Actually, if you've ever seen the move, Josey Wales was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen until he got screwed over by the Feds and went postal. Sound familiar? But that was just a movie. Make-believe stuff.
On the other hand, Peter King, Sports Illustrated's pro football "guru", is very real, and recently said he counts the Detroit Lions amongst his surprise picks to contend for the Super Bowl. I'll go along with that.
If they get to the Super Bowl, let alone win it, not only would I be surprised, I'd be amazed, incredulous, dumbfounded, and thunderstruck. What comes after thunderstruck? I dunno, but count me all in for whatever it is.
Yet I suppose anything's possible.
The Klingons could invade Planet Earth tomorrow.
Jesse Jackson could present the Grand Imperial Wizard of the KKK with a lifetime achievement award.
Rush and Hiillary could go skinny-dipping together.
Jim Leyland could host Saturday Night Live.
Tiger Woods could play a golf tournament and be completely ignored by the media.
I could get a million pageviews on this blog post.
All theoretically possible -- but I wouldn't bet on it.
As for PK of SI? I've been a longtime subscriber of that mag, and have checked out his picks over the years. For some reason, every time I look at the results, I think of Matt Millen. Let's just say that while he may be highly respected by some people for his so-called expertise -- I'm not one of them.
PK's got a sweet gig at SI and I think he should stay there. If he'd wanted to make big bucks, he could have tried his hand at being a REAL handicapper in Vegas. Thing is, the wise-guys seem to have this pesky little policy whereby you're supposed to get a lot more right than you get wrong. Given what I've seen of King's picks over the years, he might have been sleeping with the fishes by now.
Like Josey once said -- "A man's got to know his limitations."
It appears Peter King has figured that out.
Too bad the overkoolaided local media can't seem to come to grips with the same thing regarding the Lions.