Welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts.There is an old show business saying...the show must go on. As I write this blog, I am laying in a hospital bed in Austin wondering what the hell? I have been having some weird chest pains the past few weeks. Nothing serious, but today I had a very sharp pain. I mentioned this to my boss and since he has had a heart attack, he insisted that I go get it checked out. So, here I am. Everything has checked out with the ticker, but I am still waiting to hear about my gall bladder. Damn it sucks to get old...
I trust that everyone has recovered from the food carnage of food known as Thanksgiving. I have to say that I cannot remember a more enjoyable feast of food or football.
I think that Blake thought that this was a man vs food event.
Football fans won too. The three NFL games were very entertaining, unless you were looking for a Cowboy loss. The Lions were hanging with the Pack until Suh stomped the chance for a victory. Dallas managed a last second field goal to knock off the revitalized Dolphins. Okay, so maybe revitalized is not the right word, but they have been playing better. All I know is that any win makes the pecan pie taste that much better! The Raven/49er game was exactly what I expected...a slugfest.. In a game of tough defenses, Baltimore proved be the toughest.
The game that really had us celebrating was the finale to the Longhorn/Aggie rivalry. The Aggies thought that they had the best team, but the Texas defense and special teams stepped up to decide this game. Texas is beginning to play very good defense and is fun to see. Texas may have found their next QB as Case McCoy played almost the entire game and in the final moments managed a signature run to put the Longhorns in position for a win. Great job Case McCoy...so long Aggies. I will miss this game, but I can only wish the Aggies luck in the SEC. Nice job by the Longhorn band at halftime. The LHB scripted a big thanks to the Aggies. The Aggie band formed a big Longhorn then sawed the horns off...figures.
Did you happen to see Jason Witten run over the Cowboy cheerleader?
After the tumble with Witten, Melissa Kellerman tweeted on Friday: "Not hurtin' today, like some of y'all thought I would be! Our TE isn't as tough as he looks... That or I'm WAY tougher than I look. ;)" Suddenly, Melissa's twitter account was gone. It was reported that she was forced to delete the account but now the Cowboys say this did not happen. Is Jerry Jones such a control freak that he would worry about what a cheerleader was saying on her twitter account? Probably. Jerry Jones once said that he would be involved from "socks to jocks"...I guess that now includes cheerleader too? It is time for Jerry Jones to graduate. I look forward to the day that someone else calls the shots in Dallas.
Were you surprised that Valentine was named manager of the Red Sox? I am not sure, but I just did not see Bobby taking over in Boston. I have generally like Valentine and laughed like hell when he wore the shoe black as a mustache to sneak back into the dugout. For Sox fans, I hope he is the right guy for this job.
Finally, Ed Wade is gone in Houston. But, it is too late. All of the decent talent that Houston had is in Philly or scattered around baseball. What does Houston have? A hodge podge of players and an aging El Caballo. Going to the Al is the worst possible thing for the Astros. It will be 10 years before Houston can be competitive again. What a mess.
That is all I have for today, but I will leave you with a bit of Jack Handey to finish your week...
"How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak."
"I think one way police departments could make some money would be to hold a yard sale of murder weapons. Many people, for example, could probably use a cheap ice pick."
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own!
Welcome to the tantrums, where last weeks joy and contentment is nothing more than a faded memory considering the garbage coming out of the sports world of late (and I'm not even gonna talk about that crazy BS coming out of Detroit in the 3rd Quarter last Thursday). Before I get started on the tantrums, I hope that each and every Gabber had a great Thanksgiving!
Rant of the Week – Notre Dame. This ain’t to taunt Beeze, Shu or any of the others, but I’m kinda sick of hearing the drumbeat of the Domers getting into a BCS Bowl Game. Look, Notre Dame lost to South Florida, Michigan, USC, and Stanford. Sorry, that’s 0-4 against quality teams. Notre Dame does belong in a bowl, just not a BCS one. Cotton Bowl against the Oklahoma/Oklahoma State loser perhaps? Sorry boys, Notre Dame isn’t elite yet and they don’t deserve a big bowl game, not when they were 8-4 and others are more deserving.
NFL. Bob Costas is right, when are NFL divas gonna get held to account? But Bob, save your false indignation – it’s a joke. Where have you been for all the years this has gone on? Or perhaps it was just coincidence that some of the diva behavior was being directed at the two NYC teams over the past two weeks and now all of a sudden you “discover” there’s a problem? Clown!
