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Feb. 11th, 2013

2012 in Review

Dan:

Do the Colts take Andrew Luck #1? YES
What do the Rams do with #2? Take Matt Kalil Went to the Vikings at #4
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? The Redskins This is from FOUR DAYS before the Rams traded the pick.

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Miami
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? YUP! Well, he was right about that!
Who is their opening day starter? Matt Flynn, FTW! They did get him, that was correct....

Regular Season:

MVP? Discount-Double-Check Rodgers It's not like he could have seen Peterson coming
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Same He was second with 39. First? Brees!
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Adrian Peterson Hey, wait a second!
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Calvin Johnson Great pick
Rookie of the Year? Andrew Luck Did he come in second?
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Landry Jones, QB Oooooooklahoma We shall see

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 11-5 (yup) HOLY SHIT! Sure, he backed off when Wilson was named the starter, but I only have evidence of that in my texts.
Rams: 6-10 7-8-1. Very, very close.
Patriots: 6-10 (the wheels finally come off!) Not quite.
Raiders: 8-8 4-10. Why did we like the Raiders so much?

Random Team Records:

Giants: 7-9 9-7. The numbers were right!
Broncos: 8-8 (the entire AFC West has to go 8-8, right?) Nope. Broncos smash.
Panthers: 6-10 7-9. Very close.
Ravens: 10-6 Nailed it!
49ers: 11-5 Nailed the win column.
Colts: 6-10 #chuckstrong

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Ravens
South: Titans
East: Dolphins
West: Umm....Chiefs? 1 for 4. Not good.

Wild Cards: Steelers, Texans At least the Texans made the playoffs.

NFC Division Champs

North: Packers
South: Falcons
East: Eagles
West: 49ers

Wild Cards: Seahawks, Lions Vikings and Redskins screwed up your chances.

Super Bowl teams?: Texans, Falcons Sure looked good in week 10.
Score? Texans 24 - Falcons 30
MVP? Rowdy Roddy White!

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? 74-88 They went 75-87. Are you a wizard?
Who is winning the World Series? Tigers
What about the NBA Finals? Spurs!
Stanley Cup predictions? Flyers Forget all that...74-88!

Finally, give me one random prediction for next year's season: Peyton Manning will have a better year than Tom Brady - and (this one is long term) Brady will retire first. Brady had fewer interceptions and more yards, Manning had more touchdowns. However, Manning was the comeback player of the year and basically second in the MVP race. I think this is a win for Dan.


Travis

Do the Colts take Andrew Luck #1: Yes
What do the Rams do with #2? I'm going with the crazy Griffin to Broncos, Tebow to Jaguars idea I read on Grantland. I wonder which way the Broncos fans would prefer. Maybe Griffin. He is really good and really young.
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? Denver. Did not see Tebow at the Jets either.

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Yes, he plays for the Colts. (This could be wrong in about three days.) Per the comments, I was wrong about three days later.
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? Nope. This looked bad, then good, then really, really, really stupid.
Who is their opening day starter? Good old Tarvaris. Like you saw Wilson coming.

Regular Season:

MVP? Tom Brady Good season, but not good enough.
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Cam Newton Eesh.
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Frank Gore Hey, he was only 800 YARDS behind Peterson. Good for 10th!
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Wes Welker 8th place. Should have just gone chalk.
Rookie of the Year? RGIII Holy crap! I got this right!
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Washington Redskins take Barkley, USC I'm sticking with this...just put Chiefs in here.

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 6-10 Not looking optimistic.
Rams: 10-6 Just needed a couple breaks.
Patriots: 11-5 Only one win off!
Raiders: 10-6 Only SIX wins off!

Random Team Records:

Giants: 8-8 Almost had it.
Broncos: 5-11 Wow. Off by 8.
Panthers: 12-4 Do I get any of these right?
Ravens: 10-6 ALL RIGHT!
49ers: 11-5 ON A ROLL NOW
Colts: 3-13 Crap.

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Baltimore
South: Tennessee
East: New England
West: Oakland Why did I love Oakland so much?

Wild Cards: Houston, Cincinnati Two division champs, one wild card, and four teams right.

NFC Division Champs

North: Green Bay
South: Carolina
East: Dallas
West: San Francisco

Wild Cards: Rams, Saints Rough.

