Tuesdays are normally boring days during football season.
Sundays have all the games. Monday has the post game chatters and the juggernaut that is Monday Night Football. Wednesday through Saturday have the hype for the upcoming games is built up with injury talks, key matchups, and predictions. Tuesdays only really have the postgame chatter from MNF, and nothing else. All in all, it’s a pretty pedestrian day for most fans.
But not for me, because Tuesday is the day when I get my official lines for the next Sunday’s games. For the past five or six years my dad and I have used the spreads from the Tuesday edition of the Daily News to pick our top eight games against the spread for the week, ranking them in order from being worth eight points to being worth one point. At the end of the season whomever had more points would win, and be entitled to a delicious pizza dinner as paid for by the loser.
Although my dad and I only pick eight games of our own individual choice, I will give my analysis and predictions for all 14 games on tap for this weekend. I will use the traditional Tuesday Daily News lines that I have used all my life, and I will label my top pick and upset special of the week. Home teams will be in caps.