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ON BLAST PODCAST – BALL ON BLAST EP.1

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OnBlastPodcast.Wordpress.com for old episodes as well as video content. In this the debut episode of “Ball on Blast”, Sheldon and Andrew get you set for the upcoming NBA season #BallOnBlast

00 – The biggest moves of the off season
1:30 – Will the James Harden/Chris Paul backcourt work and are the Clippers dead?
6:13 – Eastern Conference preview and can the Sixers be a top 5 team?
17:59 – Western Conference preview and are the TWolves for real?
21:49 – Can Russ, PG and Melo be successful in OKC?
28:00 – Our Preseason pick for NBA MVP

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WEEK 6 NFL FIX

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Week 4 was kind of sad within NFL circles.  Stars like JJ Watt and Odell Beckham Jr went down with serious injuries.  QB’s like Eli, Big Ben, Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer all look old and WASHED and the Dolphins and Jags both won games despite having QB’s that threw for less than 100 yards. Yet with all of that people continue to gamble on this league and I ask….why?  The most obvious answer…..why not?  Anyways as always, here come the picks.

HOME TEAM IN CAPS

PANTHERS -3 over Eagles

Another reminder you can find my Thursday Night Football picks each and every Thursday afternoon on my Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/p/BaKUNFeH539/?taken-by=sheldonalexander).  I was on the Panthers because Cam had been ROLLING.  The Panthers were at home and their front 7 is a PROBLEM.  Heading into week 6, the Panthers led the league with 17 sacks and were up against an O-line missing its best player Lane Johnson.  Last season the Eagles went 2-8 when Johnson was out of the lineup.  But Thursday night changed when Luke Kuechly left the game with an apparent concussion.  The Panthers D just ins’t the same without their star linebacker, plus Carson Wentz continues to show that he’s REAL.  He took a lot of hits, made a ton of big plays and willed his team to a huge road victory.  The Eagles are now 5-1 and have to be considered the best team right now in the NFC.  Which is definitely reason to celebrate.

The Eagles were loose after their win over the Panthers. 😂😂😂 (via @realronalddarby)

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Bears +7 over RAVENS

I don’t think Chicago is as bad as you think and Trubisky is definitely an upgrade over Mike Glennon.  In fact Trubisky might be an upgrade over the elite Joe Flacco.  Did you know that Flacco has a passer rating of 71.0, which is second worst in the NFL behind DeShone Kizer?  Yup, I’ll take the points.

TEXANS – 10.5 over Browns

I was tempted to take the points, but there’s just too much junk going on with the Browns right now.  Why would you draft DeShone Kizer only to bench him by week 6?  What did you expect was going to happen this season?  It’s not like the Browns roster is filled with pro-bowlers on offence, so of course they were going to suck.  But now the game plan to turn around the season is to bench Kizer for some dude named Hogan, whose first name isn’t Hulk or Hollywood?!?!  Doesn’t make much sense does it?  Shout out to ESPN’s Cian Fayey who dug this up, but of his 142 passing attempts this year, Kizer has lost 226 yards to receiver error (dropped passes etc).  By comparison, Andy Dalton lost 169 yards over 563 attempts over the ENTIRE SEASON last year.  To further emphasize the point, Aaron Rodgers led the league last year with 875 lost yards.  Now he threw the ball about 700 times when you include the playoffs, but if Kizer threw the same number of passes and lost yards at the same rate as Rodgers, he would lose a whopping 1171 yards.  But sure…blame Kizer when his best target is the immortal Kenny Britt.  But back to Houston for a second and a shout out to the Astros for reaching the ALCS.  But just so that we’re clear, kneeling for the anthem is disrespecting the flag, but this is totally cool right?  Asking for a friend….

SAINTS -3.5 over Lions

The Saints are coming off the bye week and Drew Brees is completing 69% of his passes to go along with 8 touchdowns, 0 interceptions and a 108.3 passer rating.  Meanwhile the Lions got beat up by the Panthers front 7 and now have to face a much improved Saints D that’s allowed 13 points over their last 2 games.  It’s ok though Detroit fans, there’s still one hometown hero to believe in.  And his name is Marshall Mathers, who WENT IN on your boy, Trumpito.

Packers -3 over VIKINGS

Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL with 13 TDs, while the Packers are scoring touchdowns on nearly 80% of their red zone trips.  They still don’t have much of a running game and their defence is still just ok….but they have Aaron Rodgers…so I’ll be on the Packers most often than not when their favoured by less than a TD.

