Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Week 10 Wrap-up
I feel I should be allowed to speak in my own defense following my picks this week. I have two points to make.
1) I announced in my picks column that I felt a bad week coming on. I mentioned this twice, in fact. I said, specifically:
I'm feeling a pretty bad week coming on, so you probably shouldn't listen to me about anything else this week.
and, in discussing the line on the Bears-Raiders game:
See? This is why this is such a horrible week.
So, I think I proved that I know enough to know when I have no idea.
2) I don't bet on games, as I've said (unless I'm in Vegas. Which I almost never am). If I did bet on games -- if, for the sake of argument, I bet $100 on every game every week -- I would have looked at this week's games, shaken my head, and taken my entire weekly gambling budget and bet it on the Packers. As such, I would actually have won more money this week than in any weeks previous. So there.
Week 10: 1-12-1
Games I Felt Good About in Week 10: 1-4
Games I've Felt Good About Overall: 24-25-1
Just to show you that this week was the exception rather than the rule...
Week 6 through Week 10, Overall: 36-29-3
The Smartest Thing I Said Last Week:
No WAY the Vikings keep this close. Absolutely NO WAY. I can't imagine the Packers will be dumb enough to let Adrian Peterson beat them and inept enough not to be able to exploit the Vikings' horrible pass defense.
The Dumbest Thing I Said Last Week:
[This, minus the above.]