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NJChiefs
11-06-2012, 01:29 PM
In more than 40 years of ups and mostly down's, I've never once bet against my beloved Chiefs. This week, however, my disgust in the direction this team has taken, and the fact I really could use a little extra cash will force me to bet pragmatically rather than emotionally for once. You see I'm still alive in a big suicide pool and have not used The Steelers yet. Seems like a no brainer, no? In fact, one consolation for my team s*#king so badly is that if I now bet against them every week (except for the Broncos games since I've already used them), I stand a fair chance of cashing in on more than 10Gs. Now, flaming aside ... though I will accept any as deserving .... are there any remaining games that you think we have a chance at winning that I should avoid?

reded
11-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Nope. Enjoy your winnings.

MyManHali
11-06-2012, 02:28 PM
Well, it sounds bad but I am still hoping they lose every week so we can get the top draft pick. I mean look at the Colts, they did it twice with Manning and now Luck and it did wonders for them.

Coach
11-06-2012, 02:55 PM
In more than 40 years of ups and mostly down's, I've never once bet against my beloved Chiefs. This week, however, my disgust in the direction this team has taken, and the fact I really could use a little extra cash will force me to bet pragmatically rather than emotionally for once. You see I'm still alive in a big suicide pool and have not used The Steelers yet. Seems like a no brainer, no? In fact, one consolation for my team s*#king so badly is that if I now bet against them every week (except for the Broncos games since I've already used them), I stand a fair chance of cashing in on more than 10Gs. Now, flaming aside ... though I will accept any as deserving .... are there any remaining games that you think we have a chance at winning that I should avoid?

Maybe the Carolina game.. Maybe..

Eydugstr
11-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Nope. Enjoy your winnings.

+1. Sucks to root against the Chiefs winning, but if you need the money wouldn't blame you.

jap1
11-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Well, it sounds bad but I am still hoping they lose every week so we can get the top draft pick. I mean look at the Colts, they did it twice with Manning and now Luck and it did wonders for them.


I cant ever bring myself to root AGAINST the chiefs, although I dont blame you NJChiefs. Instead I am really hoping/cheering for all the other teams in contention for the #1 pick win every game so that we can win and still get it. Yeah, I know I am delusional ...

MissingTBone
11-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Well, it sounds bad but I am still hoping they lose every week so we can get the top draft pick. I mean look at the Colts, they did it twice with Manning and now Luck and it did wonders for them.

At this point I'd live the number one pick, un less Pioli is picking......

LargoChief
11-06-2012, 06:18 PM
Careful Missingtbone...the chefs may just let Jamal run and pull it off...just saying...

N TX Dave
11-06-2012, 07:09 PM
You might as well the way they are playing.

nigeriannightmare
11-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Why do we want the number pick....Geno smith isn't even close to rg iii or Andrew luck. High risk with him IMO. Same with Barkley.

Where as the other two had pretty much no downside.

brdempsey69
11-07-2012, 11:34 AM
Why do we want the number pick....Geno smith isn't even close to rg iii or Andrew luck. High risk with him IMO. Same with Barkley.

Where as the other two had pretty much no downside.

Not sure where the downside is coming with Barkley other than he plays at USC. Had he entered the draft in 2011, he would have been a top 10 pick. His problem this year is that his supporting cast isn't as good as it was in 2011.

I don't see an alternative. Whether it be Barkley or Smith, the Chiefs have to take one of those guys if they have the chance & they should take another QB in rounds 2 - 7, as well.

Eydugstr
11-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Whether it be Barkley or Smith, the Chiefs have to take one of those guys if they have the chance & they should take another QB in rounds 2 - 7, as well.

Agree completely. If we're so worried about our qb being a bust take the best with the #1 then draft another later for depth. If anything attract a new coach or GM here by having the chance to get a franchise QB.

brdempsey69
11-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Agree completely. If we're so worried about our qb being a bust take the best with the #1 then draft another later for depth. If anything attract a new coach or GM here by having the chance to get a franchise QB.

