Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dave's LOCKS of the Week: Week 17 -- Dave's Unpredictables of the Week

Here we go, the last one of the Week... it's time for

Dave's (clomp!)
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Dave's UNPREDICTABLES of the Week
Week 17

Week 17... it's often come upon many unpredictable twists and changes, some which we could never have expected. What's to come this week for the NFL in its final Sunday of the regular season? Let's GO TO THE PICKS!

First, in Atlanta, the Falcons suffered a setback and failed to clinch the #1 seed in the NFC. This week vs the visiting, quitting Panthers, I have a sneaky feeling the Falcons playoff pressure is getting to them. Dare I say the PANTHERS sneak up and cover +14.5?? Seems like the Falcons are about to swoop into Carolina's path to me! Carolina +14.5

Next, to Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the Browns face the Steelers, still without Polamalu (we think). Cleveland is a +6.0 point underdog at home. That seems like a mistake! McCoy is back, the team wants to finish on a big note, and let's face it, it's not what it was, but it's still Steelers/Browns, and these teams and fans really go at it! Best of times, worst of times, who cares? I'm taking the Brownies and the points. Cleveland +6.0 .

and finally, to the Northwest we go and Qwest Field, where the Seahawks try to make the playoffs by hosting their rival, the St. Louis Rams. Interestingly, the Sea-birds are a +3.0 underdog, but call me crazy... I'M PICKING THE HAWKS!!

So we're looking at three big Week 17 upsets here on

Dave's (boom!)
LOCKS (klunk!)
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It's been great compiling LOCKS of the Week. Happy New Year to you all, and hope you all celebrate responsibly.

To Review: Carolina +14.5; Cleveland +6.0; Seattle +3.0

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dave's LOCKS of the Week: Week 16 -- The Next to Last LOCKS of the Week

Ho Ho Ho, and a Merrry

Dave's (clink!)
LOCKS (clunk)
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Dave's LOCKS of the Week
Week 16: The Pentultimate One

Merry Christmas everyone! On this Christmas Eve Santa Dave offers these three selections. Didn't mean to post this so late but here we go!

In Cincinnati, look for the Bolts to short circuit the Bungles and win *very* convincingly. San Diego -7.5

In Buffalo, I know they're hot, and I'll say that the Patriots continue the momentum and fry the Buffalo Bills on the road. Patriots -7.5

And finally, out in the BLACK HOLE of Oakland, I'm looking for the Colts to put a HUGE black hole sized dent on the Oakland Raiders. Colts -3 for a team that's a rare home favorite.

Our picks, our fun our seasonal wishes on

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To Review: SD -7.5; NE -7.5; Ind -3

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dave's LOCKS of the Week -- Week 15 Jolly Good Jubilee Pt. 2 La La la la la laaa LOCKS of the Week

'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la laa laaa
Dave's (boink)
LOCKS (conk!)
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Dave's Fa La La LOCKS of the Week
Week 15

You know? It's an unusual circumstance when our Christmas Picks spread over three long weeks, and this year is one of those cases. Come now and enjoy our three LOCKS of the Week. To the Picks and Prizes...

In San Diego, I had to get this one in, expect the 49ers to dig up nothing but a lump of coal as they get shocked by the Chargers. San Diego -9 Easily at SF.

Also this great and festive weekend, look for the Eagles to peck out the Giants and swoop to a thrilling 3 point (or more) victory. We're taking the Eagles and the points to FLY EAGLES FLY at the New Meadowlands. Philly +3.

and finally, in the Steel City, watch for the new curtain to close the Jets season as the Steelers ground the Jets onto the tarmac at Three Rivers. Steelers -6.

Season's Greetings from
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of the Week (jingle..)

To review: SD -9; Philly +3; Pit -6

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dave's LOCKS of the Week: Week 14 -- Jolly Good Jubilee and Football Prognostications (of the Week)

Greetings fellow Christmas Season followers!

Come and join in our festive Christmas, Hannukah, and other seasons of the Winter. Come, come all to our festive feast...

