Wednesday, December 14, 2005

NFL Rankings: Wednesday December 14, 2005

A few things to note this week:

• I have gone out on a limb and put the Chargers and Chiefs--who both lost last week--on my list. I simply can't stomach the thought of putting the Bucs or the Vikings on my list.
• The Bears haven't beat a team outside of the NFC all season. Take that, Greg.
• Can THE Seattle Seahawks really be one of the four best teams in the NFL?
• Kimmis still hasn't invited me over to play Madden on the XBox 360. You better have me over when I get back from Sexico, Kimmis. In fact, let's up the ante, and add Nathan and Abboud into the mix. Too bad you can't create mini-seasons of like 6 games or something. That would be perfect.
• I won the regular season in my fantasy football league. It's a crapshoot from here on in, with teams resting their star players for the playoffs.

The Professor (Alex Abboud)
Honourable Mention: Tampa Bay Bucaneers
5. Cincinatti Bengals
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Denver Broncos
2. Seattle Seahawks
1. Indianapolis Colts

Me Hate Me (Kevin Kimmis)
Honourable Mention: Minnesota Vikings (Love Boat Edition)
5. Cincinatti Bungles (with Chad Johnson on mute)
4. Denver Broncos
3. Tampa Bay Bucaneers
2. THE Seattle Seahawks
1. Indianapolis Colts

The Verbal Assassin (Andy Grabia)
Honourable Mention: Kansas City Chiefs
5. San Diego Chargers
4. Seattle Seahawks
3. Denver Broncos
2. Cincinatti Bengals
1. Indiannapolis Colts

Picks following Week 13 are here.


At 7:05 AM, Blogger Alex said...

I don't get the lack of love for the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you're going to put the Chargers (who just lost to Miami) and the Chiefs (lost to the Cowboys) in your top 5, where are the Jags, who have a better record than either team? I'll also note that of their 4 losses, 2 were to the Colts and 1 to the Broncos - the only questionable loss is a close game they dropped to the Rams.

Also, I wonder if Kimmis will drop the Vikings from his list out of spite next week after they beat the Steelers...

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Um, THE Seattle Seahawks haven't beaten an AFC team either. Ok, fine, the Texans. But does that really count? That's like pushing an old person down a hill. Funny, sure. But worth bragging about?

Don't let this minor setback by the Bears fool you. They will destroy all of your teams. The King of the 5-Yard Pass, Kyle Orton will make sure of that.

So, um, take THAT! (thanks for the link by the way, we appreciate it.)

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Damn, I hate the Seahawks. How could I get beaten in an argument by the use of a team I loathe so completely? I suppose anyone out east won't know this, but the American networks that Edmonton gets are all fed through Spokane. That means I have been forced to watch a Seahawks game almost every single week of the NFL season for the past 20 years of my life. And it hasn't been pretty. Okay, Steve Largent was pretty. Dave Krieg was decent. John Williams? Meh. Even Bosworth couldn't make me a fan, and I loooove that haircut. Thank God for NFL Ticket.

No problem with the link, although I will admit that the moniker "dorks on sports" being taken enrages me. You could link to our World Baseball Classic coverage in your story, though. Some of us up here care about baseball. It may just be the five of us, but we LOVE it. Kevin is an American, Abboud wishes he was, and Avi is the the Bill James of the North. We have long talked about starting our own SABR chapter up here, in fact.

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Hmm, you not liking the Seahawks makes me like you guys more. Is that weird? Probably weird. I do have pants on, so that makes it a little better, right? Ok, forget it, it's weird.

And hey, I saw you linked to our comments on the baseball thing. Not to worry fellas. We'll link you guys up soon. I visit you wacky canadian bastards daily. Good stuff.

I'm glad you like "Dorks on Sports". I'm sorry it enrages you. I suggest some zinfandel and a romantic comedy. Does the trick everytime.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

It only enrages me because I would like to use it. Speaking of romantic comedies, I didn't watch one last night when I watched The 40 Year Old Virgin. Gold. Pure gold.

God I hate the Seahawks.

On an actual football related question, how long before Grossman gets back the starting spot? I missed the game, and I have been busy preparing for Festivus, so I don't even know if he took any snaps last Sunday. What is the prognosis?

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Grabia, I can't believe you hated on John L. Williams, one of the greatest Fullbacks of our time. And I hate the Seahawks for the same reason you do. If I had a nickel for every time I was watching NBC and heard the phrase "coming up next, (insert game of the week between two contenders), except for viewers on the west coast, who will see the Seahawks vs the Cardinals (or other crappy team), I"d be filthy rich.

My guess is that Grossman finds a way to get hurt before he can supplant Kyle Orton.

And on that topic, does anyone have a photo of Kyle Orton with his mustache? I'd like it for a post I'm working on.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Greg said...

No, I know that's why it enrages you. It's our brilliance. It burns your cockles. We appreciate it. We're a very appreciative bunch, us SportsBlah guys... but, you know, thanks, we like our tagline too...a little too close to home, but fun nonetheless.

And dude, 40 Year Old Virgin = Solid Gold Dancer, indeed.

As far as Grossman, I'm not sure. It depends on Sunday night's game. If the Bears win, Orton lives on. If they lose, and he plays poorly, you'll start to hear the grumblings. So, I think, if the Bears lose on Sunday, Orton will be replaced at the half during Week 16. And as much as I love to boast about the Bears, realistically, that team can't win without a decent QB. I mean, they can beat the Seahawks (crap team that they are), but the AFC is a different story. Sunday's game is big on many levels. Even though, you know, the Bears will destroy the Falcons.


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