Gopher

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Gopher last won the day on January 2

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  1. ** SMACKBOWL RESULTS WEEK 2 **

    He's got 70 on me, with three less players left. Players we don't have in common.... Him - NE Def, CJ Ham, MIN ST Me - Lewis, Amendola, JAC Def, Keenum, Murray, Thielen If it's a NE-MIN Super Bowl, I like my chances of making up those 70 points. But, it goes without saying that my chances lie heavily with that SB matchup in mind. If Philly or Jacksonville wins this week, my chances go out the window (while I would think he still has a chance, at least as long as one of the two makes it).
  2. Just over 24 hours until kickoff. I've got about 50 paid participants, with a few more lineups than that already set. It's really hard to say what the final tally will be, because there are at least a few returning participants that will set their lineups at the last minute (tonight or in the morning), but I would guess that we will be in the same ball park as the last two years (around 70 people total). Maybe even a few more. This is a great way to make the NFL playoffs a bit more interesting. Overall winner will be taking home somewhere in the range of $500. And, in the past two years, out of nine possible payouts, I paid eight and nine different winners (in 2015 and 2016) respectively. In other words, it's a great combination of paying out a decent top prize, but also spreading the pot around a bit. If you want in, or know somebody else who does, post here or send me a PM with your/their preferred email address.
  3. Bump for anybody else who wants a crack at this.....
  4. Wild card lines discussion

    It’s now up to 6.5, which is still the smallest of the weekend (or at least tied for the smallest).
  5. Wild card lines discussion

    I will add this.... Maybe "pretender" was a poor choice of words. I'm certainly not implying that the Rams aren't deserving of the 3-seed, or that their winning the division was a fluke. Their improvement year-over-year is certainly impressive, and I would expect that they will continue to improve, and probably be a regular contender in the NFC for years to come. I just think it's likely that they're a year away from really making some noise in the playoffs. Maybe even two years.
  6. Wild card lines discussion

    If I'm picking straight up winners, I'm probably picking the Rams to beat the Falcons as well. My original response was in regards to whether or not the line in that game was reasonable, and I think it is/was. Should they win? Sure. Will they win? Probably. But, it wouldn't exactly be a shocker if they didn't. I agree that the NFC is pretty much wide open. But, like I said before, that premise makes Atlanta a potential threat, just as much as it does anybody else. Is Atlanta likely to win 3 road games? Probably not. On the other hand, is that really any more far-fetched than LA potentially winning three straight (including possibly two on the road)? I don't think so. Atlanta's playoff experience somewhat makes up for LA's home field advantage, in my opinion. This will be Matt Ryan's 9th playoff game. This will be Goff's first. Not to mention, if I had to pick a place to win a road game, among the possible home venues in this year's playoffs, it would probably be LA. There is no clear-cut "favorite" in the NFC. But, if you're asking who has more playoff experience than the Rams, the answer would be everybody. Brees, Ryan, and Newton have all played in Super Bowls. Philly has reached the playoffs five times since the Rams last did, and while Minnesota hasn't been there a lot, they've still been there four times since the Rams last playoff appearance. Not four games, but four different seasons. More importantly, Minnesota destroyed the Rams six weeks ago.... 45 yards rushing, and ONE rushing first down, allowed in the game. As a Vikings fan, if I'm picking a team that I'm most comfortable facing in two weeks, it's undoubtedly the Rams. Certainly, the Rams could beat them. But, I'd rather have to beat Goff than Brees or Newton, if for no other reason than playoff experience (or lack thereof).
  7. Wild card lines discussion

    When I say pretender, I'm simply talking about whether or not they're a legitimate threat to make/win the SB. Not saying it's impossible, but it's unlikely. Typically, up-and-coming teams like the Rams don't make the SB in their first playoff try. The ones that do usually have an elite QB or a very good defense. I don't think the Rams have either one of those things at this point. I'm not saying that they won't at some point, and I'm not saying it's impossible for them to make a playoff run. I'm saying that most people probably don't think the Rams are a front-runner to reach the SB, even with Philly and MIN playing backup QB's. That doesn't mean that they're not a legitimately good team. But, in the playoffs, experience counts for a lot. They have none.
  8. SPIT tournament info

    You might be thinking of the Smack Bowl. I looked up the past winners of SPIT, and the closest you came was a runner-up finish in '09.
  9. Black Monday Tomorrow

    Hiring a first-time head coach, only to fire him after one season, makes about as much sense as people who try fad diets that advertise "results in 30 days," only to switch to another one two weeks into it. Hiring Joseph may have been a bad move in the first place, but how do you know at this point? Firing him would be an even worse move. Like someone else said, you pretty much committed to giving him at least a couple of years when you hired him (or at least that's what anyone with a fair amount of common sense would assume).
  10. Black Monday Tomorrow

    Haircut looks about right.
  11. SPIT tournament info

    I didn't get an invite right away, either, but any returning participant should be able to log in (from the "All My Leagues" page) pretty easily. I did receive an email today, so maybe DMD re-sent them? You may be right, but it's not you. You won last year, I won the year before.
  12. Be safe tonight!!

    And..... I’m pretty sure she was younger than your kids. NTTAWWT.
  13. Be safe tonight!!

    I think you’re confusing her number with the bill she handed you.
  14. CA Huddler Meet-up

    Well, there goes any chance of me participating in Mystery Huddler some day.