Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, September 16, 2002
Our Omniscient Experts
NFL Insider assembled no fewer than 10 football experts to predict the outcome of the 2002 season. The consensus was that St Louis would defeat Pittburgh to win the Super Bowl. After two weeks of play, the consensus Super Bowl picks have a combined record of 0 - 4.
St Louis has actually played well, and is very likely to turn their season around. I watched most of Pittsburgh's home loss to Oakland, and I really have my doubts about them. They didn't look at all like a good team.
The only non-expansion team in the AFC not picked by any expert to at least make a wild card was the San Diego Chargers. They are currently 2 - 0, with 58 points scored against 9 given up. Admittedly, they had an easy start, playing expansion Houston and Cincinatti (6 - 10 in 2001). Upcoming games against New England and Denver should show if they're for real.
Carolina, picked by 9 of 10 experts to finish last, is also at 2 - 0. One of the wins, however, came against Detroit, which is starting out where it left off last year, as the worst team in the league.