Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Nov 2011

Week 11 N.F.L. Matchups

Flabby Hope Diamond.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 18 Nov 2011

13 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2011, 10:27pm by RickD


by IsraelP (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 9:23am

Jaguars bit is hysterical.

by andrew :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 10:45am

Dr. Julius Strangepork is a legend. All these muppet movies and they've never returned to Pigs in Space...

by TomKelso :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:19pm

Not sure you could top the sheer lunacy of the PiS/Star Wars crossover -- complete with Angus McGonigle, the Gargling Gargoyle!

Come to think of it, there's more than a passing resemblance between ol' Angus and Andy Reid, so maybe that's what happened...

by LorenzoStDuBois (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 11:47am

Tanier, you have truly outdone yourself this time. I'm only through the first three matchups and I know I'm reading an instant classic.

You are unparalleled.

by Dean :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 4:12pm

I miss the good old days where even if we had nothing else to say we could still make snarky observations about the size of the Chargers logo.

by almon (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 4:45pm

Tanier, you prolly knew this:

The NY Times sells contents to Bloomberg, who then shows your story on their terminals under the football news category. These terminals cost US$20,000 per person per year.

I can picture a trader pretending to work, but pulls up your story instead, and spews oatmeal all over his screen.

P.S. If the Times is paying you by % of readership, Bloomberg has 300,000 users. You can claim each and every one as your reader

by akn :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:27pm

If oatmeal were spewed all over the screen, I would imagine the terminal would be worth much less afterwards...

At least we can blame Tanier for all those bad trades. Occupy FO!

by RickD :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 10:27pm

If oatmeal were spewed all over the screen, wouldn't we have been saved from all those bad trades?

by TomC :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 7:58pm

[Lovie Smith] currently has a team that was universally overlooked in the preseason in the thick of the wild-card race.

Were the Bears really universally overlooked? I'm too lazy to go and find all the experts' preseason predictions, but I would be surprised if the mainstream media could find enough stones to predict that the team who hosted the NFC championship game wasn't even going to contend for a wild card.

In other news, David Garrard has changed his name to "Julius Strangepork" to try and sneak onto the Jags' roster.

by akn :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:31pm

Preseason predictions for the Bears were quite poor because most did not believe they did enough to fortify the o-line and the WR corps. Combined with the loss of "Dear Leader" Olin Kreutz, very few gave them a chance.

by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 6:39pm

It could be argued that all of those things are still true about the Bears.

by BJR :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 4:37pm

Seeing as though the Browns/Jags game is pretty much pick 'em in Vegas, do you think they could just flip a coin and spare people the horror of witnessing it?

by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 6:40pm

He finally has receivers who keep their mouths shut.