New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, right, celebrates with punter Jeff Feagles (18) after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 34-31. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for Sunday’s game. Get it right, and you will become an American icon, adored by all and hailed as the driving force behind the popularity of game prognosticating all around the world. Then you’ll become very rich and take a Swedish nanny as your wife, only to see both your reputation and your marriage crumble in the wake of reports that you sexted six different girls 567 times each and flew your harem of mistresses all around the world to quench your intense sexual thirst. No one will ever look at you in the same light again. Get it wrong, and no Swedish baby momma drama for you. Here we go:
Josh Alper: Cowboys 30, Giants 24
Bill Simmons: Cowboys.
Peter King: Cowboys 24, Giants 22. “Toughest game of the week to predict, because the Cowboys traditionally win as often in December as the Canadiens do in July.” Get it? Because hockey teams don’t play in July! Huh? Huh? Good joke. Lofty joke.
54% Of SI Users: Cowboys.
Michael Silver: Cowboys.
56% Of Yahoo! Users: Cowboys.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Giants.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 32, Giants 22 (“All they have to do to win is make sure Tony Romo doesn’t suck. How hard can that be? Just grab Tony before the game, shake him hard, and say ot him, ‘Hey! You! Don’t suck like last time!’ He’ll get the message. Yes, I coach Pee Wee football. Why do you ask?”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Cowboys. (Index Card record: 6-4)
The Wife: Giants.
Me: I hate the road favorite tag, and I hate that the Cowboys absolutely have to win this game in Giants Stadium if they want to avoid a December full of angst and panic binging. Also, you never know when the Giants pass rush will decide to spring back to life. I say it does this week, with a vengeance. Giants 28, Cowboys 10.
Yours in the comments.