Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

Now that we’re finished with the wildcard round of football, it’s time to start paying more attention. Before you get too hot and heavy about that opening remark, let me clarify things for you.  I’m not implying that the wildcard round didn’t mean anything or that it wasn’t exciting football.  It just means that it […]


The only thing more difficult than trying to pick winners in weeks 1 and 2 is trying to pick winners in weeks 16 and 17.  Last week was a week of upsets and weird finishes. This week should be even stranger.  Usually week 17 presents us with a bundle of games that are meaningless. As […]


Another week, another “Upset” loss.  I think I’ve given up on that category this season.  I guess that’s why it’s called the “Upset of the Week”! Let’s focus on the positive.  I’ve picked the Game of the Week correctly for five consecutive weeks.  The Lock of the Week has pretty much lived up to its […]


Okay, I’m instituting a new rule.  From now on (or at least for this week), this column will no longer prognosticate games that involve the New England Patriots or the Arizona Cardinals. Regardless of whether I pick them to win or lose, they always seem to do the exact opposite from what I predict they […]


It looks like this season is going to be pretty much all or nothing for me.  Well, 3-0 or 1-2.  At least that’s how it’s been going so far.  After two straight weeks of 3-0, I’ve had two straight weeks of 1-2. After looking at this week’s schedule, I’m pretty certain that I’ll keep my […]


Was I right when I said last week that the only week of the season that is more difficult than week seventeen to pick winners is week one?  Unfortunately, that was about the only thing I was right about. I was a measly one for three last week.  Now if this were baseball, I’d be […]


Now that the summer camps and pre-season games are behind us, we can finally look forward to the upcoming season.  I’m sure you’d agree with me that predictions of playoff contenders and Super Bowl champions at this point in time are, at the very least, educated guess work.  At the very most, they are ridiculous […]


Predicting the winner of the Super Bowl is not an easy task.  Most people would back me up on that.  You can analyze the teams to death and still not come up with the right conclusion. Personally, I quit placing any kind of wagers on the big game more than two decades ago because I […]


First of all, let’s acknowledge that last week’s divisional round lived up to expectations.  It was full of exciting, hard-hitting football with lots of big plays. Okay, so I only picked two out of four games correctly.  I’m okay with that.  The two games I missed were both decided on the final play of the […]


I know, that’s a pretty bold statement, considering some of the divisional round matchups over the past few years.  But let me ask you a question.  When was the last time you saw all four games in this round that could very easily be won by either team? Usually there are one or two games […]