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Cincinnati Bengals Blow Smoke While ESPN Blows Tim Tebow
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Like a pound of high grade skunk smuggled past the vigilant guard dogs at an airport by being crazy glued to the taint of a 400 lbs midget, it is time for POINTLESS PONDERING.
 
Does anyone besides me make the huge mistake of turning on ESPN while an actual sporting event is not being broadcast? Not that crap the network pretends is a sport, like poker or competitive eating, but a sport where a participant actually breaks a sweat from physical activity while not sitting on their fat asses?
 
I did.
 
Turning on the boob tube one day, I saw ESPN oozing out a gabfest called "First Take." The shrow sprinkles a few active and retired athletes around three women who are the main characters of this pretend talk show. The most dramatic queen of the three is a geriatric know-nothing named Skip Bayless.
 
Bayless, who probably couldn't tell you who George Halas was even though he was born ahead of Papa Bear, has the memory of a fruit fly and thinks that everything at this moment is the 'greatest of all-time.'  This pole smoker is known throughout ESPN as the former sports journalist who tries to get attention by besmirching athletes like Lebron James.
 
ESPN has been in mourning since Brett Favre retired finally a few months ago. Missing scrolling his name in huge letters constantly across the viewers screen, they still mention the Hyckocrite several times a day even if Favre is no longer part of the sports landscape and was last seen being accused of molesting women younger than his own children.
 
They knew they had a replacement lined up. A guy who, compared to Favre, is akin to being near beer versus real beer. Yet, like Favre, his concocted image far outweighs his actual abilities or talents. In others words : all hype and no substance. Just like EPSN itself.
 
Bayless and his fellow paparazzi have spent the 2011 NFL season drooling and batin' to Tim Tebow's picturesque image. Tebow, who is a third-string quarterback who even has a former first-round draft pick bust named Brady Quinn ahead of him on the depth chart, has become a polarizing figure thanks to the constant attention he receives from stalkers who pose as sports media members.
 
Tebow is not even close to being a NFL quarterback in most experts eyes, but do not tell that to Bayless. The old fruit spends every possible moment he can calling Tebow the best player the Denver Broncos have, because Bayless is a typical NFL puppet who believes the game revolves around the universe of this one position on the gridiron.
 
Ever since ESPN took over the Monday Night Football duties, they have tried to rival the NFL's own network in soft coverage they try to pawn off as news to viewers, carefully trying not to besmirch the monster entity. They earned this by constant on-air fellatio on the likes of Favre and other questionable characters with personal lives just as shady as the Hyckocrite's is.
 
A few weeks ago, Denver was losing agame on Monday Night Football. Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton played admirably, despite having terrible blocking and a shoddy rushing attack that produced a paltry 25 yards from his running backs against one of the worst run defenses in the league.
 
While Orton threw for over 300 yards in a game Denver would lose by a field goal, ESPN spent their times using the cameras to scan the stands for any idiot wearing a Tebow jersey or holding a sign professing their love for a player who has yet to do anything worth noting on a professional football field. The same "Christian" fans who would later piss away $10 grand on a billboard showing support for Tebow instead of doing something for society... like feeding homeless children.
 
Skippy has twisted his manpon since this moment, as well as showing the world once again he knows absoloutely nothing about football. Bayless has basically called Orton a loser while proclaiming Tebow to be the next Favre. He continued his tirade even after Orton led Denver to a win after getting help from an effective rushing attack last Sunday.
 
It doesn't really seem it will matter if Tebow is a career reserve or a future Hall of Famer to ESPN, because the network has found their new deity to stand along Favre on the ESPN pedestal. They will continue to feed their sheep while dropping his and the Hyckocrite's name at every turn possible, while viewers are forced to watch people like Bayless drools incessantly at perverted dreams that will never come true.
 
 
 
Breaking news! A Cincinnati Bengals player is in trouble with the law. No...wait! Make that two Bengals. As Led Zeppelin once said, "The Song Remains The Same."
 
