Hey Yankees fans. We are hoping — and planning — for a pretty cool interview for Thursday’s “Hot Stove.” I’ll let you know Wednesday if it’s a done deal.
As for today’s games, here are my “This Week in Football” picks. I actually pity the Colts. They have no chance. If you believe NY media and talk radio, the Jets will savage Peyton and Co. What?!?
It’s been an unbelievable week in these parts. No one is picking the Colts. It’s like THEY’RE the road team, the fifth seed and the team with the rookie QB. And the local media — and NY writers love to fancy themselves a tough, cynical gang — are nearly unanimous in picking the J-E-T-S.
On WFAN, Rodney Harrison picked the Colts. In Neil Best’s column, Ron Jaworski did, too — in a squeaker. And I think we all know where Mike’d Up stands on the issue. That’s it. Everyone else, including Gary Myers, picked the Jets. I’ll join the minority. I’m picking the Colts today. Simply because I think they’re better. Especially at home. With Peyton. And Wayne. And Clark. And Freeney and Mathis. And an underrated LB named Gary Brackett.
As for the second game, I like both teams but will go with the Vikings. But I will admit, a Jets-Vikings Super Bowl would be epic, with Brett Favre right in the middle of it all. There’d be something to be said for that. Actually, a lot — an awful lot — to be said.