2002-10-26 / Sports

Rolfe Asks The People To Trust His NFL Picks

Rolfe Asks The People To Trust His NFL Picks

Rolfe Asks The People To Trust His NFL Picks

"What's my name again; what's my name again?" - Blink 182

Sure, last week I posted another 5-9 record, but trust me. This week, things will turn around, or my name isn't Rolfe.

Browns (+3) over JETS- Do I really think the Browns are going to beat Pennington and the boys, or is this reverse psychology?

Falcons (+3.5) over SAINTS- Here are actual numbers to explain this pick- the Saints are 1-14 at home vs. the Falcs ATS (against the spread) over the last 15 years.

Bears (+1) over VIKINGS- More interesting numbers- Vikes are 2 for their last 11 ATS hosting the Bears. Add in that the Purple look horrendous this year, and this is an easy pick.

CHIEFS (+3) over Raiders- AFC West opponents always seem to struggle at Arrowhead.

RAVENS (+2.5) over Steelers- Still not on the Tommy Maddox bandwagon.... yet.

BILLS (-7) over Lions- Last time the Soldiers were favored by this much, they didn't cover against Texas. This time, Bledsoe buries the L's.

Bucs (-6.5) over PANTHERS- This line could drop, depending on the status of TB QB BJ. But Carolina is once again sending out Chris Weinke as the starter.

Titans (-5.5) over BENGALS- Wagering Lesson: Anytime you can give less than a TD to the Bengals, you take that opportunity.

Seahawks (+2.5) over COWBOYS- Emmitt needs 93 yards to set the all-time rushing record, but with Chad Hutchinson getting his first start in a real game since 1997, when he was a college sophomore, look for the Hawks to shut down Smith, and get a rare W.

49ERS (-8) over Cards- 'Zona is tied for first after beating Dallas 9-6 last week, in a game that was a worse girl fight than Artie the chef vs. the Frenchman on "The Sopranos" that night. San Fran will dominate on both sides of the ball.

Broncos (+3) over PATRIOTS- Belicheck and crew most likely spent the bye week coming up with tricks for this game, but slumping pretty boy Tom Brady and the non-existent running game still won't be able to get things done against the new Orange Crush.

Texans (+10.5) over JAGUARS- Cranky Coach Coughlin cut kicker Hayden Epstein, apparently angry with his habit of bringing in a note from his mother everytime he missed an FG.

REDSKINS (+2) over Colts- I picked against the Skins last week, and they lost. Now, I (along with Stephen Davis and Shane Matthews) plan to bring them back.

EAGLES over Giants (-7)- More numbers- G-Men are 1-5 under Fassel on Monday nights. I am just a fountain of information this week.

(Home team in CAPS)

OTHER NEWS- Sprewell's $40 million lawsuit against the NY Post and reporter Marc Berman for "defamation of character" has convinced Rolfe to keep all Spree jokes to a minimum for a while.... The self proclaimed "Devilishly Handsome" Sully has claimed he can pick NFL games better than yours truly, although he knows nothing about football. Tune in next week for his picks......

Can anyone explain why the Cleveland Browns wore orange unifroms last week? Is Syracuse going to don some shade of beige next? And speaking of odd color schemes- couldn't the Jets' jerseys and pants somewhat match??... Remember in 2000, when ratings for the World Series were way down, and everyone blamed in on the two NY teams buying their way into it? What's the excuse for the record low ratings this year? I'm not worried, actually- someone will find a way to pin it on Steinbrenner..... OK, it's been long enough- how can Sprewell, of all people, sue for defamation of character? What's next- Latrell suing P.J. Carlisemo for scratching his hands with his beard hair a few years ago???....

BEST BET- Falcons

E-Mails- RockawayRolfe@yahoo.com


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