Friday, January 4, 2008

John's Picks

I got an email from my attorney, Nappy McBigtoe, threatening to renounce baseball after Billy Beane traded Nick Swisher yesterday. To quote my mother-in-law, "God Damn It." That pretty much sums up the feeling today for those of us who root for McAfee Coliseum's other team.

Anyway, Sllaacs, also a huge A's fan (weird thing about the Bay Area that there a lot of A's/Niners fans and Giants/Raiders fans), is trying to talk me out of it, but I'm also thinking of Renouncing Baseball.

Anyway, this weeks picks:

The Giants beat Tampa Bay, which will expedite the hiring of Raheem Morris as the Raiders new defensive coordinator. (UPDATE: Or not.)

Seattle beats Washington. They just don't lose at home, even if they had to pay Texas A&M when they ripped off the "12th Man."

Even though they're a different species of big ass cat, the Steelers are about to get roy'd at home this weekend. I saw what that defense did against the JaMarcus Russell and the Raiders juggernaut...er...anyway, they're really good. So is the Jaguars running game. You can read that anywhere. Even Nancy Gay agrees they can run the ball.

Finally, Norv and the Dischargers vs. the Titans. Let's just say I hope Albert Haynesworth steps on Philip Rivers' head with his cleats, cutting that smug smirk off right off of it. I really hate them now. But they probably win this week, considering they're most likely going to face Kerry Collins.

2 comments:

Dan Hauenstein said...

I finally will be flying home to California tomorrow, but if all these storms slow us down then for the record I'm picking Washington to win in Washington. If I get home in time I might change that pick after some consideration on the plane.

Also for the record, I'm not yet sold that the Raiders have decided to keep Ryan for next year. The most plausible explanation seems to be that they are trying to trade him to the Jets. That is unless they released a statement more definitively worded than, "These rumors are irresponsible."

Billy said...

I WANNA RENOUNCE BASEBALL TOO....i heard about Nick Swisher being traded when me and garrett were out in Vegas, my soul shattered