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I know it’s Bowling Green that Michigan is playing, but Denard Robinson is putting on a SHOW. Well, he was, until I tweeted about it only to find out minutes later that he got hurt.

Through less than a quarter, Robinson was 4/4 passing for 60 yards and had five rushes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, including a 47-yard scamper.

The guy is sick and is the clear cut favorite for the Heisman. I don’t give a damn what Mark Ingram does at this point if Robinson keeps this up – and doesn’t get hurt because of my untimely tweets.

Michigan leads 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

INJURY UPDATE: Doesn’t look serious. Just took a hit to the knee on the sideline but will be alright. (Entire state of Michigan exhales.)

According to Adam Schefter, cornerback Darrelle Revis has ended his holdout by agreeing to a deal in principle with the New York Jets.

The deal is for seven years. I’m still waiting on the dollar amount.

Revis will be in New York to sign the contract on Monday, and will be on the field for week one against the Ravens.

Details of the contract should be coming by tomorrow.


Big freaking surprise. Andy Roddick got upset by an inferior opponent, again. This time to 44th ranked Janko Tipsarevic.

The AP news story said:

Andy Roddick found it infuriating that a lineswoman who called him for a foot fault was wrong about which of his shoes touched the line.

You know what I find infuriating? The fact that we pay attention to this donk who is a perennial choke artist and is as overrated as they come. Why is he still relevant?

Already trailing 5-2 in the third, Roddick wound up in an argument over a foot-fault call on a first serve. He turned to the official and asked, “What foot?”

When she told him it was his right foot, he replied, “That’s impossible.” Roddick then turned to chair umpire Enric Molina and, pointing first to his right foot, then his left, asked, “Has THIS foot gone in front of THAT foot ever in my career?”

You know what else you haven’t done in your career? Met expectations.


Late last night, news broke that Carmelo Anthony had supposedly accepted a deal that would send him to the New Jersey Nets as part of a four team swap. The New York Daily News reported it first, and then retracted their story like assholes after I tweeted about it.

Regardless, Yahoo also confirmed that the deal was pretty much in place pending Anthony’s approval, which should come in the next 24-36 hours. Details of the trade include Denver receiving Derrick Favors (rookie) and Andrei Kirilenko plus multiple first round picks for Anthony. Charlotte is also involved but not even Charlotte fans care about the Bobcats, so I won’t bother with their details. Irrelevant.

Now, maybe I’m missing something here, but New Jersey (sans Devin Harris who would be sent to Charlotte), does not seem to a much better option for Anthony than Denver is. For one, Anthony would be playing in the East which is now clearly the better conference.

Second, as Bill Simmons pointed out several times over the past week, the Nets with Anthony and Brook Lopez are a 40-45 win team at best. I know Anthony wants the 3 year $65 million extension so I guess if that is his only motivation, New Jersey should suffice. If he wants to win, he should reconsider quick, cause it ain’t happening in Jersey/Brooklyn.

Sidebar: I’m happy if Anthony does get shipped out East because it makes things that much easier for my Lakers. It undoubtedly adds a year to the career of Kobe Bryant and leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder (a team that gave me an ulcer last postseason) as the only competition for LA.

The Colorado Rockies have been accuses before of switching in baseballs at times that would be, well, convenient for them to blast a homer. Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants was having none of it.

For those who aren’t aware of what the Rockies do, allegedly, here’s a quick recap. The Rockies will switch in an untreated baseball that hasn’t gone through the Coors Field humidor, thus making it different from the rest of the game balls and much more likely to travel further – as in for homeruns.

When Lincecum received the ball in the sixth inning, he could tell by the feeling that it was untreated. He got the umpire’s attention and asked for a replacement. That’s the point where he said:

“F**k this juiced balls bullshit.”

Moral of the story: Don’t eff with Lincecum. He will pwn you.


If you are a degenerate (chances are since you’re reading this site, you probably already are or on your way to degeneratism), then you’ll want to know which NFL games to wager money on – as long as you live in a country where betting is legal of course.

I’m not going to sell you on why you should trust my picks, because I have no reasons to sell – outside of the fact that I’m right most of the time and probably know more than you do. I kid…sort of.

Unlike other guys who pick games, I won’t be a pus and choose five “key matchups”. I’m going to run down the entire list of games. Enjoy.

(Pick the teams in bold. That’s why they are in bold.)

Atlanta +3.5 @ New Orleans

Forget about last year for a second. Have the Saints shown you ANYTHING on offense so far this season? Excuse against the Vikings was Minny has a tough defense. But against San Fran? Saints are coming off a short week in which they didn’t even get back until 4 AM on Tuesday while the Falcons were in their hotel rooms (most of them at least) resting up. Atlanta isn’t a good road team, but the game is indoors where the Falcons are at their best. I like Atlanta.