Super Bowl teams?: San Francisco - Houston At least I had San Fran going
Score? 17-14 Houston And losing!
MVP? Arian Foster

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? 81-83 Too optimistic
Who is winning the World Series? Rays
What about the NBA Finals? Miami over Spurs Yeah, I had Miami the whole time. This year, too.
Stanley Cup predictions? Vancouver over Rangers Maybe this year, Canucks.

My random prediction: As you can see, Panthers, Rams and Titans are my picks for breakout stars. Correct picks: Seahawks, Redskins, Colts Stafford gets hurt and the Lions don't go anywhere. Half right. I also predict that if Seattle gets a real quarterback and stays healthy, they could be the team that takes that wild card spot in the NFC. OH, SON!

Doug:

Luck #1? Yes
What do the Rams do with #2? Trade to Browns, Rams select Matt Kalil Part right.
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? Browns

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Colts A popular choice around here.
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? I fucking hope not. And, also...No I believe you.
Who is their opening day starter? I don't care. Probably Jackson.

Regular Season:

MVP? Aaron Rodgers Had a very good year.
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Brees Nailed it!
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Steven Jackson #15. Over 1,000 yards, though.
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Megatron Bang.
Rookie of the Year? RGIII Double bang.
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Barkley, USC

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 8-8 More optimistic than me.
Rams: 8-8 One half-game away. They should have beaten the Niners twice!
Patriots: 12-4 Nailed it.
Raiders: 9-7 Remind me to pick against the Raiders next year.

Random Team Records:

Giants: 9-7 Nice.
Broncos: 7-9 None of us saw Manning coming.
Panthers: 7-9 Perfect!
Ravens: 11-5 A little too strong.
49ers: 12-4 One half game away. Should have beaten the Rams! Oh, wait.
Colts: 6-10 They will regress next year.

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Baltimore
South:Texans
East:NE
West: SD Three for four. Nice.

Wild Cards: Jets, Steelers Ouch.

NFC Division Champs

North: GB
South: Falcons
East: Eagles
West: SF Three for four again!

Wild Cards: Saints, Lions And 0 for 2 again.

Super Bowl teams?: GB-Baltimore Hey, one of us did pick Baltimore to make it to the Super Bowl!
Score? 20-13 GB
MVP? Rodgers

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? I don't care
Who is winning the World Series? about
What about the NBA Finals? not football
Stanley Cup predictions? Hockey?! Go fuck yourself These were mostly for me and Dan. Football is the best, though.

My random prediction: Andrew and I will have a ridiculous bet on the London Patriots v Rams game and I will lose. Patriots 45, Rams 7. So what was the bet?
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So...how did we do?

The Final Playoff Pick'em Results

Amanda: 10 (out of 11!)
Travis: 8
Linda: 7
Mere: 6
Dan: 5

And nobody else picked, because I got the picks out so late. Thanks for nothing, Cousin Sal!

And now, The Props:

Travis: 6 points and picked three of the halftime songs correctly.
Amanda: 4 points and two for four with the halftime songs.
Linda: 4 points and also picked two out of three halftime songs.
Dan: 2 points, but negative 1 point for swearing that Beyonce would NOT play Single Ladies. Thankfully, he did pick Boldin to score the first TD.
Meredith: 1 point, but did go 3 for 3 with the halftime songs. If Jay-Z would have shown up, it would have been 4 for 4!

Next up...predictions!
Travis
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Feb. 3rd, 2013

Super Bowl Pick'em

Picks!

Travis:

San Francisco (-3.5) vs. Baltimore - Baltimore

The Props:

Coin Toss - Heads vs. Tails - Heads
Which team receives the opening kickoff? - 49ers
Which team scores first? - Ravens
Which player scores the first TD? - Torrey Smith
Which team leads at halftime? - Ravens
Which team scores last? - Ravens
Total Score Over/Under 47.5? - Under
Super Bowl MVP? - Joe Flacco
Cousin Sal Special: Bruce Miller (SF Fullback) Over/Under 0.5 Receptions: Under
And, my favorite, name Beyonce's Super Bowl songs: Independent Women, Nuclear, Run the World (Girls), Crazy in Love, Video Phone (oh, please!)

Meredith

Baltimore
Coin Toss - Heads vs. Tails - Heads
Which team receives the opening kickoff? - Ravens
Which team scores first? - 49ers
Which player scores the first TD? - "I don't fucking know."
Which team leads at halftime? - 49ers
Which team scores last? - Ravens
Total Score Over/Under 47.5? - Under
Super Bowl MVP? - ???
Cousin Sal Special: Bruce Miller (SF Fullback) Over/Under 0.5 Receptions: ???
And, my favorite, name Beyonce's Super Bowl songs: Single Ladies, Crazy in Love (w/ Jay-Z), Destiny's Child medley.

