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Bye Bye, Titus Young!

February 4, 2013 by

 Titus Young benched

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Titus Young, the latest player to test the patience of an NFL team and exploit the dangers of having a young firecracker on your roster. He’s the poster child for the term “character risk.” Starting with his collegiate days at Boise State, Young has never been short of words…or actions for that matter.  He was suspended for the majority of his Sophomore year at Boise State after starting a fight with a teammate, an action that would happen more than once during his career. After Detroit took a chance on him in the second round of the 2011 draft, many teams sighed in awe as the Lions took him fairly early for being such a “character risk.” Fans and management around the NFL thought for sure he would have dropped to the latter rounds of the draft, go undrafted, or get lucky and get taken by previously troubled NFL teams (Bengals, Raiders, etc.). In training camp of 2012, Young was kicked off the field and shortly suspended for sucker-punching and initiating a fight with teammate Louis Delmas. In November of 2012, Titus was sent home several times for conduct detrimental to the team. According to Lions coaches, Young was purposely lining up in the wrong position, running only the routes he chose, gave up on routes, and finally got into a heated, public confrontation with Lions wide receivers coach, Shawn Jefferson. Titus was then deemed inactive for the Thanksgiving game and put on injured reserve for the rest of the season. He was then told to stay away from team facilities entirely. Read the rest of this entry »

JP’s NFL Picks Against the Spread

TotalSportsBlog.com has a new layout and looks amazing.  I decided to start fresh and change-up my article and style of picking a little bit. I was currently 17-7-1 on my locks and exactly .500 on the year so far.  Its crunch time in the NFL and now is when you start to see the serious football unfold.

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  • The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  The highest star* is my favorite pick.
  • The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread. (ATS)
  • The CAPITAL team is the home team.

Six Questions? Read the rest of this entry »

NFL WEEK 12 AGAINST THE SPREAD

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  • The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  14* is my favorite pick.
  • The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread.  (ATS)
  •  The CAPITAL team is the home team. Read the rest of this entry »
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NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2012 by

NFL WEEK 12 AGAINST THE SPREAD

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  • The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  14* is my favorite pick.
  • The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread.  (ATS)
  •  The CAPITAL team is the home team. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll! Though this holiday may be all about the NFL and eating and drinking as much as humanly possible and then some, there are some great collegiate football games this weekend for rivalry week. Following a 20-3 week, I went 16-5 with my picks last week as big upsets occurred, most notably against K-State and Oregon. The rankings made a huge shift. Notre Dame is the new No. 1 and Nick Saban is just as surprised as we all are that Alabama is back in the hunt.

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Teams noted in BOLD are my picks for the week

TCU @ No. 16 Texas Read the rest of this entry »

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After going 20-3 this past week, its safe to say you should start hearing me out and take my picks to Vegas. The three games I lost, Toledo losing to Ball State (irrelevant MAC game that no one cared about), Alabama falling to Texas A&M (not many people saw that one coming), and Louisville falling to Syracuse (literally no one saw that coming).  There’s a new No. 1 in all of the land, Kansas State. Alabama now needs some serious upsets to happen to get their ticket punched for the big game, but for now, it looks like they’ll be watching it from home. It’s a three-team race to the finish—Wildcats, Ducks, and the Fighting Irish. This week has a lot of teams that will have easy wins against relatively unknown universities—if you can even call them universities. Read the rest of this entry »

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After going 13-5 in Week 10, look for my predictions to remain worthy of recognition. There has been little movement within the top batch of teams, but Notre Dame did fall one spot after struggling with Pittsburgh all the way into triple overtime. West Virginia continues their fall from the glory of national spotlight to the glory hole of a rest stop bathroom off I-75. Little upsets this deep into the season, but this week there could be some serious shake-ups in the Top 25–especially with the grouping of one-loss teams. It remains to be a three-way race of who will lose first to determine who will play Alabama in the National Championship. The wait continues… Read the rest of this entry »

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Half of the NFL football season is over and I am starting to see teams separate themselves fro the rest of the league. Every year I make my final four prediction half way through the season. (6-0 picking AFC and NFC championships since 2009). The famous quote was “defense wins championships” but not in today’s flag football league. Defenses are not intimidating anymore as they are not allowed to hit like the old days. The soon to be new quote (which the NFL loves) “offense wins championships.” My football mother is going to hate to read that one, as she is from the old school and loves hard nose football. She used to say “if you can’t take the hit, you shouldn’t be out there playing.” The league has evolved and you must have success throwing to compete. My final four teams all consist of our leagues top passers. We very well could see a Super Bowl Manning vs Manning! If so we can finally stop the talks of who is the best Manning.

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NFL WEEK 8 AGAINST THE SPREAD

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Its week 8 in the NFL and it looks like a few upsets are in place.  A few teams are in must win situations and need to get back on track.

– The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  14* is my favorite pick.
– The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread.  (ATS)
– The CAPITAL team is the home team.

Gamblers Key
O/U – Over/Under
ATS – Against the Spread
DOG – Underdog
FAV – Favorite
CON – Conference
DIV – Division
SU – Strait Up

**LOCK** 14 ************** (UPSET ALERT)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7 over MINNESOTA VIKINGS by 3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Will there be a Manning in the Superbowl? Maybe both Manning’s?

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“Oh, what that 35 unanswered?”

What a wild week 6 in the NFL, as the BYE teams cashed in a perfect 4-0 ATS. There have been some key injuries the past two weeks leaving the Super Bowl run wide open for teams.

– The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  14* is my favorite pick.
– The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread.  (ATS)
– The CAPITAL team is the home team.

Gamblers Key
O/U – Over/Under
ATS – Against the Spread
DOG – Underdog
FAV – Favorite
CON – Conference
DIV – Division
SU – Strait Up

13 ************* **LOCK** Read the rest of this entry »