Da Saturday Show (sans show)

So Saturdays have traditionally been the down day of the week on our little website but I'm trying to change that.  Da Saturday Show (soon to be sponsored) will be a half hour, weekly show featuring a short commentary segment, my two brothers and I making weekly NFL picks against the spread, guests on occasion and a one-minute rant from the Reverend.  I'm still working through the kinks but the show will make its debut - in some form - next Saturday.

Here's the fan component:

  • Each week my brothers and I will pick three games each.  At the end of the season, the winner will be given a flight - anywhere in the country - paid for by the other two. (We'll be using Sheridan's Odds in the Friday USA Today.)
  • In the comments for Da Saturday Show, each of you will be able to pick three games yourselves.  You can not duplicate the picks of any of the three of us.  You can use games we've used but not our combination.  You guys are free to use the comments to discuss whatever you like but I'm asking that your selections be in their own post.
  • We'll do this for all seventeen weeks (starting today!).  To make the postseason, you only need to have five perfect weeks.  That means you'll have seventeen opportunities to go 3-0.  You go 3-0 five times and you qualify for the postseason.
  • The postseason will be a Fantasy Postseason set-up that I'm quite fond of and will make every postseason game fun to watch.  (Not that the Bears Super Bowl run won't take care of that on its own.)  The details of the set-up we'll go over in December.
  • "What do we win, Jeff?"  I'll tell you.  There will be varying gift certificates, in varying amounts, to all those who make the postseason.  And if you beat my brothers and I in the fantasy postseason, you'll win a monthly column on da site from March through August.  That's six full columns where you'll be able to voice your opinions on the main page to the readers on free agency, the draft, OTAs and throughout training camp.

The picks this week:
(Remember you can't use the combination chosen by myself or either of my brothers.)
Jeff
Carolina +6.5 over the Giants
Cleveland +3 over Tampa Bay
Baltimore +2.5 over the Jets

My brother Chris
San Francisco -3 over Seattle
San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City
Cincinnati +4.5 over New England

My brother Jon
San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City
Cleveland +3 over Tampa Bay
Denver +2.5 over Jacksonville

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  • #1...Sweeet blog Jeff. Lets beat the Lions and not look back BEARDOWN...GO BEARS!!!

  • Denver +2.5 over jacksonville
    Houston +2 over indy
    Bears -7 over Lions

  • Bears -7 over Lions
    Philadelphia +3 over Packers
    San Fran -3 over Seattle

  • By the way Jeff, you and your brother pussed out by not picking for or against the Bears. I saw how you did that.

  • They are not Bears fans. I didn't pick the Bears cuz it's 7 and I think that's gonna be a push.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Just messin with you.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    So that's why you picked the teams with half points. Suckers bets every one of em.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Baltimore +2.5 over the Jets
    Denver +2.5 over Jacksonville
    San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Man, that would be weird to have brothers who weren't Bear fans... I'm talking violence!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Dolphins -3
    49ers - 3
    Packers -3

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    One ingredient missing from this team is confidence, and you can't get that until you beat a good team. If we go 2-0 to start this season, with this team, we are going to the playoffs.

    Get Some!!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Chicago -7 over Detroit
    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Oakland +6 over Tennessee

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Side note: I stopped by the casino (Red Rock) on way home from work Tuesday and the line on the Saints Vikes game was Vikes + 5. I walked away. Went back on Thursday and the line was Vikes +5 1/2, so I jumped on the Vikqueens. A final of 14 to 9 and 2 missed field goals later, I was able to have the best of both worlds. A Vik loss and a me win.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    What's up viva? Where you been man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have been told by my shrink to stop obsessing over things out of my control. Needless to say, I have been reading often, but not really commenting. By the way, he can kiss my ass during the season. I am going to obsess without his approval.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    San Diego -4.5 at KC
    Indy -2 at Houston
    S.F. -3 at Seattle

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    SD over KC
    Indy over Houston
    SF over Seattle

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Packers -3 over Philly
    San Fran -3 over Seattle
    SD -4.5 over KC

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jacksonville -2.5 over Denver
    Carolina +6.5 over New York (Giants)
    Baltimore +2.5 over New York (Jets)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Arizona -3.5 over St. Louis
    Indy -2 over Houston
    San Fran -3 over Seattle

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City
    San Francisco -3 over Seattle
    Jets -2.5 over Baltimore

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Has the line moved to an even 7?
    If so, that is the only spread as large as a full TD.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Here are Albert in Tucson's KISS OF DEATH picks:

    Detroit +7 at Chicago.
    Yes, I have Jahvid Best in my fantasy lineup.

    Packer -3 at Philly.
    Rogers is the QB of our team known as THE WHITE ELEPHANTS.

    Baltimore +2.5 @ NY Jets.
    Sorry, I know the Jets D is most excellent and we'd probably love it if Rex Ryan was running the Bears BUT, since he is not, I feel there's WAY too much talk coming from a team that only got to 9-7 and backed into a playoff spot last year because the Colts rolled over and played dead for them in week 17. Plus, what are the odds the Dorelle "Zero NFL training camp time" Revis pulls a "groan" or a hammy?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

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  • In reply to linsuh:

    What the fuck is this you douchebag. Go fucking solicit your garbage on some lesser packers and/or vikings blog you curr.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Better check with Jeff before you go off MB. They might be sponsoring some of the prizes on the Blog.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    can't stand that stuff trac. waste of space.

  • In reply to linsuh:

    Meh, not into gambling/bettin.

