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Season Finale: BTL Packers Podcast 3.9

We are back for the final edition of season three of the BTL Packers Podcast. The Packers magical run over the last two months finally ran out of gas but we sure as hell did not run out of opinions on the Packers last stand in the NFCCG.

In this episode the whole crew discusses the following:

  • Sum up the Packers effort in the NFCCG in one word/phrase.
  • Who is to blame for the NFCCG loss?
  • One phrase that sums up the 2016 Packers season.
  • Jordy Nelson’s effort in the last game.
  • NFL Draft 2017/Free Agency
  • Closing Thoughts

 

 

I hope you enjoyed season three of the BTL Packers Podcast. It was a rollercoaster ride and we hope to achieve the greenest of pastures next year.

For now, farewell, and we will see you for season four of The BTL Packers Podcast, look for us around draft time!

#RunTheTable

-MikeV87

BTL Packers Podcast 3.8

Annnnnnd we’re back for episode 3.8 of the BTL Packers Podcast. Its a two man podcast for this one, unfortunately Kris is out sick with the flu.

In this episode we dish on:

  • What were your thoughts on the final drive?
  • Where do you rank Mason Crosby among the league’s clutch kickers?
  • Where do you rank Rodgers throw among Packers and NFL playoff moments?
  • What is your confidence level going into the Falcons game?
  • What concerns you about Atlanta? What do you feel good about?
  • NFCCG prediction.
  • Closing Topics: Aaron Rodgers all-time rank at QB as of now. Michael Jordan vs Aaron Rodgers comparison.

Pretty good discussion on the last two topics. It’s been a wild ride these last 2 months. Either way, win or lose, we’ll be back in a couple weeks. Until then, enjoy the podcast!

-MikeV87

 

 

 

 

 

BTL Packers Podcast 3.7

Annnnnnd we’re back for episode 3.7 of the BTL Packers Podcast. In this podcast we recap the Wildcard win against the Giants, express our concern for the Jordy Nelson injury going forward and we look ahead to the Divisional matchup with Dallas.

We also touch on the now regular Rodgers’ Hail Mary, give our x-factors for Dallas and even some L.A. Chargers talk too!

So enjoy the podcast, if all goes as predicted, we will be back next week (fingers crossed) to talk NFCCG and beyond. If not, we will be back before season’s end.

Enjoy!

 

-MikeV87

 

BTL Packers Podcast 3.6

Annnnd we are back for episode 3.6 for the BTL Packers Podcast. We recap the Packers win vs the Lions. Discuss Aaron Rodgers’ merits to be the NFL MVP. Look ahead to the rematch with the Giants. Keys to the Wild Card game and what Green Bay must do to finally slay the G-Men in the playoffs at Lambeau. So enjoy, and we will be back next week to preview the Divisional Round match up or sum up a Packers loss. Hoping it is the former!

-MikeV87

 

BTL Packers Podcast 3.5

Annnnnd we’re back for episode 3.5 of the BTL Packers Podcast! It has been a while since Kris, Tim and myself were last on but with the season winding down and our schedules opening up a bit, we just had to touch on the last 5 weeks that had the Packers running the table so far.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our thoughts on both the short-term and long-term outlooks for Green Bay during their 4-game losing streak.
  • What did we think of Aaron Rodgers comments of “running the table”?
  • Main factor(s) of the recent 5-game winning streak.
  • Predictions for the Detroit game.
  • Playoff matchups.
  • Can Green Bay make a run to the NFCCG or Super Bowl.
  • Closing Topics: Devante Adams and Ha Ha making the leap? Is Jordy Nelson back, comeback player of the year? Is Randall Cobb worth the money he is making and more.

So enjoy the podcast, runs a little over an hour and ten minutes. We’ll be back in a week to recap Week 17 and look ahead to the playoffs.

-MikeV87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTL Week 8 NFL Picks

The term “peak” has been a common pop culture reference to describe a lot of things in 2016. “Peak television” has been thrown around many times this year to describe its sole place as the needle mover of America’s media gossip.  If not television itself, then the content it has aired that has moved the Twittersphere in every which direction with “peak Trump” or “peak Hillary”. I mean honestly, is there anything from either candidate that would surprise you at this point? But I’m not here to bang the drum of politics, I want to make a point. Regardless of everything that goes on around us, there is one thing that is not even close to “peak” anything right now, and that is the one-time insurmountable king of all sports and related content, the NFL.

