If you want to read about that, you'll either have to wait a week and go to www.ndna.com/bottineaucourant, or buy a paper, because I won't be posting them on here this year.
What I will do is amuse you readers by showing what I predicted last year compared to how they actually finished. We'll start this week with quarterbacks:
2012 prediction No. 1: Aaron Rodgers. Actual finish for Rodgers: Second.
Not bad. I was only one off. Maybe this won't be so embarrassing after all.
2012 prediction No. 2: Drew Brees. Actual finish for Brees: First.
Another solid pick, but the first few weren't too tough.
2012 prediction No. 3: Tom Brady. Actual finish for Brady: Third.
Right on. I'm a lot better than I thought.
2012 prediction No. 4: Cam Newton. Actual finish for Newton: Fourth.
Yes. I should do this for a living.
2012 prediction No. 5: Eli Manning. Actual finish for Eli: 14.
On second thought....
2012 prediction No. 6: Philip Rivers. Actual finish for Rivers: 21.
Wow. This is going downhill fast.
2012 prediction No. 7: Matthew Stafford. Actual finish for Stafford: 10.
Meh. Getting warmer.
2012 prediction No. 8: Matt Schaub Actual finish for Schaub: 18.
I think I took some unnecessary risky picks here. What was I thinking?
2012 prediction No. 9: Peyton Manning. Actual finish for Peyton: Six.
To be fair this isn't all that far off, and who thought Peyton would be that good?
2012 prediction No. 10: Tony Romo. Actual finish for Romo: Eight.
Not terrible, but still not making up for the atrocity of those fifth, sixth and eighth picks.
Anyhow I also have a few pictures from the races last Sunday and the car show last Saturday to share:
|Jamie Smith (No. 29) slides through the first turn last Sunday at Thunder Mountain Speedway.|
|Brian Bellew (right) gets into the bumper of Chris Romfo (left).|
|Racers enter turn three during the feature race last Sunday.|
|A group of folks check out a late Model T at the Crazy Days Car Show.|
|A man inspects this hot rod.|
|More than 100 cars entered the car show and hundreds came to check them out.|
|Highway 43 plays on Saturday afternoon.|