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Californication Returns with 4th Season

Californication Season 4 Addison Timlin

The best show on television is back. Californication returned with the premier episode of the fourth season last night — for those of you who don’t already watch tune in Sunday nights at 9:00pm EST on Showtime.

This is the best show on television, hands down. It’s hedonistic, wildly inappropriate, and quite juvenile — yet it’s fantastically written, acted, and with the season three finale easily became one of the most legitimate shows on TV. Showtime has struck gold with this one.

For those of you who watch already, Hank has finally managed to get himself in way over his head. The season premier also introduces a young new actress, Addison Timlin, who is nothing short of gorgeous. With football nearing an end, you should now have a date with your couch every Sunday night for a few more months.

Yes, this show is good enough that it warrants a post over the first round of the NFL playoffs. That said, this is a sports blog, so I’ll give you my ten second run down of the weekend’s events.

1) Michael Vick’s flashy season ended yesterday with an interception — I’m sure that few are weeping on his behalf. That said, he had to make a big play to get into the end zone and went down swinging. A disappointing loss for Vick and Eagles nation, for sure. While the Packers scare the hell out of me, as a Pats fan I’d rather play them than the Eagles. The Packers are a bit more predictable.

2) The Jets beat the Colts, eliminating Peyton Manning, which is awesome. The Jets will no doubt be fired up for their rematch with the Pats — who knows what Rex Ryan will be spewing before this game kicks off. Of course I think the Pats will handle their business and beat the Jets, but I’d expect the Jets to bring it. This game is not in the bag.

3) The Baltimore Ravens looked scary good. Please keep them away from me.

Now go watch Californication if you haven’t already.

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howiGit’s 2010 NFL Playoff Predictions

2010 Super Bowl

The regular season is in the books, the playoffs are set, so without further adieu, here are my picks:

In the AFC…..

Jets-Colts: Colts Win

Ravens-Chiefs: Ravens Win

Ravens-Patriots: Patriots Win

Colts-Steelers: Colts Win

Colts-Patriots: Patriots Win AFC Championship

In the NFC…….

Saints-Seahawks: Saints Win

Packers-Eagles: Packers Win

Saints-Falcons: Falcons Win

Bears-Packers: Packers Win

Packers-Falcons: Packers Win NFC Championship

In the Super Bowl…….

Packers-Patriots: Patriots Win Super Bowl

As I mentioned before, leading the pack causes paranoia. I really didn’t want to pick the Patriots to win, and came very close to choosing another team. While the Pats defense has been great at times, we’ve still managed to let up 30+ points all too frequently. That’s not gonna fly in the playoffs. That said, I’m sticking with the Pats for another Super Bowl title.

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After Branch-ing Out, Patriots Get Huge Win Over Ravens

Deion Branch New England Patriots

After losing Randy Moss, picking up former Patriots hero Deion Branch, and much apprehension over playing arguably the NFL’s best team in the Baltimore Ravens, the Patriots squeaked out a huge 23-20 overtime win on Sunday. Moving to 4-1 on the season, the Patriots have now forced their way into the elite teams in the league this season discussion — whether it’s warranted or not.

The Patriots could not have looked worse for the majority of this game, but managed to keep the score 20-10 going into the 4th quarter. They then did their thing — Tom Brady drove the team down the field with ease, Deion Branch looked like his old self, and the defense made several huge stops in the overtime period. This win will likely go down as the Patriots trademark victory this season.

One huge mark of contention — yeah, I’m talking to you Billy boy. In the fourth quarter with four seconds left in the game, the Patriots had a chance to win the game with what would have been a 62-yard field goal. The kick would have been downwind with an excellent kicker, for the win, and to avoid overtime. Yet Bill Belichick opted to throw a hail mary into the end zone, a choice that seemed completely absurd to me. If given a shot at winning the game with a field goal, why not take it? If I were Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski I would have been livid — way to not trust your kicker, Bill. As a Patriots fan I am more than happy to have the play calling reigns in your hands, but this is one call I could not disagree with more. You’re lucky as hell that we pulled it out in OT.

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Patriots, Yankees, or Phillies — You Make the Odds

Tim Lincecum 2010 NLCS

We’re keeping it simple today, with the first “You Make the Odds” post in quite a while. What’s more likely to happen — the Patriots beating the Ravens on Sunday, the Yankees losing the ALCS to the Rangers, or the Phillies losing the NLCS to the Giants? I’m going to say the Patriots have a 20% chance of winning — Baltimore’s defense should have no problem getting to Tom Brady, and their running attack will eat the Patriots alive. The Yankees have a 30% chance of losing — they need to close this one out early so they don’t have to face Cliff Lee twice or when he’s well rested. The Phillies have a 25% chance of losing — just because the Giants have some pitching and well, they are the Phillies.  In other words, I guess these are all pretty heavily favored contests, although I give the Yankees the best chance of losing — though not by much.

What do you think? Back your suggestions up.

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