I'm dreaming of a winning underdog
Just like the ones I used to know...
Here are this week's picks in our charity pro football underdog game:
10.5 ARIZONA at Seattle - Pete Rozelle, John Cr., Michael K., Rudie
10.5 OAKLAND vs. Denver (Thursday) - Lucas, Carol, Coastal Storm, Eric W.
10 MIAMI at San Francisco - Bob, Gary, Biggest Cubs Loser, Annie, Tung
7 DETROIT at Green Bay - Usual Kevin, Tinknocker, Ted
7 PHILADELPHIA at Tampa Bay - George, Dr. D, Drewbob
6 NEW ORLEANS at New York Giants - Jeremy, NoPoGuy, Bayou Baby, Juicen, Pdxmick, Cinderella Story
5.5 TENNESSEE at Indianapolis - Gordon, Broadway Joe, DB Cooper
4 HOUSTON at New England (Monday) - Paul, PDXileinOmaha, Dave A., Will, John Ch.
3 ST. LOUIS at Buffalo - Sola, Pete Rose, JMH
3 DALLAS at Cincinnati - Grizfan
2.5 JACKSONVILLE vs. New York Jets - Bad Brad
We're actually up and paying attention to the game at this hour, and so that should be all for the week. Good luck, players, and enjoy the football, everybody.
UPDATE, 1:04 p.m.: The Rams win for three of our players, 3 points each. Carolina wins a grudge match, but none of our players were there to pick up 3.5 points.
UPDATE, 1:07 p.m.: Tennessee fails to upset Luck, and with that, DB Cooper's winning streak ends.
UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Dallas picks up a trey for Grizfan.
UPDATE, 1:24 p.m.: The Eagles fly with a dramatic win, and earn a big 7 points for three of our 'doggers.
UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: San Diego wins, but nobody in our group has them for 3 points.
UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: The afternoon 'dogs are all supplying major suckage, with the Saints in particular ruining our day.
UPDATE, 3:32 p.m.: Hold on -- Miami pulls to within a touchdown, with eight minutes to go and all their timeouts left. The Niners have burned all of their timeouts.
UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: And we take it back -- the Saints have pulled to within eight, still in the third quarter. Why is Fox forcing us to watch the disgusting Seahawks game when there is real football being played elsewhere?
UPDATE, 3:52 pm.: Never mind. The Fish and the 'Ain'ts give up big plays and are back on the road to Chumpsville.
UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: The Lions get snowed out in Wisconsin, and so the standings at the end of tonight are as follows (with asterisks on players who still have a shot at 4 points with Houston tomorrow night). Things are definitely tightening up just below the leader of the pack:
DB Cooper 42
Michael K. 30.5
Pete Rose 30.5
Broadway Joe 25.5
John Ch. 17.5*
Bad Brad 16
Dave A. 15*
Usual Kevin 15
Bayou Baby 13.5
Cinderella Story 12.5
Dr. D 12
Pete Rozelle 11.5
genop's gal 11
Eric W. 10
Biggest Cubs Loser 9.5
Coastal Storm 8
John Cr. 8