FALCONS -10.5 over Dolphins

So I really REALLY wanted to take the points here, based mostly on the hopes that Miami would turn things over to Matt Moore.  How much more Jay Cutler does one have to see before doing what’s right? Also, the Falcons are good…just not as good as last year.  Matt Ryan has 5 interceptions already this season, he didn’t throw his 5th pick until week 10 last year.  So I wanted to take the points, but I can’t do it with a team whose QB looks like his wife forced him to come out of retirement and whose offensive line coach resigned after he filmed himself doing what looks like “the cocaina” in his office, before a meeting and then sent the video to a female “entertainer” who he was supposedly “dating” but would meet up with to use as a “human platter” for said “cocaina”….but she then decided release the video to the public because of “inequalities in the system”….and oh yeah…she’s pregnant, he’s married (with kids) and says she has more videos and photos of others.  (read this if you want more info: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20990199/woman-posted-video-former-dolphins-coach-chris-foerster-speaks-publicly) .  This story is PEAK 2017 and would make for a pretty crazy “Football Life: Miami” episode.  But its also a reason for me to want nothing to do with the Dolphins for the rest of this season.  But speaking of football in Miami, a man that knows a lot about those two things is Michael Irvin.  My guy was pretty excited about last week’s win by “The U”

Patriots -9.5 over JETS

So the Jets and Patriots are both 3-2.  But the Jets wins have come against the Browns, Dolphins and Jags.  Meanwhile, the Pats are tied for 2nd in the NFL in “big plays” (w/ 25 plays of 20+ yards) and the Jets are tied for 4th for the most “big plays” allowed.  Also of note…one team has Tom Brady and the other doesn’t.   Another athlete who once called Boston home is Paul Pierce.  The Truth has a new job as an NBA analyst for ESPN and let’s just say not everyone is buying into his Truths….

Oh the hot takes from PP don’t end there…here’s who he thinks will win this year’s NBA Championship

Niners +11 over WASHINGTON

The Niners are doing a GREAT job of tanking.  They’ve lost 2 overtime games to remain in the hunt for that first overall pick in next year’s draft.   All they could do now to mess things up by signing Kirk Cousins to a MASSIVE contract after this season.  Then again, the Niners messed things up a while ago….

Seems like a good time to bring this up….

Crazy isn’t it? Anyways, moving on….

Rams +2.5 over JAGS

The Rams are good, they just weren’t ready for the Seahawks defense.  But they were in the game and had a chance to win at the end, but Jared Goff appears to need a bit more time baking in the oven.   The Rams had too many turnovers, but have won all 3 of their games this season when they end up even in the turnover battle.  They also lead the league in big plays, while Todd Gurley is one of two players in the NFL with at least 100 touches this season.  Which is a big deal because he’s averaging 5 yards per touch.  Did I mention the Jags allow 146.6 rushing yards per game with is 2nd most in the league?  Yup, I’m cool taking the Rams and the points.   But before we move on… I know a Jaguar is not a Cougar, but its close enough because I need a reason to fit in this video of the BYU Cougarettes dancing with their mascot.

Bucs -2 over CARDS

So the Cards added Adrian Peterson who is averaging 2.4 yards per carry over the past 2 seasons.  I guess its low risk, high reward and really what other options did they have.  Oh….other than Chris Johnson, who gave us the ever important reminder that life comes at you fast

RAIDERS -3.5 over Chargers

Derek Carr is still questionable, but I get the feeling that he’ll play.  And if he does I have no problem taking Oakland….but if not…yeeaaahh.  On the flip side did you know the now 1-4 Chargers didn’t draft Deshaun Watson because Philip Rivers didn’t want them to?!?!?! LOLOL that’s amazing, but not as good as Marshawn Lynch’s new online show.  The first episode is out on Facebook, but here’s the trailer.

Marshawn has a new show. No script tho…

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CHIEFS -3 over Steelers

How is this line only 3 points?  After calling out Antonio Brown and gassing himself up for being the leader of the team, Big Ben threw 5 picks and looked WASHED against the Jags.  Meanwhile I have to keep riding Alex Smith until proven otherwise.  The Chiefs lead the NFL in both yards per play and points per drive.  As a Niners fan, I still can’t believe how much I’m backing Alex Smith this season.  Well…at least until the playoffs….right?!?!?

