Back at it preparing for Thursdays OH. I’ve got a large DD’s Ice Coffee and a back ache from bagging leaves on Saturday and a sore set of ribs from cleaning my chimney and fireplace
I wonder when I’ll learn...
That’s what sons are for!
Sunday the wife and I went to the early service at our church and then she went out to run errands and visit her sisters while I crawled up to the TV and watched Football from 10:30AM until, well I guess it was about 10:30 PM
I watch Detroit win a game in London that they should have lost, I watched Brady dismantle the hapless Bears and then Roethlisberger throw for 522. I followed that up with the Saints beating the Packers. What a day of football.
Rex Ryan’s job had been saved last week by playing the Pats tough in a 27-25 loss on Thursday and his team signing the great Persey Harvin on Friday, Rex is back on the coaching hot seat after being dismantled by the Buffalo Bills in new Jersey 43-23.
Jets GM John Idzik (also on the hot seat at the goodship J-E-T-S) said he won’t commit to Rexy beyond this season. Izdik said of himself,
“I need to get better at everything I do as a GM”
That’s true John but hardly possible. I ask you, as hard as they tried did:
- That leopard change his spots to stripes?
- Tim Tebow become a better passer?
- Did Heavy weight boxer Mike Tyson become a better husband
- And did quintessential bigot John Rocker become a volunteer at an inner city soup kitchen?
I think the conversation in NY is, what GM/HC tandem makes sense?
this action needs to happen fast, maybe not wait till the end of the season.
Maybe just maybe actually pay professionals to do the job. I know this is crazy but how about hire a proven GM and have him hire the HC...
Most importantly... how do they pull this off and not look like the…NY Jets
Because believe me;
or Rich Kotite are not walking thru that door.
Tom Brady played his 100th regular season home game and now has a record in those games of 87-13.
Brady has closed to within 267 yards of Bronco great John Elway with the Bronco’s next up for the Pats on Sunday.
Demarco Murray has rushed for 1054 yards in 8 games a new NFL mark that he adds to each week. He currently leads #2 rusher Arian Foster (766), by 288 yards
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 522 yards and 6 TD’s on Sunday. Ben becomes the only NFL QB to have two 500+ yard passing games in history.
If the Season ended today the NFL playoffs would look like this
1. Denver 6-1 and the first bye
2. Patriots 6-2 and the second bye
3. Cincinnati 4-2-1
4. Indianapolis 5-3
5. San Diego 5-3
6. Buffalo 5-3
Just out side Baltimore and Pittsburgh both 5-3
1. Arizona 6-1 and the first bye
2. Detroit 6-2 and the second bye
3. Dallas 6-2
4. Carolina 3-4-1
5. Philadelphia 5-3
6. Green Bay 5-3
Just out side San Fran and Seattle both 4-3
In case you live under a rock you know Denver (6-1)vs
New England (6-2)game of the week
Manning vs Brady episode 16
With Peyton Manning passing Bret Farve in the career TD pass stat category of endless stats the conversation around the office and bowling lanes has been again:
Who’s better Brady or Manning.
We do this every year, it is a ridiculous argument. Both are great, both are HOF bound, arguments can be made and supported for each being the best of all time. I won’t engage in a wordy argument…I still have Joe Montana at the top of the totem pole of great NFL QB’s
I could go on and give you the Tale of the tape with Manning and Brady and point out what you can finds out in multiple places this week, TD’s playoff wins, yards and hot wives…so I’ll leave that to others and just say
This weekends game will be all hyped all the time but once kickoff at 4:25 PM Sunday
at frosty windy Gillette. Two good teams will square off in an epic battle for that #1 seed. Denver has been the better team, only loss was that OT loss to Seattle early on. The Pats started 2-2 with those ugly losses to Miami and KC before righting the ship (Offensive line) and watching vintage Brady reel off 4 straight impressive wins.
This game will be a rematch of last seasons AFC Championship game. Denver took that one in Denver 26-16. The Patriots won the regular season match up last November 34-31 in OT.
The Key to victory is the battle and chess game between Denver’s offensive maestro Peyton Manning and the Pats Defensive genius Bill Belichick.
Not to diminish Brady’s play or the Denver’s defense, Brady will put up points… this will come down to the Pats D stopping (or limiting) Manning and could come down to a game winning FG into the wind or with it on this cold November evening in Foxborough.
Oldharry’s pick…New England 31- Denver 28
World Series, San Fran and Kansas City all tied at 3-3 as of this writing and I won't have time to give you the final...but you don't depend on me for scores and facts anyway. Jake Peavy won a WS last year with the Red Sox couldn't get out of the 2nd inning in game six in a 10-0 loss to KC.
After enjoying the traditional duck boat prade in Boston, Southern boy Peavy bought a duck boat and brought it back to the Alabama homestead and put it in his personal pond. If San Fran wins he says he's buying a trolly car.
and maybe put some tracts around that pond.
Jake Peavy and his duck boat at home
The DITKAH’s stayed atop the league standings by beating the second place team at the position night matchup. I love handicap leagues, they clearly out bowled us but once you add those Hc’s in we win 6 of 8 points and remain on top with a 48-16 record. Eat a couple of sauages and drink some beers guys...
That's all for this week, don't forget to fall back one hour this weekend and don't miss Lanz to my right!