Dare I make a prediction on this game today? Last week, I predicted that the Pack would take da’Bears 28 – 7 and I could not have been more wrong. I wasn’t just wrong – – I was WAY OFF.
This week – I’ll venture out there and predict that the Pack will take the Colts 21 – 7. I think the Pack is still hurting after last weeks match up – – Farve was especially P.O.’d, if you caught his post-game press appearance, that boy was none too happy.
For now, I’m headed upstairs to make some snacks for game time. The Pack doesn’t play until 3:15pm – so I’ll busy myself with some baking and laundry, and stuff. Chris, on the other hand, thinks I’m nuts. He’s a Brit – so of course football doesn’t even compare with rugby. Chris is a rugby elitist. Last year, all he did during the football games, I had to listen to how this isn’t a ‘real sport’ because they wear pads . . because they break frequently . . because they have a defensive team, offensive team, special teams, etc, etc. . where in rugby, they have one team that plays all and they only have a halftime break. Rugby is almost continuous play – – whereas American Football is a 60 minute game that takes 4 hours to complete.
Short version? American Football is Rugby for pussies.
Yea, yea – be that as it may – – this year, I think I am noting a little bit of actual interest out of him as I sit down to watch the game. He still complains about the start-stoppishness of it all, but I’ll make a cheesehead out of him yet!
Update: My Pack lost it 45-31. I’m left with only one question – – what the hell has happened to the defense? Anyone remember Reggie White’s D-Team?? I do. I also have to say this – – if I ever run into Jason David on the street – – I’ll be smacking his hands with a ruler. Both of them. Hard.
Sean seems to think I suck at game predictions. Perhaps he’s right. I’ll keep trying, though – you never know, I might get better at this as the season progresses!