Sunday, November 27, 2011

NFL Week 12: Post-Thanksgiving Stuffing

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Mine consisted of laying around at my parents on their recliner, drinking beer, watching football, eating, drinking beer, napping, farting and being proud of it, and watching my man beg for mercy as I hit for the cycle against his punk ass.

Yeah, it sucks to be you if you don't follow @sportsyack on twitter. Otherwise, you missed out on a 3-0 Turkey Thursday by yours truly. Documented, not counting the Thanksgiving Day massacre we delivered to our man, we're now 10 games over .500 for the season. This is shaping up to be an even better NFL season for The Yack than last year's brilliance. Being 10 games over .500 with 6 weeks to go, puts us on about a 17 games over pace, which would pummel last year's season tally of 35-25-3. As always, you're welcome, you degenerates.

Houston(-6) at Jacksonville
I don't care who is quarterbacking the Texans, this game is an easy cover, and this line an absolute joke. For starters, the Jaguars can't score. They've managed to score more than 17 points just twice. In fact, in their last 5 games they've scored 13,12,14,17, and 10. And that 17 pointer was against the god awful Colts, and 14 of those 17 were scored in latter part of the 4th Quarter. (We know, because we had the Jags that day, and we were sweating bullets)

This just in, unsuspecting fan of the NFL who had no idea that the Texans have the #1 ranked defense in the league, the Houston Texans have the #1 ranked defense in the league! Couple that with the return of Andre Johnson, and the hotter than a firecracker running of Arian Foster, and like we said, it doesn't matter who the Texans put behind center. Texans 24-10.

Cleveland at Cincy(-7)
Speaking of teams who can't score, in the Browns last 5 outings, they're averaging just over 10 points per game on offense. And we don't like the Browns in this spot here AT ALL, facing a Bengals team who can score, can defend, and whose coming off two consecutive tough losses to divisional opponents.

The Browns are no slouches on defense, in fact they're 4th in the league, slightly better than the 5th ranked Bengals. However, the Bengals have scored 23 or more points in 6 of their last 7 games, and we're big fans of that ginger/Judge Patrick look alike, Andy Dalton.

Dalton is making a very under the radar play for rookie of the year, NFL writer who already had Cam Newton notched in by week 4. And although Newton is pummeling Dalton in the yards thrown for category, Dalton's TD-INT ratio is considerably better than Newton's, 15-12 vs 12-14. I'm sure as soon as the main stream media realizes this little bit of information, they'll go after Dalton's religious views. Bengals big.

New England/Philadelphia (Over 51)
These two teams like to sit back in shotgun and throw the ball. And although New England has kept it close to the vest defensively the past couple weeks, they're still giving up 404 yards per game, which equates to DFL in the entire NFL.

Both of these teams have played 4 out of their last 5 games UNDER. And Philly's defense- for all the shit they've taken by making their former water boy or coffee runner or whomever they made their defensive coordinator this year, has shaped up to be not too shabby, 12th overall. However, here is how this game shapes up today:

New England will throw the ball a lot, and Philly's defense will not be able to keep them in check. But on the otherside of the ball, Philly will exploit New England extremely porous defense, and this game is going to turn into a track meet. Don't be surprised to see a final score that resembles Andy Reid's waist line, and that fat fuck isn't wearing anything in the 30s. Over

Last Week 2-1 ATS
YTD 22-12-3 ATS

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NFL Week 11: We Continue To Pummel Our Man

Buffalo at Miami(Under 44)
The Dolphins somehow are favorites for the second week in a row, after starting their season 0-7. Buffalo has lost 3 out of 4, after starting off 4-1. We're not quite sure how the Bills are dogs in this spot, and that is exactly why we're staying away from a side here. However, the total is quite appealing. The Dolphins have played in 8 straight unders, and these two teams have played 4 of 5 unders in the last 5 played in South Beach. Play the Under, and if you're really bored, play a Buffalo/Under parlay and/or tease.

