Let's hope the picks are kinder to us in Week 11. My record was 7-9 last week, counting the Denver pick that appeared in the paper but was accidentally left off our previous blog chart. Assuming my wife also would have picked the heavily favored Broncos, that takes our records to 71-40 (me) and 68-43 (her) since we started picking games in Week 3.
This week's games brought a few more tough choices. We disagreed on five and it might have been more had I not changed my initial pick in the Redskins-Bucs game. Other notes: In the end, I just couldn't trust the Bengals on the road (against a good offense) or the Cardinals anyplace. It's tough taking the Lions on the road, but at least Mike Martz has some familiarity with the Cardinals' defense. The Colts-Cowboys game is another fun one.
You'll notice my wife is back with her comments this week. She thinks she's got me on the ropes. Brock Huard was looking out for me, man-to-man, when he warned against wifely competition. He said it's a no-win. I knew what I was up against. During a game of H-O-R-S-E before we were married, my wife was rusty and missing a few shots. Turns out her fingernails had grown out since the last time she'd shot around. They were scraping the ball on her release. So she tucks the ball under her left arm and bites off every one of her nails on her right hand. Instant respect from me. Then she starts hitting everything and takes me to H-O-R-S before I realizes she couldn't shoot from the baseline. Still can't, for the record.