#CheddarBay Week 13: Brady +2.5 vs. Manning.
All-play: Broncos -2.5 at Pats; Sunday 8:30.
Alternate title: CB#13, The Salty Edition.
If this feeling seems familiar that’s because it is. I don’t mean in a landmark devastating “Drive/Fumble/RR88” way. I mean in an “it happens three times a year to Cleveland fans, that moment when you snap back into the reality of your teams’ national irrelevance.” The Indians… remember August 5th? Just three games back heading into a four game homestand against the Tigers? Great pitching from Kluber, 2-0 shutout going into the ninth?
We could give the Chris Perez Neck Beard Award to the last Sunday’s Browns’ special teams en masse, but if you had to vote for just one player: it’s hard to look past ersatz elite QB, Jason Campbell. Christ, talk about regressing to the mean. THROW ANOTHER THREE YARD CHECKDOWN SWING PASS TO THE RB IN THE LEFT FLAT WHY DONCHA??
Like I said. Salty.
Because we should know better. We as a group clearly don’t: 37 picked the Browns (four essays), ten on the Bengals.
And then there’s the not salty.
Congratulations to The Prohibitive Favorite on his Admiral’s Feast and on scoring an undiluted weekly prize. A strong bounce back from an off year last year (26th) after having been 4th in 2011. This demonstrates that ‘off-years’ happen so take heart if you’re having one.
Skanky Fish with @ClevTA.
25-22-2 ATS YTD;
1-4 last week: SALA (loss), WMU (loss), UK (loss), Cal (loss), Steelers (win).
Can’t win em all. We’ll post this week’s when we get em.
Update 11/22, this weeks picks:
CFB: SDST, NC ST; NFL: Browns (!).
You know how I’ve been missing some of your picks and then there’s the ensuing awkwardness of having to bring it to my attention? The tact challenge presented can be formidable: setting the right tone of thanks and then moving into a casual you missed my pick in a non-accusatory way without flagging an exceptional import to the measly game of Cheddar that shouldn’t probably be so compelling but dammit, it is. If you’ve had to contact me on this matter, you know the drill.
WELL!! Good news. I may have found a way to avoid some these exercises in human relations: DO NOT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST. Reply to the original when adding picks to your slate.
I think perhaps half of the missed entries can be traced to this. I’m generally not scanning up and down the comment thread for your picks. I’m looking at an admin comments screen that brings in new comments by time. Editing of old comments gets treated differently and the net is that your edited/updated comment may be overlooked.
And we thank you for your support.
Tuesday: Tonite’s lines are:
UB -24.5 at MiamiO, 8pm, ESPNU;
Kent +5.5 at OU, 8pm, ESPN2.
- And the Cavs may already have had their ‘we’re irrelevant’ moment. [back]