No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Well, since I can’t have that, I’ll have to settle for Football. And football picks. As Michael said yesterday, this will be short and sweet. But still chock full of the brilliant analysis and superior wit you five readers have come to expect.
Seattle at Altanta
Seattle has surprised me, I’ll admit. And they did survive the Dennis Erickson and Jim L. Mora stints. Time will tell if they survive Pete Carroll. Given his track record, I would advise the team to make copies of any trophies or awards they win just in case some despicable scandal comes along.
The Hawks are flying high after taking out the Redskins last week. They found plenty to whine about during the week between games (I heard that Carroll was complaining about the “sweat shop” condition of the field in Denver yesterday), so all is right in Grungetown.
Then there’s the Falcons. Last year, on this blog, I predicted the Falcons would lose to the Giants. Safe to say, I received many contrary opinions. I simply looked at “Matty Ice” and his playoff record (which was 0-2 at the time) and decided the Giants would not have any problems with the Falcons. This year, at 0-3, it’s not looking any better.
The Falcons have an advantage this year, in that they face the Seahawks and not the Giants. “Matty Ice” certainly does not want to be known as “Mini-Peyton” for his propensity for losing in the playoffs. And I’m sure he doesn’t want to hear “His nickname is Matty Ice because he melts in the playoffs.” Well, I think the time is right for the Iceman to cometh.
Score: Falcons 33, Seahawks 23
Houston at New England
This one is a lot easier for me. If New England does not win easily, I will:
- Drink a beer
- Eat chocolate
- Have some Diet Coke
OK, I would do all of those things even if the Pats lose. Which I am sure they will not. Bill Belichick is a master manipulator of his players. I’d bet he focused on J.J. Watt’s finger wagging in last week’s game and drilled it into his offense that he did not want to see any of that in this game. I found it kind of annoying, and I get the impression that Belichick-Fil-A is even more touchy than I am.
I expect the Patriots to feast on the Texans.
Score: Patriots 48, Texans 20