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It's nice to learn from the make-picks menu at Covers that the Chargers are still in San Diego.  ;-)

Polar_Bear
Polar_Bear
congratchs to raider nation.  i heard the raider radio play by play as the game wound down....

the NFL is better, football is better, when "the Rrrraiduhz" (Chris Berman voice) are a legit contender.

-- cheezehead

Covers
Covers

Sacramento should benefit from their weird cancellation the other night -- a 3-day rest in medias road trip.  Hard to say much about this propsition until we know if Cousins is playing or not though.

YouLikeThat
YouLikeThat
thanks for spotting the ESPN piece and positing this.
m0rtgageguy
m0rtgageguy
If eye test means anything, Washington wouldn't even be atop the Pac 12. USC thumped them. You want a rational system? They should turn it over to Vegas.  I'm serious.  Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Clemson.
Polar_Bear
Polar_Bear
good thread.  i like this proposition -- Brady won't be around forever. Denver, tired coach, old lineup. Pittsburgh and Balty well-run, well-coached.  It's hard to picture del Rio going all the way, but who knows.  I miss Al Davis.... he had unfinished business. I always hoped he would become the first guy to fire a coach at halftime. Maybe Jerry Jones, or that global nincompoop in Jacksonville. - cheezehead
Unstoppable Force
Unstoppable Force
Quote Originally Posted by 1forthemoney:

Take Seattle bro!!

 



tend to agree with this (and put a small "bet" here at Covers when it got to -6.5.)

i like seattle's motivation...  this team may take a long time to get its beast-mojo back after last year's un-beast-mode finish, but it's not ready to mail it in either.

just watching Lynch go in now...


Covers
Covers
Can't help myself, lovin' Carolina in this one.  Digitalkarma is almost right but I would emend what he says to, Cards were a great bet most of the year.  Not any more.  Panthers have put it together, and are at home. 
Covers
Covers
it's hard to love anyone in this bitter rivalry.  Bell smarting, Nada coming off suspension.  which is why I like, not love but like, Balty +3.  in a matchup that's usually this close, take the points -- and buy the hook. 
Covers
Covers
Quote Originally Posted by zzziggy:

Only in the NFL can you get kicked out for slapping your wife on camera, but still play if you have raped two women (as long as its not on camera.)

Big Ben is a POS


Bhwhahah -- bon mot, Ziggy. 

p.s. -- go Pack go!

revengeissweet1
revengeissweet1
10 picks, 100 sacks. only guy ever. yah. thanks, Bears.... da... Baressssss!
MoneyShot
MoneyShot
Quote Originally Posted by MoneyShot:

K Ill have to wait to get on my comp to post all the futures, won't let me do it through my phone. 

A couple notables:

Seattle +500
San Fran +700
Denver +1000
New England +1000
GB +1400
Carolina +2000
Indy +2000
New Orleans +2000



These are from bodog. Pinnacle and 5dimes haven't released theirs yet. Ill post those when it comes out including afc and NFC odds. 


Thoughts????


best bargains above:
Green Bay, New England

(Pats, always a good 50-50 bet to make the Superbowl in the weak AFC.  Packers, have fixed some needs, and will have Aroj and Clay most of the year.)

worst in terms of price value:
Seattle, Denver, Carolina, New Orleans

imho.


gfoss59
gfoss59
at 3.5 mil against the cap, Peppers is a bargain.  yah, he took plays off last year on a pitiful Bears that couldn't even win the division with no Aroj and no Clay for Green Bay.  Still had 7 1/2 sacks.  this year, he'll go 10-12, enjoying single blocking for the first time in his career. 

"I don't always eat quarterback... but when I do, I prefer Cutler."

Force
Force
gr8 call my friend. da.... Knicks!
THEMUGG
THEMUGG
Quote Originally Posted by Cooler999:

In my opinion....all he needs to do is get his progressions to the Tom Brady level....


well... with all due respect... yah...

just get those progressions up to the Tom Brady level.

that's pretty high.

"bring me the broomstick of the wicked witch of the West."

just sayin'.................

LETGOPACK1234
LETGOPACK1234
voila, le Julius Peppers!
revengeissweet1
revengeissweet1
welcome to Green Bay, JP!
THEMUGG
THEMUGG
Nope.  Having a "top QB" is overrated, especially when their salary surges.  SF, the Ravens, Seattle were all blessed with competent but low-cap QBs when they won, and note that Brady won all his Superbowls before he became established in most people's minds as The Man.  Keep him under his current contract and let him show a little more consistency. 
gfoss59
gfoss59
Mike North, who I love listening too even though he's a Flatlander, considers this a great move for the Bears --

but I'm optimistic about this rare free-agent move by Ted Thompson....

Yes, Peppers is getting old, but he also lacked motivation last year in Chicago...  he won't this year. 

I believe Reggie White had one of his best seasons at about that age in 1998.  Ditto Charles Haley.

The quarter-of-a-step Peppers has lost will be made up for by the fact that for the first time in his career, he won't be double-teamed much...  at least not if Clay Matthews can stay in the lineup.

Don't need 15 sacks from him.  Ten, with some forced fumbles, and other guys chipping in, would be a big help. 

Here's hoping too that the Packers give him a lot of rest and rotation.  Could be just what he needs to have a little spurt here, especially as the Packers seem to be of a mind to run some different looks with him, sew a little confusion again.

At only $3.5 mil on the cap, it's a worthwhile risk to take.  Go get 'em Julius -- I've got the link for the Mike North video if you need any extra bulletin board material for offseason conditioning.

Force
Force
nice call. in there with you.

Pacers are really struggling...  not just tonight.  When Larry Bird comes out like that, something is way amiss.  Kinda surprised they didn't rally after those comments.