Hello again everybody...
As I said, I'm on vacation in Gettysburg today. But I didn't want to leave you without some sort of Sports Take goodness to digest over your weekend.
So courtesy of our favorite guest correspondent, the Hammer, today he gives you his NFL picks for the upcoming season.
(Okay, the season technically started last night, so forgive the timing.)
I'm on vacation, so enough of the pre-ambling. Let's get to this!
” I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. “
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd President of the United States
Hey, if my man T.J. Believes in luck, I don't want to here anybody giving me a hard time about my “baseball magambo” columns!
Again, because I'm off enjoying the wonder of the Gettysburg National Military Park, The Sports Take's favorite guest-correspondent is stepping in to preview the NFL season.
The Hammer has gone through the entire NFL schedule and put his keen prognosticating skills to use predicting who will win and lose each game. Based on those predictions, he's come up with final standings and playoff results. Vikings fans, hold on to your hats!
So here, without further ado, is the Hammer:
Every year I go through the NFL schedule and give you my predictions for the upcoming season. Every year I hit some right on the head and miss horribly on others and every year you people keep track of this so when I am wrong you let me know right away. the way I see it why mess with tradition. That being said, here are my picks for the 2009 NFL season
NFC EAST: NY GIANTS 12-4, PHILADELPHIA 11-5, DALLAS 11-5, WASHINGTON 7-9
NFC NORTH: GREEN BAY 11-5, MINNESOTA 10-6, CHICAGO 10-6, DETROIT 2-14
NFC SOUTH: NEW ORLEANS 9-7, CAROLINA 6-10, ATLANTA 5-11, TAMPA BAY 5-11
NFC WEST: SEATTLE 10-6, ARIZONA 9-7, SAN FRANCISCO 6-10, ST LOUIS 3-13
AFC EAST: NEW ENGLAND 14-2, NY JETS 7-9, MIAMI 6-10, BUFFALO 4-12
AFC NORTH: PITTSBURGH 14-2, BALTIMORE 12-4, CINCINNATI 6-10, CLEVELAND 4-12
AFC SOUTH: INDIANAPOLIS 13-3, HOUSTON 10-6, TENNESSEE 10-6, JACKSONVILLE 6-10
AFC WEST: SAN DIEGO 12-4, DENVER 5-11, KANSAS CITY 3-13, OAKLAND 3-13
WILD CARD ROUND: PHILADELPHIA OVER NEW ORLEANS; SEATTLE OVER DALLAS; SAN DIEGO OVER BALTIMORE; INDIANAPOLIS OVER HOUSTON
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF: PHILADELPHIA OVER NY GIANTS; GREEN BAY OVER SEATTLE; NEW ENGLAND OVER SAN DIEGO; PITTSBURGH OVER INDIANAPOLIS
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: PITTSBURGH OVER NEW ENGLAND
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: GREEN BAY OVER PHILADELPHIA
SUPER BOWL XLIV: PITTSBURGH OVER GREEN BAY
Any questions or comments, let me know.
That's the Hammer's NFL thoughts folks. If you have a comment for him, please feel free to attach it below. Trust me, he'll see it.
That's all for this week. I'll be back on Monday with the Post Mortem on my Week 2 picks.
Until then, thanks for reading!