Friday, November 7, 2008

Things to do During the Blackout.

Maybe God loves the Bay Area after all. The Raiders game is blacked out this week (by the way, love the porno-style music and graphics on the Raiders report; Carl Steward even rocks the 'stache). So what should Raiders fans do now that they can't watch their beloveds get debacled on TV (yes, that's counts as my pick: Panthers 31-3)? I have some suggestions:

  • Stay indoors and make some babies. It worked for the freaky-deaky Dutch. Maybe, 4 or 5 or 6 years from now, when the kids are born in nine months are old enough to savvy what's going on, the Raiders will be worth watching again.
  • Protest the passage of Proposition 8 with the gay Raiders fans at Velvet.
  • I was going to say watch one of the other games, but the only one worth watching at the time is the Pittsburg/Indy game, which I'll get to eventually.
  • Read a book. I recommend The Second Stranger: A Green Matter Tale, by our very own Sllaacs. It narrowly lost in balloting for both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award to Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. That book is pretty good, too.
  • Write a compare-and-contrast essay. Topic: who wrote a more vicious takedown of Al Davis this week, Tim Kawakami or Bill Simmons? Your essay should be under 250 words. Post it in the comments section, and we'll give a shout out to the winner next week.

Any of these would be time better spent that watch the Raiders this Sunday. And I didn't even get to JaMarcus not playing because of tendinitis in this knee.

As for the 49ers playing on Monday night? I bet we can guarantee that Singletary's drawers will stay up. But the Niners are who we think they are, and they will lose. 38-14.

Pittsburg vs. Indianopolis. Steelers are the class of the AFC right now, and I don't think it's close. I know, Tennessee is undefeated. But their quarterback is named Kerry Collins. So, Steelers win, 24-17.

Packers vs. Vikings. I like Green Bay, 24-21.

New York Football Giants vs. Philly. I'm going to pick Philly in this one, in the hopes that Donovan blows up my fantasy stat sheet. Eagles win 27-26.

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