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With the NFL season set to kick off in a matter of hours, Bill Simmons hands out some awards and predictions for 2005.

Updated: September 8, 2005, 4:03 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

So what do we make of the 2005 NFL season? I spent the last three weeks sifting through every possible magazine, surfing the Web daily to find every newspaper I could find that covers its local team, watching so many TiVo'ed episodes of "NFL Live" that the Sports Gal now flinches when she sees Mike Golic, consulting my friends who love the league ... I mean, I literally lost my mind. One of these years, I want to predict all 12 playoff teams before a season. Heck, I'd settle for 10.

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