It’s pro football season starting tonight (special section inside), and predictions are everywhere about the NFL, by far the most unpredictable pro sports league.
Only a few things are certain: Cleveland will be terrible, every TV analyst will insist “you have to take care of the football,” and most of the prognosticators will do about as well as a monkey throwing a dart would do.
Not to be outdone, we’ll gaze into our own crystal ball for some predictions:
Seahawks record: 9-7.
Number of weeks until Mike Holmgren looks like he’s going to explode on the sideline: 3.
Super Bowl winner: San Diego.
Injury of the year: We’ll go with dislocated shoulder blade, following last year’s surprise winner, ruptured spleen, and 2005’s “sports hernia.” That one was never fully explained. All we know is that it made Donovan McNabb walk funny.
Apple trotted out its new iPods, which are so thin and light they’re the Kate Moss of the MP3 player world.
Meanwhile, the Zune — the John Goodman of MP3 players — also made news. Microsoft cut its price by $50. The move nearly sent a hint of a ripple through the electronics world.