Rolfe Picks NFL And Oranges In The Jacksonville Sun
Rolfe Picks NFL And Oranges
In The Jacksonville Sun
"If leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see."
--Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Freebird"
ROLFE is sending this week's report while on the road from Jacksonville, birthplace of Lynyrd Skynyrd (I never knew they were from here. I mean, if you had to guess where they were from, you would've picked the same state I did, right? (South Dakota?). Jax is also the home of the NFL's Jaguars, the latest team to put a whooping on the New York Football Jets. Next week, I'll have a more detailed report from "Florida's First Coast," as this city likes to call itself. For now, here's the games-
Giants (PK) over COWBOYS-Both teams seem to be following a win one, lose one pattern. Well, the G-men lost last week while the Boys won.
JETS (+3) over Chiefs-The Chad Pennington Era officially begins this week.
DOLPHINS (-3) over Patriots-Patsies lost a tough one in San Diego last week, and now have to travel across the country to Miami.
SAINTS (-3) over Steelers- Will former XFL MVP Tommy Maddox start for Pitt, or will Cryin' Kordell get the nod? It just doesn't matter...
Redskins (+5.5) over TITANS-Tennessee is the worst 1-3 team in the league right now not named the Jets.
Buccaneers (-1.5) over FALCONS-Tampa Bay is the best NFC team right now not named the Philadelphia Eagles.
Raiders (-3) over BILLS-Oakland is the best team in football's best division.
PANTHERS (-3.5) over Cards-The Pan-Pans at 4-1 after this week? Scary, but true.
COLTS (-13.5) over Bengals-How can the once proud franchise that brought us Bruce Coslet, bright orange uniforms and the Ickey Shuffle become the league's laughingstock?
BRONCOS (-5) over Chargers-Bolts will suffer an inevitable let-down after last week's big W over pretty boy Tom Brady and crew.
49ers (-7) over Rams-Is anything more fun than rooting against self-proclaimed genius Mike Martz and his sputtering offense? Well, besides watching that new Jack Tripper/Peggy Bundy show on ABC.
Eagles (-3) over JAGUARS-Fun fact- no team that has beaten the Jets this year has covered their next game. That's obviously from the way Gang Green lets the oppostion tire itself out, scoring all those TD's and making all those tackles.
Ravens (+7.5) over BROWNS-Ray Lewis and the Baltimore D were sharp on Monday Night. Look for them to at least keep it close this week on Sunday. Also look for Rolfe to be watching the Sopranos while this is on, only flipping the remote whenever Janice Soprano has another bedroom scene. Yuck... I will never be able to look at Joe Pantoliano the same way again after last week.
Packers (+1.5) over BEARS-As ESPN.com's SportsGuy writes, "Never bet against Brett Favre."
(Home Team in CAPS)
Sorry this week's game capsules are so short, but it was all I could fit on the back of the "Life's A Beach" postcard I picked up in the hotel giftshop. See you next week.
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BEST BET RECORD: 1-3
LAST WEEK: 7-7