Thursday, November 26, 2015

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 12

The 10 - 0 New England Patriots play Peyton Manning Brock Osweiler and the 8 - 2 Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 29th at 8:30 PM.

I was going to give you the standard list of reasons why Brady is better than Manning... But now we're facing Brock Osweiler instead.  Could he be better than Brady?  We just don't know.  This Osweiler guy has never lost a game.

Game balls to Rob Ninkovich and Dont'a Hightower for the win against the Bills.  The defense has been good this season.  Way better than I expected given the losses of Revis and Wilfork.

Me vs. Pecan Pie (-3.5)

Malcolm Power Rankings:

1) Butler

2) Prince of Cumberland

3) Jamal Warner

4) X

5) in the Middle

Here's three things I'm thankful for this week:

1) Rob Gronkwoski - Possibly the last remaining receiver that Brady trusts.  If I'm Denver, I put 4 - 5 guys on him.

2) James White - He's no Dion Lewis, but he showed signs of life last week.

3) Stephen Gostkowski - That game winning kick against the Giants was balls.

Did Scott Chandler get flagged for offensive pass interference last week?  No!  (Scotty C. did record 1 catch for 3 yards against the Bills.  He helped!)

Did Michael Williams have a catch last week?  No!

Begrudging applause.

My prediction: Pats 20, Broncos 17


This week we have Fake Matt Patricia filling for Fake Bill Belichick.

Hello Carbon Based Lifeforms.

Once again, the Holiday Season is upon us.  I'm not going to go into the reasons why the traditional First Thanksgiving origin story is historically inaccurate.  You're all smarter than that.  I'm just going to keep it light and positive this week.

What am I thankful for this year?  Besides pie?

  - A front seven that's stouter than Thorin Oakenshield.

  - Getting a whole turkey cheap the day after Thanksgiving.  Everyone else is going to the mall, and I'm hitting the grocery store.  That's just smart shopping.

  - And, of course, Star Wars - The Force Awakens.  Opening December 18th everywhere.

Until next time...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 9

The 7 - 0 New England Patriots play Kirk Cousins and the 3 - 4 Washington Professional Football Team at Gillette on Sunday November 8th at 1:00 PM.

Game balls to Tom Brady and Dion Lewis for last week's game against Miami.  Dion Lewis is delightful to watch.

Oh my.

Here's three things I'll be watching for on Sunday:

1) Stephen Gostkowski - Consistently excellent.  Probably deserves more credit than he gets.  Did you know he's the Patriots' all-time leading scorer?  He is!  The more you know.

2) Bryan Stork - Getting The Stork back this week.  Alright alright.

3) No third thing this week.

Did Scott Chandler get flagged for offensive pass interference last week?  No!

Did Michael Williams have a catch last week?  No!

Dramatic music.

My prediction: Pats 35, Washington Professional Football Team 17


This week we have Fake Josh McDaniels's Movie Corner for your reading pleasure.

What up, Bros and Lady Bros?

Had an extra day off with the Thursday night game last week.  Got caught up on a few recent flicks with my boys.  I'll try to fill you in without giving away too much in the way of spoilers.  Josh hates spoilers.

Ex-Machina - This was Matty P's pick.  I thought it was going to be kinda nerdy.  AND IT WAS.  But it was also really cool.  I could definitely relate to Misunderstood Genius Guy trying to get everyone else up on his level.  But would it have killed them to throw in a little robot sex?

Jurassic World - This felt like a remix of the earlier movies.  If there was something you liked in JP 1, 2 or 3 (or Jaws... or Aliens...), it'll show up in some form here.  It's like the Girl Talk of dinosaur movies.  Only not as good as that would probably be.

That's it for now.  Josh's Movie Corner is closed.

Until next time... take it easy, Brahs.