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3 Teams Coming off Byes, Pats Get Another

Chris Berman used to call this “the best weekend in all of sports.” The NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs features the top two teams in each conference, well rested off a bye week. But…



Closing the Season in Style: Week 17 Picks

Talk about staying hot. Since adapting the new strategy of only picking games I feel confident about, my record has soared. After a rough Week 12 in which I went 4-7, I have rebounded in grand…


NFL Week 16 Picks: Christmas Arrives Early

The NFL continued its tradition of playing the bulk of its games on Saturday in seasons in which Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, so we the public have a slightly shorter turnaround between the…


Celebrities Weigh in on NFL Week 14

Backed by popular demand — fine, backed by my demand — celebrity impressions on NFL action are back. This week, Apu from the Simpsons gets us started, followed by Liam Neeson talking Titans, Lou Holtz…




Lucky Week 13: Picking to Bounce Back

Okay, so instead of picking every single game every week, I figured it would be better for everyone if I narrowed it down to a few games I felt (relatively) confident in. So here goes for…


NFL Week 12 Picks: Post-Turkey Madness

How about this “start” to the season? I use the air quotes because my first slate of game picks didn’t occur until Week 11, but I’ve arrived in style. While I took Turkey Day off from…


NFL Week 11 Picks: I Need TNF Redemption

And now you see why I have come to dread picking NFL games. Picking against the spread is hard, but it is the real way to pick. What credibility do you get saying the Patriots are…