Va$htie Picks Week 1’s NFL Games
Face it: You don't know much about NFL football. In fact, even the so-called "experts" on TV can barely pick half the games right each week. So rather than sit up here on our high horse and act like we know more than you do, we'd rather have some fun. Each week during the 2014 NFL season, we're going to invite a celebrity from the world of music, fashion, pop culture or otherwise to pick games with us. First up is Vashtie — read on!
New York-based artist, director, DJ and designer Vashtie Kola may not look like much of an athlete, but given her status as a member of the defending champion Jamaica Diamond Turf in Nike's exclusive Nike Football Society flag football league, you better think twice before questioning her sports knowledge. Sure, Va$htie's been busy with the release of her latest clothing line, Violette Haze Collection — a killer collaboration with Cam'Ron — but she still found time this week to look into her crystal (foot)ball and provide us her picks for Week 1.
Check out Vashtie's Week 1 NFL picks below, along with our own prognostications, and check back next week for a recap and another round of celeb picks for Week 2!
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Vashtie's pick: New Orleans, because I'm a No Limit Soldier.
Our pick: New Orleans Saints, because Hard Knocks sucked this year.
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
Vashtie's pick: Buffalo, because it's close to my hometown of Albany. #UpstateBaby.
Our pick: Chicago Bears.
Tennessee Titians at Kansas City Chiefs
Vashtie's pick: Tennessee Titans.
Our pick: Kansas City Chiefs.
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams
Vashtie's pick: St. Louis Rams.
Our pick: Minnesota Vikings. Adrian Peterson cannot be stopped.
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Vashtie's pick: No comment.
Our pick: New England Patriots. GRONK BACK.
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets
Vashtie's pick: Oakland because they keep it hyphy.
Our pick: New York Jets.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles
Vashtie's pick: Philadelphia Eagles.
Our pick: Philadelphia Eagles.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Vashtie's pick: Cleveland Browns.
Our pick: Pittsburgh Steelers. Because the Browns refuse to start Johnny Football.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Vashtie's pick: B'more because when I played in Nike's NFS my nickname was Ray Lewis.
Our pick: Cincinnati Bengals
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
Vashtie's pick: Houston because they're trill like Bun B.
Our pick: Washington. No Redskin.
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Vashtie's pick: Dallas because they support LGBT community.
Our pick: San Francisco 49ers.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vashtie's pick: Next.
Our pick: Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton over everything.
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Vashtie's pick: Denver. Shout out to Peyton Manning!
Our pick: Denver Broncos.
New York Giants at Detroit Lions
Vashtie's pick: NY Giants, duh! New York over everything, all day everyday.
Our pick: Detroit Lions.
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
Vashtie's pick: Yo no se.
Our pick: San Diego Chargers.