Why? Because even at 73-81-8, I'd still be in the running if I wrote for the New York Post, where none of the alleged experts are over .500.
And because I don't bet on the games, anyway.
I am up early Sunday morning, after working the swing shift, because I am a highly dedicated professional sportswriter-type.
I meant to get up.
But that doesn't excuse my nitwit neighbor, who snores like a buffalo with sleep apnea, and does so right through her radio-alarm.
And I hear all this, clear as a bell, right through the wall.
I've tried pounding on the wall. I've tried knocking on the door, but she won't answer. I've tried the property managers, but they would rather complain about my occasional enjoyment of a cigar.
So I guess it's earplugs and meditation. Silent meditation, you rat bastardette.
NYG - 1.5 at Chi: I think Tom Coughlin has one last dose of good Catholic guilt left in the tank, and he'll pull it out here.
NYJ + 1.5 at Mia: Jets at Dolphins, or When Worlds Collide.
Cle +1 at AZ: In general I think the middle-tier AFC team on the rise is far better than the middle-tier NFC team at home any day.
Jax + 6.5 at Ind: The Colts just get by teams they should annihilate, and they always have trouble with the Jaguars.
NE -20 at Bal: All the offenses have been studying the Philly game plan against the Pats from last week, but what they should be waiting for is this week's tape, which will reveal how New England adjusts after a relatively poor showing (Monday night).
StL -3 vs. Atl
Buf +6 at Was
Min -4 vs. Det
Ten -3.5 vs. Hou
SD -6 at KC
Phi -3 vs. Sea
Car -3 vs. SF
NO - 3.5 vs. TB
Den - 3.5 at Oak
Pit -7 vs. Cin