On Hiatus

Hey everyone who’s still checking up on me, I think it’s time I finally get around to making a post as short as this one will be.

You’ll probably notice I missed my football post this past week and am about to miss another. It’s probably going to lie unfinished this season unfortunately.

Real life has kicked things up a notch and something has to give. I decided it was the blog that had to sit on the back burner. I’m still playing games and playing Magic and I still have thoughts, just lacking the time and motivation to write. This isn’t my first rodeo, and I know I’ll bounce back I’m just not sure when.

I’m moving again come January, so it’s likely I won’t have internet for a little while after moving so I wouldn’t be able to post anyway.

My little family is getting their own house though, and it will Mark the first time in years that I’ll have a place without family or roommates. Just me, my girl and my son. I’m looking forward to it more than I can express here.

I’d say it’s a good bet that blogging will resume a regular schedule come this time next month. I should have plenty to share by then as well.

I’ll see you around. Also, Happy holidays!

By The Numbers: Week 15, 2019

Would you believe it, the season is already almost over. This portion of the year is always difficult because either your team is poised for a playoff run, or already knows the season is finished and they’ll be watching the games on TV come January. It’s also a tough time because of the fact that the season is close to ending and then we have a sports drought until the fall of the following year. Well, at least that’s the difficult part for me, because I don’t really pay attention to other sports. It is exciting though when you get to December already knowing that you’ll be in the playoffs, and the only thing that matters now is the seeding. Green Bay holds the #2 seed at present, but we have a stretch of three division games to close out the year, and that means if we win out we’ll hold on (or if the niners catastrophically fall off we might even steal the top seed). The Bears seem to have come around, but they do have to play at Lambeau this weekend, so I think we have the advantage. Next week it’s the Vikings who are trying to keep their wildcard spot, so that should be one of the most important games of the year. Lastly we play the Lions who don’t have anything to play for statistically, but I don’t see them letting us walk all over them either. Let’s see how I did with my picks last week:

Cowboys 21, Bears 20
Panthers 20, Falcons 17
Ravens 28, Bills 21 – Correct
Browns 21, Bengals 13 – Correct
Packers 30, Redskins 14 – Correct
Texans 31, Broncos 17
Vikings 28, Lions 23 – Correct
Saints 24, 49ers 21
Dolphins 17, Jets 10
Colts 21, Buccs 20
Jags 27, Chargers 23
Steelers 28, Cardnials 21 – Correct
Patriots 24, Chiefs 20
Titans 21, Raiders 16 – Correct
Seahawks 27, Rams 13
Eagles 24, Giants 10 – Correct

Week Score: 7-9
Season Score: 124-84

Another middling week sets my score back a little bit, but that’s okay. Green Bay’s win over the Redskins gave us our tenth of the season, and we’ll absolutely be in the playoffs come January. Will we be a one and done team though? That’s the real question. Another big question is how crazy was that 49ers – Saints game? I really expected our game against the 9ers to be more like it, but we got trounced. I think it will be a different story in January if it comes down to it, but they have been our achilles heel in the past. Time will tell I suppose. Let’s make picks for Week 15 and get out of here, eh?

Ravens 28, Jets 14
Seahawks 30, Panthers 7
Patriots 31, Bengals 10
Buccs 27, Lions 20
Packers 31, Bears 24
Chiefs 27, Broncos 13
Giants 20, Dolphins 17
Bills 20, Steelers 19
Titans 21, Texans 16
Eagles 24, Redskins 10
Browns 17, Cards 13
Raiders 25, Jags 13
Rams 23, Cowboys 17
49ers 27, Falcons 24
Vikings 28, Chargers 21
Saints 35, Colts 14

We’ll check back in next week with more picks and scores and commentary. Until then.

By The Numbers: Week 14, 2019

I didn’t watch much football this past week. My game landed early on the first and by the time I got home from work it was mostly over. I did watch the highlights but that was about it. I watched bits and pieces of games during Thanksgiving, but seeing as how family and friends were around I spent more time socializing and eating food than paying attention to games. I didn’t watch the Monday night game either. But I did accomplish one thing that I hadn’t done to this point in the season, I finally got the score of a game right on top of picking the correct victor. As such I’m awarding myself a bonus point for the feat. Here’s my picks from last week:

Bears 24, Lions 21 – Correct
Cowboys 23, Bills 20
Saints 28, Falcons 13 – Correct
Ravens 20, 49ers 17 – Correct – score was correct too, bonus point
Panthers 27, Redskins 14
Jets 21, Bengals 10
Colts 20, Titans 10
Buccs 17, Jags 13 – Correct
Chiefs 24, Raiders 21 – Correct
Eagles 27, Dolphins 16
Packers 28, Giants 13 – Correct
Rams 27, Cards 13 – Correct
Browns 21, Steelers 17
Chargers 24, Broncos 21
Patriots 30, Texans 24
Seahawks 23, Vikings 19 – Correct

Week Score: 8 + bonus = 9-8
Season Score: 117-75

I would have had a middling week but that additional point helped keep my score higher. I came pretty close in the Packers/Giants game as well, missing by only a field goal on the Packers side. Let’s see if I can’t get something like this going again for week 14.

Cowboys 21, Bears 20
Panthers 20, Falcons 17
Ravens 28, Bills 21
Browns 21, Bengals 13
Packers 30, Redskins 14
Texans 31, Broncos 17
Vikings 28, Lions 23
Saints 24, 49ers 21
Dolphins 17, Jets 10
Colts 21, Buccs 20
Jags 27, Chargers 23
Steelers 28, Cardnials 21
Patriots 24, Chiefs 20
Titans 21, Raiders 16
Seahawks 27, Rams 13
Eagles 24, Giants 10

We’ll check back in next week to see how I did.