Welcome back to the Football Hoser, where there's nowhere to go up from here.
We were a miserable 6-10 against the spread and just 9-7 straight up. This was a very strange week, though, with multiple teams (Jacksonville? Tampa Bay?!?) pulling off upsets. Thank you to the Baltimore Ravens, who were unable to stop the vaunted offense of the not-for-long Oakland Raiders, many fine folks were knocked out of their suicide leagues. More importantly, they cost me my Lock. Again.
I have to mention this also. During the Monday Night Football Jets/Colts game this week, Jon Gruden was talking about the strength of New York's defense, even without DT Sheldon Richardson. There was a lull, and then Mike Tirico did a good job of pointing out WHY Richardson was on suspension, namely topping 140 mph in his Bentley.
Of course, that doesn't quite cover the whole situation, as Richardson also was traveling with a 12-year-old kid, a loaded handgun and the "heavy" smell of marijuana in the car. Let's stop trying to make the guys in the NFL who are complete dipshits not seem like complete dipshits. Tell the whole story.
Racists (+4) at NEW YORK GIANTS (44): Does anyone else think Washington might have a legitimate shot at winning the division? The Giants are a tire fire telling THEMSELVES not to score, Dallas is down Romo and Bryant, and the Eagles are ... well, no one knows what the Eagles are -- least of all Chip Kelly. Meanwhile, the Racists have a competent quarterback, a burgeoning star in running back Matt Jones and a crazy dick in the Owner's Box! Still, I think the lesser Manning and company can pull this one out, but it'll be a field goal. GIANTS 21, RACISTS 20.
Lock of the Week: 0-1
Lock of the Week: 0-2