Get Ready for the Dixie Championship: #TNF

name of site - hunter thompson style 

1. Canadian Club

Chaos and self-destruction, is what is commonly viewed from the perches of the Coliseum.  A half-inning of baseball, the bottom of the 7th, took 53 minutes and went from riotous to invictus, with tension and emotion swung wildly like the swing that won the game.

SCENE: Rougned Odor is on 3rd and Shin-Soo Choo is at the plate – in the batters box – when Russell Martin attempts to throw the ball back to the pitcher, but instead hits Choo’s bat.  The umpire waves dead ball, the Blue Jays stop play and Odor scores.  The Umpires deliberated and concluded the run scored because:  Rule 6.01 (d) (3.15)
CRT_iHJUAAAU5jb

It was the right call, and after it was confirmed the fans went nuts.  One to many Mooseheads and Canadians can become some real Ugly Americans – who knew.  The Blue Jays said they’d play under protest and the Rangers forgot how to make 3 routine plays that would have ended the inning and instead let @joeybats19 park one into the same section Joe Carter did in ’93.  This is what #KarmicResponsibility is all about folks, and it’s all on the Texas Governor…(see #2)
  • The Bizarre (Legal) Play That Almost Started a Riot – When Russell Martin‘s throw back to the pitcher hit Shin-Soo Choo, and Rougned Odor raced home to score the go-ahead run, the pages of baseball’s rule book fluttered open across America and Canada. A stunned silence in the park hid the grinding of gears behind the masks, and in baseball’s offices — was that strange, strange play… legal?  Yes, it turns out. To the consternation of the fans, who began to litter the field with debris. Twitter, the announcers, the fans — it was bedlam……(continue reading)

CRJW_P7WUAQfZkb

2. We’ll Wire The Governor

You see it is the Governor who is at fault for no teams from Texas advancing to the ALCS.  That pompous tweet was sent before the Royals scored six runs to win Game 4, leading to game 5 and also before the Rangers got their butts kicked at home, to then play a game 5 on the road in Toronto, (see #1).  The Royals beat the Astros last night and now will play the Blue Jays in the #ALCS; while the Rangers will have to sacrifice a live rooster to remove that jinx.  No Astros.  No Rangers.  Recall!

In this Era of the New Dumb, idiots can never be under-estimated.  Like cockroaches, they are hard to kill and will be around long after we’ve left this ethereal 3rd Stone from the Sun.  What we do know for certain is no matter how tonight’s Dodgers/Mets game turns out – the World Series will definitely be Blue.

  • Johnny Cueto dominates, Royals beat Astros to return to ALCS – Johnny Cueto woke up Wednesday morning, feeling completely different than any day these last three tortured months, suddenly overcome with a sense of confidence.  Cueto drove to Kauffman Stadium, walked towards his Kansas City Royals’ teammates, and told them that in the biggest game of their season, to go ahead and relax……(continue reading)


3. 2015 Dixie Championship pt.1

Tonight, it’s the Southern Showdown.  The NFL’s most bitter, hated, rivalry with nothing on the line but pride and prejudice.  The first two franchises in the traditional “Deep South” have shared players; Morten Anderson (leading scorer in both franchises), Bobby Hebert (QB for both teams in the ’90’s), Joe Horn, Curtis Lofton, etc…and we have also shared sons of coaches, like Jim L Mora and Wade Phillips – sons of Jim and Bum – soon we will share Stadium Names – and we both have been to Superbowls, but only one of us lost to the Broncos…sinner.

For more than 40yrs, fans of either team have considered the other their most hated opponent.  Even ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli said this rivalry is one of the best in sports:

Every year, bus caravans loaded with rowdy (and usually very inebriated) fans make the seven-hour trip between the two cities. Unless you’ve attended a Falcons-Saints debauchery-filled afternoon, you’ll just have to take my word for how much fun it really can be

Records do not matter.  For the Falcons, they will want to beat down the Saints and crush all the hope that is left in an already dismal season.  God’s Army will want to stop a 2-game losing streak to c’Antlanta and give the Dirty-Birds their 1st taste of humble pie for 2015.  The Falcons overall, lead the series all-time 49-43, but since Drew and Sean got together the Saints are 13-5 against the Dirty-Birds, and tonight its gonna be a Duck-Hunt!

 

What You Need To Know For the #NFL This Weekend

name of site - hunter thompson styleMatt Hasselbeck Went From Puking And Pooping To Beating The Texans1. Low Watt-age

“We want the ball and we’re gonna…hold on…just a sec…I gotta…I’ll be right back” – said Matt Hasselbeck, earning his second victory for the Colts in 4 days and in the process, won their 16th straight in the division – a new league record.  That win streak seems more a testament of the dumpster that is the AFC South – more so when you consider the Colts are 14-12 outside of it.