With these last two primetime disasters for the NFL; Seattle and Arizona with the “Sunday Night Snoozer” or the blowout in Jacksonville before it was even halftime, I think the NFL is at an all-time low. And when you consider the last decade, it does not look good. To borrow Bill Simmon’s famous line, “are we sure anybody is really good”?

You would have to turn the clock back a little over 10 years to where the league felt as watered down as this. In 2005-2006; Brady and the Pats where on a break (3 SBs in 4yrs), Favre was toiling away in Green Bay (led the NFL in INTs in ’05), Jake Plummer was leading the quasi-resurgence in Denver(I repeat, Jake Plummer), Big Ben and the Steelers had not been born quite yet and Dallas was still pretty terrible. I mean we had Rex Grossman start a Super Bowl against the Colts in 2007!! Rex Grossman! Let that sink in for a moment. I mean can you imagine someone so inept at quarterbacking that he actually led his team to the Super Bowl?!…………..Well……. we did have Peyton Manning’s corpse this past February, so maybe this thing is cyclical, like Clemenza’s theory about mob wars in Godfather Part I (calm down Denver fans, just throwing a little shade, still SB champs).

Anyways, this massive uncertainty week to week has left us borderline degenerate gamblers grasping at the proverbial straws for anything to hang our hat on. Other than Belicheck and Brady (keep in mind they have a shaky defense that can’t generate pressure like they use to), is there anybody you can really trust? Big Ben and his Steelers can’t stay healthy for more than 4 games at a time and cannot be trusted on the road (see Miami). Seattle can’t protect Russell Wilson to generate more than 20 points, much less a touchdown (I had to pick Russell freaking Wilson in fantasy this year)! The young Raiders just might be the AFC’s second best team. We’re only one game away from “what’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers this week” for the 6th time in a calendar year. And Carolina has shown us that the league giveth and the league can taketh away before you can bat an eye.

If the NFL is anything as of late, it’s “peak uncertainty”. It feels like this might be the start of a multi-year slump where no one can be trusted and a lot of these picks hinge less on quarterback play (the gold standard of betting from 2004-2014), to matchup based analytics. And no, I don’t pretend to be a founding member of Football Outsiders, but just keep in that in mind when you throw down junior’s college fund on Andrew Luck over Alex Smith.

On to the picks, I went 10-6 last week to extend my streak of plus .500 to three weeks in a row. I will be keeping the same picks format, and I will get back to giving thoughts on each game, just been a little busy with life at the moment, which is why I went a little longer on the intro.

(Home team in caps, pick in bold)

Last Week: 10-6 / To Date: 56-65 

BENGALS -3 over Redskins

Chiefs -2.5 over COLTS

Raiders -1 over BUCCANERS

SAINTS + 1.5 over Seahawks

Lions +1.5 over TEXANS

Jets -2.5 over BROWNS

Patriots -6.5 over BILLS

PANTHERS +3 over Cardinals

Chargers +4 over BRONCOS

FALCONS -3 over Packers

COWBOYS -4.5 over Eagles

Vikings -4.5 over BEARS

 

-MikeV87

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTL Week 7 NFL Picks

Editors note*****

Totally forgot to post this Saturday night. The picks are unchanged from Saturday (as you can see by my 6 misses so far). As for tonight’s pick, BRONCOS (+8) over Texans.

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As each week that passes, my record against the spread slowly improves to the point of respectability. Last week I went 9-7 against the spread. I took a Jets-like beating in the early games, only to rebound and cover my last 8 games to finish on the right side of .500 for the second week in a row.

So for the 3rd week in a row, I will just be posting picks. The old format will be back when I have more time but for now, why mess up a good thing? (Casino reference)

Now I did miss on my Thursday Night pick (which usually isn’t a good sign for my upcoming picks), but I’ll chalk that up to my “everybody needs to be fired” mood that was consuming me in the days leading up to the Bears game. Nothing really changes for me on the Packers front with their 26-10 win over possibly the worst team in the league in Chicago. Be sure to check out our live cast we did for the game if you want more Packer thoughts. But for now, on to my picks.

(Pick in bold, home team in caps)

Last Week: 9-7 / To Date: 45-59 

Giants -2.5 over RAMS (London Game)

CHIEFS -6 over Saints

TITANS -3 over Colts

Vikings -3 over EAGLES

Browns +10.5 over BENGALS

LIONS -1.5 over Redskins

Raiders +1.5 over JAGUARS

BILLS -2.5 over Dolphins

Ravens +2 over JETS

Buccaneers over NINERS

Chargers +6 over FALCONS

Patriots -7 over STEELERS

Seahawks +1 over CARDINALS

BRONCOS +8 over Texans