I’ve decided that I won’t have new blog entries on Saturdays and Sundays. I’ll have a new post up and ready to go Monday morning, though.
With that said, it’s time for my horrible predictions for the NFL playoffs this weekend. I went an incredible 1-3 last week, so I’ve had to readjust my predictions from last week.
Once again, don’t take these picks to Vegas. Actually, you could go to Vegas, bet the opposite of my picks, and thank me later.
Pittsburgh 16, Baltimore 10
Quite frankly, I don’t trust Joe Flacco against a good defense in the playoffs. He’s always worth a dumb play of five each half, which should be more than enough for the Pittsburgh defense.
I actually don’t like Pittsburgh-Baltimore games as much as most people. Neither team has many likeable players, and the defensive struggles they always have gets a bit boring. Expect more of the same in this one.
Green Bay 31, Atlanta 20
The Falcons are a solid team, but to me, they don’t really seem like a No. 1 seed. If you can stop Turner, you can force Matty Ice into mistakes and beat them.
I think Green Bay goes up by double digits in the first quarter, and then unleashes its blitzing defense against Atlanta. The Falcons may make it interesting late, but I see the Packers winning in the end.
New York Jets 20, New England 17
My upset special of the weekend. I have a feeling the Jets are going to be able to back up their big talk this week.
The Patriots killed New York last time they played, but the Jets have had a chance to break down New England’s new offense for this match-up. Ultimately, New York’s ground attack will be the difference in the fourth quarter.
Chicago 27, Seattle 14
Was there any doubt what I was going to pick for this game?
Seattle looked good last week, but I don’t see how it can match that intensity for a second week in a row. Plus, playing in Soldier Field in January is a lot different from Quest Field.
I think Chicago starts slow to make people like me worried, but then Cutler gets hot in the third quarter to help the Bears pull away. I see a defensive touchdown for Chicago as well.
So with those predictions out of the way, I look forward to watching the New England-Baltimore and Atlanta-Seattle conference championship games next weekend.
• I make my radio debut on Monday night for the Clash of the Causeway between No. 1 La Marque and No. 5 Ball High. I think the broadcast is going to be on H5AB.com. I will let everyone know ahead of time.
• Rick Reilly finally wrote an interesting column on ESPN.com. It was about how unlikeable Jay Cutler is.
• LeBron is a pussy. I mean, just admit you were tweeting about the Cavs, dude. It’s OK — we all thought it was funny. No need to get PC now.
• “The Other Guys” — lot of potential, but fell flat on its face. Only had a couple of funny moments. Very disappointing, much like “Semi-Pro.”
• Apparently I am a Capricorn now. Not sure what this means, and I really don’t care.
• Seriously, Foundation for a Better Life, why have you flooded sports channels with your ads? I get it — be nice to others, love your family, blah, blah, blah. Now please go advertise on Lifetime or something. Kthxbye.
• I’m going to be bold and say that five years from now, Cam Newton will be considered the best quarterback from the 2011 draft class.
• In preparation for any job interviews in the near future, it has become obvious I need to update my wardrobe.
Most of my suits are in bad shape or don’t fit anymore, save for my “draft night” seven-button suit. Yeah, that’s right, seven buttons. I’ve been told I look like M.C. Hammer with it on.
Normally I’d rely on my fashion expert Steph, but obviously that is not possible this time with her living in Nashville. Luckily, Jenny D has been kind enough to help me out this weekend.
I haven’t had to wear a suit since college, so this should be fun. I’ll provide updates on the shopping trip on Monday.