Replacement Prognostication, Week 8

Proof positive that the sun even shines on a dog’s ass some days– I went 7-0 in my predictions last week.  That probably means I’ll be experiencing an outrageous collapse this time around, because karma works that way.  Here in the Milwaukee market, there is joy, because even though the Packers have the week off, channel 58 is carrying Brett and the Jets.  Or, you can opt to listen to AM 620, which is replaying the Instant Replay Game from 1989.

There was a hilarious and ridiculous poll in the Journal-Sentinel this past Monday asking, “Are you ANGRY that Brett Favre called the Lions to tell them how to beat the Packers in Week 2?” or something along those lines.  I couldn’t BELIEVE the number of positive responses they got to that.  I mean, seriously?  You’re gonna get upset about that?  We still kicked the holy living hell outta them.  When I heard this story I laughed with pity at two people/entities:

  1. Brett Favre, because he’s apparently such a childish prima donna that he feels compelled to “stick it” to those who he thinks have done him wrong, and
  2. the Detroit Lions, who have such a laughable excuse for a football team that they can get “inside information” and they still lack the talent or skill to best their opponent.

Anyway, I wish Brett no ill, but I do lose a little bit of respect for him every time something like this comes up.  I’m not sure if it’s Brett himself, or just the media that paints him as acting a lot smarter and more important than he really is, but in the end, you have to take everything he says and does with a grain of salt.  Enough commentary, then, and on to your picks for Week 8.


  • Packers – bi
  • Bears – experimenting
  • Vikings – just kidding themselves
  • Lions – lose
  • Chiefs – lose (to Brett & the JETS!)
  • Seahawks – lose
  • Dolphins – lose

Don’t forget to enjoy the World Series– a great matchup of two teams that it’s hard to hate (unless you like the Red Sox, the Mets, or the Yankees).

And finally, birthday salutations to Kevin, who is turning 33 today.

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