Uncertainty surrounding three of four NFC West teams gave me an uneasy feeling making game-by-game predictions Thursday.
Some of your feedback didn't help, either.
"I do know this: When the Hawks do beat the Rams this year (in Week 4) I'm going to make Sando eat his words! Count on it!" redzone59 wrote in response to a 5-11 projection for the Seattle Seahawks.
He was not alone.
"Oh, what a surprise, Sando thinks the Hawks will totally suck and San Fran will dominate," bowlingDizzle wrote. "You are the most predictable commentator on here. Every year you say that [stuff]."
Except for 2008, when I had Seattle winning 11 games, two more than they won that season and in 2009 combined.
But, alas, others also felt jilted.
"Sando! You're a DWEEB!" LAXO-85 wrote, contending that my seemingly generous 10-6 projection for the San Francisco 49ers wasn't optimistic enough.
I did find a friend in Joe_Couch: "Sando, I honestly got to admit I thought you weren't going to do predictions for the Cards, because they are still so hard to predict."
Amid the fallout, I went back through the 2009 game-by-game predictions to see just how poorly these types of projections work out. Guess what? The results were far, far better than expected.
That comes out to 52-12 overall.