While my alma mater had a horrible weekend as Iowa State pissed away a 20-0 halftime lead to #16 Kansas & Sage Rosenfels followed it up with the biggest choke I’ve ever witnessed, I selfishly had a phenomenal 3-0 ATS weekend…and saw the most bizarre Chicago bar scene Saturday Night as the Cubbies crapped down their leg.
The Cubbie faithful wandered around the watering holes like Zombies and I swear I saw double-digits females crying. On the Southside, thanks to Dwayne “Babe Ruth” Wise, the Sox should even the series today, but heading down to the Trop for Game 5 seems like a tough task to handle. As for what else I saw this weekend…
The Red Raiders have the best football player in the country in WR Michael Crabtree. While he’s not the tallest, strongest, or fastest, nobody in college has the natural instincts to make the right move every single time…with or without the ball in his hands. After making 134 catches for 1962 yards & 22 TDs as a freshman, Crabtree has become an even better player this season as he’s developed into a dominate blocker for Tech’s emerging ground game. Call me crazy, but for some reason I don’t think they’ll pull their annual 2nd half collapse & will head to Oklahoma on Nov. 22 undefeated.
The Detroit Lions are the worst team I’ve ever seen in the NFL. Watching their head coach Rod Marinelli stare-up at the clock every single time his squad botches another play is beyond hilarious and I swear he looks like my old High School janitor. If he’s not fired by next week there should be a frickin investigation!
As for the Bears, I still don’t think they’re any good, but neither is anyone in their division. My bet of the Bears Unda 8 wins has me a little nervous, but lucky for me I’ve dominated this season like Rocco Siffredi in the Ass Collector and can afford a little hiccup! With that, let’s look at the MONDAY NIGHTER to see if yours truly can go a perfect 4-0 ATS this week…
MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (OVA 46.5)
I’m actually scared because I can’t understand why the oddsmakers have the total so low. The Vikings secondary is old & slow and has struggled against 2-WR sets, let alone Drew Brees and his flag-football offense. Throw-in a healthy Deuce enabling Bush to stay fresh for all 23 screen passes and I expect the Saints dink-n-dunk their way to at least 35 points tonight. On the flipside, the Saints have struggled with power ground attacks the last few years, and nobody has the skills and strength of the Vikings running game.
While some may think the Ova is a scary proposition because Minnesota will control the clock, I picture AP &Chester Taylor scampering for huge runs instead of the 4 and 5 yards variety. In addition, as the Saints load-up in the box look for Bernard Berrian (probabe) to finally have a few big plays with single coverage on the outside as Gus still has a decent looking deep ball.
While expectations were sky high to open the year for Minnesota, their defense is extremely overrated in my eyes & seems slower by the week. Last week, an average Titans squad exploded for 30 points, & while the Vikings looked impressive at times w/ their run defense, they're in for a whole new experience w/ the pass-happy Saints. And finally, the Monday Nighters always adds some drama, so expect few big turnovers as this one goes ova by the end of the 3rd quarter.
Final Score: VIKINGS 30 SAINTS 37