Thursday, October 11, 2007
Making few pro football observations
First, let me offer apologies to those who have asked me about the playoffs in the Major Leagues. Actually, I had planned to say a few words about the “boys of summer,” who were lucky enough to continue their season. They have a ways to go so there is a possibility that we can catch up next week.
There was also a great urge to devote the article to the collegiate programs at Ole Miss and Mississippi State. But, here again, these people have a ways to go so we will catch them later.
After looking at the odds posted for the stalwarts of the NFL, I had to give some comments on all those who are barreling (or trying to barrel) down that big glorious road which leads to XLII.
Before exploring the odds fully, it might be worthy to note that at this point, four teams were unbeaten going into Sunday. Oddly enough, the tally was evenly split between the two conferences – the Colts and the Patriots in the American and the Cowboys and the Packers in the National. The Colts and Patriots easily took care of the opposition. Across the bay, the Packers stumbled over the Bears’ cleats and the Cowboys were waiting for Monday night.
Now about those odds. The New Orleans Saints (winless so far) were picked to be three better than the Carolina Panthers. And Green Bay was awarded three vantage points over the Bears. Alas, the odds pickers missed both of these.
Actually, yours truly was secretly pulling for New Orleans. They needed a win badly.
They were a part of the trio which hadn’t won this season. The other two were Miami and St. Louis. The Saints must get back to the way they finished the last season.
The word on the street is still New England. But before we make the Pats synonymous with SB XLII, let us not overlook the Colts and the Titans (“Remember the Titans”).
Hey, those are not predictions, merely observations.
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