Front 4: NFL Week 6

Week 5 is in the books so let’s see how things played out:

Ryan: 4 points

Carlos: 4 points

Kyle: 2 points

Daisy: 2 points

Seeing as though Carlos was able to clinch a tie for first place after Ryan incorrectly predicted the Panthers would win on Monday Night Football, we decided to invite Carlos back to see if he could win all by himself during Week 6.

Week 6 has some great match-ups such as the Cowboys returning to Green Bay where the infamous catch that wasn’t a catch took place. Tom Brady will be playing in Foxboro for the first time this season and Colin Kaepernick will be playing for the first time in general this year. Here are the NFL Week 6 predictions from the Front 4 team.

Bengals(8.5) @ Patriots

Ryan: Patriots

Tom Brady will do Tom Brady things, but I also expect the Patriots to pressure Andy Dalton enough to comfortably beat the Bengals by double digits.

Carlos: Patriots

The Patriots will win and will win big by 17 points. The reason for this win is of course Tom Brady. He had a huge game in his comeback with 406 yards and 3 touchdowns. Look for more of the same from Brady against the Bengals. Also, the Patriots’ defense continues to be great, holding opposing teams to about 15 points per game. 

Kyle: Bengals

The Bengals are coming off a tough loss to the Cowboys in a game everyone expected them to win. The Patriots did what everyone expected and looked flawless against the Browns. Now, they return home with Tom Brady for the first time this season. The Bengals are treading water in the AFC which, I believe, will cause them to come out firing, but it won’t be enough to overcome the Patriots. The Bengals will cover, though. 

Daisy: Patriots

After losing a tough game against the Cowboys last week, I think the Bengals will fall short again against the Pats in week 6. All the boys are back together in New England and it will be tough for the Bengals to overcome them. 

Ravens(+2.5) @ Giants

Ryan: Ravens

The Ravens and Giants are a combined 1-5 these past three weeks and with both offenses struggling, I’ll take the points and hope for the best in this one.

Carlos: Ravens

The Giants will lose this game. The Giants started off the season on a good foot, but are now 2-3, coming off three straight losses. Losing can become a habit in sports and the Giants will lose their fourth straight. The Ravens have a top 10 defense holding teams to about 267 yards per game and 18 points per game. The Giants offense has not been great, only scoring about 18 points per game, good enough for 27th in the NFL. 


Kyle: Giants

This game features two of the most non-elite, elite quarterbacks of all time. When at their best, Flacco and Eli are unstoppable, but when they’re bad, boy are they bad. I think more pressure is on Eli right now with Giants fans growing restless with every poorly thrown ball and with every awkward facial reaction from the two-time Super Bowl champion. I think the Giants win an ugly one, 24-21.

Daisy: Giants

I think the Giants will walk away with a victory in this game and give the Ravens a wake up call. However, I only see this happening if Odell leads the way and has a strong performance.

Colts(+2.5) @ Texans

Ryan: Texans

The Texans have too much talent on offense to be the second lowest scoring team in the league. Their new running back Lamar Miller has to find the endzone eventually, right? RIGHT? I can also see the Texans’ D-line putting Luck on his back all game so I’ll go Texans.

Carlos: Colts

The Colts will get it done this week and beat the Texans(Daisy, the Colts are still a bad team.) This will not be a flashy game. The Colts defense has been one of the worst in the league, but the Texans offense has not been great either scoring around 17 points per game. The Texans may be in first in the AFC South but with a point differential of -22 it will come back to bite them. The Colts are looking to take over 1st place in the division and this can be a start for them. 

Kyle: Texans

These AFC South match-ups could go either way most of the time. None of the four teams have really stood out yet and this division will probably be fought for until the very last week. I think this time around the Texans are able to steal a late victory over Luck and the Colts.

Daisy: Colts

If i lose this week, this will be why. I still have faith in the Colts and they need a win. Texans, overall, are the better team but they will make a mistake that Andrew Luck and the Colts will take advantage of. 

Browns(+7.5) @ Titans

Ryan: Browns

This was one of the hardest games to pick. On one hand the Titans have a great matchup at home against a team that DeMarco Murray can run all over. On the other hand, the Browns might have their best shot at avoiding 0-16 this week and I highly doubt they finish the season winless. This spread is just high enough for me to take a flier on the Browns this week.

Carlos: Titans

The Titans will win by more than 8 points. This will be a boring game, to be honest. Where do I start with the Browns? The team is 0-5. Both the defense and offense hasn’t been good. The Titans aren’t great, but they have had a top 10 defense allowing only 20 points per game. Given that any defense can stop the Browns this is no-brainer pick. 

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans

Kyle: Titans

Marcus Mariota finally looked on top of his game last week and hopefully for the Titans that can continue again this week against the lowly Browns. If only Cleveland could borrow some of the Indians’ thunder.

Daisy: Titans

Titans will add another L to the Browns’ record this season. The Titans defense can take advantage of a questionable Browns passing game.

49ers(+7.5) @ Bills


This line is too high for me to pick the Bills. I can see Kaepernick thriving under Chip Kelly’s offense, and maybe that doesn’t start this week, but I have more faith in the 49ers covering than I do with a Buffalo offense without Sammy Watkins.

Carlos: Bills

The Bills will win and should be able to cover this spread. Buffalo is getting hot as they have won three in a row. I see them winning in Colin Kaepernick’s first game back as a starter. He will struggle, even though Chip Kelly’s offense in the long run may help out Kaep, but not against the bills. This Rex Ryan defense is a great weapon that has held opponents to 17 points per game. San Francisco has had an average offense and as Rex likes to think, defense wins games. 

Kyle: Bills

The Bills are on a hot streak and if they really want to be taken serious they need to start winning these games that they’re expected to win. Besides that, what I’m most looking forward to in this game is of course Colin Kaepernick’s start.

Daisy: Bills

I’m so excited to see Kaep back on the field, however, he’s facing one of the league’s toughest defenses and it won’t be pretty. The Bills will win by a large margin, but Kaep will keep winning at life.

Eagles(-2.5) @ Redskins

Ryan: Eagles

I think I would go Redskins at home if Jordan Reed was fully healthy but as of right now he’s still questionable to return from a concussion. Carson Wentz will bounce back from last week’s loss to give the Eagles the win in this one.

Carlos: Eagles

The Eagles will win by more than 3 points. The Eagles have had a good defense and offense this season and their 3-1 record reflects that. They are coming off a loss in which Carson Wentz threw his first interception. As Doug Pederson said, this isn’t the same team as last year that let the season spiral out of control. Sometimes giving your players motivation is enough to win. Wentz also wants to prove that his season hasn’t been a fluke. Washington is coming in hot, but there luck ends this week. Both their offense and defense have been average and they do have a point differential of -7. It is interesting that they have managed a 3 and 2 record. 

Kyle: Redskins

It shows a lot that in just in his 5th professional game, Carson Wentz is favored on the road against a division rival. I’ve loved what I’ve seen from the young quarterback, but the Redskins are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Eagles at FedEx field so I think the Redskins get it done at home.

Daisy: Eagles

I think the Eagles will win by a touchdown on Sunday. The Eagles’ defense will be the main attraction of the game. I think Kirk Cousins will be spending a lot of time getting up from being sacked so much.

Chiefs @ Raiders (Pick ’em)

Ryan: Chiefs

It’s well known that Andy Reid has his teams ready to go after the bye week; he’s 15-2 all-time. Jamal Charles will allegedly be more involved in the offense this week and despite me being on the Raiders bandwagon, I say the Chiefs get it done in Oakland.

Carlos: Raiders

The Raiders will win this game. The Raiders come into the game with a 3 game winning streak. Oakland has a good offense and with a below average Kansas City defense, look for one of my favorite quarterbacks, Derek Carr, to take advantage and improve on his 11 touchdowns on the season.

Kyle: Chiefs

It really is amazing that the Raiders are 4-1 seeing as though they’ve allowed 452 yards on defense this year which is the most in the league. Combine that with the fact that Andy Reid is 15-2 after a bye week and I think the Raiders take a step back this week as their defensive mishaps finally catch up with them.

Daisy: Raiders

Maybe I just have a little too much faith in the Raiders this season, but I am really hoping this is their week once again. I think Derek Carr leads a very good offense, and despite the Chiefs getting back Jamaal Charles, the Raiders will win a close one.

Falcons(+6.5) @ Seahawks

Ryan: Falcons

Julio Jones + a free 6.5 points = Ryan taking Atlanta.

