Week 9 proved to be another humbling experience for the Sultan of Sadness, I mean Sides. A 4-8 tally against the Vegas suits leaves the column at a pedestrian 62-61-6 mark for the season.
After two weeks of dismal results the column finally returned to black. The positive 8-6 mark against the suits in week seven leaves our season tally at 51-49-4.
Ok, Denver Horse fans, I said I would be a believer if the Horses knocked off the Green Bay Packers last Sunday and they did that and then some.
I thought week five was bad. A bumbling 3-10-1 effort in week six drops our total to an utterly average 43-43-4. The two-week stretch is easily the worst run in the column's four year history.
Ouch. After four comfortable weeks of positive results, the column began taking on water. Head shaking moments were easy to find. The Sultan's beloved Seattle Seahawks blew a 24-7 lead in the fourth quarter before falling 27-24 in overtime.
The Sultan has reached the quarter pole of the NFL season with a satisfactory 36-24-2 mark against the spread. Despite a couple of head scratching selections (siding with Houston and Tampa Bay) in week 4, the column emerged with a positive 8-5-1 tally.
Expect the unexpected! That line could definitely be the NFL's marketing slogan. Everybody had the Seahawks, Colts, Ravens, and Eagles starting the year 0-2, right? It's no surprise that the New York Jets are 2-0.
The Sultan of Sides found a bit of a rhythm last week posting an 11-5 mark against the spread. The result improves our record to 28-19-1 through three weeks, an aesthetic 59.5% clip.
The opening week of the NFL season is always a bit of a head scratcher.
The Sultan of Sides returns to you, the loyal Clarion faithful, to provide another year of precise pigskin prognostication. Two years ago we posted a stellar 57% mark against the spread.
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