It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you'll be able to afford that $200 prix fixe New Year's Eve menu at your favorite local bar, complete with a red wristband that entitles you to free drinks all night long (provided you can tolerate waiting an hour for each round)! Get it wrong, and you're probably stuck at home for New Year's, gorging on Chinese food and watching kung fu movies. Hey, wait a second, that's a WAY better New Year's Eve. Here's hoping you tank. Here we go:
Peter King: Giants 34, Cowboys 30. "Impossible to pick." But you just did! You must be some kind of superman!
Four of Ten ESPN Experts: Cowboys. I'm shocked they didn't all pick the Giants. I'm torn between thinking the four Dallas pickers are either bold or stupid. Knowing ESPN, it's the latter.
Mike Silver: Cowboys.
Yahoo! Users: Giants.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Giants.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 16, Giants 15 (“I don't believe that pick at all, but I have no choice. I'm going to sit there all night and try to force Eli to throw multiple picks using telekinesis. It'll work because I'll be HAMMERED.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Eagles. (Card Record: 11-4.)
The Wife: Giants
Me: I feel like I could script this game and have it turn out exactly as I've written it. Tony Romo stakes the Cowboys to a shocking two-touchdown lead, then blows that lead, then puts the Cowboys back up on top, but leaves too much time for Eli to drive down the field and win the game at the end. Oh, and Jason Garrett butchers the clock somehow. All of that WILL happen. I'm not sure you even have to watch this thing to know how it'll turn out. In fact, it might be for the best if you don't. GIANTS 28, COWBOYS 24. (2011 picks: 12-3)
Yours in the comments.