Tony’s Picks: Week 7

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Tony tells you where to put your matchsticks for this week’s NFL games.

 

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Last week: 8-6

Overall: 57-33-1

This week: 14-0

Thursday:

Eagles over Giants

Sunday:

Falcons over Lions

Titans over Steelers

Bengals over Browns

Packers over Texans

Chargers over Jaguars

Saints over Panthers

Bills over Jets

Cowboys over Football Team

Seahawks over Cardinals

49ers over Patriots

Buccaneers over Raiders

Monday:

Rams over Bears

The AG Game of the week:

Chiefs over Broncos

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Berserker
Berserker
10/22/2020 5:46 pm

/rant

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
10/22/2020 2:51 pm

Man that 49ers Pats game is a tough pick. The Pats have no offense and the 49ers are walking wounded.

fishbowl72
10/22/2020 12:22 pm

Just wrote in your other article how the Squealers are overrated. So glad to see you agree. They have one of the easiest schedules outside the NFC East… and 2 of their wins are against the East. The Squealers are where the Chiefs used to live… best mediocre team in their mediocre division, plus playing a weak schedule.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  fishbowl72
10/22/2020 12:29 pm

I hope you’re right because the steelers have a history of peeing in my cheerios.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
10/22/2020 12:20 pm

Pretty sad that we have to choose between watching 2 semi-senile assholes attempt to debate, the alternative is 2 shitty football teams that play in such a shitty division that the game is actually still relevant to the playoff picture, just painful to watch

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  Tony Sommer
10/22/2020 1:00 pm

I wont watch 15 seconds of it. There is not one statement of bullshit that either of them are going to spew that we havent already heard a hundred thousand times. Id rather have my testicles removed with a rusty spoon.
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probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  WaywerdSon
10/22/2020 2:08 pm

Open thread anyone?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 3:47 pm

Why do you ask?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 3:53 pm

Politics are for open threads

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:16 pm

Please no ……

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  rip58lovealways
10/22/2020 4:23 pm

Agree, I’ve had enough. We should stick with football, squirrel hunting and music videos.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:40 pm

How about we talk about that time the KC media basically ran Marv Levy out of town because they liked the way Makovic treated them better?

That’s about both football AND obscene media arrogance.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 4:43 pm

And what about the squirrel hunting ,I did not see a thing about squirrel hunting in there?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  rip58lovealways
10/22/2020 4:47 pm

Oh God, squirrels. Almost as stubbornly selfish as media.

I’m honestly planning to spend around $500 on a suppressor set-up for my .22 just so I can quietly (I live inside city limits) kill one damned squirrel that refuses to leave my backyard no matter how many times I peg him with my BB gun.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:25 pm

Wouldn’t a full-power air rifle be cheaper?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
10/22/2020 5:36 pm

Well, I’ve shot what I think is a near-full-power air rifle (actually a Christmas gift to my dad), and it seemed pretty much as loud as a .22. Not sure if maybe it would actually be legal in city limits though…

But anyhow, I’ve already got the .22.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:47 pm

Whatever floats your boat, though I’d think that even for a .22 you’d need an FFL to get a suppressor. Those cost, and you’ve been talking as though you don’t want to do anything blatantly illegal, a decent air rifle’s what came to mind. How noisy would depend on the make & model, I suppose, though how many pumps you give it matters, too.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
10/22/2020 9:34 pm

Yes, the FFL tax stamp. That’s $100 of it, but really the hardest part because of the paperwork and time. If it was just about $500 worth of buy-able parts, I’d have a dead squirrel already.

But really, the air rifle’s a pretty good idea… I don’t think I want one of the really top end models with the separate air tank, more awkward than I like just aesthetically. But yeah…good idea, I’ll definitely look into that.

