Yeah baby! It is football time again and I don’t know about you but I am ready to roll. Week 1 is kind of a tricky week when it comes to putting in your line-up since you haven’t seen many of the starters go for full games. But the good news is, everybody is in the same boat and you are reading this.
Miles Austin (DAL) – Yeah I know Dez is a beast and is on the other side but Miles will most definitely get his. First of all he is finally healthy, is looking good in the preseason and Miles is drawing praise from his coach. Next, the Giants secondary is in shambles. And finally, last year in two games against them he had a total of 13 catches for 206 yards with a TD. Not too shaby!
Right now the online football betting sites have the over/under at 49 which tells me that the boys in Vegas are thinking there are gonna be some points scored in this one. Look for 8 catches for a 110 and 2 TD’s.
(CAR) I like Williams this year just not this week with the Seahawks D in town. It will be stuff city all day long. Look for 40 yards at 0 TD’s.
(SF) – This is kind of a two for one considering he will be a hot waiver wire prospect next week considering he likely hasn’t been drafted in most leagues. He’s been tearing it up in the preseason (7 for 87 and 2 TD’s in 2 preseason games).
Plus his QB is talking him up every chance he gets. Patton will be making plays while the Packers focus on Davis and Bolden. I say he goes 5 for 105 and a 30+ yard TD.
Before we kick things off this Thursday I just wanted to get this out there. I think that it is time that NFL Kickoff Sunday be proclaimed a national holiday.
That’s right, it should be right up there with holidays like Labor Day and New Years and we should all get Monday off of work. Is that too much to ask? I mean check out the following scenarios, they sure sound like holidays to me.
Usually one of the guys has a little get together at his house. There’s usually one large TV and one or two smaller TV’s fired up. No action should go unseen and channel changing becomes an art. With mutliple games present on two or more channels, a view of even a seconds worth of a commercial is absolutely inexcusable. And these days there needs to be a solid Wi-Fi connection for access to track fantasy stats and sports betting sites.
For those of you who attend the games there is the ultra contagious buzz – natural or otherwise – floating from football fan to football fan. The team colors plastered everywhere the eye can see. And then the comes the kickoff, the roar of the crowd and the anticipation of every play. Everyone’s teams a contender on opening day and life is all good at least until half time.
And lets not forget the food and drink. The smells of beer, brats and other glorious meats permeate the air. Nothing like the smell of borderline indigestion be beckoning you during breaks in the action.
Bottom line, whether you’re at the stadium, at the local watering hole, in someones living room or in a casino sports betting room, life is good on opening day and it would be that much better if we didn’t have to worry about working on Monday.
Oh and just to clarify, Thursday nights opener kind of doesn’t count as “the opener” in my opinion. Kieth Urban and two teams just doesn’t count. Opening day is enjoying multiple games at once.
Anyway, that is my two cents.
Yahoo Fantasy Football Rankings is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers are extremely confident that they can make an Alex Smith trade during this offseason.
With that said, the backup quarterback did not receive much interest during last offseason when he was a free agent.
In order for a trade with San Francisco to be executed, an NFL team must send the 49ers compensation on top of paying Smith the $8.5 million salary that he is owed for the upcoming season.
However, if San Francisco does end up finding a team interested, for example the Cleveland Browns, they can dictate what team they pull the trigger on an Alex Smith trade with, and would be able to keep him from signing with a division rival such as the Arizona Cardinals.