Carrot Eats Crow by Joe Carrot October 17, 2006 PORTLAND-I will be doing some crow-eating today. Why? My prediction for Game of Week 6, Miami Dolphins at Portland JailBlazers, was Miami edging out Portland. But things don't always turn out the way you think. Not only did Miami not "edge out" Portland, they got walloped. Big time. 54-89 big time. Fueled by an insane-and probably stoned-home crowd, Portland clicked on all cylinders. The triple-threat of Manning, Jackson and Williams was unstoppable. Even the defense and special teams managed to put up 32 combined points. Let's just hope Game of Week 7 is more in-line with my predictions. Crow gives me upset stomach. 1. Hawaiian Punch (1) Hawaii stays on top after beating down on poor Philadelphia, but they better not underestimate. 2. the Portland JailBlazers. (4) The JailBlazers are turning me bi-polar. Right when I think they're explosive, they explode. Then next week, vices versa. If this team becomes more consistent, watch out! 3. New York Ruff Ryders (2) They lost to an underestimated Lathom Legion team. This team should thank its lucky stars that it plays in the cream-puff division, the Central. 4. Miami Dolphins (3) Yes, Miami lost. However, it was against a good team. So, they stay in the top four. for this week, at least. But Miami needs to make sure they stay on top in their division, because it's almost certain the wild card team will come out of the West. 5. Seattle Giants (7) Seattle is talented, but the coaching staff can never get them to play consistently. Nevertheless, a triple-digit performance can definitely catapult one over the likes of Springfield and Philadelphia. 6. Philadelphia Phanatics (6) With playoff hopes fading, Philly can take solace in the fact that they lost to a good team. Or maybe not. 7. New Jersey Archenemy (8) They won this week, giving them an even record with Miami. But there will be no wild card for East teams. It's basically division title or bust. 8. Springfield Pirates (5) The Gangstas are overtaken by Philly since the Phanatics played a very tough opponent this week. Good news: Their playoff hopes are alive and well since they're only one game behind division-leading New York. Bad news: So are Omaha and Connecticut. (Yeah, that's right, those damn Yanquis.) 9. Omaha 9Ball (9) Even though Omaha lost, they're still second in their division and only one game behind. Also, they put up 85 points. 10. Lathom Legion (10) You wanna know what's scary? Trent Green is coming back soon. 11. Connecticut Yanquis (11) The Yanquis now have a two game winning streak. Being only one game behind, a couple of waiver wire moves on the league's shiny new free agency system wouldn't hurt. (Hint, hint.) 12. Laudonville Legends (12) Maybe next year. Game of Week 7 - New York Ruff Ryders @ Portland JailBlazers Springfield's playing Lathom, so Springfield should come out of next week 3-4. Connecticut is playing Hawaii, so look for the Yanquis to resume their losing ways and for Hawaii to go 6-1. That makes this game a must win for both teams, as neither can afford a loss. Prediction: Portland has their way with New York, 80-65.