    But very interesting to see how doing this thing brought out a sheiteload of a dudes who never contribute to the blog. Interested to see if one of them wins, what they'll do with the editorial honors.

    Not hatin, just sayin.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..sheite in my life everyday is a gamble..so I agree brother never have and probably never will but ..agree love to see all here on the blog..

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!!!

    BEAR DOWN BOYS AND GIRLS

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm goin with MB. I spend all my time looking at the stock market, the world's biggest casino. I am staying away from sports betting.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I also agree this thread has been like moving the refrigerator in a dive and watching the roaches scurry.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ahhhh, DaBears Blog contests - always have potential but rarely ever followed through upon.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Amen. This one is the real deal.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Like the Draft Day challege for a Sunday guest spot? Yeah, I locked that one up with the Earl Bennett pick!

  • In reply to bears5003:

    I forgot about the Draft Day Challenge. Did you really win that?

  • In reply to bears5003:

    Bills +3
    Oakland +6
    San Fran -3

  • In reply to bears5003:

    CHICAGO -6.5 OVER DETROIT
    GREEN BAY -3 OVER PHILADELPHIA
    BALTIMORE +2 OVER NEW YORK JETS

  • In reply to bears5003:

    Who's the lucky guy who gets to audit this contest?

    Chicago -6.5 (I always like the Bears)

    Philadelphia +3 (I always hate the pack)

    Indy -2 (How can Peyton Manning lose a game he's had all offseason to prepare?)

  • In reply to bears5003:

    Chicago -7 over Detroit
    San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City
    Cleveland +3 over Tampa Bay

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll award my editorial honors to some other bloggers. MB you have one comin. Albert gets one for sure, love the guy's writing. I'll give one to #16 if he comes back, just to get a rise out of everyone. Trac gets one because I love his convictions. Maybe Irish if he promises not to write one of those crazy diatribes he does every now and then. I'll make up my mind on the others, see who wants it more.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll play through week five, then wait for the playoffs. Yeah right.
    Colts over Texans
    Chargers over Chiefs
    49er's over Seahawks

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dolphins -3 over Bills
    Packers -3 over Eagles
    Browns +3 over Bucs

  • In reply to linsuh:

    We have a guy on here named Max Suckatansky who needs a size 60 packers jersey for his girlfriend.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ZING

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Cleveland +3 over TB
    SF -3 over Seattle
    Miami -3 over Buffalo

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Miami -3 over Buff
    Atl -2 over Pitt
    Jacksonville -2.5 over Den

  • In reply to gpldan:

    St. Louis +3.5 over Arizona
    Titans -6 over Raiders
    Carolina +6 over Giants

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Chicago -7 over the Lions
    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Cleveland +3 over Tampa Bay

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    San Diego -4.5 over Kansas City
    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Chicago -7 over the Lions

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I respect annyone that takes the Lions......good odds if you take any dog with 7 or greater points.

    Last year, opening weekend, the Bills covered against the Pats(Pats won by 1 point), Raiders covered against the Bolts(Bolts won by 2 points), and the Jags covered against the Colts (Colts won by 2 points.

    Also, if you think Vegas has a strong grasp in week 1, think again....50% of dogs and 50% of favorites covered the spread.

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    Great pic.

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    Actually, a 50/50 split is a strong showing for Vegas. The whole idea behind setting spreads is that they're turning an unfair matchup into a fair one.

    If they're doing their job right, both dogs and favorites should be winning 50% in the long run...

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    Miami -3
    S.F. -3
    Pack -3

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    INdy -1 over Houston
    SF -3
    T.B -3

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Atlanta -1 over Pittsburgh
    Indiana -1 over Houston

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    We are setting the world on fire this week...

  • In reply to JonHughes:

    Lets go Chargers...

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Sorry....Bolts won by 4

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Arizona -4 over St. Louis
    Cincinnati -4.5 over New England

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Redskins by +3.0 over the cowgirls (don't underestimate the Shanhan)
    Cleveland by +7.0 over the Tampa Bay
    Philly by +7.0 over the Green bay

    Today is my gf bday so I will see you guy's later. Have a great sept.11 and remember everyone from that day in 2001.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    By 3, I mean a field goal and by 7 I mean one touchdown.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I don't see how the LIONS can be favored over the Bears. This is going to be an ass kicking. I want to see how all of these idiots backtrack off of their comments after this game. (Johnny "Waffle" chicago)

    I will be the first to back off if we win by three touchdowns. Promise.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23 - i was referring to the idiot sports writers that picked us to go to the big show last year and this year somehow go 3-13 and losing to the Lions, not you guys.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    GB -3 over Phili
    AZ -3 over STL

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    BEAR DOWN - Bears by 10 is my bonus kicker

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Miami -3 over Buffalo
    Arizona -3.5 over St Louis
    San Francisco -3 over Seattle

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    SD, I believe the conversion is 80 Billion neuron synapses to every TD... I'm approximatin' of course, I could be off by a billion or so.

    I think your last sentiment is the one I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    + = underdog

    - = favorite

  • or a smokeless ashtray...?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    or even a litterbox for cats that cleans itself?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    johhny..would your squirrels use it? or do they like my friends in college just piss in the corner?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oooohhhh... I want one of those, and I don't even have a cat.

  • Normal people see Islam for what it really is. The term Radical was only inserted in order to be PC to Islam in general.

  • NOTE: Picks are locked in at 12:00 CT Sunday. No picks put in after that are eligible. You don't HAVE to pick every week to be eligible. The list of Week One Perfects will be part of my Monday column.

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