Dan:

San Fran
Tails
San Fran
Baltimore
Anquan Boldin
San Fran
Baltimore
Under
Gore
Under
And for Beyonce? I'm not going to even attempt this, except to say that she will NOT do All the Single Ladies, the other two Destiny's Child ladies will be involved, as will Jay-Z, briefly.

Amanda:

Baltimore - for the win

Coin toss - heads
Opening Kickoff - SF
1st score - SF
Player for 1st TD: Vernon Davis
Leads at 1/2 time: SF
Scores last: BMore
Total Score Over/Under: Over
MVP: Flacco
Bruce Miller Over/Under: Over
Beyonce SuperBowl songs: Countdown, Diva, If I were a Boy, Run the world (Girls)

Linda:

San Francisco (-3.5) vs. Baltimore: San Francisco

The Props: Coin Toss - Heads vs. Tails: Heads
Which team receives the opening kickoff?: San Francisco
Which team scores first?: San Francisco
Which player scores the first TD?: San Francisco
Which team leads at halftime?: San Francisco
Which team scores last?: San Francisco
Total Score Over/Under 47.5? : Over
Super Bowl MVP? Alex Smith (STRONG CHOICE!)
Cousin Sal Special: Bruce Miller (SF Fullback) Over/Under 0.5 Receptions: Over
And, my favorite, name Beyonce's Super Bowl songs: I can't even name four of Beyonce's songs, so I will list the only ones I know; Single Ladies, Run the World and Irreplaceable.
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Jan. 20th, 2013

Championship Round

Picks!

San Francisco (-3.5) at Atlanta

Amanda: San Francisco
Dan: Atlanta
Dave: San Francisco
Eric: Atlanta
Linda: San Francisco
Meredith: Atlanta
Travis: Atlanta

Baltimore at New England (-9.5)

Amanda: Baltimore
Dan: New England
Dave: New England
Eric: Baltimore
Linda: New England
Meredith: Baltimore
Travis: Baltimore

Jan. 12th, 2013

Divisional Round!

So excited!

Baltimore at Denver (-9.5)

Amanda: Baltimore
Andrew: Denver
Dan: Denver
Dave: Denver
Eric: Baltimore
Linda: Baltimore
Meredith: Baltimore
Travis: Baltimore

Green Bay at San Francisco (-3.5)

Amanda: San Francisco
Andrew: Green Bay
Dan: San Francisco
Dave: Green Bay
Eric: Green Bay
Linda: San Francisco
Meredith: San Francisco
Travis: Green Bay

Seattle at Atlanta (-2.5)

Amanda: Seattle
Andrew: Seattle
Dan: Atlanta
Dave: Seattle
Eric: Seattle
Linda: Seattle
Meredith: Atlanta
Travis: Seattle

Houston at New England (-9.5)

Amanda: New England
Andrew: New England
Dan: New England
Dave: Houston
Eric: New England
Linda: Houston
Meredith: Houston
Travis: Houston

Go Hawks!
Travis
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Jan. 5th, 2013

Wild Card Weekend Picks!

Hopefully I will have time to look at those preseason predictions this week. Nice to see that my disbelief of Russell Wilson is archived on the internet.

Cincinnati at Houston (-4.5)

Amanda: Cincinnati
Andrew: Cincinnati
Dan: Houston
Dave: Houston
Eric: Cincinnati
Linda: Cincinnati
Meredith: Houston
Travis: Houston

Minnesota at Green Bay (-7.5)

Amanda: Green Bay
Andrew: Minnesota
Dan: Green Bay
Dave: Minnesota
Eric: Minnesota
Linda: Green Bay
Meredith: Green Bay
Travis: Green Bay

Indianapolis at Baltimore (-6.5)

Amanda: Baltimore
Andrew: Indianapolis
Dan: Baltimore
Dave: Indy
Eric: Indianapolis
Linda: Baltimore
Meredith: Indianapolis
Travis: Baltimore

Seattle (-2.5) at Washington

Amanda: Seattle
Andrew: Seattle
Dan: Washington
Dave: Seattle
Eric: Seattle
Linda: Seattle
Meredith: Washington
Travis: Seattle
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Sep. 8th, 2012

NFL Season Predictions

I thought that I would have a lot to say on this topic, but there's not a whole lot of reason to change my predictions from March. I don't know why I picked Dallas to win the East, but I'll stick with it. Oakland and Carolina could certainly still win their divisions. The Rams will probably not be the wild card, but after this column (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8347893/the-new-quarterbacks-league) it certainly won't be the Seahawks. It will probably be the Lions or the Bears. I'm not really buying this Bears hype, but we will see. My fantasy team sure hopes Brandon Marshall goes crazy.

I am not on the Russell Wilson bandwagon, which is growing larger by the day. I guess I won't mind being proven wrong, especially because being proven wrong means a playoff berth for the Seahawks. But I doubt that will happen.

I don't think the Saints will be terribly affected by the whole bounty nonsense. I like them to make the playoffs. I may be discounting the Falcons, but I will usually find myself rooting for them to succeed.

San Fran-Houston sounds as likely a Super Bowl as any. A lot of people think the Niners will fall back this year, but (cue Chris Collinsworth voice) they do play in a weak division. And while they got very lucky injury-wise last year during the regular season, they got incredibly unlucky during that Giants game in the playoffs. Maybe they can do some Giant-style sneaking into the Super Bowl. Same thing with the Texans. They seem to be a popular pick, but it's one I will definitely root for. My dislike of the team name is always tempered by my desire to see teams succeed that have never succeeded before.

Football is here!
Travis
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Mar. 6th, 2012

More Predictions!

Dan has weighed in!

Do the Colts take Andrew Luck #1? YES
What do the Rams do with #2? Take Matt Kalil
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? The Redskins

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Miami
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? YUP!
Who is their opening day starter? Matt Flynn, FTW!

Regular Season:

MVP? Discount-Double-Check Rodgers
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Same
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Adrian Peterson
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Calvin Johnson
Rookie of the Year? Andrew Luck
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Landry Jones, QB Oooooooklahoma

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 11-5 (yup)
Rams: 6-10
Patriots: 6-10 (the wheels finally come off!)
Raiders: 8-8

Random Team Records:

Giants: 7-9
Broncos: 8-8 (the entire AFC West has to go 8-8, right?)
Panthers: 6-10
Ravens: 10-6
49ers: 11-5
Colts: 6-10

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Ravens
South: Titans
East: Dolphins
West: Umm....Chiefs?

Wild Cards: Steelers, Texans

NFC Division Champs

North: Packers
South: Falcons
East: Eagles
West: 49ers

Wild Cards: Seahawks, Lions

Super Bowl teams?: Texans, Falcons
Score? Texans 24 - Falcons 30
MVP? Rowdy Roddy White!

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? 74-88
Who is winning the World Series? Tigers
What about the NBA Finals? Spurs!
Stanley Cup predictions? Flyers

Finally, give me one random prediction for next year's season: Peyton Manning will have a better year than Tom Brady - and (this one is long term) Brady will retire first.

Ballsy!
Travis
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Mar. 3rd, 2012

2012 NFL Predictions!

I'm finally doing it!

Do the Colts take Andrew Luck #1: Yes
What do the Rams do with #2? I'm going with the crazy Griffin to Broncos, Tebow to Jaguars idea I read on Grantland.
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? Denver.

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Yes, he plays for the Colts. (This could be wrong in about three days.)
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? Nope.
Who is their opening day starter? Good old Tarvaris.

Regular Season:

MVP? Tom Brady
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Cam Newton
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Frank Gore
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Wes Welker
Rookie of the Year? RGIII
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Washington Redskins take Barkley, USC

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 6-10
Rams: 10-6
Patriots: 11-5
Raiders: 10-6

Random Team Records:

Giants: 8-8
Broncos: 5-11
Panthers: 12-4
Ravens: 10-6
49ers: 11-5
Colts: 3-13

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Baltimore
South: Tennessee
East: New England
West: Oakland

Wild Cards: Houston, Cincinnati

NFC Division Champs

North: Green Bay
South: Carolina
East: Dallas
West: San Francisco

Wild Cards: Rams, Saints

Super Bowl teams?: San Francisco - Houston
Score? 17-14 Houston
MVP? Arian Foster

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? 81-83
Who is winning the World Series? Rays
What about the NBA Finals? Miami over Spurs
Stanley Cup predictions? Vancouver over Rangers

My random prediction: As you can see, Panthers, Rams and Titans are my picks for breakout stars. Stafford gets hurt and the Lions don't go anywhere. I also predict that if Seattle gets a real quarterback and stays healthy, they could be the team that takes that wild card spot in the NFC.

