You know what feels shitty? Spending years working at something only to have it not pay off in the least. I know, we've all been there or some other useless fucking platitude, but save that shit for a motivational cat poster. There's no worse feeling than trying your best and failing.
With their season in shambles, and wholesale changes seeming inevitable, the New York Jets could have rolled over today against the Minnesota Vikings. They didn't do that, and took the Vikings to overtime. Then they went and pulled a Jets, losing the game and against the spread in one play.
Dear lord, last week was a bad week of picking football games. Let's hope this week is less bad. Let's get into it.
It's December. Tony Romo is playing football. Those things don't mix.
Better late than never, here are this week's NFL picks.
Thanksgiving is the best day of the entire year in America, and that is an objective fact. This is the case because it combines the four best non-sexual things on the planet. In no particular order (okay, maybe in particular order), those things are large quantities of food, all the booze you can drink, loved ones,…
So last week went pretty well as far as these picks are concerned, as we finished at 10-4 against the spread despite picking Kyle Orton on the road on Thursday night. This week I'm hoping for more of the same, despite picking Alex Smith's terrible ass on Thursday night.
Friend of the blog and former Deadspin commenter sweatingmullets is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Well, not really, but he's a big Alex Smith fan, that's for sure. I think it's because he's living in Utah, Smith's college home, or something. But, yeah, he's a big fan of Smitty.
Nobody is reading this garbage anyway, so here's a quick rundown of this week's picks.
My birthday was on Wednesday, and I just drank my first 40 oz. ever. It wasn't bad, even though it's no Four Loko. Here's a quick NFL pick.
A mantra among a certain type of sports bettor is that Vegas always wins. While they may not be wrong about that most of the time, sports books actually suffered losses on the NFL's week 11 action.
There are only eight more weeks of NFL regular season games, which means that there are only eight more truly great Sundays left in the entire year. That's a huge bummer. You know what's not a huge bummer? Picking NFL games. Let's do it.
When we last left LeBron James doubter and Mike Golic cage match opponent Bill Simmons, he was putting his picks in a sidebar. They didn't turn out terribly, as his 7-6 record in Week Nine was equal to mine. Let's see what he's got for us this week.
The NFL season is just a shade past the halfway point, which means that each team has had at least eight chances to win. More importantly, though, each team has had at least eight chances to make each and every one of us some guap. But which teams have been the most reliable to invest in so far?
Thursday Night Football's effort in Week Ten of the NFL is the Battle of Ohio between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. Just typing the phrase Battle of Ohio fills me with irreparable sadness.
There is no worse feeling than losing a standalone NFL game against the spread. As opposed to losing one of the 1 p.m. games, when there are about 19 other games to distract you from that loss, losing the Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games force you to sit there and think about how dumb and bad you are. It…
When we last left Grantland Basketball Hour star and 30 For 30 honcho Bill Simmons, he had a gambling epiphany. Instead of just looking at win/loss records, he was going to get it together and make good NFL picks. This epiphany didn't appear to help him in Week Eight, where he went 5-10 against the spread.
I'm busy. Let's get this over with.
Yesterday, a judge in New Jersey granted the NCAA and major sports leagues a temporary restraining order to stop legal sports betting from happening in the state until arguments are heard from both sides in court. This is, objectively speaking, complete garbage.
I've gotta be honest here, and say that Bill Simmons' suspension earning comments about Roger Goodell and the NFL were pretty darn cool. They earned him a lot of points with a lot of people who aren't huge fans of his (like me!). How long can he keep us from actively despising him? Let's find out.