Tuesday Morning Self-Esteem Check.

Poor Megatron.

Poor Megatron.

This is what could happen at the Super Bowl, people.  It could snow and you’d end up with a wildly memorable game that all the fans who were there can’t stop talking about.  What a disaster.  The snow games this Sunday produced some sloppy football at times, but most of them also ended in crazy, back and forth fashion.  As far as bad things that can happen at a Super Bowl, snow is way down on the list.  

NFL Pick ‘Em Standings:  

  1. Kraft, 40-28-2
  2. Grossy, 38-28-4
  3. Big Dub, 36-29-3
  4. DC, 34-32-4
  5. Nichols, 34-34-2
  6. JCK, 32-37-1

The “Two-Hour Delay,” Pick of the Week:  Collective, Kansas City (-2.5)

I just wanted to focus on the Redskins for a moment.  What a terrific disaster.  Things looked so promising for those few weeks at the end of last season, but then RG3 got hurt again, the team went spiraling into the toilet and that’s when the fingers start to get pointed and stories start getting leaked.  If your franchise, or locker room is leaking stories–your season is over.  They’ve either given up on a coach, a QB, a combination of things, but you certainly aren’t getting any effort.  It’s every man for himself.  Players will try to save their own hide, Shanannahan is setting himself up to try to get another coaching job, and I’m sure Dan Snyder is planning his next crazy move.  The Redskins are pleased to introduce Lee Corso as the new head coach!  Anyway, no such thing as a trap line against Washington. They’re done.  

The “Wintery Mix,” Awful Pick of the Week:  Kraft, Dallas (+1)

The Bears did not punt last night.  Zero punts.  That’s the second time that has happened this year against Dallas.  It’s the most amazing stat I’ve heard all year.  Maybe this was a hedge by Kraft in honor of the Eagles, but other than that, not much to like about this pick.  You could probably drum up some support for “never lay points with a McCown,” but the Bears’ WRs are so filthy that it doesn’t appear to matter who is throwing them the ball.  Best WR tandem in the league.  In Chicago.  Unreal.  


3PT D.A. of the Week:  EJ Manuel.  

Oh, EJ.  This was a master class.  Kellen Clemens threw a pick-6, took a safety, lost, got sacked all day and he wasn’t even really considered.  This was one of the better D.A. games of the year and it came in crunch time.  You won’t believe what happened in the playoff race.  Go ahead and check it out.  


The Definitive, Yet Arbitrary, Top-10:

  1. Seattle, 11-2.  Have trouble in SF, but won’t return there this season.
  2. Denver, 11-2. Looks like Peyton’s OK in the cold.
  3. New Orleans, 10-3.  Nice bounce back for the Saints.
  4. New England, 10-3.  No Gronk.  High-Water mark?
  5. Kansas City, 10-3.  Beating the Redskins is like tie.
  6. San Francisco, 9-4.  Finally a decent win.
  7. Carolina, 9-4.  Not Ready for the Big Time.
  8. Cincinnati, 9-4. Your AFC Divisional Round loser.
  9. Philadelphia, 8-5.  Eagles have snapped off 5 in a row.
  10. Arizona, 8-5.  Life on the fringe.  

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