Some franchises are forever snakebitten by bad karma, it seems. The ghosts of men Paul Brown, who founded the team, screwed over seem to be drowning this team in ignorance and forgettable obscurity. Somewhere upstairs, the ghosts of Mac Speedie and others are probably smiling in content as yet another Bengals player embarrasses himself, his family and teammates.
 
Whether the player is a moron like Adam "Pac Man" Jones paralyzing a person for life after making it 'rain money' at a strip club, or a deceased player like Chris Henry for having continual alcohol issues while alive, the Bengals franchise has had their players arrested over 32 times since 2000. It is easily this highest number amongst NFL teams, and this issue is a huge reason the team has gone 73-104 since 2000.
 
Brown, a legendary Hall of Fame coach who won seven championships in his 17 years with the Cleveland Browns, founded the Bengals in 1968. Though he coached in Cincinnati for just eight years, he got the franchise off to a fast start by helping them to a 55-56-1 record. He then ran the team from his offices from 1976 to 1991, when he died of complications from pneumonia.
 
The Bengals reached the playoffs three times with Brown as their head coach, then four more times with him as the general manager. This includes the only two Super Bowl appearances in franchise history, where Brown's teams lost both times to the San Francisco 49ers. The team has reached the playoffs just twice since Brown passed away.
 
It is ironic the team lost both Super Bowls to the 49ers Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh. Walsh is another person who was once screwed over by Brown after having been a Bengals assistant coach from 1968 to 1975. He was promised the Bengals head coaching job for years, but offensive line coach Bill "Tiger" Johnson was chosen instead.
 
Johnson resigned five games into the 1978 season while Walsh became the San Francisco head coach in 1979 and won three Super Bowls in his nine seasons on the Niners sidelines. Brown was accused of almost preventing Walsh of even getting the head coaching job in San Francisco once by Walsh himself.
 
Walsh claimed that Brown "worked against my candidacy" to be a head coach anywhere in the league. "All the way through I had opportunities, and I never knew about them," Walsh said. "And then when I left him, he called whoever he thought was necessary to keep me out of the NFL."
 
It is reminiscent of Brown's issues with Speedie, a Pro Bowl wide receiver during the Browns championship years. When Speedie wanted a raise in pay, he was rebuffed by Brown. He then bolted to the Canadian Football League for a bigger paycheck.
 
Years later, Speedie became a coach and scout in the American Football League. The Bengals joined the AFL initially, so the two men once met on the gridiron before a contest. When Speedie extended his hand as a greeting, Brown turned his back on him after telling Speedie, "Yes, I know. You're the one who went to Canada."
 
Speedie went to his grave believing Brown's influence prevented his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are other frustrating examples of how Paul Brown infuriated people along his career, but time constraints will inhibit this endeavor. 
 
His son Mike hasn't done any better since taking over the team, as the Bengals have gone 113-181 under his regime. He is known for his frugality and much as he is for overseeing squads that frequently have members ending up arrested.
 
Brown has frustrated people himself, as recently seen by quarterback Carson Palmer's refusal to play for the team and walking away from millions of dollars after Brown turned down his request to be traded to another team.
 
Now current players Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins are in trouble after being arresting in a drug sting where over five pounds of marijuana was taken from Simpson's home after undercover agents delivered about two pounds of the drug to the wide receivers home. 
 
Simpson, who is leading the Bengals in receptions this year, has been viewed a disappointment as a player since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by the team. Before 2011, he had appeared in just 11 games and had 21 receptions in his career. Collins, drafted two rounds behind Simpson in 2008, has started has started 16 of 34 career games as an offensive tackle.  
 
Both of their NFL careers are in jeopardy right now, a conundrum the league offices are used to dealing with when it comes to Bengals players. It may seem to be business as usual for this team, but the act has to have worn thin for the NFL long ago. Perhaps the only way out of these constant messes for the Bengals is to hold an exorcism in an attempt to finally bring this team good karma
 
 
 
 
Yoooooooooooo!  Dis iz 7thStone once again!  I decided too unplastksoirgeree myself and get my good looks back. I got tired runnin round wifout my handsum mug.
 
