HH's Hump Day Pick'em
Just like the Redskins on Monday night, I stumbled out of the block for our first week of the Hump Day Pick'em series. I finished with an awe-inspiring record of 4-12, giving me a total of four lousy points. Here's how the rest of our contestants did:
1) Bill-in-Bangkok 11
2) Theodore Gorath 7
3) SkinsNJ 6
3) David Dunn 6
3) HogHunter 6
6) ENsDad27 5
7) rowseyna 4
7) Sallas Ducks 4
7) jmpalomo 4
10) clemUSA 3
Congratulations to Bill-in-Bangkok!!! You have won the Ralph Wiggum air freshener. I hope it serves you well. Shoot me an email with your address and I will have your prize mailed out you as soon as possible. Pictures of our contestants holding their prizes are always welcome as well, and if they are in good taste I will include them in the next Hump Day Pick'em post. If they are in bad taste, I will just keep them for my records.
Ok, moving on to Week 2. Just to state the rules again:
This is a weekly contest in which I will make my game picks each Wednesday and invite you, the loyal Hogs Haven readers, to make your own picks in the comments section.
I will incorporate the spread as determined by Las Vegas the Tuesday before the games and you can earn 1 point for each correct choice. I will add up the points at the end of each week, and if there is one clear winner who beats me, that winner will earn a fabulous prize that will then be mailed to them. There will only be ten contestants other than me, so the first ten responses will get in.
Each week the prize will change and some weeks there will be no winner at all, as I will have made the most correct choices or there is a tie among more than one of you. Simple right??
Below are my picks for this week:
New York Jets (+12.5) at New England Patriots: After barely escaping Buffalo with a win against E.J. Manuel and the Bills, the Patriots have incorporated a new rule stating players can no longer taunt and/or laugh at opposing rookie quarterbacks before a game. Pick: Patriots
San Diego Chargers (+7) at Philadelphia Eagles: To help prepare for the Eagles' fast paced offense, all Charger defenders are only being given ten seconds for bathroom breaks during meetings this week. Pick: Eagles
Cleveland Browns (+6.5) at Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Weeden has already thrown three interceptions in this game. Pick: Ravens
Tennessee Titans (+8.5) at Houston Texans: Jake Locker and the Titans open the season with two straight road games. After beating the Steelers last week, Locker embarrassed several of his teammates when he was heard shouting on the field that he was going to Disney World. Pick: Texans
Miami Dolphins (+3) at Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Tannehill was disappointed to learn that he could not have one of his signature Twitter wars with the opposing team's quarterback heading up to this game. Pick: Colts
Carolina Panthers (-3) at Buffalo Bills: Unorthodox coach Doug Marrone of the Bills has paid the little boy from the NFL's Play 60 commercial to stand on the sidelines and stare at Cam Newton the whole game while he loosens his arm. Pick: Panthers
St. Louis Rams (+7) at Atlanta Falcons: Current Falcons running back Stephen Jackson said in an interview this week that he does not have any hard feelings towards his former team. The media was skeptical, however, upon seeing several pictures of Rams coach Jeff Fisher taped up in his locker with a unibrow and devil horns added in. Pick: Falcons
Washington Redskins (+7.5) at Green Bay Packers: The Redskins have not lost on the road yet this season. Some people will call this a homer pick. I call it science. Pick: Redskins
Dallas Cowboys (+2.5) at Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has filed a complaint to Roger Goodell in the hopes of getting Jerry Jones to stop texting him the size dimensions of his jumbotron. Pick: Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings (+6.5) at Chicago Bears: Last year, the Bears and Vikings split the series as each team won on their home field. Possibly feeling overconfident, Jay Cutler has decided to take his bye week early. Pick: Bears
New Orleans Saints (+3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs coach Greg Schiano was not sure how to take the news that Buccaneers team brass have given their stadium touchdown cannon operators this weekend off. Pick: Saints
Detroit Lions (-1) at Arizona Cardinals: Expect offensive fireworks in this one, just not from Calvin Johnson as he continues to be burdened with the curse of being on my fantasy team. Pick: Cardinals
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6) at Oakland Raiders: Blaine Gabbert will not play, as he suffered lacerations in his hand last week and had to get fifteen stitches. When Jags coach Gus Bradley was informed of the line on this game, he raised some eyebrows when he said it was "the only way we'll get six this season." Pick: Raiders
Denver Broncos (-5) at New York Giants: Peyton Manning is on pace to throw 112 touchdowns this season. Pick: Broncos
San Francisco 49ers (+3) at Seattle Seahawks: In the Sunday night game, San Francisco golden-boy quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle golden-boy quarterback Russell Wilson have both requested to leave early as they have a GQ photo session at 8am on Monday. Pick: 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers (+7) at Cincinnati: Word spread quickly through the Steelers' locker room that the Bengals have already started selling "Week 2 Champions" T-shirts and hats on their team website. Pick: Bengals
You may have noticed that I am now just picking winners against the spread instead of giving scores. I feel this may cause less confusion, and anything I can do to help you, the contestants, I will always do.
Here is this week's fabulous prize:
The Scary Stories Treasury- the book whose pictures haunted your dreams as a child can do so again as an adult!
I will announce this week's results and the winner (if there is one) next Wednesday on the next Hump Day post.