Six Pack Challenge WEEK 9 – Vegas, Baby

Posted: November 4, 2012 by Keith Stone in football, NFL
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After last week’s Pats-Rams game in London, everyone and their mom who is associated with the NFL seems to be clamoring for a team out there. On top of the fact that nobody in London cares or even knows the rules of football, there are so many logistical problems involved in this. What about when the Chargers play the London Jaguars? That’s like a 10-hour flight. In a sport where every game matters so much, a team’s season could get sunk by something that doesn’t happen on the field.

The London team would also have a ridiculous home-field advantage and horrible traveling disadvantage. And don’t think about hosting Monday Night Football. The game would start past midnight. The league is using London (and Los Angeles) as leverage so teams with bad stadium situations can get more public money. That’s all it is.

It’s shitty business, but if we’re going to con some taxpayers, we might as well have some fun. So may I introduce you to…the Las Vegas Rams! Nobody mentions Vegas seriously as a viable landing spot for a football team because of the gambling implications but it actually makes perfect sense.

Let’s assume we can get a stadium built within a 5-10 minute drive or a long walk from the Strip. Las Vegas doesn’t have the biggest population but you better believe the eight teams that play there as visitors every year are going to bring their fan base and pack the house. What would be better than a Vegas weekend centered around seeing your team play on Sunday? Yeah, whatever team is based there is pretty much going to be a road team every week but isn’t that better than having empty stadiums in Jacksonville, St. Louis, or Oakland? The NFL oozes violence and sex, so where better to put a team than Sin City? You know what else oozes violence and sex? Our picks. Picks!

BRONCOS (-3.5) AT BENGALS
Stone: Broncos
The Bengals really aren’t any good.

Slumdeezy: Broncos

DRK: Broncos

Rory: Broncos
Peyton is back! Wee!

DP Animal: Broncos
Turns out Peyton Manning is still pretty good, huh?

Phanatic: Broncos
I love not picking against Peyton.  And I love Peyton.  Did I mention I love Peyton?

DOLPHINS (-2.5) AT COLTS
Stone: Colts

Slumdeezy: Colts

DRK: Dolphins

Rory: Colts
Luck is back! Wee!

DP Animal: Dolphins
This Dolphins team is legitimately good. Not great, but good enough to go to Indy and win.

Phanatic: Colts
The Colts are on a high from last week while the Jets game was misleading for Miami.

VIKINGS AT SEAHAWKS (-5.5)
Stone: Vikings

Slumdeezy: Vikings

DRK: Seahawks

Rory: Vikings
Why not? Seattle’s home field is overrated anyway.

DP Animal: Vikings
I think the Seahawks will likely win, but that’s a lot of points to give in what is likely a low-scoring game
.

Phanatic: Seahawks
Russell Wilson has a huge game (this is a fantasy self-fulfilling prophecy I hope).

STEELERS AT GIANTS (-3.5)
Stone: Steelers
The Giants always let these home games stay close.

Slumdeezy: Giants

DRK: Giants

Rory: Giants
The Giants usually crap the bed in these games, but I just don’t like Pittsburgh.

DP Animal: Giants

Phanatic: Steelers

COWBOYS AT FALCONS (-4.5)
Stone: Falcons
This is where the Cowboys season starts to get out of hand.

Slumdeezy: Falcons

DRK: Falcons

Rory: Falcons
Really? This should be higher. It is the Cowboys, for Pete’s sake.

DP Animal: Falcons
They’ll just keep humming along.

Phanatic: Falcons
They’ll dismantle the Cowboys worse than they did the Eagles.

EAGLES AT SAINTS (-3.5)
Stone: Eagles
For better or for worse, a desperate Mike Vick is trying to save his job.

Slumdeezy: Saints

DRK: Saints

Rory: Saints
This will be a great week for Giants fans.

DP Animal: Saints

Phanatic: Eagles
The Eagles need a win desperately enough to get one.

CURRENT RECORDS
Stone: 27-21 (Last week: 3-3)
DP Animal: 25-23 (4-2)
Slumdeezy: 24-24 (3-3)
Rory: 23-25 (4-2)
Phanatic: 21-27 (3-3)
DRK: 19-29 (4-2)

Last week’s picks

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