Quote of the day
"We're not used to 14-9 victories, but we're used to winning. So we like the W." -- New Orleans QB Drew Brees
One NFL game is in the books. 266 to go. If you had only watched the opening drive by the Saints, you’d have expected a shootout – or at least a blowout. But neither developed – in part helped by two missed FGs by Saints kicker Garrett Hartley, who was at or near the top of many preseason cheat sheets for kickers. Go figure.
In baseball, the National League looks to be the place where most of the September drama will take place. Last night, the Giants and Padres started an important head-to-head 4-game series with a Giants win, narrowing San Diego’s lead to 1 game in the NL West. On the other coast, Philly and Atlanta appear to be heading toward a showdown as well, with only one game separating the two teams, and six head-to-head games still on the schedule – including the final three of the season.
Football Pickoff picked up a fair number of registrations late yesterday, but even though last night’s game is now locked out, it’s not too late to register and get started. With a starting score of zero, you’ll already be ahead of 53 slates that now have either -28 or -56 points. Registration is free, and you can submit up two three different entries. Have at it!