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Free Agent Fan: Week 2

New England Patriots

After the Rams left town, I went into fan free agency. Last week, I was able to cement my disinterest in the new/same old LA Rams. This week, I’m gonna cross over to the dark side and see if I have enough spite for the team that trashed STL to become a Patriots fan. Are you happy now Kroenke?!

I’m not gonna feel good about myself…

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Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Two

Ok. Turns out we needed a warm up week for our picks. That’s what we get for skipping the preseason.

After everyone turned in 1-3 performances in week 11, we’re looking to bounce back in a big way with week two. Technically we all scored more than the Los Angeles Rams though. Continue reading “Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Two”

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Free Agent Fan: Week 1

Los Angeles Rams

Since the Rams left town, I’ve decided to rethink my life and finally pick a new team. After over a decade of being subjected to the worst football imaginable, I’ve got a fresh start! I’m going to lock my Greatest Show on Turf memories in a little keepsake box and jettison all the other years into a black hole.

So each week, I’m going to pick a team, follow their game and analyze key points like their star players, ownership, bandwagon effect, etc. This will hopefully answer the question “Do I see myself as a drunk dude in their stadium?” Obviously, a very scientific process.

So, here we are at week 1. Who better to start off with than the Rams? They’re the team that got us here in the first place and I’ve subjected myself to their 7-9 bullshit for this long, what’s one more game? Also, this way I’ll do the analyzing for you. As Big Tom Callahan said, “I can get a hell of a good look at a T-Bone steak by sticking my head up a bull’s ass, but I’d rather take the butcher’s word for it.” So come along as we delve into a land of pure mediocrity! Continue reading “Free Agent Fan: Week 1”

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Picks from the Pine: 2016 NFL Week One

We’re podcast-less this week because we’ve been playing the beta for Battlefield 1 way too much. But that doesn’t mean we’d deprive you of our sure-fire week one NFL Picks in time for you to take advantage of them and make a hefty pile of cash.

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Guide to Picking a New NFL Team

With the NFL season fast approaching, it’s time for St. Louis fans to pick a new NFL team to follow for the 2016-17 season. The Rams are gone along with their mustachioed head coach Jeff “7 and 9” Fisher and their mustachioed turd of a person owner.

Really it was a team that was the shell of the Greatest Show on Turf for the last 10 years. They’ve moved to L.A. to chase dreams of making it big. Only to find out no one in L.A. cares about a football team that once went 15-65 over 5 years. They already aren’t getting the ratings Rams preseason games would get in St. Louis.

There is good news though. You get to start fresh. No longer are you forced to deal with sub-mediocrity. You get the chance to pick a team to root for over the upcoming 16+ games. That’s right. 16 plus. You could finally have a team that’s relevant for more than 16 games. A team that doesn’t shatter all hopes by winning in overtime in week 1 then following it up by losing to Washington in week 2 and literally lighting their own field on fire in week 31.

We know this is a tough decision, and that’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide so you can pick a new team from the 28 teams left out there once you remove the Rams and the Cleveland Browns from contention. Because no one is willingly rooting for the Browns. Not even Lebron. Continue reading “Guide to Picking a New NFL Team”

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To Name A Fantasy Football Team

The first week of the season is wrapped up, and if you faced Peyton Manning you were done Thursday. Tough luck it happens. Now it’s week 2 and you already need to revamp your team name, because let’s face it, those Tebow puns just aren’t relevant anymore. Here at View From The Pine we’re here to help get you back on path. Just as long as you didn’t draft David Wilson or Stevan Ridley*.

If you’re still repping Team Smith, we’ve got a few options to upgrade your team name. Continue reading “To Name A Fantasy Football Team”

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The NFL is Back

September is here. We’ve got the Birds in a pennant race chasing the Pirates and trying to hold off the Reds, and football is back. That means every Sunday for the next 20 weeks we’ve got meaningful football. Then a week break before the Super Bowl. Oh and Harbaugh’s yelling at stuff.

While, here at View From The Pine, we’re pumped to watch the Rams continue their rise from mediocrity. (See the Spagnuolo Era) We’re also just glad to have the NFL back. Following are some random thoughts (and gifs) while watching the game. Continue reading “The NFL is Back”