Whether it started this way or not, the segment is now delivered with a bit of a wink, if I’m being honest. That wink became something grander in recent days, when the intangibles category was renamed “Skintangibles,” immediately becoming my choice for favorite new word of the year. And yes, Washington still has the edge.
“Looking at the offenses, I’m going to give the Redskins the check,” Michael began. “As far as offense goes, I think the Redskins ground game is going to get started in New York. Defensively, well, I think you’ve got to give both teams the check. Yes, the Jets have a great defense; the Redskins, though, not too shabby, finally getting some pressure on the quarterback and some turnovers.
“Special teams, eh, put it right next to the Jets,” Michael went on. “As far as the now-called Skintangibles, the Redskins are the more desperate team. They want to get to .500. Let’s put the check there. You can add up the checks; I’ve got the Redskins winning a very close game at the Meadowlands.”
Skintangibles, man. Skintangibles.