In reality I’ll most likely end up only watching 4 or 5 games all year.
I haven’t watched a Super Bowl in over 15 years.
Football is not a sport it’s entertainment. And an entertainment that has become less and less ‘entertaining’ over the years.
So it has become to me a distraction or maybe a challenge.
But here’s the first week of my annual ‘Sunday Picks’.
Dal v. NYG -NYG
‘Game Of The Week’
SF v. GB -GB
‘Up Set Of The Week’
Atl v. KC – KC
Sea v. Ari – Sea
Indy v. Chi -Chi
Buf v. NYJ – Buf
Jac v. Min – Jac
Phy v. Cle -Phy
Mia v. Hou -Hou
Pit v. Den – Pit
NE v.Ten -NE
Wash v. NO -NO
StL v. Det – StL.
Car v. Tam. – Car
Monday Night Football
Cin v. Bal – Bal
SD v. Oak – Oak
Wednesday Sept 5th
Dallas at New York Giants – Pick – NY Giants
I still think Dallas has the wrong QB. Time will tell but if they are 4-4 by mid-season (or worse), there will be a head coach change and with that a QB change.
The Giants are more focused. Going 7-7 and then ripping off 6 straight to win the Super Bowl is a lesson they learned very well.
Seattle at Arizona – Pick – Seattle
Seattle FINALLY after 4 years has 2 (count them), two QB’s.That alone won’t win games but they have also added to the defense and the O-line. Don’t look for Wilson to go the whole year but with Flynn as back up? He’d start in 90% of the teams.
Ari is STILL trying to pick their QB.
Indy at Chicago Pick – Chicago
Good ‘luck’ (GRINS!) to Indy but Chicago with a healthy Cutler will be the same Chicago as last year until he was hurt.
In fact, Chicago WILL give Green Bay a hard run.
Buffalo at NY Jets – Pick – Buffao
Either get rid of Sanchez or get rid of Tebow. I’d get rid of Tebow. But until they get rid and decide on THE QB, they’ll at best finish 3rd.
Buffalo made some GREAT moves off season and while they won’t beat New Eng., they will beat the rest of the Division.
Jacksonville at Minnesota – Pick – Jacksonville
Maurice will play but no ‘deal’. Their QB Gabbert is the wild card. Minn. is so bad this should be an easy win for the Jags.
Phily at Cleveland – Pick – Phily
This is an easy pick but only because Phily couldn’t find a worse team to open the season with.
Vick, when healthy, is a very good QB. When’s he’s hurt (most of the time), he’s NOT a very good QB.
Miami at Houston – Pick – Houston
THis could be a very bad game for Miami.
Pittsburg at Denver – Pick – Pittsburg
Just don’t get hurt Peyton.
New England at Tennessee – Pick -New England
No brainer. Grest test for Locker. Miss ya Matt!
Washington at New Orleans – Pick – New Orleans
RG3 has looked ‘good’ but against the Saints? Brees is looking for Super Bowl and MVP to offset the ‘scandal’.
Atlanta at KC – Pick – KC
This is my ‘Upset Of The Week’.
Atlanta has a new offence but KC has all the healthy parts from last year.
St. Louis at Detroit – Pick – St Louis
Fisher makes them a much better physical team and they protect Bradford.
Detroit? Too many on and off field distractions.
San Fran at Green Bay – Pick – Green Bay
“Game Of The Week’!
I give it to GB because of home field.
Carolina at Tampa – Pick – Carolina
If Carolina CAN’T beat Tampa?
Monday Sept 10th
Cinci at Baltimore – Pick – Baltimore
Youth might make you go longer but in the first game of the season? Baltimore’s experience will give them the win.
San Diego at Oakland – Pick – Oakland
Oakland runs the ball, Rivers runs for his life.