Posted on: September 22, 2008 10:22 am
Edited on: September 22, 2008 10:24 am
So, I was looking at the NFL section of Sportsline this morning and I noticed this countdown clock for a game 3 weeks away. It is between the Chargers and the Patriots. Now I ask you, and solicit your response, why on earth is there a countdown clock for that game? It's a battle of a terrible defense versus a now meager offense. There are many better games out there than this one that come before this game. Granted if Merriman and Brady were in this game I could see the appeal. This is just CBS clinging to the AFC because that is the conference that the hold the TV rights to. Fox Sports is much better off this year because the best teams have emerged as NFC teams. Think about it. If you have to name the best teams for the season so far you will have more NFC than AFC in there. Giants, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers should probably be top 5 with the Denver Broncos rounding it out. But aside from the Broncos what other AFC team can you put in the top 5? Note: the Broncos barely make it into the top 5 because their defense isn't stopping anybody and bad call has them 3-0 instead of 2-1. The Steelers are good, but proved yesterday they weren't better than the NFC teams named here. Colts are not good. Patriots lost to the Dolphins yesterday...where was the defense and Randy Moss? Bills are 3-0 but they almost lost to the Raiders yesterday. Can the case be made for anybody else? I'd put the Titans at the number 6 slot because of what they have managed to accomplish so far, but the mental toughness of that team worries me. If they keep it together they will play the Broncos in the AFC championship game this year. The pendulum is coming back to the NFC after years of AFC dominance. It was bound to happen at some point, and it appears this is going to be the year it happens. So again, why is CBS highlighting the SD v. NE game if not for trying to hype up their own product?
Posted on: March 22, 2008 12:55 pm
Pacman Jones is now being looked at by the Cowboys as a possibility for a trade. Why? Is he one of the best defensive players in the game? Probably. He hasn't played in over a year so who knows. Is he full of potential? Yes, and he proved that with the Titans. Is he a menace to society? Absolutely. I am all in favor of giving guys a second chance, but I draw the line when a player says over and over again that they were in the wrong place at the wrong time but didn't do anything wrong. Smart people learn where the right place to be is. Pacman Jones is not a smart man. He is as moronic as they come. So why would Jerry Jones want a player like this? I honestly have no idea. I could see if Al Davis wanted him to play for the Raiders, but let's face it he likes trouble makers and goes out of his way to sign them. I even understood why Jones wanted Terrel Owens. The guy can make a play, when he actually catches the ball. But come on Jerry, Pacman Jones? Why not just say I like the guy because I live in Texas and we like guns here especially people that think they can make it rain by shooting them. What possible good can come to the league by letting this guy take the field again? Maybe the NFL can be as cool as the NBA (that is a rant for another day). Hopefully Roger Goodell won't even reinstate him, but look out Jerry if he does. You get what you pay for, and what that is is a big headache called Pacman Jones.