Jerry says: Freaky Raiders by 9 bones.
Baltimore (5-1) at Houston (5-1) — Texans favored by 6.5
Quote of the week goes to Raven KR Jacoby Jones, who was asked why he ran out a kickoff from nine yards deep: "I had an itch. And I had to scratch it." We all know what that's like, Jacoby.
Jerry says: Texans but just by 3.
Cleveland (1-5) at Indianapolis (2-3) — Dolts favored by 2.5
Jerry says: Dolts by 5.
Arizona (4-2) at Minnesota (4-2) — Vikes favored by 6.5
Cards QB Kevin Kolb is out because he had multiple ribs detached from his sternum. Friends, it hurt just to type that.
Jerry says: Healthy Vikes but just by 4.
These are the notes, folks
•The San Francisco Bulls hockey club has a new business slogan: "SF Bulls tickets. Act like you got a pair." Noted Jim Gardner of the S.F. Business Times: "It's safe to say the San Francisco Bulls ... do not see couples or families as its target market."
•From ABC's Jimmy Kimmel: "There's a new company in the United Kingdom called Fame Daddy, and what Fame Daddy does is it matches women with anonymous celebrity sperm donors so you can have a famous person's baby. We already have that in America. It's called the NBA."
•According to the investigative reporters at Star magazine, Khloe and Lamar are breaking up. I really thought this would be the one that would last. (100 bonus points if you don't know who we're talking about.)
•Speaking of shocking scandal, is it true that Go Daddy may drop Danica Patrick from the next Super Bowl commercials? Be tough, Danica. I'd boycott Go Daddy except I've never bothered to notice what Go Daddy does.
What's that in your mouth?
You want to know the most disgusting problem in football? Mouthpieces. Think about where they've been other than your mouth. Phil Richards of The Star Press in Indianapolis takes an uncomfortably close look at football's dirtiest secret. Find out for yourself here.
Jerry Greene admits he was not wearing his 'piece while writing this. He often sounds like he's choking on something Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon on The Beat of Sports, hosted by Marc Daniels on 740 the Game radio. He takes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org and tries to answer all, even if they are from middle-aged bikers. And have a great Sunday.