This week we saw both the Country Music and the Latin Grammy Awards.
If only we could only give Peter King an award for word count.
As we usually do, we ask our random number generator (RNG) to makes its picks for the week’s NFL games. We then compare these picks to the so-called experts. To make things even more lively, I include my cat, Jesus Quintana, in on the picks, along with Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is too smart for this). The RNG is simply armed with the notion that 57% of the time, the home team is a winner in the NFL. Quintana picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor. Doug Lee uses his Deep-Blue mind.
I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula. If that doesn’t work, I listen to Darrius Rucker and watch telenovelas until the picks come.
We've also decided to do a weekly total, so if you want to get in on this action, just put your picks in the comments below. We'll score you each week, too. And yeah, I'll give you the Atlanta-Baltimore game.
So how has the RNG done this week?
|Jason Cole||84||130||64.62%||Mike Golic||77||130||59.23%|
|Mark Schlereth||83||130||63.85%||Michael Silver||77||130||59.23%|
|Chris Mortensen||83||130||63.85%||Pete Prisco||73||130||56.15%|
|Ron Jaworski||75||120||62.50%||Merril Hoge||72||130||55.38%|
|Yahoo Users||80||130||61.54%||Doug Lee||71||130||54.62%|
|TJ "The Dude" Johnson||79||130||60.77%||Adam Schefter||70||130||53.85%|
|Les Carpenter||79||130||60.77%||Eric Allen||64||130||49.23%|
|ESPN Pigskin Pick 'Em||78||130||60.00%||Jesus Quintana||56||130||43.08%|
|Peter King||77||130||59.23%||Raiders Fans||5||130||3.85%|
The RNG continues its averageness, as you would expect; Doug Lee made up some ground this week with 9 points; I stayed two points ahead of Peter King; Quintana continues to suck tailpipe.
Soon I will accuse Jason Cole of cheating. If you can't beat them, accuse them of nefarious behavior.
Now, on to this week's picks:
|WEEK 9||Random Number Generator||Jesus Quintana||TJ "The Dude" Johnson||Doug Lee|
Yes, yes, I know. I didn't take the Broncos and Doug Lee did. Doug bleeds orange and blue; I just want to bleed Peter King.
Quintana's Upset Specials
As we always do, we caution you to do the exact opposite of Quintana. He cleans his privates with his tongue for Tebow's sake.
1) Denver over Kansas City. What can I say? The cat has a soft spot for the Broncos. Also, he's convinced that KC is gassed from their emotional game against the Raiders.
2) Dallas over the Giants. The rumors of Mike Shanahan to the Cowboys are true, says Quintana. He also thinks you should pencil in Troy Aikman for 300 yards.
3) Cleveland over the Jets. This really shouldn't be in the category of an upset, but Quintana really wants you to know he thinks Peyton Hillis is the MVP.
Peter King Actually Wrote This:
"Got your Stat of the Week for you,'' Sal Paolantonio told me on Sirius NFL Radio the other day. "Donovan McNabb's 1-0 after being benched.'' Make that 1-1 by Monday night, Salvator.
Right, PK. That's your stat of the week with a little Salvator humor thrown in for good measure. That's the weakest stat of the week I've ever seen. What will you tell us next? The Broncos are 2-0 in Super Bowls after going 0-4?