The Unabashed Blogorrhea shaking and stirring while serving up pugnacious NFL and BMOC picks each and every week. Entertainment purposes only. Money back not guaranteed.
As in years past, the rules each week: fearlessly (or not) forecasting the Texans and the Cowboys always plus four other games from the weekly professional slate which supposedly allegedly offer particularly promising prospects.
Plus one weekly straight-up Suicide Pool selection where ... never mind. Long gone.
And some assorted BCS selections when warranted which strike a particular fancy. No need to remind - for entertainment purposes. Only.
Replacements refs now replaced. Stunning given the orbit-altering happenings of Monday night in Seattle. Now time to recognize the only other documented results outside the nation's financial corridor to under-perform the vastly overmatched three-week run of the substitute whistles - The Unabashed.
Don't look now but the Kubiak Crew now riding the league's best Super Bowl odds at 7-2. What's not to like about such utterly uncharted Texan territory - the Packers held that spot out of the blocks and lost in Week One. Then New England bumped up and lost. Then the 49ers climbed. And promptly lost.
To the picks ...
TEXANS (-12) vs. TITANS. Last week the franchise that formally called Houston home enjoyed five scoring plays of 60+. Granted, three were cosmos aligned just right returns but, scoring is scoring, and 44 points in one single outing unheard of from an outfit that is comatose most of the offensive time. Twenty-one final period points after 23 in losing their first two games. Chris Johnson doesn't even have 60 yards rushing in three games (1.4 per carry) and his 108 yards of total octane is a tank running on empty. Against the defense that currently calls Houston home - Munchak is not enjoying his yearly H-town reunion weekend. And that franchise that currently calls Houston home bolts to 4-0, something that franchise that formally called Houston never managed.
COWBOYS (-3) vs. BEARS. Tis the time to finally get this Dallas gang right. Tis the time for Ware and his wrecking ball mates to all meet at Cutler the quarterback. As much as the talking empty-heads drone on and on and on about bad body language, it's bad pocket protection that is the real issue. And no Matt Forte.
PACKERS (-7.5) vs. SAINTS. Pack is pissed. And desperate. At home. And they'll get every single call (perhaps through the rest of the season). NOLA is sinking into terrible horrible no good very bad defensive days reminiscent of Texans circa 2006. And 2010. Seriously. That rancid. Saints drop to 0-4 but there's always shrimp po-boys at Domilise's, charbroiled oysters at Drago's and nights under the limited lights at Bacchanel.
PATRIOTS (-4) at BILLS. When was the last time the Pats had a losing record? When was the last time they dropped three in-a-row? That would be 2003 and 2002. The road to recovery starts with a pass through Buffalo where we always recommend Niagara Falls and the Anchor Bar for your greater wings and Labatts dining pleasure.
RAIDERS (+6.5) at BRONCOS. McFadden runs somewhat wild through broken-down Broncs defense + Palmer better than anyone is noticing + Seb within range from 55-plus + the points = at least a cover.
CARDINALS (-6) vs. DOLPHINS. That's a pretty good defense. That's not all that much on offense especially is Bush is banged. That's 4-0 rising in the domed desert. Somewhere Terry Metcalf is smiling.
SUICIDE POOL: Final reminder. Dead. Stone. Cold. Six feet under. The Pats. At home. Against the Cardinals. Week Two. Thanks for participating.
TEXAS A&M (-12.5) vs. ARKANSAS. Naked-in-the-streets crazy John L. Smith confused the state of Arkansas with the state of Alabama (not good for a dead coach walking at Arkansas). Then offered up this pluperfect insight of what's wrong with the declining state of the Hogs: "Our ability to defend the run and the pass." Exactly.
TEXAS (-3) at OKLAHOMA ST. Whichever kid quarterback revs with the best run game wins. That's the Mack Brown Bunch even if Bergeron is a bit less than full bore.
OVER WEST VIRGINIA vs. BAYLOR O/U 80. Welcome to Mike Leach Appreciation Society. Our guest speakers, Mr. Art Briles from Texas and Mr. Dana Holgerson from here in Morgantown. Anyone outside of Waco know the Bears are riding the nation's second-longest win streak. Anyone? After the Big 12 opener, such distinction will no longer apply.
TCU (-16) at SMU. For now Baylor riding behind only to the Frogs' 11 wins in-a-row. Streaking ever since their 25-game regular-season stretch was busted last year. By SMU. In overtime. At home. Offense finally gets in gear and punches major payback on puny Ponies.
SOUTH CAROLINA (-20) vs. KENTUCKY. Spurrier racks that margin by the half. Easily. At the latest. And won't let-up all the way to the end.
TOTE BOARD TO DATE