PATS BRADY WINS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVEe WEEK;
We shatter the record for accentuating the positive by mentioning, in the context of yet another lousy week, that we nailed the Dolphins' upset win in New York and also had four other dogs-with-points including Texans over Pats. Now, the reality check. At the season's three-quarters mark, we are cascading to an historically bad year. Our overall .571 mark would be our worst in 23 seasons doing this (.573, 2008), and our sub-Mendoza .393 mark against the spread would be our worst by a ton (.449, 2006). I lead the league in woe. [Note: Thursday-game pick was Jaguars (+3) over Texans, 24-20].
The NFL enters the final quarter of its regular season this week, and it occurs that baseball enjoys a distinct metaphor edge with “rounding third and heading for home,” which offers a more pleasing visual than two teams simply coming out of a television timeout and resuming play. Anyway, time for our King Sport Third-Quarter Awards: