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It’s Christmas Time!

December 4, 2011 Adam Thomas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  You know why?  A.) Because it’s Christmas.  B.) Because it’s my birthday.  BOOM!  Double whammy.

You know, every time that I tell someone I was born on Christmas, they give me this consolling face and they’re like, “Aw, I’m so sorry. You must get shorted on presents.”  And then I always have to explain that no, in fact, it was just the opposite because I am so very lucky to have a family that SPOILED ME ROTTEN with presents. It always makes me feel like a jerk, but hey, who the heck are you telling me that it sucks to be born on Christmas?  You know who else was born on Christmas?  Ricky Henderson.  Yeah.  And he turned out ok.  Anyway, on to the numbers!

1.) Best Christmas album?  The Muppets and John Denver.  Especially hillarious when Ms. Piggy thinks they are saying “Bring us some PIGGY pudding instead of “FIGGY pudding.”  Good stuff.

Runner up would have to be Amy Grant’s “A Christmas Album.”  Not only is the album incredibly dated with 80s synths bounding through the tracks like reindeer, but there is this one song “Love Has Come” that might have the most hilarious moment in recorded history.  So she gets through the chorus fine, and is about to go into the chorus for a second time when out of NOWHERE this background singer–who must’ve forgot that he’s recording with Amy Grant and not REO Speedwagon–just absolutely BELLOWS out the words “DON’T YOU KNOW THAT!!!!” I have to rewind the tape every time I hear it.  Also, when he does it for the last time, his voice cracks like nobody’s business and he just says “Don’t you know!!!!!!!!” And he sounds like a wounded Rottweiller howling at the moon.  Good stuff.

2.) Best Christmas movie?  The original Grinch, not that Jim Carey nonsense.  And who cares if the Grinch wears no pants and breaks into Who homes and takes all their stuff. The best part of that movie is when he plays pool with the Christmas ornaments.

Runner up is Home Alone. The movie that taught us that it’s ok to fight off grown men when they come to rob your house.  In real life, Culkin just gets shot or crow barred to the face, right?

3.) Stef and I watched The Family Stone the other night, and you know what?  Don’t ever watch that movie.  The Family Stone are a bunch of assholes.

4.) My bold NFL Prediction for the week is this: The Dolphins beat the Raiders, then Denver beats Minnesota, then we have to endure an entire week of the Tebow love fest (will someone just go for his knees already?), only to have the Raiders beat Green Bay and end their undfeated streak the next week and Denver lose to whoever they are playing.  Take it to the bank.

5.) I watched the Houston college football game yesterday and anyone who thought that they should’e been playing for the national championship just because they were undefeated is deusional as all get out.  That team would get MURDERED by LSU.  I’d like to see Oklahoma State get a chance at LSU, but lets face it, the only team with a real shot at taking down the Honey Badger and company is Alabama.

6.) Kentucky played UNC yesterday and it was AWESOME! Especially the end, where a UK player blocked a shot with 5 seconds left, and instead of fouling, UNC just gave up. Can all UK games end like this please?

7.) Screw you Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees!  I was up by 49 pts in a $50 buy-in fantasy league before they played on Monday night, and then I wake up at midnight to see how they did and WHAT THE HELL!  Brees threw 5 TDs and 2 of those were to Graham!  I didn’t even need to check the score, I knew I was beaten.  So farewell $50 league, luckily I still have another and then Randy’s league where I need to win to make the playoffs.  Fingers crossed!

Three team tease for this week:

KC +7 at Chicago

Carolina +2 at Tampa Bay

Denver -1 at Minnesota

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Get Outta Delaware Park Week 13:Rocky Mountain High

December 4, 2010 Randy Neil

Adam’s a little busy this week to make the picks, so aside from panicking desperately that another blog has woo’d my writer, I’m gonna go ahead and take my attempt at picking the NFL lines.

Mind you, I went 1/5 last week and I’ve been in Colorado the past 5 days inhaling rocky mountain air and organic granola burritos, so I can’t be held accountable for the ridiculous amount of money you could lose if you happen to listen to these. So lets gooooooooo.

Buffalo +5 over Minnesota – Even though the Vikings won with their new coach last week, Buffalo has been a legit contender losing 3/4 last games in OT.  Field goals for every one.

Miami -5 over Cleveland – Chad Henne is coming back.  Ricky Williams is getting high in the parking lot.  They are at home (and don’t have many wins there) but I gotta think with Jake Delhomme making his 2nd start since injury, picks will be in abundance.

Jacksonville +3.5 over Tennessee – Yeaaaaa Rusty Smith making his 2nd start for the Titans after throwing 3 pics and getting shut out by the Texans last week.  The Jags have been upsetting and holding their own.

Denver +10 over Kansas City – I have no idea about this game.  Who knows what Denver team is going to show up, and Kansas City has literally gotten it’s biggest favored margin in what like 6 years?

Washington +7.5 over New York Giants – I think the Giants are gonna win, but McNabb can always keep a team in a game.  A touchdown sounds about right.

Chicago -5 over Detroit – Ugh.  I feel sick about this.  Chicago at this point has to be considered legit though.

Green Bay -9.5 over San Francisco – Cannot play with em.  Cannot win with em.  Cannot coach with em.  Can’t do it.  I want winners.  I want people who want to win.  Aaron Rodgers will do that.

New Orleans -7 over Cincinnati – I wonder if at any point in the game, Carson Palmer trade’s uniforms with his brother, and he goes out and plays a quarter or two.  New Orleans secondary vs. ANY Palmer?  Yea, I’ll take NO.

Atlanta -3 over Tampa Bay – I think this is the point where Tampa Bay stops being considered a playoff contender team.  September seems like a long long time ago, and with the Falcons rolling, Matty Ice is gonna destroy.  Honestly, if I could though, I’d push.  I could see Atlanta winning by a field goal.

Oakland +13.5 over San Diego – These two teams always play hard.  I don’t see the Raiders winning, but I don’t see San Diego up by two TDs by the end of the game.  It really all depends on what Oakland we’re gonna see.

Seattle -4.5 over Carolina – Uhhhhh seriously?  I know the Seahawks aren’t that good, but John Fox is literally mailing it in the rest of the season.  Jonathan Stewart is back you say?  Who gives a shit.  Lofa Tatupu could handle the entire O line himself.

Dallas +5.5 over Indianapolis – I smell an upset.

St. Louis -3.5 over Arizona – Well, Derek Anderson could back up all the insane jabber that came out of his mouth in that post game interview, but most likely he’s just going to continue sucking and enjoy his fifteen minutes.  Sam Bradford IS the best QB coming out of last year’s draft, and the Rams are for sure a better team than San Francisco.

Pittsburgh +3 over Baltimore – I actually don’t understand this line at all.  The Ravens have lost almost every game against Pitt except earlier this year when Charlie Batch was QB and it was only by a late field goal.  Big Ben ain’t hurt.  He ain’t going nowhere.

New England -3.5 over New York Jets – I’d feel a lot more comfortable if the line was 3.  It’s going to be a close game, but I have to take experience (and cheating) over shit talking and a lucky record.  Rex Ryan is a douche.

Don’t you feel confident about those picks now?