Last week, my picks got crushed for the most part. I did get the big one right–Indy over New England. However, last week showed that the Falcons are way too inconsistent to win the NFC South, the Bears aren’t the all-powerful force they have been made out to be, and that the Rams and Vikings may have peaked earlier in the year. I was wrong on all counts. This week, we’ll learn something huge–which team has the power in the NFC. In a conference that lacks consistently good teams, the two best will face off. The Giants and Bears battle for conference supremacy, while the Seahawks and Rams play for the NFC West lead. It’s all about the NFC as we head down the stretch of the 2006 NFL season.
This week is all about one game: the Colts at the Patriots. Everyone is hearing about it, but everyone knows it’s worth the hype. Both teams are coming off huge road wins last week, and the Manning vs. Brady rivalry is once again in play. This game, along with the Bengals and Ravens, should have a huge impact on the AFC. Who will win the game? Will the Broncos or chargers take the AFC West? Will either of last year’s conference champions even make the playoffs? Find out in this week’s 10 questions.
Week 7 might have been this year’s craziest for the NFL. A 62 yard field goal on the final play of the game? A 31-13 home loss for a team that went 10-0 on their turf in 2005? A win for the Raiders? What’s going on with the NFL? There are some questions that can be answered though. Here they are:
It was a strange way to end a strange week. In a set of NFL games that saw three teams get their first win this season, it appeared that one of two unbeatens was about to taste defeat. But the Cardinals collapsed as they always do, and the Bears escaped Glendale at 6-0. How long will the Bears stay undefeated? What’s wrong in Kansas City? And are the Raiders the worst team of all time? Here are this week’s 10 Questions:
The MLB MVP is one of the most prestigious individual honors among every team sport. It signifies not only putting up great numbers, but also raising the overall level of your team’s play. Usually, there are only two or three main contenders in each league for this award. But this year, players left and right are producing unbelievable numbers. We’ve got sluggers on pace for 60 homers, average machines, and plenty of difference-makers on contending teams. But who will win? Here’s my take as of now.
As Bruce Sutter and his 13-year wait for the Hall of Fame just proved, it’s hard to make it in to the Hall. You could even be the all-time saves leader (like Lee Smith is) and not make it to Cooperstown. While some active pitchers will be having their busts carved out in the near future, the vast majority need more work. Which pitchers will make it to the Hall? Here’s my analysis.
In past years, the AL East owned the most interesting divisional race in baseball. And while the Yankees and Red Sox are at it again this year, they won’t be the race to watch. The AL Central race is simply fascinating, as the Tigers and the White Sox have the top two records in the majors and will battle until the end. But which team will emerge as the divisional champions? And which has the better shot at walking away with the title? Both are excellent, but one team has the edge.
Being the marketing chief for an NFL team can be one of the hardest jobs in the league. You have to make everything about the team sound exciting and interesting, even though in most cases it isn’t. While they could never say anything bad about their own team, I’m pretty sure some of them want to. Here is a marketing pitch you won’t hear for each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Most baseball stars get more publicity than they need. How many times do you hear about Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, or David Ortiz and wish that you could be reading about other players? The MLB has a whole new breed of All Star caliber players; it’s just that few know anything about them. So let’s give credit where credit is overdue. Here are the top up-and-coming or simply underrated players in the majors.
Why do we care about Barry Bonds anymore? The media surrounding him has been more than overwhelming, but for what reason? There’s much greater things going on in baseball right now. Why is everyone so fascinated with this tainted Giant? Can’t we all just focus on the brighter things the MLB has to offer?