Simple, start writing about football and give football opinions. A football is, uh, football shaped because it does some crazy things, or maybe the other way around. Either or, predicting the NFL with a great degree of accuracy is difficult at the best of times, and down right humbling at the worst of times. Even if you are doing well and get on a “streak”, it can quickly turn around to bite in the behind.
Now, if you really want to go above and beyond on the “not a genius” thing, how about predicting, in a survivor pool no less, to take the Green Bay Packers away from home, in a dome stadium, against a QB on pace to break Dan Marino’s passing yards record, oh, and not to mention the home team hasn’t played at home in over a month. While I did highlight each of these as risks in picking the Packers, I went ahead and picked them anyway.
So what the heck was with Green Bay in that game (a.k.a. debacle)? The incredible pass defense got torched the entire night. Pretty much everything the Saints wanted to do on offense, they did. The Pack did keep it close through the first half, but completely fell apart in the 3rd quarter. Does Aaron Rodgers’ arm look tired? He badly underthrew a wide open Greg Jennings in the first half, and then again on the first INT which helped open the flood gates for the Saints.
My apologies for the Packers pick last week. On a positive note, I wonder if I did sway a few people off of the Broncos, who were humiliated in front of their home fans to the Raiders? We can’t win ’em all, especially with regards to football, but thankfully, that pretty much means we can’t lose ’em all either.