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done88
09-09-2006, 01:35 AM
http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/features/writers/prisco/picks

Finally someone with some sense

Reddevil63
09-09-2006, 01:36 AM
My God, Sunday can not get here fast enough tick tick tick.

Dawkins
09-09-2006, 01:46 AM
I like his profound logic and reasoning behind that pick. What? There wasn't any? Oh... Nevermind. Carry on! :)

He also picked the Lions to beat the Seahawks. Credibility = Zero

Reddevil63
09-09-2006, 01:48 AM
Haha, he doesnt have cred because you dont agree? Tell me who else I shouldnt believe, I dont want to be mislead.

rockabilly
09-09-2006, 02:21 AM
note: if you look at the expert picks, 2 other writers also pick texans over eagles.

Reddevil63
09-09-2006, 02:28 AM
and they just lost all credibility

michaelm
09-09-2006, 02:37 AM
note: if you look at the expert picks, 2 other writers also pick texans over eagles.

Prisco picks the Texans to win, unfortunately the experts picks are against the spread.

Only two of them pick us to even cover the spread.

FlyEaglesFly
09-09-2006, 09:31 AM
Now this guy's a genius, unlike all the other sports writers who picked your team to lose, right?

nunusguy
09-09-2006, 10:08 AM
A Texans victory today would not be as unlikely as either of our 2 previous
season opening wins (vs. the Cowboys & Dolphins), but it would definitely be
an upset.
I dunno, but we're starting 5 rooks and the Eagles are starting none and its the opening game of the season. Those rookie nerves alone are gonna account for some mistakes, lets just hope they aren't critical ones.
But I like Kubiaks move of starting all these youngsters, for both practical and symbolic reasons.

Texizgreat
09-09-2006, 11:47 AM
Looks to me like this writer likes underdogs. Texans, Lions, and Green Bay


Just an observation.

Doug
09-09-2006, 12:51 PM
Looks to me like this writer likes underdogs. Texans, Lions, and Green Bay


Just an observation.
I was fixing to say the same thing. He's got alot of upsets in there.

Big J
09-09-2006, 01:19 PM
Green bay winning over the Bears....the Lions winning...I mean cmon.

Lets hope he picked the one that matters...the Texans over the Eagles.

FILO_girl
09-09-2006, 01:20 PM
Don't agree with his Lions over the Seahawks theory. That is out there.

Not a bad read from a Jag homer. :homer:

South Texan
09-09-2006, 01:39 PM
A 2-14 team with a new system, lots of rookies, and a shell shocked QB is predicted to give Philly a run for their money. (Yeah, I admit it, Philly is a talented team.)

Anyone else find this very encourging?

Well Philly, if we pull this off, please feel free to take out your frustration on Dallas. :whip:

mattwill
09-09-2006, 01:58 PM
Prisco's pick makes sense to this die-hard Eagles fan. CBS Sportsline doesn't pick their teams straight up the way ESPN does, they pick them against the spread. So Prisco is picking the Texans plus 4 points. "Home dogs" are universally considered to be a good bet. Obviously there are exceptions to the home dog rule, but the Texans' players are going to do everything they can to make Kubiak's debut as positive as possible, so I think the Texans plus 4 points is a very smart bet.

My personal (totally biased) opinion is that the Eagles' players have just as much to prove as the Texans' players, so if I were betting my heart would overrule my head's logical approach and I would take the Eagles minus the 4 points.

One other factor working in the Texans' favor is the fact that the Eagles are playing the Giants next week. If in the second half it is clear that the Eagles are going to win the game, I can see them getting very "plain vanilla" in their play calling in order not to show the Giants anything in the game films. A few less points in the Texans game would be well worth the element of surprise against the Giants.

run-david-run
09-09-2006, 02:05 PM
Prisco's pick makes sense to this die-hard Eagles fan. CBS Sportsline doesn't pick their teams straight up the way ESPN does, they pick them against the spread. So Prisco is picking the Texans plus 4 points. "Home dogs" are universally considered to be a good bet. Obviously there are exceptions to the home dog rule, but the Texans' players are going to do everything they can to make Kubiak's debut as positive as possible, so I think the Texans plus 4 points is a very smart bet.

My personal (totally biased) opinion is that the Eagles' players have just as much to prove as the Texans' players, so if I were betting my heart would overrule my head's logical approach and I would take the Eagles minus the 4 points.

One other factor working in the Texans' favor is the fact that the Eagles are playing the Giants next week. If in the second half it is clear that the Eagles are going to win the game, I can see them getting very "plain vanilla" in their play calling in order not to show the Giants anything in the game films. A few less points in the Texans game would be well worth the element of surprise against the Giants.Im hoping we dont have to worry about that...

Double Barrel
09-09-2006, 02:25 PM
I like his profound logic and reasoning behind that pick. What? There wasn't any? Oh... Nevermind. Carry on! :)

He also picked the Lions to beat the Seahawks. Credibility = Zero

Any given Sunday, man. :redtowel:

Blu
09-09-2006, 03:23 PM
Any given Sunday, man. :redtowel:
Allways have faith!

edo783
09-09-2006, 08:37 PM
I got +5.5 at the book in Mandalay Bay on the Texans.

TFL
09-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Philadelphia at Houston: Not using the No. 1 pick in the draft on Reggie Bush is as smart as a 16-year-old kid turning down a date with Jenna Jameson two days after he got his drivers license. Texans 20, Eagles 13.

Did not think this needed another thread.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5947950

mexican_texan
09-09-2006, 09:52 PM
Philadelphia at Houston: Not using the No. 1 pick in the draft on Reggie Bush is as smart as a 16-year-old kid turning down a date with Jenna Jameson two days after he got his drivers license. Texans 20, Eagles 13.
How in the world did they find out?

Texans86
09-10-2006, 12:27 AM
I just saw the quote from MSN about not picking Bush and thought it was funny that they still have us winning the game. Guess they don't think much of Philidelphia this year.

kingh99
09-10-2006, 01:13 AM
Prisco's pick makes sense to this die-hard Eagles fan. CBS Sportsline doesn't pick their teams straight up the way ESPN does, they pick them against the spread. So Prisco is picking the Texans plus 4 points. "Home dogs" are universally considered to be a good bet. Obviously there are exceptions to the home dog rule, but the Texans' players are going to do everything they can to make Kubiak's debut as positive as possible, so I think the Texans plus 4 points is a very smart bet.

My personal (totally biased) opinion is that the Eagles' players have just as much to prove as the Texans' players, so if I were betting my heart would overrule my head's logical approach and I would take the Eagles minus the 4 points.

One other factor working in the Texans' favor is the fact that the Eagles are playing the Giants next week. If in the second half it is clear that the Eagles are going to win the game, I can see them getting very "plain vanilla" in their play calling in order not to show the Giants anything in the game films. A few less points in the Texans game would be well worth the element of surprise against the Giants.

Everyone wants to call last season an abberation for the Eagles. We'll see.

GoTexans
09-10-2006, 01:24 AM
I hope he's right but he also picked the Lions over the Seahawks and Rams over the Broncos.

mattwill
09-10-2006, 09:09 AM
Everyone wants to call last season an abberation for the Eagles. We'll see.
Not everyone. Lots of people in Dallas, Washington and New York, and quite a few in Bristol, Connecticut want to call the Eagles DOA. Time will tell us who is right.