No one knows the NFL like Mike Tierney. A national sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, he's reported from seven Super Bowls. Tierney excels both against the spread and straight-up. Two seasons ago, he went 166-88-2 in straight-up Office Pool picks, beating the vast majority of experts on NFLPickWatch.com.
Part of his success comes from the approach of evaluating each game from the underdog's point of view. That strategy has helped him become great at the Survivor Pool format, which calls for picking one team to win each week, but never pick the same team twice.
With Week 1 of the NFL season finally here, every team is available in a Survivor Pool. But Tierney isn't just looking at the team with the biggest spread. He's thinking ahead to future weeks, as well.
We can tell you he's not going with the Packers, a sizeable 7.5-point home favorite against the Rival bears. Instead, Tierney is revealing a confident pick that sets you up to last longer in your pool without causing too much stress. … Join SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney's Week 1 Survivor Pool pick, all from the man who crushed the vast majority of NFL experts in straight-up picks!