Carlos: Falcons

The Falcons will win in a close game by 1 point. You heard it here first. This game has the looks of being the game of the week. The Falcons offense has been on fire, putting up 35 points per game, but not so fast, the Seahawks are known for their defense and have held teams to 13 points per game. The Seahawks will have to try and slow down Matt Ryan who is leading the league with 1700 passing yards. Look for another big game by Matty Ice.

russell_wilson_vs_vikings_november_4_2012Kyle: Seahawks

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks had two weeks to prepare for a home game against Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ high powered offense. I think they come out with a great game plan and slow down the Falcons just enough to take home a 7 point win.

Daisy: Seahawks

In a battle between a great offense and a great defense, I will always pick the defense. The Seahawks will beat the Falcons, but both Ryan and Wilson will have great games.

Cowboys(+3.5) @ Packers

Ryan: Packers

The Cowboys have been relying on their running game to allow Prescott to ease into the position, but the Packers are too good against the run and will make them throw. I’ll take Rodgers’ arm over almost anyone else’s but especially over a rookie in week 6.


Carlos: Cowboys

The Packers will win, but I think the Cowboys will cover the spread. I see the Packers winning by a field goal(sorry Kyle.) The Cowboys are coming into this with 4 straight wins, but their luck has to stop somewhere and the Packers come in with a 3-1 record and two straight wins themselves. You can never count the Packers out and even though Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a lights out season, he is still Aaron Rodgers. He has 9 touchdowns and look for him to have a big game that leads Green Bay to the win. 

Kyle: Cowboys

I honestly don’t care what happens in this game as long as there’s no important disputed catches. Cowboys cover.

Daisy: Packers

This matchup seems pretty obvious and I will will go with the obvious choice. The Packers will win, but Prescott will do his best to keep up with the Packers.

Jets(+7.5) @ Cardinals

Ryan: Cardinals

*Gruden voice*: “My word John Brown with his fourth touchdown! What can Brown do for you? What CAN’T he do man! Haha oh boy is he fun to watch!”

I have moved past the crying stage into the acceptance stage and will be watching Monday night’s game with a thousand-yard stare

Carlos: Jets

The Jets will bounce back and win a close game by 3 points. I will stick to the Jets all year no matter their record. Fitz will get us this win. He will throw 3 touchdowns and no picks. (If I get that right I should get 10 points and be back for the rest of the season.) 

Kyle: Jets

Crazy stuff always seems to happen on Monday Night Football. I expect more crazy this week as the Jets travel to Arizona. I think the Cardinals will dominate most of the game, but if the Jets can win the Special Teams battle, I see them having a fighting chance. As the great James Ellsworth once said, “Any man with two hands, has a fighting chance. ” Jets cover.

Daisy: Cardinals

Carson Palmer returns this week! I think he will be a huge reason why they beat up the Jets on Monday Night Football. Sorry Ryan and Carlos, but those L’s are going to keep on coming. 


Which Team Will Score the Most Points in Week 6?


Ryan: Steelers

Carlos: Steelers

Kyle: Patriots

Daisy: Panthers

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The Natural Opinion: Russell Wilson

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By Adriel “The Natural” 

It’s time for Russell Wilson to be universally recognized as the best young quarterback in the game.

Now this piece has been a long time coming for yours truly. I will never forget, one day maybe six years ago, I was watching SportsCenter. There was a piece on this college football player who overcame the unfortunate passing of his father and went on to be one of the best players in college football. His name, of course, was Russell Wilson. 

I’m sure we’ve all heard plenty of stories like this where professional athletes use real-life tragedies to inspire them to do great things. This particular story, however,  struck me because the story aligned with something very similar that happened to me in my life.

I lost my younger brother when I was just 19 years old. He was 15 at the time and his death hit my entire family pretty hard. We were never the same after that. I was never the same after that. Before his death, I believed my life couldn’t be better. I had a family who loved and supported me, along with some great friends as well and a girlfriend who loved me completely. But anyone, a professional football player, a doctor, a celebrity, you, or me can have that taken away in an instant.  

On the evening of July 18, 1998, my father told me that he got a call and we needed to go to the hospital. “Something happened to your brother,” he told me.  Even though I knew something was wrong, I couldn’t bring myself to accept the worst case scenario until I actually saw for myself, that he was gone.

I tell this story because on that day my mentality began to change. I realized that there will always be obstacles in life no matter how great things may seem today. And then when I sat and watched the piece on Russell Wilson as he reminisced about his relationship with his father and how it affected him, it really touched me. Russell talked about how he became mentally stronger and how he no longer wanted to fit in. Instead, he wanted to be a leader because once you’ve gone through such ultimate sadness and disappointment there is nothing in this life that you cannot overcome.

Wilson avoids a sack against the Redskins

The piece did a fantastic job of highlighting Wilson’s only year at the University of Wisconsin where he stepped onto the practice field as a transfer from North Carolina State and immediately commanded everyone’s respect. He talked about how his confidence came from his never-ending desire to prepare and how his mental preparation was just as important as how he prepared physically. Those attributes reminded me of mental giants in sports such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. The way he spoke reminded me of countless interviews I’ve heard where these guys expressed the same views in the same exact way . It’s no coincidence that Russell Wilson even referred to Michael Jordan as being his favorite athlete. Being a Jordan fan is hardly exclusive to Russell Wilson, but he had the talent to seek his own athletic greatness because he was that good. I immediately became a fan.

Watching the University of Wisconsin that year, I was impressed by how the game seemed so easy to him. The football was always out on time and always on the mark. That’s when I knew this kid was special. That year Wilson finished with 33 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. No, that was not a typo. He threw four interceptions.

Going into the 2012 draft, all the buzz was about Andrew Luck and RG3 going #1 and #2 respectively. All I heard about Wilson was that he was too short to play the position. At the time, I never paid attention to how tall he was because all I saw was a great quarterback who can do it all. Fortunately for the Seattle Seahawks, their General Manager John Schneider saw him the same way. The Seattle Seahawks drafted him in the 3rd round and he would go on to not regret that decision. 

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Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl Champion and all he’s done is continue to get better and better. It began his rookie season when he beat out Matt Flynn to become the starting quarterback for the Seahawks. Wilson has continually embarrassed his naysayers by going about his business and earning enormous amounts of respect amongst his peers.  Four years later and he still has his naysayers saying the same things.

“He’s just a game manager.”

“He’s nothing without that defense.”

“He will be nothing without Marshawn Lynch. “

Now we sit four games into the 2016 season and the Seattle Seahawks are 3-1 after their bye week. The Seahawks still have plenty of competition especially defensively as the Broncos are still one of the teams to beat thanks to their all-time great defense. However, Russell Wilson’s young quarterback peers of Andrew Luck and Cam Newton are struggling mightily as both their teams have started out with a combined three wins.

As we look toward potential Super Bowl match ups, the two favorites out of the AFC are the Broncos and the Patriots. Brady is back from suspension and everyone assumes he will run through the league as if he’s just playing against air with no resistance. While I belive Brady will do what we’ve come to expect, I don’t think he’ll be any match for that Denver Bronco pass defense. Brady’s lack of mobility will be his undoing come playoff time once he goes up against the Broncos pass rush. just like it was last season in the AFC Championship Game.

russell_wilson_at_seahawks_vs_redskins_on_october_6_2014That brings us back to Russell Wilson. Coming off his best statistical season a year ago where he completed 68.1% of his passes for 4024 yards, 34 touchdown passes and just 8 interceptions, Wilson is poised to do the unthinkable and become the first quarterback to solve this historic Denver Broncos defense. As the unquestioned leader of the Seattle offense and with Marshawn Lynch no longer around, Wilson is now free to spread his wings and show the world that he is truly the best young quarterback in the NFL.

The Seattle Seahawks are the only team capable of solving the Denver Broncos on the biggest stage. After prevailing through so much adversity and after continuously being overlooked, Wilson has gained the mental and physical power needed to get the job done. With his smarts and his other worldly athleticism, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are just beginning to hit their stride. See you in the Super Bowl.

Adriel “The Natural” is a contributing writer for

Front 4: NFL Week 5

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Daisy  4 points

Kyle:   3 points

Adriel 2 points

Ryan   2 points

After Daisy correctly predicted 4/10 questions in Week 4, she heads into Week 5 as the champion. This week the Front 4 team welcomes Carlos Delcid to the stage as he attempts to rise to the top against Daisy, Kyle and Ryan.

For Week 5, the panel focuses on the return of Tom Brady, match-ups between the AFC and NFC, upsets and, of course, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Let’s see what the Front 4 team came up with and let us know if you agree or disagree with their predictions.

In Tom Brady’s Return, How Many Points Will the Patriots Beat the Browns By?

0-10, 11-20, 21-30, 30+, The Browns will win


In Tom Brady’s return, I definitely see a blowout coming against the Browns. That being said, it won’t be as bad as everyone thinks as the Browns keep the deficit below 30 points.

