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The Big Honking Football Game

Posted by Charles P. Pierce  February 4, 2011 06:29 PM

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...DENIED!

Anyway, it seems incumbent upon This Blog to render some sort of prediction on TBHFG. Everyone else has. And it will be nice to talk about actual football for a moment after a week spent watching hard-workin', barge-totin', bale-liftin' Roger Goodell take on the fulltime job of Being Preposterous. He hit a peak on Thursday with the annual State Of The Game address. Did you know that he just wants to Get A Deal Done? Did you know that he wants to add two more regular season games to the schedule just because you, the fans, demanded it? Of course, you don't know these things, because you have an IQ greater than that of a turnip.

It looks to This Blog like the Packers at about 25-19. The Steelers huff and puff, but the Patriots chewed up their linebackers in pass coverage, and Green Bay's offense is similiar enough to New England's that, assuming Aaron Rodgers doesn't melt down in his first Super Bowl, the Packers ought to be able to do the same thing. The Steelers looked woeful at home against the Patriots, while the Packers came up here with an understudy's understudy at quarterback and damned near stole the game. This has to mean something. Also, this is not encouraging for Pittsburgh, which has to have the better defense by an order of magnitude in order to win.

You know who can make This Blog look foolish? OK, a lot of people, but in this context?

Rashad Mendenhall, that's who.
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