The dream is over.
After exploding onto the football prognostication stage by correctly predicting his first two games (and nearly nailing the score of the second exactly), BlogDog got the cold water of reality splashed into his face last week.
(For those of you just discovering this blog, my dog, Norm, is predicting the outcome of games this year because I am not allowed to as a beat writer).
BlogDog predicted a TCU victory over Air Force by about two touchdowns. And in the fourth quarter, all looked good as the Horned Frogs led, 17-3. But Air Force’s comeback destroyed the BlogDog’s hopes of a perfect year.
This is good in one respect: I had told the BlogWife that if Norm got to 5-0, we would need to start ignoring him around the house the same way baseball players stay away from a pitcher who has a no-hitter going. The BlogWife told me that if I ignored Norm, she would ignore me.
Shows you where I stand in the BlogHouse.
BlogWife also gets mad when I leave glasses of beer on the floor while watching TV. Because when I leave the room, even momentarily, Norm, invariably, attacks them.
I thought his thirst for the frosty brew would make him pick against those sobriety-loving Provo dwellers this week. But Norm is going with BYU to snap its two-game losing streak by breaking the Falcons’ three-game winning streak.
Quick refresher on how Norm makes his picks: I put a mini-replica Air Force helmet and the mini-replica helmet of the opponent the Falcons are facing that week in front of Norm. Whichever one Norm goes to first (best three out of five times) is the one he thinks is going to win.
If Norm picks the same helmet three times in a row, he’s thinking blowout. If he chooses one team three times and the other team once, he’s thinking the game will be decided by about seven to 10 points. If he chooses one team three times and the other one twice, he’s predicting a close game.
This week Norm went BYU first, then Air Force, then BYU twice in a row.
There is no truth to the rumor that I doused the BYU helmet with Corona.
Norm’s Pick: BYU 34, Air Force 24
Norm’s Record: 2-1