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Tuesday, November 30

NFL Picks: Week 12 Results / Week 13 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 12 alone:

  • Everybody got the Green Bay Packers wrong after their loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Jerhawk was the only one to pick the Cowboys and Bills in their respective games, and got them both wrong.
  • Dakota 2147 was the only one to pick the Detroit Lions incorrectly.
  • Deus Legend was the only one to pick the Chicago Bears and got it correct.
  • JohnnyX77 was the only one to choose the Cardinals incorrectly.
None of the 2 point conversion games were successful this week.

The results from Week 12:

1.) Deus Legend / 13
2.) BlazenHawks / 10
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T3.) Jerhawk / 9
T5.) ScottRocketOrian / 8
T5.) Stopable / 8
7.) Dakota 2147 / 6

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented this week by John Deere Snow Blowers:

T1.) Jerhawk / 102
T1.) BlazenHawks / 102
3.) Deus Legend / 100
4.) Stopable / 98
5.) ScottRocketOrian / 91
6.) JohnnyX77 / 83
7.) Dakota 2147 / 78
8.) x SeanZ x / 45
9.) lakerbrim / 8

The Week 13 schedule. Please have your picks in before kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Texans @ Eagles (Thursday Night)(Eagles favored by 8 points)

Bears @ Lions

*Saints @ Bengals (New Orleans favored by 6.5)

Jaguars @ Titans

Falcons @ Buccaneers

Redskins @ N.Y. Giants

Bills @ Vikings

*49ers @ Packers (Packers favored by 10)

*Broncos @ Chiefs (Chiefs favored by 8.5)

Browns @ Dolphins

*Raiders @ Chargers (San Diego favored by 13)

Rams @ Cardinals

Panthers @ Seahawks

Cowboys @ Colts

Steelers @ Ravens (Sunday Night Brawl)

N.Y. Jets @ Patriots (Monday Night Fight)

http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml
Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 23

NFL Picks: Week 11 Results / Week 12 Picks




Hello, and welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 11:

  • Everyone got the N.Y. Jets correct.
  • Deus Legend was the only one to pick the Lions and Cardinals, but got them wrong.
  • BlazenHawks was the only one to choose the Chicago Bears correctly.
  • ScottRocketOrian was the only one to go for the 2 point conversions with the Panthers and Seahawks, but got them both wrong.
  • Jerhawk was the only one to go for 2 point with the Raiders, but got it wrong.
  • Stopable and JohnnyX77 were the only ones to pick the mighty Buffalo Bills, and got it correct!
None of the 2 point conversion games were successful this week.

Here were the results from Week 11 alone. It was a solid week for everyone, especially JohnnyX77 who tied our record high of 14 in a week:

1.) JohnnyX77 / 14
2.) Stopable / 13
3.) BlazenHawks / 11
4.) ScottRocketOrian / 10
T5.) Deus Legend / 9
T5.) Jerhawk / 9
7.) Dakota 2147 / 8

Now for our overall PowerRankings, presented this week by the National Wildlife Foundation. Help Protect Wildlife:

1.) Jerhawk / 93
2.) BlazenHawks / 92
3.) Stopable / 90
4.) Deus Legend / 87
5.) ScottRocketOrian / 83
6.) JohnnyX77 / 74
7.) Dakota 2147 / 72
8.) x SeanZ x / 45
9.) lakerbrim / 8

Here's the Week 12 schedule. Three games will be played on Thursday, which is Thanksgiving, so make sure to get those in. Please have your picks in prior to the kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Patriots @ Lions (Thanksgiving early afternoon)(Patriots favored by 6.5)

Saints @ Cowboys (Thanksgiving late afternoon)

Bengals @ Jets (Thanksgiving evening)

*Panthers @ Browns (Browns favored by 11)

Jaguars @ Giants

Eagles @ Bears

*Steelers @ Bills (Steelers favored by 6.5)

Packers @ Falcons (Former Favre Bowl / Game of the Week)

