Welcome to the New Year’s Eve edition of the Pick Six newsletter!

The new year hasn’t even started yet and I can already tell that 2022 is going to be a rocky one for Vikings fans, although every year seems to be rocky for them, so maybe 2022 isn’t actually going to be that different. The Vikings have placed Kirk Cousins on the COVID list, which means Minnesota’s playoff hopes are now on life support. If you’re a Vikings fan, I’m thinking your New Year’s resolution should be to find a new team to cheer for in 2022 or maybe just find an entirely new sports league to follow. That might be easier. 

My New Year’s resolution is to spend less money at Starbucks. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I just need to talk to someone about my peppermint mocha addiction. That might make more sense. 

Anyway, in just hours, we’ll be kicking 2021 out the door to welcome in 2022 and it’s a good thing we don’t do weekend newsletters, because I’m going to need at least 48 hours to get accustomed to living in a year that’s not 2021. Alright, let’s get to the final rundown of the year. 

As always, here’s your weekly reminder to tell all your friends to sign up for the newsletter. All you have to do is click here and then share the link. If your pet has an email address, feel free to sign them up, too. I’ve heard that cats love me.  

1. Today’s show: Best bets for Week 17

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Friday is usually the one day of the week where you get two podcasts — a picks show and a recap of the Thursday night game — but it’s New Year’s Eve and no one has time to listen to two podcasts today, so you’re only getting one and that one will be the picks podcast with Will Brinson, R.J. White and Pete Prisco. 

The three guys spent nearly 60 minutes going over the best…

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