Predicting a Few Champions Just for Fun …

Josh Wright —  14 November 2006

Tyler picks the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA title this year. No time like the present to get on the record with a few of my own.

1. NFL: Bears v. Chargers in the Superbowl. I’m going to go out on a limb (and against Tradesports) and pick San Diego over the Colts in the AFC … and to win the whole thing.

2. NBA: The Spurs look good in the West. I’m going to predict a Spurs v. Heat final and stick with my pick from a year ago: Heat in 6. Given Wade’s performance in the playoffs last year, I refuse to pick against him in a playoff series until they lose one again. My own version of the Jordan (Ok, Jordan-like) rules.

3. NCAA Basketball: Ok, its November … but Joe Lunardi has already got his picks up at ESPN, and I’m going to GMU’s home opener against Wichita State Saturday, so it is officially basketball season. There is good news and bad news for me in Lunardi’s picks. He’s got UCLA as a one seed, but also has Hofstra avenging its exclusion from the Tourney in GMU’s favor and taking the only spot from the CAA. Nonetheless, I’m sticking with the Patriots making a return trip to the dance (sorry Matt!), but I’m going to pick a relatively conservative Final Four: UNC, UCLA, Florida and Pittsburgh. The winner? UNC … but I’ll be sitting in the UCLA section. Go Bruins.

3 responses to Predicting a Few Champions Just for Fun …

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    Sorry, no can do Darian. Too much time in Westwood to pick the Cats over my Bruins! Although, it should be a fun battle between the two at the top of the Pac 10 this year. U of A has plenty of talent and all the tools to make a deep run in the tourney. I’m just hoping not deeper than UCLA.

  2. 

    No love for my Arizona Wildcats??? Although the early loss to Virginia does worry me…

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    […] My prediction that the Chargers would win it all last month is not looking so bad after the clinic the Bolts put on the Broncos yesterday to clinch the division. Of course, the big news in the game is that Ladainian Tomlinson broke the all-time single season TD record. For those who didn’t see the game, there was something that LT did that caught my eye right after he scored his record-breaking TD.  Immediately, LT motioned to his entire offensive line (and the rest of his teammates) to join him in the celebration, which they did, hoisting him up in the air in jubilation.  Whatever one thinks about the modern day NFL where players can devote significant time to dreaming up post-TD celebrations but can’t stay awake in team meetings or throw teammates under the bus in the media, for my dime nothing beats LT’s traditional celebration of giving the ball to the official without fanfare (a la Barry Sanders), high-fiving a few teammates, going back to the sideline, and acting like he’s been there before. In any event, most of the highlight shows are not likely to show LT’s team-based celebration of this honor, but his post-game comments capture exactly why Tomlinson may be the best the NFL has to offer in more ways than one: “Once I got over the pylon, my initial thought process was to bring every guy on the offensive unit over to share that moment. When we’re old and can’t play this game anymore, them are the moments we are going to remember, that we’ll be able to tell our kids, tell our grandchildren. We can talk about something special that we did. We made history today. There’s no better feeling than to share it with the group of guys that’s in that locker room.” […]