1. Dred Pirate Ryan’s Revenge:
Buffalo is 4-4 on the year with the 33-17 home victory last week to the Miami Dolphins. This broke a two game losing streak as the Bills produced 420 offensive yards with 266 rushing on 36 carries. Tyrod Taylor was 11 of 12, for 181 yards and a touchdown. Both Karlos Williams and LeSean McCoy combined for three rushing touchdowns and each had over 100 yards rushing. Bills allowed 397 yards to the Miami offense with 309 yards passing to Ryan Tannehill. The team is second best in the NFL in rush offense by running for 141.6 yards per game.
New York Jets improve to 5-3 with the 28-23 home victory last week to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jets had just 290 yards of offense with 29 running on 28 carries. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit 21 of 34 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns. Jets benefitted by a +4 turnover margin and went 3 of 3 inside the red zone. They registered six sacks. New York allowed 436 yards to the Jacksonville offense with 381 yards passing with two touchdowns throws and two picks by quarterback Blake Bortles. The team is fourth in the NFL in total defense by allowing 323 yards per game.
- Guys to watch on #DraftKings for Tonight’s game, according to DC*3PO
- Tyrod Taylor $5,500 – 17.9 – 20%
- Brandon Marshall $7,400 – 17.8 – 60%
- Chris Ivory $5,900 – 17.2 – 60%
- Ryan Fitzpatrick $5,100 – 16.7 – 52.5%
- Eric Decker $5,300 – 13.8 – 65%
2. Ramblin’ Wreck:
7:30p EST ESPN – VaTech @ GaTech
For Frank Beamer, this is the beginning of the end. It seems appropriate to start his brief farewell tour tonight in Atlanta. Beamer used these non-traditional games to help draw attention to Virginia Tech as he was building the Hokies into a national powerhouse. Over the years, Georgia Tech was often the opponent. “That’s what this program is all about,” Beamer said. “It gave us our identity here that we were a total program and a football team that played hard and played well most of the time.”
In recent seasons, Virginia Tech (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) hasn’t won nearly enough. Since 2011, when the Hokies last played in the ACC championship game, they are 14-15 in league games and just 26-22 overall. Feeling the heat, Beamer announced last week that this season, his 29th in Blacksburg, will be his last. About the only thing left to play for is the nation’s longest active streak of bowl appearances, which is at 22……(continue reading)
3. Bolder Boulder:
9:00p EST ESPN2 – USC @ CU
This is not quite the matchup it used to be. It used to be for all the marbles. Year in and year out, when these two teams played it was for more than just the division, or the conference – it was a national title playoff before the playoffs were invented in college football. Sure the history has been tilted, but for the past decade – this has been THE GAME. The Nation watched and….huh? what was that….Oh right LSU vs Alabama was last week – sorry about that, it’s been a long week trying to get over that beating, I might have a transitory concussion and have been admitted into the league’s protocol – as for this game, #CMonMan, just look at that guy in the picture – do you think that dude wins at anything besides panty-raids at the Goodwill for outfit ideas, while he jams out to his Britney Spears’ records?!
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4. Generation of Youth Soccer
You know lately I find myself having an uncontrollable urge to smack our entire country upside it’s collective head. Common sense isn’t dead, it’s been cremated and Snoop dawg is smokin’ its ashes in his lucky steelers’ shoe. There is so little common sense that Thomas Paine might have enough steam coming out of his grave that it could power a Prius and a CU hipsters self-satisfaction
You cant get off an elevator without some wethead trying to spawn upstream before everyone else is trying to get off.
You cant get in your car and not run into another idiot who pulls into a gas station with the gas tank on the wrong side, to then get instruction from mission control, GPS navigation device to find out the proper side – or you cannot read online without reading about some moron getting smashed by a train, all because they had to rush home in time to make the walking dead or Sunday night HBO – regardless of this new technology called a DVR.
What the f*@# has happened to us?! Is a chalk outline being slowly drawn around common sense? Can ‘Murica identify the victim? We went from a nation of hard-working-practical-minded-can-do-johnny-get-your-gun-rosie-riveter-bad-assess to a bunch of touchy-sniveling-butt-hurt-cry-babies who no longer can take it on the chin without bullying someone on twitter or running to their lawyer, or….
……Missouri student body prez Payton Head posts on Facebook that the KKK is on campus and that he is “working with” the National Guard, neither of which is true. He later sends out a post apologizing for the “misinformation,” explaining that he was reacting to rumors about the KKK being on campus (from whom? can you tell us who told you that?) but not explaining about the National Guard, because how can there be misinformation about a group you are working with when you are not exactly doing so?
Meanwhile, media reports that Melissa Click, (gal in picture) has resigned, although all she resigned from was an honorary post with the journalism school, and not from her actual gig.
Jonathan Butler sends out a list of DEMANDS — not requests — beginning with a demand that the president of Missouri’s university system apologize for his “white privilege.” Sure, as soon as Butler apologizes for his family having a net worth of more than $10 million (I’m low-balling that).
Facts no longer matter, of course, because a millennial has taken umbrage, and when that happens (and I have personal history with this), cities must be torched and lives destroyed. This is very little about race. It’s a lot more about a generation that has been coddled and indulged and led to believe that their sh*t — whether they turn it into a poop swastika or not — doesn’t stink. It Does! (h/t John Walters, Medium Happy)