a blog by Brian
I am sorry, let's start out with that. I am very sorry.
Not really sorry for you. We both know, you are not actually betting these games.
I am, however, very sorry and would really like to take this time to apologize to my ego. A couple more weeks like this and I'm going to have to write another obituary blog.
Arizona Cardinals 0
Los Angeles Rams 33
You old poop, there are so many things wrong with Carson Palmer here. The most obvious, under-throwing a deep ball into double coverage, and a bit less obvious, trying to fend off a helmet with his forearm. I am not a doctor but I do pretend to be.
If I was in my "medical office", I would have had to guess that Palmer, first, fractured his arm on the contact from the linebackers helmet and second, fully broke his arm bone when he tried to brace an inevitable fall with it.
This would have been a close game, IF Palmer did not break his arm in the second quarter. The Cardinals were having success moving the ball, and they would have scored on the first possession of the game if it were not for Phil Dawson missing a 32 yard field goal wide left.
Honestly, if Phil Dawson hadn't missed that FG, Ashton Kutcher and the Butterfly Effect would have taken place. Palmer would have never been in the curious position of being down six points after a quarter and half which saw the Cardinals move the ball effectively. He wouldn't have sent a dangerous ball like that deep into the air, if the score were 6-3. The Cardinals might have run the ball in that position instead, but Bruce Asians is not the best coaches coach.
You know the saying, the NFL viewership goes as NFL Kickers do.
SUNY Buffalo 14
Miami (Ohio) 24
This was a close game, but what I thought would happen surprisingly did not come to fruit.
The first half was 10-7, with Miami (Ohio) leading.
To my naked eyes, it looked as if Buffalo was a bit jittery. The first quarter was a disaster, giving up 10 points on two consecutive drives (the first two possessions of the game for Miami). They couldn't get the run game going, but then the second quarter hit. They got lucky from a missed field goal, and actually started to move the ball.
It was all a set up.
They set me up to feel good going into the second half.
What I thought was big game jitters, was in fact something very different. Miami (Ohio) was the better team. More talent across the roster, and they did what I thought Buffalo was going to do, run the ball.
Buffalo could not get anything going on the ground. 69 to Miami (Ohio)'s 172.
Moral of the story, don't bet on SUNY Football.
Marcin Held UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY over Nasrat Haqparast
This might be the most embarrassing. I follow MMA closer to the cuff than I do with all other sports.
Haqparast and Held made for an exciting fight. They both had their moments but it was Helds top control which won him the fight. Held spent much of the final round on top of Haqparast, which I contend won Held the fight.
I wasn't upset with the decision, I thought Held deserved the score cards.
What did throw me into oblivion was how close Haqparast was to finishing. The end of the first round, Haqparast rocked Held as the bell rang a few seconds later. The second round also saw a big punch landing for Haqparast, one that knocked Held to the canvas.
I speculate that nerves as well as cardio might have been a factor holding Haqparast back. I do believe in Haqparasts gas tank, for I saw him take brutal punches to the dome for nearly an entire round in his last fight. He eventually took his french opponent to the ground and subsequently hammered him on the canvas until the Frenchmins corner, or the doctors, (I highly doubt the ref stopped it because he was allowing some brutal ground and pound to go unanswered for one and a half rounds) wisely decided they had seen enough after the second round.
I doubt Haqparast gets back in the octagon soon, but I bet his next fight will have an enticing line as well.
a terrible week, but this happens sometimes. If you are actually betting, you can't simply place money on three lines. You need to hedge that shit. The smart move is placing like 10-15 bets, there's like no conceivably possible way that you could lose all that money at once. It's just math man, don't ask me to explain it but it does work.
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