Very early on Sunday morning. But time for a post.
Queen’s beat Windsor 42-13. Score doesn’t indicate that the Lancers were putting up a good fight until halftime. Blocked a punt and returned it for a TD at the end of the 2nd quarter to get within a touchdown of Queen’s. But the Golden Gaels figured out the bad weather conditions and adapted well to finish them off.
Kingston was sunny and a high of 17, couple of days after it was 3 degrees when I came home from work in the morning. Windsor was cool, wet and windy. Combine that with a 9 hour bus trip on Sunday might explain the slow start this week.
But at least Queen’s recovered from some sluggish play. Upsets in the OUA across the province. The number 2 ranked team in Canada, Western lost at home to McMaster. Won’t be number 2 for long after that performance. Fell behind 28-0 at halftime! They tried to come back but it was too big of a hole and lost 42-35.
No. 8 Laurier was upset as well at home. They fell to Ottawa 27-25. Which means Queen’s is the only unbeaten team in the OUA now. So book a playoff date for them. Not exaggerating as 6 out of 10 teams in the province get in the playoffs. Like the CFL, but not in a good way. 4 would be a better number but that’s me.
Better get to the NFL picks. Bye week for Philly, Carolina, Arizona and Atlanta. Makes no sense to have a week off so early in the season. Which I’m sure those teams would agree with. Injuries pile up later in the year.
Tough week to pick, a lot of games with teams that are in the middle of the pack.
Bears over Lions. Almost picked Detroit last week on air, but couldn’t do it.
Bengals over Browns. Browns are horrible.
Texans over Raiders. Both 1-2 but can’t pick Oakland.
Colts over Seahawks. Picking against Seattle just for those horrible neon green uniforms they wore last week. Good lord.
Jags over Titans. Would make Titans 0-4 but I think it will happen.
Giants over Chiefs. KC in the running for worst team in the NFL.
Ravens over Pats. Can’t pick against Baltimore with the way they’ve played so far.
Bucs over Redskins. I should just pick against Washington till they get a new coach.
Bills over Dolphins. Gotta pick one.
Saints over Jets. A game I don’t care about.
Cowboys over Broncos. Denver is not good at all, 3-0 but 2 bad teams and a fluke win.
49ers over Rams. San Fran. would be undefeated except for that Favre pass last week.
Chargers over Steelers. Both teams I think will be scratching to even make the playoffs.
Vikings over Packers. One time I’m glad we don’t have ESPN in Canada. Couldn’t stand the all day Favre hype. Game should be great but all the crap beforehand not so much.
Thus ends a long sports post.