My NFL Playoff Predictions Before I Go To Work & Miss The Games
Hate's a strong word, but I just want to take this moment to tell all of you football fans that I hate you today. The NFL Conference Championships come packed to the gills with a lot of intrigue, a lot of "up-in-the-air" quarterback play, and a lot of me not seeing it because of a text discrepancy between a co-worker. I thought he was taking my Sunday shift as I would cover his Wednesday. No, nope, apparently I can't read words so good because it was the other way around. So here I am, lugging my hard hat and lunch pail to punch in and work for the man while Tom Brady doesn't know what to do with his hands.
So here we go, no thrills, bells or whistles as I'm a mere thirty minutes from punching in, but let the "Wheel In The Sky Keep On Turning" (or something):
New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
I picked the Jags for the Steelers game, I might as will pick them against a much smarter, but less fire-powered team. Honestly, Brady and the gang could tear them to shreds, but I'm leaning on the Jags' ability to isolate Gronk (no Tide Pods for you) and to put pressure on TB. Pats absolutely have the edge, but I'm the foolish gambler that sticks around the video poker for way too long.
My Prediction: Cig Rippin' Blake Bortles & The Jags
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Vikings just hammered through a thriller on their home turf, and while I think they'll have a solid cleat on the throat of Philly's offense, I think Philly will get to Keenum quite a bit and Theilen and Diggs won't be quite able to keep his head above water. Plus, when Philly police are greasing street poles with Crisco to avoid any high-altitude riot degeneracy, something tells me the Eagles will be ready for a modest soar to the Super Bowl.