Well, the NFL season only has one actual game left this season. We have the pro-bowl coming up this weekend, but honestly – who gives a shit? I can’t remember the last time I watched more than 15 minutes of a pro-bowl. It’s a nice little popularity contest and vacation for the players and I’m sure it holds some folks over until the Superbowl, but it’s really just crap.
Now that we’ve gotten that little snafu out of the way, I should probably inform you that I will not be making my Superbowl pick this week and explaining why I am picking said team. I did spoil it on Twitter, but I’m not going to repeat myself. If you don’t follow me, then that is your loss. So what to do this week then? Well, I don’t want to drag it out any longer. Excluding the single game picks and scores and lines and what not, let’s take an overall look at how wrong I was this season. Kinda like how I do the power rankings, but making fun of myself instead. And just my playoff picks. I don’t have the patience to go through every single team. If you want to, here are my NFC predictions and AFC Predictions. This should be fun.
NFC North: Packers I’m glad this one is first because it’s my only bright spot in these picks. I said, and I quote, “The Packers will go deep into the playoffs this year and I’m actually predicting them to go all the way to the Superbowl.” I was called a loon for this pick, but look, there they are. In the Superbowl. Yes, I was wrong about nearly every other pick, and the Bears actually won this division, but still. That counts for something right?
NFC East: Cowboys Wrong. So very very wrong. The Cowboys sucked and the Eagles took the division.
NFC West: Cardinals Wrong again. The Cardinals sucked, the Rams sucked, the Niners sucked, the Seahawks sucked… wait – did anyone actually win this division?
NFC South: Falcons Right! Not too far of a stretch. I do have to admit I was way off on both the Bucs and the Panthers, pretty much getting them reversed. Oh well.
Wild Cards: Vikings, Saints Wrong, right. I believe in the Vikings because of Favre, and he ended up being their undoing. The Saints, we knew they’d make it all along.
AFC North: Ravens Wrong, but so very close with this one. The Steelers ended up winning the division, but the Ravens did make the playoffs of course. At least I didn’t go way off the rocker and pick the Browns to win the division. I’m not that much of a fanboy. Sheesh.
AFC East: Jets Wrong, but the Jets did go to the playoffs only to get pistol whipped by the Steelers. The major wrong in this pick was not picking the Patriots to go to the playoffs at all. Instead I picked the Dolphins. What was I thinking?
AFC West: Chargers Wrong again. The Chargers had a late surge in the season, but for the most part were flat all season long. Instead, the Chiefs answered the call and took the division and went to the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
AFC South: Colts Right. Almost not right. The Colts half assed it this year, and limped out in the first round of the playoffs. The Jags made a strong run of it.
Wild Cards: Titans, Dolphins The Titans were not titans this year, they had a rough go of it and the Dolphins were no threat. This pick was way off.
Next week – Superbowl baby! I’m having a party, you all are invited. Bring food.