Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sports Book Hustle: Blame Me For Trusting the Chargers

By Kid Vegas

Okay boys and girls a little bit rocky week last week, how could I have been foolish enough to trust the Chargers to score, forgot that Norv Turner was still their coach, Mark Sanchez did his part out in San Diego right up to the numerous unsolved rape cases that sprung up over the weekend, but P-Riv and his wacky sidekick Nate Kaeding couldn't get the job done, after that game. I can't blame you fellas for finally accepting that San Diego is not winning the big one any time soon, hopefully the Chargers follow the Colts lead when they cut Mike Vanderjagt, who needs a kicker who can pad stats with meaningless kicks, but is never even close when it actually matters, scrubs like Kaeding, Vanderjagt, Tony Romo, and Tom Brady are fine for fantasy football with their notorious stat padding, but when it matters most they'll always choke you don't want the ball anywhere near them. Anyway onto the picks...

I'm just going to stick with my pre-playoff picks here and take...

Vikings (+3.5) over AINTS - Man the 4 men of the "Thunder and Punder" line sure brought the wood against the Cowboys, they should be able to slow down Drew Brees and the Saints offense, and I've got to tell you it is going to be fun to watch, the way that Jeremy Shockey and Reggie Bush were celebrating every 5-yard gain like a SB winning touchdown really turned me against this team, Brees is classy at least, but he's also one of the streakiest players around, he was hot last week, but I am skeptical he can put together three straight perfect games, especially facing the best defense(s) he's seen all season. Favre and the Vikes are looking sharp, even without AP their offense is looking unstoppable, if he has one of his breakout games, forget about it. I like the Vikes chances here, I'd hop on the money line, these two teams are both scorching, one has to cool down eventually, all signs point to the Saints.

COLTS (-7.5) over Jets - Well the Jets have had quite a little run, you've got to give them that, Rex Ryan has established himself, I was skeptical last week when his first half game plan was to do nothing, and hope the Chargers handed them some points, but it paid off in the end. Darrelle Revis has really been the hyped up star of the postseason, but hes virtually useless against the Colts who have 4 stud options for Peyton Manning in Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, and Austin Collie, someone is always going to be open, and Peyton will always find them. The Jets risky strategy of sitting on the ball and hoping some points will fall in their lap isn't going to pay off in this one, and even if they do miss 3 or 4 field goals with whoever their backup kicker is it won't really matter, there is no way the Jets can win this baby, I only wish I was in Vegas to bet it...

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