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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 30, 2018

NFL picks

Let’s keep the *good times* rolling with some NFL winners.

I’ll take the Chiefs to smash the Raiders—14 is a lot to give but Oakland had their super bowl last week in the Coliseum finale so I expect a huge let down game for them today in the toughest stadium for a visitor in the league.

NE -13.5. Repeat after me, “The Patriots win and cover at home. The Patriots win and cover at home…”

Tampa Bay +2. This is the type of meaningless game they usually win outright….

Buffalo -5. Miami in the snow? I’ll take Buffalo.

Those are my top 4 bets of the day. They might not cover but they fill up a new thread nicely….

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  1. willedav said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:05 am

    F/G had a column on all the complications should the Murray kid decide he wants to give pro football a try.
    Not sure that would be good idea but he is tough and very skilled. Bama D usually obliterates teams completely.
    Them and Clemson should be fun.

  2. Bozo said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Great picks. I think Mahomes is going to go off on the Raiders and absolutely torch the Silver and Black. Not as sure about the Pats game, I do think the Jets will make it tough for NE to cover.

    • Bozo said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:37 am

      OK, OK – “The Patriots win and cover at home. The Patriots win and cover at home…” jeez

  3. Dennis Zucchino said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Never a serious football fan, but a fan of the underdog, I decided to watch the movie Invincible a week before the Super Bowl last year in anticipation and hope of an upset by an Eagles team behind a backup Foles.
    Today I hope to a Vikings loss and Foles striking gold again…It doesn’t get any better than that for a playoff berth and the love for an underdog.

  4. unca_chuck said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Great Xmas card, Dawg. Great to see the gang.

  5. unca_chuck said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:05 am

    If Foles gets the Iggles to the playoffs again, you have to wonder if they think about dealing Wentz. He hasn’t exactly scorched the earth with his play.

  6. unca_chuck said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Ahh, oh well. The good news is if all the suck teams llse, we stay at #2. We could fall to the 5th spot with a win, but that is unlikely, as much as I’d like to see us force LA to play next week.

    The high flying Rams look like another one-and-done playoff team recently. A good defense can stop themn in their tracks.

    • snarkk said, on December 30, 2018 at 11:48 am

      If the Niners win today, they are insane…

  7. gianthead said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Seems like Eagles and Vikings at -6s are mortal locks…

  8. gianthead said, on December 30, 2018 at 11:18 am

    The line is moving toward the Colts…think -5 now….

  9. alleykat69 said, on December 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    There’s no way the Colts lose to the Titans!
    #1 and only reason needed their starting QB Blaine Gabbert yikes!

  10. willedav said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Dallas Giants game is whack. Ain’t quite over yet either.

    • willedav said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Is now 36-35 Dallas.

    • Bozo said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Wow.

      • Bozo said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm

        Crazy game.

  11. willedav said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    wow Chiefs score in 2 minutes. Dunno how far they can go but they are sure fun to watch.

  12. djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    So are the Raiders…

  13. djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I think Twin passed away a year ago today…

  14. djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    50 TDs/5,000 yards for Mahomes.
    Won’t mean shit if they don’t get to the SB.
    And if they get there, they better fuckin’ win…

  15. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    And….just stick a fork in the Niners and Raiders.

    • djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Kinda like Jets & Giants here, I guess…

  16. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    If the Chiefs eliminate the Patriots, they will forever have my gratitude.

  17. Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    3 Ws and a push, good job, Flav.

  18. alleykat69 said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Locals going out crappin in their jocks in their final games..Chiefs 35-3…Rams 48-17 and still the massacre continues..

  19. Dennis Zucchino said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Looks like I’m going to get my wish….Foles and Eagles are flying high….

  20. gianthead said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    The Vikings shitting the bed when they need a win to lock in a playoff spot is coach-firing ineptitude…one 3rd down completed in this game…pathetic.

  21. alleykat69 said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    2 congratulations in order..
    1) George Kittle just set The all time receiving record in a season with a TD to boot!!
    2) The 49ers kept Aaron Donald from breaking Michael Strahan record in qb sacks.,

    • Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Strahan’s bogus record, haha.

      • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm

        Yeah, Favre botched that whole episode. Just a colossal FUBAR.

  22. unca_chuck said, on December 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Kittle had a monster year. THe rest of the o was 4th stringers.

