LAST WEEK: 5-1
THE NEV-R-WINS (2-3) at FIREROCK ROCKERS (3-2)
The two teams that have been in the Toyota Blowout of the Week the first five weeks finally meet, ensuring that neither will end up sponsoring Toyota this week. Another irony will come if the difference in this game is Matt Forte doing nothing, since I tried to trade for him twice.
McNabb and Roethlisberger will both go off, pretty much cancelling each other out. Both defenses face pathetic offenses and both receiving corps are primed for action. In the twist of the century (admittedly, the century is only 9 years old), this game will be decided by Cedric Benson. But in a good way. That's the twist.
THE PICK: THE NEV-R-WINS 115 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 110
IRON CITY POUNDERS (3-2) at WHIZ-BANG GANG (4-1)
Vegas loves the WBG after last week when they won $98 million dollars on the WBG and DFA staying under 180 combined points. Shoot, they almost stayed under 100 combined points.
This week, DeAngelo Williams and Steve Slaton vie for the disappointing back of season non-award, while Rodgers tries to see if he can double Ryan's total. Between Lynch being back, the Jets defense and the Bills down to their 13th offensive lineman, Fred Jackson will do nothing. But for the Pounders, Jacobs has been doing nothing.
What a stinky game. Stick with the WBG, I guess.
THE PICK: WHIZ-BANG GANG 85 - IRON CITY POUNDERS 76
ST. A'S CRUSADERS (3-2) at PURPLE SWIRLS (3-2)
Due to our, ahem, colorful commissioner, the bye weeks and short bench are starting to take an effect on teams. The Swirls and Crusaders this week held negotiations about possibly benching the Swirls kicker because the Crusader kicker was on a bye. This is like early years ABA stuff we're talking here. In the end, the Crusaders dropped Garrard for Josh Scobee, who will almost certainly have 15 points this week and decide the game.
The game of the week, Giants/Saints is well-represented here, with four different players in the lineups. The Crusaders are hoping it's another melee in the Superdome, as they have three of them.
If Greg Jennings is going to get going, this is the week. If Carnell Williams is going to get going, this would have to be 2006 again.
THE PICK: PURPLE SWIRLS 88 - ST. A'S CRUSADERS 71
THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW (0-5) at ATLAST SHRUGGZ (3-2)
The Elbow and Titans are both 0-5, but only one of those is a surprise. Both teams have quarterback issues, both teams have a disappointing #2 back, both teams have a defense not as good as everybody assumed, both teams have iffy receiving corps, only one team is led by a mustachioed man and both teams are going to lose this week.
The Shruggz have a defense on the roster, Cincinnati, but as of now, they're benching them. What a slap in the face to Nate. You know what, Nate is my friend. I like him so much that we remained friends after he proved a clear inferiority in cookie selection.
I'm reversing course and tabbing this game my EIGHT-STAR UPSET SPECIAL OF THE SEASON!
THE PICK: THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 83 - ATLAS SHRUGGZ 81
BROOKLINE BUCS (2-3) at DEATHFROMABOVE (3-2)
The Bucs have gone L-W-L-W-L and Deathfromabove has gone W-W-W-L-L. I am great at the pattern detection part of the SATs and IQ tests, so I'm going with the Bucs in this one.
When I see Sammy Morris and McGahee (vs. MIN), and realize that both Jacksons will be covered by two of the best corners in the game, my pick is just reinforced.
Johnson should be able to run on New England, assuming the Titans aren't down 28-10 early, Westbrook will most definitely score on the Raiders and the Chiefs are going to beat the Redskins on a 4th quarter Dwayne Bowe touchdown. Book it, Danny.
THE PICK: BROOKLINE BUCS 92 - DEATHFROMABOVE 77
DOPPELGANGER (1-4) at TURD SANDWICH (3-2)
As for Turd Sandwich, they just have the better lineup.
THE PICK: TURD SANDWICH 110 -