Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Week 17

The wedding (not mine) is Friday, so there won't be much blogging time for a while. Not that there has been anyway. It'll get better after New Year's. More columns, less football. I promise.

Last week: 11-5 (155-85, .646), 0-12-4 (2-209-29, Atlanta 24, Dallas 24, Miami 24, Chicago 24 - I think there's a pattern here), W, 12-4.

This week:

San Diego 24, Denver 17
N.Y. Giants 27, Oakland 13
Indianapolis 24, Arizona 17
Cleveland 17, Baltimore 10
Buffalo 28, N.Y. Jets 14
Carolina 30, Atlanta 24
Kansas City 35, Cincinnati 24
Pittsburgh 34, Detroit 6
New England 24, Miami 20
Tampa Bay 31, New Orleans 10
Seattle 23, Green Bay 10
San Francisco 10, Houston 6
Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 14
Chicago 21, Minnesota 14
Washington 30, Philadelphia 20
Dallas 28, St. Louis 20

Challenge: Kansas City.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Week 16

Last week: 10-6 (144-80, .643), 0-15-1 (2-197-25, New Orleans' 10), W, 11-4 (the pick was Miami, by the way.)

This week:

Tampa Bay 28, Atlanta 24
Cincinnati 38, Buffalo 17
Carolina 31, Dallas 24
New Orleans 20, Detroit 17
Jacksonville 20, Houston 16
Washington 31, N.Y. Giants 24
Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland 13
Kansas City 38, San Diego 34
St. Louis 24, San Francisco 7
Miami 24, Tennessee 17
Philadelphia 20, Arizona 17
Seattle 41, Indianapolis 27
Denver 34, Oakland 10
Chicago 24, Green Bay 10
Baltimore 17, Minnesota 13
New England 30, N.Y. Jets 13

Challenge: New England.

It appears the days have no more hours in Texas than in Virginia.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Week 15 (among other things)

Do you ever wonder when people who work in the mall do their Christmas shopping? Because I do. I mean, I can’t imagine they’re likely to say “hey, let’s go to the mall!” when they’re spending endless hours there anyway. Do they go early? stay late? shop online? Inquiring minds want to know.

I would have asked when I was there just now but to be honest I was more concerned with my own shopping than with sociological inquiries. As I said to the salespeople who asked if they could help me, I just spent all day selling things to people, and now it’s my turn!

A little too much my turn, if you know what I mean, but ‘tis the season, and all that.

And I just want to say thank you to all the cute salesgirls I saw. Even if you did ask if I was shopping for my wife. I must be getting old. Although it did provide a nice opening for mentioning that no, in fact, I’m quite single...

And now to the football you’ve all been waiting for. These picks were made Friday but I didn’t get around to posting them until just now. I’m sure you’re all terribly disappointed at having to wait.

Last week: a season-high 13-3 (134-74, .644); 0-14-2 (2-182-24, Houston and Oakland with 10 apiece); Challenge, L, 10-4, snapping a seven-week winning streak.

This week:

Tampa Bay 28, New England 21
Kansas City 28, N.Y. Giants 17
Denver 30, Buffalo 7
Arizona 21, Houston 10
Carolina 38, New Orleans 10
Miami 31, N.Y Jets 6
St. Louis 21, Philadelphia 13
Pittsburgh 30, Minnesota 24
Indianapolis 34, San Diego 28
Seattle 35, Tennessee 16
Jacksonville 27, San Francisco 3
Cincinnati 31, Detroit 10
Oakland 24, Cleveland 13
Washington 20, Dallas 17
Chicago 17, Atlanta 14
Baltimore 13, Green Bay 10

Next week: notes on a road trip, and blogging from Texas!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Week 14

Last week: 12-4 (121-71, .630); 0-12-4 (2-168-22, Carolina's 24, Green Bay's 7, Washington's 24, and San Diego's 34 - also of note is that the final score of the Jacksonville-Cleveland game was, as predicted, 20-14, only I had the Browns winning!); Challenge, W, 10-3 (Won 7.)

This week:

Pittsburgh 17, Chicago 10
Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 10
Tennessee 16, Houston 10
Indianapolis 31, Jacksonville 14
New England 21, Buffalo 14
N.Y. Jets 17, Oakland 10
Minnesota 24, St. Louis 14
Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 13
N.Y. Giants 30, Philadelphia 10
Seattle 38, San Francisco 14
Washington 24, Arizona 17
Denver 24, Baltimore 9
Kansas City 21, Dallas 14
San Diego 34, Miami 20
Green Bay 20, Detroit 17
Atlanta 35, New Orleans 10

San Diego in the Challenge.

Who has time to blog?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Week Twelve

Last week: 12-4 (109-67, .619); 0-14-2 (2-156-18, Minnesota's 24 and Seattle's 24); W, 9-3 (Won 6.)

This week:

Carolina 24, Atlanta 17
Miami 27, Buffalo 13
Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 20
Dallas 23, N.Y. Giants 21
Chicago 21, Green Bay 7
Baltimore 17, Houston 10
Cleveland 20, Jacksonville 14
Minnesota 27, Detroit 13
Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 19
Indianapolis 31, Tennessee 17
Arizona 24, San Francisco 9
St. Louis 34, Washington 24
Kansas City 28, Denver 24
New England 21, N.Y. Jets 10
San Diego 34, Oakland 20
Seattle 31, Philadelphia 17

Chicago in the Challenge.

Forgive the drive-by posting. Life, you know.