EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Michael Boley #52 of the the New York Giants celebrates after sacking quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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 a little bit of money. Get it wrong, and my pals Vito and Spider will be forced to pay you a visit. Don’t worry, old friend. They aren’t here to harm you. They just want to see how you’re doing. Are you okay? Is your family well? We know you’re good for the money. We really do. We like you. We’re not going to hurt you or your wife. We just want you to put yourselves in our situation. If we owed YOU money and you welched on the bet, what would you do? Wouldn’t you be angry? Wouldn’t you demand payback? I think we have an understanding. Here we go:
Peter King: Cowboys 33, Giants 24. “At some point, Tony Romo's going to walk into his huddle and say, "This is #%&^*# ridiculous, you bunch of $%%#&@. Let's get our #$%$^ in gear and earn our millions." Or something like that.” And Lord knows the Cowboys will be destined to win once Romo shows them a bunch of symbols that appear when you hold down the SHIFT key and randomly push the number buttons on your keyboard. What’s that? Oh, that’s SWEARING? Don’t you think they would have tried that already?!
Bill Simmons: Cowboys. “The week New York's special teams comes back to haunt them.”
Michael Silver: Cowboys.
55% Of Yahoo! Users: Giants.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 15, Giants 12 (“Totally due to for a horrible field goal battle.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Giants (Index Card record: 2-3)
The Wife: Cowboys.
Me: I’ve picked Dallas the past two weeks and I’m really quite tired of being wrong. If they want me to pick them, they can jolly well go out there and spend 60 minutes not looking like the most incompetent team in the universe. Also, the Giants pass rush will blow Romo apart. GIANTS 37, COWBOYS 30.
Yours in the comments.