Championship Week Against the Spread – Beats by Dre Edition

“Can he handle the pressure? That is the question about quarterback Colin Kaepernick. I talk to a lot of people, they say ‘we can get to him, we can get to him.”

Kaepernick_BananaThat was the beginning of the uncensored three-minute advert for Beats by Dre, before his team bus arrives at the stadium and is pelted by bananas, urine-fecal bombs and even an entire cooler smashing the windshield – all by humanoid fans dressed in blue and lime green under depressing rainy skies. What city could that possibly be?

The 10 Best NFL Conference Championship Games

Media pundits muse that Sunday’s NFL conference title games are the best matchups we’ve seen in years. Since a good set up doesn’t necessarily guarantee an exciting game, let’s look at past championship games that actually lived up to the hype.

Against the Spread Picks, NFL Divisional Round

After a lame 1-3 showing in the opening week of the postseason, it is time to spice things up for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Along with my regular ATS pick, I will also do over-under picks for each of the four games.

What if the NFL went to a bowl format?

The mainstream media celebrated the end of the Bowl Championship Series after the Florida State Seminoles’ dramatic 34-31 victory over Auburn.

Dan Wetzel and Jeff Passan will finally get their wish in 2014 as college football will debut a new playoff system.

Against the Spread Picks: NFL wild card round

It is time to pick ‘em pal! Four games, four predictions. Time to make up for an awful end of my predicting season, although I went 6-0-1 against the number in college bowl games played on Jan. 1 and 2.

Green Bay Packers in danger of not selling out playoff game

Have we reached a tipping point regarding NFL tickets, even in Green Bay?

As of late Wednesday, 7,500 tickets remain for Sunday’s 49ers-Packers wild card playoff game at Lambeau Field.

2013 NFL Predictions: Full Postseason Picks

Now that all the 2013 NFL divisional previews are complete, let’s check out how I think the postseason will unfold.

Pick Four: Previews & Predictions for NFL Division Playoffs

Eight teams, four games. Who will emerge from the NFL Divisional Playoff Round to the Championship? Kurt Allen provides one version of what may happen.

RG3 Injury Blame Game: Who’s At Fault For Robert Griffin’s Latest Injury?

The Washington Redskins lost in the NFL Playoff and also needlessly risked the career of Robert Griffin III. How much is coach Mike Shanahan to blame?

Packers-Vikings Playoff Preview: Email Debate and Predictions

For the third time this season, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings will do battle.
And that means it’s time for MSF’s own Packers and Vikings fanatics to duke it via email one last time this season.

Cundiff’s Missed Field Goal, Kyle Williams’ Muff and Fumble Doom Ravens and 49ers

The two games played yesterday resulted in one of the greatest NFL Championship weekends of all-time. Both games were close throughout, and were decided by a field goal. Each game has its own fair share of storylines, but there is one common factor that affected the outcomes of both games: special teams.

New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers 5 P’s: Preview, Point Spread, Pick, Prediction, and Poll

In this afternoon’s second conference championship game, the red hot New York Giants travel to San Francisco to take on the consistent, physical 49ers. Here is all the basic info you need to know, what MSF’s writers have said about the game this week, and a poll so you can take your pick.

Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots 5 P’s: Preview, Point Spread, Pick, Prediction, and Poll

In this afternoon’s first conference championship game, the top two seeds in the AFC face off as Baltimore travels to Gillette Stadium to face the Patriots. Here is all the basic info you need to know, what MSF’s writers have said about the game this week, and a poll so you can take your pick.

Harbaugh Bowl II and Patriots-Giants II Offer Two Intriguing, Possible Super Bowl Matchups

Conference Championship Sunday is only one day away, and four teams still have their hopes alive for a Super Bowl title. The four teams remaining provide possible Super Bowl matchups that will be very interesting to watch.

Cam Cameron, The Key To Sunday’s Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game

The most important person in deciding who will advance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI is none other than the gentleman who holds the worst all-time record of any “non-interim” head coach in NFL history: Baltimore Offensive Coordinator Malcolm “call me Cam” Cameron.