*Buccaneers @ Ravens (Ravens favored by 7.5)

*Titans @ Texans (Texans favored by 6.5)

Vikings @ Redskins

Chiefs @ Seahawks

Dolphins @ Raiders

Rams @ Broncos

Chargers @ Colts (Sunday Night)

49ers @ Cardinals (Monday Night Epic Showdown)

http://ww
w.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml

Thanks everyone, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 16

NFL Picks: Week 10 Results / Week 11 Picks


Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 11:

  • Everybody got the Bucs, Colts and Eagles correct in their respective games.
  • Everybody got the Chiefs and Giants wrong in their games.
  • Deus Legend was the only one to pick the Ravens and got it wrong.
  • JohnnyX77 was the only one to choose the Browns, but got that incorrect.
  • Stopable was the only one to pick the 49ers correctly, electing not to go for the 2 point conversion.
  • Jerhawk and BlazenHawks were the only ones to pick against their Seahawks, and got it wrong.
None of the 2 point conversions were converted this week. The Cowboys were the only underdog team to win, but nobody chose them.

The results from Week 11. It was a rough week for the leaders:

1.) ScottRocketOrian / 10
2.) Stopable / 9
T3.) Jerhawk / 6
T3.) Deus Legend / 6
T3.) BlazenHawks / 6
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 6

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented this week by Fisher Price: Play, Laugh, Grow:

1.) Jerhawk / 84
2.) BlazenHawks / 81
3.) Deus Legend / 78
4.) Stopable / 77
5.) ScottRocketOrian / 73
6.) Dakota 2147 / 64
7.) JohnnyX77 / 62
8.) x SeanZ x / 45
9.) lakerbrim / 8

The Week 11 schedule. The * symbol means that game is a 2 Point conversion. There are no teams on a bye week for the remainder of the season. Please have your picks in before the kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Remember, there's a Thursday Night game this week:

Bears @ Dolphins (Thursday Night)

Lions @ Cowboys

*Cardinals @ Chiefs (Chiefs favored by 8)

Packers @ Vikings

*Ravens @ Panthers (Ravens favored by 10)

Browns @ Jaguars

*Raiders @ Steelers (Steelers favored by 7)

Bills @ Bengals

Redskins @ Titans

Texans @ Jets

Falcons @ Rams

Buccaneers @ 49ers

*Seahawks @ Saints (Saints favored by 11.5)

Colts @ Patriots

Giants @ Eagles (Sunday Night)

*Broncos @ Chargers (Monday Night)(Chargers favored by 10)

http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 9

NFL Picks: Week 9 Results / Week 10 Picks (The Turning Point)



Hello, and welcome back to NFL Picks. We're halfway through the season, which means this is the week where we can change our Super Bowl picks, as well as the beginning of the 2-Point Conversions.

Here were the standout picks from Week 9 alone:

  • Everyone who picked got the Saints, Packers and Steelers correct in their games.
  • ScottRocketOrian was the lone wolf in picking the Cleveland Browns over the Pats, and got it correct.
  • ScottRocketOrian was the only one to pick the Seahawks, but got it wrong.
  • JohnnyX77 was the only one to choose the Oakland Raiders correctly.
  • JohnnyX77 was the only one to pick the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions, but got them both wrong.
The results from Week 9:

1.) BlazenHawks / 10
T2.) Deus Legend / 9
T2.) ScottRocketOrian / 9
4.) Jerhawk / 8
T5.) Stopable / 7
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 7
7.) Dakota 2147 / 1

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented this week by Wendy's. You know when it's real:

1.) Jerhawk / 78
2.) BlazenHawks / 75
3.) Deus Legend / 72
4.) Stopable / 68
5.) Dakota 2147 / 64
6.) ScottRocketOrian / 63
7.) JohnnyX77 / 56
8.) x SeanZ x / 45
9.) lakerbrim / 8

