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Mike’s Week 2 Picks

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Because most of the things we do here at The Hour of Power are essentially a cheap knockoff of Bill Simmons’ Grantland, we thought we’d stick with the status quo and copy the Sports Guy’s weekly picks column, if for nothing else than to add easy content to the site (as you can tell, we’re not that creative).

(Home team in CAPS)

PACKERS over Bears

Green Bay’s defense may be a little under par at the moment, and the Bears finally have a weapon to exploit the Packers’ weak secondary (i.e. Brandon Marshall), but trusting Jay Cutler to not get sacked enough or minimize his mistakes enough to keep up with the Packers offense is a dicey proposition. And I’m pretty sure Chicago hasn’t won in Green Bay since Brett Favre was in diapers (or was it Depends?).  Read more…

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Hour of Power’s ESPN Pigskin Pick’em

September 5, 2012 Leave a comment

As is our usual ritual, the Hour of Power will be competing in ESPN.com’s Pigskin Pick’em again this year. The difference: we’re opening it up to our (…four…) followers. Sorry, there are no prizes, just pride or shame. Compete at your own risk. The password is (here’s a shocker) “Beer”. Feel free to tell your friends!

Mike’s AFC Preview

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

While Matthew is off trying to determine the outcome of the NFC this year, I’ve decided to try my hand at giving our readers a preview at what should happen in the AFC this year. Matthew decided he needed to enter his ReBUTTals because he falsely thinks he’s smarter than me. As this is a pretty straight forward premise, there’s no need for any further introduction. Let’s begin…

AFC WEST

Division Winner- New England Patriots. It really causes a deep sense of self-hatred to do this, but unfortunately, there’s no other way around it. As we’ll discuss in the following paragraphs, nobody is going to be able to compete with Tom Brady’s high-powered offense, even if they have a historically awful defense (much like last year, when they reached the Super Bowl). Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have revolutionized the tight end position and Tom Brady is the victor for their spoils. Record: 11-5 Read more…

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