It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, David Stern will end up vetoing your winnings anyway, because David Stern is hilariously corrupt. Here we go:
Peter King: Giants 23, Cowboys 20. “This is the first of four playoff games for the Giants." I love it when sportswriters are like, "The playoffs begin for X team RIGHT NOW! They have to win!" As opposed to every other team, which needn't win anything at all.
Eight of Ten ESPN Experts: Cowboys. Dude, did you guys not watch this team last week?
Mike Silver: Cowboys.
Yahoo! Users: Giants.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 35, Giants 6 (“This isn't gonna be the game where they choke. That'll be the NEXT Giants/Cowboys game. Trust me, I know how Tony Romo operates.”)
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. (Card Record: 9-3.)
The Wife: Giants (lived in Manhattan for six years)
Me: The Cowboys have a knack for suckering you back in after one of their patented fourth quarter brainfarts. But this is Tony Romo playing on Sunday Night, and Sunday Night has been most unkind to Tony Romo and the Cowboys for the past two season. They are 0-5 on Sunday Nights over the past two years, and that includes the Alex Barron Game, the Packers beatdown, the Jets collapse, and so many other unspeakable horrors. I picture Al Michaels with a little Tony Romo voodoo doll he pricks during the commercial breaks, laughing maniacally while placing bets to his Bodog account. GIANTS 41, COWBOYS 38. (2011 picks: 9-3)
Yours in the comments.