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Is Week 1 done already! Where did the time fly! Well, the first regular season week of football was a doozy, with lots of upsets and unfortunately lots of injury. The St. Louis Rams beat Seattle (!!), The Bills beat the Colts (!!), The Cowboys managed to gain the lead and beat the Giants with less than two minutes to go, and of course the Patriots are back to their cheating ways....

 

Everyone did pretty good with your picks, with a few of you picking the underdog Bills and Rams and getting it right. Right now, we have a five-way tie for first place with 12 points total (out of 16). It's obviously still really early, so lots of time to catch up.

 

So thank you all of you guys that returned for the pool, and welcome the newbies. We have 25 people in the pool this year (13 last year), so this one will be even better.

 

Your Leaderboard (bold are the leaders)

 

merylinkid 12
Ownedbydogs 12
Popples 12
scriggle 12
xaxat 12

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BabyVegas 11
DrSpaceman73 11
EllieH 11
HalcyonDays 11
jennifer6973 11
P2C2E 11
topanga 11
AimingforYoko 10
anarchyangel84 10
chrissytd 10
ExplainItAgain 10
BestestAuntEver 9
KingOfBirds 9
kissedbyarose 9
shoregirl 9
ebk57 8
MargeGunderson 8
Wildcard 8
wingster55 8
Mountainair 5

 

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Also, a request for the week two picks - if you choose to simply quote this post, can you please remove my commentary and leaderboard section of the post?? It makes it easier for me to record the picks without all of the excess noise I have to edit out. However, snark and hilarious commentary is always welcome! Bring it on!

 

Here are your Week 2 Picks

 

Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

 

BYE WEEK: No teams on bye

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Wait what, I'm in a tie for first?   How the hell did that happen?   I looked over my picks on Sunday and was not amused.   Guess I'm the Cowboys for this week.    In first FOR NOW.    We all know how this will end.

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Here are your Week 2 Picks

 

Thursday September 17th

Broncos @ Chiefs  Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th

Texans @ Panthers  Panthers

49ers @ Steelers  49ers

Buccaneers @ Saints  Saints

Lions @ Vikings  Vikings

Cardinals @ Bears  Cardinals

Patriots @ Bills  Bills

Chargers @ Bengals  Bengals

Titans @ Browns  Titans

Falcons @ Giants  Falcons

Rams @ Redskins  Redskins

Dolphins @ Jaguars  Dolphins

Ravens @ Raiders  Raiders

Cowboys @ Eagles  spontaneous combustion or Cowboys

Seahawks @ Packers  Packers

Monday September 21st

Jets @ Colts  Colts

 

BYE WEEK: No teams on bye

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Not last place. Success!

Success for you. Same ol' same ol' for me. This week I'm going to make my picks and then submit the complete opposite from whatever I initially picked.

I really should stop watching/listening to ESPN and NFL network 24/7 and find something more productive to do since it does me absolutely no good when it comes to making my picks :)

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I really should stop watching/listening to ESPN and NFL network 24/7 and find something more productive to do since it does me absolutely no good when it comes to making my picks :)

 

Trust me, not listening doesn't help either. I may go with "nicest uniform" to select this week. Obviously the Browns will lose (but then again, that's kind of a given).

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I did better then I thought I would.

 

I don't listen to anyone but me and here is my thought process

 

My favorite teams (Redskins/Bengals) always winning (I know that's not possible for either team)

Teams playing opposite their conference foes.

blind luck for the rest.

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Don't even worry about the first few weeks at all. A couple of people missed full weeks last year (looking at you, Wing - grin.), and still kicked my butt in the pool. If I remember correctly, one person (I forget who) missed one week, and still finished in the top five or something like that. Making poor picks consistantly (which is what I did) is the problem. One or two bad weeks? Nah.

 

Don't forget too - we have picks during the playoffs and the SuperBowl. Lots of points to be had!

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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•• Wooooo Hooo! Lucky #14 for me. I'll take being in 14th place for now.

Welcome to all the newbies!

Thursday September 17th

Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th

Texans @ Panthers

49ers @ Steelers

** Really do think they'll win this week. As I said, we have the hardest schedule this year. I don't think I can pick against them. Go Steelers!!!

Buccaneers @ Saints

Lions @ Vikings

Teddy was disappointing last night. But who knows? Peterson could have a 200 yard run.

Cardinals @ Bears

Patriots @ Bills

I'd like to pick the Bills- I just can't. It wouldn't surprise me if the Bills won though. Pats aren't home so there probably won't be any headset problems. Right??

Chargers @ Bengals

#Hope

Titans @ Browns

Falcons @ Giants

Rams @ Redskins

Dolphins @ Jaguars

Ravens @ Raiders

Cowboys @ Eagles

Seahawks @ Packers

This will be a good game. I don't see the Seahawks going 0-2 but Packers will want their redemption.