This week is the only opportunity for us to change our Superbowl picks if we want to. Our current selections that we made at the beginning of the season are worth 10 bonus points, but if you decide to change, it will only be worth 5 bonus points if you get that team correct. Here's a reminder of the teams we chose to win the Superbowl at the beginning of the season:

Jerhawk: Indianapolis Colts (5-3)
Deus Legend, BlazenHawks and Stopable: Baltimore Ravens (6-2)
JohnnyX77 and lakerbrim: Green Bay Packers (6-3)
Dakota 2147: Washington Redskins (4-4)
ScottRocketOrian: Seattle Seahawks (4-4)
x SeanZ x: New York Jets (6-2)

Here's the divisional winners that we chose to win at the beginning of the season as well. These are worth 3 points for each division that we get correct which will be added on at the end of the regular season. These picks can't be changed, but I think it's a nice reminder of how unpredictable the NFL is:

NFC West:
T1.) Seattle Seahawks (4-4): ScottRocket Orian and Dakota 2147
T1.) St. Louis Rams (4-4): Nobody
4.) San Francisco 49ers (2-6): Everybody except ScottRocketOrian and Dakota 2147
NFC North:
1.) Green Bay Packers (6-3): Everybody except SRO, Dakota and x SeanZ x
3.) Minnesota Vikings (3-5): SRO, Dakota and x SeanZ x
NFC South:
1.) Atlanta Falcons (6-2): Jerhawk, BlazenHawks, Deus Legend, lakerbrim
2.) New Orleans Saints (6-3): Stopable, JohnnyX77, Dakota 2147, SRO, x SeanZ x
NFC East:
1.) New York Giants (6-2): ScottRocketOrian
3.) Washington Redskins (4-4): BlazenHawks, Stopable, JohnnyX77, Dakota 2147, lakerbrim
4.) Dallas Cowboys (1-7): Jerhawk, Deus Legend, x SeanZ x
AFC West:
1.) Kansas City Chiefs (5-3): Nobody
2.) Oakland Raiders (5-4): Jerhawk and BlazenHawks
3.) San Diego Chargers (4-5): Deus Legend, Stopable, JohnnyX77, SRO
4.) Denver Broncos (2-6): Dakota 2147, x SeanZ x
AFC North:
T1.) Baltimore Ravens (6-2): Jerhawk, Deus Legend, BlazenHawks, Stopable, lakerbrim
T1.) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2): Dakota 2147
4.) Cincinnati Bengals (2-6): JohnnyX77, ScottRocketOrian
AFC South:
T1.) Indianapolis Colts (5-3): Everybody except JohnnyX77 and x SeanZ x
T1.) Tennessee Titans (5-3): x SeanZ x
T3.) Houston Texans (4-4): JohnnyX77
AFC East:
T1.) New York Jets (6-2): Stopable, x SeanZ x
T1.) New England Patriots (6-2): Jerhawk, Deus Legend, BlazenHawks, JohnnyX77, lakerbrim
3.) Miami Dolphins (4-4): Dakota 2147, ScottRocketOrian
4.) Buffalo Bills (0-8): Thankfully nobody

The Week 10 schedule. This week, we'll start up the 2 point conversion games. These games will be labeled with the * next to it. If you pick the underdog in these games and that team wins, you'll receive 2 points. If you pick the underdog and they lose, you'll get zero. If you choose the favorite and get it correct, you'll still get one point.

Please have your picks in before the kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Remember, there's a Thursday night game this week.

Ravens @ Falcons (Thursday Night)

Vikings @ Bears

N.Y. Jets @ Browns

*Panthers @ Buccaneers (The Bucs are favored by 6.5)

Titans @ Dolphins

*Bengals @ Colts (The Colts are favored by 7.5)

Lions @ Bills

Texans @ Jaguars

Chiefs @ Broncos

*Rams @ 49ers (The 49ers are favored by 6)

*Cowboys @ Giants (The Giants are favored by 14)

Seahawks @ Cardinals

Patriots @ Steelers (Sunday Night)

Eagles @ Redskins (Monday Night)


http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Monday, November 8

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review


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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is pure over-the-top driving entertainment. The cars and environments are gorgeous, the crashes are spectacular, and the new Autolog feature breathes new life into the time-honored tradition of video game competition among friends. The single-player races can become somewhat repetitive and there are some presentation issues, but overall, Hot Pursuit is a blast. If you’re looking for a high-octane racer that grabs on tight but doesn’t take itself too seriously, give this one a shot.
 
