GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 PIGSKIN PICKS: 57-37 ATS...61%
NFL 22-17 - NCAA 17-11 - Teasers 18-9 - Lovely Ladies 94-0
GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 HARDWOOD PICKS: 10-8 ATS…56%
NBA 6-4 - NCAA 3-4 - Teasers 1-0 - Church League 69-0
Before we hit-up the Monday Night tilt, I cannot believe the amount shiznit I’ve received regarding my clamoring for Plaxico Burress in Bearville once his legal matters are settled. Everything from he’s a cancer to a thug, I’ve learned Chicago fans physically can’t stomach Plax with a “C” on his helmet and hope he spends plenty of time in jail. This from a city featuring Drew “lady-killer” Peterson daily on a radio-segment called “Win a Date with Drew”, not to mention, the smirking-devil continues to wander the streets mocking our judicial system as everyone jokes how he’s engaged to a 23 year-old!
I know that’s like comparing an Asian Hairdresser to an Asian stripper, but considering Plax has received far worse treatment for basically shooting himself in the leg, wearing sweatpants to a club, and showing-up late to film sessions, I’m standing by the tuddie-crabbing former Spartan. And please, any dorky white dude that says "What's he need a gun for" is the same guy that doesn't even get hit-on by pole-dancers and doesn't have to worry about his KIA gettin' carjacked!
As for why I want Plaxico in Chicago, its simple:
1. The dude is arguable the best redzone threat in the league and immediately opens things-up for everybody, especially RB Matt Forte & TE Greg Olson.
2. For all his shenanigans, after this incident I expect Plaxico to desperately try to improve his imagine with the team & community…at least for a couple years.
3. Because of all the aforementioned shenanigans, the Bears can trade or sign him on the cheap.
4. Sports are simply entertainment Homeboys, and especially as a so-called sports writer, a personality like this is a dream come true!
With that, time for:
GREG GAMBLE’S TEASER SPECIAL OF THE YEAR!!!
Just like that smile, the Colts -1 is teaser-ific!
Talk about the teaser of all teasers Homeboys…a must win for Peyton and the Colts playing in some nice weather against an already mailed-it-in Jaguars squad. While I’m guessing Indy covers the seven, teasing them down so all they have to do is win is a bigger lock than scoring on prom night when your date has a back-tat just above a thong that reads “Wanna Play Doctor!” on the front. Call me crazy, but I’ve teased this with the NBA, College Hoops & Bowls, Women’s Badminton, & my 401K I’m sure you know the saying “On Any Giving Sunday”, but check out this little gem, its MFin Thursday!
INDY COLTS (teased -1) @ JAX JAGUARS
NEW YORK JETS (teased +1) @ SEATTLE SEABIRDS
INDY COLTS (teased -1) @ JAX JAGUARS
PHOENIX SUNS (teased +9) @ PORTLAND BLAZERS
INDY COLTS (teased -1) @ JAX JAGUARS
INDY COLTS @ JAX JAGUARS (teased to OVA 38)
...I have a few more, but this is only a half hour show fellaz!
WHY INDY -1?
Even in the midst of a seven-game win streak, the Colts haven’t clinched shiznit and had an eye-opening experience last week struggling against the lowly-Lions. I know Marvin “Car Wash Gangsta” Harrison is out, but let’s just say I’d trust Manning throwing to the Bears WRs. With Wayne, Clark, Gonzalez, & the abilities of Rhoades & Addai (questionable) out of the backfield, I don’t expect to see much of a letdown. Especially with a home-crowd that’s completely lost interest in their own team, Peyton will probably have as hard a time hearing as I did quarterbacking our flag-football team.
Fred telling us they suck summed it up for me!