Yo! I iz 21-11 overall now after goin 11-5 las weak. Not two shabby, not to strong. Capeesh? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Carolina Panthers
 
I know Cam Newton has a lot of passin yards, but yoooooooo! Da Panthers dont run da ball no mo! WTF iz dey paying DeAngelo Williams all dat cash and givin him da ball on just 22 times so far? Jonathan Stewart, who ran for 1,133 yards in 2009, has only 23. Newton leads da teem in rushing attempts and yards, besides bein da only Panther to run four a score dis seasun.
 
I don't care how good Newton iz, dat is STUPID Yo! Dis teem kneads two run too win! For all dat passin, dey iz still only 18th in scoring in da NFL so far. Da D is 26th in points allowed.
 
Dey should move up dis week facin a Jags teem dat has one player, Maurice Jones-Drew, who can actually do sumfin with da football. Jack Del Rio's gamble on cuttin David Garrard has looked dumb so far because his replacemint sucked donkey balls. Capeesh?
 
Now Jacksonville is starting there rookie quarterback, but dis guy cant do any badder den da scrub dat was their las weak. Still, dey is goin to feed MJD da ball like 30 times or more. Dat will bee da key hear.
 
Jaguars 23   Panthers 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings
 
Da Donovan McNabb Era haz gone so good dat Vikings fans iz calling four rookie Christian Ponder. Dis teen cant score and dey iz ranked 31st in da league in passing.
 
Detroit iz doin just what we all tought dey iz doin. Yo! Dis teem iz four reel. Capeesh? Watch dem and sea what I meen.
 
Lions 34    Vikings 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Francisco 49ers @ Cincinnati Bengals
 
Yo! Not only did da Bungles top receiver get busted with sum good smoke by da Feds da other day, da teem just found out top running back Cedric Benson iz being suspended three games. Guess Benson can go finish out his jail time now after his apeel iz reduces his sentence or gets rejected next Tuesday.
 
Da Niners blew a win las week, but dat iz cuz Alex Smith is just a crap QB. Dis piece of crap is going to be benched wifin three weeks, mark my words. But da 49ers iz pissed enough over las weak to win dis one.
 
49ers 24    Bengals 19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miami Dolphins @ Cleveland Browns
 
OK, da Browns iz not as good as I tought dey would be. Dey iz young, so I still feal dey will bee good by da end of da yeer. Miami iz da better teem hear, espeshully after finding a good running back in Daniel Thomas las weak.
 
Dolphins 27    Browns 24
 
 
 
 
 
 
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
 
Everyone iz happy da Bills is 2-0. But da dreem stops hear. A reality check is cummin. Capeesh?
 
Patriots 37    Bills 27
 
 
 
 
 
 
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
 
I saw dis stat dat Mike Vick completed 43% of his passes against da Giants blitz las yeer. Now da dog killer is hurtin in his chicken neck.
 
Still, da Jints secondary sucks ass and Eli Manning just has had reality's scrotum teabagging his girly ass so far. Dis boob says he in a elite QB, but do elite quarterbacks lead a 27th ranked scoring offense wif a 80 QB rating? Dat ratin goes down more against dem three Pro Bowl cornerbacks Philly has.
 
Eagles 30   Giants 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans
 
Da Titans shocked da NFL in weak 2 by beatin da Ravens HANDILY with no running game to speek of. Chris Johnson looks like a guy who didn't do training camp with his 77 yards on 33 carries.
 
But dat defense is da story Yo! Ranked fouth in da league in points allowed, it iz hard to pass on dem. Dey already have alreddy forced 8 turnovers.
 
Denver kneads to run da ball hear. Dey cant rely on just chuckin passes, so mebbe Tim Teblow will run a few option plays since dat iz about allhe iz good four.
 
Titans 20   Broncos 10
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints
 
Since 1950, only 11 running backs have run for over 100 yards in their first 2 career games. This list includes Hall of Famers Earl Campbell and Marshall Faulk. Another guy is dis list iz Ben Tate of da Texans. Look four him do get his third easily against a terruble Saints run defense.
 
Drew Brees will be testin out Wade Phillips revamped Houston defense. They rank first in both points and yards allowed so far. Dis will bee da difference as dat explosive Texans offense wears down a mediocre Saints defense.
 
Texans 38   Saints 27
 
 
 
 
 
 
New York Jets @ Oakland Raiders
 
Watchin da Raiders blow dat win against Buffalo las weak was ugly yo. While dey can score points, dey cant stop opponents from scoring. Da Raider have scored and given up 58 points, not a formula four success.
 
Da Jets dont let opponents score. Oaklands rushing attack is there best strength, while da Jets run defense is dat squads best strength. Plus New York kneads to stay pace wif da Pats yo.
 
Jets 34    Raiders 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers
 
Da Chiefs are goin so bad, head coach Todd Haley will bee luckin two win five games dis yeer. All there best players are getting hurt so bad, dey iz out all seesun. Da Chargers offense iz just two powerfull.
 
Chargers 42    Chiefs 14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baltimore Ravens @ Saint Louis Rams
 
Da Ravens got embarrassed last weak after embarrasin da Steelers da weak before. Saint Louis iz goin to attack dat suspect Ravens secondary dat iz ranked 28th in passing yards alloud. With deep threat Lee Evans out dis weak, Baltimore will knead to rely on da run game and young tight ends.
 
Sam Bradford won't have Danny Amendola two throw too, so Mike Sims-Walker will knead two bee big. Even if star halfback Steven Jackson plays this weekend, he may be best served is the passing attack since Baltimore is stout against the run.
 
Ravens 24   Rams 21 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Game of the Week
 
This could be a helluva battle! Da Bucs rediscovered the run game las weak, witch will helps against a mediocre Falcons defense that is 28th in points alloued and 27th in yards alloud. Tampa Bay cannot leen on da pass game as much as dey have da furst too weaks.
 
Matt Ryan has been incunsistunt so far, but he did help Atlanta cum back in a thrillin win las weak. Pro Bowl halfback Michael "Burner" Turner has been da Falcons biggest star this yeer, which is not a good deel for a Buccaneers defense disappointedly ranked 31st in run defense and 28th in total yards alloud.
 
Da best run game should win dis, witch iz why I iz goin wif Atlanta.
 
Falcons 23    Buccaneers 17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
 
Da Bears have played no teem more den dey have da Pack. Though they are 91-83-6 against Green Bay, da teems have met just twice in postseesun. Da last time was in da 2010 NFC Championship Game, where da Packers prevailed 21-14. In da three games dey played las yeer, every contest was decided by a one score difference.
 
Da 2011 Bears season iz lookin a lot like 2010, where da defense is carrying a erratic offense. The Bears offense kneads two step up dis weak cuz da Pack has da worst pass defense in da NFL after givin up 800 yards in da air alreddy.
 
But da Packers got weapons galore on offense. Plus dey take care of da football by not turnin it over. The secondary is da weekness of da Chicago defense, so I expect Aaron Rodgers to pick them apart when he kneads it mostest.
 
Packers 23   Bears 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
 
Yo! Snoozeville! Capeesh? Let's leeve it at Larry Fitzgerald has a big day.
 
Cardinals 30   Seahawks 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts
 
OK, Kerry Collins iz alreddy banged up and hasn't even been in da Colts system for to months. Dis iz not a good sign when facing a angry Steelers teem still seething for having there butts kicked two weaks ago.
 
Steelers 34   Colts 10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
 
OK, dis rivalry is like all NFL rivalrees today. Watered down by free agency, so dey have A LOT less meening to da players these daze. But Dallas is banged up good and da undefeeted Redskins iz healthy.
 
If dat moron Kyle Shanahan does almost blow it again wif his crappy play calling, like how the jackass forgot da run game in da second half of las weaks win after Tim Hightower had dominated da furst half, den Washington should get there 39th win in 101 games versus da Cowboys thanks too dat solid defense.
 
