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NFL reshuffles the deck for 2008

Bill Simmons knows you can't preview an NFL season anymore, but he still has a few predictions. Story

Originally Published: September 4, 2008
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

I started making trips to Vegas in 1996, the same year "Swingers" came out, back when every 48-hour blackjack binge felt like walking a financial tightrope with Philippe Petit. These were the days of Rio's $10 buffets, cross-country flights with two connections and four buddies crammed in the same room that smelled like one giant fart by Sunday morning. If you dropped $600 at a cold table, there was no digging into your pocket and rallying back. Every table was carefully chosen. If we had to sit ...

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