The cool thing about a blog is you can write the stuff that the newspaper would not otherwise print. It’s like having a little office at home. You can put the stuff on the wall that you aren’t allowed to put in the rest of the house. Personally, though, I believe framed fight posters, a portrait of my Boston terrier and a $35 print of a French Quarter street by a New Orleans street artist enhance any room.
I still don’t have a feel for Sunday’s game. I was comfortable picking Carolina to beat the New York football Giants, and Chicago because I knew those teams and had a feel for those games.
I still don’t have a feel for Seattle.
I don’t know how good the Seahawks are. West Coast teams get so little attention that it’s like baseball in the old days, when the American League champ and the National League champ didn’t meet until the World Series. There was no context from the regular season.
If I think the Seahawks will win, I’ll pick them. I don’t get to be a homer. Two seasons ago, I was on roll, having picked every game in the playoffs accurately. Roll is one way to put it, lucky is the other.
Then I picked Philadelphia to beat the Panthers. Man, the e-mail was unanimous. Leave town now, traitor boy.
I learned a valuable lesson that day. Too many people have access to e-mail.