Posted on: December 7, 2008 9:26 pm

Dear Titans Fans: I'm Sorry

I'm sorry for saying several weeks ago the Jets were better than Tennessee.

I'm sorry for believing in the Jets.

I'm sorry for thinking the Jets were anything but a group of Gang Green chokers.

I'm sorry for believing in them over your Titans.

Brett Favre is overrated and done.

Titans fans: You were right and I was wrong. I'll never believe in the Jets again and I'll never doubt my new favorite team, the Titans.

That is all.
Category: NFL
Tags: Titans
Posted on: November 29, 2008 1:54 pm

Plaxico Burress = Maxwell Smart

Boy, that Plaxico Burress sure is a crack shot.

How exactly did he allegedly accidentally shoot himself?

Out of the shotgun?


I can see Burress at the club:

Woman: "Aren't you Plaxico Burress?

Burress: "Why, yes I am. Would you like to dance?"

Woman: "Yes."

(They start to dance.)

Woman: "Is that a gun in your pocket about to discharge or are you just happy to meet me?"

Isn't this type of thing that only happens to Pacman Jones?

As someone who has spent much of his life around guns, from being in the military, to target shooting, I can say this: You have to be an idiot with a bloated sense of fail to accidentally shoot yourself.

A stone, cold careless idiot.

It's good that Burress wasn't seriously injured but excuse me if I don't feel much sympathy for him.

And excuse me while I chuckle.

Said it before and I'll say it again: Athletes and guns are a terrible mix.

Absolutely, positively terrible. Because many of them -- not all -- but many are too arrogant to put the kind of time it takes to be a responsible gun owner.

Dopes and guns don't mix.

Eh, Plax?
Category: NFL
Posted on: October 6, 2008 10:22 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2008 10:34 pm

It's Open Season on Ed Hochuli

Every call he makes is argued or booed. Every move is scrutinized. Each flag he throws is seemingly challenged.

The life of referee Ed Hochuli hasn't gotten much better since that infamous day several weeks ago.

What's happening now is that every call Hochuli makes is over-scrutinized and he's not helping himself by blowing calls or missing them all together.

This was clear in the Monday night game between Minnesota and New Orleans. The crew missed a blatant facemask on Reggie Bush and called a pass that clearly hit the ground complete.

On the first call Saints coaches went insane screaming and hollering. The Vikings did the same after the Saints called a timeout after a successful deep pass by Minnesota. The Vikings felt the Saints didn't signal the timeout in, well, time.

Blown calls and angry coaches happen every Sunday but it's almost as if teams are taking advantage of Hochuli's damaged state.

Reaction to Hochuli by coaches needs to be closely watched by the NFL. It's one thing when fans boo everything Hochuli does. It's another witnessing the behavior of the coaches on both sidelines on Monday night. Teams seem to be saying: we know Hochuli, for now at least, is vulnerable and we're going to try and take advantage of that.

If that feeling remains a permanent one you have to wonder how long Hochuli can remain doing his job.
Category: NFL
Tags: Ed Hochuli
Posted on: October 1, 2008 10:36 am

Al Davis Did The Right Thing

Good for Al Davis. He took a snot nosed, backstabbing little punk and bent him over his knee.

Lane Kiffin is not some tragic Shakespearean hero knifed by Aaron the Moor. He's someone who took every opportunity he could to leak info to the media that made Davis and the organization look bad.

If you think Davis is incompetent and the Raiders dysfunctional, well, that's your right. However, you know the story when you go to Oakland. The old man is little wacky, he picks the players, he meddles. It's his team. He can do this. You just shut up and coach.

I'm not shedding any tears for Kiffin. He knew what he was getting into. Just do your job, pretty boy. Or leave.

Kiffin is shifty and sneaky and Davis looked like a skilled prosecutor laying out that exact case. It was beautiful to watch.

It was a stone, cold beat down of epic proportions.

Maybe Davis isn't the kooky old goat we all thought he was after all.

He looked lucid as hell to me.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 7, 2008 3:07 pm

Brady's Day is Over

The team just announced that Brady is not returning to the game.

I could have told you that. His knee buckled like a piece of wet pasta.

Now the real question. Just how bad is Brady's injury?
Category: NFL
Tags: Tom Brady
Posted on: September 7, 2008 1:32 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2008 1:38 pm

Uh oh. Brady's hurt

Tom Brady was helped off the field in the first quarter of New England's game against Kansas City.

Now I don't want to be alarmist. I'm not putting Brady in the morgue. But his knee went in places that aren't natural.

Brady had just delivered the football when safety Bernard Pollard crashed into Brady's leg. It wasn't a cheap shot. Just one of those ugly hits that happen in football all the time only this time it happened to Brady.

The injury looked very similar to the time Carson Palmer's knee went zig when his body went zag.

Matt Cassel is now in for Brady.

I'll update the blog regarding Brady's injury as soon as possible. However, considering when it comes to injuries the Patriots are more secretive than the NSA it may be the year 2012 before we get an update.
Category: NFL
Tags: Tom Brady
Posted on: July 23, 2008 7:11 pm

It's Your Duty Caleb

How anyone could have a problem with the Army forcing Detroit Lion Caleb Campbell into service, effectively removing him from the NFL, I don't know.

The government paid for his West Point education. The government spend tens of thousands preparing him to serve. No one forced Campbell to join. No one made him apply to West Point.

He'll have to do what many thousands of other West Point grads did: fulfill their military obligation.

And the problem with that is?

The war in Iraq will go down as one of the worst presidential blunders in history. I'm not so sure former Los Angeles county prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's argument in his best-selling book that Bush is treasonous is erroneous.

Still, Campbell knew what he was doing when he agreed to a legally binding contract.

Why should he be treated any differently from the many hundreds of thousands of other soldiers in Iraq? Soldiers who fulfilled their duty?

Because he can play football?
Category: NFL
Posted on: May 13, 2008 2:49 pm

Thanks for the shots of the cheerleaders, Bill

As I said before, this story is dead.

Nothing new to see here.

Except for the excellent shots of the San Diego Chargers cheerleaders. Thanks for that one Matt.

You know a story is dead when the biggest news to come out of Roger Goodell's Tuesday press conference are shots of the Chargers dancers, presumably made for the video staff's crank-yanking enjoyment.

The New England Patriots cheated. They got busted. They were heavily punished. The league not only investigated but gave the tapes to the media.

Please tell me how you get more transparent than that.

Or where the story goes from here.

I understand the almost irrational hatred of the Patriots by fans and many members of the media. Fans hate dynasties and the media dislikes people like Bill Belichick who make their jobs more difficult.

But the hatred has reached ridiculous proportions. The idea constantly being floated that everything the Patriots have accomplished is now tainted continues to percolate. It's a silly notion.

Just get over it people. Spygate is dead.

Now excuse me while I do a professional review of those cheerleaders shots.

I want to make sure their moves are well executed.
Category: NFL
Tags: Spygate
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