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WEEK 14 NFL PICKS: MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS!!!!!

Greetings!!! 7-3 Sunday brings our record to 52-39-1. Again, 56.5% is not where we need to be, but we are moving in the right direction. Here is what we like tonight:

Saints -4.5 @ Falcons; OVER/UNDER 44: The Saints head north to the Dirty to face a struggling Falcons squad. With the Vick sentencing looming in the background, the Saints look to capitalize on some loses by other teams in their division and move closer to a playoff spot with a win. Standing in their way are the Falcons lead by Chris Redman. That’s right…Chris Redman. Last year at this time he was selling insurance in Louisville. Seriously. Not sure how he will play under the Monday night microscope, but he did look real good last week against the Rams and he knows Bobby Petrino’s offense. Could be interesting.

The Saints, on the other-hand, are desperate and know they need a win to make the playoffs and salvage their disappointing season. They head into the Georgia Dome without Reggie Bush. Will that matter? We think it will, but not to the degree people think. Reggie is a great player, but at the end of the day he is only a situational back. Mind you, a very good situational back, but not the go-to guy on offense. That is Drew Brees. He is playing and he will be able to pass on this team. We like the Saints to cover. Take the Saints -4.5.

In regards to the OVER/UNDER, we love the OVER at 44. Both teams have suspect D’s and Redman showed he can put points up on a stingy Rams D last week. The Rams D is much better than the Saints D. We like Redman at home. We think they cover the OVER easy. Take the Over 44.

Good luck!

Runny & Flash

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Atlanta Falcons, Bobby Petrino, Chris Redman, Free NFL Picks, Michael Vick, Michael Vick Dog Fighting, NFL, NFL Picks, Reggie Bush | 1 Comment

Michael ConVick’s Statement from U.S. District Court….Huh?

Text of a statement by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, as read outside U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., on Thursday by lawyer Billy Martin:

“Today in court I pleaded innocent to the allegations made against me. I take these charges very seriously and look forward to clearing my good name. I respectfully ask all of you to hold your judgment until all of the facts are shown. Above all I would like to say to my mom I’m sorry for what she has had to go through in this most trying of times. It has caused pain to my family and I apologize to my family. I also want to apologize to my Falcon teammates for not being with them at the beginning of spring training.”

Well well well. Does anybody really think these are Michael ConVick’s words. Give me a break!!!! He did not plead innocent, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Next thing…he apologized to his mom and family. Why did he do this and what was he apologizing for? Innocent people do not apologize to anybody when they are charged with bogus crimes. Did the Duke lacrosse kids apologize? Hell no, they came out swinging publicly in an effort to defend their names. Vick has not spoken himself since the NFL draft, why? Michael Convick… your fans want to hear from you and the public wants to know what is going on. He apologized to his teamates but not to the Falcons organization, owner Arthur Blank or coach Bobby Petrino. I bet Petrino wishes he never left Louisville and Blank wishes he never signed ConVick to a $130 million contract. Then to wrap up ConVick’s brilliant statement, he says he is not with his teamates at the beginning of Spring Training. Say what? ConVick is now the pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and not the QB for the Atlanta Falcons. He is not attending Camp!!! Who the heck wrote this bogus statement? What a joke. Now everybody knows ConVick did not say these words and these are not his words. Way to start out strong Mr. Attorney Billy Martin. Nice work.

Flash Flash

July 27, 2007 Posted by | Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick, Michael Vick Dog Fighting, Petrino, Sports, Vick | Leave a comment

More Vick Stuff: 7-1 He Stays Out of Jail

Vick is in serious trouble. There are two glaring things about this that should make Vick want to dig-up Johnny Cochrane immediately:

1). As Flash noted, these are Federals charges. I’m assuming the Feds are involved because of the interstate nature of the facts. I would think this would be something that the state of VA would and could handle on their own. Which does shine a light a little bit on discriminatory treatment. However, the 84 counts are insane. I’ve not read the indictment. I’m relying on what I read and hear in the press. But, 84 is A LOT and I believe they have over 5 corroborating witnesses as well as video. If true, that is nuts! No way the feds bring that type of indictment out if ther wasn’t a high degree of truth to it. That is a tough hill for any legal team to climb. However, I believe his indicment is conspiracy only, so maybe the witnesses and video are circumstantial. I have to believe that if they have 5 people that can put Vick at the scene of even one of the dog fights, the idictment would have consisted of more than conspriacy charges. I have to look into this more. If the witnesses can only give circumastanital evidence, Vick’s team has a much better chance.

2). The venue. The venue is known as a “rocket docket” and the judge is known to be a hardass. Fair, but a hardass who pushes cases through quickly. I think Vick’s celebrity can only hurt him in this case. It should be over fast.

That said, until I read more, I predict Vick gets off with a very strict probation.  I think the NFL will fold in the pressure of having to suspend one of their stars, and Goodell has already screwed this up. Cudos to the sponsors that are running far, far away from Vick. However, they are not doing enough. Nike’s suspension of his new shoe release is a joke.

