1-3. We told you to pick your underdogs carefully
The Colts and Chargers didn’t show up, and we lost Saints when Will Lutz missed a 52 yd FG.
Will Lutz bombs the ball by the way. He kicks extra points like Matt Stafford throws a swing pass. Like 100 mph
Wild Card Round
More than a third of the way to 11-0
We owe Sebastian Janikowski one for setting up the 2pt conversions to get the cover.
Yes, 10-6 counts towards the playoff push
Man, the NFL season is long. We’re coming up on 256 games picked. Hopefully we had a decent hit rate of entertaining takes on these games
Best take so far: Falcons going to win out just to troll the fans.
OK, not a great start to the playoff push.
The playoff push starts now. Unless we go 8-8 again.
The NFC East remains a clusterf*ck. The Skins may win it. Just bet against whatever team makes the playoffs.
Time for the playoff push - 3 weeks to go
All of our fireball levels are above 50% for the season. Our irrational confidence scale appears to also be irrational.
Time for Saturday football starting week 15!
Is November the new September?
Used to be that the “good” teams showed up starting October, Week 5
This year it might be week 13 when Seattle and the Pats start to pay attention to get into the playoffs at 11-5.
We didn’t really believe the Giants were going to 8-0 to finish the year. They’re going to play close games the rest of the way. Maybe 7-9.
Also, that was a leg whip on the last play. 15 yard penalty. #sourgrapes.
In more relevant news, we killed it on Sunday/Monday. 10-2. Made up for our 0-3 Thursday.
10 of the 13 games last week decided by 5 points or less.
Only 2 teams scored less than 16 (Eagles and TItans), and they got blown away.
Indy is playing really well. Indy/Saints may be the matchup.
The Impossible Dream continues - Giants on 2 game winning streak
That was dangerous. We called the turn, that the books wouldn’t get creamed again.
We were partway right, which means we caught the knife without a trip to the hospital
Like the Giants, we’ll take the victories when we can.
Tune in next week for more contrarian picks that sound intriguing but really are just very risky.
We remain on fire. 15-3 since the late games last week
5-0 in the 3 Fireballs
Didn’t need the backdoor cover in Big D. Something is wrong with the Cowboys.
On fire in the late games. 5-0 to salvage another above .500 week
Halfway through the season and feels like things are shaking out to normal. The Pats are good. The NFC East is a dumpster fire. The Giants are the tire fire inside of the dumpster.
Good news: The Double Gronk (69-69 record) is a real possibility
We keep squeaking out the over .500 weeks.
1 Fireball picks came back to earth a bit. Just .500 on all of those
If we go 1 over .500 the rest of the season we’ll be 14 games over .500 at the end. Is that good? It certainly would be boring.
8-5 going into Sunday night for the second week in a row, a shot at 10-5.
10-5 for 2 straight weeks is “hey, we should pay attention to these guys” territory.
But we gacked it. Both times. .500 is “I’ll read a little because one of them is my friend. Kind of.” territory.
Bet the 1 Fireball picks. We may put those behind a paywall.
A good week. Only ones we missed badly were Bills and of course, the Giants.
The 1-Fireball bets continue to rock. Remember that our scale is an Irrational Confidence scale. So are you surprised that the games we’re most confident about are basically toss-ups?
You see the correct strategy to adopt? Over .500 on the 1 Fireball picks.
There just wasn’t enough FitzMagic to help us get over .500 for the week.
Everyone thought the Pats were done last year at this time, too. Don’t sleep on them or the Seahawks.
Week 2 is hard. Difficult to decide what Kool-Aid to drink.
We took the Blue pill. Because we are definitely out of Wonderland.
An optimist looks at this and says “we’re .500 or better on every type of bet”
A pessimist looks at this and says “your bets bets were your worst ones”
We look at it and say “The Giants are still the Giants”
First year trying to pick every game and get some laughs. Under 50% on both. Thanks for reading! Hopefully the picks improve. Don't count on the jokes.