Kyle: 11-20

The last two times these two teams met, the outcomes are actually quite surprising. In 2013, it took two late touchdowns from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a one-point win. Then in 2010, a Browns team quarterbacked by Colt McCoy was able to come up with a 34-14 win over the Patriots.

That being said, I think the Browns put up a fight, but Brady is never in real danger and the Patriots win by 18.

urlRyan: 30+

Tom Brady is back for Week 5 and the NFL season is pretty much over. Put it in the books. Brady is gonna tear through the league and win the Super Bowl with ease. Could he have gotten an easier game to start off with either? Patriots will be outta sight by halftime.

Carlos: 21-30

The New England Patriots will have no difficulty beating the Cleveland Browns. Look for an angry Brady; a QB that is looking for blood to make up for the four weeks of stats he missed out on. Not only that, but the Patriots defense have held teams to an average of 16 points per game which is good enough for 4th in the NFL. Combine that with a poor Browns defense that has allowed close to 29 points per game and there is no way the Browns can stop the future Hall of Fame quarterback. 

Which Rookie Quarterback Throws For the Most Yards in Week 5?

Dak Prescott vs. CIN, Carson Wentz vs. DET, Cody Kessler vs. NE

Daisy: Carson Wentz

Wentz will beat out the rest of his rookie competition against a Lions team that looks great one week and then looks terrible the next. This could turn out to be one of those terrible weeks for the Lions.

Kyle: Cody Kessler

Kessler throws for the most yards, but mainly because he’ll be playing from behind most of the time so the Browns are going to need to throw the ball often. Garbage time passing yards look the same in the newspaper as close-game passing yards. 

Ryan: Carson Wentz

Wentz looks to be the most polished QB of the bunch so far and he’s coming off a bye week to face a poor Lions defense. The Eagles D actually hasn’t allowed a passing touchdown this season so his upside might be capped by a potential blowout but I still think Wentz has a solid day and throws for more yards than Prescott and Kessler.


Carlos: Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz is coming off a bye week and will be looking to keep that undefeated record intact. Wentz will throw for the most yards, but it won’t be by much because Prescott will put up a fight as well. In the end, the rest and and an iffy lions team will give Wentz the edge in yards this week. 

Will Either Team From Last Year’s NFC Championship Game Fall to 1-4?

Cardinals @SF, Panthers vs. TB

Daisy: Cardinals fall to 1-4

The Cardinals and the Panthers aren’t looking so good to start of the season. I think the Cards are going to continue that trend and fall short against Chip Kelly’s 49ers this week. Carson Palmer isn’t going to be available in this game due to the concussion he suffered last week, so they’re short at the Quarterback position  and their backup QB didn’t fare too well as he threw 2 interceptions once he came in late against the Rams. Also, Carlos Hyde has been fantastic for the 49ers with 5 rushing touchdowns through the 1st four weeks so look for him to continue his hot streak against the Cardinals.

Kyle: Neither

No. I don’t care who’s QB for the Cardinals, they NEED a win. A loss to the 49ers would almost certainly end their season. The same could be said about the Panthers. Even if Cam doesn’t play, that defense should not and will not allow Jameis Winston to end their season. 

Ryan: Neither

The Cardinals have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league so far but I believe that a date with the 49ers will be exactly what they need to get back on track. I expect the Cardinals’ offense to put up big numbers in this one and move them to 2-3 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Panthers take on a Bucs team that has been disappointing since their week 1 win at Atlanta. Jameis Winston hasn’t really taken that next step forward so far and while the Panthers D has been suspect, I expect them to take care of the Bucs, so no, neither team will drop to 1-4.

Carlos: Both

The NFC championship teams from a year ago seem to be fighting for the basement of there divisions. The loser from the Cardinals/49ers game will be in last place in the NFC West and the loser of the Panthers/Bucs game will be in last place of the NFC South.

Both the Cardinals and Panthers will lose again due to QB injuries. No Carson Palmer can be very bad for Arizona as they’ll be asking Drew Stanton to lead the team. With 12 touchdwons and 18 interceptions in his career, it’s going to be a tough task. As for the Panthers, Cam is having concussion problems and is OUT Monday night.  The quarterback is the most important piece and if that piece is missing, it is extremely hard to win.  

Which WR Ends Week 5 in 1st Place in Receiving Yards?

Julio Jones(488), Marvin Jones(482), AJ Green(468)

aj_greenDaisy: AJ Green

Out of the three defenses that these receivers are going up against, AJ Green has the best match up as he lines up across from the Cowboys defense. The Cowboys aren’t on the same level defensively as the Broncos or the Eagles so they could be in for a long day. Sorry Kyle…

Kyle: AJ Green

I have to go with AJ Green. The Cowboys defense is still suspect and with both Julio and Marvin going against some tough competition in the Broncos and Eagles, Green is the clear choice.

Ryan: AJ Green

Julio Jones faces a tough matchup against the Broncos and the Eagles D has been tremendous against the pass all year, so I expect AJ Green to lead the league in receiving yards by the end of Week 5.

Carlos: AJ Green

By the end of week 5, AJ Green will be first in receiving yards. The Broncos and Eagles defenses are top 5 in the league this year and will hold both Jones’s to minimum yards. Look for Green to have a big to jump from 3rd to 1st as it shouldn’t be too hard with Mr. Regular Season, Andy Dalton. I’ll be bold and also predict 2 touchdowns by Green. 

How Many Interceptions Will Ryan Fitzpatrick Throw Against the Steelers?

0, 1, 2, 3+

Daisy: 1

Everyone has been killing Fitz and we have two Jets fans with us on this panel so I’m going to go easy on him and say he’ll get picked off only once.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Kyle: 1

Fitzpatrick has thrown nine interceptions in his last two games. It’s unheard of. The Steelers still have a serviceable defense, but I think a part of me just doesn’t want to see another awful game from Fitz because if he throws multiple picks, his job could be in jeopardy.

Ryan: 3+

The Fitz Magic of last season seems to have run out and while the Steelers defense isn’t as legendary as in previous years, it won’t stop Fitzpatrick from throwing at least three picks in this one.

Carlos: 0

This week the Jets will surprise a lot a of people and bounce back. You heard it here first. Fitzpatrick is a team leader and doesn’t want to lose his job. He fought so hard to even get a contract and I doubt he wants to sit on the bench and let Geno Smith take over. The Steelers are a great team, but they are beatable as the EAGLES taught us. Gang Green needs to show their heart and Fitz will show why he deserved a contract. 0 picks because I have faith in Ryan.

In AFC vs. NFC Match-ups, Which Conference Picks Up More Wins?

Colts Ravens Texans Broncos Bengals Bills
Bears Redskins Vikings Falcons Cowboys Rams

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Daisy: AFC

I think the struggling Colts will defeat the Chicago Bears, but only if they take advantage of Kevin White’s absence. The Ravens will bounce back from their loss to the Raiders last week. The Vikings will continue their hot start and beat the Texans. Denver will have a tough game against the Falcons, but will remain undefeated. I also see the Bengals and Bills pick up wins. 

Kyle: AFC

Realistically, I could see the AFC sweeping this. The Colts and Ravens have winnable games at home while the Bengals and Bills should be able to go on the road and beat the Cowboys and the Rams. The Broncos have a tough match up at home against the Falcons, but I think being at home helps seal the win. The Texans have a chance to pull off the upset of the week and I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if they did it. 

Ryan: Tie

This is a tough one so I’ll go with a 3-3 split. I think it’ll come down to defense in most of these games, with the Vikings, Rams, Bengals and Broncos all coming out on top because of their D. The other two games are complete toss-ups and for your random stat of the week, since 2008, the Redskins and Ravens are tied for the most one-score games in the league with 24 so expect that game and the Colts-Bears game to come down to the final possession.

Carlos: Tie

In the AFC vs NFC matchups, the conferences will tie 3 to 3. It’s as simple as the home teams will win. Sometimes being at home just carries you to the W. 

Will the AFC East or NFC East Have More Wins?

Daisy: AFC East

The AFC East will get wins from the Patriots and the Bills while the only win from the NFC East will come from the undefeated Eagles so that means, unfortunately, it’ll be another week of hearing Eagles fans brag about their perfect season so far.

Kyle: AFC East

The Patriots are the only one of the eight teams that has an almost definite win. The rest of the AFC East is unreliable as the Jets have the Steelers, the Bills have the Rams and the Dolphins play the Titans. As for the NFC East, the Cowboys and Giants play the Bengals and Packers which will be tough. The Redskins and Ravens will do battle and that could go either way. It then comes down to the Eagles coming off a bye to play the Lions. The Eagles should be able to win, but I’ll trust Tom Brady over a rookie quarterback.

Ryan: Tie

The Patriots will roll; the Jets will roll over. The Bills will run into a brick wall and the Dolphins will get run over. 1-3 for the AFC East. Meanwhile, the Cowboys will fall short to the Bengals, the Eagles will beat up on the Lions, the Giants will throw a temper tantrum in a loss to the Packers and the Redskins will lose by one point to the Ravens. Not a good week for the East leads to one victory each.

