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One Out Of Four Ain't BadPosted Monday, January 5, 2009, at 12:37 PM
What's the name of that Meatloaf song?
Well, the first weekend of National Football League playoffs is out of the way and I'm ready for a new sports season.
Four teams were eliminated from playoff contention this past weekend in the NFL. Gone are the Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings.
As some of you may recall, I blogged on Wednesday, Dec. 31, regarding the upcoming playoffs and provided readers with my predictions of the playoffs.
Well, time hasn't improved my prediction abilities.
In that blog, I reminded readers when I was Sports Editor of The Brazil Times, I never won the "Beat the Sports Editor" game we had, where I picked game winners for college and pro football games.
Nearly 10 years later, nothing has changed.
I picked Atlanta, San Diego, Philadelphia and Miami to get out of the first round.
What was that Meatloaf song? "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad?" That's right.
Well, in this case, it was two out of four, meaning I got 50 percent of the picks right.
Not bad, but not great.
Making matters worse, my beloved Vikings and my fiance's beloved Colts are now out of the playoffs.
What to do next weekend.
Well, watch more football of course.
The Ravens will face Tennessee Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and I still like the Titans to win the game.
However, now Arizona will face Carolina Saturday, at 8:15 p.m. I had the Panthers winning against Atlanta and still like their chances.
On Sunday, the Eagles still face New York at 1 p.m. I got this game right, and I still like New York winning.
San Diego will face Pittsburgh on the road and I still like the Steelers in this game.
I'm sticking with my Super Bowl picks, which would pit the Panthers against the Steelers, with Carolina winning its first championship.
Again, I am challenging all of you to prove me wrong. And if history proves correct, you will.
Give me your picks. Tell me who you think will win this year's Super Bowl.
I guess the name of the song, in this case, ought to be "One Out Of Four Ain't Bad."
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