The NFL is Back!
This season I’m ready to put everything to the test. Everything is about to change. The last two seasons I’ve taken a break and stepped away from doing all I could to predict football games. I didn’t want to write, I didn’t want to do the work and I didn’t really care. I frankly lost my passion. After 16 years selling my picks on this site, I stopped. I still made some picks from time to time, but as I knew I wasn’t putting the work in that I could and should, I just didn’t feel right selling the picks. I was OK with my decision and I really thought about just letting the website go.
The summer of 2013 I was thinking about just that, just letting it all go away. Then, for some reason, literally out of the clear blue sky, I wanted to try again. I wanted to give predicating football games another chance. I’ve been doing it for 38 years, and I wanted one more chance. I’ve been on the hunt to find a way to crack the code of football handicapping. I’ve tried many systems, explored many theories and even though I’ve been successful, I haven’t found what I’m looking for. I decided a year ago to give it another chance. I had a decent season, including hitting my lock of the year in Week 16. It felt great seeing a line that was clearly wrong, having the analysis and numbers to back me up, to having the game go exactly as I predicted and getting an easy win. That really pumped me up and I’m still pumped today!
After last season, I’ve got my passion back! I realized that even if I don’t enjoy writing, I absolutely love using my spreadsheets, doing analysis and picking football games. I’ve been doing much soul searching in the past year, and everything seems to be coming together. I couldn’t be more excited for the future! I mean that.
In a few days I’ll be laying out my goals for this season. I also have a few articles ready to go that concentrate on mistakes made by handicappers.
I view this season as a voyage of discovery. I’ve learned much in the past year, both about myself and about football handicapping. I’ve never worked harder in the off season as I have this year and it should pay off. It’s time to put all my years of experience together with my knowledge and theories and set a course for the future.
Let’s see what the future holds, shall we?
The Prognosticator is back!