I knew Skal Labissiere was going to be a bust coming into college, but I didn't think he'd be this bad. "Up and down" is extremely generous. He is going to be nothing in the NBA. I don't understand why Rico Gathers isn't higher- he is not undersized for a 4 and has tremendous strength and athleticism.
Can you believe she is 41 years old? Her plastic surgeon did something right... I'm not denying she is gorgeous but wow she must be the hottest 40+ y.o. on the planet.
--> First of all, I'm completely in shock. If I had to guess Rebecca Grant's age, I would have said 18. OK, maybe 29 or 30.
And second, you're damn right she's the hottest 40-plus on the planet. That said, I'm convinced she doesn't have breasts anymore. She hasn't shown us any cleavage in six weeks. I dare you to prove me wrong, Rebecca. I triple-dog dare you.
From Jeris G.:
Pittsburgh 21, Cleveland 0.
What a loser pick. Pitt couldn't even beat Oakland at home, than they travel to Cleveland with crappy weather. Specials teams was obviously going to play a huge role. The Steelers before last week gave up some type of return TD in what, like 8 straight games. Study some football first.
Also your list of overrated/underrated teams is horrible...Carolina overrated? Who gives them credit these days?
--> Thanks for those great compliments. I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like the site.
Yeah, the under looked like it was a bit shaky when the Steelers got a FG at the end of the first half. Luckily there was no scoring in the third quarter, so my 2-unit wager on the under hit. I love playing the under in really windy games. Congrats on your winnings!
Sorry if you misinterpreted what the overrated-underrated section means. I think you missed the following two sentences:
Keep in mind that even if a team is listed here, that doesn't mean that I think lowly of them; they are simply overrated in Vegas' eyes. These are the squads that Vegas can boost the spread on.
It doesn't matter what the team's record is; an 0-12 team can be overrated in terms of Vegas setting a spread. If you want proof of this, the Panthers were -6 over the Bucs last week when the line should have been 3-4. The Bucs didn't cover, but they were clearly the right side.
Once again, congrats on hitting the Under with me.
From Mat G.:
Hay Waller, how cum yu dint no thet Vaygus bot dem Stealers ?
--> Mat, I'd love to answer your e-mail, but Emmitt wasn't available to translate what you wrote to me. Perhaps I'll be able to respond next week.
I do not know which days the NFL announces which referee squads are doing which games, but would it be a good idea to avoid games with Walt Coleman, Jerome Boger and John Parry, and could that be factored into your picks?
--> This is a good idea, but what if one of those three officials is betting on the same team I am?
A better strategy would be to hack into their sportsbook to see whom they're betting on. I think we'd be able to hit 100 percent against the spread if we did that.
From Nate P.:
walt, you are a jerk. because of your crappy picking my wife got fat and my dog died.
GROW UP AND BE A MAN YOU SPIKEY HAIRED PUNK!
also i ran out of beer yesterday and forgot to buy more because i was wasting my dumba** time on your website. thought you might like to know that.
--> Nate, was that your wife who hacked into your inbox and added that last word to your e-mail?
I'm sorry about your dog, but I think we can fix the problem with your wife.
If I do well with my picks this week, you can win enough money to buy a Stairmaster for her so she loses that weight. If I do poorly, maybe she'll gain enough weight that she'll turn into a helium balloon and fly off into the sunset.
Just please don't show this e-mail to your wife - I don't want to be eaten in my sleep.