The Thurs-'dog is warming up

Players in our charity underdog game, be reminded: If you want the Vikings in tonight's contest, you must get your pick in by kickoff time, 5:20 p.m. PDT.

Also, please note the following rule addition for the rest of the season: If you choose an early game as your backup 'dog (a Thursday, Saturday, or overseas game), you must also make your primary pick for the week (and any other backup pick) by the kickoff time of the early (or earliest) game. 

Speaking of backup picks, there's stormy weather forecast for this weekend in New England, which is where one home 'dog lives.

There's still time for newcomers to join our game. Email me at if you're interested.

UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: Just one of our players (a new one) has jumped right in with tonight's puppy:

7  MINNESOTA at Philadelphia (Thursday 5:15 p.m. PDT) – J-Dawg

Good luck!

UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: The Norsmen did not prevail. Not that the Eagles looked all that hot. An inaugural goose-egg for J-Dawg in Week 2.