3:51 pm December 28, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
January 2nd, 20116:50 pm
I seem to be having an influence on the way VJ watches games
Trey – Ok, carry on.
January 2nd, 20116:51 pm
Nevermind, I forgot it was Sunday. Heading out later.
January 2nd, 20116:52 pm
I wish our QB was half as good as Mr. Rodgers.
We’d go places.
If I correctly remember what I heard this morning, the Giants will become the first 10 win team in the NFC not to make the playoffs since June 22, 1941…(I may be slightly off on the date)…
January 2nd, 20116:54 pm
Actually, they’ll be the first team since the 2010 Tampa Bay Bucs
January 2nd, 20116:55 pm
Of course, as soon as I post that Grossman throws a 64 yard TD pass…
Which of our Braves would make a decent QB?
I say Medlen….if he grew about 9 inches.
I wish our QB was half as good as Mr. Rodgers
I wish our QB was Mr. Rodgers, but we passed on him…
I like Aaron Rodgers too (a lot) but he hasn’t even gone places yet.
January 2nd, 20116:57 pm
Too bad, cab. He wanted to be a Niner too.
We passed on Favre….many moons ago.
January 2nd, 20116:58 pm
Cards had 1st and Goal at the SF 1 and went Incomplete, run for -3 yards, Shotgun Incomplete, Shotgun incomplete…and that pretty much sums up the Cardinals 2010 season…
January 2nd, 20116:59 pm
I know! He is from the Bay Area, played college ball across the bay…
January 2nd, 20117:00 pm
Soph – True on Rodgers. If it came down to a huge game, with everything on the line……
….gimme Big Ben. Guy’s a warrior, tough as they come.
January 2nd, 20117:07 pm
Philly vs GB matchup should be pretty entertaining.
January 2nd, 20117:08 pm
C’est la vie – at least I can concentrate all my rooting interest in the Falcons…
January 2nd, 20117:09 pm
I’d take Brady. Love him or hate him, he wins.
Condolences, VJ. At least you like the Falcons too, eh?
January 2nd, 20117:11 pm
I’d take Brady. Love him or hate him, he wins. – Soph
You’re just saying that cuz he’s cute.
Damn another football day.
January 2nd, 20117:12 pm
I’m happy being “ruggedly handsome.”
January 2nd, 20117:13 pm
Naw, that’s RG & cab. I really do only like him because he’s good.
Hated him when they won their first SB.
January 2nd, 20117:14 pm
nolie – Div. championships don’t happen every day…..especially with our sorry baseball team.
January 2nd, 20117:15 pm
Soph – Yeah, he IS good. Smart with an above average arm.
January 2nd, 20117:20 pm
I DO NOT THINK TOM BRADY IS CUTE OR HANDSOME OR CHARMING OR ANYTHING OTHER THEN SELF SATISFIED AND SMUG!!!!
(just had to get that out there )
January 2nd, 20117:24 pm
Cards back up QB went to something called Tarleton State…I guess that falls under “other” on jeffrey’s list?
January 2nd, 20117:26 pm
Wow, looks like another baseball player might lose his career.
Tom O’ Hawke: Great win for you! Good job…….Good job…..I thought thats how it would turn out. At least I don’t have to see the Giants playing the hated Eagles!!!!!
January 2nd, 20117:27 pm
“I DO NOT THINK TOM BRADY IS CUTE OR HANDSOME OR CHARMING OR ANYTHING OTHER THEN SELF SATISFIED AND SMUG!!!!
(just had to get that out there )”
January 2nd, 20117:28 pm
The Chargers are desperately trying to lose this game…
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m counting down the days until Spring Training and the regular season starts. I love the Braves chances and the possibilities of this team.
One of the top 5 rotations in the game. One of the top 3 bullpens in the game. And the lineup is nothing to laugh at. Adding Uggla changed the lineup instantly.
Hello: Bill Cowhers I hope, and good ridence to Tom Coughlin…….
January 2nd, 20117:29 pm
bravefan, but we still have a medicore centerfielder. Maybe he will improve.
January 2nd, 20117:32 pm
I like Tom Brady….he’s smart and a great QB. He seems like a good guy, keeps to himself, and stays out of trouble
January 2nd, 20117:33 pm
ward – I would be surprised if the Giants fire Coughlin – not something the Maras are likely to do after a 10-win season…
January 2nd, 20117:35 pm
Trey : All we can do is see what Nate can do? If he does well all is for gotten….
Yep, “reserved optimism” here.
January 2nd, 20117:37 pm
How come Jason Garrett has no shoulders?
Shouldn’t that be required….for an NFL head coach?
Yeah,but Tom has to win the big ones, and has n’t done it sense.It’s time for Bill Cowher, and team discipline…..
January 2nd, 20117:40 pm
Coughlin’s got as many Super Bowl rings as Cowher…just sayin’ (and wasn’t part of the problem some of the Giants had with Coughlin that he was way to strict?)
January 2nd, 20117:43 pm
Bears stuck with Lovie through his recent down years and look at him now. Great coaches are not fired that often.
Is Tom O’ Hawke a Giants fan?
He’s from NY, right?
January 2nd, 20117:45 pm
Tom’s a Packers fan…
January 2nd, 20117:46 pm
Right…I knew that.
January 2nd, 20117:50 pm
I thought I read somewhere today that Coughlin was safe unless the team absolutely tanked today.
January 2nd, 20117:51 pm
Both of you have good points, and well Spoken. We will have to wait , and see what happens next.Very good pionts, and well respected.
January 2nd, 20117:53 pm
NFL released playoff schedules.
January 2nd, 20117:54 pm
I think it would be bigger news if Brett Favre didn’t try to retire after every season…
January 2nd, 20117:56 pm
“I think it would be bigger news if Brett Favre didn’t try to retire after every season…”
Exactly, he is the perfect poster boy for a drama queen. I can’t help but be ready for him to come back and say he is going to play another season.
I think it would be bigger news if he actually stayed retired…
Tom O’ Hawke: Great win for you! (ward)
Thanks again, ward. It’s too bad that it had to come down between your & VJ’s team and mine.
Is Tom O’ Hawke a Giants fan? (jeffrey d)
ward, someone’s not reading your comments.
January 2nd, 20118:00 pm
A mountain of 2011 storylines
January, 2, 2011
By Buster Olney – INSIDER
It was through travel that I got a chance to meet an Angels fan in Fargo, N.D., (a holdover from the Darin Erstad era), a Padres fan in Aberdeen, S.D., a Mariners fan in Nashville, Tenn., many Rays fans in Orlando, Fla., and a whole bunch of Red Sox and Phillies fans. And each of them posed a variation of the line made noteworthy in the series “The West Wing”: “What’s next?”
How about 37 possible storylines for the next 52 weeks, with many more to emerge.
1. Another major baseball makeover. We don’t know exactly what form it will take, but significant change seems inevitable at this point, as Major League Baseball and the Players Association draw closer to the expiration of the current labor agreement at the end of this year. The playoff field probably will be expanded from eight teams to 10, and undoubtedly the issue of realignment will be raised — and perhaps tabled. But baseball’s basic format for 2011 will probably change for 2012.
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Expanding replay will be a big 2011 topic.
2. More instant replay. Commissioner Bud Selig has sounded more and more open to the idea of providing umpires with more expansive use of 21st century technology. At the very least, this will be a topic collectively bargained for the next labor agreement — perhaps to extend to fair ball/foul ball calls and some safe and out calls on the bases. We’ll see.
3. The Albert Pujols negotiations. The slugger has become to the Cardinals what Cal Ripken once meant to the Baltimore Orioles, and he is set to enter the last year of his contract in a year in which he turns 31. Inevitably, the question will be asked: If not the Cardinals, then what team would be willing to pay Pujols what he will seek, at a time when the big-money powers in the Bronx and Boston have already filled first base? The Cubs? The Dodgers? The Angels? Other teams presume that Pujols will remain in St. Louis, after an extended game of chicken.