Redskins 27   Cowboys 24
 
 
 
 
 
Power Rankings
 
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Houston Texans
3. New York Jets
4. New England Patriots
5. Detroit Lions
6. Washington Redskins
7. Buffalo Bills
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. Philadelphia Eagles
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Chicago Bears
13. Tennessee Titans
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. New Orleans Saints
16. San Diego Chargers
17. Oakland Raiders
18. New York Giants
19. Dallas Cowboys
20. Cincinnati Bengals
21. Jacksonville Jaguars
22. Arizona Cardinals
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Miami Dolphins
25. San Francisco 49ers
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Saint Louis Rams
28. Denver Broncos
29. Seattle Seahawks
30. Carolina Panthers
31. Indianapolis Colts
32. Kansas City Chiefs
 
 
 
 
 
OK, I gots two go. I gots dis fine hunny lined up at dis club I know. She can spin on a pole, capeesh? As dey say in Ol' Messico = A.M.F. 
 
  
Storminnorman's Sports Views
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As I sit here contemplating the events of the past week, and the fact that tonight is wrestling night with my wife's cousin and his group returning for Smackdown. I was thinking to myself sure am glad there are other real things in life to deal with.....

I was watching television this morning, seeing our Republican controlled Congress acting selfish as usual concerning the impact the weather is having on our friends in the Northeast. Be safe my friends until our elected officials finally get their heads out of their asses and do the right thing for you......

I was watching the final burn on Jim Rome's page yesterday, when I realized something. It was okay when everyone was putting it on the Lions over the past decade, but now as the tables are turning and the Lions are starting to become a better team the teams other teams are not liking it. I did not see this as rubbing it in the Chiefs faces, I seen as taking advantage of a situation, it was not the Lions players fault Kansas City gave them the ball 3 times in the fourth quarter around the 35 yard line. C'mon when the Lions were doing that, it did not bother the other teams to pound the ball in their face and add points to the score.

 

 

Sorry guys and gals, but this is the NFL where one of the tiebreakers is points for. You do not see Tom Brady relax when he is up by 30 points, he is still throwing the ball and trying to put more points on the board until the clock reaches 0:00.\

 

 

I want to believe that this is a positive step in what would be considered the building of a good football team, good teams are ruthless and kick you when you are down, they are not remorseful they just keep adding to your misery.

 

 


Finally, in the spirit of "Freaky Friday," here is a little picture for Scotty who is a bit under the weather. Hope you are well soon bro, missed your Wednesday post.....

 

Thanks for reading my post and have a great weekend....

Rants and Raves
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Tags: ACC Syracuse Pittsbugh Big East

I am typing this on my iPhone at the rehab site I am at.

Just found a computer at the rehab facility that i can use.

I want to thank all the Gabbers for the well wishes. If there is no pain there is no gain is so true in the rehab process.

I was shocked to read that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are going to the ACC. It will make their football programs better,.plus it will no longer allow Duke basketball to go undefeated in the conference. Sometimes change is good.

Til next time Scott

Deep Thoughts 9-21-11
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Tags: NFL NCAA football Texas high school football

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Life is buzzing along here in the gradually cooling Texas hill country. It appears that we have left the 100 degree weather behind, although we are still pegging the mid 90's. This past weekend, Austin hosted the Austin City Limits music festival. Since I am an old fart and don't like to sit with 100,000 folks and sweat, I did not go. But from those that I talked to, the festival was a great event. This music festival grows more musically relevant each year and is another reason so many musicians love Austin. If you are in the area next September, you may want to check this out. I understand that tickets are already on sale, so good luck getting a ticket if you wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few videos of ACL, but there are three days of music available if you want more.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Since this is a sports blog, I guess I should get busy with sports...

 

 

 

 

 

So we are in the home stretch of baseball and thanks to the wild card races, baseball is still interesting. If you think about it, look where we would be right now without the wild card races. Boston and Tampa would realistically be on the outside looking in. Atlanta, St. Louis and San Francisco would be playing out the string. I know that some of you don't care for the wild card, but it sure has added excitement to the end of the season.

