“A nutless monkey could do your job”
Those are the awe-inspiring words of Hollywood studio executive Les Grossman – AKA Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.“But seriously, a nutless monkey could do your job”
I expect to hear something similar following a dominant 3-0 ATS performance in my NFL Underdogs
Not to rain on my own parade, but I managed to bat .1000 picking underdog winners in a week when teams getting the points posted a combined 9-7 ATS record (or 10-6 ATS depending on where and when you bet).
It actually would have been more impressive, from a probability standpoint, if I went 0-3 ATS in Week 1. But then, the comments would have likely been the same.
As good as my perfect start to the season was, it was overshadowed by another stunning debut. Perhaps you heard, Robert Griffin III is pretty good.
The Redskins rookie QB is the talk of NFL town after dazzling football fans in a win over the Saints Sunday. But like all good things - say a 3-0 record - they must come to an end. That’s why I’m going with the Rams +3 at home against RG3 and Co.
St. Louis proved it was no pushover, nearly stunning the Lions in Week 1 if not for a crooked clock operator
, according to Jeff Fisher. He’ll have his stop unit well schooled in Washington’s freewheeling offense by Sunday.
The great thing about betting on a bad team like the Rams is that they never take anyone lightly because everyone is better than they are.Pick:
St. Louis +3
Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles (-1, 46.5)
My seven-year-old played his first game of Madden this week, which nowadays is right up there with riding a bike and learning to shave.
In an effort to mix business with pleasure, I set him up to be the Ravens on the road versus the Eagles, hoping to gain some insight into this weirdo line which opened with Baltimore as a 2.5-point underdog despite a dominant MNF performance and a crap showing from Philadelphia in Week 1.
By the end of the game, I understood how it must feel to coach teams like the Jags or Browns. The phrases, “What are you doing?!” and “Jesus Christ, another encroachment call!” were on repeat. He did manage to pull off a win for the Ravens but wasn’t sold on playing another game of Madden right away.
“Can I just play Transformers now?”
Baltimore +1Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers (-7, 46.5)
Unknown to you, I could have easily been 4-0 ATS last week. But, thanks to Covers.com
senior editor, Jon Campbell, my pick of San Francisco +6.5 versus Green Bay was wiped clean from the final copy of NFL Underdogs
I had mistakenly picked four underdogs in my first effort of the season. In the past, NFL Underdogs
only called for three selections. I was asked which game I would like to drop and selected the Niners pick, mainly because the big line worried me. Maybe the Packers are that good?
That, of course, wasn’t the case. San Francisco rolled Green Bay as a near-touchdown pup, prompting me to send Campbell the text, “cant believe you made me take out san fran-green bay. dick.”
Well, this week I’m at a hard three count and eyeing the 49ers again, but for fading purposes. The win over the Packers, along with the Lions’ lethargic effort against the Rams, has puffed up this Sunday Night Football spread to a touchdown.
Matt Stafford and Detroit will come back strong while San Francisco may be a little fat and happy after eating up all that cheese in Wisconsin last weekend.Pick:
Detroit +7Last week: 3-0 ATS
Season total: 3-0 ATS