...and yes, that will be this morning's only Office reference.
Even though it's the early game the Saints and Bears won't get started until after 3 in the afternoon. Once again the NFL has caved in to the west coast lobby ensuring that LA residents have plenty of time to settle in before kickoff. This way my buddy the Sports Guy has plenty of time for a little brunch at Literati Cafe and a Starbucks stop on the way over to the Silverman/Kimmel household. It's a great life--especially if you love the LA Times, letting the Feds run amuck, and watching all of your football on television (yeah...I'm not a fan, but I am heading out there during the off-week. Bill- you, me, coffee...no Punter).
New Orleans +2 @ Chicago
Everyone knows that these story lines are written in advance by a group known as "The Pentavirate" thus confirming the idiocy of the sentence "you couldn't write this stuff!" I wish I could say that the Cumslinger will spreading the Gospel of Rex all over South Beach during the off week, but that's not happening. I guess I'm just more influenced by Colbert than Obama.
Apropos of nothing...the Bears and the Saints make me think of the age old question, "Who would win in a fight, Ditka or God?" Personally I think both are mere confabulations of the masses...I used to believe, then I saw Ditka on ESPN. Now I don't believe in anything but uncomfortableness.
New England +3 @ Indianapolis
It's a stat you've probably heard more than a few times from assholes all over the place, but it bears repeating. Tom Brady is 10-0 in domes and that is fucking ridiculous. OK, that's it for the stats...
Whenever there's a long run of even numbers popping on the roulette wheel people take notice and start betting odd. The last time traversed that path I wound up in cuffs after impaling the croupier on his own cursed rake. It was almost Shakespearean, kind of like the tragedy that's bound to befall Peyton Manning when he meets his ultimate foil.
Marvin: Draw thy tool! here comes two of the house of the
Peyton: My naked weapon is out: quarrel, I will back thee.
I always had a feeling that those Capulets kept things in-house. Not that there's anythi...
Well that's that. I'm taking the points and I'm perfectly comfortable with that. None of these teams are significantly better than their opponents and at least one of these games ends on a field goal. If you don't listen to me you're missing out, I'm 7-1 but runs like this don't last long...the season ending doesn't help matters.