Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams (3-1) at Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
Venue and weather: CenturyLink Field, Cloudy, 57°F at kickoff
Prediction: There’s a certain level of intrigue that comes along with the NFL that doesn’t seem to be present in other professional sports. You don’t have to have a dog in the fight, and you can still be totally pumped for a game.
That doesn’t happen as often in Major League Baseball. People are normally interested if their team is competitive. You can argue that the same is true for the NBA. People are just more interested in the playoffs, and even then, they have a tendency to tune things out if their team isn’t competitive or if two teams are playing that they have a disdain for.
The NFL is a totally different animal. There are rivalries, so a game between the Giants and Cowboys would be totally interesting to an Eagles fan. In this case, there are two teams who are from two cities that couldn’t be further from Philly in terms of distance and culture, and still, something can be said with certainty.
There isn’t an NFL fan on the planet that isn’t pumped for this one. The ITI staff is going with the Seahawks in a tight one at home. Final Score: Hawks 27, Rams 24