Oakland at Minnesota(-1)
This game doesn't look sexy on paper, but I've been looking at this game all week, and I can't contain my Adrian Peter, son. The Vikings are back home in the friendly confines of a building whose roof collapsed last winter. The last time they played at home, they took a 17-13 lead into halftime against the undefeated Packers, and then you can guess what happened next. In fact, the maligned 2-7 Vikings have blown 5 second half leads this year, 3 of which have come at home.

Oakland sucks, just like the rest of the AFC West. They've lost 2 of 3, all to other AFC West shitty teams, and now they're on the road (for the second straight week) against an NFC team whose record is a bit deceptive.

The before mentioned Adrian Peterson, and his 4.7 yards per carry, will have a field day against the league's 25th ranked run defense. And don't sleep on Jared Allen's league leading 13.5 sacks. Carson Palmer and his, "I don't need to play, I have enough money in the bank" schtick, will be up close and personal with Allen and the other Purple People Eaters all day. This is a friggin boat race. Vikings

San Diego at Chicago(-3.5)
I wasn't sure why the Bills were dogs at Miami, but I'm sure as to why the Bears are only laying 3.5 at home to a horseshit Chargers team; Vegas has no faith in Jay Cutler. Or maybe he's getting no credit, as the Bears scored 21 non offensive generated points last week, in the butt thumping they gave divisional foe Detroit.

In any case, the Bears have won 4 in a row, and 5 out of their last 6. And during this 4 game winning streak, Cutler has thrown just 2 picks. Hell, Rex Grossman has throw two picks from the time I started writing this post, and that fat bastard is sitting at home eating Oreo cookie ice cream.

Have a little faith in Cutler, folks. He's not turning the ball over, he's being protected, and the Bears defense and special teams speak for themselves (see last week). The Chargers have lost 4 in a row, and are going nowhere fast. And you NEVER BET ON NORV. Bears

Last Week 2-1 ATS
YTD 20-11-3 ATS

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Racial Double Standard When Critiquing Tim Tebow

This is not a defense of Tim Tebow's skill set or lack there of. In fact, it appears that his abilities as a conventional NFL quarterback are limited. This is just an observation on the non-stop criticism he takes from the cynical main stream media.

When it comes to critiquing Tim Tebow, it appears that the flood gates are wide open on him. And although most won't admit it, there is no question in our mind, that his race, among other things, has allowed for this free for all. Its actually the pink elephant in the room, people. So why don't we have a big boy conversation, as Colin Cowherd might say.

Deion Sanders even asked Tebow about it on the NFL Network's post game show following the Broncos Thursday night win against the Jets. Sanders wanted to know "Why is there so much anger, hate, disdain- is it your faith?" Well, that certainly is part of it.

Many, I'm sure, are resentful of Tebow's abilities to lead his team to victory, running around like a helter skelter, completing very few passes along the way. Many are resentful of his squeaky clean image, his religious views, etc. He's an easy mark, we get that. We live in a cynical society, and none of this surprises me.

But what allows for people in the press, both white and black, to constantly rail on this guy without any regard for consequence, is the fact that he is white.

Let's face it, it allows for a more open conversation. We live in a society when at times its open season on everything white, and if you call out or question anything black, you're a racist. Its ok to use certain words or phrases when critiquing or railing on the white athlete.

Case in point, Bomani Jones. You can often see him on ESPN's Around The Horn. As a follower of his on twitter, we have seen the countless tweets and retweets on Tebow, and how much Tebow's unconventional success seems to irk Jones. And it borders on obsessive, check his timeline for yourself.

Just minutes after Thursday night's come from behind win against the Jets, Jones tweeted, "worst part is i have no problem with tebow at all. he's just not good. my problem, as always, is with stoooopid."

Just yesterday, some guy named Drew Sharp, who writes for the Detroit Free Press, was on Jim Rome's television show, also on ESPN. When talking about Tebow, Mr. Sharp said that the only way Tebow would work in Denver over the long run, was if Coach John Fox "dumb downed" the offense.

"Dumb downed" the offense, huh? Wow.