Dave's (jingle)
LOCKS (jangle)
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Dave's Jolly Good Jubilee of the Week
Week 14

Boy do these games get tougher to pick or what? I'll tell you what, we are in for a monster finish in the NFL and to get it all going in this Holiday season we go... TO THE PICKS!

First, off to the Moootor City, vroom vroom, where the Lions host the Packers. Meat, meet the Lion, oooh, no good no good!

But this week, the Lions won't devour their meat... far from. Anyone who's anyone knows that Aaron Rodgers absolutely DOMINATES in the D... Expect him to throw at least 3 touchdowns this week and expect Green Bay to pack up a THOROUGH beat down of the Lions. Packers -6.5.

Let's cruise down the highway from Michigan down to the Bayou in Louisiana. It's the Rams hosting the surging Saints, and these red hots have been close to the outs many times this year. The tricky pickin's this week involve the Saints who host a competent quarterback in Sam Bradford. New Orleans wasn't cooking so much as a cornbread last week in the Queen City, Paul Brown Stadium. I doubt they pick up the entire 9, even at home. Look for the Rams to bounce the Saints into territory too close for comfort. Rams +9.

Finally, we come up the Mississippi River and out towards Lake Michigan where the suddenly Superior (get it? Michigan? Superior? The Great Lakes! Wokka Wokkaaaa!), ahem suddenly Superior New England Patriots meet the Chicago Bears. The Patriots thrive on down the middle passing, but the Bears also have some tricks up their sleeves: namely, a GOOD DEFENSE, which I dare say can cover the middle pretty well. This is the first shot at the Pats meeting a defense that can attack their strength, and at this point it's all they got. The Patriots are *dead last* in all passing defensive categories. Fortunately, the spread is only -3 points, so I'm picking the *Spirit of New England* to gut out the victory (or at least push!). Pats -3 on the road.

And that does it for

Dave's (brr!)
LOCKS (bzzz)
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To Review: GB -6.5; STL +9; NE -3

Friday, December 3, 2010

In Memoriam: Ron Santo

To the greatest homer in MLB Broadcasting: Ron Santo, we hope you rest in peace.

He may not have been the greatest...
He may not have been the funniest...
But he was authentic, and his enthusiam was rarely matched.

For Ron Santo, the World's Greatest Cubs Fan, thank you, for making Chicago a better place.

Ron Santo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 25 Christmas Songs Everyone Loves to Sing!

Here they all are! in no particular order

1. White Christmas
2. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
3. O Christmas Tree
4. Jingle Bells
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. Happy Holiday
7. Deck the Halls
8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
9. Let it Snow
10. Ave Maria
11. Carol of the Bells
12. Hark the Herald Angel Sings
13. Silver Bells
14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
15. Silent Night
16. Frosty the Snowman
17. Over the River and Through the Woods
18. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
19. The Christmas Song
20. The 12 Days of Christmas
21. The Little Drummer Boy
22. Joy to the World
23. O Come Let Us Adore Him
24. Do You Hear What I Hear
25. O Holy Night

To this list, we'll add a 26th Song:

26. Artist's Personal Song about the Holidays

Dave's LOCKS of the Week: Week 13 -- Dave's RANDOMS of the Week


How about going 0-3 last week? Just goes to show that sometimes, at the end of the day, you're better off just throwing darts to see who to select in a big game:

Let's try it again on

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Week Numeral 13
The Redemption.

A Horrible Week Last week, so let's get to it and throw up some random draws for Week 13 in the NFL. To the picks!

IN SEATTLE, look for the Panthers to drench the Seahawks in rainy Se-attle with a torrent of unlikely touchdowns and some continued success from Matt Moore. Panthers roar on to hunt down the Seahawks and take the +6 on the road.

IN MINNEAPOLIS, as the city awaits word on whether they get to keep their team, the Vikings will pillage the innards of the woeful Bills. Look for the Vikings to feast on the stumbling Buffalo and hoo-OOOOOOOOT to a huge, HUGE -6 cover.


and St. Louis will throw their hearts out at U of P stadium with Bradford leading the wa--


Dave's (slam!)
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-- and I hope you're enjoying these picks, *every* single week. Til next time!

To Review: Carolina +6, Minnesota -6, St. Louis -3