At something close to the four minute mark of yesterday's Saints-Lions game, I made a point of taking a walk around the room at Harry's Corner Bar and doing a little premature backslapping. "This game is over," I said repeatedly to several people, "We got this thing. Next week is gonna be fun!"
In the back of my mind I knew that something stupid could happen which would make these statements appear foolish in retrospect. I decided to go ahead and tempt fate anyway because, hey, it'll at least make an amusing story, right?
So ha ha, I guess.
In a somewhat related matter, the Saints open up this week a 1.5 point favorite at home against the Packers. Adjust your expectations according to whatever you think will be the most amusing outcome.