Monday September 21st

Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers (This is tough. I thought the 9ers looked iffy the first half of the game. Steelers were just kind of meh. But the 9ers defense looked pretty decent, so I'll go with them.
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings 
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills (Didn't they beat them last year? I can hope.)
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles (I don't like picking this one bit, but my competitive drive demands that I try to win at all costs. But if merrylinkid is right and I can reverse Tinkerbell them, I'll take that too.)
Seahawks @ Packers (This one comes all the way down to team loyalty. I think it'll be a squeaker no matter who wins and if the Seahawks weren't my team I might have picked the Packers. But Seahawks 4 lyfe for me. They're at Lambeau, so I think the Packers are going to have an edge and they'll be playing for redemption so there will be no chill. But then again, the Seahawks are playing for pride. Either way I think it's going to be a barn-burner and it'll be the game to watch next weekend.)

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th

Broncos @ Chiefs I think Manning's lack of arm strength and lack of mobility will be a key factor. Father time has caught up to him.

Sunday September 20th

Texans @ Panthers

49ers@ Steeler

Buccaneers @ Saints

Lions @ Vikings

Cardinals @ Bears

Patriots @ Bills

Chargers @ Bengals

Titans @ Browns

Falcons @ Giants I'm not sure about this.

Rams @ Redskins

Dolphins @ Jaguars

Ravens @ Raiders

Cowboys @ Eagles Ugh, I finally just tossed a coin on this one. I hate the Cowboys and I hate Chip. Lol, I will pick them if, it means I don't come in last place.

Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st

Jets @ Colts

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Don't even worry about the first few weeks at all. A couple of people missed full weeks last year (looking at you, Wing - grin.), and still kicked my butt in the pool. 

Imagine how I'll do when I don't miss any. (Or games like I did last week)

 

Wingster! Good to see you back! I was wondering if you'd be back to take your beating again this year.

Big words there. 

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Washington
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills (Upset!)
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

 

 

Well, here we go again. My picks seem to favor the left side. Maybe that will help :)

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Thursday September 17th

Chiefs

Sunday September 20th

Panthers

Steelers

Saints

Lions

Cardinals

Patriots

Chargers

Titans

Falcons

Rams

Dolphins

Ravens

Eagles

Packers

Monday September 21st

Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs  Broncos.   Peyton's reaction to everyone saying his arm is dead will be to throw 7 touchdowns.   If Kubiak lets him.   

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers   Texans.   JJ Watt will destroy Cam.
49ers @ Steelers  This one kills me.   Steelers   I want to believe in the 49ers.   I do.   But Tomsula fell into the head coaching job.
Buccaneers @ Saints  Saints.   Not that I like them but I will be picking against Winston all season.
Lions @ Vikings   oh geez.   Who will give the game away late first?   Lions
Cardinals @ Bears   Cards.   Sorry I have stopped believing in Jay.   And Bruce Arians is showing who the true genius in INdy was.
Patriots @ Bills   Pats.   You just can't pick against them, no matter how amazing Tyrod was.   And do you really believe Harvin will be good for 2 games in a row?
Chargers @ Bengals   blech.    Bengals.  
Titans @ Browns   Titans.  When will Mariota get as much attention as that first pick Rapist?
Falcons @ Giants   Falcons.   Please?
Rams @ Redskins   Rams.   No contest.   This is going to get ugly.   The REDskins will be red from all the blood from the Rams killing them.
Dolphins @ Jaguars   Dolphins
Ravens @ Raiders   Ravens.    Really, you have to ask this one?
Cowboys @ Eagles   Oh man, oh man, oh man.   I hate Chip Kelly, I really do.   But picking agains the Boys mean they win.   Oh what the hell,   Cowboys
Seahawks @ Packers   Packers.   Hawks miss Kam too much and Aaron will not lose to them again.

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts   Colts.   Pagano may not be the genius Arians is, but they are playing the Jets.

 

 

Aaaand so begins Merylinkid's slide into mediocrity.

 

 

P.S. probably shouldn't make my picks right after tough trial prep.    I see I am very nasty in my comments.   It's the trial lawyer in me.

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos

Sunday September 20th
Panthers
49ers
Buccaneers 
Lions 
Cardinals
Patriots
Bengals
Browns
Falcons
Redskins
Dolphins 
Ravens 
Eagles
Seahawks 

 

Monday September 21st
Colts

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Heavy on the visiting teams this week.

 

Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Here are your Week 2 Picks

Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts


UGGGGG!  To many road team winners and the Jets /Colts gives me heartburn. Are the Colts really as bad as they looked Sunday? Can the Jets be that good?

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Taters
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

 

Well, I just did that in about 2 minutes, with not that much thought. Although, last week that worked out okay. Here's to Week 2!

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Oh noooo Halcyon, I realized I made a mistake on my picks! I wanted to pick the Saints not the Bucs. Too late to change?

