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The joy of NFL opening Sunday

Opening Sunday of the NFL is one of my favorite days of the year — practically a national holiday. There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh slate, which all 32 teams have going in. Who’s going to be this year’s surprise team? Who’s going to be the big flop? Who’s going to dominate and win the Superbowl?

Everyone has hope for their team (and their fantasy team). In the case of the Dallas Cowboys (my personal favorite, being a Dallasite and all), hopes are particularly high. Of course, people around here expect Superbowl wins from the Cowboys every year, so hopes are always high.

The Cowboys are coming off a disappointing season where they, in a word, sucked. Parcells went from a mastermind to a stubborn old coot in the course of a month. Vinny Testaverde made my eyes hurt at quarterback. And the defense was hopeless.

The Cowboys replaced Testaverde with Drew Bledsoe, who has more mobility than a statue on most Sundays, while also adding to their defensive line and defensive backfield.

That brought a good preseason, and I personally expect good things from the Cowboys — next year. This year? I’m saying 8-8. And also for the record, like everyone else, I’m taking New England to win it all.

Sun September 11th, 2005 5:00 pm


  1. Kent said:
    September 12th, 2005 9:11 pm

    8-8??? Come on! Be a homey with me and get radical with a 12-4 prediction. After all, with Glenn, Keyshawn, Clayton, Whitten and now Price, how mobile does Bledsoe have to be?

    Oh, and I’m picking Dallas to take it all, with Cundiff coming back to make the winning field goal in the Super Bowl.

  2. Andrew said:
    September 14th, 2005 9:40 am

    Dude, I’m starting to second guess myself after that good showing in San Diego. I hate to be a bandwagon jumper, but slow down that stagecoach, I’m hopping on!

    I’m going to adjust my 8-8 to an 11-5. I do want to see the defense improve, though. San Diego scored 24 points without their top receiving threat in Gates. He could have changed that game. The last drive netting San Diego no points might have been a touchdown to Gates had he been in.

    Love the Cundiff prediction. But I have to admit, I like the way Cortez went after people on kickoffs (though it’s definitely not good when your kicker makes a tackle on special teams twice in a row). He has a full facemask and tries to actually tackle, as opposed to falling down in front of returners and hoping they trip over their little facebar bar.

  3. ashley said:
    September 14th, 2005 3:41 pm

    colts, all the way, no question, and you better believe i will be watching the games even if i am in new york city.

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