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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    I’m going to do this without referencing anything. Here goes…

    1. San Francisco 49ers
    2. Pittsburg Steelers
    3. San Francisco 49ers
    4. Aaron Rogers
    5. Tampa Bay (incumbent, I think)
    6. Mike Shanahan. They won’t call it that, though… does that count?
    7. Whoever starts the season for the Jets
    8. Jerry Hughes

    The one word or phrase that will best describe the 2012-13 NFL season will be “takeaway defense”.Report

  2. Avatar carr1on says:

    I suck at these, so here goes:

    1. NY Giants
    2. Pittsburg Steelers
    3. Pittsburg Steelers
    4. Aaron Rogers
    5. Arizona Cardinals
    6. Norv Turner
    7. Kevin Kolb
    8. As a Dallas-ite, I’d usually pick someone from the Cowboys for this distinction: Dez Bryant

    Bonus: The one word or phrase that will best describe the 2012-13 NFL season will be “poor officiating”.Report

  3. Avatar MikeSchilling says:

    1. Green Bay.
    2. Patriots
    3. Patriots
    4. Aaron Rogers
    5. Raiders
    6. Dennis Allen
    7. Mark Sanchez
    8. Pacman Jones (Do I get partial credit if it’s a different Bengal?)Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    1. Green Bay Packers
    2. Houston Texans
    3. Green Bay Packers (come on, who did you think I would pick?)
    4. Tom Brady
    5. Seattle Seahawks
    6. Leslie Frazier
    7. Ryan Tannehill
    8. Brian Orakpo*

    The phrase that will define this NFL season will be “special teams.”

    * Preseason going on right now and ESPN’s jurisprudence desk is already on 24/7 alert. But I’m assuming that we’ll count arrests in the regular season.Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    We could also set up a fantasy league. Just sayin’.Report

  6. 1. Green Bay
    2. New England (HA! Take that jinx, Mr. Bundchen!)
    3. New England (And you too, Belichick!)
    4. Aaron Rodgers
    5. Dallas Romos
    6. Ken Whisenhunt
    7. If he starts the season, Matt Moore will be first out, but if Ryan Tannehill wins the starting job in Miami before the season, then Kevin Kolb. If neither starts the season, then whoever wins the starting job in Seattle.
    8.Marshawn Lynch

    Tiebreaker: “Lawsuits.”Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Question about clarification:

    So if Manning gets injured in the first game of the season and replaced by not-Tebow for the rest of the season, that doesn’t count?Report

  8. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Okay, got mine.

    1. Giants
    2. Patriots
    3. Patriots
    4. The Green Bay guy. Rogers.
    5. I was torn here. Half of me wanted to say “Cutler” and the other half wanted to say “Osweiler after Manning gets injured and removed from the first game.” So let’s go with Cutler because Manning might not get injured, while Cutler will, in fact, throw that many interceptions (friggin’ crybaby).
    6. Turner. (Finally.)
    7. I want to say “Kansas City” (hey Fish! Wassup!) but their backup QB is even worse. So let’s go with Jacksonville (shoulda grabbed Tebow!)
    8. Let’s go with “Oakland”. It’ll be one of those multiple arrest things where a running back, wide receiver, and someone from special teams are all arrested at the same time.Report

  9. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    By the way, the man’s name is spelled “Rodgers.” With a “d”. He wears #12, and a Super Bowl ring.Report

  10. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    1. San Francisco
    2. Pittsburgh
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Payton Manning
    5. Seattle
    6. Seattle’s coach
    7. Seattle’s QB
    8. Ultra-suckyReport

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

      $5 sez San Francisco beats Pittsburg in the Superbowl if they both get there. Straight up.Report

      • Avatar Miss Mary says:

        I have to be honest and say I have no idea how to respond to that, Patrick. I had to consult with a friend to participate and have no confidence in my ability to answer these questions correctly. I will defend my answers to the end though because it seems like something a sports fan would do even if they know they are wrong. Go Steelers!Report

        • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

          > I will defend my answers to the end though
          > because it seems like something a sports
          > fan would do even if they know they are wrong.

          And you started off by saying you had no idea how to respond to that. This was perfect!Report

    • Avatar Miss Mary says:

      My answers got messed up. 8 should be Payton Manning and Ultra-sucky is the answer to the bonus question. I’ve been assured that wild guesses are equally awesome as completely plausible answers.Report

  11. Avatar Plinko says:

    Late to the party but here we go:

    1. San Fransisco 49ers (I was going to vote Philly for the long shot at 10 points but they made the playoffs in 2010, natch)
    2. Baltimore Ravens
    3. Baltimore Ravens
    4. Tom Brady
    5. Arizona Cardinals
    6. Rex Ryan
    7. Kevin Kolb
    8. Cedric BensonReport

  12. Avatar Fish says:

    NFC Champion: Chicago Bears
    AFC Champion: Kansas City Chiefs. Ha ha! No, really: Baltimore Ravens
    Super Bowl Winner: Baltimore Ravens
    QB w/ most total yards: Aaron Rodgers
    Team w/ most turnovers: Minnesota Vikings
    First Coach Fired: Rex Ryan
    First Benched QB: Mark Sanchez
    First player arrested: DeAngelo Hall

    One word or phrase to describe the season: Bad officiatingReport

  13. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I think we have a “winner” for category #8: Michael Turner. No one picked him, as far as I can tell.Report

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