Hey there Buccaroonies, can ya feel it in the air?
The brats on the grill, the smell of your favorite ice cold adult beverage as it caresses your lips. Yes friend, it's football season. The long layoff of boring baseball and basketball has finally given way to the greatest game the Creator has bestowed upon us.
So now, I get to once again demonstrate for you my severe lack of knowledge of football by delivering you my picks of the week.
Last season I guessed my way to 61% of correct picks and 30% on my upset specials.
Not bad if you're betting lines - but not too good if you're picking straight up - which I am.
So, with my mediocrity fully established. Here are my Week One selections!
Thursday Night, Sept. 5th
Broncos 30, Ravens 20 - The Nevermores can thank the Baltimore baseball club - I think they're called the Oreos or something like that, anyway that team forced this game to be on road for the Super Bowl Champs. Peyton on the road in the regular season is a tough nut to crack. Add that it's opening night? Not good.
Sunday, Sept. 8th
Miami 23, Cleveland 13 - Yeah. I hate Miami's new uniforms, too. But they still look better than the Browns.
Detroit 26, Minnesota 16 - I think the Cowardly Ones may be the surprise team in the Norris. The Vikings? Not so much.
Indianapolis 27, Oakland 6 - I think Andrew Luck comes back down to Earth...but not this week.
Steelers 17, Titans 13 - I think the Titans will be better this season and the Steelers won't be a playoff team - but on opening day? In Roethlis...however the heck you spell the dude's name - we trust.