UPDATE: Take the Giants tonight and lay the 4.
The football pool is heating up, with many of your favourite regulars, and a few newbies, all out to show they can pick one winning team a week.
Robin Faber and BTDT impressively sent picks for the entire season. We shall see if their confidence is borne out in their picks.
Faber starts off with da Bears, BTDT the Lions, Jon Colby the Patriots, DOM the Saints, while Orlando Gonzalez picks the Bears.
Rumpole is leaning heavily towards the Texans at home over the Dolphins, although the Vikes at home over the Jaguars seems a good pick as well.
The following other players are signed up and ready to go: 52nd street Irwin (who's not out, but has limited access to a computer), Fake Alex Michaels, Juan Gonzalez, Orlando Rodriguez, Adam Tebrugge, Stephen Immasche, Peter Sautter, Clay Kaiser, Brian Freedman, Michael Grieco, Itikhar Memon (the most annoying name in the pool every year), Michael Feiler, Dustin Tischler, Marshall Dore Louis, Rick Freedman, Dan Lurvey, Fake Joel Brown, Angry Girl, Kenny Weisman, and The soon to be honorable Miguel De La Over.
That's 25 players so far, if you're counting at home. Remember the 2012 season kicks off Wednesday.
Personally, we like the Texans at home over the struggling Dolphins. But that could change.
Remember: the season opens Wednesday: Cowpokes at Giants.
Lines we're watching to see how they move: Broncos -1 1/2 over Steelers; Green Bay -5 over 49'ers; Giants -4 over Dallas.
Best gambling tip: As we have shown time and time again, the time to make money in the NFL is in the first three weeks of the season where you have identified the trends the betting public is not aware of. Find a team ready to break out and double down on it and laugh all the way to the bank. Watch the Bengals closely against the Ravens in week one. Even if they don't win, they could easily go 10-6 this year, while the Steelers, if the injury bug keeps up, could easily go 6-10.