 

BabyVegas - the deadline for each weeks' picks is always Thursday - before whenever the first game kicks off. So yeah, lots of time. After that, the Thursday game picks are null and void, but then everyone has a chance to get in their Sunday/Monday picks - the deadline being kick off for the first games of Sunday afternoon (which is usually around 1:00pm-ish)

 

I don't take screen shots until Thursday, close to game kick off. So yeah, change as you wish. Personally, I would LOVE everyone to get their picks in by Thursday kick off (makes my life easier), but if someone forgets, no worries. Like I said, they forfeit Thurs, but still can submit for Sun/Mon. People forget, things happen, what can you do...

 

Also remember, each post has a time stamp. I take screen shots and record the time stamp. If the post of picks in the thread has a time stamp during or AFTER the games have been played, well now....

 

I was already debating changing my own picks. Damn you Seattle and Packers. Don't know which way to go...

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What craziness are you talking about with BabyVegas? Don't let her change her picks. Randomly editing picks willy-nilly? It'll create anarchy. 

 

Broncos @ Chiefs
Texans @ Panthers  I'd like to pick the Texans, but they're too busy perusing the Texas HS QBs for a starter.
49ers @ Steelers  49ers should go back to classic unis, may have to bet against them if they go all ugly
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings This is my team. And I'm weak. But ... Teddy can't be as bad as he was on MNF, right?
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills  Oh yeah this'll happen.
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns - I picked up Mariotta for my fantasy team. So, the Titans better kick ass.
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ 'Taters
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders - should we start a side bet if the Raiders win at all this year?
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers  - imagine Seattle starting the season 0-2. No, I mean it. Close your eyes, listen for the screams from the Northwest...

Jets @ Colts

 

I fear I may have thought about the games too much in making picks.

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Glad to see my prediction skills are as good as ever.

Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Jets @ Coltss

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I made it in time :)

 

Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles (*SIGH*)
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

 

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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What craziness are you talking about with BabyVegas? Don't let her change her picks. Randomly editing picks willy-nilly? It'll create anarchy.

 

But anarchy is an angel, and angels are beautiful things/beings (god, that was terrible....hee)

 

Seahawks @ Packers  - imagine Seattle starting the season 0-2. No, I mean it. Close your eyes, listen for the screams from the Northwest...

 

Isn't that totally the SuperBowl curse though? I know Seattle didn't win, but so many SuperBowl winning teams do so lousy the year after winning it all, that it makes you wonder?

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Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

 

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Seahawks @ Packers - imagine Seattle starting the season 0-2. No, I mean it. Close your eyes, listen for the screams from the Northwest...

Okay, FIRST OF ALL, Vikings fans who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. At least MY team managed to get more than one singular field goal.

Isn't that totally the SuperBowl curse though? I know Seattle didn't win, but so many SuperBowl winning teams do so lousy the year after winning it all, that it makes you wonder?

It makes sense. The other teams have had more of a chance to rest and have gotten higher draft picks. Plus last year was Seattle's second SB appearance. Makes sense that they'd be struggling to be crazy dominant a third season running. And of course Kam Chancellor throwing a temper tantrum re: his contract isn't helping.
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Here are MY Week 2 Picks

Thursday September 17th
Broncos @ Chiefs

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans @ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

Hope it's okay for me to start on Week 2!

 

Sorry, guess I haven't figured out the Quotes thing yet

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Quick! Everyone edit their picks NOW!

 

Hahahaha!

 

Vikings fans who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

That's good advice for ANY team fan.  Don't be throwing stones in glass houses, people!  [/literalism]  Thanks BV!

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Dammit, I hate when real life gets in the way of my picks.

Sunday September 20th
Texans @ Panthers
49ers @ Steelers
Buccaneers @ Saints
Lions @ Vikings
Cardinals @ Bears
Patriots @ Bills
Chargers @ Bengals
Titans
@ Browns
Falcons @ Giants
Rams @ Redskins
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Eagles
Seahawks @ Packers

Monday September 21st
Jets @ Colts

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Ahh but remember the Pats started 0-2 last year and every screamed the sky was falling in New England. Anyone care to remind us how that turned out?

I'll remind u how that turned out!

They won enough to get into playoffs. They cheated & beat the Ravens. Then they cheated & beat the Colts. After that, the Seahawks beat themselves by calling the worst play at the worst time and Wilson threw the worst pass I've seen in a Super Bowl in a while. That's what I saw happen anyway.

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Was that really the ending to the Chiefs game? A win in my column, taken away to ineptitude by the Chiefs/ Jamaal Charles/ Andy Reid?

 

I hereby request half a point for all the Football Pool players who picked the Chiefs.

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The second the game went into overtime I was going to ask for a push.

 

It didn't.

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I'll remind u how that turned out!

They won enough to get into playoffs. They cheated & beat the Ravens. Then they cheated & beat the Colts. After that, the Seahawks beat themselves by calling the worst play at the worst time and Wilson threw the worst pass I've seen in a Super Bowl in a while. That's what I saw happen anyway.

Oh, you must have missed the best part- you know, the one where they won the Super Bowl.

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I hereby request half a point for all the Football Pool players who picked the Chiefs.

 

I'm seriously considering it. Just because no football fan should have to watch your team lose THAT way.

 

That was just awful...

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