4. The Phillies’ fantastic four. Charlie Manuel has a nice problem: How should he align his rotation? The guess here is that out of deference to the pitcher who won the 2008 World Series for him, Cole Hamels will be placed in line behind Roy Halladay and ahead of Roy Oswalt; Cliff Lee, who will be getting the highest salary for any pitcher in any full season, could be lined up at No. 4. The possibilities of what they could accomplish, if they all stay healthy, could be extraordinary. “The problem they’ve created for themselves,” said one longtime veteran recently, “is that only one result will satisfy the expectations — they need to win the World Series. That’s not going to be easy.”
Twenty-eight managers not named Charlie Manuel — or Bruce Bochy — would love to have that kind of rotation quandary.
5. The Giants try to go back-to-back. What we saw from San Francisco — from Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Brian Wilson, etc. — was some of the greatest World Series pitching in history. It would be easy to forget what an arduous summer journey the Giants took to reach late October. Lincecum seemed to learn a lot in 2010, Bumgarner has much room for growth and the Giants will have Buster Posey for the entire season. But can they find other solutions? Can Aubrey Huff thrive again? Can Miguel Tejada be effective at shortstop? How much of an impact will Brandon Belt have? We’ll see.
6. The Dodgers’ ownership situation. Presumably, Frank McCourt will either resolve his divorce case and move ahead as owner of the Dodgers, or else the financial conditions created by his split will force him to divest himself of a franchise that should be a crown jewel of the sport, rather than fodder for gossip pages. And McCourt presumably understands this hard reality by now: Not many of the other owners are prepared to lend a helping hand, as they did with the Rangers. They want McCourt separated from the boys of summer.
7. Boston’s winter work is tested. Two years ago, the Yankees went into 2009 amid extraordinary pressure after spending about $420 million on CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett — and they won the title. Now the Red Sox are widely considered the team to beat in the AL after acquiring Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. They probably won’t win unless they have better performances out of Josh Beckett and John Lackey.
8. The Felix Hernandez watch. This is a situation that currently lies dormant, because Hernandez — who is just 24 years old — is signed through the 2014 season, and nothing is really pushing the Seattle Mariners to trade the guy who would probably be the first pitcher taken by 30 general managers if you threw all the players into one giant fantasy draft. Hernandez earned a lot of respect for the way he pitched and battled in 2010 despite getting the kind of run support typical of an early 20th century team, and so long as Hernandez doesn’t push the issue, it’s hard to imagine Seattle seeking a satisfactory deal. But remember: Johan Santana eventually forced his way out of Minnesota; Halladay quietly pushed his way out of Toronto; and Zack Greinke’s impatience with the Royals eventually led to his trade to Milwaukee. Those vultures you see circling the Mariners will be the executives of other teams waiting for any sign that King Felix wants to change thrones.
9. CC Sabathia’s out clause. Sabathia has the contractual right to void the rest of his deal at the end of this season, and he has stated repeatedly that he has no intention of exercising this right. But remember, Sabathia — who is two years younger than Lee — could have extraordinary leverage if he remains healthy all season, because he could become a free agent again, and the Yankees could lose their ace, theoretically. Could Sabathia seek an extension? Will the Yankees tack on a year or two, or a little extra money per year? Or would Sabathia opt out of his deal and again become the most coveted free-agent pitcher?
10. Jose Reyes’ status. On one hand, Reyes has long been seen as a foundation player by the Mets. On the other hand, he’s had a lot of injuries in his career; more recently, he’s played in 169 games in the past two years. He’s entering the final year of his contract, and the Mets’ new leadership must decide whether to invest another long-term deal in Reyes, who is 27 years old, or trade him before the July 31 deadline. The bet here is that the Mets will deal him.
