2002-10-19 / Sports

Rolfe Will Not Make Excuses With Week 7

"And I wonder, Still I wonder; Who'll stop the rain?"
By Rolfe
Rolfe Will Not Make Excuses With Week 7 Picks By Rolfe

Rolfe Will Not Make Excuses With Week 7 Picks
By Rolfe

"And I wonder, Still I wonder; Who'll stop the rain?"  -- Creedence Clearwater Revival

  After an impressive 9-5-1 record two weeks ago, Rolfe slouched back to mediocrity, going 6-8 in Week 6 action. If I was one to make excuses, I'd mention that I lost one game by 1 point, one by half a point, and another by only 2 points. But I'm not one to make excuses, even though I was feeling sick last week, and my writer's cramp was acting up. Anyway, here's Week 7's action....

Vikings (+3) over JETS- The Jets' defense has had problems covering and tackling all season. That's not good, because those qualities are pretty much the two most important parts of playing D.  Culpepper, Moss and Bennett get the nod over Chad, Coles and Martin.

Broncos (-2.5) over CHIEFS- Both teams are coming off last minute losses. Look for the Orange to rebound big against the Sunshine Band's porous D.

DOLPHINS (-4) over Bills- Perfect let-down opportunity here, especially with rusty Ray Lucas taking over at QB for the Mammals. But the home field advantage is too much for even Super Drew Bledsoe and the Soldiers to overcome.

Buccaneers (+3.5) over EAGLES- Rematch of last season's playoff game, where Philly drubbed Tony Dungy's Bucs 31-9. Big difference this time, as temperature will be over 32 degrees, and Gruden's Gulf Coast offense is firing on all cylinders.

49ers (+2.5) over SAINTS- Terrell Owens' autograph signing tour continues in the Superdome.

Seahawks (+5.5) over RAMS- Self-proclaimed genius Mike Martz pulled off the shocker last week, but the reality is that they are a banged up, 1-5 team.

FALCONS (NL) Panthers- There was no line on this game at press time, due to the questionable status of Michael Vick. No matter who is QB, take Hotlanta to continue their success vs. the Pan Pans.

RAVENS (NL) Jaguars- Again, there was no line posted yet on this game, due to Brunell's concussion. Either way, the Baltimore D is carrying this team, and should be able to do so here.

Bears (-3) over LIONS- It's still early, but Chicago needs this to stay in the thick of the wild card race.

RAIDERS (-7) over Chargers- The Silver and Black can not be happy after losing to the Ramsies last week. Bolts will bear the brunt of the anger.

Texans (+9) over BROWNS- Cleveland never blows away teams, and Texans have been keeping games close this year. Look for this one to play out that way.

PACKERS (-7.5) over Redskins- Skins nut Fireman Whalehead has asked me to stop picking his team. No problem this week- the Pack should romp over Stevie Ball Coach's unimpressive defense.

Cowboys (+3.5) over CARDINALS- After Week 1's embarrassment, Boys have been surprisingly tough. The Cardinals still have Jake Plummer at QB.

Colts (+5) over STEELERS- Pitt is 0-2 in prime time so far this season; EJ and the gang will make it 0-3.

(Home Team in CAPS)

***OTHER NEWS- Rolfe is rooting for the Angels over the Giants in the World Series. He is also rooting for those horrendous sticks that the fans in California keep banging to be used only to beat the Rally Monkey to a pulp, and never appear again..... Quality tip picked up in the new New Irish Circle while watching football and Belmont on Sunday: "Never bet on a gray horse, or a white boxer"......

Speaking of the Circle, not only do they have all those TVs with every NFL game and the OTB wagering available, but they also have the prettiest waitresses in town (It is unbelievable how much of a suck-up I am)..... The NHL is now offering actual game worn jerseys for sale, ranging anywhere in price from $275 to $1000. This Christmas, what kid doesn't want a sweaty, smelly jersey straight from the back of a toothless Canadian?? I've already pre-ordered my Tarnstrom....

From the state that gave us the President who didn't know what the meaning of "is" was: One of the most popular foods at this year's Arkansas state fair- deep fried Twinkies. That is possibly the grossest thing I have ever heard.... Can you imagine the media reaction that the pre- 9/11 Rudy would have gotten if he pulled some of Bloomy's recent stunts- skipping the Columbus Day parade to hang out with Uncle Junior and Dr. Melfi; the crackdown on smoking; shutting down animal shelters; etc. What's next? Ticketing surfers or beachgoers who leave their towel unattended??.... Angels over Giants in 6.

BEST BET- Bears

LAST WEEK'S RECORD- 6-8

OVERALL RECORD- 41-45-2

E-Mails: RockawayRolfe@yahoo.com


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