BRONCOS -11.5 over Giants

The Broncos are the only NFL team ranking in the top 3 in both rushing offence and rushing defense.  On the flipside, last week the Giants lost Odell Beckham Jr, Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and basically any other wide receiver that dared to step onto the field.  OBJ and Marshall are done for the year and so is Ben McAdoo, Eli Manning and thus the rest of the New York Football Giants season.  But back to our favourite New Yorkers, Desus and Mero who recently made a trip to Toronto to learn some “Toronto Slang”.  Of note, this video is a clear indicator of the “2 Toronto’s”….as some of you will have NO IDEA of what they’re talking about and I’m guessing those same people have never been to Scarborough Town Centre.  No judgement either way, just a statement of fact and what makes Toronto so special.

***TITANS -7 over Colts***

(UPDATE: 10:30 AM MONDAY MORNING)

It was finally announced that Marcus Mariota will play after this game was OTB for most of the week.  And as I stated earlier I will easily take the Titans to cover a TD at home against the Colts.  But then again….the way this week has gone so far…..ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!

Now, I had a tough go last week but with all of the high spreads I’m feeling confident again…maybe a little too confident.  So confident in fact that I’ll offer up a money line parlay that you definitely SHOULD NOT DO.  Texans, Falcons Pats, Broncos moneyline parlay is +103.  Now if you’re feeling really frisky, add Washington and that jumps to +140.  This just seems to easy right? And we all know Vegas is in the business of giving away free money right?  Again, this is exactly why you shouldn’t gamble on football right?  Don’t say I didn’t warn you….DO NOT DO THAT 5 TEAM MONEYLINE PARLAY…..

#HappyShmoneyDancing

or at least be as happy as this dude working at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Life of Mcdicks 🕺🏿💃🏻 @sxpreme.k

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WEEK 5 NFL FIX

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I’m going to be totally honest here, I’m super nervous.  I’m on a CRAZY run that includes being on the right side of the Chiefs coveing -7 on the last play of the game….

I’ve never seen anything like that and I’ve never been on a run quite like this either.  So here we are.  I finished last week 12-4.  I’m 33-15 over my last 3 weeks and 37-26 on the year (yes quick math means I was 4-11 during week one…but I’m here to focus on the positives).  I lived off going against what I believed to be “inflated” lines like the Pats -9 or the Falcons -8.5, but for week 5 Vegas is having none of that.  Most of the lines this week hover around a FG.  Hopefully I can keep the run going.  And I think my best strategy is to take whoever I think will win the game straight up.  But with that said, there’s still one thing that scares me.  So far underdogs are 35-25-1 against the spread this season.  I’m so tempted to just take all the dogs…but I don’t have the balls to do it.

HOME TEAM IN CAPS

BUCS +4 over Patriots

So I was all in on the Bucs +5.5 and then late-afternoon it was announced that Gronk would miss the game with a thigh injury.  No Gronk meant the line moved to +4 and I still stuck with the Bucs.  Then I watched the game and Jameis Winston didn’t look good at all.  He consistently missed wide open receivers or just threw up lame ducks that either fluttered out of bounds or over the heads of his receivers.  In fact he appears to be the weak link on that team.  Their D is alright.   They can run the ball, they have great receivers and yet Jameis can’t seem to put it all together.  But in the end, there’s really only one weak link here….your Boy Nick Folk for missing not one, not two, BUT THREE FG’S….super chumpy behaviour that led to the internet having a field day.

Bucs fans: "Nick Folk can go kick rocks…oh wait"…😂😱💀😂

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Also, just another reminder of how good Vegas is.  The original spread was 5.5…and the Pats win by 5.

EAGLES -6.5 over Cardinals

Carson Wentz has looked good so far this season.  A great sign for an offence is their production on 3rd down.  The Eagles have converted on 51% of 3rd downs, which is 2nd best in the NFL this season.  Speaking of  “The City of Brotherly Love” the Eagles aren’t the only team to be excited about.  Have you seen these Ben Simmons highlights? If the Sixers stay healthy, they’ll be super scary.

