The 2013 NFL Preview with Alyssa Milano
First, some qualifications: Two years ago, Milano launched her own line of female-focused NFL apparel, Touch. Her father-in-law has worked the chain gang for the Giants for 35 years. Plus, her TV father, Tony Micelli on Who’s the Boss? was a retired baseball player. And she’s currently hosting the new season of Project Runway All Stars, which has nothing to do with anything except for the fact that it premieres around the same time as this year’s football season.
On this year’s favorite: I would like to think it’s the Giants, but the Broncos will be very tough to beat.
On this year’s least favorite: The Jaguars.
On the Ravens’ odds to repeat as Super Bowl champs: Somewhere between not happening and no way.
On the new scariest player in the NFL, now that Ray Lewis is retired: Jason Pierre-Paul. I love him!
On this year’s big games: I’m excited to take my son, Milo, to the Giants versus Chargers game in December. And I’m always excited for the Giants versus Eagles games. I love rivalries.
On Chip Kelly, the former Oregon coach who’s making his debut with the Eagles: He’s a great coach. But for the sake of my husband’s blood pressure, I hope it takes him a few years to turn the Eagles around.
On Tim Tebow’s playing for the Patriots: He’s clearly a great athlete. Maybe Belichick will use him for the running game to not risk Brady getting hurt?
On the likelihood of Tebow actually playing at QB: No clue, but I am sure he can help give some depth at tight end. It all depends on Rob Gronkowski’s injury status.
Speaking of Gronkow-ski and his injuries: He’s like the Terminator. He just keeps coming back.
On RG3 after his knee surgery: I hope he will be at 100 percent. He’s an amazing guy to watch—even though he’s a Redskin.
On who is more likely to break the record—Calvin Johnson for receiving or Adrian Peterson for rushing: I would love to see Peterson win the rushing record. He came so close last year after battling injuries. He’s fun to watch.
On Manti Te’o's chances of avoiding ridicule in his first season: Ha. The guy certainly knows how to make an entrance. I am sure they will leave this poor little rookie alone. [NFL opponents] are sweet like that.
On Barkevious Mingo’s status as the man with the best name in the NFL: It’s a good one. But what about Guy Whimper? Or Richie Incognito?
On Plaxico Burress’s new line of socks: I wasn’t aware he had a new line of socks. Are they bulletproof?