It hit me this week that we're halfway through the NFL season. In another couple of months, I'll have nothing to invest in other hockey and my other writing pursuits. I'm not a baseball fan. I can't stand the NBA. Nope, in a few cold months I'll be stuck watching my recordings of this year's season (at least the Bucs are watchable this year) and spending half my Sundays between facebook and draftbreakdown.com (with an hour break from Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead).
Its depressed me a bit but what perked me up was another solid week of prognostication.
I was 11-3 again, 1-1 in the upset specials so the ball keep rolling. I'd be tied for fourth if NFL Picks Watch actually ranked me (with Chris Mortensen, Geoff Ulrich of a weekly fantasy company not named FanDuel and something called Prediction Machine).
Let's see how it goes this week.
Last Week: 11-3 78% Upset Specials: 1-1 50%
Season: 83-36 66% Upset Specials: 9-6 60%
Week 9 Picks
Upset Special: Titans 34, Saints 27 - For some reason, the Aints have a propensity to not want to win at home. Mariota is back for the Titans, who are a bunch of Mularkey. (Sorry, it was RIGHT there).
Upset Special #3 Buccaneers 34, Giants 31 - Yep, I'm picking the Bucs this week. Maybe I'm drinking the kool-aid but I feel that win in Atlanta was a big turningpoint for the franchise. Or they'll get blown out this week and we'll all know we found fool's gold again. I'm going with the former.