To those who are offended because Burress and Holmes were mocked, let me leave you with just a little thought - Those douches set themselves up for being mocked with their own behavior. Would I have done what Johnson did? Absolutely not, but I don’t have a problem with Johnson’s act – I do have a problem with him costing his team yardage that ended up giving the Jets great field position and an easy touchdown. To those holier-than-thous blasting away – take your hypocritical ass somewhere else because I just don’t want to hear your bullshit!
Should we all be paying more attention to the New Orleans Saints? I would be if their stinking defense improved and stopped costing me in my damn fantasy leagues!
Hey Cowboy fan (that includes you my brother!), your team did not impress in BARELY beating Miami.
What’s going on down in Houston? First Schaub, now Leinart (was anybody really surprised about this one?). It sure didn’t take long for the talking heads to go the “Drama Queen” route. Stupid asses – give it up about Brett Favre already – what you guys gonna shout his name when a team has a QB injury in 2031? The best piece of advice Houston could take would be what Steve Mariuccci said last night in between stupid rants by Sanders and Irvin that the Texans should go after Jeff Garcia. He can make it work. Yes, he’s old but he’s a serviceable QB.
OK 49er fans and talking heads, slow your roll. Baltimore’s defense took you out of your game. Good, solid season, and the only remaining tough game will be Pittsburgh. Chances are that you are gonna be the #2 seed in the NFC, and considering where you were last year, major props - but let's work on expanding that offense.
Hey Pittsburgh, I’m starting to see the league start to say “I’m not gonna take your shit anymore”. Props to Kansas City for standing up to them. What was with the woofing and pushing/shoving during the pre-game? If not for Tyler Palko’s stupid interceptions, KC wins that game. But before I forget, what was up with Dwayne Bowe going alligator arms on that last play for KC?
Charger kicker pissing on the sidelines on camera? That’s a classic. But the Chargers pissing their season away was priceless. Sorry my San Diego family, it’s time for AJ Smith AND Norv Turner to go. No discipline on a team as talented as this? What the hell? Thanks San Diego for handing the division to the Raiders. Can you imagine living up here in NOCAL with all of these Raider fans? At least they’re funny and nowhere near as obnoxious as Jet and Eagle fan!
Speaking of fans, I’d say something about Miami fans, but they don’t have any. Perhaps the city ought to send out Crockett and Tubbs to find 'em. Oops…
Everybody is so busy bashing or defending Tebow that the proper respect isn’t being given to an improving Donkey defense.
College Football. What I find absolutely astonishing is that there are idiots out there debating whether or not LSU belongs in the Championship Game as if that's even some kind of question. Are you serious? Gee, I don’t know, undefeated and they’ve beaten six teams that at the time were listed in the top ten. They’ve played the toughest schedule out there by a mile. So somebody please explain to me how LSU doesn’t belong?
Arkansas, thanks for nothing. Stanford, thanks for punking the Domers. Props to Michigan.
I’m gonna be very interested to see the Bowl matchups this year because there are gonna be some historically great football programs playing in lower-tier bowls. Looking at some of the records out there, it’s gonna be hard for the selection committees to justify some selections (Florida, Ohio State, TAMU), if they get in at all.
Saturday is gonna be a bore - In the ACC it’s Clemson/Va Tech, UCLA/Oregon in the Pac 12, Michigan State/Wisconsin in the Big 10, and Georgia/LSU in the SEC, Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State, and Houston is hoping to bust into the BCS is they should beat a 10-2 Southern Miss team in the C-USA game.
Beaver Report. Season is over, but the boys continue to climb in the rankings where they are now #7 in the nation! Right now, the recruiting of many of these young men is building. I am very excited not just for Jerry, but there are kids going on to be the next big thing at the next level and some at the D-1 level. I hope to be able to brag about this over the next few weeks, as the kids start to make their decisions.
Canadian Football League – Grey Cup. There was a huge surprise at the Grey Cup in Vancouver Sunday. The BC Lions scored 34 points on what I considered as great a defense as there was in any type of Football, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Final Score BC 34, Winnipeg 23.
Ah, screw that. The best part of the festivities was apparently when 73 year old Joe Kapp decided to mix it up with 74 year old Angelo Mosca, brawling during an event. What is it about Vancouver, the most beautiful city in North America that makes people want to lose their mind?
