Dear Matt:

I haven’t been known to have much faith in you. Um, at all. I’m sure you couldn’t hear me as I shouted down from the top of Gillette a couple of weeks ago, but I said something kind of mean. Involving the sides of barns.

But here we are. You. Me. Both hoping for the same outcome.

So here’s my idea:

I found this today – a recipe for humble huckleberry pie. I’ve bookmarked it. I’m going to save it all regular season long. And if you manage to get the football team I love to the playoffs, I’ll document for you the making, baking and consumption of that humble pie. Hell, you’ll be welcome to join me for a piece.

Get the job done, Cassel. I have to count on you now.