Well here we are. After all the fantasy smack talk, training camp reports and expert predictions we've finally made it to the 2007 NFL season. It's really just a glorious thing, isn't it? It's kinda like when you were younger, and you waited basically 3 months for Christmas, only to rip through all your presents in 5 seconds, and be bored with all of them 10 seconds later. Only this time, you don't get bored, and it lasts for 5 delicious months. I mean is there any other sport on the planet that could possibly make you forget about the bitter cold outside, the horizontal sleet and iced over roadways the way football does? Not for my money there isn't. And now it's better than ever. Even if your home team happens to be eliminated from contention, you've still got your fantasy team to keep your spirits up. That is, unless you're Rob Slavin, the only Oakland Raider fan who's fantasy team had a worse record than the actual Raiders did, and they went 2-14. But that's an extreme circumstance, and as long as Brand X doesn't do worse than the Browns this year, I don't see it happening again any time in the near future. It's all good though, because the season has begun!
And seeing as that's the case, it's time to pad my already more than credible picks record I've compiled over the last 3 years. If you bet on football, which I don't ironically enough, and you want to rake in the casheesh, then I recommend checkin' in on a weekly basis. As usual, I only pick the match ups I like, but I make myself choose 5 games a week, and the Monday Night game, no matter what. To kick of this year's picks, I'm up to all my old tricks of picking road favorites, and divisional rivals. Now, doing that on a regular basis is usually what gets you fucked, but the right dash here and there is what makes you a true pimp. Example: Picking the defending NFC champs to lose by 7 or more on the road may seem dumb now, but it's exactly what puts you over the edge, or in essence, turns your Bug into a Bentley. So check 'em out, and feel free to mutter to yourself how stupid I am while you do. I'll be back on Tuesday to accept your apology. Let's get it on!
Week 1 Picks
Jacksonville Jaguars (-6.5) vs Tennessee Titans
St. Louis Rams (-1) vs Carolina Panthers
San Diego Chargers (-6) vs Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles (-3) @ Green Bay Packers
Denver Broncos (-3) @ Buffalo Bills
Baltimore Ravens (+2.5) @ Cincinnati Bengals
Arizona Cardinals (+3) @ San Fransisco 49ers
Last Season: 52-39-7 (.567)
All Time: 121-77-10 (.606)