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Antonio Cromartie decided to call out Tom Brady this week. Smart move. It’s always a good idea to call out the league’s best quarterback on the league’s best team right before you have to travel to their stadium in a pivotal playoff game. The Patriots are a 9.5 point favorite in that game in case you care about those kind of things.

Why would you want to make this guy angry?

Before I go any further I must tell you that I am biased towards Tom Brady. I professed my man-love for him in this post. Let’s be clear, I’m not solely writing this because I have a man crush on Tom Brady, I’m writing this because the Jets talking is getting on my nerves. It just so happens that the Patriots are the target for the Jets jibes.

Why would Cromartie run his mouth? I forgot, he plays for the Jets and they like to talk and talk and talk, just look at who their coach is. Rex Ryan said this game is personal. What does this mean? Forget about Ryan. Cromartie thought it would be a good idea to call Tom Brady an asshole. Cromartie felt he needed to call out Brady because Brady allegedly taunted the Jets late in their 45-3 loss to the Patriots back in December. Boo hoo! Here’s the proof (what’s the big deal?). The ever-classy Tom Brady responded to Cromartie by saying, “Not everybody has great things to say about our team or organization or certain players. That’s kind of the way it’s always been. We’re just going to do our talking on the field. That’s the way we’ve always chosen to do it.” Exactly! Let your play do the talking.

So am I supposed to believe that Antonio Cromartie or the Jets never taunt on the field? The team with the biggest mouth, the Jets, are angry that got shown up by Tom Brady on the Pats. You know how you stop Brady from allegedly taunting you? Cover a damn receiver and don’t let him throw 4 TD’s against you.

Cromartie did a lot of chasing last week.

You’d think Antonio Cromartie wouldn’t want to bring attention to himself after the game he had against the Colts? Sure, he had that late kick return that set up the game winning field goal, and that was huge, but the rest of his game was forgettable. Pierre Garcon was Indy’s top receiver and guess who was covering him? I’ll give you one guess. Garcon had five catches for 112 yards in the game including a 57-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Reggie Wayne had one catch for one yard. Why is that? The Colts and Peyton Manning didn’t want anything to do with Darelle Revis. Indianapolis targeted Cromartie because they could.

The Patriots are going about their business and not playing this silly game. Bill Belichick told the Patriots players not to continue this Jets nonsense in the media. Smart. The Patriots are paying attention to what’s being said, that’s for sure, but they’re better than that to continue this war of words. Will these comments from the Jets and Cromartie fire up the Pats? I doubt it. I think they were already focused on the task at hand. It’ll just be sweeter if they can beat New York on Sunday.

Antonio Cromartie trying to remember the names of all his kids.

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NFC GAMES:

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

It’s hard as hell to beat a team three times during the same season!! Especially one with the offensive studs that Philadelphia has! I think Philly will  just have another gear when it counts.  And this would be great payback for the Boy’s depriving us of the entertainment that was T.O. and Tony Romo!  Plus, I’m something of a feel good story guy and would like nothing more than to see Mike Vick win the Superbowl even if he plays only 1 play every seven quarters.  I mean come on!  It would be pretty sweet to See Mike Vick go all Cruella DeVille and pull out a fur coat made of Dalmatians after the Superbowl, all while saying “I’m going to Disney Land!” Take that PETA!

Pick: Eagles: Philly 35 – Dal 27

Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals

When you have a quarterback that’s been playing since the Civil War, there’s not too much he hasn’t seen before.  Then on top of that give him a Dreadlocked version of Jerry Rice and its pretty hopeless for your team! Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner alone are enough to get the job done.  Although, I will admit that I want to Green Bay to win, if for nothing else than seeing an eventual Green Bay vs. Minnesota playoff game!  That would be sweet!  Just imagine the chaos!!  But also a quarterback duel brought to you and sponsored by Montgomery Burns and the Shady Oaks Retirement Home would be kind of sweet too.  Arizona all day in this one!

Pick: Cardinals: AZ 27 – GB 13  

AFC GAMES:

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

Randy Moss is the most talented and arguably the best receiver EVER to play the game.  Yea, I said it so what! Tom Brady, although I still haven’t forgiven him for banging Turtle’s girl, is a great cold weather QB and proven winner! Given these facts, I like the PATS chances to overcome an aging Baltimore D-fence! Doesn’t matter that Wes Welker isn’t there, it’s the PATS, someone always steps up when needed.  Also, I’m just not sold on Mr. Flacco being ready for the big time yet.  However, I definitely feel this will be the closest of the 4 games as the PATS defense sucks more than cocktail waitresses at a Tiger Woods Party!  And before you start griping I’m tired of the PATS too, but they will win this one.

Pick: Patriots: NE 24 – BAL 21

New York JETS vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The JETS have no business being in the playoffs. I can think of several teams much better than them. I mean realistically, who out there doesn’t think that the Titans aren’t a couple of Vince Young Starts away from replacing this team? However, the thing that makes this game intriguing is that Cincy started off hot (winning 4 of the first 5 and 7 of 10) but kind of tinkered out in the later parts of the season.  Was this because they pretty much figured they had a playoff spot locked down and were coasting? I’m not completely sold on that. Add that to my view that Mark Sanchez is one of the Worst Pick the JETS have EVER made in the first round and I’m going to have to roll with the Bengals in this one.

Pick: Bengals: Cincy 30 – JETS 10

The NFL playoffs start this weekend and I’m here to help you beat the man. All picks are against the spread. We’re not gay pussies here, the lines matter. If a friend wants to bet you straight up, tell them to go get their shine box.

New York Jets @ Cincinnati (-4)

Pick: Cincy

I just don’t see Mark Sanchez being enough to win this game. The Jets leading tackler, David Harris, hasn’t practiced this week but is listed as day-to-day. I’m thinking the Bengals Laveranues Coles would like to have a big game against his former team. Rex Ryan, please keep you mouth shut. It’s great how animated you are but calling yourself, ”the super favorite”, doesn’t help. It’s the playoffs. I know this is your first time being a head coach in the playoffs but act like you’ve been there.

Philadelphia @ Dallas (-4.5)

Pick: Dallas

Sure, Dallas hasn’t won a playoff game in 13 years but it ends here. Tony Romo has a monster game so he can silence the critics about not being able to win the big game. Remember when Payton Manning was in this boat? Dallas can’t let DeSean Jackson get off. Jason Witten has a big game.

Sunday

Baltimore @ New England (-6.5)

Pick: New England

I know Wes Welker is out but Tom Brady will be fine. Ben Watson steps up in this game. Huge game for him, 7 yards at a time. Sure, Randy Moss gets double teamed but he will get open for a few big plays.

Green Bay @ Arizona (-3)

Pick: Green Bay

The Packers win this game straight up. The big reason I don’t like the Cardinals is because Boldin, Campbell and Rodgers-Cromartie are dinged up. Boldin is the most in doubt. We finally get to see the playoff debut of Aaron Rodgers who quietly had another solid season to be the fourth highest rating quarterback in the league.