Monday, January 22, 2007
New England (-3) 38 at Indianapolis 34 -$100 New England 38 at Indianapolis 34 UNDER (48) -$100
Week 19 Against the Spread: 0-1
Week 19 Over/Unders: 0-1
BOJ Season Against the Spread: 31-31-1
BOJ Season Over/Unders: 10-10-1
BOJ Balance for Week 18: -$200
BOJ Total Amount Remaining: $900
So close, on the spread anyway. Maybe Indy's offense is back, making a nice showing in the second half, and ruining any chance of me winning the over/under.
Let's look at how bad I was at ranking the playoff teams before the playoffs started:
How does a Super Bowl shoe-in lose in the divisional round? Turnovers. Yeah, coach Schottenheimer doesn't have a great playoff record, but he didn't put the ball on the ground even one time, so don't blame him.... San Diego An early out for one of the powers in the AFC. So what happened? Is the Colts' defense actually that good or are the Ravens that inept on offense? Baltimore Fifty-four seconds left and down by four, I found myself wondering how Tom Brady was going to pull this one out. Fine season for the undermanned Pats. New England ChicagoNice job on the high powered Saints offense. Looks like the big D is back in Chicago Sean Payton had a masterful season handling a different sort of assortment of players on offense. Expect big things in the future. New Orleans As banged up as they were, they were lucky to get this far..... Seattle IndianapolisA Manning finally plays in a Super Bowl! A nice playoff run for this injured but extremely well coached team. Philadelphia TO drops a pass in a one point game, but I'm sure someone else is to blame for their loss to the Seahawks. Lost as close a game as you'll ever see to a banged up Seattle team. Dallas A fine year for a team with, at best, 8-8 talent. They're moving in the right direction. Best of luck next year. New York Jets Talent just doesn't do it for this crew. They'll start next year with a new running back and a new coach. New York Giants Couldn't run the ball, couldn't move the ball offensively at all against the Colts. Played good defense in the first half, but let a close game slip away in the second. Kansas City
I sure hope nobody was turning to me for advice.....
Now we get to hear for the next two weeks about the friendship between Tony D. and 'Lovey' Smith and that this is the first time in history 2 African-American head coaches play against one another in the Super Bowl. Both are cool little factoids, but I hope there's more for the sports/news people to talk about in the coming weeks than that.
Finally, all I can say is it better be a great game and not a blow out. I think the Bears defense can hold the Colts offense. But I also think Chicago's offensive line will make plenty of holes in Indy's defense to make big scoring plays on the ground. Anyways... being an NFC fan rooted in the NFC North... GO BEARS!