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Yearly NFL Predicitons

Must be Opening Night Eve if I start to do the yearly picks. Let’s see which Conference I can whiff on this year.


North: The Minnesota Football Team*
South: The New Orleans Football Team*
East: The Dallas Football Team*
West: The San Francisco Football Team*

Wild Cards: The Tampa Bay Football Team*, The Green Bay Football Team*

NFC Title Game: The San Francisco Football Team/The New Orleans Football Team

NFC Champ: The New Orleans Football Team


North: The Baltimore Football Team*
South: The Tennessee Football Team*
East: The Buffalo Football Team*
West: The Kansas City Football Team*

Wild Cards: The Houston Football Team*, The Las Vegas!!! Football Team*

AFC Title Game: The Baltimore Football Team/The Kansas City Football Team

AFC Champ: The Baltimore Football Team

SB LV: The New Orleans Football Team/The Baltimore Football Team

SB LV Champ: The Baltimore Football Team****

Notes**: I am doing everything off a whim, payed ZERO attention to any sports. I’ll give the North to the Minnesota Football Team this year, Rodgers age will start to show late in the season and can they stop the run? No, but Rodgers is still worth a Wild Card berth. Saints win the South because of Brees***. McCarthy wasn’t the problem in GB and will take the Dallas Football Team to a Division win, would be awesome to see a The Green Bay Football Team/The Dallas Football Team playoff game. The San Francisco Football Team take the West again to the NFC Title game. Brady/Gronk combo gives The Tampa Bay Football Team a solid Wild Card berth.

Is the “Madden Curse” more powerful than COVID for The Baltimore Football Team? Nope and an SBLV win for them. The Tennessee Football Team overtakes the Houston Football Team in a much improved division the Houston Football Team wins a strong Wild Card and maybe a playoff win. The Belichick-Brady Dynasty is over…so is The New England Football Team playoff appearance, The Buffalo Football Team overtakes the East because why the fuck not?***. The Kansas City Football Team doesn’t repeat but will be fun to watch go to the AFC Title game. The Las Vegas Football Team is my only “sleeper” I can see this year. New stadium and no one there, same for The Los Angeles Football Team oh wait are they known as The NFC Los Angeles Football Team or The Los Angeles Football Team 1?

*Don’t want The Washington Football Team to feel left out.
**Barring there IS a full season.
***Noted the same in last year’s email.
****Barring the Madden Curse.

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

This is what sportscaster Al Michaels said when the U.S Hockey Team overcame impossible odds to beat Russia in the 1980 winter Olympic Games. On February 2nd I think I witnessed the equivalent in darts.

We were our celebrating my wife’s birthday at a local establishment when my 16 year old son (Mr. A) expressed an interest in shooting darts. Mr. A is on the autism spectrum and has never shot darts once in his lifetime. I was excited to hear this as I always have enjoyed shooting darts in the past.

As expected the first 6 didn’t hit the board but then I showed him how to stand and eventually he started to get them on the board. Then after a while longer he got a bullseye. I was really surprised an excited for him at the same time.

After that Mr. A, myself and my best friend (Mr. B) started a game of cricket. Mr. B is a real good dart thrower, constantly beating me throughout the years. As expected he started closing numbers very early, but I had left the 18s open and Mr. A took advantage of that number by constantly scoring on it. Him and Mr. B went at least 4 consecutive rounds were one each had the lead. I was shocked.

Mr. B and I finally started closing out the open numbers leaving only Bullseyes left. But Mr. A was right behind us. I was telling him which numbers he needed and how many and he would get one or two each round. I couldn’t believe it. Eventually Mr. B did end up winning beating us on a double-bullseye. I came in second taking advantage by scoring triples on an open 15. But I was so impressed by the first time shooter.

Then Mr. A and Mr. B were going to shoot 501. Object is to keep scoring and go out on the exact number needed. Mr. A got out to an early lead with the pinnacle including a round with a triple 16 and 17. I looked at my other friend (Mr. K) in disbelief. This game started to draw interest at the party as the remaining guests gathered around to watch.

Eventually Mr. A’s lead was dwindling and both were coming down to the wire. The remaining round both needed a 6 to go out. Mr. B went over then it was up to Mr. A. First dart missed the board, then he stuck the 2nd right on the 6. Mr. K and I looked at each other and couldn’t believe it. Mr. A pulled off the impossible. Especially for someone 2 hours ago never picked up a dart. He received a round of applause from the entire group. I was so proud of him.

Yes Al, sometimes I do believe in miracles.

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