NBA. They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaack. So let me tell you all I despise them! I’m not gonna sit here and say that I’m boycotting (I’m gonna watch the Kings on TV), but I will say that I have absolutely no intention of spending money on tickets, parking, concessions, and merchandise for an NBA product. So now we have to deal with all the hoopla around 12/9 and all the "free agent signings" (err, Big market pickups).
College Basketball. Syracuse – I wanna believe you are innocent in all of this, but this is starting to turn my stomach to a nasty point. A guy is touching kids, and his wife is having “relations” with that same kid when he’s 18 (ALLEGEDLY)? What else is out there that we're bound to find out?
Douche Bag of the Week – Black Friday. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and overeager and aggressive Black Friday shoppers are from Uranus, and I damn sure don't mean that as a compliment. Seriously folks, I know there's behavior issues everywhere but to pepper spray an entire group of people so you can get your hands on a cheap x-box? This hag supposedly turned herself in and I hope she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, supposedly battery charges are pending. Hey Black Friday shoppers, do you remember the reason for the season, or do you just get your plan on to act like an idiot weeks in advance. This hag needs to do serious time in the hole! Wal-Mart what the hell were you thinking? Why didn't you have that pallet set long before the buzzards got there?
Music – Favorite Carols. I thought I’d do some kind of countdown of my favorite Christmas music. This first one is more or less because the season is just starting. Trying to find the right version was a challenge.
Well, Thanksgiving has passed so now the mad Christmas rush starts...It's bad enough that stores had Christmas stuff out before Halloween, but now the crazy starts strong...Like all the nut-jobs obsessed with all the deals they can get on Black Friday...I saw this picture, and I had to use it...
I haven't been the biggest supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement...Mainly because there was no real leadership, or focus...I got what some of the people were talking about, but it was overshadowed too much by the ass-hats that kept getting camera time...But the picture says a lot...The Occupy people were shit on for what they did...Probably by many of these fuck-stains that act like lunatics on Black Friday...Fuck that, I'd rather pat full price, or get a good Christmas Eve sale!
Now before I get into any Sports shit...Here is my REVIEW of an over-hyped, shitty, Grilled Cheese joint...What fucking assholes!
So now we move on to sports...Saturday was the big Ohio State vs. Michigan game...No I don't say Meeeeeeeechigan...I hate them, but that just looks, and sounds stupid when people do that...Now, I also hate Ohio State so I didn't really care about the game...And this year's game just wasn't as hyped as in years past, with OSU having a down year and Michigan getting themselves back on track...So I took the baby for a walk, and then we took a nap...We woke up with a minute and change left in the game...The Buckeyes lost for the first time in 7 years, or something like that...
After that I jumped online and started seeing the tweets and facebook updates...Buckeye fan blowing it off like it was no big deal...Listing their excuses why they lost...Neglecting to list that the big reason that caused so many of those small reasons was that Coach Tressel let his players break NCAA rules, tried to hide it and lied about it, and brought down a proud program in a matter of months...But Buckeye fan doesn't care...They are blogging, and tweeting, and talking about how Urban Meyer is coming to Columbus to save them...
The same Urban Meyer who had a large number of players at Florida get busted for breaking NCAA rules...The same Urban Meyer who quit twice in one year because of health reasons, and wanted to spend time with his family...So it's rumored Ohio State is throwing a huge 7 year deal at him...I wonder if he'll actually make it through that contract...Don't get me wrong, Meyer was a great coach...If you look what he did before Florida, you can see that...He made BGSU a MAC power, then he turned Utah around, and made Alex Smith a first round draft pick...But OSU fan, I see him doing one of two things...Getting your program in more trouble, or quitting in 4 years after being run down again...Oh, and of course, he actually has to take the job...So far, everything has just been speculation...
And don't give me shit for be critical of your damn teams...If you've read me before you know I'm just as honest and critical of my teams...Not all of us go through life with rose colored glasses...So with that, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish went to Stanford to take on Andrew Luck and company...And in the first half, they looked like shit...I thought it was going to be a blow out...Then coach Kelly got that stiff QB Tommy Rees out of there, and put Freshman QB Andrew Hendrix in...Hendrix is perfect for Kelly's spread offense...He runs like Tebow, but he has a fucking cannon for an arm...
