It sure has been a wild season in the NFL, but that probably pales in comparison to the ups and downs we’ve experienced here at Joboo. We started off by offering you Lance’s Stone Cold Locks of the Week, and despite the bravado cold was the only adjective that accurately described Lance’s ability to correctly predict NFL winners. I would like to say that we were all a little broken up by Lance ending his tenure as pickmaster, but to be honest it saved us from having to apologize for how bad the picks were. Then we moved on to letting the Champ in addition to his Bold Predictions starting flexing his NFL picking muscle. Predictably, those NFL picks turned out about as well as the Detroit Tigers World Series experience. We even went as far as to let my girlfriend THROW HATCHETS in an attempt to bring you accurate NFL picks. However the regular season ended without a clear choice for who should be making picks for us.
Joboo Co-founder Doug even took a stab at making picks in the playoffs, and quickly went 0-4 bookending the shortest tenure of NFL predictions thus far on the website. I’ve somehow managed to stay sane enough to avoid publicly making predictions, aside from my correct call in the NFC Championship game, and if I were smarter than I am I would retire 1-0. (Forgetting of course my preseason NFL predictions that may best be described as “putrid”) But really, what are the chances of THAT happening.
Now, I could go through all the reasons why and how I came up with my prediction, but somehow I doubt it really matters all that much. What it will boil down to, no matter how hard I think about it, there is no way I couldn’t pick the Bears. Not only would it be unsafe for me to return home if I picked the Colts, but sports fans should recognize that you don’t abandon your team when it comes to the big one. Besides, all the talking heads on ESPN are going to tell you why the Colts are going to win, you know, just like how they predicted the Saints to win the NFC Championship. So I guess the reasons probably aren’t as important as just getting the damn game right.
I haven’t picked against the Bears once all season, and I’ve done alright for myself. So, the completely biased, unreasoned, homer pick is Bears 34 Colts 21, and the game won’t be as close as that score. Bonus prediction: Devin Hester celebrates his return to Miami with at least one kick return for a touchdown and DANCES LIKE A CRAZY MAN.
As for the Joboo All-Star Reunion Picks (Colts favored by 7 as of 1-30-07)
Lance: Colts 26-Bears 17
Doug: Bears 23-Colts 16
Champ:Colts 32-Bears 17
Becca: Bears 27-Colts 14
And as always, keep in mind that gambling is evil, especially if you have to rely on the opinions of some law students on a free blog. These are provided for ENTERTAINMENT purposes only, but if you disagree feel free to let us know.