Week 10

4-2-1 since we last spoke 34-27-3 on the year Patriots (-8) vs. Seahawks – This line cannot be high enough. The Seahawks have been patting themselves on the back for squeaking by Buffalo and defending one of the dirtiest plays I’ve ever seen. Richard Sherman is full of shit, always has been, and has benefited…

Week 9

Oh, THERE you are. 5-2 in Week 8 5-2 in Week 7 3-3 in Week 6 30-25-2 overall. Back on track Let’s first congratulate Steve on his balls-first move to Salt Lake City. Count him among a growing number of my friends that have actively decided not to put up with NYC’s transformation into an…

Week 6

17-18-2 after going 5-1-1 since we last spoke. Ravens (+3.5) over Giants – Anyone who thinks the Giants are bouncing back at home today has 1) not seen the Giants play in 2016 and 2) never seen the Giants play an inferior opponent at home. The Ravens will bring in a few new offensive concepts and…

Week 5

12-17-1 after going 4-3-0 since we last spoke. Giants (+7) over Packers – So long as the Giants have this trio of wideouts and think a full house backfield is a good idea against the Vikings’ front seven, they are going nowhere this year. The biggest misperception of Odell Beckham being out of control is that…

Week 4

8-14-1 after Week 3 https://twitter.com/3rdand13/status/781487707927277568 Let’s get further back on track after going 5-1-0 on my last six Seattle (-1.5) at NY Jets – This is a freebie. The Jets have absolutely no depth, and without Eric Decker today, Seattle can just shade the secondary Brandon Marshall’s way and pin Fitzpatrick into a bunch of…

Week 2

2-8-1 after week 1 ATS. Let’s climb out of this hole. Buccaneers (+7) over Cardinals – I think the Cardinals are in real trouble. I love Bruce Arians, but he couldn’t beat a bunch of backups at home, and now he has a basketball team coming into his building. Tampa, while I don’t think they’re making…

Week 1 and Season Predictions

We’re going to keep it simple this year. 8 picks this week against the spread for Week 1. 5 picks against the spread every Sunday thereafter. Quick picks for Mondays and Thursdays. Folie à Debut With all of the banter against the NFL regarding its unnecessary violence, I don’t know where to begin the argument against…

Week 2 Thursday Night Football

Broncos at Chiefs – This just feels like the kind of game where a contender we didn’t quite take as seriously as we should (unless you’re a 3rd and 13 reader) sends a message to the league.  All Kansas City needs to know how to do in this game is stop a slip screen. Take that…

Season Predictions

  Welcome to the Mixed Media Shitshow that will be the 10th year of my football blog. Due to my practice life taking off and causing me all kinds of good and bad stress (which will likely take years off my life both in terms of life expectancy, and how much therapy I’ll need to…

Opening Night

Steelers at Patriots – HIGH scoring game tonight. The Pats’ secondary is going to take two months to resemble a unit, and the Steelers’ defense isn’t going to be good all year, much less make a statement in Week 1 in Foxboro. The biggest Steelers story of the year isn’t the rebuilding defense, but the rebuilding…

Fair Warning: My Fantasy Picks for 2015

Welcome to my tenth year blogging on the NFL, and my sixth consecutive final year of playing fantasy football. For the record, I write this column as a service to all of you who play for no other purpose than to bitch about fantasy football and let you all know who to avoid. For the…

Needle Dicks

Let’s set the table with some facts before we get to my opinion on this: 1) This is not a criminal investigation, and thusly every “more probable than not” dumb shit hot take that wants to make itself look informed by simply saying the burden of proof isn’t good enough isn’t looking at the burden of…