Weekly 14 Thursday Night Picks: Just What Dallas Ordered: Hapless Chicago

Jim Armstrong There’s no two ways about it, Jay Cutler is who he is at 31 years old – an erratic, turnover prone QB who has one career playoff win. Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson both are Super Bowl winning QB’s. Through nearly 9 seasons, Cutler sports 1 career playoff win and a ghastly 1-11 career […]

The Most Important GIFs of Week 13

After a week off for Thanksgiving, I’m back and ready more than ever for mediocre writing and more GIFs. Get excited. By the way, if you’re wondering what my emotional state was during the 49ers-Seahawks game on Thanksgiving night, just watch this on a loop and you’ll get the basic gist of it:     […]

The Most Important GIFs From Week 11

All Hail Chris Borland Edition   Before we go ANY further… Chris Borland. Just seeing his name typed gives me goosebumps. Since becoming one of the 49ers’ starting linebackers in Week 7, Borland has amassed 56 tackles in four games, adding two interceptions against the Giants last Sunday (we’ll get back to this). The dude’s […]

The Giants Steady Decline

I hate to sound unappreciative or short-minded but the Giants, winners of two Super Bowls in the span of five seasons, have fallen into disarray in an even shorter amount of time. Although a 4,000-word exposition could be crafted detailing the different reasons for the Giants slow and steady decline, I will instead focus on […]

Week 11 Thursday Night Picks: Realization that Football is in the Stretch Run

Jim Armstrong Of the 12 playoff teams that qualified for the playoffs last season, four of those teams (Green Bay, San Francisco, Carolina & San Diego) are currently on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. With that being said, all of these teams are within striking distance of a wild card spot or […]

The Most Important GIFs From Week 10

It’s insane to think that just a few weeks ago Geno Smith was a starting quarterback and Mark Sanchez was not. (Thinking…) Nevermind, no it’s not. You know what’s actually insane, though? It’s been more than two weeks without a J.J. Watt GIF, guys. And no one has even made a big deal about this. […]

Week 10 Thursday Night Football Picks & The State of the AFC North

Jim Armstrong Who predicted that the AFC North, with an aggregate 21 wins through week 9, would be the strongest division in the NFL. Heck the 2012 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens (who still have 8 starters from that Super Bowl team) are in the cellar of the division, at 5-4, after dropping each of […]

The Most Important GIFs From Week 9

Similar to the 49ers performance against the Rams on Sunday, I decided to mail it in this week, so don’t expect too much effort. But before we begin I’d like to pose a question to you all. This comes courtesy of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang: Has anyone ever blocked a punt in madden? […]

Week 9 Thursday Picks – Halfway Done with the NFL

Jim Armstrong First off, congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, who just captured their 3rd world series in five seasons (for those living under a rock), beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7. I’ll readily admit that I am not the most ardent baseball fan, but any sports fan can appreciate the tense […]

The Most Important GIFs of Week 8

Since the 49ers were on a bye this past week, I debated taking a one-week hiatus myself. Then I remembered that the 49ers basically played like they were on a bye in last week’s game against the Broncos, and since I still wrote a post after that debacle I suppose it’s only fair that I […]