Friday, October 06, 2006

A Week of Name Clearing Accurate NFL Picks

Well folks… it looks like the old football picking ain’t going as well as expected. So far after the 1st four wks, the only reliable pick has been the one provided by renowned psychic Pumpstradamus. He is 3-1. Our picks? An incredibly embarrassing 23-34-3….. a lowly 11 games under .500 this after last weeks 4-9-1 debacle. It appears that I have brought shame to my good name.

Speaking of bringing shame to a name…

Is there any human being more disgraceful than that punk Tom Kean, Jr. who is running for Senate against Robert Menendez. Kean has no record to speak of..yet he is threatening to pull out of a League of Women's Voters debate if Menendez doesn't debate him on NBC's Meet the Press. Little Tommy's only legacy is being the son of former NJ Governor Tom Kean.. arguably the worst NJ governor in my lifetime. Jim McGreavy gave him a run for the money but thankfully quit and rode out of Dodge in his Brokeback Mountain horsey before he could inflict too much damage. Governor Kean did a good job with the 9/11 Commission and is actually a nice man. His son is not.

Listen to what The Star Ledger says sleazy Little Tommy did. There was this political bigshot in NJ named Robert Janiskewski who now spends his time in prison for corruption charges. Tommy Jr. has decided his campaign will consist of attacks on Menendez’s character and through an intermediary has established a pen pal relationship with Robert J. and has been exchanging mail where Robert J. has been providing “insider sleaze” about Menendez that Little Tommy is then using for his campaign propaganda. According to Ledger Columnist Tom Moran, Little Tommy Kean has hired a political consultant who was shown the door by the New Hampshire Attorney General after his tactics were deemed too sleazy for that fine fine state. According to Moran, this goofball went around spreading rumors that the wife of a political candidate had joined a cult that – worships orgasms.

Here is an orgasmic concept… Election Night at Kean Headquarters when Little Tommy loses to Senator Menendez and has to disappear into the woodwork with his tail between his legs. Former Governor Tom Kean was a man of class – it’s too bad his son brings such shame to the name.

Now time for the picks…

Remember we take ‘em from the Friday Star Ledger.. Home teams are in CAPS… And this week since fantasy baseball is over… I dedicated more time to researching these freakin’ games!

JAGUARS 6 ½ point faves over the Jets – The Jets have shown an ability to cover big spreads though.. but a TD isn’t so big.

COLTS 18 ½ faves over Tennesee – that is a huge spread.. but the Colts are that good and the Titans fans always have the Grand Ole Opry.

VIKINGS 6 ½ faves over Detroit – Two very disappointed baseball towns.. but the Tigers look like they have some life!

Tampa 6 ½ doggies over NEW ORLEANS – Time for the Bucs to show some life.. they may lose.. but they should cover.

Rams 3 faves over GREEN BAY – Did someone say the Rams were gonna stink this year?

GIANTS 5 faves over Washington – Let’s see what Jeremy Shockey says during the Post Game Show this week.

PHILADELPHIA 2 faves over Dallas – Only 2 point favorites? Huh? Y’think the sweet Philly fans are gonna pick on TO?

NEW ENGLAND 10 faves over Miami – I thought Miami was better this year? It is a big spread.. have you noticed I’m avoiding the doggies this wk?

BEARS 10 faves over Buffalo – First Rex Grossman played on Yom Kippur; now on Sukkot – Is he Jewish by the way?

CAROLINA 8 faves over Cleveland – Another big spread that Nate is not questioning…

Chiefs 3 ½ faves over ARIZONA – Looks like the Chiefs have bounced back from Trent Green’s injury.

Raiders 3 ½ doggies over SAN FRANSISCO – I gotta take the doggie here.. what a dreadful game? This is a Gus Johnson game.. poor Gus.. he’s got this game and The Knicks to look forward to!

Pittsburgh 3 doggies over SAN DIEGO – The Padres aren’t the only disappointment in San Diego this weekend.

DENVER 4 point faves over Baltimore – The Ravens keep burning me.. because I pick against them.. Maybe next wk?

PUMPSTRADAMUS PICK OF THE WEEK – Current Record 3-1; Last week was a victory in the Bears game. Since FL Congressman Foley has been in the news all week, let’s pick the Dolphins game. This week we are picking The Patriots over Miami because team owner Robert Kraft’s wife is an alumnus of Brandeis just like The Great Pumpstradamus!

7 comments:

alberich said...

former NJ Governor Tom Kean.. arguably the worst NJ governor in my lifetime.

So you're not a member of the cult of Tom Kean then? I'm not familiar enough with his tenure to have an informed opinion about it. Any particular outrages about which I should know?

Kean has no record to speak of..yet he is threatening to pull out of a League of Women's Voters debate if Menendez doesn't debate him on NBC's Meet the Press.

Do you think enough NJ voters will see through this stunt or will they think that Menendez is wimping out of a debate on Meet the Press?

Nate said...

Well as for the Governor Kean legacy... when his successor Jim Florio took office, he immediately got on NJ's bad side when he announced he would have to raise taxes.. but that was because the prior administration had left behind a disaster, and the state was badly in need of some major shekels to stay afloat. I still don't know how people were blaming Florio for this back in the early 90s..but Jersey Republicans have a tendency to screw up and then blame the Democrats.

alberich said...

Jersey Republicans have a tendency to screw up and then blame the Democrats. - Nate

And this is unique to Jersey, how?

Nate said...

In the Governor Kean case, I was just referring to NJ... yet nationally, there are other problems involving the Democrats... such as leaning too liberal.. hee hee..

Thanks to DAS by the way who very kindly put a link to NWOW on his fine fine blog. I will mention this in next wks. column.

Pumpstradamus said...

The irony of course ,is, Brandeis doesn't even have a football team!

Nate said...

And it looks like Miami doesn't have one either.. although they did tie the spread this week bringing Pumpstradamus's record to a very impressive 3-1-1. Oy, such nachas.

Pumpstradamus said...

Thank you. My mother is kvelling.