Bills +3 over BENGALS

So apparently there’s still no love for the Bills in Vegas?  I know it took me a while too, but the Bills are legit.  I know I can’t believe I just wrote that, but I think its true.  Their new coach Sean McDermott has the team hella-motivated and their structure is simple.  Play defence and run the ball.  The Bills lead the NFL with 15 QB pressures per game while giving up just 4 offensive touchdowns so far this season.  That should leave Andy Dalton running for his life, while on the flip side Tyrod Taylor appears to be settling in nicely. And the fact is, they aren’t asking him to do too much as he’s handing off the ball 55% of the time and I like that a lot….and so does Shady McCoy

LIONS -2.5 over Panthers

I’m not ready to buy into the Panthers because the Pats defence is trash.  While the Lions have the league’s best turnover differential at +9 and have only allowed opponents to score on 12 of 47 drives this season which is 2nd in the NFL.  Plus there’s just some bad juju around Cam this week.  Yes what Cam said is stupid, but I’m also not going to cape for that racist reporter either.  Both of those things are allowed to exist at the same time.  Also, to the people who keep pushing the whole “why are we talking about racist tweets” angle…. well, this reporter still has to now show up to cover a league in which the majority of the players are black and she is not….but has this on her resume.

Its not changing the narrative, just adding more context.

Jaguars +9 over STEELERS

Can’t trust the Steelers with a line that’s this high, especially when Big Ben and Antonio Brown are out here beefing in front of everyone.  Now Ben does a great job of being politically correct in his attempt to make us forget that he’s a jerk as well, but maybe this quote from former Steeler Ryan Clark tells us a little more about AB.

GIANTS -3 over Chargers

The Chargers going from west to east, while still maintaining their “road field disadvantage” of not really having a home.  But the Giants despite losing have been covering spreads the last two weeks.  Plus, this battle of 0-4 juggernauts reeeeeks of the Eli game where he rises from the dead and OBJ gives us a couple more viral TD celebrations.  Plus if the Giants need any more help, maybe they should ask the newest member of the Knicks, cause Mr. Beasley doesn’t seem to be lacking much confidence these days.

Jets +1.5 over BROWNS

How are the Browns favoured yet again?  I don’t get it at all.  Of course I’m going with the Jets, but I also want to give a shout out to NYC’s own Desus and Mero.  If you don’t know who these guys are then you’re losing at life, cause they’re THE NUMBER 1 SHOW IN LATE NIGHT…just ask them.

Niners +1 over COLTS

Shouts to my Niners because this season is playing out perfectly.  They’re in every game but wind up losing and maintaining a great draft position. Real talk, you know what being in every game means right….THEY COVER SPREADS SON!!!!

DOLPHINS +3 over Titans

There have been some weird names on the list of QB’s that have thrown 4 TD’s this year including Blake Bortles, Trevor Seimian, Andy Dalton and DeShaun Watson….two of those games have come against the Titans.  So even though we’re not sure yet if Mariota is going to play….I’m somehow taking this guy in the hopes of him adding his name to the list of blowing up the Titans defence.

Part of me isn’t even that mad at Cutler, its not his fault the Dolphins brought him out of retirement.  Plus if I’m Cutler, at this point I’m just trying to make it back home to wifey safe and sound.

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For the record, I was always Team Kristen over Team LC.  Come on, don’t act like you didn’t watch Laguna Beach.

RAIDERS -2.5 over Ravens

So Derrick Carr practiced on Thursday so I guess there’s a slight chance that he could play.  But to be honest, I think EJ could take down the battered and bruised Ravens at this point all on his own.

RAMS -1 over Seahawks

Much like the Bills, I believe in the Rams. We know they have great skilled players, but the numbers show the Rams are tied for the most big plays in the league with 23 plays of at least 20 yards.  I also love how they use Tavon Austin.  They’re such a fun team to watch.  Sean McVay is doing big things as the youngest head coach in NFL history and a win over the Seahawks would go a long way towards winning the division.  Speaking of young prodigies….Auston Matthews had another dope opening night performance for your Toronto Maple Leafs.  Now we all remember what happened last year in his NHL debut, but Sens goalie Craig Anderson revealed yet another level of GANGSTER shown by Young Auston

Packers +2.5 over COWBOYS

Are the Cowboys good?  I definitely don’t think their defence is, especially without Sean Lee.  People are questioning if Dez is still among the top WRs in the game and Zeke still doesn’t seem to have the same burst as last season.   And that’s not a good look for ‘Merica’s team.  Also not a good look….is the Packers on 10 days rest.

