The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 14

December 10, 2010

NFL/Tis the season, to be jolly and a 4-2 Week 13 has put the Lineman in the holiday spirit, The Lineman is also feeling pretty good about Week 14 because it looks like there are a few gifts. So in the spirit of giving, here are Week 14’s winners.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 13

December 3, 2010

NFL/Another tough week made tougher by losing two games by a half-point each. Ouch.

If you believe in such things, this should be unlucky Week 13 but with the results last week, my luck cannot be any worse this Sunday.

Super Bowl XLV: Jets v Falcons?

December 1, 2010

NFL/The NFL’s website really is a model in what a modern sports league should offer its fans and among the many handy features is a playoff picture that shows exactly what the situation would be if the season ended now.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 12

November 26, 2010

NFLWell, a 3-3 Week 11 keeps us at .500 but we need to make a big move to get up the standings — and get ahead of Ms. Lineman who is leading by one game. Ouch.

We can see you sneaking out….

November 24, 2010

NFL/I have to wonder about American sports fans sometimes. On Sunday, the New York Jets blew a 16-point lead to trail 27-23 with less than a minute to go and their fans flooded out of the stadium. It was a remarkable lack of faith in a team which had shown in the previous two weeks that it can win late, with victories in overtime.

Football’s striking north-south divide

November 17, 2010

NCAA-FOOTBALL/One of the things you quickly learn about American football is that there are a multitude of differences between the college game and the pro game — different rules, different traditions and a different atmosphere.

“Wichita” Lineman’s NFL picks — week 10

November 12, 2010

NFL/With the esteemed Lineman licking some wounds in his bye week after a tough first half of the season, cousin ‘Wichita’ Lineman has strapped on the pads to join the fray for Week 10.

Despite Transatlantic flirting, NFL has failed to globalise

November 11, 2010

FNFL/licking through the television channels in Budapest, Hungary, last week, it took just five clicks before I stumbled across live coverage of the Minnesota Vikings playing the New England Patriots.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — Week 9

November 5, 2010

NFLThat was better, a 4-2 week gets us back on track after a little first half wobble.