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November 29, 2004

Monday Night Football Pick

Did you see the Raiders last night? What a game. i'm telling you, even during years when they suck, the Raiders can still put on a show. Especially against the hated Broncos.

As for tonight's game, i need a winner to offset last week's faulty prediction. Although, if you watched the first quarter of last week's game, you probably were wondering if your girl might just have some inexplicable insight into the game of football. But then New England's ass-kicking began. That Rodney Harrison interception at the end of the second took all the fight out of the Chiefs.

So tonight it's the Rams and Green Bay at Lambeau Field. i picked Green Bay correctly for the Monday night opener back in September, but i blew my prediction when Green Bay lost to Tennessee on October 11th. That was the last time Green Bay lost, and they've fought back to a 6 and 4 record by winning their next five in a row.

i think the Packers will make it six in a row tonight and they're favored by 6½. This will be Brett Favre's 200th regular season game in his consecutive game streak, so he should be on. But with Ahman Green hurting, i wonder if the Packers will cover the spread? The weather figures to be bad and both teams will need to run the ball more. With Marshall Faulk, i think the Rams can keep it close. So i'm going to make another leap and pick the Rams plus 6½.

Update: Packers won 45 to 17. Okay, i suck. Mostly i suck. But sometimes i get lucky, and when i do expect me to call it genius. Last night was not one of those times, though.

Plus i'm 4 and 8 in the Blogger Bowl. That really hurts. And Victor is number one! Victor! A man who'll drive 400 miles for a rat is winning the Blogger Bowl. i just don't understand it.

Posted by annika, Nov. 29, 2004 |
Rubric: Sports


Packers bye 6

Posted by: Dex on Nov. 29, 2004

I'm with Dex (again). And yeah - The Raiders were great. I was at the Denver game in Oakland last time and it was ugly. Not Niners ugly though. That'd be real bad.

Posted by: d-rod on Nov. 29, 2004

Get OFF DA PIPE gurlfren! The Pack will whack.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 29, 2004

I'm late on this but Ron Curry's catch in the back of the end zone was the best catch I have seen in 22 years of playing/watching football.

I thought he was an idiot for going NFL vs. the NBA, now I pray he doesn't get hurt, i.e., Bo Jackson would right now still be DHing (probably for the Yankees) in the American League, close to breaking Aaron's record.

Posted by: Jason O. on Nov. 30, 2004

Will someone please tell the Rams a football game is to be played Monday nite!

Posted by: Dex on Nov. 30, 2004

DAMN! Those rats are disgusting. Rams, Rats, hell it's only one letter, and it's STILL true.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 30, 2004

Maybe you should drive 400 miles for some rats, annika. You might start winning or something.

Posted by: Victor on Nov. 30, 2004


Victor, i've heard of walking a mile for a camel, but that's ridiculous!

; )

Posted by: annika on Nov. 30, 2004