Chiefs -1 over TEXANS

Are the Chiefs the best team in football right now?  As crazy as it sounds, I think the answer is yes.  I can’t believe I’m saying this but Alex Smith is Ballin.  Hill and Hunt are a crazy dynamic duo that sounds as if it could spin off into a CBS cop drama that airs after one of those NCIS shows.  But after that cover on Monday night, I have to ride with the Chiefs this week…plus Travis Kelce with the dance moves…

Vikings -3 over BEARS

Dalvin Cook is out for the year, paving the way for the RETURN OF ADRIAN PETERSON!!! But until then, my fantasy team will settle for Latavius Murray.  Not sure how this is going to work, but I’m riding with the Vikings D cause I’m not ready to jump on the Mitch Trubisky bandwagon.  Plus “the only Mitchell we acknowledge, is Marner”

Again, I’m on a roll right now which makes me terrified heading into this week.  A week in which I’ve shown MAD love to the Bills, Rams and Alex Smith…damn 2017 is crazy.  But as they say shooters shoot and hopefully I’ll do better than this dude.

#HappyShmoneyDancing my friends

@ShelAlexander

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WEEK 4 NFL FIX

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Wow what a week.  ONLY 4 favourites covered in week 3.  The Cowboys, Chiefs, Titans and Falcons….BARELY.  I did say at the end of last week’s picks

“THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY ROAD FAVOURITES THIS WEEK, SO BE VERY VERY CAREFUL WHEN GAMBLING ON SUNDAY!!!!!”

And boy did the home dogs come through, 7 of the 10 home dogs not only covered, but they WON OUTRIGHT.  With all the craziness that happened I somehow managed a 10-6 record and sit 21-11 over the last two weeks.  Imagine if I didn’t blow week one….but hey….let’s just stick to the positives and keep the good times rolling right?!?!?!

HOME TEAM IN CAPS

PACKERS – 7 over Bears

As always you can find my Thursday night football picks on my Instagram page before kickoff (https://www.instagram.com/p/BZmpRHgn5mk/?taken-by=sheldonalexander) but I honestly had no choice other than to go with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.  I would rather lose, than find myself rooting for Mike Glennon on a final drive for a back door cover….CAN’T DO IT….WON’T DO IT….

Saints -3 over DOLPHINS (IN LONDON)

How on earth did the Dolphins lose to the Jets?!?!?!  I was so close to taking Miami in my survivor pool, but instead I sweated out an OT win by the Packers.  But now I have no idea what to make of the Dolphins…kind of like I never knew what to make of Jay Cutler’s entire career.  But I do know the Saints, but more importantly Drew Brees is still that dude….despite his thoughts on the anthem protest.

Bills +8.5 over FALCONS

The Falcons might be the luckiest 3-0 team in the history of the NFL.  The Bears were the Bears and couldn’t score from the 5 yard line with the game on the line in week one. Then on Sunday the Lions missed the game winning TD by INCHES.  Last week I had faith in the Bills….and I’m taking the points yet again.  Let’s go #BillsMafia

Panthers +9 over PATRIOTS

Tom Brady did Tom Brady things to save the Patriots from losing to DeShaun Watson and the Texans.  If we learned anything, it’s that Patriots lines are super inflated.  If this was a TD, I’d be in on the Pats.  But at 9 points, I can talk myself into “maybe this is the week that Cam finally shows up”.

Bengals – 3 over BROWNS

Someone has to win right?!?!?!  I’m on the Bengals because they almost beat the Packers, whereas the Browns….are still the Browns.  Speaking of Cleveland, I’d like to take this time to remind all of those people who said the Jays would be ok letting Edwin go because Kendrys Morales would basically put up the same numbers at a much cheaper price…..

MORALES:                28 HR, 85 RBI, .251 AVG, .309 OBP, .448 SLG, -0.2 WAR

ENCARNACION:      38 HR, 104 RB1, .261 AVG, .381 OBP, .510 SLG, 2.8 WAR

Just a reminder, you should always pay the extra money for the real Jordans and never….EVER settle for the bootleg version.

VIKINGS -2 over Lions

I have to be honest, I didn’t believe in Matt Stafford and the Lions heading into this season.  But so far they’ve proven to always be in the mix late.  BUT….even with Case Keenum at the helm, the Vikings put on a show and might have the best WR duo in the league in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.

Jaguars -3 over JETS

The Jets won, but their winning streak will be short lived.  I still don’t think Jacksonville is good, but they’re for sure better than the Jets.  The Jags D should EAT FOOD.

