I'm not even going to write about the Brewers today...it's just going to upset me...and that's not what I want to happen before what appears to be a nice weekend ahead.
Instead, I'll let you all in on my weekly choice for the massive NFL survivor pool I've found myself in this year. If you don't like it or don't care: TOO BAD. Rules are pretty simple...you can't pick the same team twice for the first 8 weeks...then you pick all the teams again starting in week 9. If it goes to the playoffs, then you can pick any team any week...doesn't matter if you repeat a team each week. Last year my brother-in-law made it with 23 guys all the way to the Super Bowl and took NE...poor sap.
This year: Total of 1,550 entrants, with prize pool of $28,880. Winner take all. I repeat that...WINNER TAKE ALL. So naturally, I plan on paying off my car in a few months.
I was safe the first week and took NE, and it worked out nicely. The first week saw a drop of about 525 guys due to Indy & SD going down...so we're cut out about a third of the riff-raff.
Here's the 3 games I liked in Week 2:
-The obvious pick is the Giants over St. Louis right? St. Louis sucks. The Giants have had 10 days off and should be ready to go.
-Packers over the Lions...seems like a good bet right? Packers played great on Monday night, and Detroit couldn't stop the Atlanta Falcons machine (HA!). No way the Packers lose right?
I might be making a big mistake here, but I actually went a different route and am taking this week a team that some like to call The Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals. I took AZ and not GB or the Giants for a couple reasons:
-The Giants are on the road, AZ plays at home.
-The Packers have 1 less day off due to playing on Monday night.
-AZ is playing Miami...who by all accounts...is pretty sucky.
-AZ played "well" last week on the road...you'd have to think they'd take care of business at home.
So that's that...call me Yostradomus.