Wow, it feels good to be typing these out again.
Like last year, I will be competing with my friend Asif, who is now a first year student at Columbia Law School.
Football’s finally here, you guys:
Asif: AWWW YEEEAAHH FOOTBAW! Let me just say that I am SUPER pumped to watch the Defending Champion New York Football Giants kick the piss out of some team from Texas that hasn’t been relevant in nearly 20 years.
The Giants look like the clear-cut favorite in the NFC East. The emergence of Jason Pierre-Paul to go with a finally satisfied Osi Umenyiora and a healthy Justin Tuck means the pass rush should be ferocious enough to mask a deceptively thin secondary, which was devastated by yet another Terrell Thomas knee injury. On the other side of the ball, the Giants have perhaps the best receiver tandem in the game in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz and Eli Manning has somehow become one of the best quarterbacks in the league at managing pressure, which should mitigate teh fact that the Giants’ offensive line is dog crap.
The Cowboys can throw the ball and DeMarcus Ware is still a beast. That said, you know that depending on how they match up, Cruz or Nicks will consistently smoke Mike Jenkins — who is awful. Also, the Cowboys O-line is pretty terrible, so you can expect to see Tony Romo getting humped by Giants pass rushers multiple times per drive.
I’d say this line is about right (although if it were December it would likely be set at -9), still gotta go with my guys. Giants cover.