Don’t get me wrong. I’m not like PC Principal, bruh. However, even I draw the line at assclowns like this sorry excuse for a motherfucker. The Redskins are a sorry enough franchise as it is. I guess sometimes it provides some good comedy but shit like this has to stop. Totally ridiculous. I mean it’s bad enough to be a Redskins fan…
Anyway, time to look at the schedule for this Sunday. If anyone watched that terrible game last night you missed an absolutely crazy college game over on TSN2. To be perfectly honest, I am tiring of the NFL Thursday nighter (as I have mentioned before). Most of the time, the games are crap. We had been lucky the first two weeks with the calibre of teams and the endings of those games. But you had to know that this would end and the Giants and Redskins (moreso the Redskins) provided that ending.
Alright, here’s the schedule:
|1:00||Cincinnati at Baltimore||No TV|
|1:00||New Orleans at Carolina||No TV|
|1:00||Oakland at Cleveland||No TV|
|1:00||Atlanta at Dallas||FOX (BC, Alberta, Western Ontario, K-W/Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan)|
|1:00||Tampa Bay at Houston||No TV|
|1:00||San Diego at Minnesota||CBS (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Western Ontario, K-W/Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)/CTV (Winnipeg)|
|1:00||Jacksonville at New England||CBS (Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Eastern Ontario (except Ottawa), Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV (Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Atlantic)/CKPR (Thunder Bay)|
|1:00||Philadelphia at NY Jets||FOX (Northern Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Eastern Ontario (except Ottawa), Quebec)|
|1:00||Pittsburgh at St. Louis||CBS (BC, Alberta)/TSN4|
|1:00||Indianapolis at Tennessee||No TV|
|4:05||San Francisco at Arizona||FOX (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Eastern Canada)/CTV2 (Vancouver Island, Alberta, Windsor, London, Toronto, Ottawa)|
|4:25||Buffalo at Miami||CBS (Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Eastern Ontario (except Ottawa), Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV (Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Toronto, Ottawa)/CTV2 (Atlantic)/CKPR (Thunder Bay)|
|4:25||Chicago at Seattle||CBS (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Western Ontario, K-W/Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Montreal)|
|8:30||Denver at Detroit||NBC/TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
|8:30||Kansas City at Green Bay||TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
At this point the schedule for CITL (out of Lloydminster…two provinces, bruh) is not set for the weekend. You can be pretty sure by the end of the day they will have some information up. My guess is they will follow what is being shown on CTV Saskatchewan but that’s not a guarantee.
As for the schedule itself, there are a few good games on it. Wait, scratch that, most of them aren’t very good. For every good team in a game, their opponent seems to be a much weaker team. Hence we get New England hosting Jacksonville, Denver playing Detroit, and Dallas playing Atlanta (although Atlanta seems better than many thought they’d be and the Cowboys have Brandon Weeden). Five games don’t make it to TV in Canada (without Sunday Ticket or RedZone) and it shows how regional NFL fandom has become in Canada. Cincinnati-Baltimore, which could be a good game, is being shown nowhere because both teams don’t really have a fanbase here in Canada. Pittsburgh goes to St. Louis is shown here because there are quite a few Steeler fans (at least in southern Ontario). Basically the AFC North (except Pittsburgh), AFC South, and NFC South are rarely shown up here. It is what it is so if you are a big-time Jacksonville Jaguars fan, tough shit. Buy the package or fuck off (is what CTV and TSN are telling you).
Pro-Line Picks of Disaster
Just so you understand, these picks are straight up, not against the spread. I’m bad enough just picking winners so to go against the spread would make me look even worse. Alright, here we go:
Baltimore over Cincinnati (mini-upset)
New Orleans over Carolina
Oakland over Cleveland
Dallas over Atlanta
Houston over Tampa Bay
Minnesota over San Diego
New England over Jacksonville
NY Jets over Philadelphia
Pittsburgh over St. Louis
Indianapolis over Tennessee
Arizona over San Francisco
Miami over Buffalo
Seattle over Chicago
Denver over Detroit
Green Bay over Kansas City
Just one time. One time I would love to win. I wouldn’t gamble for at least two or three weeks after that.
Update for college football fans (and I will put this on the college schedule as well). Boise State-Virginia is still not appearing anywhere for tonight. Online it shows up for both Bell Fibe and Satellite but I checked my guide (Fibe) this morning and it isn’t there. Typical Bell and Rogers crap that I hate dealing with. I am hoping it will appear at some point. There is even the possibility that the game will be on the specialty pack even if it doesn’t appear on the guide because the cable companies are like that.