I’m getting to this post kind of late today, but it’s worth it. My lovely wife somehow scored tickets to Mumford & Sons last night here in Dallas, and it was a fantastic show. It’s been sold out for months, I don’t know how she did it. I don’t work well on late nights, but I have plenty of caffeine in me today to pump this out.
Is it just me, or was Week 1 a weird week of football? Teams like the Chargers and Eagles played better than I thought. Some players had incredible weeks (Peyton Manning) and some had terrible weeks (Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant). Since it’s only Week 2 now, we can’t really make solid judgement calls on any of this. Maybe the Cowboys’ Defense has 6 turnovers every game, but I wouldn’t count on it. Most of the teams I watched this week looked really rusty, even if it was just for the first half (Houston, Denver).
*I started writing this last week, and wasn’t planning on it taking me a week to finish, so I didn’t plan on having a Week 1 recap, so I won’t. I’m going to do that later this week*
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m super excited about football season. I’ve even found myself watching some college football the past few weekends, to prep my mind and spirit. As I’ve done every year, I am going to lay out some predictions for the upcoming year. In the past, I have been pretty good with predictions, if I do say so myself, so feel free to use this post to bet, and then send me some money.
Over the past few years in the NFL, it’s almost a given that 4-5 playoff teams from the previous year will not make the playoffs in the current year. Last years playoff teams for the AFC were Patriots, Broncos, Ravens, Texans, Colts, Bengals. And for the NFC 49ers, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Seahawks, Redskins. Since history shows that 4 of these teams won’t make the playoffs, I’ll go with Ravens, Redskins, Vikings, Colts. And the 4 I’ll have making it instead are the Cowboys, Saints, Chiefs, Dolphins. I’m not super confident about the AFC picks, mostly because the AFC has an unequal balance of power, unlike the NFC, in which almost any team can make it.
To recap, Here are my playoff rankings (again, Week 1 has no bearings on these picks):
- Denver Broncos
- Houston Texans
- Cincinnati Bengals
- New England Patriots
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Miami Dolphins
- San Francisco 49ers
- Green Bay Packers
- Dallas Cowboys
- New Orléans Saints
- Seattle Seahawks
- Atlanta Falcons
And I have the Denver Broncos beating the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. I promise, it’s not a homer pick!
Who are your playoff and Super Bowl teams? Don’t forget to send me money when I help you win!
Today is quite the significant day. August 14. For one, it is Our Holy QB, Tim Tebow’s birthday. I know opinions of him are becoming less and less positive/relevant, but I still like him. Secondly, it is my two-year birthday of starting this blog! I can’t believe all the twists and turns that I’ve been through since beginning this journey as a writer, but I’m so glad I started.
The NBA Finals tip-off tonight in Miami, and I know you’re thinking that Coach Pop has this series all figured out, and has a legitimate game plan for beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. And I’m sure you’re mostly right. I just want Pop to know that I’ve coached and refereed a few YMCA basketball games in my life, so maybe he would be wise to heed my advice.
Before I was able to write a Conference Finals post, the West was won. I can’t believe my mighty San Antonio Spurs swept the Grizzlies. I was sure that the series was going to go 7 games, and I wasn’t sure we could beat them. The Spurs played with intensity and ran their system with precision. The old-school defense that they used to be known for showed up again. It was a great series, and although I kind of miss watching them, I’m glad they’re able to get some rest.
The Semifinal Round of the NBA playoffs is underway, and if the Game 1’s of this round are any indication, we are in for some excellent basketball. We saw the Thunder barely holding off the Grizzlies, the Knicks being upset by the Pacers, Da Bulls shocking everyone in Miami, and a double overtime thriller with the Spurs over the Warriors.