Vick could lose over $300 mil by this indictment, regardless of the outcome. He could be the dumbest person on the planet. Seriously. The dumbest person on the planet. My feelings have nothing to do with his innocence or guilt. I’m actually presuming he is innocent and that his legal team will keep his dumbass from going to jail. However, I’m not dumb and anyone who gets an 84 count federal indictment had to be involved somehow. Vick is dumb because he put himself even remotely close to that situation. Completely dumb. Even worse than Pacman going near a strip club (especially with $81 large in cake on him) or any athlete/celebrity not hiring someone to drive their drunkasses around after a night on the town.

I betcha the Falcons and Arthur Blank are cursing the day they decided to trade Matt Schaub. They should have known better than to give up on a kid from northwest Indiana.

I start the line that Vick stays out of jail at 7-1. 

Runny

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Atlanta Falcons, Betting, Matt Schaub, Michael Vick, Michael Vick Dog Fighting, NFL, Roger Goodell | Leave a comment

Great American Road Trip 2007

Greetings. The Summer is upon us and the weather couldn’t be better. That said, I’m on the verge of fulfilling a dream of mine I’ve had for as long as I can remember. I’m going to take the Summer off and drive across the great United States. Still in the planning phase, but my goal is to see as many MLB stadiums, National parks, large balls of rubberbands, blocks of cheese and sketchy people as I can see in a little over 30 days.  That said, I worked out my itinerary and wanted to pass it along for any feedback or suggestions anyone can give.

Here is the breakdown so far:

  • Thursday, 7/26/07: St. Louis for the Cubs-Cards. I live in Chicago,
  • Friday, 7/27/07: Budweiser Brewery Tour, The Arch, STL sites, drive to KC.
  • Saturday, 7/28/07: Negro League Hall of Fame, Get ribs at Arthur’s, Royals-Rangers game.
  • Sunday, 7/29/07: Drive to Denver/Boulder;
  • Monday, 7/30/07: Drive to Jackson, WY. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park and Tetan National Park on the way.
  • Tueaday, 7/31/07: Drive to Missoula, MT. Do whatever it is they do in Montana. Is Sam Hoffman still up there?!?!
  • Wednesday, 8/1/07: Drive to Seattle. Mariners-Angels game.
  • Thursday, 8/2/07: Begin drive to San Fran. Stop somewhere in OR or WA.
  • Friday, 8/3/07: Arrive in San Fran./Oaktown. See the sites. Track down Al Davis and MC Hammer. A’s-Angels game (I’m going to try and get Vlad Guerrero to ride with me from Seattle to Oakland between games).
  • Saturday, 8/4/07: Tour SF.
  • Sunday, 8/5/07: Napa.
  • Monday, 8/6/07: Monterray, Big Sur and Giants-Nationals game.
  • Tuesday, 8/7/07: Drive to LA. Angels-Red Sox game.
  • Wednesday, 8/8/07: Drive to Phoenix. D’Backs-Bucks game.
  • Thursday, 8/9/07: Drive to Santa Fe.
  • Friday, 8/10/07: Drive to Denver. Rockies-Cubs game.
  • Saturday, 8/11/07: Drive to Arlington/Dallas. Stop in OK City. See the Bombing Monument. Hangout with Nate Newton, Michael Irvin and TO. Hopefully avoid any stabbings. Rangers-Royals game.
  • Sunday, 8/12/07: Drive to Houston. Astros-Brewers game.
  • Monday, 8/13/07: Drive to San Antonio. See the sites.
  • Tuesday, 8/14/07: Drive to Jackson, MI. Take the Civil Rights tour. Listen to some Blues.
  • Wednesday, 8/15/07: Drive to Hotlanta. Enter Peanut in Michael Vick’s next dog fighting match. He will represent. Braves-Giants game.
  • Thursday, 8/16/07: Drive to Orlando. Possibly hit Disney. Or, head to Ft. Lauderdale to hit the beach.
  • Friday, 8/17/07: Drive to Miami. Hit South Beach.
  • Saturday, 8/18/07: South Beach. Marlins-Giants game.
  • Sunday, 8/19/07: Drive to Tampa Bay. D’Ray-Indians game.
  • Monday, 8/20/07: Hangout in FLA.
  • Tuesday, 8/21/07: Drive to NC. Hit Outter Banks.
  • Wednesday, 8/22/07: Outter Banks.
  • Thursday, 8/23/07: Outter Banks.
  • Friday, 8/24/07: Drive to Baltimore. Orioles-Twins game.
  • Saturday, 8/25/07: Drive to Philly/S. Jersey. Phillies-Padres game.
  • Sunday, 8/26/07: Drive to NYC. Mets-Dodgers game.
  • Monday, 8/27/07: Drive to Philly. See the sites.
  • Tuesday, 8/28/07: Drive to NYC. Yanks-Red Sox game!!!!
  • Wednesday, 8/29/07: Head to Upstate. Do a massive amount of laundry.
  • Thursday, 8/30/07: Upstate.
  • Friday, 8/31/07: Drive to Toronto. Blue Jays-Mariners game.
  • Saturday, 9/1/07: Drive back to Chitown.
  • Sunday, 9/2/07: Cubs-Astros game.

 That’s the plan for now. Feel free to give feedback and suggestions.

Runny

July 9, 2007 Posted by | Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, Michael Vick Dog Fighting, National Parks, NC, Philly, Royals, S. Jersey, Seal Beach, Seattle | Leave a comment