Carlos: Tie

The AFC East and NFC East will both have 2 wins. The Dolphins aren’t good. The Bills are not consistent. The Giants are facing a tough Packers team that is coming off a bye. The Redskins have a good Ravens team in their way. I think the Pats, Jets, Cowboys and Eagles get W’s for their divisions.  

Which QB With Their New Team Will Throw For More Yards in the Texans/Vikings Game?

Brock Osweiler or Sam Bradford

Daisy: Brock Osweiler

Despite throwing some interceptions early in the season, I think Brock is able to turn a corner agains the Vikings. He has more potential than Bradford and should be able to throw for more yards on Sunday.

Kyle: Brock Osweiler

Brock Star. The Texans have allowed a league-low 163 passing yards a game and Sam Bradford isn’t known for his flashy numbers. I think Bradford finishes below 200 yards, while Brock eclipses the 200-yard mark. 

Ryan: Sam Bradford

The Vikings defense has been playing too well for me to have any confidence in picking Brock Osweiler so I’ll go with the efficient, yet unspectaular Sam Bradford to get the job done in this one.


Carlos: Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford is doing what he needs to do in order to help the Vikings win. They are undefeated and I see Bradford having a nice 200 yard day along with one touchdown to lead the Vikings to another win. 

Will the Rams Score At Least 20 Points Against the Bills?

Daisy: No

I’m not sure if the Rams will even get 14 points, let alone 20. The Rams have gotten off to a great start, but I think they fall back to earth with a loss against the Bills.

Kyle: No

The Rams are 3-1, yet, they’ve only scored 20 or more points once. I say that continues and they score 17 points and that could actually end up being enough to beat Rex Ryan and the Bills. Dare I say the Rams will be atop the NFC after week 5? 

Ryan: No

Considering the Bills just shutout the Patriots I’ll say they keep the Rams under 20 but still lose the game. As strong as the Bills defense has been, I think the Rams D has the better game and helps them improve to 4-1.

Carlos: Yes

The Rams will score 21 points and be able to hold on for the win. This will not be a flashy, offensive game and expect a low-scoring affair. 

Upset of the Week

Daisy: 49ers over Cardinals

I’m sticking to what I said earlier and going with the 49ers to take down the Cardinals without Carson Palmer.

Kyle: Texans over Vikings

I’m going Texans over Vikings. Sam Bradford has been pretty much perfect so far. The Vikings have been almost perfect so far. All that perfection has to take a step backwards eventually. The Texans have a solid defense and it’s time for the Vikings train to slow down just a bit.

Ryan: Bears over Colts

It’s not so much that the Bears inspire confidence, but more that I don’t trust the Colts, especially coming back from London with a loss last week. I’m surprised they don’t have a bye this week and I think that means another L for them.

Carlos: Jets over Steelers

The Jets will defeat the Steelers. Man, that sounds good. As I mentioned before, the Fitz will have no interceptions and the Jets defense should be able to keep them in the game. The secondary has struggled, but the team has what it takes to bounce back this season and it starts with a win against Pittsburgh. 

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments who you think will be the champion after Week 5.

The Shameless Review: S7 E1

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By Kyle Boris

Frank Gallagher started off Season 7 by asking us to pay attention “so we can stop doing these stupid, f*cking recaps.”

Well Frank, the recap was able to remind everyone(in case they somehow forgot) that last we left off, the gang was throwing Frank into the river after he ruined Fiona’s wedding. Lip was entering rehab, Carl and Ian were in new relationships, Debbie was dealing with Frannie, Kev and V along with Svetlana were starting their new family and Fiona was all over the place as usual. We’d get some clearance on everyone’s situations as Season 7 starts off 30 days after Fiona’s wedding and Frank’s disappearance.

Transformation Tuesday

Can we just take a minute to enjoy what a sight this is? The fans have watched each of the oldest Gallagher brothers grow into seemingly different characters over the span of seven seasons. They all have taken different paths, but as seen in the premiere, they agree on one thing; they don’t have any intention of helping Frank.


After the recap, the Season 7 premiere opened with Frank inside of his coma. He was under water and watched as random objects such as a bottle of alcohol and a gun floated by. Then things got interesting when he started to see his family members floating around him and they didn’t seem happy to see him. Fiona was in her wedding dress. Liam had a cigar in his hand. Carl cocked a gun and seemed intended on shooting Frank. Lip had a bottle and Ian was in uniform before giving Frank the finger. Oh, and Debbie was floating by with Frannie still attached to the umbilical chord. Frank then started to get attention to his genitals by a fish, which in reality was coming from the nurse cleaning him which of course was the way Frank woke from his coma.

Frank spent most of the episode in a wheelchair. After he remembered what had happened, he spent the entire time attempting to ask everyone why they didn’t come looking for him and found that most were just hoping he was dead. He ends the episode by creating a contraption that makes it possible for him to carry his wheelchair, some alcohol and a bucket up to Fiona’s room where he nails the door shut and locks himself inside.

WTF(What the Frank) Moment: Frank finds himself venting to a man who passes out after sniffing glue.

Best Quote: After Kev tells Frank they thought he was dead: “Nope, I’m indestructible.” 

Who Did It Better? 


After her failed wedding, Fiona spends most of the episode managing the restaurant. She seems to be having trouble adjusting to the role even though it is only temporary until they can find a new manager. It’s a weird place for Fiona because at the moment she doesn’t seem to have any real problems directly aimed at her. Sure she has stress at work and the always difficult Frank who just stole her room, but she said she’s staying away from guys and we can only that remains the case because her luck with the opposite sex leads to most of her issues.

Fiona’s Finest: Fiona’s finest moment of the night came when she drags Frank down the stairs and throws him outside. She then walks up to Debbie’s night nurse who just witnessed all of this chaoe and offers up a cheerful, “Hi, I’m Fiona”, to the terrified woman.


We first see Lip leaving the Faith and Serenity House where he was staying for his 30 days of rehab. Professor Youens picks him up in his still destroyed car and tells him he’ll keep his end of the stick and help Lip get some work as an intern. Lip doesn’t plan on going back to school which most of the family seems concerned about. He gets a job as a dishwasher at Fiona’s restaurant and you can’t help but feel for Lip as you watch him attempt to balance himself after a couple drinks just to make sure he’s okay. It makes you wonder how things could have been different for him if he had just went down a couple different streets instead of the path he chose.

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The Real MVP: How awesome must it be to have a guy like Professor Youens in your life? Lip destroyed his car, cursed him out multiple times and degraded his career and yet, this man still helps him out AND wants to get him an internship. You go Youens. You go.


Ian is still in his relationship with the firefighter Caleb, but is dealing with trust issues when Caleb tells him he’s seeing an old flame friend from high school. Caleb ensures Ian that SHE is just an old friend and there’s nothing to worry about.

Ian tells this to his co-worker who’s scenes may have actually stolen the show. Here’s a couple of her gems:

  • She tells Ian a story of a time when she was dating this guy online for months only to find out he had a wife and kids. When she found out, she tied him to a bed and superglued his penis to his leg. She eventually married this man after he divorced his wife.
  • She tells Ian a stat that 50% of gay men in relationships cheat. Ian tells her that he trusts Caleb and she responds by saying, “That doesn’t mean he’s not getting stray d*ck.”

Ian eventually drags Lip with him to spy on Caleb. They see the Caleb and his ex hugging on the street and as Ian and Lip are about to leave, they witness Caleb having a serious make out session with this woman.

Best Quote: When trying to give Carl advice on keeping his privates clean:

There’s nothing worse than heading down south and getting a whiff of some moldy foreskin that smells like some homeless guy’s shoes.”


Debbie is dealing with the struggle of being a teenage parent and it eventually leads to her stealing what I’m calling the most amazing, unnecessary baby carriage I’ve ever seen. She takes the carriage from a rich mom she saw in the park. Debbie sells the $4,000 carriage and starts to spend the money and also uses credit cards she stole from the purse that belonged to the mom. She buys loads of baby clothes and hires a night nurse to take care of Frannie. Debbie is able to get more sleep and as a result is in a better mood.


Magic 8 Ball: In a not so bold prediction, Debbie’s stealing is going to catch up with her.


Carl is still dating Dominque and the two are becoming sexually active on a regular basis. Carl, however, begins to wonder why Dominique won’t provide oral sex even though he does it for her. She tells him it’s because he’s not circumcised which leads to Carl becoming insecure. He watches other guys using the urinals next to him and even asks his brothers about it before finding out they’re all circumcised. Carl is so upset that he goes through great lengths and gets the surgery to become circumcised.

