Experienced sports analyst that I am, my skills at picking winners were nevertheless seriously challenged this past weekend.
I picked New Orleans
over the Eagles because the Saints were wearing all black
uniforms. And they got style points for the gold helmets. One for me.
I took the Bears over the Seahawks
because Chicago's uniforms looked black. And Seattle was wearing white
and blue which is so WEAK. My choice of the Bears had nothing to
do with living in Chicago either. Another one for me.
How the Patriots beat the Chargers
is a mystery to me. The Chargers had everything going for them, from
speed and size to dark, nasty uniforms. There's just no accounting for
talent. Subtract one.
Which brings me to the Colts.
Based on dark or red uniforms winning more often [a statistic I cannot prove]
then Baltimore shoulda done the deed. Didn't happen. Subtract another one.
Next weekend, we've got two teams in the AFC
championship that usually wear white and blue playing against each
other. I'll pick the one that shows up with something darker.
Patriots have a darker blue than Indy in any case, so for now, I'll go with them.
As for the Bears and Saints. Very
dark blue versus black. Hmmm. Bet Chicago shows up with orange
jerseys next week. Orange is almost red. Red beats black. [I wonder
when ESPN is gonna call?]