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 make enough money to finally live out your dream of moving out to sunny Los Angeles. You’ll hop on a Greyhound with little more than a canvas Army bag and $10 to your name, and you’ll step off that bus determined to become a star. You’ll audition for years and years, and get a lucky break in a toothpaste commercial. Then some hotshot director will spot you and cast you in the biggest 3D movie of the year. Millions will roll in. Oscar will come calling. You’ll own chateaus on six continents. And then you’ll throw it all away betting on NFL games and insisting on foie gras for three meals a day. Get it wrong, and you’re out five bucks. Here we go:
Michael Silver: Packers.
94% Of Yahoo! Users: Packers.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Packers.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): No pick. (“Who cares? What difference does it make? We suck and Wade is still around. I’m spending Sunday sniffing paint and eating Bugles.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Packers (Index Card record: 3-4)
The Wife: Packers.
Me: The Packers are rounding into form just in time to host a Dallas team that was utterly lifeless last week. No reason for a contrarian alert here. May as well join the rest of the crowd in predicting a loss. It makes no sense to bet on Dallas until they show they have an active pulse. Just to spice things up, I say they lose SUPER CLOSE. Because why not. It’s the only thrill I can get from this season. PACKERS 17, COWBOYS 16.
Yours in the comments.