A little home-team cheerleading: USA TODAY relaunched the newspaper today -- if you check out the sports section, the historically snoozy "Sportsline" section on the left side of the first page of the sports section has a much more of a "Quickish" vibe. Proud to say I played a small role in that. Meanwhile, USATODAY.com relaunches tomorrow -- give it a look over the weekend. Our college football and NFL coverage throughout the day will help you keep up with all of the big (and fun) storylines.
*The Packers didn't look great, but the Bears looked even worse. (Maybe I'm just bitter about Green Bay because I started both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on my fantasy team.)
*Week 2 Picks: Bills over Chiefs, Bengals over Browns, Colts over Vikings, Panthers over Saints, Texans over Jaguars, Raiders over Dolphins, Pats over Cards, Giants over Bucs, Ravens over Eagles, Redskins over Rams, Cowboys over Seahawks, Jets over Steelers, Chargers over Titans, 49ers over Lions, Falcons over Broncos.
*CFB picks: I'm picking all seeded teams (or higher-ranked teams) to win. I always root for upsets, but just don't see any.
*CFB Game of the Weekend: Florida at Tennessee. It coulda/shoulda/woulda been Alabama at Arkansas, but the Hogs' loss to Louisiana-Monroe last week combined with starting QB Tyler Wilson missing the game means that Alabama is going to obliterate them even more than they would have if Arkansas was unbeaten and at full strength. If there was an upset to watch it's Stanford over USC.
Fun weekend ahead. Enjoy it.