28 Oct 2005
Many requests for a weekly link to Bill Simmons' NFL picks, so who are we to deny our readership (it helps that Bill likes us again). The main thrust of this week's article suggests that we may have an all-Manning Super Bowl this year, and that Eli Manning has that intangible "winner" quality that his brother lacks. I believe Mike Tanier would refer to this as "swagger." Anyway, the most surprising part of Bill's essay, given his past essays, is the fact that he is even considering the possibility of the Colts going to the Super Bowl.
By the way, if you would like a measure of how much pull Bill has at ESPN.com, note that he is the only columnist on the entire site whose articles are not split into multiple pages.
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In an opening week where even the elite teams in college football looked mortal, the SEC had two big surprises in Texas A&M and Georgia defeating their South Carolinian opponents by big scores.