Reverend's Rant & Blog Picks Contest [AUDIO]

Reverend's Rant & Blog Picks Contest [AUDIO]

Well the blogs picks contest is basically in the books. I Bleed Navy + Orange is going to be the champion without making another selection in the deal. But what the hell? Let's put the lines out there.

(Home team in CAPS)

WASHINGTON -2 Baltimore

CLEVELAND -6.5 Kansas City



Chicago -3 MINNESOTA

Atlanta -3 CAROLINA

TAMPA BAY -7 Philadelphia

St. Louis -3 BUFFALO



NEW YORK GIANTS -4.5 New Orleans

SEATTLE -10 Arizona

GREEN BAY -6.5 Detroit

Selecion du blogpere: For no other reason than I'm emotionally against giving this crappy Jets team points on the road, I'll take the Jags.


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  • Miami +10

  • If we are looking for a new HC (I personally think Lovie will be coaching the Cowboys next year), I'm all in on D. Toub.

    He has clearly demonstrated the ability to devise winning game plans, make adjustments, and get the most out of his guys.

    Hallas Hall does not like going after been there done that coaches, and I don't see that trend changing. Notwithstanding the fact that they are now far removed from being considered cheap.

  • In reply to Viva:

    and jon harbaugh has shown that you can go from special teams to head coach without things getting all funked up.

  • In reply to Viva:

    member last year when I was PLEADING with Hallas to shitcan lovie and bring home one of our own.

    How fucking huge would it have been for us to bring back jimmyH? Man I love that guy as a coach. He's blown up every single program he's been brought in to coach within 1-2 years. I like his bro too. Amazing coaching family.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and yes I'll give Toub a flyer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You should read the SI article on them. It's interesting.

    The NFL is chock full of nepotism, and implied racial quotas. The Harbaughs had no "ins" in coaching, no road to the NFL. Harbaugh didn't really have a good relationship with Ditka. They just worked so much harder than everyone else, did so MUCH homework on players and systems, they made themselves into football Ph.Ds.

    There probably isn't a system or a play they haven't just read about, but actually tried. They also very closely studied motivation techniques and personality testing, so they could profile not just star players but whole teams. Harbaugh's wife says he just never stops - he gets home from coaching and puts on tapes and watches tapes of 25 year old games.

    The brothers are examples of just wanting it more than everyone else.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yup, awesome. Love it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You know Lovie's doing the same (rolls eyes).

    On that MNF game alone, I think I saw about 100 different ways to run the ball from the 9ers. Then there was us.

    It's like one of your buds marrying a smoking hot chick. She works, cooks, and doesn't care if he hangs with his buds. And your friend tells you she loves giving B.J.s and threesomes.

    Then you go home to your wife.

  • ha!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We'll see with Harbaugh. Very impressive so far. I keep thinking he invited disaster by kicking up a QB controversy when he didn't need to. I think the league will probably figure out Kapernuts game by playoff time. Harbaugh will either be the hero or the goat in January based on qb play. The Niners took a leap of faith with him given the success rate of coaches transitioning from college ball to pro.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    uni of san diego, then stanford, and now the 9ers... all made powerhouses from shit a year after jimmy shows up. can't be a coinkidink maings, just can't

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I agree. I think he's loaded with talent. Best new coach in the league in a long time.

  • In reply to Viva:

    +1, Viva.

  • Arizona

  • ATL

  • Dallas

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Might want to reconsider THAT pick. See below.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    appreciate the heads up, but last week i got screwed. i picked the panthers and didn't change it, thinking there's no way the chiefs could harness any sort of juju from the tragedy.

    well, they juju'd me right in the arse.


    some interesting numbers going into Minny.

    Cutty has completed 70% of his passes in his last two games.

    Forte has averaged 2.9 YPC over his last four games.

    AP is averaging 6.2 ypc !! Six point fkn two for your yardage there.

    Rudolph is Ponder's favorite target and has 3 TD grabs and 170 yards in his last three games.

  • Oh, and ....

    " The Bears rank first in the NFL in punt coverage and fifth in KO coverage. But they are 23rd in punt returns (7.5 ypr) and 31st in KO returns (19.5). "

  • hester... done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wholeheartedly agree here MB. Not sure if he's lost the drive or they just fucked it up with the receiver thing. I personally think his heart isnt in it anymore. He got the big money and POOF gone! His production is not worth his cost. Ill bet we couldnt get a fourth straight up for him. He sure was good when it was all he did!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    sad, huh murph.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    While it does appear Hester has cashed in his chips, the first two years were more than just Devin. His mojo rubbed off on the entire return team - I bet if we had the all-22 camera all along, it would have been really hard to find special teams that blocked better than the Bears did in 2006 and 2007.

  • I think AP is avg 3 yds a carry AFTER contact, which means AP is avg more yds/carry after he gets hit then Forte period.

  • thanks mike!

  • And hurt the Bears on 3 bootlegs 2 weeks ago.

  • Instead of one day of presents, we have eight craaazy nights...

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ever seen this one?

