I have to tell you I am all pins and needles waiting for the NFC title game later today!
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Now I would think that it would be impossible to get my mind off football today but amazingly something did grab my attention and it wasn't even a Lil Kim video!:
Paul Krugman for the FED
The Baseline Scenario offers up the single dumbest idea I have seen since I started blogging. I am speechless.
In a way if this ever happened it would make investing very simple. Krugman is a political hack and the biggest wanna be Keynesian money printer of all time. Should Krugman ever sit at the FED head you should immediately:
-Buy all the gold and silver you can
-Stock up on canned goods and toilet paper (thanks Mark!)
-Have a fireplace set up to burn any paper money you have, soon that's all it will be good for
I am kidding here, but only a little bit!
Conference Title Games
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
The irony of this game is amazing as it was the Colts that layed down and allowed the Jets to get a needed win to earn the wild card spot. Should the Colts lose today they are going to feel sick for a very long time.
I think the game is going to come down to the Jets having to make a decision. The Colts are going to play short ball and keep everything underneath and in front of the Jets. This will result in LONG drives and keep the Jets running game off the field. The Jets will have to decide if they want to try and play a low scoring game according to the Colt game plan, or if they want to press and jump the baby routes being run and try and make something happen.
If the Jets play the Colt game, I think they will lose fairly easily. If they get nasty and really jump the Colts and get very aggressive I think they could have a shot. Key stats to watch:
-How many 5 minute plus drives do the Colts have?
-How many running plays have the Jets had against the smallish Colt defensive line?
Those two questions will decide the game.
Pick: Colts 23, Jets 17
But I really want the Jets to win!
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
These two teams have been on a collision course all year and now it's go time.
Up front, I am in the tank for the Saints. I have loved this team since 1990 and I am no bandwagon jumper. I even went as far as applying to Tulane University senior year in high school to be close to the Superdome (I got in but besides being totally unattainable financially, they did not have a biotechnology centered degree program). Just so you know I am not unbiased here in any way.
The key for the Saints is to make the Vikings either HAVE to pass the ball alot (due to being behind) or WANT to pass the ball alot (due to perceived match up advantage). If the Vikings slow this game down and grind at the Saints with all world running back Adrian Petersen the Saints chances of a win go down big.
In any case I think this game could be one that you will talk about for years, so don't miss it!
Pick: Saints 34, Vikings 28
I will check in later.
Have a good night.