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The guru-in-law

Instead of consulting his spiritual leader in Tibet, Page 2's Eric Neel got his picks for this weekend's playoff games from his father-in-law.

Updated: January 7, 2004, 10:57 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2 columnist

It used to be when the playoffs rolled around and I was looking for that all-important prognosticating edge, I'd go to my guru.

He's a mountain-top guy in Tibet -- robes, lotus-position, serenity shining in his eyes, the whole bit.

So after eight days of altitude training, a four-day hike on nothing but water and pure, selfless thoughts, and some deep meditation that really can't be measured in minutes, hours, or days, I'd turn my gaunt, puzzled face toward his gaunt, peaceful ...

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