11. Derek Jeter pursues 3,000 hits. He has 74 hits to go, which means he should get the big hit sometime around his 37th birthday in June.
12. Jim Thome pursues 600 homers. He’s got 11 more to go, and as he draws near, it will be fascinating to see if the treatment of his chase will be different than what we saw last summer as Alex Rodriguez closed in on his 600th homer.
13. The Brewers’ gamble. The Milwaukee front office has placed a big bet on 2011, the last season before Prince Fielder will become a free agent. Rival executives say that the Brewers traded their best prospects to get Zack Greinke and give new manager Ron Roenicke the kind of staff that can win a division. If the Brewers flounder early, it could get very ugly in Milwaukee.
14. Ozzie Guillen’s job status. He’s got a year left on his current contract, and while Guillen and White Sox GM Ken Williams have pledged to get along, 2010 ended with another Oney Guillen tweeting controversy. Whatever happens, it will play out like reality television because, as we have learned over and over, Ozzie does not hide his feelings.
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Most feel Matt Garza being dealt is a matter of time.
15. The Rays’ window. Tampa Bay lost Crawford and Carlos Pena and is expected to lose Rafael Soriano as well, and so the diligent efforts of the team’s front office to build another wave of talent good enough to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox will be tested. If the Rays don’t play well early, then Matt Garza could become a major in-season trade chip.
16. The Heath Bell trade talks. The Padres intend to hang on to Bell into the 2011 season, to give the team a chance to win early, and to take advantage of what will probably be a heightened market for his services in July when they inevitably trade him. He was the sport’s best reliever in 2010, allowing one homer in 70 innings and converting 47 of 50 saves; if he continues to pitch at that level, he’ll be in the vortex of a major bidding war between the sport’s biggest powers.
17. The Rangers’ evolution. Texas reached the World Series for the first time and despite the fact Cliff Lee walked away, the Rangers will go into 2010 season as prohibitive favorites to win the AL West. That could depend largely on the development of young players like Derek Holland and Mitch Moreland.
18. The “year after” for Jose Bautista. At age 29, the longtime utility player dropped in your basic 54-homer, 124-RBI season, and soon the Blue Jays will have to decide whether they think he’s a one-hit wonder, or whether they want him locked up to a long-term deal that will not be cheap.
19. The future of the Oakland Athletics. The NFL’s investigation of the Jenn Sterger allegations took a long time, but by comparison, Major League Baseball’s examination (i.e. stall tactic to wait for a suitable resolution) of the Oakland ballpark situation is the Hundred Years’ War. The team has a chance to be good and contend this year, but at its core the franchise is rotting as it waits for some direction — some hope — from the commissioner’s office.
20. The debate over Jayson Werth’s value. This is a conversation that began as soon as word broke that the Nationals had agreed to a seven-year, $126 million deal with the outfielder, and the ongoing debate will be shaped by Washington’s performance.
21. The AL Central scrum. In a winter in which the Twins have had to shift their payroll, the White Sox have added slugger Adam Dunn and the Tigers landed Victor Martinez, there’s no clear leader. This should be a hell of a division race.
22. The Angels’ crossroads. Two years ago, the Dodgers appeared to be in serious decline and the Angels appeared to be making major in-roads into becoming the dominant force of the L.A. area. But the Angels took a big step back in 2010, fired scouting director Eddie Bane, lost out on the Carl Crawford bidding and now owner Arte Moreno is expressing shock over the cost of free agents.
23. The House of Troy. The Rockies have locked up Troy Tulowitzki through the 22nd century, but what they’ll need in 2011 is more of the first-half Ubaldo Jimenez, rather than the second-half Jimenez. Jimenez’s ERA before the All-Star break was 2.20, and 3.80 after. The Rockies need Jimenez to continue refining his ability to repeat his delivery.
24. The Mike Stanton show. He is one of the most dynamic young power hitters baseball has had in years — maybe good enough to inspire some season-ticket investors in the Marlins’ new ballpark. To review: Before the All-Star break, Stanton posted a .711 OPS; after the break, he was at .884.
