Archive for September, 2006

Weekend Picks

The Cowboys will beat the Titans, but take the Titans to cover at (+9).

I like the Bears at home (-3) in a battle of unbeatens against Seattle.

Give me the Panthers (-7) in a must win against the Saints in Charlotte.

I’ll go with the underdog Red Raiders (-2) at Texas A&M.

#1 ranked Ohio State won’t cover at Iowa (+6 1/2).

Cal will beat up (-9 1/2) the Oregon State Beavers.

Newy Scruggs

T.O. Killed My Vacation

I wasn’t happy T.O. killed my vacation day on Wednesday.

I had kid duty when my wife called me and said T.O. tried to kill himself.

Be sure to read tommorrow’s Star-Telegram for my column on this very subject. If you miss it, I will post it on my website as I do all my columns.

On another note, I went to the TCU-BYU game Thursday night. The Cougars came with redemption on their mind for last year’s fourth quarter choke and laid it on the 15th ranked Frogs in their house, 31-17.

TCU has got to find a way to get their running game going if they are to repeat as Mountain West champs. The offense has not scored enough points four games into the season.

Newy Scruggs

T.O. Wants To Play Sunday

T.O. wants to play on Sunday in Nashville. He’s got a broken finger. Can he take the pain? Can he catch the football?

Terry Glenn has a hand injury as well. This is a game the Cowboys can’t blow. They must win it. The Titans are one of four 0-3 football teams on their schedule.

Newy Scruggs

T.O. Take

When my wife called me this morning and said turn on the TV I was surprised by what I read on ESPN.

“Terrell Owens attempts Suicide” was the headline.

My first thought was T.O. doesn’t seem like the type to kill himself. I don’t know T.O. on a personal level. I’ve had just three one on one conversations with him.

The police say he tried to end his life. TO and his publicist say he didn’t. So who’s lying? I don’t know.

All I know is this is a distraction for a team that is trying to get ready to play a football game on Sunday. This is no way to prep for the Tennessee Titans.

It’s been two months and look at all the circus T.O. has brought to the Cowboys.

Newy Scruggs

Cowboys-Redskins Thoughts

Let’s give Drew Bledsoe credit. He got the job done in the 27-10 win. The Cowboy receivers and tight ends had the cases of dropsy’s all night long.

TO had four alone, but the guy was playing with a broken right finger. He’s out 2-4 weeks.

Now it’s good TO missed so much time in Oxnard with that hamstring problem. Young players like Sam Hurd and Jamaica Rector got lots of playing time with Drew Bledsoe and the first unit during camp because of it.

Bledsoe threw 2 touchdown passes but more importantly, he threw no picks.

Sometimes it’s the mistakes you don’t make that are the difference in the game. Just look at Mark Brunell, his interception killed the Redskins chances to tie the game and keep the momentum in the 3rd quarter.

The Tony Romo talk is done for now. The Cowboys have a bye week and you better get Terry Glenn for your fantasy team. Make that trade right now for TG.

The Cowboys defense was outstanding. They didn’t allow Washington to score a touchdown. Greg Ellis is adjusting to playing linebacker very well. He’s making the first round pick of Bobby Carpenter look silly after 2 games.

BTW, why did the Redskins pay Al Saunders head coach money to be the offensive coordinator? Joe Gibbs became a Hall of Fame coach calling his own plays. Why did he need Saunders?

Dan Snyder just keeps wasting money. You’ll see Jason Campbell before the season ends. Mark Brunell looks done. He hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass this year.

Newy Scruggs

Weekend Picks

Great college games this week. Get the remote. 7 big time ranked college football games.

Last week I was 3-3 versus the spread. I lost the Cowboys game. 0-1 picking the Boys this year.

Here we go:

TCU over 1 point favorite Texas Tech in a battle of top 25 teams.

USC is a 18 1/2 point favorite over Nebraska. SC is the pick at home.

Tennessee burned me last week against Air Force. I’ll take the Gators and 3 1/2 to go into Knoxville and get a win.

I’ll take the Colts (-13) at home against Houston.

The Dolphins (-6 1/2) will use the South Florida heat and beat the Bills.

And I’ll go with the Cowboys…again. They are 6 point favorites against the Redskins Sunday night at Texas Stadium.

Newy Scruggs

Whitney, Bobby and TCU

Can anybody stay married anymore! Whitney Houston has filed for divorce from singer Bobby Brown.

Sounds like Tech and TCU. The two teams got a divorce from the Southwest Conference back in the 90’s. Tech moved on to the Big 12 and TCU has just been moving around. The WAC, Conference USA, and now the Mountain West.

I expect plenty of hate Saturday in Ft. Worth. The game is a sellout.

I’ll be there. I expect to see lots of hate between the schools. It was that way in Waco two weeks ago when TCU played Baylor.

Lots of four letter words from the students at the faith based institutions.

Newy Scruggs

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