Yeah, I know...it is odd to see Deep Thoughts on a Monday. Beeze and I agreed to swap this week, so look for Beeze on Wednesday. I never gave much thought to writing on a particular day, but it is different. If you have read Deep Thoughts, you know that I like to grab and discuss developing stories. Since this is Monday, I almost feel like "stuff" hasn't happened yet. But, as they say...shut up and write; or something like that.
December football is special. I watched several high school championships this weekend. Do you remember a running back at Texas Tech named James Gray? Well his son is a junior at Aledo HS in Texas. They won the 4A division II championship for the second year in a row. Jonathan Gray had a pretty good season. 59 TD's this year. On Friday night, Gray rushed for 325 yards on 26 carries. He also scored 8 TD's. I saw several very talented running backs, but none like Gray. I am not sure where he will play football, but he should have plenty of offers. Wow...
I missed most of the games on Sunday because of a family Christmas party, but I did get to catch a great kick return. What makes this so great is that it was New England's guard Dan Conolly. Check this out:
The only thing better would have been for him to score, because then we would have been able to see the fat guy celebration dance!
I have to admit that I was critical of Michael Vick during his days as a Falcon. I did not think that he was an accurate passer and thought he relied too much on his running ability. I never believed that he would work hard enough to develop the finer points needed to be a top level NFL QB. This season we have seen a new Vick. Many scoffed at the amazing game against the Redskins, as the Redskins are not a good defense. I think that Sunday's game against the Giants will be the game that propels Vick to a different level. This was a game that mattered greatly to the Eagles. Down by 21 points with only 8:17 left in the game Vick put the Eagles on his back and willed them to a victory. Of course the punt return by Jackson was amazing, the reason it mattered is that Vick made it so. After watching Staubach, Elway and Montana orchestrate many late game comebacks, this game had the same characteristics. I really wished that I could have watched this game, I think it was the beginning of another great QB.
Congrats to Tony Romo on his upcoming marriage to Candace Crawford. If you have not heard, Romo got engaged to the former Miss Missouri recently. I guess since he is not doing much right now, he has time for "other" interests.
Is it just me, of does she look familiar?
I know that Jessica Simpson, Carrie Underwood and Candace Crawford are different women, but Romo certainly is consistent...blonde and beautiful are nice traits...
Being an NFL QB does have its perks.
It took prison for Michael Vick to make the necessary changes to become a very good NFL QB. WIll marriage change Tony Romo? WIll watching Jon Kitna win with his guys make a difference? There is something missing and I just cannot put my finger on it. Maybe what he needs is a good woman to settle him?
Is this the modern day John Wooden? Does Connecticut's 88 wins equal UCLA's 88?
I enjoy watching college basketball, men's college basketball. I have tried to watch the women's game, but I just never enjoyed it. I know that there are very talented athletes playing women's basketball, but it is sort of like watching soccer for me; I just don't have passion for the game. Geno Auriemma is coach of the Connecticut women's basketball team. On Sunday, they won their 88th game in a row, which is obviously a tremendous honor, as this ties the 88 game winning streak of UCLA. At a press conference on Sunday evening, Coach Auriemma gave a candid assessment of what he thought:
"I just know there wouldn't be this many people in the room if we were chasing a woman's record," the Connecticut coach said Sunday near the end of his postgame news conference. "The reason everybody is having a heart attack the last four or five days is a bunch of women are threatening to break a men's record, and everybody is all up in arms about it."
"All the women are happy as hell and they can't wait to come in here and ask questions. All the guys that loved women's basketball are all excited, and all the miserable bastards that follow men's basketball and don't want us to break the record are all here because they're pissed," Auriemma said. "That's just the way it is."
Is there a fourth group? People who don't care one way or the other? I congratulate the Connecticut women for a tremendous accomplishment, but this is simply not the same as the UCLA record for me. I am certainly not pissed because they have won as many games as UCLA. I don't see this as breaking UCLA's record because they are not playing men's basketball. Am I crazy? I just don't see this.
I feel like crap, so I think I will check it in now...
Here is a bit of Jack Handey to take with you:
To me, Judo is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers knock each other down.
Martha was watching the football game with me when she said, 'You know, most of these sports are based on the idea of one group protecting its territory from invasion by another group.' 'Yeah,' I said, trying not to laugh. Girls are funny.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week! Feel free to leave comments...