Hendrix, along with help from the defense got the Irish back in the game...They lost 28-14, but at least they kept it respectable...
Sunday we put up our Christmas tree, and broke out some decorations...The kids were fired up about it...In the background, The Cleveland Browns were searching out another way to lose a game...Holy shit these receivers drop a lot of passes! Then with less then 2 minutes left...The Browns can take the lead with a field goal...And for the second time in 3 weeks, Butch Davis' best draft pick, long snapper, Ryan Pontbriand fucked up the snap, and Phil Dawson missed the kick...Dude use to be a clutch kicker, and now his snapper is choking and he's pushing kicks wide...Unreal!
Then the Patriots kicked the shit out of "The Dream Team" from Philly...The Eagles looked so bad, those animals in Philly are calling for Andy Reid's big fat head...What took you idiots so long...Fucking guy is grossly overrated...Oh, and as a father he produces quality kids...You know, those two drug dealing sons of his...What? Too Soon? Fuck you! Fuck him! and Fuck his criminal sons! You know what, fuck his wife and her criminal producing gash too!
Speaking of Philly shit heads...The Rangers and Flyers had a warm up for their Winter Classic match up...Lundqvist threw a shutout, and of course some punches were thrown too...
Oh, did you see the Broncos won again? That's right, the lord and savior, Tim Tebow has gotten another win under his belt...Sure, he didn't play defense...Sure he didn't play special teams, but he sure as shit is going to get all the credit from the ass-hats on ESPN and the NFL Network, and from radio talking heads...'Fucking Tebow wins another game, put his ass in the Hall of Fame!'
I know, I'm so negative...So I'll close on a positive...I tweeted a link to this video on Thanksgiving, saying how thankful I am for this little girl...I'm thankful for all my kids, and my wife, and family and friends...But she was singled out, because she was unexpected, and to be honest, for a few minutes when I first found out she was on the way, I didn't want her...Now, I can't imagine my life without her...I can't believe she's almost a year old...
Inevitably it comes down to the same thing, every time. The professional athletes think they are warriors and some will even tell you that. Like Kellen Winslow, he said as much. Funny but he isn’t or ever was. His dad was a big star long before I was even born. So he had a silver spoon all along. He was no more a gang banger than Will Smith’s son is.
Suh on the other hand took it to another level. He kicked a guy on the ground and while it may not be as bad as what Albert Haynesworth did, it is bad enough and it does affect kids these days.
Just look at the X-Factor and the way Astro responded to Simon Cowell. The kid thinks he is straight gangster mac. But Simon told him a little about paying respect and your dues. I noticed the crowd kissing the boy’s cocky little arse. And then you see the actions by some of these athletes.
We have had athletes who have murdered people and even one that I know of, who is a sex offender. A very famous player. I am not here to fan the fires of their crimes or exploit what they did but to simply have people be accountable for their actions. To act at least, a little contrite and not gloss it over because a person is of a certain race or because they are a star.
It is time to examine the matrix of our belief systems. To make fair and equitable treatment to all people a priority. To handle ourselves in such a way, that kids realize they are the kids and we are the adults. Nothing less is acceptable.
Like a turkey head barely missing the cut last Thursday, it is time once again for POINTLESS PONDERING. That giblet of babble that leaks out of an ear like diarrhea after the brain flushes it like undercooked poultry.
OK, this may not be a purely sports rant. More a sports entertainment topic, which is the category World Wrestling Entertainment prefers to be in. Did you cave in last week and buy the latest WWE pay-per-view gig that was titled "Survivors Series"?
The big headline was the return of former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a 39 year old actor who had spent most of the last seven years in Hollywood. He returned to pair up with the WWE's top star of these days, John Cena, who has also been attempting to make a name for himself in Hollywood the last several years. The two biggest stars in the WWE the last 13 or so years were supposed to be a tag team that would wrestle together. What the fans got instead was a wallet lifting exercise that was almost criminal.
The entire PPV, with possibly the exception of two matches, was uninspired drudgery. When the big match that involved the two stars finally got underway, most of the crowd in Madison Square Garden was half asleep. One could only imagine the impact it had on those who had the luxury of sitting on their couches at home watching this snoozefest. The "Rock/ Cena" match was pretty boring and bad, but that has been the direction of professional for quite awhile. Vince McMahon, the owner of the WWE, had long ago phased out staple wrestling moves like the pile driver and replaced it with scantily clothed models who are more interested in the application of make up than a wrestling move.
