Last year I picked SO much better than most of the "experts" over at ESPN. So this year I'm broadcasting that as a substantive fact, rather than something I randomly boast and have no way of really proving.
I went 8-8 this week, recovering nicely by picking both Monday night games. That makes me better than Allen and Mortensen, and tied with Schlereth. Were I at ESPN I would be tied for 6th out of 9. That's ok though, I started slow last year and really picked up some steam later on. And at least I've got two games on Bill Simmons, who is sitting at 6-10. But it's still way too early to decide anything, other than Minnesota and Baltimore will be ending up in Super Bowl XLI.