Sunday, November 04, 2007

Mid-Afternoon in the Garden of Good and Evil

Gregg Easterbrook is an imbecile. His article about Good vs. Evil in the guise of the Colts-Patriots game is one of the stupidest things he's written so far. Even taking into account that book The Progress Paradox. He takes interesting subjects and mangles them. The Patriots are evil because they tried to steal the Jets signals. The Colts are good because the Patriots tried to steal the Jets signals. Everybody loves Peyton Manning, right? Whatever, the good/evil only interests me so far as this: Tony Dungy and his Christian marauding actually could conveivably threaten my daily comfort levels. I have always been a fan of Dungy as a coach. I was thrilled when he turned the Bucs around, particularly because the center-pieces of that turnaround were some of my favorite football players of all time: Warren Sapp, Ronde Barber, Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn. But then he had to come out with the prayer at the Super Bowl. And the book about God. And I'm no longer such a huge Tony Dungy fan. But I didn't sit down to blog about football again so that I could discuss Gregg Easterbrook's and Tony Dungy's flawed personas. I came to actually make a prediction before the game starts. Colts will win because the Patriots will turn the ball over for the first time this year. The Colts have a much more versatile offense than the Patriots, they have a great running game and they can certainly keep up with the Pats in a high-scoring game. Patriots might be able to run but I haven't seen it. And if you are using last week's game as a measure of how good the defense is you might want to look at the Redskins a little closer. I am probably wrong, but my gut (the only organ that matters) tells me Colts 38-Patriots 26. And I will conceded that the Patriots are going to gain more yardage for the game. But they will also turn it over. Marlin Jackson will get 2 INT's and Bob Sanders will get all the press for a fumble recovery. That is all for my prognostication.

In other news, I'm going to go make some pancakes slathered in honey and wait for the Jaguars and Titans to playe each other in the AFC tital game. That's gonna be sweet.