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Sweet Bye and Byes

Posted by evankessler on September 30, 2006

I know it’s not customary for there to be an EvanKessler.com post on a Saturday but I’ve neglected my football picking saga this week due to late nights at the office and find this to be an opportune to catch up.

One little note before I get to that. If you see me walking down the street and I’m wearing my Syracuse sweatshirt, What’s the point of yelling “CUSE!” at me if I don’t know you? Are we supposed to strike up a conversation in which we just talk about our experiences involving Syracuse and then go on our merry way. Or if you’re wearing a green sweater am I just supposed to yell back “Green Sweater!”? This has happened to me several times while walking down the street in the past week where someone will just yell “Cuse!” at me and continue walking. I find this to practice to be completely idiotic. So, please, no more yelling “Cuse!” at me if you spot me in any Syracuse gear.

Okay, let’s get to picking games. I have to admit I have less at stake this week since the Giants have a bye week and won’t be able to effect my mood negatively by exhibiting a lackluster defense and poor coaching. I suppose that should put me in a downright giddy mood, but it doesn’t. I do not enjoy the bye week in football. I long for the days when teams played 16 straight weekends and on through the playoffs. None of this week off bullcrap.

Now that I’ve vented, I’m ready to move on. Last week I had a positively mediocre performance. I had 7 wins and 7 losses while my opponent Bruce went 10-4. So now I’m down for the season and must fight my way back like an underdog, or like the cartoon character underdog.

Here’s how I’m going to do it:
Falcons over Cardinals
Cowboys over Titans
Colts over Jets
Dolphins of Texans (Bruce picks Texans)
Vikings over Bills (Bruce picks Bills)
Panthers over Saints (Bruce picks Saints)
Chargers over Ravens
49ers over Chiefs (Bruce picks Chiefs)
Rams over Lions (Bruce picks Lions)
Browns over Raiders
Jaguars over Redskins
Bengals over Patriots
Seahawks over Bears (Bruce picks the Bears)
Eagles over Packers

There you have it. That’s how I’m going to get back into this pickoff thing.

Here’s how things stand as of now.

Week 3 Results

Evan 7-7
Bruce 10-4

Season
Evan 29-17
Bruce 31-15

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