NFL Week 12 Picks


I would like to take the time to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers (ours was about a month a half ago). Hope you all enjoy the time with the family. Mind you, Thanksgiving is synonymous for NFL football. So here you go, the Week 12 NFL picks. Just click here.
Enjoy!
PICKS CHALLENGE for this week
Name:Nat
Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles
Website/Blog: Heels in the Huddle (covers the NFL)
Claim to fame: She reeks of awesomeness
Follow her @ Twitter.com/Nat77
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas
Denver

Atlanta
Miami
Philadelphia
St. Louis
NY Jets
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
San Diego

Jacksonville
Minnesota
Tennessee

Baltimore
New Orleans
Record: 13-3



Name: Rochelle
Favorite team: Denver Broncos
Claim to fame: Beat me in the Picks Challenge last week.
Follow her @ Twitter.com/urfavrochelle
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

Denver
Atlanta

Miami
Philadelphia
Seattle
NY Jets
Cincinnati

Houston
San Diego
San Francisco

Minnesota
Tennessee

Pittsburgh
New Orleans
Record: 13-3

Name:NFL Shouts
Favorite team: San Diego Chargers
Website: NFL Shouts
Claim to fame: Is the brains behind the operation called NFLShouts.com
Follow him @ Twitter.com/NFLShouts
Picks:
Green Bay
Oakland
NY Giants
Atlanta
Miami
Cincinnati
Seattle
NY Jets
Philadelphia

Indianapolis
San Diego

Jacksonville
Arizona
Minnesota
Baltimore
New Orleans

Record: 11-5

Name: Heller
Favorite team: San Diego Chargers
Claim to fame: Is still rumoured to none other then Jerry Heller, the man responsible for the rise of the rap group N.W.A.
Follow him @ Twitter.com/jheller74
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Miami
Indianapolis
Cincinnati

Carolina
Atlanta
Philadelphia

St. Louis
San Diego
San Francisco

Minnesota
Tennessee

Baltimore
New Orleans
Record: 12-4


Name: Shari
Favorite team: NY Giants
Claim to fame: Once threatened to kick my ass but it still kind of sounded cute.True story.
Website: Profile on Hubpages
Follow her @ Twitter.com/07shari22
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Indianapolis
Philadelphia

Carolina
Minnesota
St. Louis
Tennessee
Cincinnati

Miami
Atlanta
San Diego

Jacksonville
Baltimore
New Orleans

Record: 11-5

Name: Jag
Favorite team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Claim to fame: Chicks dig a man with a Jag. In his case, he is the Jag. Make what you want of that statement.
Follow him @ Twitter.com/Duval_Jag
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Atlanta
Cincinnati

Miami
St. Louis
NY Jets
San Diego

Jacksonville
Arizona
Minnesota
Pittsburgh
New England
Philadelphia
Indianapolis

Record: 9-7

Name: Sean Porn
Favorite team: San Diego Chargers
Claim to fame: He has a porn mustache and won the first Picks Challenge
Follow @ Twitter.com/seanelgar
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Atlanta
Miami
Cincinnati
St. Louis
NY Jets
Philly

Houston
San Diego
Jacksonville
Arizona
Minnesota
Baltimore
New England
Record: 9-7

Name: BX Bomber
Favorite team: NY Giants
Claim to fame: Wants to destroy Rochelle in the Picks Challenge.
Follow him @ Twitter.com/bxbomberz
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Atlanta
Miami
Tennessee
Seattle
Philadelphia
NY Jets

Cincinnati
Indianapolis
Minnesota
San Diego
San Francisco

New Orleans
Baltimore

Record: 14-2


Name: Chris
Favorite team: Baltimore Ravens
Claim to fame: Thinks Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony are the ishhhhhhhhh. Please follow him, real cool dude.
Follow him @ Twitter.com/theanswerchaos
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas
Denver

Miami
Cincinnati
Carolina
Philadelphia
Indianapolis
Seattle
San Diego

Jacksonville
Tennessee
Minnesota

Baltimore
New Orleans

Record: 12-4

Name: Olivia
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Claim to fame: A truly cool girl.
Follow her @ Twitter.com/Ms_Liv
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas
Denver
Miami
Atlanta
Cincinnati
NY Jets
Seattle
Indianapolis

Philadelphia
Tennessee
San Diego

Jacksonville
Baltimore
New England
Record: 13-3

Name: Kim
Favorite team: San Diego Chargers
Claim to fame: Apparently she's got more rhymes than Busta
Picks:
Green Bay
Denver
Atlanta
Buffalo
Cincinnati
Seattle
NY Jets
Philadelphia
Indianapolis
San Diego
Jacksonville
Arizona
Minnesota
Baltimore
New England
Record: 13-3

Name: Shyne
Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts
Claim to fame: Not sure….
Website: Profile on Hubpaes
Follow @ Twitter.com/ShyneIV
Picks:
Green Bay
Dallas

NY Giants
Atlanta
Miami
Tennessee
St. Louis
Philadelphia
Carolina
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
Minnesota
San Diego
San Francisco

New Orleans
Baltimore
Record: 12-4

Act Like A Lady...