Kev, V and Svetlana

Can we just start a petition for a spin-off from this family now? The three lovers have some of the best chemistry and provide some of the more awkward,yet, hilarious moments. They spend their time at the bar while also dealing with their three babies. They are doing their own little Gallagher impression when they’re all in the kitchen going over who’s responsible for what and they seem to have everything under control.

Kev and V become amazed with Svetlana’s skills in just about everything which lead to some great moments.

  • When becoming amazed at Svetlana’s performance in bed, Kev tells V she’s “like the Michael Jordan of exotic stimula.”
  • Svetlana informs them they’re having a family meeting later tonight and Kev responds, “Is that what we’re calling sex now?”
  • V and Svetlana are sitting at the table waiting for Kev to discuss finances, but Kev actually believes it was a sex thing and comes down stairs wearing just a pink elephant over his crotch.

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“Are we seriously not gonna have sex cuz I took a viagra” 

Season 7 is off to a great start and it has left me intrigued as to where it will be taking us. What did you think of the episode? Let me know in the comments and remember to #KeepAmericaShameless

Kyle Boris is an editor for

Twitter: @KyleNoStyle


FRONT 4: NFL Week 4

Three weeks have gone by and the first month of the NFL season is in the books. We’ve got five unbeaten teams left, four teams still looking for their first win and plenty of surprises as well.

With Week 4 upon us, the Front 4 team of Kyle, Daisy and Ryan welcome special guest, Adriel “The Natural” as he attempts to out-predict them. This week’s topics cover the Jaguars’ London record, which Quarterback reaches ten touchdowns, the “Fitzpatrick” of the week and much more.

How Many Undefeated Teams Will Remain After Week 4?

Current Undefeated Teams: Vikings, Broncos, Ravens, Patriots, Eagles(Week 4 Bye) 

Kyle: 3

Besides the idle Eagles, I believe two of the four other undefeated teams head into Week 5 undefeated. The Vikings defense will be too much for Eli and co. allowing Minnesota to move to 4-0. The Giants also have the fourth worst record all-time on Monday Night Football at .377. The other undefeated team will be the defending Super Bowl champs who travel to Tampa Bay.

The Tom Brady-less Patriots have looked dominant so far, but uncertainty at the Quarterback position will come back to haunt them this week against the Bills. The Ravens have single-digit wins over the Bills, Browns and Jaguars to start the season so their first real test is this week against the Raiders and I don’t think they pass.

Ryan: 4

Three teams will continue their dominant starts to the season while the Eagles will coast through their bye week still undefeated. The Ravens will be the only casualty this week, losing a tight game to the Raiders at home.

Daisy: 2

The Broncos and I guess the Eagles, since they’re on a bye, will remain undefeated after Week 4. The Bills are itching to get back at the Patriots and I think this is their opportunity. The Raiders will step up too with their defense and take down the Ravens. I really think this is the week for them. Eagles are safe this week but only because of their bye.

Adriel: 4

The Vikings are playing Eli Manning. Enough said. If you remember, on my Top 5 overrated QB’s list going into the season, he was #2 on my list. He proved me right once again with that horrific 4th-quarter performance against the mediocre Washington Redskins. To me, the Broncos are the best team in the AFC right now. That all-time great defense might be  better than it was last year and judging from last week’s impressive performance against a quality Bengals team, we still have yet to see the best from young Trevor Siemien. The Ravens have been taking full advantage of an early cupcake schedule and I don’t see it being any different this week as they face the underachieving Raiders.

Will the Jaguars improve to 2-2 in England?

The Jags are currently 1-2, all time, in games played in London

Kyle: No

The Jaguars’ games in London over the past three seasons have had plenty of scoring. They lost 42-10 in 2013, 31-17 in 2014 and won 34-31 in 2015. This year their “home” game is against the Colts. A Colts loss will drop them to 1-3 and bring them to a tie with the Jaguars. Andrew Luck should be able to carry his team to the win giving the Jaguars an 0-4 record on the season and a 1-3 record across the pond.

Ryan: Yes

I think their experience with traveling and playing previous games in London will give them the advantage over a not-as-good-as-we-thought Colts team that’s pretty banged up at the moment. Another loss for the winless Jaguars would cement their place in the basement of the AFC South so look for them to come out of the gate swinging.

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Daisy: Yes

The Jags definitely have the advantage here since they are playing a banged up Colts team. They will improve 2-2 in London… Unfortunately.

Adriel: No

The Jaguars are another underachieving squad so far this season. Poised with talent across the board, the Jaguars have been sloppy and mistake prone. Gus Bradley might be the first coach to be fired once he loses this game.

How Many Winless Teams will Remain After Week 4?

Current winless teams: Browns, Jaguars, Bears, Saints

Kyle: 4

The Jaguars fall in London. The Browns still have no Josh Gordon and still won’t have a win agains the Redskins. Drew Brees heads to his old stomping grounds, but the Chargers don’t have a pleasant welcoming party. And the Bears, well, they’re turning into the ugly step-sister of the Browns. All four teams remain winless heading into Week 5.

Ryan: 3

Hard to pick the Browns to win no matter what, but on the road in DC is not a matchup that inspires confidence. Browns make it close, but remain winless. Jags will use their London experience to top the Colts. Jim Bob Cooter and Matthew Stafford will do unholy things to a terrible Bears defense. Bears stay winless. Saints defense sinks them again and Drew Brees can’t do enough on the road. Saints fall again.

Daisy: 0

I think all four winless teams have the potential to walk away victorious this week. The toughest matchup for me may be the Bears against the Lions because Detroit has looked like a pretty solid team. Ultimately, the Bears get the win. 

Adriel: 2

See question #2 about the Jaguars. As for the Browns, once again this organization can’t seem to get out of their own way. The recent news of Josh Gordon missing more time since he’ll be headed to rehab proves that whenever they take one step forward they go two steps back. I like Hue Jackson and I think he will soon have them going in the right direction; just not this week.

Who Gets to 10 Passing Touchdowns First?

9:30AM Start time: Andrew Luck(6)

1:00PM Start time: Matt Ryan(7), Matthew Stafford(7)

4:00pm Start time: Jameis Winston(8), Drew Brees(8)

Kyle: Matthew Stafford

As long as Andrew Luck doesn’t throw four touchdowns in London, which he very well might, Stafford should have the best chance to reach 10 touchdowns as the Lions face off against the Bears who have let up 29 and 31 points to rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott over the last two weeks.

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Ryan: Matthew Stafford

One of the early games will definitely produce a 10-TD QB so I’m going to go with Matthew Stafford who has a cake matchup against the Bears, is at home and, of course, is part of Jim Bob Cooter’s cooterific pass-happy offense. Winston and Brees will both be in double digits by the end of the day, but Stafford will be waiting for them before their games even start.


Daisy: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck will reach 10 touchdowns first, but only because his game is on super early. Considering the team he has around him, he’s been doing pretty well, but this will come at a cost… 

Adriel: Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford is playing the Bears; the worst team in the league. End of question. 

Who Leads the League in Rushing Yards After Week 4?

Blount 298, Crowell 274, Elliott 274, Miller 269, Freeman 265, Forte 261

Kyle: Ezekiel Elliott

The 49ers have allowed back-to-back 100 yard rushing performances from Foxxy Whittaker and Christine Michael. As the Cowboys travel to San Francisco, Ezekiel Elliot has an opportunity to not only eclipse the 100 yard mark, but also skyrocket to the top spot among all running backs.

Ryan: LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount, already with a 24-yard lead on the next closest back, will get plenty of touches in what will be an ugly blowout against the Bills. The Patriots own the Bills, winning 28 of the last 32 match-ups since the 2000 season and 13 of 14 games at Gillette Stadium. All that means is that the Patriots will get out to an early lead and coast (aka run the ball) the rest of the game.

Daisy: Ezekiel Elliot

Is this too bold to say? I’m going to go with Ezequiel Elliot. I think he’ll go off against the 49ers defense this week. He definitely has been one of the most exciting players in the league this season.

Adriel: LeGarrette Blount

It is my estimation that he will be the bell cow once again on Sunday. With an inexperienced Jacoby Brissett and an ailing Jimmy Garoppolo, Bill Belichick will call on Blount early and often to get the job done once again for the New England Patriots.



Who’s the Fitzpatrick(Most Interceptions) of the Week?

Kyle: Case Keenum

The Cardinals are coming off a terrible performance against the Bills and are going to be looking to rebound. What better way to do that than against Case Keenum. Keenum has played well enough to get the Rams to two straight wins, but the Cardinals can’t afford to fall to 1-3 which should cause for some stronger play allowing the Cards to pick off Keenum a couple times.

