Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 8

By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper Back to back winning weeks and now on a 17-11 ATS run. Let’s keep this money flowing in Week 8 with my biggest betting card this season.  Record ATS: 47-51 Over/Under: 6-8 Leans: 19-16 Friday, Oct. 18 Marshall @ FAU (-4.5, 58.5) Scoop: Home team has won 3 straight in this series and Lane Kiffin’s Owls have now won 4 … Continue reading Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 8

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Saving Patrick Mahomes from himself should trump competing in 2019 for the Chiefs

by Jordy McElroy After converting a quarterback sneak on a fourth down in the red zone, a few audible gasps could be heard before a deafening silence swooped over Empower Field at Mile High on Thursday night. Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ otherworldly gunslinger behind center, remained on the ground in complete distraught after dislocating his right knee cap. A devastating moment that must … Continue reading Saving Patrick Mahomes from himself should trump competing in 2019 for the Chiefs

Could the Patriots Reach re-signing Antonio Brown Level of Desperation?

by Jordy McElroy Every talking head known to man has spent the last few weeks twisting their brains into pretzels trying to figure out ways for the New England Patriots to improve their sluggish offense. Who would have thought the man with the best idea in the room could be troubled former five-time All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown? “[If] you guys follow the Patriots, tell them … Continue reading Could the Patriots Reach re-signing Antonio Brown Level of Desperation?

Was Earl Thomas’ Hit on Mason Rudolph Blatant enough to warrant a Suspension?

by Jordy McElroy A deafening silence befell Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon with thousands of onlookers watching medical personnel administer emergency aid to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, who lied motionless on the ground after absorbing a devastating hit from Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas. It was a sobering reality that rattled every fan out of their desensitized comas to the violent nature of football, … Continue reading Was Earl Thomas’ Hit on Mason Rudolph Blatant enough to warrant a Suspension?

AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

by Jordy McElroy After a 27-3 blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in front of a primetime audience on Monday Night Football, a wave of a heartbeat emerged on the electrocardiogram machine hooked to the declining Pittsburgh Steelers. A tremendous defensive effort coupled with an efficient performance by second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph has given the Steelers hope of a fighting chance in the AFC North. … Continue reading AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

by Jordy McElroy On a beautiful night in Wisconsin, if only for a moment in time, the Green Bay Packers looked like Super Bowl contenders again. Aaron Rodgers was doing things only Aaron Rodgers can do, DaVante Adams was having a career night and the defense was stifling a Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles offense. Thursday Night Football looked to be a statement game rather than … Continue reading Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants

by Jordy McElroy Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a front row seat to Sunday’s eulogy for his tenure with the New York Giants. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ throwing arm was the preacher, and the diverse group of offensive weapons that used to belong to Manning were his pallbearers. A game-winning fourth quarter drive with a climactic rushing touchdown by the No. 6 overall … Continue reading Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants

Monday Night Meltdown should be the Last Straw for Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

by Jordy McElroy As the primetime spotlight of Monday Night Football shined directly on FedEx Field, there was no hiding the fact that Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden was clearly in over his head. Quarterback Case Keenum might have been the crash test dummy for the Chicago Bears’ vaunted defense, but Gruden was the one absorbing the kind of hits you don’t come back from. … Continue reading Monday Night Meltdown should be the Last Straw for Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

If Antonio Brown Avoids Criminal Charges, Another Team will Roll the Dice

by Jordy McElroy If Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots couldn’t handle the swelling headache that is Antonio Brown, what other team could possibly succeed in taking on the disturbing baggage that comes with arguably the best receiver in football? Someone out there will be naïve enough to try. We’ve seen it time and time again in the NFL with players getting second, third … Continue reading If Antonio Brown Avoids Criminal Charges, Another Team will Roll the Dice

Jaguars Should try to Mend Bridges with Jalen Ramsey

by Jordy McElroy Kiss and make up time? Cue the typical airport scene in every romantic film. All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is attempting to board a flight out of town to a new city and opportunity, while the disheveled Jacksonville Jaguars race through the airport to spill their heart into a million pieces, begging him to stay. Tears, regrets and future promises are exchanged before … Continue reading Jaguars Should try to Mend Bridges with Jalen Ramsey