Alex Houston

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About Alex Houston

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  1. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Tough loss for the Sharks last night to the Desert Dogs. With the Pacific as much of a chocolate starfish as it is, every single point matters from here on out and last night was a good opportunity to get a little distance. I'm still optimistic they can get in as the three seed, with the Flames or Kings eventually taking back the two hole, though should they get past one of them in round one, I'm hoping someone knocks off Nashville or Winnipeg. I won't none of what those teams bring this postseason.
  2. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    Six years, 126 million. Man, that's a bunch of dollarydoos. I've read some skepticism of Lester being as much of a threat as he was before, but if he can hold, that NLC just got way more interesting.
  3. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Man, I kept screwing up and thinking the Eagles won back in '80 when they went there with Vermeil. I was like, "Why do they keep saying it's their first Super Bowl? They won like 40 years ago." Nope, nope, nope.
  4. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Can't see how Philly blows this one. Good for them.
  5. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Defenses have been a sieve this game. Not that we needed a 10-7 final score, but man, some stops every now and then would be nice. Also, that last TD for the Eagles shouldn't have counted, but what do I know? You got to have that unsettled feeling though if you're an Eagles fan. I mean, this team has done basically everything right and yet New England keeps loitering around. Never leading, but within striking distance.
  6. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Stefan's was even worse since he had the puck from the friggin' blue line. All you need to do is just guide it in, shoot even stop and just tap it forward. Or even just keep it and run out the freaking clock. Smith's is somewhat more forgivable since he had to stop the puck and pivoting the stick to put it as a forehand shot. I'm sure he ate some good crow from the locker room that day.
  7. Super Bowl LII Predictions

    Think it'll be a 27-20 win for the Pats. Of course, I'm sure BBTV will jump to this thread should the opposite happen and tag all us damned souls who doubted The Nick Foles Show
  8. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Hey, at the very least, Bortles wasn't a crap sandwich, Jacksonville took a huge step forward and Brady and the Patriots are super beatable, compared to the almost undefeated juggernaut they were a decade ago. And look, with all the ad nauseum hate about this team, every single one of us would kill to have any of our teams in this position. You don't have to be happy with the result, but pissing and moaning every time New England succeeds is petty and repetitive.
  9. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    I don't know if I'd be giving out guff on a five-point win, but hey, your guys won and that's all that matters. Good luck up in The Cities.
  10. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    That was an unexpected result in Steel City. I give the Steelers some credit for hanging around and not phoning it in once they were down 28-7, though I have to give the same amount to the Jags and some clutch throws by Bortles. Whenever Pittsburgh seemed to have momentum come back their way on one of those ridiculous TD catches, Jacksonville responded. I suspect New England has enough talent to overcome the drama and beat the Little Florida Engine That Could, though I won't be surprised to see a score of 17-9 or something like that around halftime. Jacksonville's defense is pretty damn good. As for the NFC, the Saints are getting so many flags, they should set up shop next to the UN. A little questionable at times, but it's hard to think Minnesota is going to find a way to choke this one away. Most importantly though, with Pittsburgh's loss, I'm okay with any of the remaining teams wining the Lombardi, so it's nice not having to root against someone for a little while.
  11. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Falcons Pats Steelers Vikings
  12. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    This is why HD televisions exist. And to think, we'd come across a time where people envy those who are colorblind.
  13. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    This is the right answer here, folks. I'd even be content with a Jags/Titans conference game. Bring it on!
  14. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Tennessee vs. Kansas City Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Buffalo vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. New Orleans
  15. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Despite the horse crap ending the other week, I was happy to see the Patriots get the tie-breaker, since I hate the Steelers and all, but this offensive line and suspect defensive performances have me thinking someone - Ravens, Steelers, maybe even Jags - are gonna come in there and just grind them down and pull off an upset.