Getting to the pressbox took some extra time today with all the piping outside the stadium. They're piping in the noise from overseas (outsourcing?). ... The Fox morning show did point out that Giants GM Ernie Accorsi complained to the league about the noise at Qwest, suggesting there might be an artificial component. Shocker! ... The point of the picks is to get them right, not go out onto fragile limbs. My percentage was close to 70 last season, which isn't bad. Sometimes the favorites are the teams to pick. ... Memo to "Gandafl": We had the Darnell Dockett fine here Friday. ... Nice to have the people at Fox reading the blog. I see they picked up our note about Seattle winning eight in a row when Mike Carey is the referee.