Thursday Night Picks Contest Bonus

Thursday Night Picks Contest Bonus

I need to give folks a chance to catch the mighty Crown. So tonight's bonus is simple.

  1. Someone must explain why I chose the above photo. And do it by kickoff.
  2. Since apparently there's a Jeff Jinx, let's run with it. I want the total yards, rushing and receiving, for Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin from scrimmage. You must be within two yards. Thus if you guess 200 you will be given one correct week for anything between 198-202.

My guess: 168.

If Minnesota wins, all bets are off. No bonuses on games with anti-Bears results.

Here is the only great moment in Greg Schiano's tenure with Rutgers. Maybe he'll see this and be inspired to beat Minnesota tonight.

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  • 98-76

  • For the photo, You think the Viking guy was a lumberjack at one time or is Lumberjack a nickname for someone on the Vikings?

  • Hey Mb, do you really think Ray Lewis and Tom Brady are both overrated?

    I really disagree with that. The rest was solid. I still would love to point out that Crabtree is a major bust.... Maybe major is to harsh..

  • No, that's what I was saying Erik. I was saying that the ones I listed are def NOT overrated in my book. Palamalu should be on the list too (mine, not theirs).

    I think there's some jealousy in those additions. The rest I totally agree with.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was just wondering. Troy is interesting.. I want to say the same thing but for some reason, the Steelers cannot win games without him. This might sound blasphemous but losing Troy is like us losing Urlacher. Supposedly..

  • If you look at the stats for the Bears-Steelers without either, I think your statement is pretty accurate.

  • I think they're 7-9 without Troy, a lot better with him.

  • 156

  • My bad Jeff, 174.

  • 204

  • 202

  • 117

  • Jeff Jinx in full effect.

  • Pic.

    The axe symbolizes the chopping down of the idea of Vikes as contenders as of tonight.

    They do have that ridicules Thurs-home stat advantage though.

  • Jeff, I think the photo posted refers to Jared Allen and him talking about chopping wood or Paul Bunyan. Maybe from this mullet video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L2r49EMRvkw

  • 195

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  • 121

  • 1- The pic is in refference to the Dinosaur Jr song Start Choppin in which the opening line is "there's no going back to back" meaning Vikes will lose.

    2- 149 yards

  • 225

  • 1. The lumberjack axe was chosen because Minneasota is the home of Paul Bunyan who we all know, around all hallows eve, rises from his grave upon Babe the blue ox feasting upon the souls of replacement referees.

    2. 123 yards from scrimmage.

  • In reply to Shady:

    It's more hatchet than axe, don't you think?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    You clearly have never used a hatchet or an axe.

  • In reply to Shady:

    smh

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ok... without reading any further, I declare Shady the winner for that story.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I just had a Fargo flashback.

  • 213

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  • 177

  • Well, it's a pic of someone bucking a log. Bucks? Nah.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Bucks spruce? That's wrong but I like it better than whatever the answer is.

  • 212

  • I'm surely too late for the picks contest, but I'm betting the axe is because of the big Paul Bunyan statue in Brainerd, MN (anyone see Fargo, eh?).

    I've gotta start fixing it so my wife gets the toddler to bed on Thursday nights so I can get here in time to make picks and make up some ground on Crown. 5-2 is pretty good EXCEPT when you're chasing an undefeated frontrunner.

  • Of, for the love of Tebus:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/8551934/nfl-fines-chicago-bears-earl-bennett-orange-cleats

    The NFL has fined Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett $10,500 for wearing orange cleats in Monday night's 13-7 win over the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field....

    Bennett was fined twice last season for a total of $15,000 for wearing the cleats. At the time, the league said if Bennett wore the shoelaces for three straight games he would get called for a delay of game penalty and would be ejected.

    I cannot comprehend the assholishness of the NFL in threatening a player with EJECTION from a game simply for wearing cleats that--despite matching the color scheme of his uniform--are the "wrong color."

  • Cocksuckers.

  • Oh man, Minnesota is not looking good.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Cuz they ain't

  • On the flip side . . . He must be really fucking dumb to keep wearing orange shoes at 10k +/-a game. I know he's making a mountain of cash per game, but he will miss that $ when he's broke in a few years.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    This was intended as a reply to
    I Bleeds point regarding the assholiness on the league's part regarding Earl's shoes. Couldn't agree more. But why the hell does he keep doing it? Seriously, wear the right shoes and donate the cash to (insert favorite charity). Stop being an asshole Earl. You're better than that.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    1. the money does go to charity through the NFL
    2. Earl signed a new contract so he has a ton of cash
    3. Earl went to Vanderbilt so he's smarter than almost everyone on this blog and will be loaded comparatively speaking long after his career is over.

  • 4. Bingo!

  • 1.) Glad the money goes to charity.
    2.). Vince Young is broke. By comparison, Earl is making peanuts.
    3.) Going to Vanderbilt means jack shit when we're talking about guys good enough to play on Sundays.
    The league is full of guys that went to quality schools on a football scholarship and can't balance a checkbook.
    4.) I like Earl. He may be very smart. That said, the shoe maneuver is really stupid even with his income. Maybe there's more to the story that would make it seem less so.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Earl should just say that he is promoting awareness of kidney cancer.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I think I remember reading last year that Cutler actually pays the fines for Earl to wear the shoes.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Well, I don't THINK Jay can do anything about the "Delay of game carrying an EJECTION" that the NFL is hanging over Earl's head..

  • In reply to Shady:

    That was before Earl got paid.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I find it disgusting. It takes me nine months to make that teaching.

  • Vikings... suuuuuuuuuuuck

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://pshg.ytmnd.com

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ..in Prime Time.

    At home.

    Nice.

  • Tamps Bay seems to have a pretty good OL. Wonder if they'd be interested in the worlds greatest return specialist : )

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    They need to get rid of Donald Penn. Guys a troublemaker. He could come to Chicago and kick Jared Allen's ass twice a year.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Plus he's fat. It must suck being a 350 pounder in Tampa. Come to Chicago, big boy, enjoy the cool lake pizza-scented breeze.

    PS: Wiki says Tampa means "sticks of fire."

    PPS: TD, Bucs. Queens suck.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    We just cut the only guy that could kick his ass .... are we that strong in depth that we could just cut CW?

  • Greg Jennings will be having surgery on his groin.

    No timetable for his return.

    Packers seemed to really miss him when he first went out but, lately? No so much.

  • Thank you for playing tonight, Vikings.

    And so you don't go home empty-handed, we have this LOVELY parting gift for you:

    Ten, (yes, count'em),) TEN days off to,(wait for it...) PONDER this UGLY, "Adrian got his 100 yards and we STILL went in the tank because he also laid it down" home loss.

    Drive home safely, eh?

  • I was going to make a comment about how Viking fans, or more specifically, people from the twin cities, are some of the most pretentious choad balls you could ever meet. But I digress. Instead, I'll keep promoting Nick "The Feelin". Good old school talent on one of these reality shows.
    Al, what do you think of this guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkAOo4gjfY&feature=relmfu

  • 216 was yardage total. If Percy didnt lose one yard rushing it would have been 215 and reprisal would have hit the bonus with his 213 guess.

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