Anyhow, I’ve got the kind of neighbors who wouldn’t rat me out for shooting a squirrel.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  rip58lovealways
10/22/2020 4:49 pm

Refer to Berserker, he never fails. 😁

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 5:10 pm

And don’t think I won’t cook and eat that squirrel bastard, I grew up in places that rednecks call the sticks.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:12 pm

How do you prefer it cooked? My grandma said, definitively, when it was being argued, that squirrel should be put in a stew.

workingmansdead
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
10/22/2020 5:14 pm

I’ve had squirrel pot pie before. Not bad.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
10/22/2020 5:21 pm

I’d agree with that. Tough little bastards need thorough cooking, in general.

Or, in theory the best way would probably be to heavily, HEAVILY smoke it and/or marinade it. Basically the same theory behind the original KC style BBQ methods, which were invented by poor people to make the cheap cuts of meat taste good.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:23 pm

Honestly I haven’t eaten squirrel since I was little, so I’ve never cooked it myself. I think Mom just pan grilled it the same as rabbit, and I remember liking the rabbit a lot better.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:29 pm

I wonder how well it would work as hasenpfeffer, though I would think that one squirrel per person would be the minimum requirement.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
10/22/2020 5:37 pm

Yeah, I do remember not being able to carve much off them.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:52 pm

Now cubing it small and adding it to chili might work, venison certainly makes for a good supplement to the beef.

And an FYI for those wondering, hasanpfeffer’s a braised rabbit stew involving marinating the meat in wine and vinegar for a long time, no doubt with various seasonings. That’s why it originally came to mind, since both those things would reduce toughness.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
10/22/2020 6:04 pm

That’s why I was thinking a stew. Rabbit and squirrel have almost no fat on them (or meat for that matter) and so need to be cooked so they don’t burn.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:13 pm

I’ve had a squirrel or two in my day..

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:17 pm

Sorry, I mis-typed. I should have asked, why do you BOTHER to ask?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  WaywerdSon
10/22/2020 3:46 pm

I’m with Tony, I’m gonna tune in just to see what the moderator does.

I’m starting to believe there’s no limit to how obscenely arrogant the media can make themselves look. They are truly beginning to be just as entertaining as WWE.

I’m hoping the lasting image from this election becomes a reporter holding a mute button.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 3:58 pm

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Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:29 pm

As one fragile sign that we may yet survive, here is one flaming liberal who is actually not ok with the media’s mute button:

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 4:30 pm

Fake News 🤣

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:34 pm

I like his closing remarks:

Whether u are a die-hard anti-Trumper or a MAGA enthusiast—the important issue here is not about this election. What matters is if news consumers and Americans become numb and OK with corporate, for-profit media outlets (and now tech platforms) selectively pushing and elevating..

one set of dubious/suspect stories that might weaken a politician they don’t like (dubious Russiagate stories that make Trump look bad) while censoring and suppressing less suspicious story that might hurt Biden (@nypost
Hunter Biden story)…then media and tech platforms…

are just one more cog in the political tribalism machine. And this sets up a future where 2 weeks before the Iowa Caucus between hypothetical Dem presidential candidate @ninaturner
and incumbent President @KamalaHarris
…corp media/Silicon Valley censors a potentially harmful..

story on Harris while pushing harmful story on Turner. If people are ok with this selective censorship with no consistent journalistic standards….we are in much worse shape as a country than even I thought.”

And I like this first response from a guy who apparently likes WWE as much as I do:
lol….sad, but true: most people DO NOT CARE about “corporate, for-profit media outlets (and now tech platforms) selectively pushing and elevating” IOn fact, they LOVE it. They e a t i t u p. That’s entertainment!”

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:37 pm

Btw, if you don’t know who Chariton is and what he stands for, here’s his disclaimer:

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 4:47 pm

I agree about the media, both sides selectively report. I watch CNN and FOX, it’s a problem that not sure how to resolve. Free market, freedom of speech.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 4:53 pm

Yeah, but I don’t think it’s a “both sides” problem. I think it’s a person-who-would-choose-to-be-a-journalist problem.

An inherent character flaw, a lot like the kind of character flaw that’s required for somebody to want to be a politician.

