Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mr. Goodell, don't make Ed Hochuli angry...

...You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Now if only I can find a good picture of Mike Carey to Photoshop inside of Iron Man's armor, I've got the makings of a "REFengers" team.


God, I need a life.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Getting to 10-6....Game by game

So now that I've gone on record with my preseason prediction of "10-6" I have to explain just how the Saints will get there.  Well, I've already been proven wrong on my forecasting, and we're only one week into the season.

Week 1 - Washington Redskins, W
Week 2 - @Carolina Panthers, L
Week 3 - Kansas City Chiefs, W
Week 4 - @Green Bay Packers, L
Week 5 - BYE
Week 6 - San Diego Chargers, W
Week 7 - @Tampa Bay Buccaneers, L
Week 8 - @Denver Broncos, L
Week 9 - Philadelphia Eagles, W
Week 10 - Atlanta Falcons, W
Week 11 - @Oakland Raiders, W
Week 12 - San Francisco 49ers, W
Week 13 - @Atlanta Falcons, L
Week 14 - @New York Giants, W
Week 15 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, L
Week 16 - @Dallas Cowboys, W
Week 17 - Carolina Panthers, W


-Yes, I've got the Bucs sweeping us this season.  Hey, I predicted them to go 10-6 this season and WIN the NFC South, so I'm at least staying consistent.

-I've got the team going 3-5 on the road and 7-1 at home.  Dome Field Advantage, folks.

-I had the team being consistently inconsistent while Interim Interim Head Coach Aaron Kromer is in charge.

-Based on last year's season opener, I'm keeping with the Packers winning that game.

-With all my fucking heart, I don't see the Saints losing to the Niners in the Dome.  No fucking way.

-I think the short turnaround between Niners game and the Thursday night game on the road against the Falcons will prove too much.

-And I think the Saints grab two must-win games to finish the season to clinch a wildcard spot in the postseason.

-And here's a final season line for Drew Brees: 66% completion rate, over 4,700 passing yards, 40 TDs and 19 INTs.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

2012-13 NFL Season Predictions

All the preseason games have been played.  The seemingly never-ending wave of player cuts have finally ended, and the scraps have been picked off the heap.  Al Michaels has perfected his "Out with a ..." voice.  Bob Costas has saddled his high horse and is ready to ride again.  Frank Caliendo is...well, Frank's doing something with his life now.  Not sure what that is.  Wang has sharpened his homer tendencies to a fine point.  Gregg Williams is banging Thai hookers and competing in underground fight competitions abroad.  I'm still working on my British accent and fighting to make myself believe 'The Dark Knight Rises' wasn't as disappointing as I thought.

So, here's some preseason predictions sure to blow up in my face.  And let's throw in some of the greatest hits of the 80s.  You know, for the shit of it.  (Aside: Why aren't there exclusive 80s stations on terrestrial radio?  Jesus Christ, you'd make a fucking mint off that shit.  There was enough versatility in the 80s.  Quality versatility, at that.)

AFC South
1. Houston Texans (10-6) *
2. Tennessee Titans (8-8)
3. Indianapolis Colts (6-10)
4. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12)

AFC North
1. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) * 
2. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) *
3. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9)
4. Cleveland Browns (6-10)

AFC West
1. Denver Broncos (10-6) *
2. San Diego Chargers (10-6) *
3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-7)
4. Oakland Raiders (6-10)

AFC East
1. New England Patriots (12-4) *
2. Buffalo Bills (9-7)
3. New York Jets (6-10)
4. Miami Dolphins (5-11) 

NFC East
1. New York Giants (10-6) *
2. Dallas Cowboys (9-7)
3. Philadelphia Eagles (6-10)
4. Washington Redskins (5-11)

NFC West
1. San Francisco 49ers (11-5) *
2. Seattle Seahawks (8-8)
3. Arizona Cardinals (6-10)
4. St. Louis Rams (4-12)

NFC North
1. Green Bay Packers (12-4) *
2. Chicago Bears (10-6) *
3. Detroit Lions (7-9)
4. Minnesota Vikings (5-11)

NFC South
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6) *
2. New Orleans Saints (10-6) *
3. Atlanta Falcons (8-8)
4. Carolina Panthers (7-9)

AFC Playoffs, Round 1
HOUSTON d. San Diego
DENVER d. Baltimore

AFC Playoffs, Round 2

AFC Championship
NEW ENGLAND d. Houston

NFC Playoffs, Round 1
Chicago d. TAMPA BAY
NEW YORK d. New Orleans

NFC Playoffs, Round 2
GREEN BAY d. New York
SAN FRAN d. Chicago

NFC Championship
GREEN BAY d. San Francisco

Super Bowl XLVII
Green Bay v. New England

Ah, but just HOW will the Saints arrive at that record?  That post is coming later this week.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Just a reminder folks...

that this guy was NOT named Most Valuable Player last season:

"3. Drew Brees
How often does a team change its offensive style in midstream without missing a beat? The Patriots did it when their tight ends replaced Randy Moss and took some of the load off Wes Welker, but what the Saints did last year was even more impressive. After years of running their offense through Marques Colston and a bevy of inconsistent deep receivers, they shifted courses and built it around a castoff running back (Darren Sproles) and a tight end with limited football experience (Graham). Brees used the transitional year to set NFL records for completions, completion percentage, and passing yardage, throwing in a league-leading 46 touchdown passes and 3.5 percent sack rate for good measure. Remember that he also went 40-of-63 for 462 yards with four touchdowns in the playoffs against the mighty 49ers pass defense in San Francisco, the same one that held Eli Manning to 316 yards on 58 attempts and seven third-down conversions amid 21 chances. It's not his fault that the defense allowed 36 points and a career game from Alex Smith." - Bill Barnwell,

If anybody needs me, I'll be outside playing in traffic.