The Rays have caught fire and it is interested to watch Red Sox fans suddenly have to root for the Yankees to win. After taking 3 of 4 from Boston, Tampa Bay faces the Yankees. The Red Sox lost a heart breaker tonight to Baltimore and lost a chance to add a game to their wild card lead over the Rays. Nova pitched 7 and 2/3 of shut out ball to lead the Yankees over the Rays. Nova has proven to be one of the Yankees best pitchers this year. I will repeat that...Ivan Nova has proven to be one of the most effective Yankee pitchers this year. I look at the Yankee pitching and wonder how they are approaching 100 wins.

Tomorrow is a big day for Boston. Beckett takes the bump and his team needs a shut down performance to pull them from their late season swoon. Boston is loaded with talented position players, but unless the team finds another arm to go with Beckett, it will be tough sledding; assuming they hold onto the wild card spot.

 

The NL wild card race has become a three team affair. The Giants finally figured out how to score a few runs and put together a nice 8 game win streak. It appears that it was just a bit too late to catch the DBacks, but they still have a chance to catch the Braves. St. Louis also has begun to play much better of late and are only 2 1/2 games back of the Braves. The Braves got a much needed victory tonight over the Marlins and with 9 games left and control their own destiny. Injuries have hampered the Braves pitching staff and it has been difficult for them to put wins together. This time of year, it always seems to come down to the pitching. As Harold Reynolds said tonight on MLB TV...nobody wants to see the Giants in the playoffs. They have a talented staff top to bottom and with Wilson as closer, are a dangerous team.

As the season winds down, it appears that Ichiro will fall short of 200 hits this season. After tonight's game, Ichiro has 176 hits. With 9 games left and probably around 40 or so at bats, 24 hits seems a tall order; even for Ichiro. Speaking of 200 hits, the Rangers have a player that achieved 200 hits tonight. Michael Young. What a pro Young is. If anyone wanted to model themselves after a player, Michael Young would be a good player to choose. Infinitely talented, he is a great teammate and leader. Many felt that Texas' hopes for the playoffs left with Cliff Lee...I am not so sure that this Texas team doesn't have the talent to play into October.

I know that I will be watching...

 

 



 

 

 

 

So how do you like the NFL season so far? I mentioned a few weeks back that I sensed a changing of the guard in some divisions. While it is impossible to predict the future based upon 2 games, it is clear that fans in Detroit and Buffalo are much happier with what they see this year. The Texans have had a nice start, but this week's game against New Orleans will show exactly where they are. For what it's worth, I think the Texans make a game of it. Buffalo will also see if they are ready to play with the big boys as they play New England this week. I am not sure if Buffalo can stop Brady, but I think that Fitzpatrick will have some success against the Patriots. This will be a fun game to watch.

What has happened to the resurgence in KC? After a decent season last year, I expected KC to take a few more steps forward. Now, it is questionable if they even will win a few games. Boy did the get hammered last week. It looks like a long season for the Chiefs and their fans.

Last week, I implied that Tony Romo was cursed and unable to lead Dallas in the clutch. Well, after watching Romo come back into the game and lead his team to an OT win against the 49ers, I have to say...great job Tony. I know, you will say it was against the 49ers. My thought is that it does not matter who the team was, coming back into the game with a fractured rib was the type of leadership that this team needs. Have you ever had a broken rib? I have and I cannot imagine playing football. It was all that I could do to breathe, much less get tackled. Maybe this is what this team has been looking for. Dallas has the talent to win a super bowl, but injuries will tell the tale. Dallas is not very deep and if the injuries continue to mount, Dallas will struggle to make the playoffs.

