Monday, October 26, 2009

Jets, Yankees win. Giants and their fans lose. Plus World Series and Super Bowl predictions.

If only the Jets could play every game in sunny, 70 degree weather against a team like the Oakland Raiders. But as a certain Phillies fan friend of ours (yes, we have friends who are Phillies fans - okay, one friend) likes to say: A win is a win is a win. And we Jets fans will take it. Final score: Jets 38, Raiders 0. And the Jets take the No. 2 spot in the AFC East, behind the New England Patriots.

Moving right along.... As you may recall, last night's question was "Yankees or Giants?" (Going to a sports bar or turning our bedroom back into a sports bar was not an option.) The answer: the Yankees. (It was the spouse's call, and at least he allowed me to work the remote and occasionally flip over the Giants game.) Final score: Yankees 5, Angels 2. And again, the California team choked.

This means, of course, that it will be the New York Yankees taking on the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in the World Series this Wednesday night at 7:30 ET on Fox. And for the duration I will be one of those "Mets Fans for the Yankees," albeit begrudgingly. Go Yankees. Yea. My World Series prediction? I actually think the Phillies will win again this year, but that the Series will go to six or seven games.

But getting back to football. As I did not watch most of the Giants - Cardinals game, and the Giants lost (thanks in large part to three Eli Manning interceptions), that's about all I am going to say on that subject. However, while watching the other football games that were not competing with the Yankees - Angels game, namely the Minnesota Vikings - Pittsburgh Steelers game yesterday (Steelers won 27-17 in an exciting game), I came up with a new drinking game, which I call "Adrian Peterson, blah, blah, blah." Here's how it works: Every time an announcer shouts the name "Adrian Peterson," you have to drink a shot or take a swig of beer. Chances are you will be blasted by the half. Oh and the Saints won, again. Blah, blah, blah.

In other football news, the Colts, Broncos, and Saints remain undefeated at 6-0 going into Week 8, when AGAIN, thanks to Fox Sports and Brett Favre, the Jets and the Giants and now the Eagles (who will be playing the Giants) will all be playing at 1 p.m. ET. WTF people?! Again with the same game time? Not cool.

Oh and as for my Super Bowl prediction (drum roll, please): I'm seeing the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New Orleans Saints, but I would not be surprised if the New England Patriots or the Minnesota Vikings made it in either. Okay, you heard it here first.

But for this week, it's all baseball. Go Yankees! (Ouch. I think I just pulled something.)


Anonymous said...

Outside of the Vince Foster suicide note, this has to be one of the most disingenuous posts ever. This author is a known Yankee hater...methinks the Yankee bandwagon should be cleansed of all Met fans at once.

J. said...

How cool! Rudy Giuliani reads my blog!

Anonymous said...

Go Phillies! No switcheroos for me! Mets lover-end of story.

I went with the Giants viewing and there were moments, chances, and hopes...

J-how could you????? You have gone over (rather reluctantly) to the dark side...

Powaqqatsi said...

2010 will be The Year of the Saints.

They will go to the Superbowl for their first time ever.

They will win it.

Dunno if it's the approach of 12/12/2012, Obama in office, or the all too recent pain of Katrina flooding their city & turning the Superdome into a giant rescue shelter; but THIS Saints team, for the first time ever, has the mindset of a Champion. They truly believe they will WIN every game (see yesterdays game recap).

The City that Care Forgot had best brace itself for a Party that will start on 2/7/2010 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami and continue to N'awlins ending on Mardi Gras day 2/16/2010.

EMM said...

Don't forget about the Bills.

I will root for the Phillies. Can't root for the Yankees.

My disdain for the Mets outranks that of the Yankees. In 2000, I rooted against the I used to have a huge baseball crush on Roger Clemens.