|Cleveland, despite its troubles--can it get any worse?--may soon be the city of Champions: NBA, MLB, and the Moldy Carpet!|
What do Drew Brees, Len Dawson, and Bob Griese have in common? They all went to Purdue! And Purdue traditionally stinks. So there is a lesson there, but I am not sure what.
And speaking of bad odors, when was the last time you guys cleaned out the fridge here in the basement? Whew. Open all the doors and windows, OK? Anyway, stinkers are on the horizon, and the big question right now is, "Who stinks best?"
At this point in the season, four teams have emerged as legitimate candidates for this discussion: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and the NY Jets (Jests?).
Though the Browns are 0-6, they have actually put together more drives that look like organized football than the other three teams combined. So they may not be the worst team. But they may have the worst schedule and therefore wind up 0-16. The next two weeks will be the dark valley for them. This Sunday they play Cincinnati, a team that traditionally rolls over for them even in the Browns' worst years, so they could accidentally win that one. Next week they are in NY playing the Jets, a game even the Browns may not be able to lose. But if they can manage field position and find a way to lose these next two games, they very well could cruise to 0-16. That would mean a a trifecta for Cleveland: NBA champions, MLB champions, and Moldy Carpet champions all in the same year.
But back to the real discussion. Yes, the Bears look bad, but tonight they play an anemic Green Bay and could wake up tomorrow with a win. But probably not. But even if they lose and look like the worst team in the NFL, this Oracle is putting his money on the NY Jests. Why? Because they are a zero in every category: QB (trotting out Geno Smith again, good grief), O-line, receiving, running, D-Line, linebackers, corners, special teams, you name it!
So who do you think just couldn't get any worse and is the official dog pile of the NFL?
Meanwhile, the pics for this week:
Green Bay: 21
Detroit: 36 (goodbye for now, Kittens)
NY Jets: 6
Tampa Bay: 17
San Francisco: 12
Gentleman, make your predictions!