I can't remember the last time a Week 1 schedule was harder to nail down. This has "massacre" potential, especially if the Dolphins (the only team close to a sure thing this week) drop their game to the Bills.
And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy."
Yeah, the first week is NASTY. I'm in a different pool (my brother runs it) and really wasn't happy with anything. Going with Chicago. I heard Cowherd on ESPN radio do a whole thing on how bad Week 1 is for these pools as well; I'm not used to hearing sports radio talk about suicide pools in any depth.
Originally posted by Peter The HegemonI heard Cowherd on ESPN radio do a whole thing on how bad Week 1 is for these pools as well
Y'know this is BULL-SHIT. I went back and checked; I am 4 for the last 4 picking the home team in the opener, so as far as I'm concerned, week 1 is the easiest, most automatic pick to make.
But you're A) losing the Saints for the entire season, and B) you're picking them against a team that last time they played (in the same location) it went to overtime. It's not a no-brainer, regardless of the results.
Of course, I have just cursed my Chicago pick. I'm strangely okay with that. :)
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. "Well. Shit." -hansen9j Let's Go Riders! (6-3, 2nd West Division)
Word around these parts is the owner just wanted to wipe the slate clean and start over. BUT, it's pretty shitty he couldn't be bothered to show up at the press conference to at least explain things. The local ESPN station said he (Spagnuola)