Sunday, November 10, 2013

The FGR Week 10 NFL Picks

"Hello boys . . . have a good
night's rest? I've missed you."
I'm still trying to crank something out on the ever evolving Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga but it's tough because every time I think I'm ready to lower the boom on Incognito, I picture Alex Karras* in Blazing Saddles* saying "Mongo only pawn in game of life" which keeps leading me back to the conclusion that this is all somehow the NFL's fault. I just can't prove it yet and dammit . . . I NEED MORE TIME!!! Here are the week 10 picks. I apologize for the lack of commentary but it was between trying to come-up with something pithy for thirteen NFL games or watch the second half of the LSU-Alabama game to see what kind of crazy business Les Miles would pull this week. I'll let you guess which I chose. My four favorite games are denoted with a "+".

At Tennessee by 13 over Jacksonville: The Pick - Titans

At Green Bay by 2.5 over Philadelphia: The Pick - Packers

At Pittsburgh by 3 over Buffalo: The Pick - Steelers+

At N.Y. Giants by 7 over Oakland: The Pick - Giants+

At Indianapolis by 12 over St. Louis: The Pick - Rams

Seattle by 6.5 at Atlanta: The Pick - Seahawks

Cincinnati by 1.5 at Baltimore: The Pick - Ravens

Detroit by 1 at Chicago: The Pick - Lions

At San Francisco by 6.5 over Carolina: The Pick - 49ers+

At Arizona by 1 over Houston: The Pick - Texans

Denver by 7 at San Diego: The Pick - Broncos+

At New Orleans by 7 over Dallas: The Pick - Saints

Miami by 3 at Tampa Bay: The Pick - Bucs

Last Week's Record: 7-6 . . . Season Record: 71-60-1

The FGR Fantasy Squad

We're featuring the Titans in honor of
last week's Chris Johnson sighting.
Joe Flacco - 20
LeSean McCoy - 13
Chris Johnson - 32
T.Y. Hilton - 33
Aaron Dobson - 28
Jason Witten - 19
Rob Bironas - 4
Ravens - 11

Total - 160

Bench

Matthew Stafford - BYE
Knowshon Moreno - BYE
Bernard Pierce - 1
Alshon Jefferey - 12
Julian Edelman - 1
Marques Colston - 0
Dallas Clark - 1
Browns - 15

Matthew Stafford returns to the starting line-up this week but we'll leave everything else the same and bank on a match-up against the Jags to help Chris Johnson continue his slow thaw from the cryogenic frozen state he's been in for the last two years.

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Endnotes

* The comparison is made that much easier by the fact that Karras played over ten seasons in the NFL before starring in Webster, one of the most bizarrely successful sitcoms ever. Then again, this was the 80's when one of the most popular shows on television starred a wise-cracking stuffed alien that looked like an anteater with the ears of a 90 year old man.

** I'm not exactly sure where Blazing Saddles ranks on the list of all-time best comedies but you almost have to give Mel Brooks his own category and, if you do, I'm going: (1) Blazing Saddles; (2) History of the World: Part 1; (3) High Anxiety; (4) Young Frankenstein; and (5) The Producers. By the way, I've watched (1) and (3) within the last year and they both still hold-up. Harvey Korman is so underrated, kind of like the Steve Largent of comedic actors.