So I’m guessing the Monday Night Football ratings will be pretty good this week. You’ve got your age-old rivalry, two good teams, one undefeated team and uh . . .
Oh, yeah — Brett Favre playing against the Packers, his ex-team and the only NFL team he hasn’t beaten. So far, Favre’s having a great season, and it looks like Minnesota is clearly a playoff-calibur team. Yet, despite playing at home, I think the Vikes are going down in this one.
On paper, you’d have to say that it looks good for the Purple People Eaters. But I just have a feeling on this one. So often, after a big win, teams fall short the following week. And, as good — make that great — as Favre was at the end of last week, he isn’t the Favre that led the Pack for 16 years. There will be lots of pressure on both Favre and Pack QB Aaron Rodgers, so I look for a low scoring game, which will benefit the less offensive-minded Pack.
My prediction: Packers 17, Vikings 9.
It must suck being a Kansas City sports fan. The Royals have had only one winning season in the past 14 years (during which they have lost 100 games on four occasions). Meanwhile, the Chiefs are on their way to their 7th losing season in the last 12.
Speaking of sucking, remember when the silver and black represented a bad ass football team? The Raiders haven’t won more than five games in a season since 2002.
At least the 49′ers are good again. Thanks, Mike Singletary.
Looks like some fun match-ups in the MLB playoffs. As good as the Dodgers are, I still think they’re another year away. And Albert Pujols is just too clutch. As I said before, I look for the Angels to surprise everyone. But the Yankees sure are playing strong. Hard to believe this team hit more homers than any other Yankee team in the history of the franchise.