Of course that is sarcasm, and even though I thought that the replacement refs were terrible, it turns out that the regular refs are just as terrible. It was, however, very nice to see the Broncos get screwed over on a ‘Tuck Rule’ non call. So that made me happy.
It was those same Broncos, mind you, that kept me from being PERFECT in my game predictions for these playoffs. But when you do a three team parlay, that one game means everything. Again though, I was never more happy to be wrong.
2.) I feel really sorry for that young child in the Tide commercial where he is wrapped up in a Raiders towel and a Raiders jersey and his dad says, “Timmy didn’t get to choose his colors, they were chosen for him.” Or something along those lines. Sadly, I think the commercial rings too close to home. RUN TIMMY! Run NOW! The Raiders will only break your heart. Trust me.
3.) After watching that commercial, I decided to youtube clips of the ‘Tuck Rule.’ I haven’t seen that play since it happened 11 years ago sending me crying into my parents basement where I hung out with our cat who had been quarantined after being attacked by a raccoon. Don’t ask me why I watched it. The worst part is the referee who made the call said, “It was clear as day, Brady’s arm was going forward.” See how terrible real refs are? I want the scab refs back please.
4.) Randy sent me an absurd text over the weekend that read like this: ’65 yrds…2 sec…u gotta kick it?? right??’ This was during the Seattle game mind you, a Seattle game featuring a kicker the Seahawks had just signed during the week and whose career long is a 55 yard field goal. Also, and I’m not sure if you are aware of this or not, but the Seahawks won on a Hail Mary earlier in the season in a little seen game without a hint of controversy against the Packers.
Still….the Seahawks lost when they attempted the Hail Mary. Would they have lost if they had tried the kick? I can’t say yes….but I also can’t say no. That Randy may just be a made genius.
Just kidding. They definitely should not have attempted a field goal.
As for this week, I like:
49ers -4.5 (Wilson almost threw for 400 yards last week against ATL, imagine what Kaepernick is capable of), Ravens +9.5 (Ray Lewis’ last stand) and the NFC +.5 in the Pro Bowl (gotta pick the Pro Bowl game).
Last week I was 2-1, putting me at 5-1 for the playoffs.