Thursday, January 22, 2009

Put a little wrinkle in the wave

Gary Mihoces for the USAToday:

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu says it's the players who decide who win games, not the gaming gurus.

"You guys don’t really know what you’re talking about when you predict victories and losses anyway," Polamalu said. "The last Super Bowl being one, obviously. Them (the Cardinals) even making it there being another one. Us even in making it there being another one. So it just shows how much you guys know.”

But sports reporters don't set the spread. It's oddsmakers such as Sheridan.

No matter, said Polamalu.

"Yeah, but you guys ride that," he said. "They put the little wrinkle in the wave, and you guys ride that wave."

Yeah, sucks when you try to ride a wave that does not have a little wrinkle. Right?

I wish I understood what Polamalu was talking about. Is it a concussion thing or a Hawaiian warrior thing?

In other news, the Pirates are talking about this and that. They will play their first regular-season game in St. Louis at 4pm on April 6th.