I will start by addressing the fact that the power of the Madden curse is amazing. That thing has been a serious stand-by for predicting either a terrible season or a major injury . Madden must shell out crazy money after the career crushing effect it has on players year after year for guys on the cover. After watching the game last night, Polamalu is lucky he is a freak ant that his body can contort in such ways after that lineman, I mean Alge Crumpler fell on him. Almost any normal person would have been looking at all kinds of knee tears. I also wish the best for Fitzgerald!
More importantly, picks of the week are back and strong this season. I feel like last year I was the foremost expert on the subject, as I should be, so I will continue this season to include my picks as a post every Friday. There will also be a couple twists added to the picks of the week:
- Todd Yoder, Tanner, and my cousin Ryan will be weekly panelists.
- A different player or prominent member of the football media (probably from the Redskins, but hopefully the occasional movie star/singer/radio host.) So anyone super famous reading, just email us your phone number and we will go ahead and give you a call and add your picks.
- My wife will be the final panelist. What's funny about this is that she will probably win the whole thing.