As for the Del Rio and his band of malcontents, I’m guessing playing without star CB RaShean Mathis, top LB Daryl Smith, leading WR Matt “I swear its sugar” Jones, RB Fred Taylor, & WR Jerry Porter won’t help matters tonight. In last week’s victory over the Pack (mostly by capitalizing on some idiotic plays by GB) Garrard was forced to throw to three different TEs, the uninterested WR Reggie Williams, Maurce Jones-Drew out of the backfield, and received a fountain-of-youth contribution from AARP-vet Dennis Northcutt (how the hell is in only 30!). While Northcutt should be commended for his performance (5 rec, 127 yrds, TD), I’m guessing he won’t have another game like that the rest of his career. While MJD is still a ridiculous threat every times he touches the pigskin, without Freddie splitting carries and S Bob Saunders probably returning to put on a hurting, look for the former Bruin to tire late. Not much else to say Homeboys cause they only need to win!
Final Score: COLTS 31 JAGS 17
WHY JETS +1 @ SEATTLE?
While the Jets have been up-n-down more than Paris in a hotel room, they desperately need this game and have the luxury of playing a 3-11 squad ranked 28th in both total offense & defense. I know Holmgren will try to rile-up his 2nd stringers to beat his ole gunslinger, but considering they have the 31st ranked pass D, I can’t even fathom how Grandpa Vicodin can turnover this one to a loss. As for the legendary home-field advantage at Qwest Field, the Seabirds have won there once this season…against the MFin Rams! And in the rare possibility I lose this game, at least I’ll be happy for my boy Seneca!
Final Score: JETS 27 SEABIRDS 17
WHY JAGS/COLTS OVA 38…WHY THE SUNS +9?
TOUCH ME HERE to smell what the Gamble is cooking!
WHY THE JAGS/COLTS OVA 38?
The only reason the Jags have been decent against the pass has been shutdown-corner RaShean Mathis…and he was placed on IR last week. As for the Colts, while they’ve been much better defensively this season, just about their entire starting line-up is listed on the injury report. And last week, they allowed some dude named Orlovosky to score 21 pts, complete 68% of his passes, and lead the team to 323 total yrds. On the Jags side, while they suck, Garrard has looked decent of late averaging 255 yrds over their last 4 games with 5 TDs & 4 INTs. Throw-in the expected appearance prior to the game of OL Jason Collier (paralyzed from the waist down), the momentum from a win last week, and the national spotlight, and I expect them to put together a few drives to bring the total into the high 40s.
WHY THE SUNS (+9) @ PORTLAND
Maybe GM Stevie Kerr knows what he’s doing after all. Watching an already potent offense add Jason Richardson (19 ppg, 46 3pt%) not only gives the Suns another scoring option, but prevents teams from sagging down on Shaq & Amare and gives Stevie Nash more room to operate. While Portland may be the deepest squad in the league and been rock-solid at home, the match-ups tonight just don’t seem to lend themselves to a blow-out victory. Let’s take a peak:
Nash & Barbosa vs Stevie Blake & Sergio Rodriguez
While Nash can dominate anybody on offense, he usually can be lit-up at the other end with ease. Lucky for him, tonight he’s facing two white dudes that don’t penetrate into the land of giant blackmen.
J-Rich vs Brandon Roy
While Brandon Roy is one of the best young guards in the game, his size and style somewhat matches Richardson’s…who also is a very underrated defender. Throw-in the adrenaline for J-Rich of moving to a contender, I expect this to be a better battle than people think.
Grant Hill & Matt Barnes vs a crew of Blazer dudes
While the crew of Blazer dudes have varying styles, nobody scares you to point they can change the outcome of tonight’s game. On PHX’s side, Hill (52 fg%) & Barnes (42 3pt%) are having outstanding seasons so far and have the veteran experience to stay out of everyone’s way.
Amare the Black Jesus vs LaMarcus Aldridge
No matter how solid LaMarcus is, he’s nothing compared to the most dominate PF in the game (Amare: 22 ppg, 9 rpg, 56 fg%)…who’s also has been rebounding like a madman of late.
The Diesel vs Grandpa Greg & Big Joel
Shaq has been playing like he’s back in Orlando (last 2 games: 58 pts, 20 reb, 3 blk, 65 fg%) and will be psyched to make the old-looking Oden kid look like a fool…and his other combatant is named Joel…enough said!