Sunday, November 25, 2012

NFL- Week 12 Picks

HOUSTON TEXANS -3.5 @ DETROIT LIONS
Houston

WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ DALLAS COWBOYS -3.5
Dallas

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -6.5 @ NEW YORK JETS
New England

MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ CHICAGO BEARS -5.5
Chicago

OAKLAND RAIDERS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS -8.5
Oakland (Cincinnati Wins)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS -1.5 @ CLEVELAND BROWNS
Cleveland

BUFFALO BILLS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -3.5
Indianapolis

DENVER BRONCOS -10.5 @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Denver

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -2.5 @ MIAMI DOLPHINS
Seattle

ATLANTA FALCONS -2.5 @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Atlanta

TENNESSEE TITANS -2.5 @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Tennessee

BALTIMORE RAVENS -0.5 @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Baltimore

ST LOUIS RAMS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS -2.5
St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -0.5 @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
San Francisco

GREEN BAY PACKERS @ NEW YORK GIANTS -2.5
Green Bay

CAROLINA PANTHERS -2.5 @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Carolina

last week against the spread: 7-7
against the spread year to date: 81-77
last week straight up: 11-3
straight up year to date: 109-49
Pick Em Challenge Record: 3-2-2

NFL- Week 11 Picks


MIAMI DOLPHINS @ BUFFALO BILLS -1.5
Miami

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS -3.5
Philadelphia

GREEN BAY PACKERS -3.5 @ DETROIT LIONS
Green Bay

ARIZONA CARDINALS @ ATLANTA FALCONS -9.5
Arizona (Atlanta Wins)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -1.5 @ CAROLINA PANTHERS
Tampa Bay

CLEVELAND BROWNS @ DALLAS COWBOYS -7.5
Dallas

NEW YORK JETS @ ST. LOUIS RAMS -2.5
St. Louis

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -9.5
Indianapolis (New England Wins)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @ HOUSTON TEXANS -16.5
Jacksonville (Houston Wins)

CINCINNATI BENGALS -3.5 @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Cincinnati

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -4.5 @ OAKLAND RAIDERS
New Orleans

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ DENVER BRONCOS -7.5
Denver

BALTIMORE RAVENS -3.5 @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
Baltimore

CHICAGO BEARS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -5.5
San Francisco

last week against the spread: 4-9
against the spread year to date: 74-70
last week straight up: 6-7
straight up year to date: 98-46
Pick Em Challenge Record: 3-2-2

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NFL- Week 10 Picks


INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -3.5 @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Indianapolis

NEW YORK GIANTS -4.5 @ CINCINNATI BENGALS
New York

TENNESSEE TITANS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS -5.5
Tennessee (Miami Wins)

DETROIT LIONS -1.5 @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Detroit

BUFFALO BILLS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -11.5
New England

ATLANTA FALCONS -2.5 @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Atlanta

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -3.5
San Diego

DENVER BRONCOS -4.5 @ CAROLINA PANTHERS
Denver

OAKLAND RAIDERS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS -9.5
Oakland (Baltimore Wins)

NEW YORK JETS @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -5.5
New York (Seattle Wins)

DALLAS COWBOYS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -0.5
Philadelphia

ST LOUIS RAMS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -11.5
St. Louis (San Francisco Wins)

HOUSTON TEXANS @ CHICAGO BEARS -0.5
Houston

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS -12.5
Pittsburgh

against the spread last week: 11-3
against the spread year to date: 70-61
straight up last week: 11-3
straight up year to date: 92-39
Pick Em Challenge Record: 3-2-2

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NFL- Week 9 Picks

Last week Dragomania ran wild over The Ultimate Scotsman as I won by a score of 6-7 to 5-8. There is no Pick Em Challenge this week due to battling the flu earlier in the week I couldn't line up an opponent. It will return next week.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -7.5
San Diego

DENVER BRONCOS -3.5 @ CINCINNATI BENGALS
Denver

BALTIMORE RAVENS -4.5 @ CLEVELAND BROWNS
Baltimore

ARIZONA CARDINALS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS -11.5
Green Bay

CHICAGO BEARS -3.5 @ TENNESSEE TITANS
Chicago

MIAMI DOLPHINS -1.5 @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Miami

CAROLINA PANTHERS @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS -3.5
Washington

DETROIT LIONS -3.5 @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Detroit

BUFFALO BILLS @ HOUSTON TEXANS -10.5
Houston

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS -1.5
Tampa Bay

MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -4.5
Seattle

PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ NEW YORK GIANTS -3.5
Pittsburgh

DALLAS COWBOYS @ ATLANTA FALCONS -4.5
Atlanta

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -3.5
Philadelphia

last week against the spread: 6-7
against the spread year to date: 59-58
last week straight up: 8-5
straight up year to date: 81-36
Pick Em Challenge record: 3-2-2

Saturday, October 27, 2012

NFL- Week 8 Picks

Last week I FINALLY got off the snide and ended my 4 week winless streak in my Pick Em Challenge edging @mrdanl 9 correct to 8. He was a worthy opponent (And by worthy I mean it was nothing but beginner's luck).

Onto this week and the RETURN OF THE SCOTSMAN, @dealerdan. We tied in our first go round now we attempt to break the tie.

Here is Scotsman...
THE CHAMP IS HERE.

And by champ, I mean Scotsman.  And I'm not comparing myself to the likes of John Cena or CM Punk - paper champions who couldn't hold a real champions jockstrap.  I'm comparing myself to the greatest WWE champion of all time - The Ultimate Warrior. 

And if I'm the Ultimate Warrior then Drago is Hulk Hogan - which is quite fitting considering I've always heard his wrestling ability as "Like Hulk Hogan - without the charisma."  Last time out technically we tied but let's be honest - I blew Drago out of the water on the promo ability and deserved the W.  Now he is back to try and win much like Hogan signed Warrior to WCW just to get the win back.  Unlike that epic Halloween Havoc match however the outcome is going to be different - I'll be the one soaring to the top while Drago is the one that hides in the loft, hugging Ed Leslie.

And if you're not down with that, I got two words for ya....

[snort] [snort] [grown] Wwwwwhhhhy?  Drrraago.  Can you not communicate with me Drago?  Talk to me Drago.  As if you are talking to the GOD you speak of.  Drago.  There is nothing hovering what I live for.  I mean not the normals - to protect me.  From what I find most comforting.  The somethings of pain.  And the smell of combat Drago.  I have Drago, injected you with the minimum dosage of poison from the power of the ULTIMATE SCOTSMAN.  But the antibodies of Dragomania continue to refuse what the poison can do.  They turned it away DRAGO.  They turned the poison away because THEY FEARED EVIL.  Drago, I am the representation of all you FEEEEEAAARR.

I can't believe I just transcribed 50% of an Ultimate Warrior promo.  I need a fucking life.

Always Believe,

Scotsman


Well played Scotsman however I shall one up you with transcribing 100% of a Hulk Hogan promo :)...

Well you know something Dragomaniacs, this last week we have almost had a close encounter of the Scottish kind man. The Scotsman has been tweeting me, I have been tweeting him back, we could've already had our matchup over by now. But the big dude upstairs is watching man, he knows it's more important than NFL Pick Em Challenge bragging rights, and I can see in the Scotman's eyes that he is big, he is powerful, I can see that the energy is so powerful but even he himself hasn't harnessed it yet and he's looking for direction. But on the other hand Scotsman, being the NFL Pick Em Challenge Champion is a 24 hour a day job brother, you've got obligations and commitments around every corner brother. Hey I was chosen brother by the Dragomaniacs to lead the 3 Demandments, the prayers, the vitamins and the training man. And the thing that worries me most about you Scotsman is if I was to slip on Godzilla's banana peel or some act of nature was to strike me down during Week 8 would you just run off into the darkness with the masses behind you and fall off the end of the earth brother? The role I've taken, the direction of the Dragomaniacs is positive,  it's straight and narrow, it's cut and dry brother, And Scotsman the fact that you haven't harnessed the energy, the fact that you don't know which way the Scots will go scares me, it scares me to death. I believe in my heart and in my soul that the powers of the Scots and the Maniacs will collide and we might even self destruct each other brother. But one thing is for sure man, I can't let you run over Dragomania, we've been rolling too long, Dragomania is going to live forever and the direction will carry on long after we are dead and gone brother. I would roll over in my grave if it turned out that you were on the wrong side of the fence, so it's more than a title brother, it's a lifestyle, it's a belief, it's the 3 Demandments and come Week 8 Scotsman I am going to make you the Ultimate Dragomaniac and WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE LARGEST ARMS IN THE WORLD RUN WILD ON YOU

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS -6.5
Drago- Tampa Bay
Scotsman- Minnesota

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -7.5 @ ST LOUIS RAMS
Drago- New England
Scotsman- St Louis

CAROLINA PANTHERS @ CHICAGO BEARS -8.5
Drago- Chicago
Scotsman- Chicago

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -3.5 @ CLEVELAND BROWNS
Drago- San Diego
Scotsman- San Diego

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ DETROIT LIONS -2.5
Drago- Detroit
Scotsman- Seattle

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS -16.5
Drago- Green Bay
Scotsman- Jacksonville

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ TENNESSEE TITANTS -3.5
Drago- Tennessee
Scotsman- Tennessee

MIAMI DOLPHINS @ NEW YORK JETS -2.5
Drago- New York
Scotsman- New York

ATLANTA FALCONS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -1.5
Drago- Philadelphia
Scotsman- Atlanta

WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS -5.5
Drago- Pittsburgh
Scotsman- Washington

OAKLAND RAIDERS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -1.5
Drago- Kansas City
Scotsman- Kansas City

NEW YORK GIANTS -0.5 @ DALLAS COWBOYS
Drago- New York
Scotsman- New York

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ DENVER BRONCOS -5.5
Drago- Denver
Scotsman- Denver

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -6.5 @ ARIZONA CARDINALS
Drago- San Francisco
Scotsman- San Francisco

against the spread last week: 9-4
against the spread year to date: 53-51
straight up last week: 12-1
straight up year to date: 73-31
Pick Em Challenge Record: 2-2-2

Sunday, October 21, 2012

NFL- Week 7 Picks

Last week my run of subpar Pick Em Challenge performances continued as I lost to @mrdanl who admittedly knows very little about picking spreads. So this week I challenged @mrdanl for an immediate rematch to prove to myself and my followers that it was just "beginner's luck".