This past summer, I wrote a piece about Steve’s Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like Man which you can find by clicking here. However, last week, I was speaking with Emma B. (one of my readers) and she mentioned to me that Sharon Carson (a woman) had actually published her own version of that book back in 2003. Considering how intrigued I am at the prospect of debating the differences between men and women I jumped at the opportunity to read her book. Emma B hooked me up with the book and boy was it interesting.
Mary J. Blige is one of the best R&B singers to ever perform. Why is that though? Mary J.’s talent stems from the fact that she is able to look inside her soul, deal with her pain and then put it on wax for all to hear. She has songs about break ups, memories and even her period. Bottom line, Mary J. Blige puts her feelings out there. I mention this because that’s the impression I got when reading Carson’s book. She provides insights about how women should go about conducting their business with men. However, she comes at you from a seemingly feminist stance. She talks about one of her auntie’s and almost makes her sound pathetic for being in love with her husband of many years. The point she was trying to make is that a woman should not value herself through the eyes of a man (which I get) but rather through her own. Instead, she gives the impression that she was recently left by a man and lost a part of herself in doing so; therefore she reinforces the idea that a woman should be independent, in love with herself and should stop putting up with crap from men. How this is meant to make a lady think like a man is beyond me; however the message that I get from her book is that women need help but no actual practical answer is actually available. This might originate from the fact that women seek to examine their feelings more so than men.

Men on the other hand are a completely different breed. Let’s take Jay-Z for example. Some of his best songs are when he plays the role of a narrator trying to explain a concrete situation or idea to you. Think of songs such as Big Pimpin’, Empire State of Mind, Is That Your Bitch and Venus vs Mars. When you think about it, men are like sports announcers. We look at a situation, analyze it, relay the information and then try to find a solution. That’s the premise behind Steve Harvey’s book. As a former player/womanizer, he has acted out and observed several of the techniques that men use to court women only to dispose of them shortly thereafter. Consequently, his book is pretty much the playbook of do’s and don’t for women looking to find Mr. Right. Keep in mind though, no playbook is full proof; but a good one will more often than not set you up for success. Hence, I would be more likely to recommend Harvey’s book because it provides details and explanations from a man’s point of view. As a result, you have access to a book that sidesteps any issue that might be of the emotional variety, and instead provides you with rational and logical information on how to interact with men. You know how there all these songs by men that tell you how to get busy with a woman (hell R. Kelly’s whole music career is based on that) and how to court her and what have you; where are the songs made by women (or men for that matter) detailing how to get close to men? You’re at a loss for words aren’t you? We’ve been treated to songs such as No Scrubs, Pay My Bills and What Have You Done for Me Lately for the past 20 years (Emma B mentioned to me that Angie Stone and Jill Scott have songs detailing how to get close to men). Although Steve Harvey doesn’t break down the playa’sI game with music, he does it with his book.

I will however point this out: my recommendation is based on my male point of view. Therefore, I am completely biased in my opinion (it’s probably why I side with the sports analyst view point of Steve Harvey) and directly see the practicality of what Harvey writes. Perhaps this might mean that I am missing out on fully comprehending Carson’s thoughts . It might be in your best interest to read both books; but here’s why I think Harvey’s version is best equipped to reach you: what is the equivalent for men of giving flowers to a woman? Think about it hard for a second. Anything come to mind? Whatever answer you came up with, just remember that flowers are useless from a practical standpoint; which means that it’s not useful to man because we need something practical. Do you have an answer? You don’t have one because there is no equivalent. That tells you everything you need to know about the differences between men and women. Hence, I would rather trust the opinion of an individual that understands this dynamic perfectly and it so happens that Harvey understands that concept (that example is not in the book though, it came from a conversation between me and my boy Supreme); thus he gives insightful information to women on how to understand the very nature of men.

Top 10 Raptors of All Time


Earlier this week, I was tweeting with one of the Raptors Republic bloggers and we quickly exchanged our lists of best ever Raptors players. It was fun at but I didn’t give it much thought at the time. Then I started remembering how the Raps slowly ascended and became an actual NBA franchise and all the players that were part of the process. You know the feeling you have after a you’ve just had a great date? You think about what you could have done or said to make it better but overall you love the way things went down and you are able to recall every single detail of your encounter. That was me. So I figured, instead of just thinking about it, let’s put it out there for all to see. So here’s my list of the 10 best Raptors of all time. Just click here to see it.

