Whether it's Christmas, Kwanzaa or a Festivus for the rest of us, chances are right about now your cup is about to runneth over with holiday cheer. But before you start to "rain blows" upon your fellow shoppers as you frantically search for that one final item, or maybe after you've opened all of Santa's delicious treats and you've begun to unwind, kick back and enjoy the 1st of two abbreviated holiday versions of Rooch Nation. They may not have the bells, whistles, and trannys that you've come to expect, but they'll still keep you up to snuff on my picks of the week, and hopefully help in my own way to make your holiday season all the more merry...or happy...or whatever is considered acceptable or politically correct these days...
So sit back, relax and kick up your feet...then take off your socks, grab your video camera, toss in a few sexually suggestive phrases, and then it's off to the Internet! No no no, wait. That's only for Christmas at the Ryan household. What I'm offering, is a light snack as you head off on undoubtedly many a journey over the river and through the proverbial woods. Ya know, because we're all short on time, but we all still need to feed that need. Hell, I don't even have time today to properly air my grievances, which is an integral part of celebrating Festivus! That's probably a good thing, cuz "I got a lot of problems with you people!"...
Nah, I'm only foolin'. Merry Christmas, everyone. And here's to you all having a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season...
Good luck, friends. And God speed...
Week 16 Picks
Buffalo Bills (+8.5) vs New England Patriots
Dallas Cowboys (-6.5) @ Arizona Cardinals + OVER 44.5
Chicago Bears (-1) vs New York Jets
Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) @ Cleveland Browns + UNDER 39
Kansas City Chiefs (-5) vs Tennessee Titans
San Fransisco 49ers (+3) @ St. Louis Rams
Detroit Lions (+3.5) @ Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins (+7.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals (+8) vs San Diego Chargers + OVER 44
Denver Broncos (+2.5) vs Houston Texans + OVER 47
Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) @ Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers (-3) vs New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks (+6.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers + UNDER 44.5
Philadelphia Eagles (-14) vs Minnesota Vikings + UNDER 44
Atlanta Falcons (-2.5) vs New Orleans Saints
Last Week: 8-9-0 (Top Picks: 4-5-0)
Top Picks: 59-54-3 (.522)
Overall: 129-99-5 (.568)
LOCK OF THE WEEK: 10-10-0
|"Hey Cougar, you wanna see the pole?"|
I'll be back in the new year with the debut of my College Hoops Top 25, and I'll be back next week with another edition of picks, but until then feel free to follow my holiday journey live on Twitter at @RoochNation. It's gonna be a wild one, but as long as I don't get cut off by a Plymouth, I figure I should be good to go...
Ho Ho Ho, my damies! And a final Merry Christmas to you and yours...