25. Jason Heyward, Year 2. To borrow a thread from Dustin Pedroia: Just stand back and watch the laser show, as Heyward continues to learn.
26. Stephen Strasburg’s rehabilitation and Bryce Harper’s climb through the minors. The two star youngsters will spend most of 2011 in minor league cities, but will be watched closely by the Nationals’ big league eyes.
27. Grady Sizemore’s recovery. The Indians center fielder once ranked among the game’s biggest stars, but now, in the aftermath of microfracture surgery, nobody knows exactly what he will be going forward. Now 28 years old, Sizemore has played in 139 games over the past two years, and if he is to restore his trade value for an Indians organization that is trying to rebuild its pitching, he will need to play well early in 2011.
28. The Astros’ ownership situation. Drayton McLane has put his team up for sale, and in the meantime, the club’s payroll is locked down.
Buster’s New Book
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“Surprising and unforgettable.” – Mike Krzyzewski
“Olney knows the beating heart of life and the pulse of humanity that makes sports matter.” – George F. Will
“A true inspiration.” – Pat Summitt
29. A new direction in Arizona. The Diamondbacks have veered sharply under new GM Kevin Towers, unloading swing-and-miss sluggers like Mark Reynolds and Adam LaRoche and adding pitching. Will it be enough to contend in the NL West?
30. The Pirates’ progress. The industry-wide perception is that the Pirates have made progress under general manager Neal Huntington and his staff. The team has more high-ceiling players than it has had in years. But eventually, the progress has to translate into more victories to satisfy the Pittsburgh ownership, as it faces a decision on whether to extend Huntington’s contract. The Pirates went 57-105 last season.
31. Chipper Jones’ future. He started to hit before blowing out a knee last summer. The future Hall of Famer, who has mused about retirement in recent years, will want to see progress in spring training.
32. The deep 2011 draft. Unlike last year’s draft, the 2011 version is said to be loaded with high-impact players — with Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon perhaps the favorite to be picked No. 1 overall. The Pirates have the first pick and the Rays own a huge number of early picks.
33. Mariano Rivera pursues Trevor Hoffman’s saves record. Rivera’s standing as the greatest closer in history is cemented, but the all-time saves record actually belongs to Hoffman, who has 601 for his career. Rivera has 559 and just signed a two-year deal; the 42-year-old Hoffman is said by executives to be looking for a chance to extend his career as a closer.
34. The Mike Quade job evaluation. The Cubs passed on their own Hall of Famer, Ryne Sandberg, to pick Quade. The reasons really don’t matter, in the current-day media cycle; the bottom line is that if the Cubs win, Quade will be cast as a genius manager. And if they lose, then GM Jim Hendry is going to be second-guessed on call-in shows for not picking Sandberg.
35. The Royals’ wave — will it grow? The perception of rival front offices is that Kansas City has a chance to put together the kind of on-field talent that the Rays pieced together in 2006 and 2007, as prospects like Mike Moustakas begin to reach the big leagues. The Royals’ attendance might suffer in a summer without Greinke, but the more important issue is the progress of the youngsters.
36. The Buck Showalter era, Year 2. The Orioles played better after Showalter took over as manager, but lest anyone think otherwise, know that, within the organization, there is a belief that Baltimore has a long, long way to go before contending with the big boys in the AL East.
37. What is Aroldis Chapman? At the very least, the rangy Cuban defector is a heck of a late-inning power arm who can dominate left-handed hitters. But the Reds didn’t invest $30 million in him with the idea of sticking him in middle relief. The Reds’ pitching staff has worked to reduce the rocking motion that Chapman has at the outset of his delivery, because they feel it affects his command. That work is expected to continue in spring training, and if the Reds can solve this and improve Chapman’s fastball command, he could be an impact starter
January 2nd, 20118:02 pm
Nolie, wow. Huge.