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Ryan: Eli Manning

The Vikings defense has been playing out of their collective minds recently and meet an old friend in Eli Manning this week. Eli is 2-5 all-time against Minny and has thrown 14 INT’s in those seven games. This version of the Vikings D will definitely cause some headaches as they rank 1st in sacks and 2nd in interceptions this year, leading to a long day for the Big Blue play-caller.

Daisy: Andrew Luck

Like I said before he’ll get to 10 passing touchdowns first, but will get picked off three times in the process; let’s hope not, though. 

Adriel: Eli Manning

This one is so easy. Hey, I know it probably seems like I’m picking on the poor guy but hey, I call it like I see it. Eli Manning is a turnover machine. It’s nothing new. He’s been like this his entire career. I see that trend continuing against that vaunted Vikings defense which is easily one of the top two defenses in the league.

How Many Birds Win in Week 4?

Seahawks, Ravens, Cardinals, Falcons

Kyle: 2

As I mentioned earlier, the Cardinals will win and the Ravens will lose. Now, the Seahawks travel across the country to play the Jets in what could be a low-scoring affair, however, I believe they get the job done. The Falcons play the Panthers and could make a huge statement knocking off the defending NFC champions, but I think Cam Newton rallies the troops and takes down the Falcons in a shootout.

Ryan: 0

In what will be known as the worst day for birds until Thanksgiving, all bird teams will take an L this week, with the Cardinals’ last-second loss to the Rams being the most embarrassing.

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Daisy: 2

The Seahawks will defeat the Jets, but it will be closer than we think. The Ravens will get trampled by the Raiders defense; really hoping they go off. Arizona will beat up the Rams and the Panthers will walk away lifting the belt over the Falcons.

Adriel: 2

It’s no secret that I love Russell Wilson. He’s my favorite quarterback in the NFL and with good reason. Not only is he talented, he’s on a top organization with a top coach and a top defense. Being hobbled for basically the entire season so far, Russell will continue to tough it out against a vaunted Jets front seven. Bringing home the victory like he usually does, I look for the Seahawks to take advantage of Fitzpatrick and his turnover-prone self. As for the Ravens, they should continue to take full advantage of their cupcake schedule to start the season. I see them continuing their winning ways against the Raiders. There’s nothing special here, but Baltimore is just good enough to beat the disappointing Raiders in their friendly confines.

What Will be the Highest Scoring Game?

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Kyle: Saints @ Chargers

Drew Brees gets to face his old team as the Saints look for their first win of the season. It’ll be tough against a Chargers offense that has been clicking to start the season. Both offenses rank in the top 10 in points scored which should make for some fun football to watch between Philip Rivers and Drew Brees.

Ryan: Saints @ Chargers

It’s basically a given that the Saints will be in a high scoring affair week in and week out. This week will be no exception against the Chargers. Two elite QBs? Check. Two top-10 offenses? Check. Two atrocious defenses? Check. Yeah this         one is gonna be a barnburner.

Daisy: Bills @ Patriots

For my bold prediction of the week  I will go with the Bills-Pats game. I think there will be lots of touchdowns in this game, but the winner will be determined with a FG in OT.

Adriel: Panthers @ Falcons

Cam Newton and Matt Ryan are two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. They both feature some of the most talented pass catchers in the game in Kelvin Benjamin and Julio Jones. These division rivals will not disappoint as they move the ball up and down the field on that fast track in the Georgia Dome.

What Will be the Lowest Scoring Game?

Kyle: Browns @ Redskins 

This could turn into an ugly game and as long as the Browns don’t allow the Redskins to run up the score it could turn into a 17-6 win for Washington. In their two home games on the year, the Redskins only managed 16 points against the Steelers and 23 points against the shaky Cowboys defense.

Ryan: Seahawks @ Jets

Both teams have struggling offenses and incredible stout defenses. Ryan Fitzpatrick was abysmal last week and Russell Wilson is a little banged up so neither offense will really be expected to put up huge numbers. This will be a defensive battle in the swamps of Jersey.

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Daisy: Seahawks @ Jets

I am going to go with the Seahawks-Jets game just because both teams are defense-oriented teams. I am banking on the Jets to make this interesting and not embarrassing for themselves.

Adriel: Giants @ Vikings

Here we go again; a recurring theme here. The Vikings defense is on another level right now and Eli Manning’s offense should be no match for them. As for the Vikings, with Sam Bradford still finding his way and Adrian Peterson on the IR, I look for Minnesota to struggle against a much improved Giants defense.

Will the First Kick-Return Touchdown of the Season Happen in Week 4?

Kyle: Yes, by the Chicago Bears

Even though the new kickoff rules have prevented a kick-return touchdown thus far, the league is bound to see one sooner or later. The Bears will be giving up plenty of touchdowns to the Lions which will give them quite a few chances to deliver the most exciting play in football. Look for Deonte Thompson to break through and reach the end zone.

Ryan: No

Tom Brady, still drunk and under-clothed from his vacation in Italy, runs onto the field on the Bills kickoff, pushes Danny Amendola out of the way and fields the ball, running through the confused defense 105 yards into the endzone. Gronk goes nuts and his manic celebration in the endzone is enough to scare the officials into not throwing a flag, resulting in a touchdown. Other than that, no, no kick returns this week.

Daisy: No

Don’t think so, but if anyone does it will be ANTONIO BROWN. Mainly, because I’d love to see him run down the field juking everyone on the Chiefs. Would also love to see those points on my fantasy team.

Adriel: Yes, by the Seattle Seahawks

I believe.I believe. I believe. In only his second year in the league, Tyler Lockette is already the most dangerous return man in the game. Just as the doctor ordered, he’ll join the rest of the Seattle Seahawks that pick up the slack for an ailing Russell Wilson. I envision Lockette leaving the Jets on skates and leaving them in the dust on the first play of the second half. Do I get a bonus for predicting the time of game also? 

Do you agree with our panel’s predictions? Let us know your thoughts and who do you think will come out on top after Week 4 of Front 4?

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31 Hocus Pocus Gifs to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

By Tina Cherrillo

Keep calm

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Because it’s FINALLY that time of year when it’s socially acceptable to watch the world’s best Halloween movie 2,349,872,358,347,824,509 times in a row without being judged

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For those of your who haven’t seen Hocus Pocus

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Or think it’s not THE best thing that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have done with their careers

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If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 23 years

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It’s time to let the light in

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And celebrate all the beauty…

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And magic that is Hocus Pocus!

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There’s a talking cat

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These guys

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A magic black-flame candle that can bring people back from the dead

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A virgin

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Witches who kidnap children

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A musical number

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Exploding colorful glitter

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A seductive ghost

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A French woman trapped in a magic black box

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A mysterious black river

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A hands-y bus driver

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Sibling bonding

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A friendly zombie

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A nice pair of yabbos

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And these three lovely ladies

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What more could you possibly want in a quality Halloween movie?

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Basically, your life is incomplete until you’ve seen this magnificent piece of cinematic gold. If you don’t want to live a joyless, terrible life, make sure you see it at least once before you die.

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Tina Cherrillo is a contributing writer for

Twitter: @TinaCherrillo

Inside UFC 205: The Greatest Card Ever?


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By Kyle Boris

When Rashad Evans, a former Light Heavyweight Champion, is on the 9th best fight of the card, you know you’re getting something good.

Three title defenses will headline the first UFC event to take place in New York since the MMA ban was lifted. Besides those three bouts, former champions Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate and Frankie Edgar join Evans on the card.

On paper, this card is shaping up to be the greatest one that Dana White and the UFC have constructed. The card has preliminary bouts that could headline other PPV’s, new champions Tyron Woodley and Eddie Alvarez, undefeated stars Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Khabib Nurmagomedov, a Wonderboy, a cowboy, and that Conor McGregor guy.

With only six weeks until the gigantic event, let’s take a deeper look into the Big Apple’s first UFC card.

Will History Be Made?

Boxing, WWE and other fighting promotions have seen one of their competitors hold two belts simultaneously. However, the UFC has yet to see that happen. Actually, only two UFC fighters have even won a belt in two different weight classes. Randy Couture won the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight titles and B.J. Penn won the Welterweight and Lightweight championships.

If Conor McGregor can defeat new Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez on November 12, he’ll make history on the biggest UFC card of all time. Some wonder if the UFC will force McGregor to vacate one of the championships, but The Notorious one answered that question at the UFC 205 presser emphatically.

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“I’m gonna wrap one [belt] on one shoulder, I’m gonna wrap the other on the other shoulder and you’re going to need a f*ckin’ army to come take them belts off me.” 

Undefeated + Awesome Names

Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Khabib Nurmagomedov. Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Even though these three fighters have the most difficult names to pronounce, their records are easy to decipher; they all end with zeroes.

