We’re through the first quarter of the season and now have a pretty good idea where teams stand in the league hierarchy. After a shaky Week 4, Dan and I look to get back on track with our best bets for NFL Week 5.
After two weeks of technical difficulties, I feel like I landed a man on the moon, when all I managed to do was properly record a two-sided, half hour-long conversation. Take that, millions of more technically-inclined people around the world!
The first couple weeks of the NFL season have reminded us why we put up with all the off-the-field ugliness. FitzMagic! Pat Mahomes! It’s been a lot of fun, made even better by the fact that Dan and I are both still sporting winning records on the year. Now, tune in for our picks for NFL Week 3.
After a long wait, the NFL season finally returned and we were treated to a lot of fun and interesting things over the course of the opening weekend. We saw Aaron Rodgers play on one leg and bring his team back from a 17-point halftime deficit, Pat Mahomes make the Chiefs look smart for trading away Alex Smith and handing over the keys to the offense to him, Baltimore grind Nathan Peterman and the Bills into a thin layer of dust, and the Steelers and Browns play to a hilariously inept tie. But you know the one thing we didn’t see? Me figuring out podcasting.
For the second week in a row, a tremendously insightful podcast is lost in the digital ether. Well, half of it was. I did test out new recording software, but only regarding playback on my end. So when playing back our recording to get everything published, I noticed it had everything I said, but nothing from Dan. Progress? I’m shooting for at least three-quarters of a recording next time.
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Anyway, I think I narrowed down the issue to using a Bluetooth headset, so I’ll try to get my hands on a USB version. Until then, here are our picks for Week 2.
We recently spent an hour on the phone for our NFL Week 1 podcast, stuffed full of insightful information and side-splitting comedy. Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen recording software error, the podcast was never actually recorded. *Old man shakes fist at cloud.* Curse you, technology!!!!
Those 45-plus minutes of pure gold are lost to time, but fortunately, at least our picks don’t have to be. Here are our best bets for team season win totals and Week 1 plays (corresponding vigs are not listed).
Season-long Futures Buffalo under 6.0 wins
Cleveland under 5.5 wins
Oakland under 8.0 wins
Joe Flacco under 14.5 interceptions
Sam Bradford under 8.0 interceptions
Week 1 Cincinnati +3
NY Giants +3
3-team teaser: New Orleans pk / Baltimore +2.5 / NE/HOU over 41.0
KC/LAC over 47.5
Season-long Futures Buffalo under 5.5 wins
Dallas under 8.5 wins
Week 1 Cincinnati +3
Good luck and enjoy the start of another NFL season!
Hi everyone, I wanted to share some personal news pertaining to the site. Starting this weekend, I will begin work as deputy editor for Liberty Ballers, SB Nation’s Philadelphia 76ers site. After years of plugging away at Philly Fast Break and then also serving as a weekly contributor for Fan Rag Sports, I’m very excited for this new opportunity.
What does this mean for my site? Well, I’m not taking it down. I still intend to do some college basketball work on it, have fun with our NFL picks in the fall, and run free prize contests for subscribers (sign up here!). However, any Sixers coverage from me going forward will be found entirely at Liberty Ballers.
Thanks to everyone who has read my work on the Sixers here over the year. I’ve always greatly appreciated your support. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please message or e-mail me. Let’s go Sixers!