While I know this is a sports blog and typically sports and Sci-Fi Fantasy don't mix, I've always considered myself a trailblazer.
The Sci-Fi community is very excited with this week's release of the Lord of the Rings prequel - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
I know this is an Earth shattering revelation - but I too am a Sci-Fi Geek. I host a sci-fi podcast called Transmissions From Atlantis and I am a regular at most Sci-Fi cons in the southeast.
No, I don't dress up as a Klingon. Although you might find an embarrassing photo or two of me as the 4th or 10th Doctor from Doctor Who.
Talking about embarrassing, my picks were nearly as disappointing as Tampa Bay's performance against Philadelphia.
With the first of the Hobbit trilogy about to be released, I wanted to see how many Lord of the Rings references I could get in during my picks segments.
I know there's a lot of you that won't get it - that's okay. This column has always been more about me than you anyway (Just Kidding - we love you).
Last Week: 10-6, 1 of 1 upset special
Season: 123-86 59% Upset Specials: 9-27 25%
Buccaneers 34, Saints 31 - The Bucs SHALL NOT PASS into the playoffs this season but they typically play well in the Superdome and Drew Brees is throwing the ball to the other team way too much.
Seahawks 42, Buffalo 14 - Seattle seems like the awe-inspiring 10,000 man army of Saruman the White.