Monday, January 22, 2007


.500 Sucks

Another 0-2 week brings me exactly to .500, .500 on spreads, .500 on o/u's, .500 for everything. And somehow I'm -$100 for the season.

  • New England (-3) 38 at Indianapolis 34 -$100

  • New England 38 at Indianapolis 34 UNDER (48) -$100

  • Week 19 Against the Spread: 0-1
    Week 19 Over/Unders: 0-1

    BOJ Season Against the Spread: 31-31-1
    BOJ Season Over/Unders: 10-10-1
    BOJ Balance for Week 18: -$200
    BOJ Total Amount Remaining: $900

    So close, on the spread anyway. Maybe Indy's offense is back, making a nice showing in the second half, and ruining any chance of me winning the over/under.

    Let's look at how bad I was at ranking the playoff teams before the playoffs started:

  • San Diego How does a Super Bowl shoe-in lose in the divisional round? Turnovers. Yeah, coach Schottenheimer doesn't have a great playoff record, but he didn't put the ball on the ground even one time, so don't blame him....

  • Baltimore An early out for one of the powers in the AFC. So what happened? Is the Colts' defense actually that good or are the Ravens that inept on offense?

  • New England Fifty-four seconds left and down by four, I found myself wondering how Tom Brady was going to pull this one out. Fine season for the undermanned Pats.

  • ChicagoNice job on the high powered Saints offense. Looks like the big D is back in Chicago

  • New Orleans Sean Payton had a masterful season handling a different sort of assortment of players on offense. Expect big things in the future.

  • Seattle As banged up as they were, they were lucky to get this far.....

  • Indianapolis A Manning finally plays in a Super Bowl!

  • Philadelphia A nice playoff run for this injured but extremely well coached team.

  • Dallas TO drops a pass in a one point game, but I'm sure someone else is to blame for their loss to the Seahawks. Lost as close a game as you'll ever see to a banged up Seattle team.

  • New York Jets A fine year for a team with, at best, 8-8 talent. They're moving in the right direction. Best of luck next year.

  • New York Giants Talent just doesn't do it for this crew. They'll start next year with a new running back and a new coach.

  • Kansas City Couldn't run the ball, couldn't move the ball offensively at all against the Colts. Played good defense in the first half, but let a close game slip away in the second.

  • I sure hope nobody was turning to me for advice.....


    Initially I was pulling for New Orleans vs San Diego... but yes S.D.'s stupid loss screwed that up. Then I was thinking... well New Orleans vs Indianapolis would be a great Super Bowl XXI, but since the Saints couldn't seem to keep themselves together against Chicago in the 4th quarter that screwed that match up. Finally I thought it would be cool for a repeat of Super Bowl XX - Chicago vs New England, but Indy spoiled that. (does anyone remember New Englands song for Superbowl XX? - yes, they countered Chicago's Super Bowl Shuffle.)

    Now we get to hear for the next two weeks about the friendship between Tony D. and 'Lovey' Smith and that this is the first time in history 2 African-American head coaches play against one another in the Super Bowl. Both are cool little factoids, but I hope there's more for the sports/news people to talk about in the coming weeks than that.

    Finally, all I can say is it better be a great game and not a blow out. I think the Bears defense can hold the Colts offense. But I also think Chicago's offensive line will make plenty of holes in Indy's defense to make big scoring plays on the ground. Anyways... being an NFC fan rooted in the NFC North... GO BEARS!

    oops... Super Bowl XLI... dammit!
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