PIKER PICKS: WEEK 9 RESULTS
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Piker's editor-in-chief finally moved home offices this past weekend, shedding the shabby Palms Palace in Culver City-adjacent for a California Bungalow-ish fixer with amazing potential in the grooviest small town in LA -- Eagle Rock. Thus, the head of the acclaimed Piker staff didn't have a whole lot of time to watch football on Sunday. However, Piker saw enough to conclude that the participants in Super Bowl XXXVII are now shells of their former world-beating selves. Undoubtedly, this has been an incredibly unpredictable, topsy-turvy first half of the 2003 NFL season, but the Pewter & Black losing at home to the schizoid Saints and the Silver & Black getting pounded by the lowly Lions? To quote the great Slim Pickens from Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles -- "What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here? You guys are all dancing around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!" Will the Chiefs lose a game this season? I asked Super Tight End Tony Gonzalez that very same question when I ran into him on the studio lot last week. He replied, "I hope so." Based on that little nugget, I'm sure you're wishing I transcribed the entire interview, but alas, My Girl has been hogging the transcribing device lately and the rest of my dialogue with Tony G will remain a mystery to the perennial perusers of Piker. My gut feeling is the Chiefs will go 15-1 or 14-2 and defeat a battered and bruised NFC winner to be named later in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Sadly, the only shot the Dolphins have of reaching The Big One is if the Piker staff bulked up and replaced the porous group of mammoth mammals Miami has hired to protect their tandem of mediocre quarterbacks.
WON: CHICAGO, DALLAS, HOUSTON, N.Y. GIANTS, CINCINNATI, PHILADELPHIA, NEW ENGLAND
LOST: OAKLAND, MIAMI, TAMPA BAY, PITTSBURGH, ST. LOUIS, MINNESOTA
Week 9 wasn't kind to the Piker peops, as the group posted a 7-6-1 mark. Our season stats now stand at: 62-48-4. Just about halfway to the coveted record of 25 games over .500. Previously, Piker promised to buy a round of drinks for all loyal followers of this frivolous site if the Piker staff hit that magic mark, but now Piker will revise the reward to a free beef supreme Chalupa from Taco Bell. Viva El Piker!