This is one of those weeks where the Swami would LOVE to churn out 2 columns a day with everything going on in the sports world, but alas, the advent of 36 hour days has not yet come. So he will focus first on the games of this coming weekend. Why are we emphasizing this coming weekend? Because last weekend was a black eye for the Swami and he REALLY would like to forget it. (Kind of like what all of the Missouri fans are thinking! ZING!)
Ok, so this week we will give a visual walk-through of one of the facets of the game that the Swami finds particularly interesting… the uniforms. (Editor’s Note: It is rumored that this became the focus when the Swami looked at the Nebraska uniforms for this weekend and repeatedly banged his head on his desk. According to anonymous sources….)
The Picks (32-9)
The Guru’s Take (1-1)
The Guru Curse is broken! Okay, it does seem more likely that it assumed the Cal-Arizona game was over a minute early, but still – the Guru won! On a Hail Mary! Adulation! Wild cheering! Overstating things! Anyway, in order to test whether the curse is broken for real, the Guru will be picking an SEC East game. No, not UGA-Tennessee. The other one. South Carolina barely beat Vanderbilt, but that was a letdown after the big win over Georgia. Missouri, on the other hand, lost to Indiana. IN-DI-AN-A. So of course the Guru is going to pick Missouri, on the road, to upset South Carolina. The fact is that Matty Mauk is one of the better QBs in the SEC. South Carolina’s secondary and special teams have issues. Missouri is going to exploit them. In a barnburner (first use of “barnburner” in the 2014 season…), the Tigers will take out the Gamecocks. 38-34.
James & the Swamettes (6-3)
Falcons v. Vikings – The elder Swamette spent the picks meeting discussing the merits of one braid vs. two and the princesses that back her up on that point. I said the Vikings enter into that discussion as well. – Falcons 27-21
Patriots v. Chiefs – Monday Night. Arrowhead Stadium. Royals will have just made the playoffs. Parking lot opens at 3. Crowd will be loud. James is definitely taking the home underdog. Chiefs +3 1/2 (Note: there’s nothing crazy or real unique about the Chiefs uniforms, so I thought I would just showcase the best set of uniforms in all of soccer)
Until next time… THE SWAMI!