Each Friday we will be giving you our “Pick Six” for the upcoming week’s schedule. Here is your Week 5 installment of “Pick Six”
Cleveland Browns @ NY Giants – The Browns are one of the league’s worst, sitting winless in the bottom of their division. For such a bad team, it’s hard to believe they’ve only given up 25 more points than they’ve scored, especially if you’ve watched them this season. On the other side of the ball are the New York Giants, who also sit at the bottom of their division but at 2-2. It’s a small technicality that has them sitting there but none-the-less, there they are. They barely lost to the Eagles last week and in any given week I would take a squad being led by Eli Manning over one being led by Brandon Weeden (or 99% of the other QBs in the league.
This is a game that will prove how good New York is. If you are a good team, then you destroy those teams that you are supposed to be so much better than. I don’t think this one is close and I see monster games from Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre Paul. The Giants are favored by 9.5 at home and I don’t think that’s going to be an issue. I see a 2 TD win at the very least.
Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals – I think one is going to be a very close game. Yes, the Bengals got a good old fashioned ass kicking in week 1 when they played the Ravens but since then, they’ve won 3 straight and their defense looks a lot better, although their run defense is still mediocre. Miami, while 1-3, is not a team that is as bad as a 1-3 record would suggest.
If Miami is going to win, it’s going to be the ground game that wins this one for them. The Bengals have been inconsistent defending the run and the Dolphins are fourth-best at running the ball. That’s not a good matchup at all. Look for Miami to exploit the Bengals’ weak run defense with a good dose of Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller. A good ground game will limit the Bengals’ offensive opportunities, which you want to do because the Dalton, Green and Hawkins tandem will kill you given the opportunity.
Miami wins this one late in the 4th Quarter.
As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.
Perk’s got a point. It would really have surprised me to see Jordan tweeting. Especially in 1994, 2 years before I owned a computer. I bet he’d be tweeting a lot about NAFTA and Alice in Chains. Which brings me to LeBron’s twitter account. As a respected journalist, which I am not, I looked into some of his recent tweets to get a feel for what he’s tweeting about. I don’t follow him (or many athletes, for that matter), and I’m glad I don’t because his account is painfully boring. I’m not interested in reading him say “yes sir!! Nice!!” to Justin Bieber or shill for one of his million endorsers. You can tell how PR’ed out his account is, too, because you don’t see any of those weird tweets you see from people like once every 10-15 tweets. It’s usually late at night and it comes when the person’s sleep deprived and in a weird mood. Tweeting, “You know what, I can kinda see why people are into Maroon 5″ seemed like a good idea until you’re re-reading it the next morning on the way to work.
I’ve been thinking about this all week. That’s a pretty hot take you got there. Although you gawked at it a bit, I did kinda of buy into what Kendrick was saying. It’s like what you started to get in to — James has his hands in a million different things. Sure athletes have always done endorsements, etc. However, nowadays that often seems like a full-time job in itself. It must be hard to say no to the money, attention, or whatever. That said, what sounds better $500M… or $450M and a championship ring?
I’m sure you have all seen how media personalities put a disclaimer in their twitter profile; “Opinions expressed here are my own.” That means they can say anything they want and not be held responsible, right? Well, regardless, I don’t think the Ravens official twitter even has such a disclaimer, nor should it.
Late last night the Ravens official twitter account re-tweeted a Brendon Ayanbadejo’s tweet. You can view the full screengrab here. It read:
Truth being told I am not sure I’m going to watch the unSuper Bowl since the two best teams are sitting at home #ravens #49ers
Giving this the ole RT (retweet) is a ringing endorsement from the Ravens front office. What else can we take that as? The Ravens media relations team has the job of assisting the organizations members to convey their agenda and feelings to the outside media. Loud and clear, guys. You think both the AFC and NFC championship games were fixed. Got it.
If ever there was a finable offense — you are looking at it.
Then there is the Giants official twitter page.