I think it would have been much more entertaining (to me) if he had done what Bart did up above and told the media afterwards. But seriously, do I agree with what Colin Kaepernick is doing? Eh, I don’t know where I fall with that. I understand what he is doing. My thought has always been that the national anthems should ONLY be played at games that are international in nature. The NFL, despite what the NFL would like you to believe, is not an international league. Period. They can trot out all the patriotism they want to mask the fact that the league has some shady characters…and I’m just talking about the owners. MURICA!
Alright here’s the sked. If you didn’t know the Jets and Bills were playing last night, don’t worry. The Bills lost. Super Ryan Bros. isn’t exactly setting the world on fire in Western New York.
|Cincinnati at Pittsburgh||Seattle, Spokane, Minneapolis||BC, Alberta, Winnipeg||CITL|
|Miami at New England||Buffalo, Rochester, Burlington, Boston||Saskatchewan, Kitchener, Toronto, Montreal, Atlantic|
|Kansas City at Houston|
|Tennessee at Detroit||Detroit|
|Baltimore at Cleveland||Cleveland|
|Dallas at Washington||Minneapolis||TSN3/4|
|New Orleans at NY Giants||Buffalo, Rochester, Burlington||Northern Ontario, Ottawa||CKPR, CHEX, CKWS|
|San Francisco at Carolina|
Two games not shown in this area and I am sure no one will miss them. It’s relatively nicely spread out but it is really obvious Bengals-Steelers and Dolphins-Patriots are the games to watch early on.
|Indianapolis at Denver||All of Canada||All of Canada||ATV, CKPR, CHEX, CKWS, CITL|
|Atlanta at Oakland|
|Jacksonville at San Diego|
|Seattle at Los Angeles||Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, Detroit, Boston||All of Canada|
|Tampa Bay at Arizona|
Only two of five games? Yikes. My question is will Jim Nantz’s head explode as former Peyton Manning teams Indy and Denver COLLIDE with no Peyton Manning in sight? I’m sure when it happens PHIL SEEMS will expertly tell the crowd Jim has torn his ACL.
Sunday & Monday Primetime
|Green Bay at Minnesota||8:30, NBC/TSN1/3/4/5|
|Philadelphia at Chicago||8:30, TSN 1/3/4/5|
OK NOW we will find out what the Vikings are made of. I have this feeling that Minnesota will start out good (like 6-3 or something) and then collapse and everyone will just heap negativity on the Vikings franchise. Which they should for trading for Sam Bradford in the first place who is now their backup. Good job there guys.
Straight Outta Vegas…or Reno
I am always a bit afraid when I do these picks. I am not as into gambling on football as I used to be. Most of that has to do with a complete lack of funds to do so. But I don’t want to give these picks out and find out I hit on every single one. I would feel even shittier. What to do? I’ll just buy the damn ticket and hope for the best. Again, just one time and it’s alllllllllllllllllllll worth it.
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
New England over Miami
Kansas City over Houston
Tennessee over Detroit
Baltimore over Cleveland
Washington over Dallas
New Orleans over NY Giants
Carolina over San Francisco
Indianapolis over Denver (mini-upset!)
Oakland over Atlanta
Jacksonville over San Diego
Los Angeles over Seattle
Arizona over Tampa Bay
Green Bay over Minnesota
Chicago over Philadelphia
Yes I know, I picked Indy and LA to win. There are upsets every week people. It’s the nature of the NFL. Plus I think the Rams will perform well in their first regular season game in LA in 22 years. They should have had the game in Anaheim just for shits and giggles.
Remember there is a few college football games tonight, a shitload of them tomorrow and of course the NFL on Sunday. I would like to say I will be footballed-out by Sunday night but we know that’s not true. So everyone enjoy the games and have a great weekend!