I always like to hear people talk about who they are going to pick in their pools on Sunday. But I have always loved predicting that big upset that knocks everyone out of their pools. Well, hold the laughter but this week I like the Jets to be that team. Yes, I mean the NFL football NY Jets, the team that can’t run the ball or stop the run, the team that just lost their best player for the year, the team that ignored every glaring need they had in the off season and picked up Tim Tebow. Now, I have absolutely no logical reason to make this pick and I’m not suggesting everyone start putting your mortgage payment on the Jets. But I am saying to stay away from this game in your suicide pools, and here is my reason.
There are a few games every week where the line talks, this is that game. Just thinking about this game makes me think the 49ers are a 6 point favorite. No Revis, No run game andrush pass rush, all the things needed to beat the 49ers. This should be a laugher! The 49ers are suppose to be the NFC favorite to go to the Superbowl. But what is this? The Niners are only 4 1/2 pt. favorites? Why you ask? 1. The team is spending the week in Ohio so as to not fly back to San Fran from Minnesota and then fly back to NY. That is not there routine. 2. Vegas pros seem to be begging us to take the 49ers by making the Niners a 4 1/2 pt fav. 3. An old rule, never bet against a home dog.
Whether any of these points make sense to you or not, whether you think I may have lost my mind, I suggest staying away from this game at all costs. For all you suicide pool players, it’s still early enough that you must lots of choices. For all you fantasy players, you may want to start people other than your 49er stars. For anyone that likes to gamble, I don’t know if there is anything enticing enough about this game to make that pick. Good luck all.