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Thursday, November 22, 2007
(no this is not a judicial convention)
Three football games for our consideration today.
Green Bay goes to Detroit where the home town Lions are getting 3.5. The over/under is between 48.5 and 47.
The resurgent NY Jets go to Dallas where they play the suddenly mighty Cowboys. The boys are giving up 13.5 and the over/under is 47.5
The Colts roll into Atlanta where the low flying Falcons cannot wait until this season is over. Their QB is in jail, and with him their hopes of the playoffs and beyond. No pun, but this has been a dog of a season for the Falcons. (Ok. Bad pun.) The Colts are 13 point favorites and the over under is 41. Avoid the line here and take the over.
Detroit is a dangerous team today. They are playing their second game at home after losing to the NY Giants last week. In many ways, the Lions season is on the line today. Wanna have some fun? Eschew (“avoid, or shun” for you robed readers) the points and take the money line: lay 100 to win about 155. Green Bay has nothing at stake here while the Lions have everything to lose. Nervous about not getting any points? Then take the home dog- you’ll never go broke taking a home dog in the NFL. We also like the over 48.
J…E…T…S….can’t do it twice in a row. With a bye week, they had two weeks to prepare to shock the Steelers last week, who turned in perhaps their worst effort of the season. But now the Jets have a short week to prepare for the Cowboys who are riding high. Washington gave the boys about the best competition these cowpokes are likely to see until they meet up with the Packers in the NFC championship game in January 08. Take the pokes, leave the gravy and the Jets.
Enjoy your holiday and remember today is about giving thanks. As young American men and women are on battlefields overseas, please take a minute to remember the sacrifice they are making so that we may give thanks in peace with our families today.