Howdy, readers. It wasn't supposed to be this way: The Houston Texans are entering Week 14 hoping to avoid a staggering 11th loss in a row... on prime time... against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Reminds me of this famous quote:
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry."
- Robert Burns
Apparently, Burns wrote this poem after driving his plough through a nest of field mice. The Texans are certainly the mice in this case.
I'm also reminded of poor Will Smith in Independence Day, whose best laid holiday plans went awry (VIDEO) after Earth was invaded by aliens:
"Y'know, this was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooo. You got me out here draggin' your heavy ass through the burnin' desert with your dreadlocks stickin' out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin' all big and bad...
"...and what the hell is that smell? *KICK* I coulda been 'atta barbecue!"
- Will Smith from Independence Day
Have I mentioned before that I love this movie? Well, I do. Anyway, here's the update Top 12 for BRB's Unofficial Pick 'Em League. I extended it to 12 to include our very own Capt. Ron, who's scratching his way to the top of the list.
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It would appear that I have someone gunning for me. I'm flattered, and also scared, but we should be aiming our missiles at Eggshellman; he posted another solid week (12 points!) and is comfortably enjoying a 4-point lead. He's ominously hovering over all of us, pointing a big green laser beam at our cities. Someone needs to Randy Quaid an F-15 right into that guy. OK, no more Independence Day references.
Onward to the picks! The spread is included but not considered in making the selections.
Houston Texans @
Jacksonville Jaguars (+3)
I genuinely believe that Durga will show us an ounce of benevolence and allow us to taste the sweet nectar of victory for at least one week. An 11th loss in a row might give me an aneurysm. Draft be damned; give me a win.
I haven't the slightest idea.
Drew Brees can spout off win/loss stats all he wants, but the Saints are a completely different team on the road than at home inside the dome. The Panthers have an equally fierce defense compared to the Seahawks, but Brees will make quick work of them.
Another week in the books. Enjoy the game tonight, folks, because football is almost over. Leave your picks in the comments below.
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