Now the before mentioned journalists ARE black, and Tebow's criticism does come from both sides when it comes to race, but can you imagine if Bob Ryan or Mike Lupica, two white journalists, while talking about a black quarterback, said that the only way that he would succeed was if his coach "dumb downed" the offense? Or after his 4th win in 5 tries, they took to twitter and talked about how much the player sucked, or referred to him as "stoopid"?

No need to imagine, because you'll never hear or see that.

As I said, the free flowing criticism of Tebow comes from both races, and in this case, Tebow's own(white) coach, John Fox. On Monday, Fox said of Tebow that Tebow "would be screwed" if he were forced to run a conventional offense. Hardly the comments you'd hear a coach say about a black quarterback in our society, and obviously the comments of a coach who is probably not thrilled with his starter's 4-1record, but that's an entirely different conversation.

But that's the difference between the MSM's critique of athletes as it pertains to race. Its exactly why last year, non-stop book promotional tour, patter of his own back author John Feinstein, weighed in on the Donovan McNabb situation in Washington.

Again, with what appears to be a lack of regard for consequence(because there is none), John Junior claimed that a career NFL coach, with 27 years as either an assistant or head coach, who works in a league that is about 70% black, used "racial coding" when explaining why he benched McNabb.

No word that we know of from Feinstein this year, regarding McNabb's benching from his new coach in Minnesota, Leslie Frazier, and whether or not there was any "racial coding" involved in that benching, but most likely not, since Frazier is black as well.

Its a double standard, period. And if its not, can I get Warren Moon to weigh in on this subject?

Earlier this year, prior to the NFL Draft, Moon expressed his displeasure with the media's scrutiny of soon to be Carolina Panther, Cam Newton. Here is Moon's quote from March, from a PFT post: “A lot of the criticism he’s receiving is unfortunate and racially based. I thought we were all past this. I don’t see other quarterbacks in the draft being criticized by the media or fans about their smile or called a phony. He’s being held to different standards from white quarterbacks.I thought we were past all this stuff about African-American quarterbacks, but I guess we’re not."

That quote is almost laughable, in light of the polarizing effect Tebow has on the media and fans.

I'd ask you to pay attention to the critiques of Tebow, and make judgement for yourself, both in the amount and types of criticism. You'll most likely see the lightning rod that is Tim Tebow, drawing certain types of criticism that if were uttered about his black counterpart, would get those critics crucified.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

NFL Week 10: Back On Top of The Mountain

I would stop reading right now if you want winners. The Yack has been hotter than a firecracker as of late, and we're due to come crashing down harder than a delusional Redskin fan after Week 4 of this NFL season. Documented 7-1-1 last three weeks, we're also in 1st place of a Junkies fan "league", that has over 70 donks picking every game against the number each week. And since Sunday night: Ravens +3, Bears +9, UNC -9, and last night(Friday), the Caps on the moneyline. Winners, winners, multiple chicken dinners. So like I said, you can stop reading now.

Jacksonville(-3) at Indy
Lets get right into it. This is our NFL November game of the month. The Jags are much, much better than their 2-6 record indicates. Coming off a bye, the Jags last 3 games include a should've cover at 6-3 Houston(ended up pushing, gave up very late 4th QTR score), an easy cover and win on MNF vs. 6-2 Baltimore, and a tough 17-13 loss at 6-3 Pittsburgh in which they DID cover, and in the losing effort ran for 133 yards.

In summary, thats a 2-0-1 ATS record over the last month, vs teams whose combined record is 18-8.

We love the Jags here. As we've documented before, the Colts punted this season a long time ago. They've become a shell of themselves since shelving Peyton, and the only question/conversation this team seems to create anymore, is what they'll do if given the opportunity to draft 1st next April.

