I continue to get closer to game time with this. This week, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s because of a writing assignment for my day job, and taking down my Halloween decorations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which takes longer for me than it probably does for most. Regardless, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll try to scale this a little earlier in the week (i.e. not within 12 hours before the games start).
I work for a website devoted to a sport other than football, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always the same routine when I work on Sunday. Everyone sits around and lobbies for the Colts to throw it to Pierre Garcon, or for the Giants to offer goal-line scraps to Brandon Jacobs, or some such.
Some might have been surprised by last MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ratings, when a horrible Jaguars-Titans blowout beat a good Rangers-Yankees playoff game in the ratings, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really not a shock if you think about it. Fantasy leagues and gambling have become the bedrock that forms the foundation for the entire sport of football.