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2019 AFC Wildcard Predictions!

January 2, 2020 Adam Thomas

Bills at Texans

In researching this game—and by ‘researching’ I mean Googling ‘Bills vs Texans’ and clicking on the first link that popped up—I was surprised to see that all but one of the experts on CBS sports is picking the Bills. I think that the Texans take care of business at home to earn their annual wild card win, divisional round loss.

This year, heading into Randy’s fantasy football draft, I didn’t want to draft a quarterback early, like Deshaun Watson. I wanted to wait on a quarterback and get Josh Allen late in the draft. I chose Cam Newton instead (Whoops!) and Allen went a few players later. When it came back around, I decided to draft Lamar Jackson as my back up, not knowing that he would turn into the greatest quarterback the world has ever seen. Of course, I ended up losing in the championship to a team that started Kirk Cousins. So next year, remember during your fantasy drafts to wait on a quarterback. There are just so many good ones that Kirk Cousins can literally win you a championship. Except for everyone that plays in Randy’s league with me. Feel free to draft a quarterback with your early round picks.

Got a little distracted there—funny how that happens when writing a stream of consciousness blog about the Bills playing the Texans. I like the Texans for the simple fact that they have the better quarterback. I wish I had more analysis for you, but that’s all I got.

Texans 27 Bills 24

Titans at Patriots

Whoa buddy. Now this is a game. Full of all sorts of intrigue and the very real possibility of this being the end of the Brady/Belichick era. Of course, the end of the Patriots dynasty coming at the hands of a jobber like Ryan Tannehill would be too convenient of an end. Everybody outside of New England wants it to happen. We would love to watch Derick Henry run for 200 yards and spike the ball on Belichick’s nuts. But of course, this is the real world. That’s not going to happen. Belichick is going to figure out a way to shut down Ryan Tannehill—something Tannehill has proven adept at doing himself up until this season—they will bottle up Henry and Brady’s old man strength will power them juuuuust enough to win the game.

Another factor is Mike Vrabel going up against his mentor in Belichick. It has a little bit of an Anakin Skywalker vs. Obi Wan Kenobi vibe, no? Of course, Kenobi already has the high ground. Don’t jump, Vrabel. You’ll just end up legless and on fire on the molten world of Mustafar.

Patriots 23 Titans 19


Delaware Park Parlay Special

January 3, 2013 Adam Thomas

FILE: Ray Lewis Tears Triceps MuscleAlrighty, it is now time for the NFL Playoffs or as us Raiders fans like to call it, the offseason!

Delaware Park has these Playoff Parlay cards where you have to pick three steps right in order to get paid 3 for 1. Now, I don’t really like to gamble, and I’m not really good about picking NFL games but since this is a “sports blog” I thought I better try it out before the season ends.

Anyway, here we go.

Step One: Select Point Spread Game

I am going to take the Seahawks -3.5 over the Redskins. Why? Cause I like Seattle at home (Ed. Note: I just realized–4 hours later–that the Seahawks are playing in Washington…so there’s how much I’ve been paying attention to things) and think Lynch will go Beast Mode all over the Redskins D.

Step Two: Select Two Game Winners With No Point Spread

Basically the options are Texans vs. Bengals, Packers vs. Vikings, Ravens vs. Colts OR you could pick the AFC or the NFC in the pro bowl…which is stupid so stay away from that mess.

I am going to take the Texans over the Bengals and the Ravens over the Colts.  I am really tempted to take the Vikings, but picking against Aaron Rodgers scares me. I think the Ravens take care of business for Ray Lewis and win in spite of Flacco throwing more picks (2) than TDs (1).

As for the Bengals vs. the Texans, the Bengals barely beat the Ravens subs last week which is worrisome.  That said, I will be surely cheering on the Bengals for Big B’s sake so it’s a win win for me. Bengals win, I’m happy, Texans win, I’m happy.

So there it is: Seahawks -3.5, Texans and Ravens.  Lock it in.


Tebow Anxiety

October 30, 2011 Adam Thomas

Damn you, Tim Tebow!  Damn you straight to hell!  It’s Sunday morning, 9:25 a.m. and I can either start Tebow against the Lions D (who I own) or I can start Matt Schaub against the Jags. I’ve wanted to go with Schaub all week, but now, here I sit, seriously considering putting in Tebow.  Why? Cause the man put up like 25 pts in 2 minutes last week!  Sure he sucked for the whole game, but he has the potential to be fantasy gold int he 4th quarter. So you sit and bitch for 3 quarters about how terrible he is, only to fall in love all over again when that 4th quarter rolls around.  Bleh, whatever, I am going with Scaub.

Also, what in the world is going on in that picture?

Unless I don’t….

1.) I saw Bridesmaids last night and for once, I think an overhyped movie deserved the hype.  It was pretty damn funny. We also watched 28 Days Later, which I had never seen.  I’m not sure how that’s possible cause I love zombie movies and that one got a lot of praise.  And it was well deserved.  Not a bad movie at all. But not as good as…

2.) The original DAWN OF THE DEAD!  Man, I watched this yesterday afternoon by myself and it freaked me out.  Those 70’s/80’s horror movies with their grainy film and synthed out soundtracks are always much more scary to me than these new age flicks with their sawing off of the legs and making human centipedes and what not. Getting back to Dawn of the Dead, there is something about it that is just plain unsettling.  Some of it has to do with the zombies eating people (especially when the zombie eats the biker’s stomach.  Gah, that is so gross!) but I think it’s the fact that these folks had everything perfect in the mall until some more humans, not zombies, showed up and ruined it all. In conclusion, can’t we all just get along?

3.) As I type this, the song Lakini’s Juice by Live is playing (I’m not proud of this) and the singer just said, “I rushed the ladies room took the water from the toilet, washed her feet and blessed her name.” Um…what?

4.) Speaking of music, you know what always gets me in the mood for fall?  Listening to Yes and Pink Floyd.  When it comes to Yes, my freshman year of high school, on the ride home from soccer practice, my brother would always blast Yes in his light blue Aries K station wagon (equipped with collapsing roof material!) and now, everytime I hear Starship Trooper, I think of fall.  With regards to Pink Floyd, I think I listened to The Wall about 500000 times during my sophomore year. The best song on the album?  No, it’s not Confortably Numb, it’s Run Like Hell!

5.) I think that Raffi from the League is officially the funniest man on televsion. He is such a dirty mother effer. All I am going to say is murder boner.

Ok, last week I think I was 2 for 3 on my three team tease which is a lot like kissing your sister.  It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. This week, I like:

DENVER +3 over Detroit

KC +3 over San Diego

New England -2.5 at PITTSBURGH

Let’s see how it goes.  Now, back to tweaking my lineups!