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Pro Bowl Result
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Regular Season Total:  150-106 (.586)
Playoffs Picks:  6-4 (.600)
Pro Bowl Pick:  0-1 (.00)
Overall Total:  156-111 (.584)
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Super Bowl XLV Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers over Green Bay Packers
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Super Bowl XLV Pick

31 January 2011

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Pro Bowl Result
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Regular Season Lock Picks:  24-10 (.706)
Regular Season Total:  159-97 (.621)
Playoffs Picks:  6-4 (.600)
Pro Bowl Pick:  0-1 (.000)
Overall Total:  165-102 (.618)
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Super Bowl XLV Pick
To me this should be an epic Super Bowl. Two truly balanced teams. One with a great defense and an underrated offense. The other with a great offense and an underrated defense.
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The difference will be at the quarterback position. While Aaron Rodgers may have more talent, Big Ben just has a knack for rising to the occasion in big spots.
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My pick is for the Steelers to take home their seventh Super Bowl trophy.
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Super Bowl XLIV Results:  0-1
My Son’s Results:  0-1


Regular Season Lock Picks:  31-3 (.912)
Regular Season Total:  177-79 (.691)
Playoff Picks:  4-7
Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
Overall Total:  182-86 (.679)

My son’s Playoff Picks:  5-2
My son’s Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
My son’s Overall Total:  6-2

These are heads-up picks. The Yahoo ATS challenge wrapped up. I finished tied for third at 134-119-3 (.529). If you want to take part in the challenge next year, leave me a message in the comment with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.

Time for the final results of Fantasy Football Out on a Limb.

Scoring

6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard.

Last Week
Peyton Manning over Drew Brees +2:  Loser Manning 20.65, Brees 24.3 (22.3 actual +2)
Donald Brown over Reggie Bush:  Loser Brown 2.9, Bush 6.3
Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon over Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Jeremy Shockey, and David Thomas
Winner
Indy Triplets:  23.8
Colston, Henerson, Meachem, Shockey, Thomas: 23.4
Super Bowl Picks:  1-2

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  7-7
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3
Overall: 56-62-1

Ready for some bragging rights?  It’s time for the second Annual Lester’s Legends Pick the Score contest.  It’s as simple a contest as you’ll ever find.  All you have to do is post what you think the score of the Super Bowl will be.

Whoever comes the closest gets bragging rights for a whole year.  What are you waiting for?  Put in your score now and let the trash talking begin.

As a bonus, you can win a button that you can showcase on your website or send out to all of your friends to prove how much of a football expert you are.

I’ll get us started.

Indianapolis:  38
New Orleans:  24

Congratulations Todd Farino of http://www.fantasyfootballsearch.com/ and http://www.fantasybaseballsearch.com/ for the closest prediction 31-27.

Here’s the winning  button.


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Last Year’s Winner:  The King

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Time for another edition of Fantasy Football Out on a Limb.  I scour the rosters to select a player who I feel will outperform a higher profile player in that given week.  I base my decisions on match-ups, how the players are trending, and the ever-important hunch.  To mix things up I’ll occasionally do some two on one match-ups or even pit RB or WR duos against each other.  Sometimes I’ll spot a player some points.

For the Super Bowl I will pick one matchup for Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver.

Scoring
6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard.

Last Week
Vince Young over Donovan McNabb:  Loser VY2.55, McNabb 10.5
Frank Gore over Adrian Peterson:  Loser Gore 1.5, AP 2.2
Steve Smith over Vincent Jackson:  Loser Smith 10.8, V-Jax 18.2
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  6-5
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3
Overall: 55-60-1


Super Bowl XLIV Picks

Drew Brees profile
Peyton Manning over Drew Brees +2
There isn’t much separating these two franchise QBs. I’m choosing the Colts to win the game, and I think Manning will be the Super Bowl MVP. Brees should have a solid game as well, but even with two spotted points, I think Manning comes out victorious.


Donald Brown over Reggie Bush
Both are secondary options in the running game, but I believe Brown will be more productive. I expect him to get plenty of touches towards the end of the game as Indianapolis wraps up another Super Bowl victory.

Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon over Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Jeremy Shockey, and David Thomas
I’m mixing it up by taking the Colts’ WR triplets over the Saints triplets and their top two tight ends. The Saints WRs combined for 2705 yards and 21 TDs during the regular season while the Saints quintet combined for 3525 yards and 24 TDs. Even without putting Dallas Clark into the equation, I’m banking on the Colts’ wides.

Here’s a breakdown of playoff fantasy rankings for Super Bowl XLIV.