IGN Ratings for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (X360)
 
Rating Description
out of 10
8.5 Presentation
The menus aren’t exactly beautiful, but they get the job done. A few gripes here and there, too. No cockpit view? Sadface.
9.0 Graphics
I’ve never seen better-looking environments in a racing game. The scenery shines, the cars are beautiful and everything runs smoothly.
9.0 Sound
Excellent. The engine notes are spot-on, and hearing certain cars is bound to give you chills. Rain, thunder and environment sound are dramatic. Soundtrack is better than I expected.
9.0 Gameplay
The cars are a blast to drive, the crashes never get old, and the races truly come to life. Hot Pursuit just feels good in your hands.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
The career mode gets a bit repetitive after a while, but the brilliant Autolog, online multiplayer and the sheer enjoyment of driving and crashing offset it.
9.0
OVERALL
Outstanding
(out of 10)

Thursday, November 4

Canceled NBA Elite 11 Was Anything But Elite


The video game industry is a big business. Make that a huge business. Millions of dollars are spent developing games, and millions more are spent marketing them to the masses. NBA Elite 11, a basketball game from EA Sports, is unusual in that it's been developed and marketed, but it will never see the inside of a console. Although EA initially simply delayed its October 5 release, they've now

Wednesday, November 3

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Crash and Seacrest County




Watch some of the crashes NFS has to offer. And yes, these are with FULL Licensed cars not fake ones! Also in the second video is the games Seacrest County, featuring every type of landscape there is to race in. This game looks amazing. I haven't been excited about a NFS game since Underground. This game takes the series back to its roots and it all plays out amazingly. Try out the demo for this game and you'll be pulled right into to the fun. This game is coming November 16th!

Tuesday, November 2

NFL Picks: Week 8 Results / Week 9 Picks



Hello, and welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 8:

  • Everybody got Kansas City correct.
  • Everybody got the Steelers, Jets and Cowboys wrong in their respective games.
  • Deus Legend was the only one to pick the San Francisco 49ers, and got it correct.
  • BlazenHawks was the only one to choose the San Diego Chargers correctly.
  • Dakota 2147 was the only one to pick the Minnesota Vikings, but got it incorrect.
The results from Week 8 alone. Not too many people picked this week:

T1.) Deus Legend / 7
T1.) BlazenHawks / 7
T1.) Jerhawk / 7
T4.) Stopable / 5
T4.) ScottRocketOrian / 5
6.) Dakota 2147 / 4

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented this week by Chevrolet:

1.) Jerhawk / 70
2.) BlazenHawks / 65
T3.) Deus Legend / 63
T3.) Dakota 2147 / 63
5.) Stopable / 61
6.) ScottRocketOrian / 56
7.) JohnnyX77 / 49
8.) x SeanZ x / 45
9.) lakerbrim / 8

Next week we will start the 2 point conversions again, where if you pick the underdog team and get it right you get double the points. I'll also show you guys how those divisional picks and Superbowl picks are doing that we made way back at the beginning of the season.

Here's the Week 9 schedule. As always: Please have your picks in before kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for.

Bears @ Bills

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Dolphins @ Ravens

Saints @ Panthers

Patriots @ Browns

Chargers @ Texans

Jets @ Lions

Cardinals @ Vikings

Giants @ Seahawks

Chiefs @ Raiders

Colts @ Eagles

Cowboys @ Packers (Sunday Night America's Game)

Steelers @ Bengals (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!