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Thursday Pick talk now has its own segment! Instead of leaching onto another blog, we decided to cut this content right from the teet, plopping it right on the examination table. Yet, today could be marked as one of the more terrible days in the blog realm. The spread killed us last week and we barely made it out alive.
Why am I making another segment? ....Distraction from a shitty week of picks maybe?
1-2, so much to discuss so little time.
New York Yankees +160
Houston Astros -180
I absolutely, sat behind a magic ball, and fucking foretold this game. For some reason, this game had to be the worst line of the three. I don’t think picking the favorite helped here either but the job is to pick winners and that is what I do, once out of three tries.
Sacramento Kings +6.5 -10
Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -10
It happened again people. I got way too hype, and over thought this one. I don’t know why I am betting on NBA preseason games but I didn’t actually toss money in for this one. For now, the only real loss I will take is to the dome. Someone, please remind me, never bet on NBA preseason.
I should also stay away from the Kings. Earlier in the week, obviously before Thursday, during my research, I found a few sources putting a lot of steam behind the young roster of the Kings. I should have known better since it was a blog and a somewhat small local one. I guess all I can is that is what we journalists do, sometimes/most of the time, looking at sources is for pussies. Just ask James Damore.
Willy Cauley Stein, I can’t with him. He’s a big guy with ups, I think he can rebound well, but that is about it. Again, it is the preseason, so a lot time for the guys who edge out of the bottom of the roster which means we can say this was an all-time terrible pick.
Detroit Lions +5
New Orleans Saints -5
I’m not beating myself up about this loss as much as the NBA preseason pick. The NBA pick was terrible for so many reasons. I’m sorry I am carrying this over but the game was on Thursday night. I remembered somewhat late in the night that they were playing and I realized maybe I should be watching. When I went on the internets to get a quick check of the score, I found myself in deep agony. Late in the 3rd quarter, it was 90-77 and I just wanted to die immediately after.
So, this is not as hard to swallow. Even the spread thought this was a close game. On Friday, the line dropped half a point, Saints -4.5. Starting at -5, then dropping that half point shows I was not the only humanoid thinking this game would be close.
52-38 is pure new age football. It is the kind of football fantasy owners cream out their noses for, much like commentators, analysts, and sports media alike. It just so happens to also be the kind of game that makes any true football fan want to puke out their esophagus, then proceed to pull on it like neverending handkerchiefs from a clown, until every organ involved in digestion is out on the floor in front of you.
I hope ESPN, the NFL, its Owners, and Skip Bayless are happy because they have come one step closer to totally fucking up football.
52-38 is a college basketball score.
Not great, definitely not what we needed for week two. Don't jump ship, if Matt Stafford didn't throw a slant directly to a CB, this game could have been a win. Who knows what would happen if Matt Stafford wasn't Matt Stafford when it comes to making decisions but we all must move on.
See you Snitches Thursday!
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