Here at SCORECARD we have at our fingertips a vast array of sophisticated sources of information: expert analysis, insider scouting reports, early access to breaking news. All of which we marshal each week for one overarching task—making our picks in the neighborhood football pool. Of course, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing (or in our case an unlucky thing) so given our losing ways in matters of prognostication, we turned to other experts. We asked five seers to give us their picks for last week's slate of NFL games: a telephone psychic; a professional sports tout; the four-year-old son of an SI staffer; April, a sea lion at New York's Central Park Zoo; and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The results (correct picks in italics):
"I talk to my spiritual guide."
Cardinals, Ravens, Browns, Lions, Panthers, Giants, Steelers, Chargers, Falcons, Titans, Broncos, Dolphins, Raiders and Cowboys
"I look at insiders at certain organizations and where they're moving their money."
Cardinals, Packers, Bengals, Lions, Panthers, Giants, Chiefs, Patriots, Falcons, Titans, Broncos, Jets, Colts and Cowboys