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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Week 1 Predictions (2013)

27 Baltimore at Denver 20

The Ravens have a huge chip on their shoulder.  I'm not talking about a standard Lay's potato chip sized chip here, folks.  I'm talking about a large tortilla chip sized chip.  When you win the Super Bowl and everyone doubts you, you get angry.  Not Ray Lewis angry, as #52 has retired, but maybe Michael Oher (played by Quinton Aaron) level angry when he imagines protecting Leigh Anne in "The Blind Side."  Baltimore's out there to prove the public wrong.  Talking heads have said the Ravens D is a lot worse than last year.  Hell, they lost Lewis, Ed Reed, Daniel Ellerbe, and Paul Kruger among others.  But Baltimore rebuilt their D on the sly bringing in the 6 foot 7 Chris Canty, underrated middle linebacker Daryl Smith, and pass rushing extraordinaire  Elvis Dumervil.  I expect Baltimore to come out with a vengeance and take the Broncos out in Denver.

Monday, September 2, 2013

2013 NFL Predictions

Tank-top season is over.  It's a hard pill to swallow for people of all shapes, sizes, and ages but the sad truth is Summer is coming to a close.  As the old adage goes, when one door closes, another one opens and in this respect that door leads us to the Kansas City Chiefs locker room where Andy Reid can be seen tutoring his offensive guys on the West Coast, spread offense.  Delectable sausage, thin sliced filet mignon, and crisp bacon fill the backdrop of our scene.  Quite a spread, indeed.1  What I'm trying to say is that there's much to look forward to in the coming weeks.  Sunday's will soon vault to the top 3 of the Days of the Week Power Rankings.  The NFL season is on the horizon and with that come my annual predictions.  Here we go.2