I was going to hold off on this for a day or so, seeing as it’s New Year’s Eve and all, but with the avalanche of coach firings today, I thought we could use some uplifting NFL News. I suppose in some cities this is the happiest day of the year, being finally rid of Romeo or Norv, but the Andy Reid firing feels a bit underwhelming. Listening to Jeff Lurie’s press conference you get the feeling that the problem is still around. Guess we’ll find out when Jeff and his new accountant pick a new coach. Perhaps they should enlist the help of JCK, our 2012 NFL Pick’Em Champion. JCK left a little window on Sunday, but no one could charge through. The lead held up.
Final NFL Pick ‘Em Standings:
- JCK, 49-35-1 (58.3%)
- Big Dub, 46-37-2
- Nichols, 46-38-1
- DC, 46-38-1
- Kraft, 43-41-1
- Grossy, 39-43-3
D.A. Fantasy Football Final: Team Horse Face 80, The Shiva Cry 53.
After a tight battle in week one of the final, Team Horse Face pulled away for a relatively easy win in week two. Week 17 always brings some interesting starting QBs into the fold and this year was no different. For Shiva, it was Brian Hoyer who appeared in Arizona out of nowhere. The only Hoyer I’ve ever heard of is Steny. For Horse Face, he snagged the D.A. debut of Terrelle Pryor. But the new guys didn’t make this difference in this final. It was the Christian Ponder miracle (-15 points) that ultimately sealed Shiva’s fate and earned him the silver medal. Ponder latched onto Adrian Peterson’s magic and had his best game of the season when the Vikings needed a win to make the playoffs. Must have been some honeymoon vibes wearing off. Congrats to Horse Face for their 1st title.
3-PT D.A. of the Week: Brady Quinn.
The Chiefs lost 38-3. That was about what I was expecting. What I don’t understand is how you can lose by 5 touchdowns and only throw the ball 16 times. Were they just trying to get this over with? Of course, Brady Quinn isn’t exactly the gunslinger to bring you back from a big hole. Hence, 7 of 16 for 49 yards. Still confused about those numbers. Can’t wait to see who K.C. turns to in 2013.
Coming Later this week in the New Year: Playoff QB Ratings, A Mail Bag, Playoff Picks and who knows what else.
Want to wish everyone a Happy New Year’s Eve. Best wishes for 2013 and all of that horsebleep. Bit of a scaled down year at 3-PT, but appreciate everyone who still comes by on a regular basis to keep us up and running. Until Wednesday…stay safe out there tonight. Practice that backwards alphabet.