Friday, February 4, 2011

The Final FVG Pick...Ever!

Every now and then, my dad sends me fan mail. My guess is he usually solicits it, but for some reason this one -- from an old high school friend -- struck me as genuine:

"Matt's blog is superb - really loved the columns I read....up until the sports parts."

OK, I get it. People aren't digging my handicapping advice. Maybe that's because my win-loss percentage is slightly under 50%, or what would happen if you sat at a roulette table for four hours and kept betting 'EVEN'. And at least that wouldn't require any reading.

So for next season, I'll be retiring my Weekend Picks, and replacing them with something more Football/Girlfriend relevant (not sure what yet). Like any savvy marketer, I have respond to what works and what doesn't.

But it's not next year yet. And since I'm still wavering on who I like for the Super Bowl, I decided to leave the final FVG pick Lindsey:

ME: Who do you like in the Super Bowl? Steelers or Packers?
LINDS: I don't know.
ME: Just say one of the teams.
LINDS: Steelers.
ME: Why?
LINDS: Because the Packers always win.
ME: But the Steelers have won more Super Bowls than any other team.
LINDS: Whatever. Did you use my toothbrush again?

So there you have it, folks: FVG likes the Steelers (+3) vs. the Packers in Super Bowl XLV (Sun, 6:20 ET).


Last Week: 1-1
Season: 48-49-4