Sunday, January 20, 2013

A couple unconvincing predictions for the AFC title game

Dan Shaughnessy and Terry Francona have written a book together, and it's coming out on Tuesday.  But this post is actually about football.  The book's publishing company has an office in the building above my bar, and because of that Shaughnessy has become a frequent guest.  Sometimes I chat with him about sports and such when he's not with people or on the phone.  Last week he wrote a story saying that the Houston Texans were terrible and the Patriots would destroy them. Texans running back Arian Foster turned it into a really big deal by posting some quotes from the article as his twitter profile picture.

So on Friday when I saw Dan I asked him if he'd written anything this week about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.  He laughed and said "I'm not going there again."  Before he left he asked me who I thought would win tonight.  I said I liked New England, but was a little scared by how well Baltimore has been playing since Ray Lewis announced his retirement.  Shaughnessy told me he thought the Ravens were a lot better than the Texans, but that he still liked the Pats in a close game.  Then he said something along the lines of "but I'm usually wrong about these things."  So there you have it, two fairly vague predictions for tonight.


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