Hey, look at who hurt their ankle playing kickball the other night.
At first, she claimed it was broken. Then fractured. Then possibly badly sprained. Then slightly sprained. Then, when I noted what seemed like her limping off the wrong foot – kinda twisted. Still, she milked it for all she was worth, insisting we piggyback her down to the lunch truck and, when we refused, purposely quickening her pace so that she could arrive at the stairwell before us, forcing us to wait while she made her excruciatingly laborious ascent back upstairs.
Big day in the production offices today. Why? Were we approving the SGU press kits? Screening the season two trailer? Breaking the season finale? Hell, no. We were making our picks for our annual NFL Dark Horse/Reverse Dark Horse office pool. Eight of us took part including Robert Cooper who participated via conference call and there were some very interesting (read: bizarre) selections made.
First, we chose our Dark Horses – a team that finished below .500 last season that will have the best record this season. The pics were as follows:
Joe: Oakland Raiders (Gotta go with my team).
Rob: Chicago Bears (Does he know something about Jay Cutler I don’t?).
Carl: Miami Dolphins (Carl did his research and was quick to pounce).
Lawren: Seattle Seahawks (Lawren seemed very happy, I would almost say smug, about his pick).
Brad: Buffalo Bills (Hmmmmm).
Ashleigh: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (A team she not-so-coincidentally selected as her Reverse Dark Horse pick last year and won).
Ivon: Jacksonville Jaguars (No idea).
Paul: Kansas City Chiefs (Carl insists this was a good pick).
Next, we chose our Reverse Dark Horses – a team that finished better than .500 last season that will have the worst record this season.
Paul: Cincinnati Bengals (He’s had a love-hate relationship with the Bengals for as long as I’ve known him).
Ivon: Atlanta Falcons (Maybe. But I’ll be rooting for them in NFC).
Ashleigh: New York Jets (And she immediately started second-guessing herself).
Brad: Minnesota Vikings (A good pick – especially if Favre is injured, or gets any older).
Lawren: Baltimore Ravens (They may dip below .500, but their defense always keeps them in games).
Carl: Arizona Cardinals (Again, Carl was quick to pounce).
Rob: Houston Texans (“They’ve got Matt Leinart!”Carl reminded him. “I know!”Rob countered).
Joe: Pittsburgh Steelers (Although I had the last pick, I would have chosen them if I’d landed the first).
Best of luck to everyone. And by everyone, I mean me.
On the NCAA football front, by the way, I want to respond to those who claim I’m hedging my bets by showing my support for various teams. In fact, I’m only supporting each of those colleges within their conferences. The Georgia Bulldogs are my team. They have been my team for as far back as about three days ago and will continue to be my team long after the 2010 season has ended. But no longer than the commencement of the 2011 season at which point I may reconsider.
As I’m wont to do on quiet Wednesday afternoons, I was going through everyone else’s office when I happened upon this awesome find in Brad’s corner suite –
Got some terrific notes on my rewrite of The Hunt. I’ll address them tomorrow, put out the revised draft in the afternoon, and then it’ll be smooooooth sailing. Looks like we’ll be casting on Friday: Corporal Reynolds, T.J.’s sister, T.J.’s dad, and Tasia.
And closing out today’s entry with two more terrific fan-made trailers. The first from Shep –
And the second from ppatoc –