Saturday, December 16, 2006

NFL Week 15 Preview and Picks

Cowboys over Falcons: How badly is Mora Jr. booed at home?

Dolphins over Bills: Winner actually still has playoff hopes.

Bears over Bucs: Please.

Jags over Titans: Am I really picking against Vince Young?

Jets over Vikings: Did you really pick up Artose Pinner to win your FFL playoff game?

Pats over Texans: Pats angry. Pats smash.

Saints over Redskins: Story of the year in sports.

Steelers over Panthers: Wasn't this the preseason Super Bowl pick?

Ravens over Browns: Balto angling for HFA.

Broncos over Cards: Cutler schools Leinart.

Rams over Raiders: Only hapless Oakland can make Rams look good.

Eagles over Giants: Jeff Garcia. Yes: Jeff Garcia.

Chargers over Chiefs: Tomlinson topples Hornung.

Colts over Bengals: Indy's death exaggerated.

Comments: More of your last-minute picks and analysis?

-- D.S.

20 comments:

Michael said...

Lions vs. Packers doesn't qualify as a game?

Anonymous said...

Jim Mora is the coach of the Falcons. He is not a junior. He shares the same first name as his father, but is not a junior.

rafael said...

he'll still get booed

isbtown said...

I'm not actually sure if Lions vs. Packers actually does count as a game or not. You think Dan left that game out on purpose?

Ma4tt (the 4 is silent) said...

This is what happens when you don't have an editor.

Actually, I'm shocked that DS didn't use the Packers-Lions game as an excuse to bash Brett Favre for the 2,346,853,767th time.

C'mon, Dan! I know the holidays are near, but... but... but... c'mon!

ChrTh said...

Woohoo! Dan didn't jinx the Packers!

BTW, another NBA Brawl. In the Garden! Stern is going to dismantle both Denver and New York.

Anonymous said...

SportsCenter has officially gone down the toilet. In the first 35+ minutes of the highlights show at 11, they showed exactly THREE highlights: the Nuggets-Knicks brawl (which wasn't really highlights of the game itself, just the brawl), the Cowboys-Falcons game (and of course everyone's reactions to it), and Texas Tech-Arkansas (Bob Knight's 800zillionth win). And of course lots of commercials. Does anyone else actually want to see game highlights, or are people really more interested in what Parcells/Mora/TO/etc have to say after a regular season game?

FSN's Final Score has the right idea (just showing highlights), but that show is unwatchable due to three quarters of the screen being taken up by various tickers. Sigh...

The heroin sheik said...

Good lord tomorrow I have to put up with my fiancee who knows little about football rooting blindly for the bears as they play the bucs. She loves to crack on the bucs because we can't win in cold weather because we are as she says a bunch of pussies. If the bucs were to pull off the upset where would it rank in the pantheon of great upsets?

Dan Mega said...

Good picks. I actually agree with all but one, I think the Vikes will beat the Jets. Not that I care since Da Bears are 1 win away from getting home-field throughout the playoffs.

And I cannot wait till we hear Shanoff's synopsis of the Madison Square Garden brawl.

Anonymous said...

There was no booing at the GA Dome. There was no opportunity to boo Jim. His name wasn't announced... There were some choice signs though.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/falcons/stories/2006/12/17/1217falsidebar.html

Big D said...

Holy Crap!

Sunday NFL Countdown on tWWL... And Michael Irvin didn't back up Terrell Owens' admitte spitting on DeAngelo Hall.

I was fully expecting some type of diatribe about "the heat of the game" and such...

Half-Man/All-Amazing said...

Big D are you serious?? He actually disagreed with T.O?? Someone put that on YouTube.

People are usually homers for teams like Jaworski (Eagles), Holtz (Notre Dame), Shanoff (Florida)... but i've never seen a person be such a homer for another person like Irving is with Owens. It's incredible.

Troy (Gainesville, FL) said...

Rex Grossman is the most confusing human being on the planet.

Steve said...

"Rex Grossman is the most confusing human being on the planet."

So you're saying he's almost as confusing as a woman?

ChrTh said...

Tennessee 24, Jacksonville 10 in the 4th Quarter. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present next year's trendy Super Bowl pick and this year's most confusing team.

ChrTh said...

WOW, how often do you see this?

1-10-DET 24 (1:49) J.Kitna pass intended for J.Fletcher INTERCEPTED by C.Woodson at DET 42. C.Woodson to DET 42 for no gain (J.Kitna). PENALTY on DET-J.Kitna, Face Mask (15 Yards), 15 yards, enforced at DET 27.

Troy (Gainesville, FL) said...

How pissed is the Jaguar defense right now? Seriously--2 INT returns and a fumble return for TDs. I'm sure someone at ESPN will find a way to give VY credit for that.

Half-Man/All-Amazing said...

Merril Hoge is going to be all over that.

Troy (Gainesville, FL) said...

I'm in the library "studying" for exams, so I'm not seeing any of this on TV. What the fuck is Tim Rattay doing throwing 50-yard TD passes?

The heroin sheik said...

How bout them bucs. We are gonna lose but damn this game is fun to watch.