Its here! This week "The Wars" is back! Unless you've been living under a rock you know Star Wars the Force Awakens opens tonight in theaters across America. It brought a great disturbance in the Force for this young Sith Lord. Its my Applied Geekdom vs. My Sports Fanaticism. I love the Bucs more than anything (except my lovely wife, of course). Someone has to be dying for me to miss a game.
Or a movie I've waited for over 30 years is released on the same night that they're playing. Yes folks, I'm letting my geek flag fly and I'll be going to a 7pm showing of THE movie of the year. I'll have the Bucs game on DVR so shh...no spoilers!
In honor of the opening of THE movie, I'll be making Star Wars references throughout this picks article.
Of course, you can say my picks of late have been bantha poo doo. Another crappy week means the force is not strong in this one.
But here they are anyway -
Last Week: 8-8 50% Upset Specials: 0-2 0%
Season: 130-78 62% Upset Specials: 14-17 45%
Rams 17, Bucs 14 - I was going to go with the Bucs this week but considering my picks of late, I'm trying to jedi mind trick the universe. Meanwhile, many bothans died to deliver the plans of St. Louis stadium construction to the NFL.
Saints 23, Lions 20 - I'd rather watch Pod Races. Check that, no one wants to watch the Pod Race scene again. I'd rather watch the "romance scene" in Attack of the Clones. Come Buc fans, hold me like you did on Naboo. (Shudder). God I hope this new movie doesn't suck.