Friday, January 12, 2007

Dear T.O.,
More playoff picks, here we go:
Indy @ Baltimore, Saturday 4:30 EST
Obviously Indy is playing some great football right now and as good as LJ has been all season, I did not jump on the Chiefs wagon last week. I should note that ESPN's Sean Salisbury picked the Colts to win the Super Bowl at the beginning of the season and STILL picked the Chiefs to win last week. Way to go Seany. No wonder you were a backup your whole career. Anyway, I am picking the Ravens to cover the 3.5, not because the Colts are playing poorly but because the Ravens' defense is exceptional enough to keep the Ravens on top throughout this game. My sleeper in this game is Mike Anderson as a change of pace runner that can bust up that Colts front 7. He'll get a TD.
Philly @ New Orleans, Saturday 8:00 EST
I REALLY want to pick Philly in this one but 2 things are stopping me. 1) ProBowler Lito Sheppard is OUT. He's the best cover corner on the team. This should make Brees very happy. 2) Payton may get gadgety. He's got so many weapons and he knows how to use them. This team will give Andy Reid fits in the film room. Their identity changes from game to game a la Belichick. The latest offensive incarnation: Bush up the middle. I'm not sure what we will see on the field this week but I am confident we WILL see a double digit win. The Aints to cover the 5 (obviously).
Seattle @ Chicago, Sunday 1:00 EST
Hasselbeck loves to throw interceptions and the Bears love to catch em. Vegas nailed this one with the 8.5 spread. I think the Bears will cover. Bears by nine.
NewEngland @ SD, Sunday 4:30 EST
Have I mentioned that I can't stand Tom Brady. The Buzz Stat of the week has been Marty being 0 and 5 in his last 5 playoff games. Who gives a damn. Aside from that 1997 Chiefs team, this is the best squad he's ever had (plus no QB controversy). Rodney Harrison was a key component in the Pats run D. I really think without him, LT will go bananas. B.A.N.A.N.A.S. Chargers to cover the five.

So there you have it, T,O. All home teams. No upsets.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Dear T.O.,
Here is a picture I made of you as a Centaur. I am not particularly enthusiastic about the jersey to horse-body transition, but all-in-all I don't think it turned out half-bad. Damn...did I over-hyphenate?