Thursday, November 28, 2013

NFL week 13

Down $700 heading into Thanksgiving. Whatever skill I ever had at picking pro football has deserted me. Good thing I am not actually gambling.

Thanksgiving: Oakland plus 9.5 at Dallas.

Sunday: Tennessee plus 4.5 at Indianapolis; New England minus 7.5 at Houston; San Francisco minus 9 vs. St. Louis;  San Diego minus 1 vs. Cincinnati

Monday night:  New Orleans plus 6 at Seattle

Sunday, November 24, 2013

NFL week 12 I think

Well last week's three picks didn't go very well (0-3). Stupid referees in that Panthers-Pats game. Gronkowski and the Carolina player looked like they were waltzing.

So let's try it again:

Detroit minus 9.5 vs. Tampa Bay. This should be an easy rebound game for the Lions. Should be.

Jets plus 3 at Baltimore: The Jets alternate winning and losing, and they beat the teams they shouldn't beat. Although this time the two teams seem fairly evenly matched in terms of records and general suckiness.

Carolina -4 at Miami: After watching last week's game against new England I am a believer, in the Carolina defense anyway.

Edit at 10:36 a.m. Sunday: I'm going to add a couple of games.

I'll take Kansas City minus 4.5 vs. San Diego, and the Pats at home plus 2.5 vs. Denver.

Edit: Tuesday 8:12 a.m. — Well that's just dandy. Assuming $100 bets, I lost all three last week and hit one of five this past week. I make that -$700.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mad Max Goes to the Caribbean

The Atlantis Interceptors (1983) is a piece of Italian cheese in which stupid white people go to an island and battle post-apocalpytic biker punks on account of the Soviet nuclear sub they were trying to raise somehow caused Atlantis to rise out the ocean.

Got that?

This movie makes almost no sense. That would be fine if there were breasts, but there aren't. Beasts, certainly. Magic machine guns that never ever require reloading, check. Plus groovy soul music by the immortal Oliver Onions.

Yes, Oliver Onions. That's what it said in the credits. I backed it up to be sure.

The flick was chiefly interesting because I thought the female lead would eventually take her shirt off.

Here are some of the interceptors:

Here's the exciting theme music - "Black Inferno."

A real turkey. Half a coil, and that's a gift.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NFL 2013 week 11

I wasn't paying much attention to the NFL until the Jets knocked off the Saints. That woke me up a bit.

Looking at the schedule I see a few games that would be worth investing in:

New England (7-2, 1.34) +2.5 at Carolina (6-3, 1.86). Over the last few years I've learned the hard way — if you can get the Pats and the points, take them.

Kansas City (9-0, 1.94) +8 at Denver (8-1, 1.56). I can see being the underdog, but by eight? That's a lot of points to give an undefeated team. I'll take the Chiefs.

Detroit (6-3, 1.10) -2 at Pittsburgh (3-6, .82). Normally I take home 'dogs but every time I've seen the Steelers this year they've looked pretty bad.