Iverson a free agent


Allen Iverson cleared waivers last night at 6 PM and it was widely assumed that he would sign with the New York Knicks. However it is now being reported that the Knicks are no longer interested in offering the future Hall of Fame player a contract. What does this mean for the Answer? The potential suitors now interested in offering him a spot on their rosters are allegedly now down to two: the Charlotte Bobcats and the Silverback Gorillas. However, all indications we have received here at SBGTV seem to indicate that Silverback Gorillas are no longer interested in pursuing Iverson. We had a chance to catch up with the Gorillas head coach Supreme about 5 minutes ago, and this is what he said: “After careful considerations as it pertains to team chemistry, we figured that it might not be in our best interest to offer A.I. a contract. He is a wonderful player with a Hall of Fame resume, however his presence on the squad might offset the synergy created in the team’s four game winning streak to open the season. We’re pretty set at point guard and shooting guard, which means he would probably have to come off the bench. And we all know how he feels about that right? I mean, he probably doesn’t know any former league MVP or Olympian that comes off the bench.” Neither Iverson or his agent was available for comment at publication time. Let’s quickly get some comment from some members of the Silverback Gorillas.
Qwest: I mean, A.I. is my idol and all and I even traded for him in my NBA 2K season, but I’m a shooter, and I can’t shoot without the ball. So you get the picture. I ain’t down (su pas down)”
Cid: I mean, I count my stats during the games, and I want to have to count and I say have a 0 in every category.

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, Iverson will not sign with the Knicks or the Gorillas. We’ll try to keep you posted with more information as the situation unfolds.

Picks Challenge






So as previously mentioned, I have a picks challenge going on with a few NFL Fans. So I'm going to put up their picks for this week's games. We'll see who does better head to head. The losers have to preface all their tweets on Twitter with "*Name of winner* is almighty and I just plain suck". But we might add a wrinkle to it afterwards, you know, just for the sake of our entertainment. So here's the list of NFL games this week:
Miami (4-5) @ Carolina (4-5)
Washington (3-6) @ Dallas (6-3)
Cleveland (1-8) @ Detroit (1-8)
San Francisco (4-5) @ Green Bay (5-4)
Pittsburgh (6-3) @ Kansas City (2-7)
Atlanta (5-4) @ NY Giants (5-4)
New Orleans (9-0) @ Tampa Bay (1-8)
Buffalo (3-6) @ Jacksonville (5-4)
Indianapolis (9-0) @ Baltimore (5-4)
Seattle (3-6)@ Minnesota (8-1)
Arizona (6-3) @ St. Louis (1-8)
NY Jets (4-5) @ New England (6-3)
San Diego (6-3) @ Denver (6-3)Cincinnati (7-2) @ Oakland (2-7)
Philadelphia (5-4) @ Chicago (4-5)
Tennessee (3-6) @ Houston (5-4)

In the event of a tie, we will use the combined opponents record of our favorite teams as a tie breaker.

Challenger #1: NFL Shouts
Claim to fame: Has his own website NFLShouts.com which is like Twitter; except it's everything NFL. Have a look at it, it's at the top of this post.
His picks:
Carolina
Detroit
Green Bay
Pittsburgh
Dallas
NY Giants
New Orleans

Buffalo
Indianapolis
Minnesota
Arizona

San Diego
Cincinnati
NY Jets
Chicago
Tennessee
Record (pending MNF game): 9-6

Challenger #2: Rochelle
Claim to fame: She loves miserable teams like the Broncos (also known as the Donkeys). Also, she secretly loves the fact that Sean and I make fun of her by sending messages to her saying :"Donkayyyyyyyy (imagine Shrek's voice and accent)".
Her picks:
Miami
Indy
Dallas
Detroit
Green Bay
Jacksonville

Pittsburgh
Minnesota
NY Giants
New Orleans
Arizona

Denver
New England
Cincinnati
Philadelphia
Tennessee
Record (pending MNF game): 12-3

Challenger#3: Sean Porn
Claim to fame: Has been to Jenna Jameson's house and has a majestic porn mustache.
His picks:
Miami
Detroit
Green Bay

Pittsburgh
Dallas
New Orleans
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
Minnesota
Arizona
San Diego

Cincinnati
New England
Philadelphia
Tennessee
NY Giants
Record (pending MNF game): 13-2

