NFL Week 8: I lost hope

Two, horrible, HORRIBLE weeks in a row and never hearing anything from the people at Grantland has led me to give up hope with talking about fantasy.  And going straight off my statistical analysis means I don't even get to make fun observations about the game.  I want to enjoy this.  But my daughter is just so cute and fun I don't even start until after she goes to bed.  I'm not going to lie...this is getting hard.  I'll definitely play out this season and maybe reducing the high expectations I have of myself will allow me to enjoy it a little more.  And Royce's best comments are about the funny lines I add, not the Pythgorean lines.

Music Tuesdays - Blak and Blu by Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr has his new album out today, and I have been anticipating it for a while. Excited to start listening to it!

NFL 2012 Week 7: I got nothing

Last week was hard as a Chargers fan.  I made myself cookies after the game to try and cheer myself up a little bit.  The Chargers losing a division game at home after leading 24-0 at halftime actually made me forget just how bad my picks were last week.  I was 3-5 ATS after the morning games, then went 1-5 ATS for the rest of the week.  I even went 4-10 straight up.  How does that happen?  It's really hard to try and be funny when you're depressed.  It looks like I'm picking a lot of underdogs this week, so hopefully that will cheer me up.

NFL 2012: Week 6 - The AFC West will be decided on Monday

That's right, whoever wins the Monday night game between the Chargers and Broncos will win the AFC West.  A Chargers victory will give them an insurmountable two game lead and a Broncos victory in San Diego gives them the tiebreaker with the second matchup in Denver.  I'll think more about the rest of the NFL next week.  I ended up taking lots of favorites this week...and may have screwed myself in the process.

NFL 2012 Week 5: I need to figure out a title.

In the first five weeks of the season, I think I've used 6 different titles.  I'd like to include 'NFL', the year '2012' and the week.  Do you have any suggestions?

After four games (three by Indianapolis and Pittsburgh), we can eliminate half the teams from playoff contention.  You won't argue with 12 of those teams, but I'll explain why I'm eliminating the other four.  I'm relying primarily on the Pythagorean winning percentage, with a quick double check of team's actual record and Football Outsiders' Playoff Odds Report.  I am eliminating, with no further consideration, Oakland, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Carolina, Indianapolis, Cleveland, New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa Bay, and Miami.  I am also eliminating Dallas and Washington because they won't overcome the Giants or Eagles in their division or the NFC North and West teams for the wild card.  I would also like to eliminate the Eagles with their 1.5-2.5 record, but their actual record of 3-1 keeps them in consideration.

The AFC playoff favorites: Houston, New England, Baltimore, San Diego, Denver, Cincinnati.  It's starting to look like both San Diego and Denver will make the playoffs.  And Cincinnati's current 3-1 record gives them the slightest of edges over Pittsburgh, who I am not going to eliminate.  The teams I am eliminating WITH consideration are Buffalo, and the NY Jets.