Note: Don't answer that. Please.
Per (Hat tip: Extreme Skins) an ESPN "tackling" session the experts -- Joe Theismann (pronounced Theez-man), Eric Allen, and Merril Hoge -- weigh in on a number of topics ranging from Randy Moss to stiffer penalties for Off-Field skulduggery... and finally they answer "Which is your surprise team for next season?" First, I present you Merril Hoge:
I present you Eric Allen:
Finally, I give you Joe Theezman (Pretty sure Curly R should get credit for reminding me of the proper pronunciation. Emphasis added):
But who am I, the effing Grammar Police? I don't care how he picks, I just care that he picks the Washington Redskins! Certainly a braver move than Eric Allen, and he hedges his bets with Hoge by mentioning those crafty 49ers after the fact. Well played, sir.
I salute Joe Theismann for his Hope-Springs-Eternal attitude that I proudly, shamelessly, and uncritically adopt. Redskins are going to the Superbowl in '07, ya heard it here first. I would predict Universe Champeenshipness for this team even if they won zero games the year before; I just love me some Washington Redskins.
HTTR and have a fun and safe weekend Hogs Haven reader(s). Cheers.
PS: Happy St. Patrick's Day.