I think that somebody who gravitates toward the journalism profession is naturally inclined to be selfish, arrogant, short-sighted, and completely infatuated with their own feelings. Regardless what kind of politics they happen to believe in at the moment.*

The biggest reason by far that I’m inclined to vote Republican is that so many journalists want me to vote Democrat. I think there’s no better way to be sure that you’re right than to do the exact opposite of what a journalist wants you to do.

*edit- There are exceptions of course, but not enough of them to be able to count on knowing who they are.

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Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 4:56 pm

And btw, this isn’t just new thing about journalism…: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brass_Check

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 4:59 pm

So the idea that any of these assholes would hold the power to mute us from hearing what a presidential candidate has to say…

Well, let’s just say I’d vote for Joe Biden before I’d vote for Anderson Cooper OR Lou Dobbs.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:00 pm

I might vote for VJ Kennedy though, that chick is hilarious.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:04 pm

I’m voting for the meteor.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
10/22/2020 5:33 pm

Yeah, we need to get off this planet.

That sounds crazy sci-fi, but man…I mean, we’re gonna ruin this planet. We’re just gonna.

The best thing for human advancement is a frontier. A small number of people physically moving somewhere completely new. It’s been too long since anybody did that, we need to do it again.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:47 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 6:25 pm

I think for us lowly humans, if we do not have a goal we’re striving towards, we collapse into infighting and tribalism. We find meaning in the struggle. If there’s no struggle, we find one.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
10/22/2020 9:40 pm

YUP.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 9:41 pm

Also, there’s something to be said for a small group who can start over, using all past lessons learned, out from under the thumb of the invested establishment.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:05 pm

Honestly, it comes down to money. Trying to sell a product, truth is the victim. It’s better than a state run news agency though.

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Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 5:17 pm

No, I think it’s even worse than that. I think a lot of these…children, really believe they know what’s Right and True for not only themselves but all The People.

Or, well, I guess I’m talking about the actual journalists there. If you’re talking about the management schmucks who give the journalists their marching orders, then I think you’re right on the, uh, Money.

workingmansdead
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:18 pm

I think part of that attitude is taught to them in their curriculum.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  workingmansdead
10/22/2020 5:24 pm

Universities are liberal and have an agenda for sure..

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 5:25 pm

HA universities! Now, THERE’S the money grubbers.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:26 pm

“U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions”

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-uncovers-vast-underreporting-foreign-gifts-and-contracts-higher-education-institutions

workingmansdead
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:27 pm

I think at least some of that gravy train is about to end. At least I hope so.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  workingmansdead
10/22/2020 5:29 pm

Nah, I’m not optimistic enough to believe that.

End, probably not. Re-directed, maybe.

workingmansdead
Reply to  Berserker
10/22/2020 5:44 pm

We have to stop guaranteeing loans that aren’t likely to be paid back. But I’m sure that’s heartless.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  workingmansdead
10/22/2020 5:53 pm

It’s short sighted IMO. We’re willing to invest in pretty much everything but our most precious resource, people. The countries we are competing against don’t seem to have that problem. Higher education is vehicle for upward mobility.

workingmansdead
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 6:26 pm

I don’t disagree, but there has to be more thought than “give everyone as much money as they want regardless of their major or career plans and have the taxpayer pay this collateral free loan”

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/22/2020 9:48 pm

Yeah, a lot of the countries you’re talking about also force people to choose their lifelong careers when they are still in their mid-teens, though. Or choose it for them.

And, I mean, that’s the thing… more regulation breeds more regulation. What I mean is, those great programs that invest in educating everybody, they wouldn’t work without the restrictive conditions that go along with them.

They might seem like a good idea at first, but then somebody cheats, and then you gotta choose between tightening the control on everybody or getting rid of the program altogether. That’s just the nature of things. Unless people suddenly invent an entirely new way of governing ourselves that we’ve never seen before.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  workingmansdead
10/22/2020 5:24 pm

Truth.

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