My NFL 2008 Picks

Friend of the blog posted his “2008” NFL picks which doesn’t seem that hard since that season ended back in Feburary but I’m pretty sure he meant this current season anyway.  Now that the regular season is well on it’s way I figure I’ll throw my two cents out there.

AFC East: I know that Tom Brady is out and all but i still think the Pats can pull it off.  Could they defeat the Bills right now? Maybe maybe not.  I’m just saying I think the Pats will win more games then the Bills this season.  I’d love for the Bills to prove me wrong though.

NFC East: Hands down I’m going with the Cowboy’s on this one.  Everything is bigger in Texas.  I’d love to see the Giants pull ahead and win the division but I’m not so sure that is going to happen.  I really like Romo and I think it’s just about time for him to do great things with this team.

AFC North: Really?  I mean really?  I wish this division would be a contest and I’d really like to see the Bengals do something just so my extended family in Ohio will quit complainig about them all the time.  I’m going to have to go with the Steelers on this one.

NFC North: The Bears seem like the obvious choice here but I’m going to go with the Packers.  I like the Packers and I think it’s only because it was the team always talked about on That 70’s Show.  So there you go, for selfish reasons only I pick the Packers.  Plus I don’t like the Bears.

AFC South: The Indianapolis Colts.  Of course the Colts.  Manning is a little rusty right now but there is no way the Colts won’t when their division again this year.  He’ll get his confidence back on the road this weekend when they whoop the snot out of the Vikings.  You’ll see.  “The Colts are going all the way this year!”

NFC South: This is so obviously the Saints it’s not even funny.  I don’t know where people are getting the notion that the Bucs will be able to do anything this year but hey, whatever.  I’d be surprised to even see the Bucs in the playoffs this year.  As a matter of fact I’m calling it now.  The Bucs will finish the season 8-8.  Still 50% pretty good right?

AFC West: While the Chargers failed to impress last year even though many thought they were going to have a huge season including the makers of Madden 08 I still think they have the ability this year.  I’m rooting for them to make it into the playoffs and hopefully be one of those teams that surprise everyone.

NFC West: The Arizona Cardinals are a professional team?  I thought that was minor leagues.  Just kidding.  I have to go with the safe bet on this one and say Seahawks.  Though I’m betting they lose their first playoff game.

AFC Championship: Colts/Patriots

NFC Championship: Cowboys/Saint

Superbowl: Colts vs Cowboys = Colts Superbowl Victory.  Can anyone say dynasty?

So there you have it.  I know I’m completely wrong on a lot of these but this is what I think.  Much of it is my emotions coming into play instead of looking at the facts, but really, who needs facts?  Especially when you’ve got heart right?

I “like” Palin too

My friend over at Porch Dog likes Sarah Palin, but for all the wrong reasons.  I like her as well.  Also for all the wrong reasons.  It made everyone I know duck at the ball thrown from left field.  It made a jump in the search and news reference for the word “maverick”.  And it made me laugh a little.  Unfortunately, if I’m honest with myself, I view this the same way I viewed the Biden pick.  This is a political move to get more voters.  I thought that about Obama and I think it now about McCain.  But that’s politics right?  Every move is orchestrated in the hopes to get the most votes.  The ultimate popularity contest.  I think America might be getting too good at it.  Porch Dog (from here on out referred to as Porchy) is right when he says the democrats are about to make a fool of her.  I just hope it’s not so bad that her other qualities don’t redeem her.