Doug:

Luck #1? Yes
What do the Rams do with #2? Trade to Browns, Rams select Matt Kalil
If not the Rams, who gets Robert Griffin III? Browns

Free Agency:

Where does Peyton Manning play next year (or, for that matter, will he play at all)? Colts
Do the Seahawks get a real quarterback? I fucking hope not. And, also...No
Who is their opening day starter? I don't care. Probably Jackson.

Regular Season:

MVP? Aaron Rodgers
Quarterback with the most TD passes? Brees
Running Back with the most rushing yards? Steven Jackson
Wide Receiver with the most passing yards? Megatron
Rookie of the Year? RGIII
#1 Pick in the 2013 Draft? Barkley, USC

Your Favorite Team's Records:

Seahawks: 8-8
Rams: 8-8
Patriots: 12-4
Raiders: 9-7

Random Team Records:

Giants: 9-7
Broncos: 7-9
Panthers: 7-9
Ravens: 11-5
49ers: 12-4
Colts: 6-10

Playoffs:

AFC Division Champs:

North: Baltimore
South:Texans
East:NE
West: SD

Wild Cards: Jets, Steelers

NFC Division Champs

North: GB
South: Falcons
East: Eagles
West: SF

Wild Cards: Saints, Lions

Super Bowl teams?: GB-Baltimore
Score? 20-13 GB
MVP? Rodgers

While we're here:

What's the Mariners record this year? I don't care
Who is winning the World Series? about
What about the NBA Finals? not football
Stanley Cup predictions? Hockey?! Go fuck yourself

My random prediction: Andrew and I will have a ridiculous bet on the London Patriots v Rams game and I will lose.

THERE YOU HAVE IT
Travis
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Mar. 9th, 2011

Super Bowl 45 Winners!

Only a month late!

The correct answers:

Winner: Green Bay
Over/Under: Over
Coin toss: Heads
Receive: Pittsburgh
First Score: Green Bay
First TD: JORDY NELSON, SON
Halftime Lead: Green Bay
Last TD: Mike Wallace
Scores Last: Green Bay
Penalties: Green Bay
Kuhn: Under
MVP: Rodgers
Black Eyed Peas: Straight from Wikipedia - "I Gotta Feeling," "Boom Boom Pow," "Pump It," "The Time (Dirty Bit)," "Let's Get It Started," and "Where Is the Love?" Slash made a guest appearance, performing "Sweet Child o' Mine" with Fergie, while Usher appeared to perform his song "OMG" with Will.i.am.

And the results!

My score: 6 (But that Jordy Nelson call should count for ten)
Meredith's score: 2 for 2
Doug's score 11 (DAMN! That includes 1/2 points for calling the QB to throw the first and last TDs. The only thing he had wrong was the Steelers scoring last. Wow.)
Eric's score, from the comments: 3 (Nice reverse jinx on the Steelers, though.)
Dan's score, from e-mail: 8 1/2 (Including two points for this perfect encapsulation of the halftime show "This is completely from Wikipedia, since I know NOTHING of the Black Eyed Peas: Let's Get It Started, Where Is the Love?, Pump It, Meet Me Halfway, Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling - all as one giant medley that will suck."

Congratulations to Doug for crushing the Super Bowl Prop Bets. After that performance, you officially do not have to pay Andrew for the pick'em victory. And congratulations to Andrew for beating us all once again in the Pick'em. We'll get you next year.

Speaking of next year....

PREDICTIONS:

How many games are played next year?
#1 Pick in the NFL Draft?

AFC Playoff teams:

North:
South:
East:
West:
Wild Cards:

NFC Playoff teams:

North:
South:
East:
West:
Wild Cards:

Super Bowl teams?
Super Bowl score?

Regular Season MVP?
Quarterback with the Most TDs?
Running Back with the Most Rushing Yards?
Wide Receiver with the Most Receiving Yards

Records of our favorite teams:

Seahawks?
Rams?
Raiders?
Patriots?

Records of random teams:

Packers?
Steelers?
Panthers?
Saints?

I'll post my predictions in next Thursday, so get your e-mails in soon!
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