In the old days, it was territorial wrestling. Each territory of the United States had their own wrestling promotion, so competition to push each other to be at their best was common. McMahon has bought up most of those competitions, so the WWE has become a fat cat that is lazy and uninspired. There are no ECW's or WCW's anymore, though TNT has sort of attempted to find a niche by basically using a ton of old and familiar faces. Many at the age of qualifying for AARP, but this company seems content with basically emulating the WWE in many ways.
The WWE's biggest event annually is called WrestleMania, which will be held in April of 2012 and is the WWE's version of the Super Bowl. Cena will square off against Johnson in a match for bragging rights on who is the biggest WWE superstar since Hulk Hogan first left the promotion in the summer of 1993. If the last WWE PPV was any indication, save yourself the $50 or so that it will cost to watch a couple of guys carefully grappling each other so no marks are left on their bodies. Two guys who will not break a sweat so their head shots remain in tact so that they can audition for another movie. Maybe the WWE needs to call itself entertainment instead of sports entertainment, because professional wrestling certainly isn't what is used to be. It is a shame because men like Lou Thesz, Bruno Samartino and Andre the Giant spilled a ton of body fluids on the mat so the sport could have a future.
Professional wrestling may soon experience a steep decline in popularity, something it has done several times since it originated in the 19th century. McMahon's vision of half naked models prancing around in the ring slapping themselves may need to be replaced with a new angle, real wrestling, which is actually an old angle. Regurgitating story lines is something professional wrestling is adept at and has done for decades. Wih the popularity of MMA and other extreme sports increasing, getting rid of the soap opera fantasy for the sake of reality would force the big stars of future WrestleMania events to actually earn their adoration. If you smell what I am cooking and can see me and the direction I am headed.
Everyone has jumped on Joe Paterno and Penn State the past month. This story, of former Nittany Lion player and coach Jerry Sandusky's child molestation charges, has been brewing for quite awhile. It began decades ago and the school paper has been talking about it for well over a year before the mainstream media swooped in like vultures to feed on the remains. Paterno was at the university for 61 years, holding the position of head coach for 49 seasons. He has the most wins ever by a Division 1A in NCAA history and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. His face is alongside Bear Bryant, Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, John Gagliardi, Robert Neyland and Eddie Robinson on the Mount Rushmore of college football coaches. Paterno was forced out of his job a few weeks ago over Sandusky's transgressions, but this may just be the beginning of change within that rarefied standard where coaches like Paterno occupy.
Another, Jim Boeheim, may soon follow Paterno to the unemployment line. Boeheim has been coaching basketball at Syracuse University since 1969. He has been the head coach since 1976, and even played guard for the school in the early sixties. He has piled up 861 wins, the fifth most ever in NCAA Division 1A history, and won a national championship in 2003. When he was hired in 1976, he named Rick Pitino and Bernie Fine as his assistants. Pitino lasted two seasons before venturing off on his own successful career as a head coach, which also includes a national championship title. Fine, who met Boeheim as a student-manager on the Orangeman's basketball team in the earlie 1960s, has been there ever since. Now he has found himself in the same hot water Sandusky is in. Years after the allegations were first murmered, a long running investigation found itself to search Fine's home yesterday. Given ample time to destroy evidence, it would be shocking if the 66 year old Fine left detectives anything to find. What has been shocking is the response of the school and media. Paterno was fired in a swift move, but Boeheim seems safe with his job.
Both head coaches not only share success in sports, but have also been accused of knowing their assistant coaches had a habit of spending a lot of time with underage boys. Critics had called for Paterno's ouster for years. Not because of Sandusky or anything of that ilk, but because they felt the game has passed him by and his age was a deterrent to success for Penn State. But Paterno just kept winning, which made the critics look stupid. When the Sandusky offenses were revealed, the critics reappeared and pounced on this story with glee. Boeheim has never faced that type of backlash. He is 17 years younger than Paterno, so he appears to have time to try and match Paterno's two national titles.