  • In reply to Shady:

    happy channukah my man, and nb, and buttsteak, and the other tribesmen on the board

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Channukah Sameach to all.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB, but I'm not Jewish. I know, I referred to myself recently as one of the "chosen people." By that I meant chosen to burn in hell.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    ah, well then... burn away my man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One of my seasonal favorites - Hanukkah Harry saves Christmas:

  • Carolina +3

  • Trouble in "Big D"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Report refers to the accident as a "fatal hit & run" and says that the deceased was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another Cowboy.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    this might be controversial, but I don't see how they could charge the driver with manslaughter.

    I don't know all the details, but if it turns out that the passenger was also tippsy, than how they charge the driver? Often in those situations it's the least drunk guy driving. Who's to say that if the passenger wasn't driving, he wouldn't have mowed down a family?

    And if the passenger was totally sober, nobody forced him to be in the car with a drunk driver. He's rich enough to call a cab or a damn limo. Or more to the point, if the passenger was sober, then why the hell didn't HE drive?

    I guess I'll just have to wait for more details to come out before I make up my mind totally. I also doubt the NFL will reassess their DUI/DWI policy since every other commercial is a beer commercial.

    We'll probably get some "the more you know" commercial from the NFL and that's about it.

  • Gotta disagree.

  • Well, the charge is D.U.I or D.W.I

    DRIVING under the influence or while impaired, not RIDING.

  • He knowingly caused a situation wherein a guy died. That's manslaughter.

    The passenger's condition has no bearing on the culpability of the driver. The passenger could've been bleeding out from a gunshot wound to the head, and the driver would still get charged for manslaughter (the old legal metaphor is if a guy jumps out the window of a skyscraper, and you shoot him on the way down, what's the charge? A: attempted murder. Even though the guy was going to die when he hit the pavement, you still put a bullet through his brisket).

  • mmmmm... brisket

  • This is the way I see it, and I know not many ppl will agree.

    If you get in a car with a drunk driver, of your own adult volition, you're playing russian roulette.

    You're taking the inherent risks that come with it. It's called personal accountability.

    Is playing russian roulette illegal? Naturally, but it seems a little absurd since laws are created to deter, and anyone who plays russian roulette is beyond that.

    I know if I got in a car and my buddy was all drunk and killed me, I wouldn't want him prosecuted for manslaughter (DUI and other charges, fine). If I was that stupid, that's on me (and for the record, I have been that stupid. Almost all of us have).

    Now, if the drunk driver were a parent and he killed his own kids, now THAT for sure is manslaughter to the strictest degree, or if someone was otherwise forced to be in the car the drunk was driving (or if the passenger didn't realize the driver was drunk).

    But from what I read, those guys were just partying (they were also teammates in college), and the dude made a stupid decision to let his drunk friend drive, and it killed him. (I also don't know how drunk the driver was, which could change things).

    But he was an adult. it was HIS choice. He had a myriad of other choices, and just chose poorly.

    I just don't think it's so cut and dry, and hopefully the judge takes all that into consideration.

  • I have to agree with you Butch.

  • In reply to TheFifth:


    Look, you drive the vehicle, you assume the liability. Period. End of story.
    That's true whether you're a private driver or you're operating a 747.

    If that's too much personal responsibility (?!?), then what the fuck isn't?

  • Cleveland -6.5

  • I think guys like Hester and Peppers and Urlacher and Briggs and Peanut and Forte and Cutler do their best to play with pain. When they lose a step, it is because of the pain not because of the desire.

    The difference between laymen speed and elite speed in the NFL is about 0.3 tenths of a second.

    These guys play hard and play hurt for each other...keeping us in the dark about their nagging injuries is an occupational necessity because guys like Suh and Raiola (?) exist.

  • In reply to Viva:

    I agree that they're all knicked up, but wasn't that one of the worries from preseason, that our D was "old"?

    "Old" doesn't mean the players are gonna fall off cliff, but rather lose that .3 tenths of a second as the season grinds on.

    It doesn't help when a defense is predicted on speed instead blitzes and confusion either.

    Pepp would still be one hell of an effective 3-4 DE because he can still bush rush like a maniac. But the Bears are asking him to chase down Kaepernick and Kumar on one foot.

    Same with Briggs, Lach, and Peanut.

    I'm not super worried about Briggs, Lach is out, but no way in hell Peanut can cover the speedsters. Jennings was a huge loss cause he normally covered those guys, the Steve Smiths, Jordy Nelsons, Harvins, but now Peanut may be forced to cover them, which has never been his strength (Hayden is pretty much a poor man's Peanut).

    I think the Bears have their work cut out for them.

  • The Bush Rush is my favorite move.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Haha, I think I've been watching too much porn, and it has spilled over to Da Blog

    * Bull rush
    * Predicated (not predicted)

  • How's the hangover MB? I should have warned you. That's what happens to people who disagree with me. Its a gift.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:


  • Just in case anyone has been living under a rock for the last twenty-five years, here's a link to the song Jeff referenced in his retweet to the right. One of my favorite Xmas songs:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    You might like this cover...

