…then a fat girlfriend steps into the kitchen, Says “Coach Leach where’s my man, I’m askin’ you cause he gone missin’!” He says “Talk to the guaaaaaard!” She says “Why’s there a guaaa-aaaaaarrrrd?” Guard says “Cause I’m a guaaa-aaaaaard!” She says “Why you rushin’, you know he got a concussion,” And then Coach Leach says “I’m tryin’ to get fired bitch, so keep up your fussin’ I got to let this boy out So he can talk to his daddy So they’ll think that I’m batty Get a new job thanks to this kid bein’ bratty.”
Well, the Irish (wisely) are not playing in a bowl game as they continue to assemble a coaching staff and move on from the Weis to the Kelly era. However, my law school home of SMU is playing in the very same bowl my Irish did last year. Apparently if you want a trip to Hawaii, you should have me go to your school. The Ponies come in as pretty much the biggest dog of the bowl season, and admittedly, I’ve seen more of their basketball team than their football team (courtesy of a mystery 1AM tipoff last night and me unable to sleep), but what the hell. Pony Up! Go Mustangs!
Today’s pick: Denver Nuggets -1.5 @ NO Hornets (****)
To be fair, Chauncey Billups is questionable with a groin injury for this one which hurts the Nuggets a little bit. That being said, Melo is on a ridiculous tear right now, he’s been over 30 points in 5 straight now, and I dont think the Hornets have the firepower to keep up, or the ability to shut Anthony down. This line is too small.
Today’s Pick: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 @ Golden St Warriors (*****)
That’s right kids, I’m busting out the 5* for I believe the 1st time. I’ve been on a slide, so have the Spurs. Every year SA starts slow, shows how lil they care about the regular season, and waits for the postseason. This has caused consternation among Spurs fans for years, but as long as they play fundamentally sound and w/ good D, it’s all good. Well this year they haven’t. They got embarrased by the Suns last night. If they can’t come out and put a hurting on a miserable Warriors team, then I’m gonna go ahead and start panicking. This needs to be a beatdown.
Yesterday’s Pick: Boston Celtics -8 @ Memphis Grizzlies (***)
Result: 110-105 Boston, Loss.
Record to Date: 14-11. Streak: 4 Losses (great googly moogly)
Normally this wouldn’t merit any interest from me, but the high school he is coaching now is MY old school. It’s not like this is some 5A in Texas, not even close. When I graduated in 03, I was in the 2nd graduating class, we only had 55 kids in my class. This is a tiiiiiiiny private school, so to have a former Heisman winner taking over the helm is freaking awesome. Get scared SPC, the Mormonest Heisman winner of all time is coming at ya
Found this courtesy of EDSBS. I don’t know why I love seeing what players get for each bowl, but I do. Enjoy only getting a Fossil watch USC. Bet that will be treasured as much as the stuff you are used to getting from say the Rose Bowl which this year would be, that same watch, a TV/DVD player combo, hat, plaque, and a laptop bag.
While they may not be going to a bowl, ND players get the majestic beauty of a South Bend Winter and maybe a new coach one day. Hooray!
Today’s Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 @ New York Knicks (****)
Only four games on the slate, but even without Greg Oden, I see the Blazers bouncing back strong against the Knicks. If there is one thing we know, it’s that the Knicks aren’t great. Also, sorry about the fact there hasn’t been one of these for oh, 2 weeks. The Thanksgiving holidays had me away, and then it became time to study for finals, and I kinda forgot. I’ll try to be better about it. But I won’t be done with finals til next week, so there may be a few days missing.
11/24 Pick: LA Lakers -14 vs New York Knicks (***)
I knew Jimmy would leave, which meant Golden was most likely gonna leave as well, but man, I was really holding out hope he’d stay. Good luck in the Pros boys, you will be missed.
I think you new Tate was gone. Other wise takes the risk of getting stuck as the number 2 behind the big kid(I can never remember his name) next year.
Yah, Jimmy was obviously gonna go, and with both his QB gone and dealing with a new system it was hardly surprising. Not only that, but like he said in his presser today, it would be really hard for him to do better than he did this season. Tack on the likely changes to the CBA that are gonna come in 2011 which will probably limit rookie pay, it was about 99% he was gonna go. I was just hoping enough scouts got in his ear saying you are too short, you don’t run routes well enough, etc to have him come back for one last go alongside Floyd. Hard to blame either one though. I wish them the best
Again, yesterday was the Chiefs, a team with a lot further back to climb than even I’d imagined (I mean, the Raiders have 4 wins and don’t look like a laughingstock, so you can imagine just how bad Kansas City is) and the Broncos still look a touch schizophrenic, in need of an offensive identity that sticks for the future.
But it’s still worth repeating that if you told me during the off-season that McHobo Junior would be 8-4 as a head coach and the defense would be this much improved over the sorry lot that blew leads last season under the Rat Fink, I would have asked you to stop smoking whatever it was you were on.
Now it’s Colts week, and while I’m not entirely certain that the Broncos are the team to knock ‘em off the undefeated pedestal (it’s a road game and we all know the Colts get the flags to go their way), they’ve got a legit shot because they rush the passer — much like San Diego somehow beats ‘em in the playoffs near every year.
(BTW, if you’re asking: don’t expect the Colts to go undefeated and DO NOT pick them as a Super Bowl favorite. I’ve seen this too many times. The Colts only won the big one when they had to work for it and hadn’t wrapped up the AFC home field early. They’ll sit the first string for weeks 16 and 17 and promptly lose after Peyton and crew get rusty for three weeks. If Bill Polian and Jim Caldwell had any sense, they would take up the challenge of being perfect with gusto.)
Doom has been an absolute beast all year long and I think the Dawkins signing is one of the best moves of the last offseason. Not only has Weapon X been a huge upgrade at safety, but adding his veteran leadership/know how to that of Champ, as well as his emotion has been invaluable. Knowshon’s figuring out how to hold onto the ball, both he and Buckhalter are playing at high levels, and Orton is doing exactly what he needs to. You couldn’t have said it better, The only 4 I expected to see was in the W column. Sometimes being wrong is awesome.