Rams +6 over COWBOYS

The Rams offense looked LEGIT (although it was against the Niners) and Aaron Donald is a BEAST on D.  Meanwhile the Cowboys don’t look right, especially Zeke.  I like the Rams to keep this game close.  But I’d also like to give a shout out to that hustler Jerry Jones.  We all know he wanted nothing to do with his team kneeling during the anthem, but Trump forced his hand and he had to at least try to compromise with his players.  So kneeling “before” the anthem was the greatest hustle ever.  But the real slime ball move was Jerry making sure a cameraman was in position to catch him kneeling.  Now that’s an OG hustle….

 

Steelers -3 over RAVENS

Steelers bounce back, I think the “to kneel” or “not to kneel” took a toll on the Steelers.  Meanwhile the maybe the same can be said about the Ravens….but Ray Lewis’ “prayers” won’t allow me to take Baltimore.  Speaking of Ray Ray, if you haven’t heard about him getting “Donkey of the Day” earlier this week then please take a second to listen.  And if you don’t know what “Donkey of the Day” is…then I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.

Also, at the time of this post that “Donkey of the Day” segment is over 48 hours old and people are still flooding Ray Lewis’ mentions with poop emojis. Another reminder “The internet is undefeated”

TEXANS +1.5 over Titans

I spent Sunday at the Apple Store at Fairview mall getting my laptop fixed and so while I was waiting the 2 hours to see someone at the Genius Bar, I posted up at a bar and watched the Texans/Patriots game.  As mentioned earlier, DeShaun Watson is legit.  I always find it funny how the NFL draft works.  We watched Watson do his thing at the pinnacle of College football for two straight years and then he falls in the draft for whatever reason.  Then you see something like this and wonder how other teams that need a QB could have passed on such a quality person.

This story gets even more interesting when you realize that an 11 year old Watson and his family were given a house by ex NFL’er Warrick Dunn back in 2006.  It was part of Dunn’s Charity “Homes for the Holidays” which helped single parent families acquire their first homes.

Just a reminder for all you “Stick to Sports” people that you can’t have it both ways.

BUCS -3 over Giants

Despite having no idea how they lost to Case Keenum last week, I’m rolling with the Bucs because the Giants appear to be completely lost.  Ben McAdoo has to be in trouble if they go 0-4 right?  Odell finally woke up from his slumber only to do this after catching his first TD of the season

Slow clap for this one. The New York headline writers are the best.

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Eagles +1 over CHARGERS

Does it even matter that the Chargers are at home?   There might even be more Philly fans at the game.  Either way, shout out to their kicker Jake Elliott and his 61 yard game winning FG and to Carson Wentz for putting up his game cheque

Niners +7 over CARDINALS

Taking the points, because why are the Cardinals favoured by a touchdown against anyone???? But especially the Niners who haven’t played since last Thursday, while the Cards played on Monday night.

Raiders +3 over BRONCOS

The Raiders let me down last week.  They did not show up at all in Washington, but I still have faith they will bounce back and at least cover a FG

SEAHAWKS -13 over Colts

I try and take the points whenever we’re dealing with double digit spreads, but I just can’t do it here.  Seattle hasn’t looked good yet for a full game this season.  So this should be the week.  The Colts should just pack it in.  Shout out to Doug Baldwin and Michael Bennett on CNN the other night.

CHIEFS -7 over Redskins

I’m so in on the Chiefs.  At some point this season my pal Alex Smith will let me down, but for now I’M ALL IN on Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill.  Don’t mess this up Andy….

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WEEK 3 NFL FIX

 

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Ok so it’s been a crazy week.  Came back from a wedding in Cancun on Wednesday, back to work Thursday.  Recorded our #YouKilledIt podcast about MTV’s The Challenge last night, edited the podcast overnight:

https://onblastpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/you-killed-it-ep-32-dont-be-the-first-to-fall-asleep/

and then back to work on Friday.  And now I’m here for week 3 of our #OnBlast NFL picks.  First off, shout out to the Niners for one of the strangest covers in recent memory.  And yes I did have the Niners +3 over the Rams.  Don’t forget my Thursday night football picks are always on my Instagram page sometime BEFORE kickoff: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZUlokwHTH9/?taken-by=sheldonalexander

The Niners might be “the good” bad team this year.  They’ll lose games, but they’re frisky and hang around…and cover spreads.