Jedrezjczyk and Kowalkiewicz both head into their Strawweight Championship bout undefeated. Awesome names aside, these two ladies have been untouchable in their time in the UFC. Undoubtedly, Kowalkiewicz’s fourth fight inside the octagon will be her toughest to date. The champ Jedrzejczyk, is 6-0 in the UFC with multiple Fight of the Night bonuses under her belt. The two women will be representing Poland and with a huge influx of Polish residents in New York, you can bet they’ll be flowing into Madison Square Garden to watch one of their own remain undefeated.

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Nurmagomedov has competed in 23 professional bouts and has yet to know what it’s like to lose. “The Eagle” was a late addition to the card, but his bout with Michael Johnson could steal the show, most likely on the undercard.

It was rumored that Nurmagomedov and Eddie Alvarez might be in line for a fight, but when the McGregor-Alvarez deal was made, The Eagle still wanted to fight on the NYC card. Michael Johnson wanted Khabib and Khabib wanted him, so the fight was a last minute addition.

Tate’s Bounce-back

Miesha Tate was on top of the world after winning her first championship against Holly Holm. After other fights were canceled, Tate’s first title defense would also headline UFC 200. Tate had finally reached the top, but their was only one problem standing in her way; Amanda Nunes. Nunes pulled off the upset and shocked the world with a submission victory over Tate in the first round.

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Four months later , Tate will try to climb her way back and earn a rematch for the belt. The bantamweight division is stacked right now with Nunes, Holm, Tate and Rousey all in the mix. Tate’s opponent at UFC 205, Raquel Pennington could insert herself into the discussion as well with a win over her former coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Miesha Tate. A dominant win by Tate, however, would definitely force the UFC to give her the rematch against Nunes sometime in 2017.

Hometown Advantage

Long Island’s own Chris Weidman will hold a surefire hometown advantage over Yoel Romero in their middleweight bout. Weidman has been vocal about his desire to fight in front of his home crowd and now that he has the opportunity he will most likely receive one of the bigger ovations of the night. Romero will probably hear some extra boo’s following his failed drug test from earlier in the year.

Frankie “The Answer” Edgar should also be the recipient of loud cheers from the New York crowd because of his well-known New Jersey roots. Edgar is coming off a loss against Jose Aldo at UFC 200 for the interim Featherweight title and could use a win over Jeremy Stephens to keep himself in the title picture once McGregor drops backs down. Stephens, on the other hand, might be able to swing a fight with McGregor down the line with a win against Frankie. If he does, let’s just hope he doesn’t get hit like this again.

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The Chosen One vs. The Wonderboy

Four of “The Chosen One”Tyron Woodley’s first five UFC victories came by knock out heading into his title match with Robbie Lawler at UFC 201. Would he be able to continue that trend against the champ? Yep. To everyone’s surprise, Woodley knocked out Lawler and took the belt with him. Now, in his first title defense, “The Wonderboy” Stephen Thompson is standing in his way.

The Wonderboy has won seven fights in a row with wins over Johny Hendricks, Jake Ellenberger and most recently, Rory MacDonald. He has four stoppages in his last seven fights so UFC fans can expect fireworks in this welterweight bout.

Woodley celebrates his knockout over Lawler

If all of that doesn’t get you excited, don’t worry; there’s more. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is fighting, again! The man known to fight any time and any place will do so at UFC 205 against Kevin Gastelum. Rashad Evans returns to fight Army Ranger Tim Kennedy who last fought in 2014. Thiago Alves makes his lightweight debut against the always exciting Jim Miller. Liz Carmouche, Katlyn Chookagian, Rafael Natal, Tim Boetsch, Lyman Good and Belal Muhammad are also fighting on the stacked card.

Fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that all the fights go as planned so that UFC 205 delivers fireworks and gives New York City a reason to be the city that never sleeps on November 12, 2016.

Kyle Boris is a contributing editor for

Twitter: @KyleNoStyle

16 Jose Fernandez Gifs To Remember Him By

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By Kyle Boris

It can be difficult to explain how much of an impact someone had once they are gone. Outside of the baseball world, many might not know who Jose Fernandez was. Well, the 24-year old star pitcher who was born in Cuba and fought for years to make it to the United States and eventually to the Major Leagues, really did have a huge impact on the game of baseball in his short time in the league. You wouldn’t be able to tell or comprehend his struggle based on his demeanor or his personality. You can read all about his journey and the difficult road he took to make it to the United States, but the fact is that once his journey was a success, he never took a day for granted and enjoyed every moment he spent on a baseball field.

Jose brought an infectious smile and personality to the game that sometimes could be overlooked. Baseball has a rich history of written rules and non-written rules, but Jose was changing the rules every time he entered the ballpark. He was just a kid living his dream and wanted to enjoy every moment. Jose Fernandez may not be with us anymore, but his spirit and what he brought to the game will stay with Major League Baseball for a long time to come. For now, here are 16 gifs to remember #16 Jose Fernandez by.

When he impressed in his first career start against the Mets



Sometimes his performance was just too hot to handle



And sometimes his stretching just happened to be right on camera



He’d even have the competition smiling



The competition wasn’t always smiling when he was on the mound



He would get into some pre-game hi-jinx with the mascots



And had his coaches laughing



And took the time to take some batting practice 



Even though when he faced pitchers, he was sometimes left speechless



Other times he was crushing home runs



But, he could still do this to you



His impressions of his teammates were always on point



And his dancing was even better



His skills always had his opponents amazed



But most of all, he always had fun and brought a smile to the game



We’re all going to miss that.

RIP Jose Fernandez 1992-2016

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Kyle Boris is a contributing editor for

Twitter: @KyleNoStyle

Six Seasonal Activities To Help You From Becoming Basic This Fall

By Tina Cherrillo

Put down that pumpkin spice latte and untie that flannel from around your waist. Yes, you. If you or anyone you know is in danger of becoming basic this fall, do yourselves a favor and try some of these highly sophisticated fall activities.

1. Have a Pumpkin Guts Food Fight


What’s better than kicking off the fall season by carving a little orange bundle of joy? Having a pumpkin guts food fight afterwards, that’s what! Why be basic and throw away all those perfectly good pumpkin guts when you can show your friends and loved ones just how much you care by pelting them with pumpkin seeds? It’s not only fun, but also one of the best ways to bond AND work off any pent-up anger you may be harboring this pre-holiday season. Safety Disclaimer: Protective goggles are probably a good idea if you plan on going ham. 


2. Build Your Own ScareCROW



Add a new twist to this fall-favorite activity by decking out your homemade scarecrow in Crow (i.e. Game of Thrones Man of the Night’s Watch) attire. Gather up as much warm, black clothing as you can. If for some reason you can’t seem to find the thick, black cloak you’ve been saving for when winter finally comes, a fuzzy black blanket will suffice. Your Jon Snow scareCROW may or may not scare away the annoying black birds, but it will definitely bring all the wildlings to your yard.

3. Go Pumpkin/Apple Slingshotting


Don’t be basic and make apple or pumpkin pie this fall. Instead, fling those fruits (yes pumpkins are fruits) through the air and use them for target practice. Most farms have slingshots set up and give away prizes for hitting the bullseye. If you have the misfortune of living near a basic farm that does not have a slingshot stand, you have my deepest condolences.

4. Purposely Get Lost in a Corn Maze


Who says the proper way to participate in a corn maze is to find your way out in the quickest amount of time? Screw the rules set up by the farm lords! Here’s what you do instead: Split up into teams of two and go up to random strangers in the maze and tell them to follow you if they want to find the way out. Purposely lead them around in circles, getting them even more lost and confused. The team that gets the most people to blindly follow them wins!

5. Volunteer to be an Actor at a Haunted House/Haunted Hayride


Nothing’s better than scaring the pants off people for a good cause. Only basic betches say boo, so get creative with your scare tactics. Grab your ghoul gear and strap on a GoPro to capture your best/most hysterical scares. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and get to appear on Ellen for the amazing viral video you created!

6. Headless Horseman Barhop

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Fallify your basic barhop, headless horseman style! It’s exactly like your run-of-the-mill barhop, except when you hop from bar to bar, you tuck your head under your shirt so it looks like you’re headless. Assign each horseman a DWP (designated walking partner) so you don’t run into people and/or things along your path to the next bar. Drink and walk responsibly!

Tina Cherrillo is a contributing writer for

Twitter: @TinaCherrillo

The Character of Atlanta Belongs With Its Characters

By Justin Rodney


I know he has been waiting for this moment for a long time. I mean who could blame him. Wouldn’t you be extremely happy with a show that you totally and completely have control of?

That person in reference is Donald Glover.


The actor, singer, rapper, screenwriter, no deodorant user ,etc. Its just great to see a person flourish throughout their career without being known as that one thing, one character or whatever it might be. Now, Donald has an empire of his own and some would say that’s royalty; the freedom to express himself in any kind of way through his multiple archways of art whether it be through a screen or headphones. He is a marvel. LITERALLY. He is also Myles Morales in guest episodes of  Disney XD’s Ultimate Spiderman.





