Here are some quick hits and Twitter embeds for the memories. Nothing like seeing Orlando Franklin on my television to remind me that football is back. That and the fact Derek Anderson (!) won a road game in week one (???!?).
First, one of the things I love reading is whenever Bill Simmons addresses his gambling manifesto for the NFL, which he did this Friday. The thing about gambling, sports gambling, any gambling, it sucks. I love looking back at bets that would have paid out at the end of Sundays in the NFL and realize how hard the thing is.
Well, new rule, don’t bet against Buffalo, who messed up this three team teaser for me:
I’m pretty sure this is why we blog, so someone can come across this post in three years and remember that Antonio Brown kicked a punter:
We need a Brian Hoyer OVO tee from Drake soon. BTW, I love Week 1 stats. Not the ridiculous ones that tell me how many interceptions Tony Romo is on pace for, but the winning and losing quarterback stats. Like:
1-0: Derek Anderson, Jake Locker, Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel
0-1: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees
TIL the Broncos are still pretty good when they don’t have to play the Seahawks defense. BTW, read this Wes Welker Kentucky Derby diary from Jason Concepcion formerly known as netw3rk.
If you filled out a #caucasity mad libs that went: ____ got caught doing ____ at the _____, would the champion answer not be: Wes Welker got caught doing molly at the Kentucky Derby?
Okay, real NFL thoughts, kind of: really not sure about my decision to go with RGIII again as my fantasy quarterback. The Colts would be a pretty good team if they didn’t have to come back from 50 points every game. Really cool to see Reggie Wayne come back and look good tonight. Arthur Blank seems un-cool. This is an actual photo at the Cowboys game today.
BTW, I make some crazy bets at the start of each season. This year: Chargers to win the division (+550, #reaching), Tampa Bay to win the division (+700, not looking good), Texans to win the division (+300, feeling this one), the Raiders to win less than 4.5 games and the Chargers to win more than 8.5 more games (made this bet off like two positive tweets about them in the pre-season).
I did take the Eagles to win the division last year. This is a cred building paragraph.
Five games to look forward to next week: Cowboys at Titans (kind of all in on seeing how bad the Dallas train wreck will get), Bears at 49ers (might gamble heavy on the Bears off the strength off “can’t see them starting the season 0-2” and nothing else), Texans at Raiders (2-0! 2-0! Houston for the division. Very selfish pick, I prob won’t watch this game), Eagles at Colts, and this list is only four games, sorry.
BTW, first time watching NFL Red Zone today. Felt the same way as however Wes Welker felt.
Until next week, or whenever I’m free to blog again*.
*pretends to be really busy while sending out nine tweets an hour.