By Michael Rand
We’re thinking of signing off every Friday with some “bold” predictions for weekend events. RandBall is primarily going to be a Monday-Friday venture — when all the folks are browsing the Interwebs … er, cranking out TPS reports — but feel free to check back over the weekend and tell us exactly how miserable our predictions have worked out. Also, this is a good time to mention an idea we’re kicking around: The best commenter from Monday-Thursday gets to create one post for RandBall each Friday, complete with nickname of choice. But it’s crucial, as we learned this week, that it’s all tastefully done. Now, on with the guesswork (Note: None of this should be used for gambling purposes. Or taken all that seriously, for that matter).
Wolves at Milwaukee (Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 45): Allen Iverson remains a 76er all weekend; the Wolves lose a close, high-scoring affair; KG is not pleased.
Wild at Vancouver (Saturday, 9 p.m., FSN): The W’s get back in the W column. Not sure how or why, but it’s one the kids seem to need.
Jets at Vikings (Sunday, noon, CBS): Using double-secret code-cracking from Brooks Bollinger, Minnesota grinds out a 20-13 victory. Brad Johnson is 14 for 22, 157 yards, one TD and one INT.
Non-Vikings NFL Lock of the Week (ooh, that’s a big lock): The Bears feast on the weak. They will defeat Tampa Bay by at least three TDs. Few people seem to truly appreciate how bad the Bucs are this year.
Thanks for playing. See you Monday, and we’ll do this crazy stuff all over again.