I know better than to ignore his entreaties. Visits from his “pals” Sal and Vito are less than fun.
So, Joey called, reminded me that the deadline for his bowl pool was that day. And, admonishing me not to avoid him . . . well . . . his exact words, “I’ll be looking for Uncle Ben Franklin in the mail. Capeche?”
So I run through the bowl game lineup post haste, making various and sundry uninformed selections of winners, straight up for the Mean Nothing Games like GoDaddy.com Bowl. (Okay, the commercials will have me running to the computer for the unexpurgated versions.) And the Bell Helicopter Bowl. Against the spread for the “important” games like UConn vs. Ooooooooooklahoma.
I sent my picks — and bank check — to Joey.
So, you might be inclined to ask, how did I fare on opening day viz a viz the New Mexico Bowl, the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl and New Orleans Bowl?
I scored a Hat Trick. An Ofer.
That’s right, my loyal minions, Seedy K went with UTEP, Fresno State and Ohio U.
The orange-clad Miners were nudged by BYU’s More Mature Mormans, 24-52. Coach Mustache’s Bulldogs fell just a hair short of NIU’s Huskies, 17-40. And Ohio’s Bobcats almost got ‘er done against the Men of Troy (Southern Division), 21-48.
This morning there was a message on my machine. It was Sal.
“Joey sends his fondest regards.”
– Seedy K