 

One last NFL thought...watching Monday Night Football, I saw two Giant defenders flop because they could not keep up with the Rams offense. I suppose this happens, but damn...at least they could not get up after some type of collision. See for yourself...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Two-Giants-players-feign-simultaneous-injuries-t?urn=nfl-wp7507 

 

 

 



 

 

 

College football. We all have our favorite teams, but each of has something different that draws us to the game. There are traditions that make the college game interesting to me. I have never been a USC fan, but I have always appreciated their cheerleaders. I am not a Notre Dame fan, but TD Jesus is something you just don't forget. You don't have to be a Texas fan to recognize Bevo or Big Bertha. Each school has a tradition that is unique to that institution. Many of Texas A&M's traditions have to do with beating Texas; a team that they will soon likely not face each year. The game of college football has left tradition behind to chase the dollars. My favorite school is Texas and they leading the greedy pack. I listened to Mack Brown last night and he made an appeal that made sense. The game is about the student athlete. As schools begin to attach themselves to conferences scattered across the country it leaves parents less opportunity to watch their kids play. Fans will be faced with added travel expense to watch their favorite teams. It is interesting that the NCAA has long used travel costs and school time missed as reasons to not have a playoff. Does this only matter during December?  

Garret Gilbert began the season as the Texas QB. After an unimpressive game against Rice and two interceptions against BYU. Gilbert was benched. He took the benching in stride, but I wondered what he would do? With younger players starting in front of you, there is not much future ahead. Today, it was announced that Gilbert had season ending shoulder surgery. What? There has been no mention of a shoulder issue. As I think about this...since Gilbert played so little of this year, he could realistically appeal the NCAA for a medical red shirt year, right? So, if he transfers and receives the red shirt year he would have two seasons left to start over. Very interesting.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

The Westwood teepee is gone and the Warriors have a new inflatable. The new inflatable was debuted in San Antonio against SA Lee.

 

The Warriors traveled south to visit the Lee Rebels. Five minutes into the game the score was Westwood 21 Lee 0. Ben Johnson returned and demonstrated his health with a 65 yard TD run. Desmond Wyatt added  3 catches for a 133 yards and  2 TD's. Colin McGuire added a 44 yard field goal in Westwood's strong 38 to 7 performance. The game was over early, but the Warriors finished the game healthy and were able to provide valuable playing time for the younger players. Next week is the first district game for Westwood. This is big game against a very tough Stony Point Tiger team. Stony Point is nationally ranked each year and is always a tough test. This is the first year that Westwood matches up and should be a great game. Here are a few videos of the Lee game:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all that I have for today, but here is a bit of Jack Handey to take with you:

 

 

If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker. It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance.

 

 

The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lie down on some seaweed and roll around until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and say, "Hey, I'm Vine Man!" 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday's Tantrum - 9/20/11
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Welcome to the tantrums, where this week we look forward to the official arrival of Autumn, and the start of outdoor activities and celebrations.  Here, I think we call it “Indian Summer”.  Days getting shorter, temperature very slowly starts dropping (still in the 90’s).  We’re getting to the best sports time of the year.  The NFL is underway, MLB is winding down it’s long regular season, and the NHL is starting to roll out their season.

Rant of the Week – Cal Football.  Hey Jeff Tedford and the Cal Golden Bears, where the hell did you find Presbyterian?  Why did you even consider taking a game against a team from the Big South?  What, you couldn’t play Sacramento State, UC Davis, Cal Poly, or (heaven forbid) San Diego State?  What, a local junior college wasn’t available?  Shake yourselves, you’re in the freaking Pac-12 and you’re playing a school nobody has ever heard of before?  I get Georgia and Wake Forest playing teams from that conference because they’re nearby, but this is utter and complete bullshit! 

MLB.   Hey SF Giants, welcome to the party!  Too little too late?  Four games back in the Wild Card and five games back in the division with nine games left to play?  Doesn’t look too good right now.

Speaking of not looking good, hey Boston, the Rays are only two games back?

Lastly, all that turmoil and the L. A. Dodgers are sitting at .500?  Nice job to them.  Now get rid of Frank McCourt.

NFL.   I got to watch the Oakland/Buffalo game early and let me tell you that I gotta believe both teams are for real, and at worst are pushovers no more.  The Amish Rifle is freaking incredible and far underrated.  I had half a mind to draft him and probably should have.  I did draft Fred Jackson thankfully.  When are the Raiders gonna clean up the sloppy play that earns them flags?  It is going to kill them, and this could be a very good year for them.