The Jags have the 11th best run offense, which will bode well against the Colts worst ranked defense. The Jags defense, 3rd in the entire league, will have no problem containing whatever cast of scabs Jim Irsay opts to send out on the field, as he plans his firing of Jim Caldwell, in between his tweets of telling us how the weather is. Can you say 24-13? Jaguars

Washington(+4) at Miami
I don't care how piss poor the Redskins have looked the past 4- errrrrr, 7 weeks. I just don't see how a team(Miami) who has lost 10 of their last 11 at home, finally won last week after starting the season 0-7, is now all of the sudden laying points. And considering the on field "talent", 4 points is A LOT in this game.

The Redskins, through all the injuries and drama at the QB position, still lead the league in fewest penalties committed, and their defense is 2nd in the league overall, in Red Zone defense when it comes to fewest Touchdowns allowed. 17-13 Redskins

NY Giants at San Fran(-3.5)
Playing the "let down" angle here, among other things. Expect the Giants' last minute emotional win last week at New England, to affect their play this week against a pretty good 49er team. Not to mention we love to play against teams who are on the back end of consecutive roadies.

The 49ers are running the ball to the tune of 137/per game. The Giants are a not so great 24th in the league in run defense. The last time the Giants went roadie-roadie, they were at Philly and like here, flew across country and were dead to rights vs the Cardinals, but somehow managed a miracle at the end.

Eli has been very Jeckyl and Hyde this year (Great vs New England, horrible in a 3 INT loss at home to Seattle in Wk 5). Frisco is no joke. Their resume includes wins at Detroit (6-2) and at Cincy (6-2). No last minute heroics for Eli this week. 23-16 49ers

Last Week 3-0 ATS
YTD 18-10-3 ATS

Friday, November 11, 2011

Carnac The Magnificent Stops By Sportsyack Radio

In a week that featured the lewd details of the "WE ARE PEDOPHILE STATE!" scandal and the Wilson Ramos kidnapping, Sportsyack Radio was more than ready for Carnac The Magnificent and his boy Ed McMahan to help lighten up the mood. The two dead celebrities graced the boys with their infamous answer/question bit, and you can listen to it right here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NFL Week 9: Its Hockey Season in Washington

Atlanta(-6.5) at Indy
Two weeks ago Jim Caldwell walked off the field by himself following a 62-7 dismantling at the hands of the Saints. Jeff Saturday looked lost and disinterested the same night, making the same walk Caldwell did. And between the talk surrounding whether or not the Colts will draft Andrew Luck if they get the chance, and how both Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay respond when that question is brought up, does anyone in the organization give a shit about THIS season? No, they don't.

Mike Smith and the Falcons are an impressive 7-1 ATS in their last 8 versus a team with a losing record. The Falcons will continue getting to or at least around, the position they were predicted to be in prior to the start of the season. No problems here for Matty Ice and crew. Falcons

Seattle(+11) at Dallas
Doesn't the betting public know that the Seahawks are NFC East road killers? Well, they've actually only played one NFC East team this year, and it was on the road, and they did get it done. Nonetheless, thats the angle I'm taking here.

Coming off a national televised ass thumping, the Cowboys have lost 3 out of 4 and continue to uninspire. Kind of like the Redskins. This is a game in which Dallas lets Seattle hang around just long enough to piss you off late if you're "down" on the Boys. Seahawks

Cincy(+1.5) at Tennessee
We were wondering(and concerned as to) why the Bengals were getting 3-3.5 points here, until we woke up this morning and see that the Vegas smart money has finally started rolling in on the striped ones. The Bengals have won 4 straight and boast the league's #2 ranked defense. They're also protecting their rookie QB pretty well, allowing the 3rd lowest amount of sacks(11) in the league. The addition of Cedric Benson this week won't hurt either.

The Titans are coming off a win against the winless before mentioned Colts, but were manhandled in consecutive weeks before that, against the Texans and Steelers, both of whom, like the Bengals, have Top 10 defenses.

We're buying into the Bengals. They have a good O-line, great defense, solid run game with Benson, and with protection, the rookie Dalton is effective. We got down on them last week in Vegas at 18/1 to win the AFC, and we're getting down on them today. Bengals

Last Week 1-1-1 ATS
YTD 15-10-3 ATS

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