Do you know why?
It’s because I am picking Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win. Are you confused? Well so am I.
Let me explain it to you another way. I am predicting the Giants to win the Super Bowl because I am picking the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. Still confused? Yeah, so am I.
Here is what’s going on. I am finishing up a terrible season in picking winners in football. I swear I’ve gotten every game wrong during the playoffs. Well I did pick the New Orleans Saints to beat the Lions. So I got one right. I finished last for the first time on the Valenti and Foster Show on picking winners in the NFL and college. I dragged on my NFL picks after replacing former Detroit News sports writer Tim Twentyman who left the paper to work for the Detroit Lions website.
I called a female friend to pick my games one week hoping the female touch sparks me. That did not work.
Stuff happens. Games are unpredictable. These things go in cycles.
I explained this to Pistons coach Lawrence Frank as we left the Palace Saturday night. He wants the Giants to win because he is a Jersey guy. He had a puzzled look on his face, finally got it and smiled.
“Good.” he said laughing.
Some years I can do no wrong. My percentage is so high I half way think of moving to Vegas and cleaning up. There is no secret formula. It just happens. It is the same this season. There is no secret formula to being bad. It just happened.
This is a curious game any way. The Giants are favored underdogs. They are 2 1/2 point underdogs but 65 percent of betters are betting on them. I don’t know why they are not favored to win. It’s probably because Vegas knows something we don’t know, which is often the case.
So do you want to clean house and buy a new house? Then bet the house on the Giants because I am telling you the Patriots are going to win.