For years — OK, a couple of days — Slate writer Robert Weintraub has been tinkering with a concept called The SSW, short for "The Sean Salisbury Wisdom," which tracks the consensus of the football punditocracy to ensure those triumphant declarations from Friday aren't flushed down the memory hole on Monday. Here's this week's SSW.

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Finally, Romeo sees the light, and the City of the Big Shoulders unclenches its collective fists.

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Can Hope Solo throw a spiral? How about defend the onside kick return? Flash ahead a month, when Rex is back in as QB for the 3-6 Bears.

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Brett Favre, playing not a day over 35.

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Those who were quickest to bury Favre and call for his ouster (anyone remember the name "Aaron Rodgers") will be first to cast a vote for Favre as MVP. The only Aaron that mattered all along is Kampman.

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Jeff Garcia's game is as ugly as his wife is delicious, but he wins games.

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No more Cadillac, but it looks like even a Yugo can win the sad sack NFC South. Barrett Ruud and Jermaine Phillips are Lexus class, though.

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Big Ben eager to show he didn't need Whisenhunt to guide him toward great decisions, like riding a crotch rocket without a helmet.

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Revenge is a dish best served in a dry heat. WhizNGrimm have the QB shuffle down—now they need a Slash type player to complete the Iron City Southwest makeover.

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Dallas Clark is the best non-fullback to wear #44 ever.

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Hey dude, those seats cost about $175—is a souvenir too much to ask?

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The Dolphins stink, but they usually win September games in sultry Miami, especially against Done-te Culpepper.

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Everyone always says it's the second year that proves a player is back from a serious knee injury. But why be patient when Trent Green is available?

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If there's one guy in the league Norv can outcoach, it's Herm.

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Maybe the Chargers can talk the Giants into dealing Eli for LaDanian. Does this mean Father Manning was right about the Chargers franchise all along?

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D-Nabb without the knee brace put up 56 on the Lions. Enter the Big Blue Can't Cover Crew.

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Winston Justice part of grand conspiracy to make McNabb look bad, therefore come under more criticism "because he's black." Wait, Justice is black, too? Bigger Uncle Tom than Clarence Thomas.

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The Bengals need a whole bunch of pigeon shit to get in Brady's eyes to have any chance against the Pats.

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Wake us up January 20, when the Pats and Colts play for the championship in the AFC Title game.