Man I was bad early. I was ok later, but Minnesota really saved my week. We are looking for a big rebound this week and actually sort of like the slate and my picks. It all starts tonight, with the Pats third string QB going against known QB destroyer JJ Watt. Do I think the Pats can win? Sure, I mean they haven’t given me any reason to doubt they can win in any situation since before I had either of my degrees. So why not win in a short week at home against a team that has to travel and is suspect on the road to begin with? So do I think it’s likely? Not at all, but it sure as shit is possible.
My oh my what a way to kick off the season, for those new here I was 9-6-1 against the spread, 11-5 on straight picks and 12-3-1 on over/unders! Plus I was 2-0 in my fantasy leagues (If you are here looking for the daily fantasy stuff from last year, I’ve give that up and at some point this year I’ll explain that reasoning) and the Patriots went out and beat a team they shouldn’t have!
All and all it’s great start to the season and I’m excited for week two to start tonight in *groan* Buffalo.
Week 1 of the NFL is in the books and I had myself a pretty good week. I learned from a few things last year and it proved valuable in making my picks. So here we go with the first 2016 edition of Hooking Foul’s NFL Summation. Continue reading
My Dad’s relationship with football was much different than my own. He tried out for his high school team, got soundly run over in what I can only imagine was an Oklahoma drill, and walked off the field, never to return. This experience colored his view of football, which resulted in him not being anywhere near as passionate a football fan as we was a baseball fan. Sure he’d watch a game if it were on and he mostly understood it conceptually, he just wasn’t invested. It probably didn’t help that the Patriots weren’t any good, didn’t exist until he was 11, and were never on TV due to blackout rules, but I truly think his brief playing experience was the key to how he felt about football.
FINALLY, NFL week 1 is here. It feels like we have been waiting for years! Thursday Night we will see the Super Bowl rematch and we will be off for another 17 weeks of NFL action! As a preview of sorts this week we start with predicting the record for each and every team!
It’s a lot of info, but its a fast read, so let’s get right to it! Continue reading
- 8-8 (121-87)
Against the spread
- 6-10 (62-63-3, since week 6)
I’ve been a little under the weather these last couple of days and my productivity had lapsed, but no fear I will be back tomorrow with the standard NFL:64 fro the week.
To catch you up on last week. I was 8-8 for the week, making me, 113-79 for the year. Some quick thoughts….
- The Patriots lost because you can’t play shitty special teams and expect to win.
- What would have happened it Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary had hit the ceiling or a rafter or a speaker? I honestly don’t know.
- Carolina is really good even if they gave up a bunch of points to the Saints.
- The Vikings puked all over themselves.
- The Bears puked all over themselves too.
- No one wants to win the NFC East, there playoff privileges should be revoked.
I’m working on the NFL:64 now so hopefully that is up later and if I’m super productive a playoff pictures as well!
As we look into the week 13 of the NFL season I’m looking for some consistency. Not from a team or player, but from the league and it’s officials. While the NFL league administration gets a little too much flack for player behaviour, especially for players offending for the first time, because that is a relatively unpredictable, (Anyone who screws up a second time there is no excuse for and the NFL should be dealing with that with a far speedier process. See Aldon Smith.) the idea referees behaviour can’t be better controlled is ridiculous. Continue reading