Buffalo @ New England -15

Earlier in the week, the line was New England -13, which is when you should have pounced. Regardless, Ryan Fitzpatrick is starting for Buffalo. Need I say more? Pats cover and win by three touchdowns, N.E. fans stop questioning Tom Brady (except the Bieber hair).

Cincinnati -3.5 @ Carolina

Jimmy Clausen is being thrown to the dogs about ten weeks too early and he’ll be going up against a very good defense. If Carson Palmer can stop sucking, the Bengals should win by at least a touchdown. Take Cinci on the road.

Cleveland @ Baltimore -10.5

I’d stay away from this game if possible. I don’t like double digit lines. Even still, the Browns don’t have a chance to score more than a touchdown or at most, ten points against the Ravens defense. I think this is the game Flaaco returns to form from last year and the Ravens win something like 23-9.

Dallas +3 @ Houston

Don’t bet this game. Don’t do it. I’m telling you, even if you win, you will end up with an ulcer that will cost you more than the profit from scoring on the bet. I refuse to believe Dallas will go down 0-3 with the bye in week four. But at the same time, this is Houston’s chance to say “Eff you” to the team that has dominated Texas for a very, very long time. I have no reason to pick Dallas other than, I can’t see them going down 0-3. Stay away from this one.

Detroit +11 @ Minnesota

Why would you bet against Detroit here? No, you read that correctly. They have had more big plays than Minny has, and Favre is dejected. Favre already came out and said something along the lines of, “I make mistakes when we’re in a hole”. Well, Minny is in a hell of a hole and I don’t see them covering. Detroit will keep it within ten. Take the Lions.

Pittsburgh -2.5 @ Tampa Bay

I’m not a believer in Tampa Bay. I am a believer in Pittsburgh’s defense. Pitt covers.

San Francisco @ Kansas City +3

This is a steal. Bet KC heavy because I don’t know if the younger football fans realize this, but Arrowhead is a very hard place to play. The Niners aren’t coached well and teams that aren’t coached well don’t play well. They screw up and turn the ball over a lot (See: Monday Night Game, Week 2). The Chiefs will win this game outright.

Tennessee +3 @ New York Giants

I have no idea what to think of either team. I like Jeff Fisher more than Tom Coughlin, so there. Take the Titans, I guess. (Seriously, if you bet that game after my B.S. write up on it, you have a problem.)

Philadelphia -3 @ Jacksonville

Jax can’t stop the pass. Eagles are really confident with Vick on the field. I like the Eagles.

Washington -4.5 @ St. Louis

If Washington can’t win this by a touchdown or more, they aren’t the “solid” team that many are claiming them to be.

Indianapolis -6 @ Denver

I don’t like games where there is emotion involved from the death of a player or other person close to the organization. Still, I think the Colts as a team are much closer to the week two performance than the week one. Colts by ten.

Oakland +4.5 @ Arizona

Derek Anderson doesn’t do it for me. Neither does Bruce Gradkowski but I think the Cardinals are dead in the water. Have a hunch on Oakland this week.

San Diego -5 @ Seattle

It’s never a good sign when your coach spends time during the week on twitter. I’m looking at you, Pete Carroll. Bolts in this one.

New York Jets @ Miami -1.5

People are sleeping on the Dolphins but did you know that they are tied with the Jets and Pats as far as Vegas is concerned as the favorites to win the AFC East? There is a reason. Parcells has this ship in the right direction. Plus, I’d love to see Rex Ryan and the rest of the Jets go screw themselves. Miami.

Green Bay -3 @ Chicago

This is the week Cutler throws three interceptions and the Packers and Aaron Rodgers stake their claim as the best team in the NFC, on national television.

In a pretty unlikely scenario, Michael Vick is back on the scene in a big way. After a concussion knocked Kevin Kolb out in week one and sidelined him for week two, Vick wasted no time in throwing gas on the simmering coals of a quarterback controversy.

If you remember, the word out of the Philly locker room last year was that guys were leaning more for Kolb than McNabb. Well, that was good for Kolb at the time, but keep in mind, not everybody was in favor of having Kolb as the starter.

No question that there will be several of those guys, and probably some old Kolb supporters that are going to jump on the Vick bandwagon after he electrified the entire NFL by throwing for 284 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 37 yards.

I was at the Avis rental counter waiting to pickup a car when I noticed people surrounded around a TV. Little did I know at the time that they were glued to watching MV7. There is something about the guy, love him or hate him, that draws every football fan’s attention. Which is precisely why this will be a huge story in Philly sooner rather than later.

Lost in the stats is the fact that Vick was connecting on several long throws (a knock on him in the past) as well as pinpoint accuracy on the short ones.

I talked to a good friend who knows the Philly sports scene better than anyone, and he said that the controversy won’t hit a fever pitch until Kolb stinks it up for another game. Regardless, the ingredients are all there and this could become real interesting, real fast.