Three years ago Donald penned a verse in his Yaphet Kotto freestyle revealing that he had something in the works for FX Networks. As time flew, more and more details of the show were revealed. Although in all fairness, Donald doesn’t reveal anything without doing it in secret for however long it may take. The public knew nothing about the show except of the title and that it was a comedy. Not a damn thing was talked about until the series premiere Tuesday, September 6th. For all intensive purposes it was better this way. The marketing scheme was perfect. 30 second trailers and extremely vague interviews.




September 6th hit and all the rumors and talk were laid to rest. All the audience had to do was tune in.

Within these two episodes the show has given audiences worldwide a peek into the black experience, which is important in times like these. So, what these two episodes have made abundantly clear is that Atlanta had to establish and emphasize its main characters. They will have a huge impact on the show’s success. Their actions and words will give the audience incite of how their character arcs will lead. These characters really will be the driving force for almost every single major scene in the show. Here is what’s needed to be assessed.


We have three main, yet not too different, characters that are established within the two episodes shown. Earnest Marks (Donald Glover), Paper Boi/Alfred Miles (Bryan Tyree), and Darius (Keith Stanfield). We do have another character, Vanessa (Zazie Beetz), who is given more of a side role as just Earnest’s baby momma within the premiere, although its foolish to assume that this is the extent of her involvement and depth as a character through the season.

Now let’s start with our most important character, Earnest Marks.


Earn is a Princeton dropout that just seems a little lost in his path through life. Off top, we are presented with a flawed character. We get glimpses of the dynamic between him and his family within the show. The parents, played by Myra Taylor and Isiah Whitlock, are almost in full skepticism mode with their son. The script was even written in a way where you had to pick up the clues. The parents’ tone and demeanor towards Earnest was like a business interaction instead of a kind, friendly conversation. How could you blame them for being mad at their presumed “used to be a good kid” son? They wouldn’t even let him outside the house.

Now with his baby momma Vanessa, their relationship is also strained. Within the intimate bed scene between them, Vanessa blurts out the most famous/infamous words “I Love You”. Of course in disappointing fashion, Donald does nothing but chuckle at the mere idea of love in their situation. A situation, may I remind you, that entails the two are not married, they have a child, AND LIVE together. Earnest ALSO pays rent inside VANESSA’s apartment BECAUSE CLEARLY she is trying to get her s*** together for the baby while Earnest fails at his deadbeat, airline credit card vendor job.

Having a child unexpectedly, which may have been the college breaking point for him, could definitely throw you off your life goals. Currently, we don’t know what exactly happened but its gotta be in the stars for a flashback on how the L’s began for Earnest.

This also brings up another point. Earnest may not be a good guy in the end of the season.

He is very resourceful at using other people for personal gain. Dave the radio DJ knew that. His parents certainly know that. Even Paper Boi knew that the moment Earnest walked in the house. Paper Boi knew exactly Earn’s desires to profit off his brewing success as a rapper. Earnest believes he can be trusted and that his ambitions are for the better good. In an important scene within the show, we get a hint of that. It’s the scene where he is sitting on the bus with his daughter. It seems like a normal ride back home, but we soon find out that Earn is daydreaming while riding the bus. He comes in contact with a bald-headed man in a brown suit and begins confessing his inner thoughts. Earn professes that taking L’s is all that he can do and he doesn’t know why he’s in this space of doubt. The mysterious man fires back with a gem for combating failure.

“Resistance is a symptom of the way things are, not the way things should be. Actual victory belongs to things that do not see failure. Let the path push you like a broken branch in river’s current.”

The most shocking thing after the man vanishes off-screen to exit the bus stop is that the bald man did not finish his Nutella.

OK, not really.

But more surprisingly, we see the bald man and that same ragged dog from the beginning of the first episode prance away into the woods. We don’t know if Earnest has any mental issues, but those two entities within his mind may or may not be clues.

That or he just daydreams a whole lot.


Paper Boi/Alfred

Season 1

Paper Boi has a problem that he struggles with, hell, what many rappers struggle with. Its what I, and many call, as The Rap Game. Hip Hop/Rap has put a perception, especially nowadays, on people that the rapper has to be perceived as:

  1. A cool dude.
  2. A cool dude that has to be hard in the streets.
  3. A cool dude that has to be hard in the streets and gets money.
  4. A cool dude that has to be hard in the streets, get money and has lush relations with women.

The list can go on and on FOREVER. All that just makes being yourself hard.

So in reality, my man Alfred has no girls, no lucrative money bags, and is definitely not out in the streets slinging dope and killing dudes on some goonie gang sh*t. There are moments within the show that may lead the audience to believe that Paper Boi is that type of guy that is the stereotypical rapper. Moments like in the first scene in the entire series, when Paper Boi is confronted with a haggler that breaks his car’s mirror. The edit fast-forwards the scene to when Paper Boi has the pistol out ready to fire on the haggler’s chest. I might add that this is a good place where editing is effective. We later find out in the episode that Paper Boi reached for a pistol in the glove compartment but Earnest stopped him from reacting on impulse to solve a problem. Then Earnest brings out the pistol in fear that it might escalade to something worse, BUT in irrational rapper/ “R&B n**** with a six-pack” fashion, Paper Boi pulls out another pistol that he had on his person.

He then pulls the trigger.

Once again in reality, we find out that Paper Boi is actually not that type of dude deep inside. That hits the audience when Paper Boi realizes that his music may be the cause for imprinting the wrong beliefs in children.

On one of his walks through the hood, he encounters a group of young kids playing around. There is a boy with a toy gun. The boy is referencing Paper Boi  while he fantasizes about shooting his sister in back as she runs away. Paper Boi tries to teach the boy why it is bad to do that but gets into a misunderstanding with the kids’ mother/aunt. This scene really captures the essence of Alfred as a person and not an upcoming star. Of course the caretaker of those kids didn’t see it that way. You see, Alfred has a reputation to uphold. Not as himself, but as Paper Boi.

It all comes back to the Rap Game that Alfred has entered and will soon find out that its hard to maintain a spot within it. In the Rap Game, people do not respect you until you earn their respect through various acts. Whether it is spitting bars on bars in freestyles, dressing in unique ways becoming a trendsetter, or having the streets respect you because you really live the gang life.


The list could go on and on.

Since he is on the come up people, more importantly the streets, don’t believe that Paper Boi is about that life.


Why not shoot a fool in front of a convenience store and get sent to jail for it. I’m sure that will start a buzz. Marketing is a huge key for hyping up a brand and what a great way to do it.

Maybe you didn’t a catch why Paper Boi wasn’t kept in jail for too long. Well, in many black communities like Atlanta, the police and black community relationships are utterly in shambles. Black people won’t snitch on each other, just as the cops won’t snitch on each other. If nobody saw (PEOPLE DEF DID SEE THAT S***) Paper Boi pull the trigger then just post the bail on a pending (NOT PENDING) investigation on a shooting.

Paper Boi is truly trying to get out of Dekalb County with his music no matter what the cost is to his honest self. This disconnect from the real person and rap persona may get further and further as we go.


Lastly, there is the absolutely mysterious Darius.


There is no back story that the audience can have on this dude. He’s just Alfred’s homie. He is a seriously odd character who may or may not have had inhaled to many puffs of the ganja. Darius is a character with only one name like mythical people such as Beyoncé or Prince. He has moments within the episodes where he can drop major keys like when he was providing comfort to Paper Boi’s reminiscing inside the fried chicken spot.

“As humans we are always close to destruction, life itself is but a series of close calls. I mean, how would you know you were alive, unless you knew you could die?”

Then other times Darius is just completely out of it like when he asked Earn’s father if he could measure the man’s tree. I might add that Darius showed up to this man’s house smelling like several swishers with a baby in the front yard.





Darius really has the potential to becoming a fan favorite for the audience because of his interactions with literally anything in the show; like the time he looked inside the lemon pepper wet sauce wings. His touch, or the power from the chicken box, brought a golden Pulp Fiction hue coming from the chicken inside. I don’t know what shenanigans Darius is going to send our fellow main characters into, but it sure will be hilarious.

Moving forward, this show is definitely going to surprise people on how good it is. Many moments of great comedy and drama have been presented through its pivotal scenes. My personal favorite is the scene inside the prison. It was a smart way to encapsulate not just the black community’s, but our society’s prejudices and lack of care for mental health issues.

All in all you just have to experience the show for yourself.  The ride through Atlanta can be thrilling, hilarious, and shocking for its viewers. Hopefully, it gets better with every episode. Just rememeber to pay close attention to the details that are more than often unspoken in this show.

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