Challenger #4: J. Heller
Claim to fame: Rumored to be the former head honcho of West Coast gangster rap group N.W.A. (his name was Jerry Heller). We hope to eventually find the truth....
His picks:
Carolina
Indianapolis
Dallas
Detroit
Green Bay
Jacksonville

Pittsburgh
Minnesota
Atlanta
New Orleans
Arizona
San Diego
New England

Cincinnati
Philadelphia
Houston
Record (pending MNF game): 11-4

Challenger #5: Drew Breezzy
Claim to fame: Has dissed Shyne so bad in his raps that Shyne (me) has refused to battle him ever again. Nas' Ether would probably be the intro on Drew's mixtape: "Mistaken Identity"
Check his site Fantasy Football blog out by clicking here.
His picks:
Miami
Dallas
Detroit

San Francisco
Pittsburgh
NY Giants
New Orleans
Jacksonville
Indianapolis

Minnesota
Arizona
New England
San Diego

Cincinnati
Philadelphia
Tennessee
Record (pending MNF game): 12-3

Challenger#6: Duval Jag
Claim to fame: He's a smooth playa from Duval who loves his Jags. He hides his identity because he's part of a covert pimp operation....SHHHHHHHHHHH
His picks:
Dallas
Detroit
Green Bay

Pittsburgh
Minnesota
NY Giants
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
Arizona
San Diego
New England

Cincinnati
Houston
Philadelphia
New Orleans
Record (pending MNF game): 12-2

Challenger #7:Nat
Claim to fame: She once met awesome, but awesome changed his name to almost awesome after their encounter. True story.
Check out her site www.heelsonhardwood.com . She covers the NBA on her site, so it's definitely worth a good look. By the way, I pressured her at gunpoint to make her picks, so she gave me her answers off the top of the head. Impressive nonetheless.
Her picks:
New Orleans
Minnesota
Philadelphia
Dallas
San Diego
New England
Cincinnati
NY Giants
Arizona
Tennessee
Indianapolis
Record (pending MNF game): 9-2

Challenger #8: Shyne
Claim to fame: Predicting victory in this Picks Challenge!
My picks:
Carolina
Dallas
Detroit
Green Bay

Pittsburgh
NY Giants
New Orleans
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
Minnesota
Arizona
New England
San Diego

Cincinnati
Philadelphia
Houston
Record (pending MNF game): 12-2

NFL Week 11 Picks


Good day peeps, I come to you today with the customary NFL picks. Just click here to give them a read. One thing I want to add though; this week a few peeps have thrown a challenge at me and therefore we're going head to head in the picks. Therefore, later today I will be posting up everybody's picks up here with bragging rights on the line. Should be fun...

I Am Legend: Peyton Manning


On the heels of an astounding comeback on last Sunday, I figured it might be a good idea to talk about Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. You might not like his commercials, his look, his acting or his game. But at some point you're going to have to come to the realization that the quarterback position was made for him and not the other way around. Click here to see why.

NBA's Best Kept Secret


With the 2009-2010 NBA season underway, there's one player that is playing above every other player in the league right now. And yet, no one seems to notice. Curious? If you really want to know who is the NBA's best kept secret on this young season right now, click here to find out. Enjoy.

Week 10 NFL Picks


I was caught a little off guard and had to work overtime if you will because of the short week. But nonetheless, I know you guys don't want excuses, you want results. So here we go, the Week 10 NFL Picks. Click here and enjoy.

NFL Shouts

For all NFL fans, make sure you check out NFL Shouts. It's on the left of the screen. It's essentially Twitter for the NFL. Trust me, it's perfect for NFL fans. Here's what it looks like






The Iverson Saga


Allen Iverson has already begun voice his displeasure about how things are handled as it pertains to him with the Memphis Grizzlies. Click here for more details about the Iverson Saga.

NFL Week 9 Picks


Welcome back folks. As usual, I bring to you the weekly NFL picks. Sit back, grab a coke, coffee, juice or a beer (depending on what time you're reading this); and check out the Week 9 NFL picks. Just click here. Enjoy the games...

Game Time


Silverback Gorillas play today against the "Maraudeurs" from Laval (at 2:30pm @ Centre Sportif Jean-Eudes in Montreal). Our opponents won the title three years ago and we played them two years ago in an exhibition game. Today will be our first official game against them; and you know what? It should be a great one. We're bold enough to put our game plan online and try to go out and execute it. Don't think of it as us being cocky, it's more like a source of entertainment to us. So we'll be playing full court man to man defense with the hope of forcing turnovers and scoring in transition. Will try to keep you guys updated on our game (via Twitter possibly); but in the meantime, enjoy full slate of NFL games on tap for this Sunday.
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