Friday, November 14, 2008

Week 11 NFL Pick Extravaganza; Brought to You by the Makers of Brooklyn Hillbilly and Brooklyn Hillbilly Drunk(TM)

What the fuck does this have to do with anything? Not sure, but Im just glad hes saying it.

Greetings proud and loyal readers. BH is back in the saddle for Week 11, well rested and ready to guide you wrong on this weeks NFL games.

Denver at Atlanta(-6.5, 51)
Rematches of Super Bowls past always go the other way. Am I wrong? Prove it.
Atlanta wins 38-24.
(Sorry Donkeys, I will make up for my lack of attention soon, I promise.)

San Diego at Pittsburgh(-5, 42)
Let me start by saying how incredibly spectacular Big Ben played last week. His passes were snapped off with crisp efficiency, infallible judgement and impossible accuracy. He played so well that Mathatma, Brooklyn Yinzer and I spent the next 5 hours drinking 40s and Natty Ice(at least I did) at an establishment with the word "Roadhouse" in its name with a gaggle of Wisconsinites(Wisconsoneers?) in Brett Favre jerseys. Yes, it was a beautiful sight to behold.

Back to reality now, and the internationally acclaimed BH Numbers Rundown. These next few sentences may be painful for Steeler fans to read, but they are the facts. The Pittsburgh Steelers rank in the bottom ten in the following categories: rushing yards, passing yards, net yards/pass attempt, yards/rush, first downs and interceptions. Ben Roethlisberger has gone from the second highest rated passer last year to the 25th ranked with more interceptions than touchdowns. The rushing attack has fallen from #3 to #24. In short, what was expected to be an explosive offensive year for the Steelers has turned into an unmitigated failure. It is one of the worst offenses in the league. The one bright spot is the the inexplicable lack of fumbles by the team. And boy is there enough blame to go around. Everyone from the offensive line to Ben to offensive coordinator Bruce "a child could out-coach me" Arians all deserve thier share. The only ones I dont blame are Mewelde Moore and Hines Ward. They are trying.

But somethings got to give. I dont see how the Steelers win this division at the rate they are going. If there is a God(or even a thinking GM), Arians will be gone next year, but it remains to be seen if this year will be survivable with this coaching staff who is actively preventing the team from winning games. Ben will have to get out of his funk without any help. Lord knows I hope he does(you know BH is desperate if he pleads with fake deities twice in one paragraph). I think they win this week, but a different team needs to take the field for that to translate into a successful season. Steelers squeak by 24-21.

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