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 become a rich and famous gambler. People will find themselves drawn to your cocksure strut and gunslingin’ ways. You’ll have announcers fawn over you. You’ll appear in commercials for discount blue jeans. Everything will go your way, until you decide to email nude pictures of yourself to an intern and she then gives those pictures over to the media. Then it’s right back to the egg farm with you. Here we go:
Peter King: Cowboys 27, Titans 20. “Throw deep to Kenny Britt, Vince.” I agree. Throw it deep a lot, Vince! Without any regard to coverage or accuracy! Just chuck it up for grabs and see what happens!
Nine of Ten ESPN Experts: Cowboys. That’s an awful lot of trust coming from just one solid game. Nine of the games this week got at least 9 out of 10 ESPN experts in agreement. Again, the groupthink is a delight. They may as well have just one dude do it.
Michael Silver: Cowboys.
77% Of Yahoo! Users: Cowboys.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 35, Titans 14 (“Vince Young is just like Alex Smith, except that he likes dancing shirtless in clubs.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Titans (Index Card record: 1-2)
The Wife: Cowboys
Me: The majority of pickers are going against the Titans, which makes sense given how lousy their defense has played, and how shaky Young has been. This is a team that has gotten killed by the big play all year, and now they have to face a rejuvenated Cowboys offense. I also kind of like how the Cowboys defense matches up with Chris Johnson, who was relatively underwhelming against Denver last week. I think Ware and Spencer keep him contained. I think Young forces a couple of lousy throws. And I think Romo has a good day. COWBOYS 30, TITANS 17
Yours in the comments.