Alrighty then! The NFL was fun while it lasted but now it’s time to get down to business. No more slogging through terrible Jets games or being stuck watching the Browns and the Bills. Now it’s only the big boys so let’s get the picks, shall we?
Denver +8.5 over the Steelers. As a matter of fact, I am going to go out a limb and say that Denver just flat out BEATS the Steelers.
Look, I watched the Steelers play the Browns last week and they looked turrible! I know the Donkeys did too, but still, I just have a weird gut feeling about this one. Plus, Michael Lombardi picked the Steelers to go to the Superbowl on the BS Report and that guy is never right. On a side note, it was really awkward having Bill Simmons introduce Lombardi as the new GM of one of the teams that needs a GM right now because you know Lombardi ain’t getting any calls. But hey, on the plus side, he is a Sixers fan so I can’t be too hard on the guy. Anyway, Broncos are winning.
Detroit +10.5 over the Saints. The Saints win this one, but the Lions cover.
Giants -3 over Atlanta. Why is everyone so hot for the Giants all of a sudden? It really wouldn’t surprise me to see Atlanta win, but I’m still going with the Giants victory.
By the way, did you know that The Strokes put out an album last year? Neither did I! But I listened to it on Itunes and I really like that “Under Cover of Darkness” song. The only thing that pisses me off–and I’m sure it pisses off all the other Strokes members–is that the singer sounds like he REALLY doesn’t want to be singing. I mean, I know that his style was always slackery/I’m too cool to care, but man, it sounds like he’d rather be anywhere but singing for the Strokes. I read that the rest of the band recorded the music and then sent him the tracks to lay the vocals over. That sounds like a cohesive band.
So I started watching the Flyers/Rangers 24/7 show on HBO, and I gotta say, I’m starting to get the appeal of hockey. The Winter Classic was high drama, and it made me really hate the Rangers. The strangest guy ever has to be the Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. During one interview, he said something like, “I have a million different faces. The face you see is not the face my wife sees which is not the face my teammates see and that is not the face my dog sees.” That sounds like something the Son of Sam would say. What a weirdo.
I don’t know much about hockey, but it looks to me like the Rangers are just better than the Flyers and they wanted to win the Winer Classic more than Philly did. Also, the Philly D looks pretty darn weak.
Anyway, that’s all I got. Happy New Year!