For me, the story is how terrible Ryan Mallett is, how lazy Clowney is, how undisciplined the team is, and where is JJ Watt?!  Remember when wet-heads everywhere were screaming for him to be the MVP last year?  Has he been moved to the Witness Protection Program?  It can’t be the Wade Phillips charm not around anymore, can it?  The Texans are terrible, comatose and not very brainy at any point, during any moment, in any game.  The Texans just lost to a 40yr old QB with the flu, that Chuck Pagano said was LITERALLY on his deathbed Monday and Tuesday – LITERALLY…DEATHBED…Hee’saGone-A-Die.  Watching that game made you feel how Matt said he felt all week before the game.  If it wasn’t for Fantasy Gaming, the NFL would be as much fun to watch as a marathon of Adam Sandler’s recent movies – meh.

Enough about bodily functions and onto the what we need to know to #win this weekend!

2. ‘Cause Knowing is Half the Battle!

  • Craaazy stat for #NFL week 5 – Bill Belichick is 11-4 SU after a bye week – The Patriots are 1-4-1 against the spread after a BYE the last 6 years.  Does that mean the Pats win but not win ATS?!
  • For the Falcons (-7.5) vs. Washington and Green Bay (-9) vs. the Rams – All-Time, teams that start 4-0 and are favorites of a touchdown or more the next week are 13-22-1 (37%) ATS.
  • Since 2002, when the NFL expanded to 32 teams – teams coming off a BYE that were home dogs, have gone 26-32-1 (45%) ATS – this trend impacts the Titans (+2.5) vs. Bills.
  • ATL -7.5 vs. WAS Matt Ryan is 16-1 straight-up as a home favorite of a touchdown or more but just 8-8-1 ATS in those games.
  • AZ -2.5 @ DET With Carson Palmer, the Cardinals as road favorites are 5-1 against-the-spread.
  • BAL -6.5 vs. CLE With extra rest following a Thursday Night Football game, the Ravens are 6-2 ATS.
  • BUF -2.5 @ TEN All-time, the Bills as road favorites are 34-44-3 (44%) against-the-spread.
  • CHI +9.5 @ KC With the Bears, Jay Cutler as a road dog is 10-16 ATS.
  • CIN -3 vs. SEA All-time, when the Bengals have won four games in a row, Cincy is 3-9-1 ATS in the next game.
  • CLE +6.5 @ BAL In the last two years, Cleveland has lost on the road 14 times and by an average of more than 9 points.
  • DAL +9 vs. NE All-time, the Cowboys as home dogs of a touchdown or more are 1-14 straight-up and 6-9 against-the-spread.
  • DEN -4.5 @ OAK Peyton Manning has started 4-0 six other times in his career, he was 4-2 ATS in the next game.
  • DET +2.5 vs. AZ Following an appearance on Monday Night Football, the Lions are 6-12 against-the-spread.
  • GB -9 vs. STL Aaron Rodgers as a home favorite of a touchdown or more is 20-12-1 (63%) ATS.
  • JAX +3 @ TB Blake Bortles has lost every game he has started as a road underdog. On the bright side, he is 5-3 ATS in those games.
  • KC -9.5 vs. CHI All-time, when the Chiefs have lost two or more games in a row and are home favorites of a touchdown or more, KC is 6-2 ATS.
  • NE -9 @ DAL Survivor pool pick of the week: Tom Brady as a road favorite of more than a touchdown is 20-2 (91% straight-up).
  • NO +4.5 @ PHI Drew Brees as an underdog of a field goal or more is 17-11-2 against-the-spread.
  • NYG -7 vs. SF Eli Manning as a favorite of a touchdown or more is 14-18 ATS.
  • OAK +4.5 vs. DEN All-time, the Raiders as home underdogs against Denver are 5-10 ATS.
  • PHI -4.5 vs. NO Under Chip Kelly, the Eagles following a loss and as a favorite are 3-6 ATS.
  • PIT +3 @ SD When the Steelers are on road games for Monday Night Football, the UNDER is 19-11 (63%).
  • SD -3 vs. PIT Philip Rivers at home on Monday Night Football is 5-2 against-the-spread.
  • SEA +3 @ CIN As an underdog, Russell Wilson has a winning record and is 11-4-1 ATS but has failed to win or cover the last two times (Super Bowl and Week 2 at Green Bay).
  • SF +7 @ NYG All-time, the 49ers a road dogs of a touchdown or more are 25-35-2 (42%) against-the-spread.
  • STL +9 @ GB All-time, following a win and as a road dog of more than a touchdown, the Rams are 9-17-1 (35%) ATS.
  • TB -3 vs. JAX In the last five years, the Bucs as home favorites are 7-12 against-the-spread.
  • TEN +2.5 vs. BUF The Titans have been home dogs following a bye three times, Tennessee is 2-1 ATS in those games.
  • WAS +7.5 @ ATL All-time, following a win and as a road dog of a touchdown or more, the Redskins are 14-11 ATS.

DC*3PO’s PicksDiRTCanon A.I.

week5_Odds