Karma Happens – League of DYKS Divisional Round Playoff Picks

The whole “Karma” in sports and in life for that matter always seems to come around and reward those who make the tough decision that hurts, but is the right thing to do. Then there is the other side of the “Karma” when a person or team takes the easy road or chases the win at all costs. The Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoff’s unfortunately had the latter.

The Bengals all hot and bothered by the hit, Steeler Ryan Shazier made with the crown of his helmet on running back Giovani Bernard, but this wasn’t the first shot fired. In the words of Billy Joel, “We didn’t start the fire. It was always burning. Since the world’s been turning. We didn’t start the fire. No we didn’t light it. But we tried to fight it.”, well maybe that last line didn’t happen as neither team looked like they tried to fight anything but each other. The officials were standing at the fifty yard line like James Dalton and his merry band of bouncers at the Double Deuce in Road House, everyone knew this was going to be a heated game and the teams were warned before hand. The Steelers and Bengals both had the Bad Karma Mojo working between Shazier, Vontaze Burfict and Pac Man Jones.

The Shazier hit was not the first domino but it seemed to spin out of control after that hit with the Bengals unable to control their linebacker Vontaze Burfict. According to the announcers the coaches had multiple side sessions with Burfict to control his emotions. He was clearly out of his mind and should of been benched by Marvin Lewis until he could get control of himself. Burfict almost made Ben Roethlisberger shoulder look like Tony Romo’s, made a great interception and almost mindlessly ran through the wrong end zone for a safety and almost decapitated Antonio Brown with a shoulder to the head. The last act of mindlessness put the Steelers in field goal range but just to make sure it was not that tough a field goal Pac Man Jones gave them fifteen more yards.

The final result, Bengals lose in an ugly and gut wrenching way that only the Bad Karma Gods could have orchestrated. The Steelers who weren’t much better have a banged up quarterback and the best receiver in the league possibly hurt for the next playoff game that the Karma Gods probably have already given to the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning.

The Giants and Odell Beckham losing his mind versus the Panthers, the Cowboys with Greg Hardy and his women beating ways and the Bengals out of control behavior versus the Steelers. They are all out of the playoff’s. Teams and coaches need to learn that “Karma Happens” be careful with the choices you make. That means you New York Yankees! Great job acquiring Ardolis Chapman that will surely turn out well for you, “Karma Happens”.

All this talk about Karma and the Wild Card Round of the Playoff’s has only one from the League of Do You Know Sports (DYKS pronounced DICKS) go perfect, the “Bear” after finishing in last place during the regular season. “Karma Happens”.

The Picks: Last Week 3-1, overall 134-126. “The Joker” last week 2-2, overall 131-129. You can hear all “the Joker” picks on the Jeffrey Belanger Podcast.

Divisional Playoff Round Picks

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39
Game 1 Patriots -5.5 Chiefs +5.5 Patriots -5.5 Chiefs +5.5 Patriots -5.5
Game 2 Cardinals -7.5 Cardinals -7.5 Cardinals -7.5 Cardinals -7.5 Cardinals -7.5
Game 3 Panthers -3.5 Seahawks +3.5 Seahawks +3.5 Seahawks +3.5 Panthers -3.5
Game 4 Broncos -6.5 Steelers +6.5 Broncos -6.5 Broncos -6.5 Steelers +6.5
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Panda
Game 1 Chiefs +5.5 Chiefs +5.5 Chiefs +5.5 Patriots -5.5
Game 2 Cardinals -7.5 Packers +7.5 Packers +7.5 Cardinals -7.5
Game 3 Seahawks +3.5 Seahawks +3.5 Seahawks +3.5 Seahawks +3.5
Game 4 Broncos -6.5 Broncos -6.5 Steelers +6.5 Broncos -6.5

League of DYKS Playoff Standings

WC RND Name W L Ovr W Pct.
4-0 Bear 4 0 1.000
3-1 East Coast Bronco 3 1 0.750
3-1 The Worm 3 1 0.750
2-2 Greenwell 39 2 2 0.500
2-2 Jonuts 2 2 0.500
2-2 The Joker 2 2 0.500
1-3 MJ Madness 1 3 0.250
1-3 AK47 1 3 0.250
1-3 Panda 1 3 0.250

Wild Card Playoff Round Results

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39
Game 1 Chiefs -3.5 Texans +3.5 Chiefs -3.5 Chiefs -3,5 Chiefs -3.5
Game 2 Steelers -2.5 Steelers -2.5 Bengals +2.5 Steelers -2.5 Bengals +2.5
Game 3 Vikings +5.5 Seahawks -5.5 Seahawks -5.5 Seahawks -5.5 Seahawks -5.5
Game 4 Packers +1.5 Packers +1.5 Packers +1.5 Skins -1.5 Skins -1.5
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Panda
Game 1 Chiefs -3.5 Chiefs -3.5 Texans +3.5 Chiefs -3,5
Game 2 Steelers -2.5 Bengals +2.5 Bengals +2.5 Steelers -2.5
Game 3 Vikings +5.5 Vikings +5.5 Seahawks -5.5 Seahawks -5.5
Game 4 Skins -1.5 Packers +1.5 Packers +1.5 Skins -1.5

League of DYKS Overall Standings – pre-season, regular season and playoff’s

WC RND Name W L Ovr W Pct.
2-2 Greenwell 39 60 47 0.561
1-3 MJ Madness 57 47 0.548
3-1 East Coast Bronco 57 48 0.543
1-3 AK47 57 49 0.538
3-1 The Worm 57 49 0.538
2-2 Jonuts 47 44 0.516
2-2 The Joker 54 52 0.509
4-0 Bear 49 55 0.471

League of DYKS Regular Season Standings

Last Week Name W L Ovr W Pct.
10-6 MJ Madness 53 44 0.546
9-7 Greenwell 39 54 45 0.545
9-7 AK47 52 46 0.531
6-10 East Coast Bronco 50 47 0.515
5-11 Jonuts 43 42 0.506
8-8 The Worm 49 48 0.505
4-12 The Joker 49 50 0.495
8-8 Guest 42 53 0.442
6-10 Bear 43 55 0.439

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