NFL Divisional Round Recap: Ick!


I would like to extend my sincere apologies to fans of this weekend's losing NFL playoff teams for the inevitable jinx that took place when I gave your teams my support. (That excludes of course fans of the Dallas Cowboys. LOL at your misery!) You see, as a fan of the New Orleans Saints, a team that had a chance to win its division at 7-9 only to completely choke, it's obvious that the football gods pretty much loathe me and everything I support this season. And so, by supporting your teams in the playoffs, with the intent to smite their opponents, I pretty much destroyed your lives. My bad. Wanna know what hurts so much about that Patriots victory over the Ravens? It's that it played … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Playoff Hate-Off


When you're the fan of a team that doesn't make it to the playoffs, the NFL postseason can be a dark, cold and dismal place. You might find yourself tempted to send hate tweets to that running back who fumbled the ball on the goal line...or the quarterback who threw a pick 6 with victory within reach....or the kicker who freakin' shanked a chip shot that your grandmother could have hit. I mean, it was just 25 yards for the love of God. AAAAAHHH!!!!!! *Deep breaths* But there are other ways to channel all that negative energy that won't end in a restraining order. In order to survive a postseason without hope, why not focus your passions on hating all the teams that would make you just … [Read more...]

Saints vs Seahawks: 9 and 3 is a crowd

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Oh there's just nothing like getting the snot kicked out of you on national television to send you into a crippling depression. I'll admit it Saints fans, I'm spoiled. I'm just not used to seeing OUR team get embarrassed anymore. What happened in Seattle is what the Saints do to other teams. It's just not something I've had to deal with for years now and I forgot what it felt like. But that ass whipping courtesy of the Seahawks left a mark that is sure to remind me for years to come of what can happen on any given Sunday...or Monday as it were. Where shall I begin? Hmm, how bout the complete lack of a secondary or pass rush? I may have been able to stomach this loss had I seen anything … [Read more...]

Bucs vs. Seahawks: Recap in 40 Words or Less


A recap of the Bucs/Seahawks game--and the 0-8 season in a nutshell--in the form of annotated game-time texts between my dad and me: Bucs lose in overtime. Final score, 24-27. … [Read more...]

Eagles Chick’s Week 3 NFL Picks


Note to Eagles fans: the Chiefs are not the Redskins or the Chargers. In fact, although it's early on, their defense is looking outstanding and continued to do so last night. It pained me to watch what they did to my Eagles in Andy Reid's epic return, but I can't say I didn't see it coming. Thanks to Reid, the Chiefs are playing smart, disciplined football on either side of the ball (kind of like the Eagles used to do in Andy's early years in Philly). So yeah, the Chiefs won. Big woop. Nothing to see here. And now...the rest of the matchups: Texans at Ravens - Both of these teams are struggling more than I expected them to so far, but I give the edge to the Texans, who are at … [Read more...]