The NFL starts tonight, on a Wednesday for the first time in 137 years. So maybe Barrack Obama can’t pass his Health Care program, but he can at least get the NFL to jump through hoops. My full Quick Inside Slant column will hopefully be published soon, but I wanted to throw this up on the website before the season started so I can once again look back at the end of the season and prove that I don’t know any better than anybody else. Here are my predictions by division (Bold teams will make the playoffs):
Eagles, of course, over the Texans in the Superbowl. You heard it here first. Sorry Steelers fans, but this Mike Wallace situation feels a lot like the DeSean Jackson situation from last year. And when there’s already a rift between your quarterback and the offensive coordinator, you’ve got problems. I also really wanted to pick the Raiders but got scared after their God awful preseason. I would also like to remind everyone that had the Jets beat the Giants in Week 16 that the Eagles would have been in the playoffs instead of the Giants. So no, I’m not “hating,” but they were a 9-7 team last year that played well in four straight games. We’ll take it this year, guys. Good luck to whoever your favorite team is. Unless it’s the Redskins. In which case, go Strasburg!
Yes, Hank. I’m ready for some football.