Woke up this morning to find that the math police -- I think one of them was my fifth-grade teacher Mr. Foxworthy -- had bombarded my e-mail in an effort to inform me that the balance on my NFL predictions in this morning's paper was off by a lot.
It's not the first time the balance on something in my life has been off, but it is proof of why I'm not an accountant and how I got into such deep debt.
I do like to get things right, however, and one of my readers asked me to correct my calculations to make the wins and losses equal. So after some painstaking addition and subtraction, I have done just that.
Remember, though, these picks still are no more valuable than a $3 bill.
NFC EAST: Dallas (8-8), N.Y. Giants (8-8), Eagles (8-8), Washington (8-8).
NFC NORTH: Green Bay (8-8), Minnesota (8-8), Chicago (8-8), Detroit (8-8).
NFC SOUTH: New Orleans (8-8), Carolina (8-8), Tampa Bay (8-8), Atlanta (8-8).
NFC WEST: Seattle (8-8), Arizona (8-8), St. Louis (8-8), San Francisco (8-8).
AFC EAST: New England (8-8), N.Y. Jets (8-8), Buffalo (8-8), Miami (8-8).
AFC NORTH: Pittsburgh (8-8), Cincinnati (8-8), Cleveland (8-8), Baltimore (8-8).
AFC SOUTH: Houston (8-8), Indianapolis (8-8), Jacksonville (8-8), Tennessee (8-8).
AFC WEST: San Diego (8-8), Denver (8-8), Kansas City (8-8), Oakland (8-8).
NFC WILD CARDS: Giants and Eagles.
AFC WILD CARDS: Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
NFC CHAMPION: Green Bay.
AFC CHAMPION: San Diego.
SUPER BOWL CHAMPION: San Diego.
Yes, it's going to be a difficult year for the NFL tiebreaker committee, but former commissioner Paul Tagliabue is thrilled that the NFL has achieved his goal of complete parity.
AND TODAY'S PICK: Eagles 24, Rams 13