In the fall my favorite thing to cover is evening football, and my first night game is on Saturday as the Dakota College at Bottineau home opener.
This past week I previewed that college opener and also put by third installment of T.O's Fantasy Minute out. It was on wide receivers. Which means it's time to check out how I did with wide receiver rankings from last season:
2012 prediction No. 1: Calvin Johnson. Actual finish for Johnson: First.
Not hard to predict this one.
2012 prediction No. 2: Larry Fitzgerald Actual finish for Fitzgerald: 42.
Wow. I sure got that wrong. Fitzgerald was a bust. However, I think he's in for a resurgence in 2013.
2012 prediction No. 3: Roddy White. Actual finish for White: 10.
I can't believe that I was naive enough to believe that White wouldn't decline with a healthy Julio Jones opposite him.
2012 prediction No. 4: A.J Green. Actual finish for Green: Fourth.
Spot on for me here.
2012 prediction No. 5: Julio Jones. Actual finish for Jones: Nine.
Not too bad, but I thought that the Falcons were going to pass to the wideouts more last year and to Tony Gonzalez less, but I was wrong.
2012 prediction No. 6: Greg Jennings. Actual finish for Jennings: 75.
He got injured, but a decline should have been seen by me.
2012 prediction No. 7: Brandon Marshall. Actual finish for Marshall: Second.
I did not expect Marshall to explode as much as he did, but he and Cutler reunited even better than I thought they would.
2012 prediction No. 8: Victor Cruz. Actual finish for Cruz: 13.
Cruz slipped a bit last year, but I wasn't too far off.
2012 prediction No. 9: Wes Welker. Actual finish for Welker: 12.
Welker didn't do as well I as I had expected, but only three spots off isn't terrible.
2012 prediction No. 10: Marques Colston. Actual finish for Colston: 11.
Another strong prediction by me.
Overall not too bad. While I didn't do very well with the top five predictions, I did do pretty well with 6-10. I had two exactly right and five within five spots.
Anyway I have a few pictures of racing and football practice to share:
|Lance Schill glides around turn one and kicks up a bunch of mud in the process during hot laps last Sunday at Thunder Mountain Speedway north of Bottineau.|
|Near to far: Jarett Lovcik, Zach Dockter, Grant Hall and Pat Smith ride around turn one.|
|Shawn Nostdahl (right) chases down Ray Smith (left).|
|Frank Smith loses his rear bumper after a collision.|
|Chris Romfo spins out on turn four and slides into the infield.|
|Cody Smith's car expels some nasty blue smoke as he heads out of turn four.|
|Coach Dano Fagerlund fires a pass to a Jacks receiver last Thursday at practice.|
|Dylan Arntzen forces one of his teammates to fumble during a hit drill.|