I watched the last part of Undisputed on Fox after church this morning. Shannon Sharpe is always entertaining to watch and listen to when I have the opportunity. I'd love to see him with Stephen A. Smith talking together once. It would be epic! I digress. Who to pick for the winner of the Super Bowl? I am not a Tom Brady fan, and I am not a Falcons fan, per se, but just for today, I say,
Before we jump into the fun of the NFL Championship, a more somber tone is required. Yordano Ventura, RHP for the Kansas City Royals, died today in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. What a tragic loss with a life cut so short! My prayers go out to his family. In an unrelated incident, former MLB player Andy Marte, also a Dominican Republic native, died in a car accident early Sunday morning. LORD, please wrap Your arms of comfort around these grieving families searching for answers and feeling a deep emptiness in their hearts.
NFL Conference Championships
Packers at Falcons - Stephen A. Smith's BAAAAAD man is hot right now. Georgia Dome will be rocking the red tonight.
AFC Steelers at Patriots - I am glad the jerk who pulled the fire alarm at the Steelers' players hotel was apprehended. That is not the way to encourage your team to win the game. Classless clown.
I wanted to predict both games' results correctly yesterday, but those rascally Green Bay Packers led by future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers ruined my plans. I feel nothing but pride for my Dallas Cowboys with our new QB Dak Prescott and incredible running back Ezekiel Elliott. Next year, 'Boys, next year. We will finish the fight. I was right about Pittsburgh winning last night. Those Killer Bees were just too much to handle: Big Ben, Antonio Brown, LeVeon Bell, and Chris Boswell. The kicker. Made all of the points last night. Touch down fail. ESPN writer Jeremy Fowler stated that "the Steelers were practically allergic to scoring touchdowns" in Sunday's game. Sigh. This brings me to my next point.
First Take on ESPN
I really do not want to listen to Stephen A. Smith's joy and happiness about Aaron Rodgers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Pittsburgh Steelers, or anything else for that matter; however, I will take my medicine. Yergh.
I was not too busted up to see the Seahawks sent home packing by the Atlanta Falcons when I checked the final score of the game. I expected the Patriots to win last night's game, too. The Houston Texans must solve the QB riddle of Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage or the next great thing. I doubt they would get anywhere near Clemon's Deshaun Watson who is heading into the draft in a few months. Just forget about it!
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys - feed Zeke! Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
Good morning and happy new year to one and all, sports fans! Well, we have a rematch in the college football championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers. I was right on three out of four bowl games yesterday.
LSU vs. Louisville
Alabama vs. Washington
Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech
Ohio State University vs. Clemson
If I have my act together, I'll post my predictions for Monday's bowl games. Would you believe I have to work tomorrow and must keep up with updates for the early game via my ESPN app? It's all good.
Today is the last regular season day for the NFL. It's been a while since I made my picks public. Here they are.
Baltimore at Cincinnati
Houston at Tennessee
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
New England at Miami - I did not even think about this pick.
Chicago at Minnesota
Buffalo at NY Jets - No more Ryans? Perhaps, Todd Bowles will have a good day after all.
Dallas at Philadelphia - I sincerely hope that Tony Romo does not take a snap during this game. It is meaningless, pointless, and dangerous. 'Nuff said. A Yellow Flag of Shame if he gets out there. An entire blanket if he gets hurt if they foolishly place him in harm's way with an Eagle defense that has nothing to lose.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh - I am glad the Browns won last week. This week would not be theirs.
New Orleans at Atlanta
NY Giants at Washington
Arizona at LA Rams - Cardinals salvage some pride and whip up on the Fisher-less Rams.
Oakland at Denver
Kansas City at San Diego - why did Peck's Bad Boy NEVER have the personnel needed? I love Philip Rivers, but it's another no-go season. Sigh.
Seattle at San Francisco - I will NEVER pick the 49ers or any other team with Colin K. on it.
Time ran out for my beloved Aggies last night in the game against Kansas State. Next year, Aggies! We'll gig 'em next year!
Dallas' Dak Prescott earns my MVP vote for such an exciting year. I am pulling for this young man to take us as far as his O-line and defensive compadres will let us go. Tony Romo has been a good guy in the face of losing his starting position. Jerry Jones needs to keep his mouth closed when the microphones get close enough to bite.
On a programming note, I could not find my Blogger icon when I got ready to write this morning, so I'll have to figure things out to stay in the loop and let you know what I think about various sporting ventures in the future.
I dozed off around 8:00 last night with my Aggies leading Ole Miss. Imagine my surprise when my husband burst into our room to inform me the final score of 29-28 was NOT in our favor. ARGH!!!! I was not the only one to suffer; however, Michigan, Clemson, and Washington also suffered losses. Auburn was beaten by Georgia. Will Auburn lick its wounds to give Alabama some type of challenge in the highly anticipated Iron Bowl? I hold out no hope for that to happen but will tune in anyway. On to the pros.