Either way, that moves me to 2-1 on #TNF for the season and continues the hot streak.  I’ve bounced back from a rough start to the season with an 11-5 week 2 performance.  So let’s keep things going.

HOME TEAMS IN CAPS

Ravens -3.5 over JAGS (In London)

The Ravens D is LEGIT and so next up is…Blake Bortles…I’ll take it.  Can’t lie, the extra half point has me nervous….but I’d need at least a TD if I were to bet on the Jags here.

Falcons -3 over LIONS

Matt Stafford has looked great this season, but I’m still not a believer until they beat someone better than the Cardinals or Giants.  Detroit native Draymond Green isn’t one to shy away from a great quote.  Warrior’s media day took place on Friday and Draymond was asked what he said to Kevin Durant after he found out about his “twitter-gate” saga.  Let’s just say Mr. Green didn’t disappoint

Never change Draymond….never change.

COLTS +1.5 over Browns

How can I possibly take the Browns as favourites against anybody?  Nope, not even against the Colts.  Serious question, when was the last time the Browns were ROAD FAVOURITES?!?!?! Also, interesting note: Hue Jackson is 2-22 as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.  CLEEEEEEEVVVLANNNND THIS IS FOR YOOOOUUUUUUUUUU.  Side note, I’m so in on the Indians, so my tradition of writing about other Cleveland teams while betting against the Browns will continue for yet another season.

BILLS +3 over Broncos

Of course we all love home dogs and so I wanted to take the Bills here.  But for some reason, I can picture myself getting so upset on Sunday afternoon after being let down by Buffalo yet again.  I mean of course they’d let me down….it’s the Bills right?  So, based off of that look into the future and the fact the Broncos D dominated the Cowboys running game, I was gonna roll with Von and company.  And then I remembered this magical video….

How can I go against love…never change Bills Mafia.  Never Change

Texans +14 over PATS

Too many points.  Normally I just take the double digit points automatically, but in this case I have to take the Texans because I’m just not sure the Pats are as good as they looked last week.  Brady lit up the Saints in the first half, but the Texans should be able to slow down the Pats at least a little bit….or at least to cover two touchdowns.

Dolphins -6 over JETS

Under normal circumstances I’d take the Jets as home dogs in a divisional game.  But Jay Cutler looked solid in his debut against the Chargers…..and oh yeah….the Jets stink.  Maybe they should sign this High School kid Cameron Baker from Iowa.

Saints +5.5 over PANTHERS

Cam hasn’t looked good at all this season.  He’ll bust out eventually, but I just don’t think it will be this week against a division rival.  Also, I just can’t see the Saints going 0-3 and the Panthers going 3-0.  But that’s just me, so I’m taking the points.

Giants +6 over EAGLES

If the Giants go 0-3 they’re in BIG trouble in the NFC East and your boy Ben McAdoo might be out of a job.  Odell needs to do something soon because my fantasy team depends on it.  But while the city of New York searches for answers, one man may have already found the problem.  And his name is Don La Greca

Steelers -7 over BEARS

I think I’m going to fade the Bears for the next few weeks in my survivor pool.  At least until Money Mitch gets a chance.  And yes I just made up the nickname Money Mitch.

Bucs -2.5 over VIKINGS

Are the Bucs for real?  I’m not sure, but I’m interested to see their offence go up against that Vikings D.  Sam Bradford isn’t that good….but him being out forces me to go with the Bucs here.

Seahawks +3 over TITANS

I feel like I’m taking way too many road teams this week.  Something’s gotta give right?  How did the Seahawks almost lose to the Niners?  I’m giving the Seahawks one more week and on top of that…..I’ll fully believe in the Titans going forward if they put in work against the Legion of Boom.

Bengals +7.5 over PACKERS

The Packers are banged up and I love the extra half point the Bengals are getting as everyone begins to write the Andy Dalton obit pieces.  Hopefully their new offensive coordinator can figure out how to feed AJ Green the ball.

Chiefs -3 over CHARGERS

The Chargers move to LA hasn’t gone too well, as they have nothing even close to a home field advantage.  LA is and will always be only a Lakers town.  Speaking of the Lakers, Derek Fisher is on Dancing with the Stars.  To be honest, I question if Derek Fisher has any real friends, because honestly would you let one of your boys do this on national tv?

Raiders -3 over WASHINGTON

I’m taking the Raiders just because of Derek Carr’s performance in this commercial for the Educational Employees Credit Union

Cowboys -3 over CARDS

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