Remember when we used to make predictions on here?

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.

  1. Bertrand said:

    Bears 40 – Colts 10. Also, Peyton has at least 3 turnovers.

  2. Becca said:

    I would like to change mine: Bears 2 million 17, Colts -8

  3. Brent said:

    Since these two teams each have the best kicker in their respective conferences, it could come down to field goals –or not!

    Go Bears!

  4. Will the polished and poised side of Rex “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde”please step forward for this game. Da Bears in a squeeker.

  5. Becca said:

    So I was thinking, the recent death of Barbaro could be taken as a positive sign. Barbaro was a horse, the Colts are in the superbowl. Perhaps the Colts are going to be put down by the Bears just the way that Barbaro was. Except for it will be a lot more painful. Yeah.

  6. Well it looks like – “Wait till next Year” for the Bears. I can wait, I think they have the right stuff for a return match.

  7. Looks like Lance and I have an exact tie for the closest pick.

  8. Well, I’m pretty sure we can arrange for Bertrand to light your hair on fire if you want to be just like Lance…

  9. Antibush said:

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear.
    Our country is in debt until forever, we don’t have jobs, and we live in fear. We have invaded a country and been responsible for thousands of deaths.
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.

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