The NFL decided to have a pretty uneventful week, so this week I just have a few random thoughts from the world of sports and beyond while desperately hoping that the weather stays nice for just a couple more weeks.
I bet Ohio State really wishes they could have that Virginia Tech game over.
There is a definite buzz here in Columbus about the Blue Jackets. The early returns are in and they seem not just competent, they seem improved. I am cautiously optimistic.
The Red Wings seem a little more energized this season too.
I keep forgetting that very few of you care about hockey.
I rescued a dog in June after putting my 14 yr. old busy, Sam, to sleep in April. Sam was maybe the smartest dog I have been around. This one, she’s kinda stupid so far.
I’m taking a vacation from work that ends on Nov. 2nd. That also happens to be the weekend we fall back to standard time. I get an extra hour of vacation. #winning
Why in all of the hells would someone who just treated an ebola patient get on a cruise ship? Next NFL commissioner maybe? Or is Goodell in charge of our medical community's response to the disease? (search #ebolacruise on Twitter to get caught up).
Well, the FSU/ND game ended. What an amazing game. My Facebook and Twitter feeds are just lighting up with ND fans who think they got “homered” or “jobbed” or “robbed” or something else that ends in -ed. Now, anyone who knows me knows how much I loathe Notre Dame. Having said that, FSU might be one of two programs I loathe more. Michigan, of course, being the other. So, I found myself simply rooting for a good game to watch, and I got just that. And then some. Then the call at the end of the game. Guess what, ND fans. It was the right call. Here is a GIF to show you why.
It was such a great game. Don’t spoil it with sour grapes.
Moving onto week 7. Really, week 7 already?
Jets at PATRIOTS -9.5: Ahhh, there is the Thursday picks we are used to from me.
Bengals at COLTS -3.5: So that is how you make a tie feel like a loss. I’m all in on the Luck train here, so you might as well expect it to come to a crashing halt anytime now.
Titans at WASHINGTON -5.5: There is some serious potential for a pick 6 that leads to a Titan win in this game. Cousins seems to be confused at the end of games. And in the middle of them too. When does RGIII get back so he can get hurt again?
Dolphins at BEARS -3.5: This screams trap game. Like at the top of its lungs. From the top of the Wrigley Tower, or whatever they call the Sears Tower now. Sorry, it will always be the Sears Tower to me. I’m falling for the trap.
BROWNS at Jaguars +6: Yes, I believe in you, Cleveland. But this would be oh so like you to lose this game. Outright. Might have to put a money line hedge on this one.
SEATTLE at Rams +7: Bad week for St. Louis fans I’m afraid. Bye bye Cards and St. Louis gets a pissed off San Fran followed by a pissed of Seattle?
PANTHERS at Packers -6.5: Here is my hunch of the week. If you like fun, bet on the over (50.5) too.
Falcons at RAVENS -6.5: Well, I think this line has moved a lot. Not always wise to bet with the public, but who ever said I was smart?
Vikings at BILLS -5.5: Isn’t this the kind of game they usually ship over to London?
Chiefs at CHARGERS -3.5: It’s the weekly “Game no one East of the Mississippi River gives a shit about. Thank God for gambling.
Giants at COWBOYS -6.5: I think the over/under for turnovers in this game is 15. Take the over. Yes, I’m going against my gut that, just like Cleveland, this is a game Dallas almost always loses. I’m going with a new theory that they have the best O-line in the game. (and I was oh-so wrong about them).
CARDINALS at Raiders +4: I’d say it was a welcome home for Carson Palmer, but he has so many homes.
NINERS at Broncos -7: Manning. At night. With a record for the ages on the line. Sorry, Brady lovers, this guy might be the best ever. And it might not be close.
Texans at STEELERS -3: Looks like I will be finding something else to do on Monday night. I think the curling club meets. (seriously, such a good time, highly recommend it to anyone).