For anyone who followed my blog at Barn Burner Sports you probally remember the NFL Preview blog titled Morning Wood. Well this week it makes it's debut at Big J Sports Talk for Week 17 of the Arena Football League season.


The NFL Network game this week is the Pittsburgh Power vs Orlando Predators. This game has playoff implications. Both teams sit at 8-6 and Pittsburgh is the current #2 seed while Orlando is the #4. Cleveland is also 8-6 in the American Conference but on the outside looking in for the playoffs. Jacksonville has already clinched home field with a 13-1 record.


Arizona (13-2), Chicago (10-4), Dallas (9-5), and Utah (7-7) are the top 4 seeds in the National Conference. Spokane (7-7) and Tulsa (6-8) are tryng to make the playoffs. Spokane will travel to Arizona to play the Rattlers this week. Big chance to help their playoff case.


Here's a look at the games and who I like to win this week.


New Orleans VooDoo (2-12) @ Tampa Bay Storm (6-8)


Pittsburgh Power (8-6) @ Orlando Predators (8-6)


Tulsa Talons (6-8) @ Iowa Barnstormers (3-11)


Utah Blaze (7-7) @ Chicago Rush (10-4)


Jacksonville Sharks (13-1) @ San Jose SabreCats (5-9)


Cleveland Gladiators (8-6) @ Milwaukee Mustangs (4-10)


Spokane Shock (7-7) @ Arizona Rattlers (13-2)


Philadelphia Soul (5-10) @ Dallas Vigilantes (9-5)