We all know at least one person who posts vague statuses on social media. This week, Colin Cowherd made a number of teasing tweets with little context.
- “My life bout to get more interesting.”
- “Feelin spicy tonight.”
- “Lots of rumors about me today on the Internet. I will simply say this — I will have a major announcement very early next week. Thanks for all your support.”
Even Liv Cowherd chimed in:
go to bed https://t.co/UjxDo01vNK
— liv (@liv_cowherd) December 10, 2020
What could Colin Cowherd be hinting at?
It’s a bit different when one of your Facebook friends posts about “big news coming soon” because 99.9% of the time it means a baby is on the way. Is Liv Cowherd getting a sibling? Doubtful. But like your FB friend who is going to post their “look what we did in quarantine” birth announcement, the answers might be in the timeline.
Colin to Barstool?
Bought a ton of Penn Gaming last week. At 13 a share. Will be bumpy ride— will go down if NBA season is cancelled. But will pop when sports returns.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) April 15, 2020
On Dec. 9, he tweeted congratulations to Erika Nardini, the CEO of Barstool.
Cowherd signed a four-year contract with Fox Sports and iHeart Radio in 2018. Without knowing the fine print of the contract, it’s hard to say what Cowherd can and can’t pursue in terms of other opportunities.
Moving to Las Vegas?
Various replies to Cowherd’s “My life bout to get more interesting” tweet speculated he is moving to Las Vegas.
The hint is on the timeline…
The subtlety always brings me back. pic.twitter.com/fF2PZzJ2yG
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) December 6, 2020
Long shot guess – Liv Cowherd cohost?
Liv Cowherd rarely replies to her father’s online antics so it was surprising to see her RT. She has a legion of fans who are not afraid to shoot their shot in the comments. Colin and Liv Cowherd would be a much more interesting pairing than Cris Collinsworth and his son, Jac.
No respect for Steelers
The Steelers don’t even crack Cowherd’s Top 6 in his hierarchy.
In his “Super Bowl Bubble” Colin includes the:
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Buffalo Bills
- New Orleans Saints
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Rams
- Green Bay Packers
Just “outside” of the bubble are the:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Cleveland Browns
- Pittsburgh Steelers
“Pittsburgh can’t run the football. They are absurdly reliant on Big Ben. In his career, he’s a .500 QB when asked to throw over 35 times a game. Can they go on the road against an equal team and get a little running game?”
He predicted a Buffalo Bills win over Pittsburgh on Monday.
Bad cap news for the Eagles
“If Jalen Hurts is the solution, it doesn’t solve the problem. You do not want a $35 million backup QB… Carson Wentz is expensive and terrible and there’s no way out.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/x3CUwMlru8
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 7, 2020
Colin Cowherd 2020 Week 14 NFL picks
Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on The Herd at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.
Tennessee Titans (-7.5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Colin’s pick: Titans
Colin’s final score: Titans 36, Jaguars 23
“I know there is a hook and bettors tend to not like the hook but I’m going to swallow it. We have a rout on our hands. Tennessee is a very good team that was humiliated at home last week. You know my rule, bet on the following week. Their offense, though lacking what appears to be firepower, is 5th in yards-per-play. That’s a huge Vegas stat. The Jags D is awful. They have not held an opponent under 24 points since Week 1. Huge coaching advantage. I like this as my rout of the weekend.”
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins (+7)
Colin’s pick: Dolphins
Colin’s final score: Kansas City 28, Dolphins 23
“This game feels like all Miami games – close and ugly. We talk a lot about offense but Kansas City’s defense is clearly the second best defense in this game. The data tells you it is slipping. The Dolphins D is first in the league in third down defense. Translation – they’ll get Patrick Mahomes off the field. Kansas City’s defense is the sixth worst rushing defense and in the last month it has gotten worse. The Chiefs have not won by more than 6 points in any of their last four games. You have a Miami offense that can run it, doesn’t turn it over, and an excellent defense at home. You have a Kansas City offense that’s sort of lacks a certain urgency. Miami is the best bet in the NFL this year (9-3 ATS).”
Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants (+2.5)
Colin’s pick: Giants
Colin’s final score: Giants 27, Cardinals 24
“This is the game you should bet the least on. The reason I’m worried is everybody likes the Giants this week. I think they have a coaching edge, are at home, are better than their record and I like their defensive line/offensive line matchup here. But I am concerned that they just came off their biggest win in several years and the world now loves the Giants. What concerns me more for Arizona, Kyler Murray in the last three games is 0-3 with zero rush touchdowns, and 4.1 rush-yards-per-carry. He is struggling. Their defense has allowed over 30 in 3 of the last 4 games. In September and October we all kind of fell in love with Arizona, they have not shown a second gear. The Giants are just getting better every week.”
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills (-2)
Cowherd’s pick: Bills
Colin’s final score: Bills 28, Steelers 21
Colin Cowherd said:
“I’ve been saying it all week, I’ll take Buffalo. They are a Hail Mary away from being 6-0 in their last six and they outplayed Arizona. The Steelers are becoming so Ben-reliant it’s comical. They don’t even attempt to run the football. Josh Allen, outside of Mahomes, may be the second-best young QB in this league and he is just getting better. The Steelers as an offense is getting worse. Buffalo, at home, has the most fourth quarter takeaways. Their defense is situationally fantastic. This staff is unbelievable.”
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns (+2.5)
Colin’s pick: Browns
Colin’s final score: Browns 28, Ravens 26
“Like it, I love it. Teams are different. Some get hurt, some get healthy, some don’t have an identity. Cleveland has found their identity. This is the two best running offenses in the NFL. The Browns have only allowed 6 sacks since Week 7. This is the best offensive line. If you go to Week 7, the Ravens have a minus-6 sack differential. Browns +10. The Ravens have lost four of 6 and struggle with their offensive identity. Do they want Lamar to run? Cleveland is the better football team and are getting points. I do worry a little about their maturity, winning back-to-back games, Monday Night Football, Baker spotlight. I’m going to take Cleveland. I bet some money on it.”
Blazin’ 5 Week 13 record: 3-2
Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 30-32-2
Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic