… Because, God knows, there isn’t going to be any hockey any time soon. You may have seen reports (I think it was Tim Pannacio in Philly) that Gary Bettman will address the Board of Governors Sept. 13 to get full approval to lock out the players on Sept. 15. Which is nice.
So tonight the Super Bowl champions open against South America’s Team (Steve Somers coined that). Just wondering if any of youse would be interested in doing NFL picks each week? Just for fun, not for profit or prizes.
Also, don’t know if you saw the story on NHL.com about the best leaders in NHL history. Of course, the Captain was No. 1 (though some in Vancouver think of a different number when they recall the Messier years). Future Ranger Shane Doan is No. 10.
Skid Crosby was No. 7. I just thought you guys would enjoy some of the reader comments regarding Mr. Slewfoot’s whiny leadership, since most everybody shares your view of Bettman’s Baby. (Hope I don’t get fined for saying that).
Got some good guest blogs ready to go in the next week and a half. Still expect a few more. And can probably handle a few others. If you want to volunteer, drop me an email at email@example.com.
PS, was watching the 1997 Ryder Cup last night. Just to show you how out of control the technology has become so quickly, Tiger Woods had a 234-yard shot and hit a 2-iron and left it short. Today he’d probably hit a 6-iron. Maybe a 7-iron. No more than 5-iron. I’d hit driver.
Finally, did you see Chris Kreider’s close-cropped haircut on Adam Rotter’s SNY blog yesterday?
My Week 1 picks:
Giants over Cowboys.
Bills over Jets.
Bears over Colts.
Eagles over Browns.
Lions over Rams.
Texans over Dolphins.
Chiefs over Falcons.
Jaguars over Vikings.
Saints over Redskins (Bounty Alert!).
Patriots over Titans.
Seahawks over Cardinals.
Packers over 49ers.
Panthers over Bucs.
Steelers over Broncos.
Ravens over Bengals.
Chargers over Raiders.