Well since my last update, I actually got a new gig. I will now be writing for the website Suite101.com.
Here is a link to my profile where you can find all my new articles:
There are already a couple new articles up. For the immediate future, I will be posting/writing very little, if at all, on my blog. The reason being Suite101 frowns upon double posting articles so if I write a new piece, I am not allowed to post it to my blog as well. I will still forward the links and updates when it is warranted.
In the meantime, after a rebound with my NFL picks last week, going 3-1, I might as well finish the job with some conference title selections.
The Green Bay Packers (-3) are the pick to win the NFC. They are a more talented team than the Bears, are playing at a higher level than the Bears, and have the best quarterback going right now. Aaron Rodgers is playing at such a high level that Packer fans have all but forgotten their outrage after Ted Thompson told Favre to move on in favor of Rodgers.
If you could pick one quarterback to play behind center for your franchise for the next decade, is there even a debate it would be Rodgers? Who else is even in that discussion? Phillip Rivers maybe, but he's a distant second.
I also like the Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) to make the Super Bowl out of the AFC. It is really splitting hairs at this point based on how great the Jets looked last week. Both teams have great defenses, good running games, talented wide receivers and trusted coaches. It has to come down to quarterback and I trust Ben Roethlisberger more than Mark Sanchez. It is as simple as that.
Of course if I'm wrong and the Jets win, I can always pull a Tom Jackson and say I was trying to inspire my Jets fans friends to root harder for the victory. Yeah, let's go with that to hedge my bets.
By the way, how great are these four teams from an NFL ratings, football history standpoint? All four are storied franchises with large fan bases and lots of history. MLB is so jealous right now of how lucky these other sports are getting after this final four and the NBA's routine Celtics - Lakers match-up. Bud Selig is crossing his fingers for a Red Sox v. Phillies or Yankees v. Cubs clash in 2011.