Quarterbacks
1. Peyton Manning
2. Drew Brees

Running Backs
1. Pierre Thomas
2. Joseph Addai
3. Donald Brown
4. Reggie Bush

Wide Receivers
1. Reggie Wayne
2. Marques Colston
3. Austin Collie
4. Pierre Garcon
5. Devery Henderson
6. Robert Meachem

Tight Ends
1. Dallas Clark
2. Jeremy Shockey
3. David Thomas

Kickers
1. Matt Stover
2. Garrett Hartley

Defenses
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New Orleans Saints

Pro Bowl Results: 1-0
My Son’s Results:
1-0

Regular Season Lock Picks:  31-3 (.912)
Regular Season Total:  177-79 (.691)
Playoff Picks:  4-6
Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
Overall Total:  182-85 (.682)

My son’s Playoff Picks:  5-1
My son’s Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
My son’s Overall Total:  6-1

Super Bowl XLIV Pick:
Indianapolis Colts over New Orleans Saints


My son’s pick:
Indianapolis Colts over New Orleans Saints

These are heads-up picks. The Yahoo ATS challenge wrapped up.I finished tied for third at 134-119-3 (.529). If you want my take on the playoff match-ups ATS, leave me a message in the comment with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.

I can somewhat see James Harrison’s snub of President George Bush when the Steelers beat the Seahawks in 2006.  President Bush was not the most popular guy, and I can understand if he disagreed with his policies and chose to make a political statement by staying home. 

This time around though, I don’t get it.  President Obama isn’t the face of this War.  In fact, he hasn’t been in office long enough that the honeymoon phase has even wore off.  Harrison’s reasoning is childish at best.  He is quoted as saying “This is how I feel — if you want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don’t win the Super Bowl. As far as I’m concerned, he would’ve invited Arizona if they had won.  It’s not that big a deal to me.”  I’m sorry James, but there are such things as tradition.  The President is a pretty busy man I gather.  He doesn’t have time, nor would I want him, to entertain every team in every sport.  It is an honor, that is bestowed upon the team that wins its respective champion.  John McCain did not win the election.  Do you think the Steelers are going to visit him? 

Here’s the ESPN video:

Grant Hill, while filling in for Mike Golic on the Mike & Mike Show, expressed his displeasure with Harrison by saying  “I’m ashamed…It’s an honor. It’s a team event. For him not to want to go, I just don’t get it….That’s sad.”  Good for you Grant.

Check out USA Today’s Game On! blog for a couple of funny reasons why Harrison won’t make the trip.

Quarterbacks
Kurt Warner
- 31of 43 for 377 yards, 3 TDs, INT
Ben Roethlisberger - 21 of 30 for 256 yards, TD, INT

Running Backs
Gary Russell
- 2 carries for -3 yards, TD
Willie Parker - 19 carries for 53 yards, 1 catch for -2 yards
Edgerrin James - 9 carries for 33 yards, 4 catches for 28 yards

Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald
- 7 catches for 127 yards, 2 TDs
Santonio Holmes - 9 catches for 131 yards, TD
Anquan Boldin - 8 catches for 84 yards
Steve Breaston - 6 catches for 71 yards
Hines Ward – 2 catches for 43 yards

Tight Ends
Ben Patrick
- 1 catch for 1 yard, TD
Heath Miller - 5 catches for 57 yards

Super Bowl Observations

2 February 2009

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It was a great game.  That is for sure.  Here are some things I took away from the game.

1.  This is the most important one to me.  The last play was WAY too close for them not to go the the review.  It was a big play that helped decide the SUPER BOWL.  I’m not saying it should have been overturned, but at least take the time to review one of the biggest plays in the biggest game of the year.

2.  Larry Fitzgerald is darn good.  He was easily the best player on the field in my eyes.  He’s such a gift to watch.  His attitude makes him even more amazing.  I’d say he’s one of the NFL’s Top 10 players.

3.  Denny Green gets a lot of crap, but his thumbprint is on the NFC Champion.

4.  The first Super Bowl Big Ben was pretty much along for the ride.  He won this one. 

5.  Santonio Holmes was a difference maker.  I’m still impressed with Pittsburgh for having the courage to take a stand when he got in trouble earlier in the year and the decency to give him another chance.

6.  The Edge looked like he still has life in his legs.  If he can swallow his pride and be willing to share the load, he has another year in him.

7.  Hines Ward is TOUGH.  It’s amazing a player as tough as he is can smile so brightly.  Pretty refreshing.

8.  Arizona’s D actually looked better than Pittsburgh’s.

9.  Pittsburgh sure knows how to hire Coaches. 

10.  If Heath Miller was in a more TE-friendly Offense he’d be a star.

11.  Philip Rivers may feel a little inadequate as Big Ben has two rings and Eli has one.

12.  The Super Bowl Pick ‘em Contest was won by a Londoner.  OK, so he’s from Rochester, NY, but he lives in London.  Nice job King.

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