There was a shakeup in the standings last week. We didn’t get a post up in time. Steve went 3-1 and Tim went 4-0 to take over a split for first place knocking David into 3rd after a 1-3 week. Meanwhile Jason still lurks in the dark waiting to trike. 4 points back after a 2-2 week. Continue reading “Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Fourteen”
It’s a big week for turkey and Thursday NFL football this week with 3 games taking place on Thanksgiving Day. In honor of the big day we’re switching up the format for the picks this week going with 3 Games of the Week and a Dealer’s Choice pick. Continue reading “Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Twelve”
We’re on to week 10 of the NFL and we’ve actually got some legitimate matchups for a change. Let’s get right into the picks. Continue reading “Picks From The Pine: NFL Week Ten”
It is getting ever more difficult to pick 2 games of the week. There seems to be 1, “Eh that game could be ok” game and a bunch of “Why would I watch that game” matchups each week. This week we’re going with Denver at Oakland in what has to be the latest point in a season the Raiders have had a chance to take sole possession of 1st place since the Rich Gannon days. Rich Gannon is that even right? Or am I mixing up the last name with the bad guy from Zelda?
That’s how forgettable the Raiders have been. On to the pick!
The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria! We break our PineCast silence to break down what turned out to be a pretty good World Series, and a better Game 7. And a quick preview of what this means for the St. Louis Cardinals going forward. Plus we preview our weekend NFL picks.
Is it just me or has the NFL just had some terrible matchups this season? There’s no team that’s really great. But there are an awful lot of teams that fall directly in the category of mediocre. Probably explains why no one is watching the NFL.
3 of the 4 1 loss teams didn’t have their starting quaterback for the 1st 4 weeks. 2 still don’t. And the other 1 lost team, the Seahawks, played to a 6-6 tie on Sunday night. In a true showcase of how “meh” the NFL has become.
I guess we’ll still do picks. Does anyone even care?
In the newest episode of The PineCast, we break down what went wrong with the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 campaign. In hopes of shedding light on why they missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 2010. We’ve also got some hot tips for our weekly NFL picks and break down the winner’s of the MLB Wild Card and Division Series rounds.
I can’t win picking the Rams the last 10 years. I can’t win picking against the Rams this year. So I’m not picking their game this week.
Quick recap of the standings. Steve and Tim blew it out of the water again going 2-2 to move their records to 5-7. While Jason threw a perfect game going 0-4 to take sole possession of last place from David who could only muster a 1-3. Making Jason’s overall record 2-10 and David’s 3-9. Just think if you would pick the opposites.
On to the picks!
It turned out to be a bad week to anger pick against the Rams. In their first game in Los Angeles the Rams managed to win while still failing to score a touchdown. Then on Sunday night Sam Bradford looked like an actual NFL quarterback for a playoff contender when he knocked off the Green Bay Packers.
Needless to say it was not a great week for our picks. There was improvemenet though. Well, Steve and Tim improved to 2-2 on the week raising their season total to 3-5. While Jason and David posted a second consecutive 1-3 to bring their season records to 2-6. But as Jeff Fisher always said, “We’ll fix it in practice.”1
On to Week 3!
Did you guys watch that debacle in San Francisco last night? We did. And you know what LA? You can keep the Rams. They’re all yours. Meanwhile back in St. Louis the Cardinals nearly avoided being no-hit at home and need to win some games to regain control of a wild card spot.
Update: Sorry for the audio issues. We’re working out some issues with a new setup and our mic is possibly dying.