The only other alternative that I can think of is maybe working a reasonable trade with Washington for Kirk Cousins. You may be possibly getting a Trent Green type of player in Cousins. It's no bigger of a risk than drafting a QB. They could keep their 1st round choice & perhaps trade down a few slots and take Te'o the LB from ND, who can play in a 3-4 or 4-3. Perhaps this is the route that they should go.

MyManHali
11-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Why do we want the number pick....Geno smith isn't even close to rg iii or Andrew luck. High risk with him IMO. Same with Barkley.

Where as the other two had pretty much no downside.


Barkley is strong, smart, and can make all of the throws.

I want Barkley.

MyManHali
11-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Not sure where the downside is coming with Barkley other than he plays at USC. Had he entered the draft in 2011, he would have been a top 10 pick. His problem this year is that his supporting cast isn't as good as it was in 2011.

I don't see an alternative. Whether it be Barkley or Smith, the Chiefs have to take one of those guys if they have the chance & they should take another QB in rounds 2 - 7, as well.


I like this guy.

NJChiefs
11-08-2012, 09:15 AM
Barkley or Smith ... either would be an immediate upgrade. Not the best draft year though. Tough luck (pun intended) that we didn't s*ck as badly last year. Thanks for the replies and suprising lack of flaming.

OPLookn
11-08-2012, 04:21 PM
In more than 40 years of ups and mostly down's, I've never once bet against my beloved Chiefs. This week, however, my disgust in the direction this team has taken, and the fact I really could use a little extra cash will force me to bet pragmatically rather than emotionally for once. You see I'm still alive in a big suicide pool and have not used The Steelers yet. Seems like a no brainer, no? In fact, one consolation for my team s*#king so badly is that if I now bet against them every week (except for the Broncos games since I've already used them), I stand a fair chance of cashing in on more than 10Gs. Now, flaming aside ... though I will accept any as deserving .... are there any remaining games that you think we have a chance at winning that I should avoid?

I'll echo Coach's sentiment about being careful against Carolina.

The other one I'd say would be the Broncos. Granted they have Manning now but for whatever reason one game a year we put up a defensive stand that rivals the #1 defense in the NFL. Not sure how or why it's just for one game but we do.

Enjoy your winnings, I doubt you'll get flamed by anyone here.

MyManHali
11-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Barkley or Smith ... either would be an immediate upgrade. Not the best draft year though. Tough luck (pun intended) that we didn't s*ck as badly last year. Thanks for the replies and suprising lack of flaming.


Barkley reminds me of Stafford.

NJChiefs
11-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Thank you Matt Cassel ...

#58ChiefsFan
11-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Thank you Matt Cassel ...

At least something good came of that game. Good luck the rest of the way.

NJChiefs
11-14-2012, 10:17 AM
Thanks ChiefsFan. I actually had to turn the game off. When we went up 10-0 I was very conflicted ... "Is this a good thing .... Is this a bad thing? " Couldn't watch the rest. While I was able to bet against my team, I couldn't bear to watch it. Fortunately I still have Houston left in my pool, so won't have to suffer again this weekend.

drstandley31
11-14-2012, 11:10 AM
Why do we want the number pick....Geno smith isn't even close to rg iii or Andrew luck. High risk with him IMO. Same with Barkley.

Where as the other two had pretty much no downside.
I agree with you. Personally I'd find a way to get Flynn from Seattle, maybe pick up Kline in a later round. Hey, that's as good a decision as this team's made in the past 6 years. not saying much I know

NJChiefs
12-18-2012, 02:52 PM
So... sixteen weeks in and I'm still alive in my survivor/suicide pool. I've only bet against the Chiefs once, but am running out of good teams so need to explore this option again. Does anyone think we have any chance at all against Indy this week? There was a time not too long ago when no one would have considered betting against the Chiefs at Arrowhead. Sad isn't it?