By Mike Gordan
Week 2's now in the books. Now it's time to pick the Week 3 games. I'm gonna follow schedule from Tecmonster's 2018-2019 rom from now on, so here's what I've got:
New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings
Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins
Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals @ Carolina Panthers
New York Giants @ Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers @ Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
Chicago Bears @ Arizona Cardinals
New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
So come on in!
Also, for future reference, if you don't specify who's going to win by game time, it counts as a loss against you. If you honestly cannot bring yourself to guess right away, you have until the games start to come up with a winner. Or you can be the gutsy one and call a tie.
Anyways, I'll make my picks later. I need to think about my choices before I settle on anything concrete.
By Mike Gordan
Time for Week 2, everybody! Here are this week's games:
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Chargers @ Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns @ New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Indianapolis Colts @ Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos
New England Patriots @ Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears
Make your picks! Here's mine!
Ravens, Panthers, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Saints, Jets, Chiefs, Eagles, Redskins, Rams, 49ers, Broncos, Patriots, Giants, and Bears.
Survival pick for this week would have to be the Saints or 49ers. A lot of tossup games this week as well. Though the biggest question mark is the Packers. If Aaron Rodgers is ruled out for the week, I'm gonna change my pick to the Vikings.
Edit: I changed one of my picks. Instead of thinking the Falcons will win, I am now leaning more towards Carolina. Hopefully, I don't regret that pick. And since Aaron Rodgers is back out on the practice field, I am still leaning more towards Green Bay. But if he ends up getting ruled out tomorrow, I'm gonna change my pick to Minnesota. Everything else will be left as is.
By Mike Gordan
I'm going to simply keep track of everybody's scores manually. Each person has until five minutes before the game starts to put their Pick'ems in. And I'll be keeping track of the tallies for each week, and for the whole year in general. As an added bonus, I'll even keep track of how many times somebody wins a particular week. But with the highest tally after the Super Bowl wins.
Two rules! You got until five games before the game starts to put a pick in. Otherwise, it will be treated as a non pick. In addition, every pick must be made in a single comment. You can discuss things if you want. But for the sake of keeping track of everybody's choices, all picks--even if you change your mind later on--must be located in the same comment. Otherwise, it will be treated as a non pick.
With that said, let's cover the games that are to take place in Week 1!
ATL @ PHI
PIT @ CLE
CIN @ IND
TEN @ MIA
SF @ MIN
HOU @ NE
TB @ NO
JAX @ NYG
BUF @ BAL
KC @ LAC
SEA @ DEN
WAS @ ARI
DAL @ CAR
CHI @ GB
NYJ @ DET
LAR @ OAK
Here are my weekly picks: Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Minnesota, New England, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Chargers, Broncos, Cardinals, Panthers, Packers, Lions, and Rams. My Survivor pick of the week, however, is Pittsburgh over Cleveland (yes, a road team being chosen as the Survivor Pick of the Week; it is the Browns, after all). And my toughest pick to make was Arizona over Washington.
Ok. Before the Season starts, full-throw I gotta grandiose little idea for a "game" we could play.
Name a number - 1 through 99 - and the Player you FIRST associate with it. YOU CAN BE SELECTIVE, THOUGH! If, on first association you think of a player you don't like (for whatever reason), you can think the next player, and speak it, instead... We only want players you associate in a GOOD way! [NOTE: Doesn't have to be "the best" player you think of for a given number, though.]
By the end, we'll tally all the numbers, and define - by observing who had the most repeat associations among us - the Goodest *Player*... by jersey-number; and, overall.
Here, I'll start randomly and begin with the # 75. You all chime in with your 75 (can be the same as mine/ anyone else's), and then throw out some #'s/ players you think of.
For me, when I think of 75, I immediately think: Joe Greene
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