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys – what is with everybody on TV polishing Rob Ryan’s knob?  Look Talking Heads, he isn’t Jesus, he’s a Defensive Coordinator, no different than the ones that hold the same job 31 other places. 

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys #2 – Hey rest of the NFL, when you develop a defensive game plan for the Cow-patties, why don’t one of you mix in a way to contain Jason Whitten?  How the hell does this guy get so wide open so many times week after week?

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys #3 – Don’t go patting yourselves on the back, you beat the San Francisco 49ers.  YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AND BY A LOT LARGER MARGIN, CERTAINLY NOT IN OVERTIME!

All those talking junk about Indy not having a backup QB?  Kerry Collins will do just fine, but I would recommend looking for somebody other than Curtis Painter.

Don’t think I’m not celebrating “The Dream Team” not only taking a loss, but their defense giving up 35 points!  How ya like that hype there Ea-Gals???

Dunta Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons needs a serious wake-up call before he seriously injures somebody.  This idiot got fined $40,000 and still claims he didn't do anything wrong.  Look at the tape again,  leading with the helmet, going head-to-head, followed by a forearm up around the head tells me he was intending to hurt somebody.

College Football.  Damn if Oklahoma didn’t come into Doak Campbell and knock off my Seminoles.  Missed the game, but this sucks!  Heard E. J. Manuel hurt his shoulder.  Seems like Oklahoma has just written their own ticket to the BCS Championship game. 

Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC?  I kinda like it, but this could open the door to much bigger things finally.  For instance, what will be the response of the Big Ten?  Do they finally get off their ass and go after West Virginia?  This will NEVER happen, but why doesn’t Texas grow a set and join the SEC?  For that matter, why doesn’t Florida State?

If given a choice between programs I despise, I’ll root for Miami over Blow-hio State every time and my faith was rewarded. 

Not being home Saturday, I can only go on reports, did Navy really give South Carolina a tough game only to lose it in the 4th Quarter?  This is why the big boys won’t schedule teams like Navy and Boise State because they know what potentially can happen.  Lattimore ran for 246 yards, not unexpected against an undersized and under-athletic group of Middies, but they still nearly pulled it off.  Keep it going Navy!

Beaver Report.  The boys went down to the Bay Area and picked up a 42-7 win Saturday Night.  Game was boring after the first quarter when the Beavs went up 21-0.  But the refs were flag happy, the opponents were trying to goad the Beavers into fisticuffs, and it was just a weird night overall.  The fact that everybody got out of there in one piece is probably the best news of all.

Speaking of which, I know chop blocks are part of the game, but it seems to me that somebody is going to get hurt severely if the refs don’t start calling that more.

On a different note, it was nice to have to wear a sweater to a game.  Granted its September, but what was it Mark Twain once said:  “The coldest winter I’ve had was a Summer in San Francisco”…

Next week, back to the heat and their toughest game of the season against the Delta Mustangs.

Mustang Football.   This generation of Mustangs makes me confused.  All the talent in the world, but zero emotion and that leads to flat play.  They went down and got smoked 33-19.  This team known for its run game only got 56 yards offense in the first half. 

Music – Gretchen Wilson.  Somebody for the regular guy/gal.

 

Douche Bag of the Week – San Francisco 49er fans.  Time to once again bust the imaginary balls of the White Wine Sippin’, brie cheese eating, front-running bandwagon faux 49er fans that sit in the stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  How can you idiots call yourselves fans when the HATED Dallas Cow-pukes come into your house and their fans make more noise than you?  No way around it – YOU SUCK!!!  Here’s an idea Biff, put the pink polo shirt with the sweater accessory wrapped around you away and come to the game in a jersey.  Slam the brew in the tailgate and talk 49er FOOTBALL during said tailgate rather than stock portfolios, sales pitches, or alternative lifestyles you stupid douchebags.  Put down the friggin cell phones during the game and actually pay attention to what’s happening down on the field.

 

PEACE AND RANTING FOREVER!!!

 

 


 

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