    Ciara could be the next Kirsty MacColl. Shane should be about 70 by the time she's old enough to breathe his hundred proof breath. He might make it to 70.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Cute kids but have you seen Shane MacGowan lately? He does not look or sound good. Really doubt he'll be around for a duet with those girls. It's a shame really...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yep, LOVE that song.

  • The Vikings managed to redefine
    "Stupidity" last week.

    Adrian Peterson rushes for 210 yards on only 21 carries in just 3 quarters and THEN, he gets zero, count 'em, ZERO carries in the 4th quarter of a 6 point game.

    That's not just stupid.

    That's absolutely ignorant.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    So what was the OC's excuse?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I don't know but "Well, we put it in the hands of Christian Pnder and Toby Gerhert" wouldn't do it for ME.

    Ponder, BTW, didn't complete to a wide receiver until about 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
    His yards-per-pass-attempt the last 2 weeks is PITIFUL. Down around 4.

    Losing to THAT QB would be a clear sign that the wheels have come off, completely.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We have a way of making mediocre and backup QBs look like dragon slayers. I remember a few years back Todd Collins came off the bench for the Redskins and killed us. Yeah, that Todd Collins, the one who after we signed him to be our backup QB made Caleb Hanie look good...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Good (and painful) reference, TJ.

    And the QB the Bears knocked out of that game to give Collins the opportunity for the BEST GAME of his otherwise nondescript career???

    Jason Campbell.

  • Atl - 3

  • For my own personal reference

    Jax, Sea, Cin, Den, TB, Tenn, Oak, Wash, Chi, Ariz, Indy, Det. (6-6)

  • +1 on the post-apocalyptic ny 80s fusion landscape in Warriors.

    I can dig it.

    It's funny looking at old movie's vision of the future.

    I esp like "Blade Runner"s version of L.A. where everyone spoke a mix of Spanish-Japanese-English.

    Or we can go with Snake's "Escape from L.A." or "Demotion Man" where Taco Bell is considered fine dining.

  • How about 2001: A SPACE ODYESSY or 2010. Aren't we supposed to be orbiting Jupiter by now?

    And I still want to know where that flying car (that we were promised in SOOOO many Sci-Fi flicks) is.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yeah, why aren't we living like the Jetsons?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    don';t know how the fuck the rest of you are living but rosie gives great robot bjs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are you saying

    "..Jane, his Wife !..."

    doesn't put out?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I thought she was hot for a space dork like george.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She was built like Wilma Flintstone. How is that hot?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Guess no real need to check for a penis....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Are YOU saying George wasn't packin' heat?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Heavens, no! It was a reference to something MB said in a previous thread regarding Thai hookers...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check out Rosie's junk in the trunk.

    It's like she was designed by Tone Loc.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    I was thinking something more along these lines:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I always thought the daughter Judy Jetson was hot when I was little.

    How wrong is that!?

  • If it was wrong, we were wrong together, because I thought she was hot too!

  • Hey guys, check out this little hottie.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    You guys are weird. It was Barbara Eden, Elizabeth Montgomery and Dawn Wells (Jeannie, Samantha, Mary Anne). No need for cartoon fantasies!!!!!!!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Well, I don't recall that Hanna & Barbera actually put a YEAR on when the Jetsons were set.

    And the Wackos at Warner Bros.' Termite Terrace put Daffy duck WELL into the future in

  • I'm assuming all those concussion/injury lawsuits eventually caught up with the NFL as there are absolutely no football references in any of the Star Trek TV series or movies (which begin in the year 2151 with Star Trek: Enterprise). And apparently, football wasn't missed as I never once saw Worf sack a QB on the holodeck...

  • Well, I guess according to PFF, Albert IS a serious upgrade from Webb.


    Chiefs LT Branden Albert (back) is questionable for Week 14 against the Browns.
    Albert was healthy enough to be active last week, but was removed after the first quarter and continues to be limited in practice. The expectation is that he'll return to the starting lineup Sunday. Despite the Chiefs' offensive struggles, Albert is still ranked as a top-ten left tackle by Pro Football Focus this season."

    3 issues.

    1. Will he be allowed to hit FA?
    2. How much will he cost?
    3. Do we really want another Olineman with back problems?

  • If you answer #3 correctly, you won't have to worry about the first two questions....

  • arizona +10

  • Quick note. I wan in dt Minny tonight for a good friends 40th. Bears fans was sweet. Vikes fans don't get's a brotherhood. I wish I was going to the game. BEARSSSSS.

  • Anyone else watch Pacquiao/Marquez?

    Wow did Pacquiao take a lick to end things, for a minute I thought he was dead.

  • There are some disheartening Lovie stats on closing out the fourth quarter of the season in this artilcle:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    This is a hinge game - is the door going to swing open or closed...

    We lose today, we'll probably lose to the Packers at home next week. The season comes apart at the seams. the playoff hopes fade away.

    It should also swing shut on Lovie Smith, but it probably won't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree on all your points, especially your last. Stranger things have happened (like Angelo getting canned with a couple years left on his contract) but regardless of how this season ends, I'd be surprised if Lovie wasn't back in 2013...

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    Tampa Bay -7

  • TAMPA BAY -7

  • Tampa

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