He is both a unique and talented football player. He is unique in that he plans out touchdown celebrations weeks in advance and sends Pepto Bismol to opposing defenders. He is talented in shattering Bengals receiving records and making spectacular catches that few human beings have any business making. He is Chad Johnson.
Seasons come and go in today’s sports world, as do predictions and opinions. I, for one have made my fair share of, well, incorrect predictions.
I said the Celtics’ big trades for Ray Allen and KG would not amount to a title, and only cripple their franchise down the road. And quite frankly, those things both could still very well happen.
I also predicted the Packers would meet the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, with Green Bay prevailing, sending Favre off into the sunset with one last championship.
Obviously, the New York Giants ended that thought.
But what would sports be without competition on top of competition? That’s why we write about, argue about, and watch these games. That’s why fantasy sports is so compelling.
We get to compete without actually ever working for it. Some might say, however, that there is a lot of work that goes into it. And if it’s not work, it’s at least knowledge combined with intelligent guesses.
I know what you’re thinking. That’s what Vegas is for.
But I’m willing to let the dice roll, to be damned if I’m right or be damned if I’m wrong.
So, without further hesitance, here are my 25 bold predictions for the 2008 NFL season.