February 02, 2007

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Super Bowl Time: NFL picks that have already put on the Ro-Tel and Velveeta dip.

posted by justgary to football at 11:07 PM - 20 comments

The Hoser is probably right but as a feeling I am still for Da Bears. I too am a little sick of Peyton and his dumb ass commercials. The real problem I have with Indy is the way they slinked out of Baltimore in the dead of night. As slimy as the the Browns were going to Baltimore at least they didn't hide.

posted by sickleguy at 09:36 AM on February 03, 2007

Thanks for the effort this season wfrazerjr, it was always entertaining. I think Grossman comes up big here, and Da Bears win easily.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:13 AM on February 03, 2007

In 1984 a dead guy and entirely different staff moved a team away from a city that couldn't even put 20,000 people in the seats for a game. Yeah, that's a good reason not to like them now. Anyway, what're everyone else's picks? What kind of interesting plans do you have for the game? I think 6.5 is too high, and it bothers me that none of the "experts" are picking the Bears. Indy needs to find a way to get touchdowns instead of field goals in the first half, and if they can, things look good for them. Otherwise, I see the Bears controlling the game. I don't see either team winning easily. My pick: Colts by 3, as they manage to protect the ball, only turning it over once, while taking it away twice. I'll be at the Colts bar in the middle of Chicago. Win or lose, I hope I can make it out alive.

posted by Bernreuther at 11:45 AM on February 03, 2007

I'll be at my house inhaling sausage, cheese, wings and root beers and rooting for the Bears.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:23 PM on February 03, 2007

I'll tell ya what,Bern.....Ask 'em in Baltimore about the Colts.

posted by sickleguy at 03:29 PM on February 03, 2007

I think everybody picking the Colts believes there is something magical about beating the Pats. The AFC was obviously superior this year, but the Bears were far and away the class of the NFC. I like the Bears to win it, and that over/under is a joke with the way both D's have played in the postseason.

posted by gradioc at 03:39 PM on February 03, 2007

Anyway, what're everyone else's picks? What kind of interesting plans do you have for the game? My picks are duly recorded in the Locker Room, in the Spofi NFL playoffs pick 'em, and they're pretty far out there. Without going into too much detail, I'm picking Indy to win in a touchdown-less game. I'm not sure where I'll be -- probably with friends at some nasty ski resort bar, watching the game and trying not to stay up too late because we've got to be back on the hill at 8 am the next day.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:53 PM on February 03, 2007

I think everybody picking the Colts believes there is something magical about beating the Pats. In the Middle Ages it was considered magical. Nowadays we call it the flu.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:53 PM on February 03, 2007

In Ancient Greece, they called it the Transitive Property (thanks to Aristotle): Pats beat Bears, Colts beat Pats, ergo and QED, blowout, regardless of how polite/ nervous Bernreuther might be.

posted by yerfatma at 05:58 PM on February 03, 2007

Fraze, thanks for the picks and the entertainment all season. I've enjoyed checking them out. A lot of effort and time goes into doing something like this every week. Thanks again, ....oh, and GO COLTS!

posted by tommybiden at 07:00 PM on February 03, 2007

Okay, I'm a Colts fan. Have been for almost 40 years. I've lived in Illinois my entire life. I took the Bears and the 7 points. The Colts are going to win by 20-30 points and I don't care that I will lose my bet. No one in my town of 400 believes me, but you heard it here first!!

posted by FSCCA6 at 09:14 PM on February 03, 2007

The Bears will run right at the small Colts "D". Rex will manage the game smartly. When Indy puts 8 in the box, Grossman will find Berrien and Mark Bradley for TD's. Where is this Indianapolis bar in Chicago?

posted by icemanmurph at 09:40 PM on February 03, 2007

Where's the Colts bar in Chicago? I'm a die hard Colts fan in the Chicago suburbs and I'd like to know.

posted by tim at 01:01 AM on February 04, 2007

I will not be watching the game today. Taking a trip to the campus of Georgia Tech's "Ferst Center" to see Arlo and family playing a live show. Priorities my friends, Priorities.

posted by Folkways at 07:52 AM on February 04, 2007

Arlo Guthrie?

posted by tommybiden at 08:37 AM on February 04, 2007

Lost in all this discussion about Dallas Clark presenting a matchup problem as the TE who can play like a 3rd WR is the fact that Ricky Proehl is no longer on the injury list. He played sparingly in the time when he was healthy after signing, but if they think Clark presents matchup problems when 2 WRs are on the field, imagine the possibilities when there are 3 and the Bears are forced to use one of two remaining LBs to cover him. Not one talking head or so called "expert" has mentioned this, but if Proehl is really healthy, this seems like an excellent look to trot out to test Chicago's D. If the O Line establishes that it can handle the Bears front 4, there's no need for a 2 TE set, and the Colts can suddenly have 4 legitimate receiving threats. Maybe I'm missing something about Utecht that makes him super valuable, but I don't think so. I really hope we see this. Tim - hope you check this. There are two. Mullen's in Wrigleyville, and the Union on Halsted and George. I like the latter because the owner is cool, my dog is welcome, and they just upgraded to all HD receivers, including on the projector for the main screen.

posted by Bernreuther at 10:22 AM on February 04, 2007

wfraizerjr got to tell you I have loved reading your "Hoser's Picks" this season!! You gave me many laughs!! ( i dont bet) I will be at a friend's house watching the big screen, eating wings, nachos, and sausage bundles (sausage wrapped in biscuit dough with a honey mustard dipping sauce) and imbibing a few brews. The Colts are the big favorites (mine also) but I know not to count out the "Da Bears"!! Anything can happen on any given Sunday. I will be happy with either team hoisting the Lombardi trophy. I just want to see a good, close, hard fought game! Sickleguy, I love Peyton's commercials. The one I hate is the Dodge Ram commercial with the Battling Robots!!! If there is a reason for me NOT to buy a Dodge truck, this is it!! Also, the Colts left Baltimore a long time ago. Sad and sneaky, I know, but give it a rest, please?

posted by steelergirl at 10:55 AM on February 04, 2007

Thanks for the picks this year wfzjr. I enjoyed them.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:42 AM on February 05, 2007

I think Grossman comes up big here, and Da Bears win easily. That will teach me to think...

posted by mjkredliner at 08:57 AM on February 05, 2007

People seriously need to get over the Colts leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night. It was a long time ago, and it simply doesn't matter now. Get a life.

posted by lex2000 at 08:01 PM on February 05, 2007

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