Here's @mrdanl with his introduction...
Well, I guess it's time to show you how to pick em' properly again, Drago.  How does it feel to lose to someone that has never participated in a pick em' challenge?  This week, I promise to beat you even worse.  So, good luck.  Oh, almost forgot, happy birthday. :)  And folks, don't forget to check out http://www.youtube.com/thegymwebseries and subscribe!

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -7.5
Drago- Seattle (San Francisco Wins)
Manners- Seattle

TENNESSEE TITANS @ BUFFALO BILLS -3.5
Drago- Buffalo
Manners- Buffalo

CLEVELAND BROWNS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -3.5
Drago- Indianapolis
Manners- Indianapolis

WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ NEW YORK GIANTS -6.5
Drago- Washington (New York Wins)
Manners- Washington

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -2.5 @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Drago- New Orleans
Manners- New Orleans

DALLAS COWBOYS -2.5 @ CAROLINA PANTHERS
Drago- Dallas
Manners- Dallas

BALTIMORE RAVENS @ HOUSTON TEXANS -6.5
Drago- Baltimore (Houston Wins)
Manners- Baltimore

GREEN BAY PACKERS -8.5 @ ST LOUIS RAMS
Drago- Green Bay
Manners- St Louis

ARIZONA CARDINALS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS -6.5
Drago- Minnesota
Manners- Arizona

NEW YORK JETS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -10.5
Drago- New England
Manners- New York

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS -4.5
Drago- Oakland
Manners- Oakland

PITTSBURGH STEELERS -2.5 @ CINCINNATI BENGALS
Drago- Pittsburgh
Manners- Pittsburgh

DETROIT LIONS @ CHICAGO BEARS -5.5
Drago- Chicago
Manners- Chicago

against the spread last week: 7-7
against the spread year to date: 44-47
straight up last week: 8-6
straight up year to date: 61-30
Pick Em Challenge Record: 1-2-2

Friday, October 12, 2012

NFL- Week 6 Picks

Last week I went toe to toe, err keyboard to keyboard with @DealerDan and the end result was a tie as we both finished with 7-7 records. This week, to get my heat back I have selected @Mrdanl as my opponent. @Mrdanl is a "Fantasy Fritada" and I will take advantage of his rookie status to obliterate him in picks. I am also fairly confident this is the first time he has ever picked against the spread so here's hoping for a victory to make me feel better about myself ;) Also on a side note, I helped @Mrdanl and his partners collectively known as The Polite Police win the PWA Mayhem Championship by running in and hitting Juggernaut with a chair, so you totally owe me. @Mrdanl is also my best friend and both of our favorite team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here is a little about @Mrdanl in his own words...
Dan Lougheed - Former "pro-wrestler".  I use that term lightly.  Currently acting in a web-series called "The GYM" which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/thegymwebseries (make sure you subscribe).  This series has been picked up by a channel in the US that delivers to 17 million homes.  Show will air in January 2013.  Never had the chance to do something like this before either, and with my lack of football knowledge, I will crush the master himself!

PITTSBURGH STEELERS -5.5 @ TENNESSEE TITANS
Drago- Pittsburgh
Manners- Pittsburgh

OAKLAND RAIDERS @ ATLANTA FALCONS -9.5
Drago- Oakland (Atlanta Wins)
Manners- Atlanta

CINCINNATI BENGALS -2.5 @ CLEVELAND BROWNS
Drago- Cincinnati
Manners- Cleveland

ST LOUIS RAMS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS -2.5
Drago- Miami
Manners- St Louis

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ NEW YORK JETS -3.5
Drago- Indianapolis
Manners- New York

DETROIT LIONS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -4.5
Drago- Detroit
Manners- Philadelphia

DALLAS COWBOYS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS -3.5
Drago- Baltimore
Manners- Baltimore

NEW YORK GIANTS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -5.5
Drago- San Francisco
Manners- New York

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -3.5
Drago- Tampa Bay
Manners- Tampa Bay

MINNESOTA VIKINGS -1.5 @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Drago- Minnesota
Manners- Washington

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -4.5 @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Drago- New England ***I will be attending this game :)***
Manners- New England

BUFFALO BILLS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS -4.5
Drago- Buffalo
Manners- Buffalo

GREEN BAY PACKERS @ HOUSTON TEXANS -4.5
Drago- Green Bay
Manners- Green Bay

DENVER BRONCOS @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -1.5
Drago- Denver
Manners- Denver

last week against the spread: 7-7
season total against the spread: 37-40
last week straight up: 11-3
season total straight up: 53-24
Pick Em Challenge Record:  1-1-2