  23. lovecheifs4325 said, on December 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Everybody all aboard the Chiefs bandwagon because the Niners suck and we’re only two weeks away from another one and done loss at Arrowhead. But Mahomes is a God!!

    • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm

  24. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    A fluke of the schedule, and the Kings have a quick rematch vs. the Lakers, in L.A. It’s hard to have a good feeling about this game.

    • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      No LeBron again tonight.

  25. snarkk said, on December 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    There is an original Netflix series made in Germany called “Babylon Berlin”. 16 episodes.
    If you can handle subtitles, check it out.
    Really really good, gets better and better as it goes along. An early Depression (1929) scene set in a dark, dangerous, nasty and exciting on-the-edge Berlin. Crime/murder/whodunit potboiler with dirty cops, Cabaret style scenes, Russian commies, early Nazis, hookers, crazy plot twists from nowhere, organized crime, great old cars, everybody smokes, a squeaky clean protagonist cop who is a WWI vet and morphine addict, and even a Bryan Ferry in-concert sighting. TV epic on par or better than most US produced shows. Yeah, and a little Euronoodity for good measure thrown in.
    Stick with it through the first two set-up episodes…

    • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      That’s an interesting era and setting for a TV series. Philip Kerr has a series of detective novels set in that era. I read a couple of them and thought they were interesting.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Sounds like a good one to check out.

    • snarkk said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Actually, you can turn English dubbing on, if you want, in Netflix.
      I think it loses something in English with voice actors dubbing the German voices.
      But, I can understand a lot of it in German, so I’m a bit biased…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm

        Yeah, not a fan of dubbing.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      I loved it all. binge-watched it.

      • snarkk said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:03 pm

        Ja, it’s addictive.
        Characters well drawn; visuals are stunning for TV…

  26. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Luddite that I am, I am still amazed and baffled by today’s technology. 2 days ago I was online looking to book a hotel in Vung Tau (coastal town in the south). Today I log on to the Flap and at the end of Craig’s thread, there are 2 ads for hotels in Vung Tau. I know there’s a simple explanation, but it still amazes me. It’s the little things, I guess…

  27. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    It’s the age-old paradox: are the Kings and Lakers playing really great offense or really bad defense?

  28. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    3 on 2 fast break, three point shot. 2 on 1 fast break, three point shot. Today’s NBA.

    • Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Did the shots go in?

      • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:47 pm

        No.

  29. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Kings fizzling away a highly winnable game. Cauley-Stein can’t get a big rebound, as usual. The tissue-paper player.

    • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      That’s a bitter loss. Oh well.

  30. zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    The Kings were 1-10 on 3 point shots in the 4th quarter. Today’s NBA can be maddening sometimes.

  31. djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Watched a great special on MLB NETWORK about the miracle 1967 Bosox. One thing they left out is that the Red Sox gave away Earl Wilson to the Tigers the year before for garbage. In addition to being the best hitting pitcher l ever saw he went on to lead the AL with 22 wins in 1967 and they wouldn’t have had to pitch a spent Lonborg on 2 days rest in game 7 of the WS. Maybe…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Agree, they might have had a chance against the Cards if they’d kept Wilson.

      • djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:12 pm

        While most people are celebrating the new year, I’ll be dwelling on this…

      • zumiee said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        New Years celebrations are vastly over-rated. Pretty silly, really.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        And speaking of good-hitting pitchers, if I was a GM, I would only draft good-hitting pitchers. Athletes, as it were. In college, pitchers seem like athletes, they hit; I’m going to dwell on why that stops when they reach the majors. Wimps. Get up there and help your team. Ha.

      • djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        lulz..

  32. Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Loo, quick quiz: Who is now the longest-tenured coach among NYC teams (counting Giants/Jets but not Devils)?

    • djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      The Nets coach, whose name I don’t know?

      • Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        Correct! Kenny Atkinson.

      • djloo27 said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        Doing a helluva job, Mac…

      • Macdog said, on December 30, 2018 at 10:01 pm

        He has his head-scratching moments like pretty much all coaches, but I can’t complain.

  33. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 30, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Yeah, I gave up the big new years celebrations years ago. In Saigon, it’s just insane, you can’t go anywhere around city center for days. Fun to do it once and then never again. Not sure how crazy it is up here in Hanoi, maybe I’ll find out tonight. From the warm confines of my house. Some years, I’m not sure what’s worth celebrating more, the fact that the old year is done or that a new one is coming. It’s a mixed bag.


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