There’s never enough #HockeyTalk coming out of this office so Pat, Gorms, and I decided to do something about it out. We’re going at it, debating the trending topics on and off the ice in a new weekly segment dedicated to finding the best, raw, unfiltered, takes from around the NHL.
The NFL on Saturday is such a beautiful thing. There you are doing your normal Saturday bar bullshit during bar season and it just so happens that you now get to watch NFL games while you do so. It really is the season of giving. Here are today’s matchups.
I am going to keep these picks nice and simple today. I am going to include them together in a nice little Saturday Teaser. I know no one likes being teased on a Saturday night but tonight this little tease is going to please you all the way into Sunday.
First team in the tease is the Texans. I am not big on taking big road favorites in weird situations like the first Saturday games of the year so I was not confident enough to take the Texans -7 but I am very very confident in them being able to win the game against the Jets especially after coming off a loss.
Second team in the tease I am going with is the Browns. One of the more up and down teams on the year I have a hard time trusting them to stick within the 2.5 but I have quite an easy time thinking they will stick within 8.5. The key here is that both teams are still technically alive in the playoff race so you do not need to worry about motivation. On the other side the Broncos did not look great after losing Emmanuel Sanders and I don’t see them pulling away from the Browns with their current weapons.
Easy money tonight, 6 point teaser with the Texans -1 and the Browns +8.5.
Move over Lombardi, Heisman, Nagurski, Thorpe or any other football human that has an award named after them. There is officially a new king in the football awards community. I introduce to you the Clausen, Tebow, Gabbert, Sanchez, Schaub, Osweiler, Leaf, Russell, Dilfer, Boller, Leinart, Weinke, Harrington, Carr, Couch, Peterman award. Each week I will be handing out this award to the QB that displayed an extreme proficiency in being terrible.
Lets get to this weeks nominees:
1. Nathan Peterman: You have to respect a man that is so dedicated to the award that even though his name is already on the award he keeps trying to win it every single time he’s on the field. Lets take a look at the stats.
Not great Nate, not great. 50 Attempts for less than 200 yards and 3 picks is actually kind of impressive. DISCLAIMER* not all 3 picks were Peterman’s fault but when your an interceptionaholic it’s hard to stay away. He needs to throw them. They are his drug. Here are the highlights.
Good Job, Good Effort Nathan.
2. SamDarnold: Sam has been flirting with the CTGSSOLRDBLWHCCP award for weeks now. He started hot but seems to have fallen off quite a bit now that the Jets are the Jets again. Let’s take a look at the stats and highlights.
Here’s what makes Darnold’s performance so amazing, all of those interceptions were BAD interceptions. Like what the fuck was he thinking interceptions. Not only did he throw 4 interceptions but he threw 4 interceptions in a 13-6 game and one of them was a pick 6. Single handedly lost the game for the Jets. Hats off to you Mr Darnold.
3. Jamarcus Russell: Absolutely incredible. Jamarcus hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL in almost 10 years but he somehow has found his was onto the nominees list for this week. Are you asking why? Here is why.
He’s my winner. Your time will come Darnold but this week my hat goes off to Jamarcus Russell. You should know that I respect lazy and not giving a fuck but this is an entirely different level. This is what the award is about. Going out there every week and just being as shitty as you can. Jamarcus is the poster boy for this award and I can’t thank him enough.
Let me know who you think should have won in the comments below.