Saturday, November 29, 2008

Behind Enemy Lines Week 13

Yo, the season’s coming to an end and rivalry week is always a tough week to call but we’ve got to make it happen. Last weekend we gave up our gains in college as we played a fav and dog in college, as the Huskies couldn’t close the deal and lost in overtime, dropping our record to 12-12 on the year. In the League we picked a bad day to back Donovan McNabb as he had his worst game since he came out of Syracuse, and saved a little dignity with the GMen coming though, giving us a split on the day, and keeping us +4 (14-10) for the year. So navigating through rivalry week will be a daunting task but let’s get to it. On Saturday I like Texas Tech(-21) to blow out Baylor as they have one more game to complete their best season in history, Baylor will not stand in the way of a potential Big-12 championship game. Next I’m going to stay in the Big-12, but on the other side with Mizzu(-16) against Kansas. I know it’s a bitter rivalry game but Kansas can’t stop anyone and they’ve already started defending their hoops title. In the League I lake the Skins(+3.5) hosting the Giants. Firstly, I love home dogs in tough divisions, but add in a questionable Jacobs and I’ll take the points. Next I like the Super Chargers(-4.5), who must be sick of losing heartbreaking games, and win one at home by a touch or more. Lastly, I like the Bills (-6.5) to get back on track against a bad San Francisco team in a must win situation. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Behind Enemy Lines week 12

This is Nicky back for more punishment after splitting in both college and the League last week going 2-2 (12-10 for the year in college 13-9 pro) we really need to run the table to get to .700 so let's take a look at what's on the board. In college I like Washington (-7 buy down to -6.5) to win the Apple Cup and send Winningham out a winner. Next you gotta play the points in the rivalry game between BYU (+7) and Utah, they can win the game on the field and getting 7 in this game should be huge. On Sunday I don’t see how the Gmen are only laying 3 at Zona, and it looks like a bear trap but I gotta play it. Lastly, I like Philly(+1.5) on the road at the Ravens. Philly is still 5-4 but that is only good for last place in the toughest division in the NFL. They need a win to stay close and I think they’ll get it. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Behind Enemy Lines week 11

Yo, this is Nicky back in da trenches wit ya for another week. Go figure we would get back doored by the Stanford Cardinal to stop us from going 2-0 again so we had to settle for a split of 1-1 making us 11-9 for the year. In the League we were on both side of the spectrum with a great call on the Chefs giving the Super Charges all they could handle, but were just going the wrong way on the Bills as they actually looked worse then the did the week before, so another 1-1 split taking us to 12-8 on the year. We just need a little bit of a run to get to .700 on the year and this could be a good week so let’s get to it. There are some big numbers out there but if the top schools want to climb to the top of the BCS they had better get over the numbers first, so we like Texas -13 going to Kansas who can’t seem to stop anyone. Next I don’t think Colorado will be able to stop Ok St. and 17 is a big road number but with a controlled running game the Cowboys will be up to the challenge. In the League this week marks the end of the Titan unbeaten streak as the Jags (+3) getting juice at home is too much value to pass up. Buy the hook and take it to 3.5 and back up the truck. I also like Tampa Bay at home vs. the Vikes. I know AP has been a monster lately but I think the Bucs are going to rise up in this one. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Behind enemy lines week 10

Sorry so late with the picks for this week but I was waiting for a bit of injury info to come over the wire but it only confirmed the direction we were looking. We did what we needed to do by going 2-0 in both on the collegiate and pro side as one of the greatest college games ever (TX/TTech) went over for us and the SEC didn’t let us down with Arkansas, pushing our record to 10-8 on the year. In the league the NFC East continued to be good money as the G-Men and Philly we no duress games, taking our record to 11-7 on the year. Keeping above .500 and still looking for enough separation to take us to .700 so let’s get to it. I like Boise St.(-35) to run it up against Utah St. as they try to make a move in the BCS. In the Pac-10 I like Oregon (-13.5) to hold serve on Homecoming week against Stanford. In the League I love Buffalo (+3.5) at the “passless Pats”. Giving you quant data is useless because this is not the same New England team that has taken the field the last 5 years. Buffalo has the run defense to give NE problems and enough air to expose their questionable secondary. These division rivals usually play tight even when Brady was around, take the points. Next, I like the big points given to the Chefs (15.5) going into San Diego. KC has the running game to keep this game close and in a division game getting what amounts to 3 scores is a monster number. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.