Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Scientific Method: Thanksgiving Games

Real fast post here, people, as I'm heading down to spend Turkey Day with the grandparents. I'll write an extended post on Saturday.

I do want to say that I'm beginning to get a tad annoyed with various sportswriters who, apparently, now believe that the Hawks are a below-average team. More on THAT on Saturday as well (looking at you, Steve Kelley). Even Football Outsiders now consider us to be mediocre, though it's a tad difficult to see how their stats can judge the very real impact that injuries have made in our offense, and, even, our defense (news flash: when our offense struggles, our undersized defense tires and also struggles).

The picks:

Miami at Detroit
Can someone please, for the love of all that is Holy, tell me why the NFL insists on keeping Detroit as one of the Thanksgiving stalwarts? When was the last time that a Detroit game was meaningful? The Barry Sanders era? Facing them are the suddenly potent Miami Dolphins, winners of three straight. Make that four straight.
Scientific Pick: Miami

Tampa Bay at Dallas
If you believe that I am picking Dallas to lose after they just beat Indianapolis, well, you have several screws loose. Dallas, unfortunately, is playing like the second best team in the NFC right now (if not the best), and will make for yet another boring Thanksgiving Day game. I might actually have to talk with people instead of watching football this year.
Scientific Pick: Dallas

Denver at Kansas City
Won't be watching this one, as the grandparents don't have NFL Network, like the majority of individuals in the United States. This is too bad, as it is the only interesting game on tomorrow. My point. Until Denver can show me any consistency on offense..... at all...... I have to go with Kansas City, with a healthy Trent Green with one game already under his belt (against a pretty darn good Oakland defense, by the way).
Scientific Pick: Kansas City

posted by colin_hesse @ 10:35 AM  1 comments


At 8:51 AM, Blogger nach said...

Science is three for three so far this week...


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