesota, Northwester, Ohio State. To continue their streak of 33 season in a bowl game, they to win out. It’s possible, right?
NFL (Last week I had my best week going 10-4 to bring the season record to 61-49.)
BUFFALO vs New York Jets – Mangini has asked Favre to stop taking so many gambles. Favre joked he isn’t a gambler (haha, get it, because Mangini was talking about his horrible throws off the back foot into triple coverage and Favre was joking that he doesn’t gamble like cards and betting. Oh that Brett. What a guy!) So Favre, in an effort to show up his coach, will throw gambling pass after gambling pass and get picked off 4 times.
CHICAGO vs Detroit - Detroit is calling on Daunte Culpepper to the rescue. So I guess it safe to say the winless season is 95% guaranteed.
JACKSONVILLE at Cincinnati - So TJ Houzezmandadda said he is going to talk from his house to the NFL Network studios if the Bengals go winless. Wow. What a crazy guy he is. That’s a whole 27 miles. What a gutsy ultimatum made by the ponytail lovin’ Indian/Spanish/Mexican? (does anyone know?) wide receiver. I can guarantee he doesn’t do this. Just what a stupid thing to even say. How did this even come up? Did some reporter ask “Hey, TJ, if you don’t win a game this year, what are you going to?” Or, “Do you think you’ll win a game this year?” Or did TJ just bring it up all on his own?
TENNESSEE vs Green Bay - I’m having a hard time buying into the Titans are the best team in the NFL but I guess they are. Of course, now that I’m picking them to win, go out and bet on the Packers for the upset.
ARIZONA at St. Louis - Who said Madden video games aren’t just like the real thing. My brother and I were playing yesterday, he was Arizona, I was Baltimore, and in the first quarter, Kurt Warner had an interception, a fumble returned for a touchdown, a touchdown pass and then left the game with a rib injury. Classic Mr. Brenda Warner.
HOUSTON at Minnesota – Andre Johnson really isn’t that good. It’s down here for now. I mean, can you really expect him to have the greatest statistical receiving month again? My advice, if you have him on your fantasy football team, sell high. Trade him. I good trade would be AJ and David Garrard for Peyton, DeSean Jackson/Wes Welker and MJD/Mewelde Moore/Pierre Thomas or whoever else you want.
TAMPA BAY at Kansas City – Tyler Thigpen is really a starting quarterback in the NFL?
MIAMI at Denver - Ted Ginn’s emergence last week makes this offense almost unstoppable. OK, not really but they still beat Denver.
ATLANTA at Oakland - Who has a bigger fantasy day, Matt Ryan or Mike Turner?
NY GIANTS vs Dallas - Can you believe Dallas fans are actually calling for Brooks Bollinger to play? Yeah, that Brooks Bollinger. The same Brooks Bollinger who has throw just 343 career passes with eight INTs. That’s how bad things are in Dallas.
PHILY at Seattle – Seattle, you had your fun last week. This is not the 49ers.
NEW ENGLAND at Indy - This game used to have so much hype and promise and expectations. Now it’s almost a who cares game.
WASHINGTON vs Pittsburgh - I’m taking Washington more because I want them to win than anything else. The Skins always seem to play to their opponents level. They’ll win a close one but the real story is Chris Berman is going to interview McCain and Obama. I’ll tell you right know, the first person to say “Berman, you are washed up and you suck” or to simply punch him in the face, will get my vote, and I’m sure the vote of millions of other from the “I hate Chris Berman fan club.”
CLEVELAND vs Baltimore - The first one o’clock home game of the year for the Browns. This is the time and type of game they are used to playing. I truly think they have turned the corner and will play good football from here on out. Lewis has a big game and DA is solid with a touchdown and no picks. .500 baby! HERE WE GO BROWNIES, HERE WE GO…