Since the allegations against Fine happened over 10 years ago, it appears there will be no charges filed in events that purportedly occurred for nearly 20 years. Syracuse has put Fine on administrative leave, but has not fired him or Boeheim. Boeheim has told many reporters the charges are false and driven by greed for cash. Yet it is interesting how Penn State went on a firing spree as soon as reports surfaced, while Syracuse has chosen to do nothing for now. Maybe the reason is Sandusky's guilt seems more obvious than Fine's, but the proof hasn't really been shown for either as of yet. Jumping the gun with assumption is something the public has been known to do when led by the media like cattle to the hamburger hut.
It has cost one legacy immortality, but it seems strange how there appears to be a process to pick and choose who is to blame.
Yooooo! Dis is 7thStoneFromTheSun, Thirds cousin.
Yo! My procrastinashuns las weak was OK. I went 10-3, so I am now 97-61 overall. Lets get too it.
Minnesota Vikings @ Atlanta Falcons
- OK, AP is hurt and da Falcons knead dis to stay close to da Saints. Easy pick. Falcons 28 Vikings 17
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals
- I don't tink dis yeers battle of Ohio will be close. Bengals 27 Browns 13
Carolina Panthers @ Indianapolis Colts
- Da Colts HAVE to win one. Don't they? Still, I'm rolling with Cam. Panthers 27 Colts 24
Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
- IF da Jags had held onto David Garrard, I'd say it'd be close. Texans 31 Jaguars 13
Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
- Both teems knead dis in order to have playoff hopes, but I tink da Bills are done. Jets 23 Bills 9
Arizona Cardinals @ Saint Louis Rams
- Dis iz a battle for last place in da NFL South. Cardinals 27 Rams 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Tennessee Titans
- Too of da most incunsistunt teems in da NFL battle, but I'm taking da Bucs run game hear. Buccaneers 23 Titans 17
Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders
- Both teems are starting quarterbacks dey didn't expect two play dis yeer. Both knead to run too win, but da Bears defense can stop da run while da Raiders defense can't. I tink Matt Forte will run wild while Caleb Hanie doesn't hurt Chicago. I tink Carson Palmer plays well, but havin no runnin game will hurt. Bears 26 Raiders 24
Washington Redskins @ Seattle Seahawks Da Skins loosing streek cuntinews. Seahawks 28 Redskins 21
New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Da Igglez gave Mike Vick $100 million, but Vince Young is da better quarterback. Tom Brady keeps da Pats in it, but I tink da Igglez have one las gasp of hangin on two playoff hopes befour reality sets in and ends dere 2011 seasun. Eagles 34 Patiots 31
Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers
- If Tim Teblow wins dis, da Bolts better fire Norv Turner in da locker room after da game. Chargers 34 Broncos 16
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
- Maybe Kyle Orton will get a few snaps in dis blow out. Steelers 34 Chiefs 10
New York Giants @ New Orleans Saints Game of the Week
- OK, deez teems is similar. Both can pass da ball. Da Saints lead da NFL in yards passing per game while da Giants rank fifth. Both rank 20th in points alloud per contest. But da Saints rank second in ponts scored per game, while New York is ranked 16th. New Orleans is 13th in yards rushing per game, while da Jints are ranked second to last. Da Giants knead to win two stay in furst place in da NFC East with da Dallas Cowboys, while a Saints loss could put them into a tie with da Falcons if Atlanta wins dis weak. New York has made a nice 2011 NFL story, considerung dey wa killed by inurys in da secundairy befour da seasun even began. But I tink Drew Brees will expose dat weekness hear. Saints 34 Giants 24
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. San Francisco 49ers
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. New Orleans Saints
6. Chicago Bears
7. Houston Texans
8. New England Patriots
9. New York Giants
10. Atlanta Falcons
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. Oakland Raiders
13. Cincinnati Bengals
14. Detroit Lions
15. New York Jets
16. Philadelphia Eagles
17. Buffalo Bills
18. Tennessee Titans
19. San Diego Chargers
20. Denver Broncos
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
22. Seattle Seahawks
23. Arizona Cardinals
24. Kansas City Chiefs
25. Jacksonville Jaguars
26. Miami Dolphins
27. Carolina Panthers
28. Minnesota Vikings
29. Washington Redskins
30. Cleveland Browns
31. Saint Louis Rams
32. Indianapolis Colts
OK, I got two go sit on da porcerlin trone and push out sum of dis Thanksgiving dinner cuz I ate to much. As dey say in Ol' Messico = A.M.F.