January 2nd, 20118:03 pm
My God! Nolie; wrote an Essay……….
January 2nd, 20118:05 pm
Nolie: Biggest Essay of the year!!!!!!!
OMG what happened
January 2nd, 20118:06 pm
Ward, the year is still young; let’s see if N8 can top it!
January 2nd, 20118:07 pm
Ward, I believe he copied and pasted it though.
N8: Might be mad now!
January 2nd, 20118:08 pm
“I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m counting down the days until Spring Training and the regular season starts. I love the Braves chances and the possibilities of this team”
Well said. It’s gonna be fun again to be a Braves fan
January 2nd, 20118:10 pm
Tom – congrats!
January 2nd, 20118:11 pm
Contest for the night – ignoring!!!!
ok,i’m back, go falcons!
Yeah, but that’ll be lessened now that he’s actually missed a game. But it’s really time. Past time, really. He’s done…hopefully.
January 2nd, 20118:13 pm
Well you see who lost already
January 2nd, 20118:14 pm
Thanks nolie. Nice read.
The first two points are extremely intriguing.
Talk later after Sea Hawks game…..peace……..
January 2nd, 20118:16 pm
You would think, but considering that his second (or was it his third? I’ve lost count) unretirement got as much attention as his first, I wouldn’t be so sure
It’s waaaaaay past time. It was past time the first time. (and here is where I add the disclaimer that I don’t like him and I never did so maybe I’m not the best judge… )
January 2nd, 20118:19 pm
I’m guessing that Favre didn’t want to retire with his starting streak still intact. Now that the streak is done, he probably is too.
January 2nd, 20118:30 pm
Plus his numbers this year were quite bad.
33 TD 7 INT PR 107.2 – 2009
10 TD 17 INT PR 71.0 – 2010
And Childress is himself without a job.
Reality has to dawn on him sometime.
Interestingly enough, statswise,there are so many similarities between this season and 2005 and 2006 with GB. Comp %, Passer rating, TD%, Int%.
January 2nd, 20118:36 pm
I just thought of another category for your blog awards. How about, most blind poster?
Also, I think anyone who doesn’t know what a d-bag Dentz has been for the past few years, and who also doesn’t know who Robert is, has my vote.
(I think I just blew my chance at most friendly poster.)
January 2nd, 20118:37 pm
up in niss!
January 2nd, 20118:39 pm
brb, i got cajun blackened catfish “On Deck!”
Well, PL wasn’t lying.
January 2nd, 20118:42 pm
For Pete’s Sakes!!!!!
lol, Its not cool when you say my phrases (Joking)
People may plagarize my phrases on here, but its so much sweeter when I do it…
With that Said, Braves Fans Are Just Tooo Sweeetttt!!!! (Raising the NWO sign)
January 2nd, 20118:43 pm
lol, Its not cool when you say my phrases (Joking)”
January 2nd, 20118:52 pm
Well said. It’s gonna be fun again to be a Braves fan Robert
It’s whatever you make it. You can have fun being a Pirates fan. Life’s about taking what you’re dealt with, and a positive attitude can go a long way as far as your mood and outlook.
But you know what they say about Robert and positive attitudes. When life hands him lemons, he rubs them in his eyes.
January 2nd, 20118:53 pm
T’hawk…..I got a few street cred years on ye. I coined some of these phrases.
All joking aside though, nobody here can raise a smile, a glimmer of hope when it looks like we’re dead in the water in the 3rd inning…. or even a good “lol” out of me like Da Hawk!
January 2nd, 20118:59 pm
a glimmer of hope when it looks like we’re dead in the water in the 3rd inning
Are you serious? Towards the end of the season, Tomahawkin was ballgaming games by the national anthem
January 2nd, 20119:04 pm
jeffrey d –
He got that from me.
January 2nd, 20119:05 pm
You sound like a proud father
I just thought of another category for your blog awards. How about, most blind poster?
I think this is the appropriate time for my use of “OUCH”.
January 2nd, 20119:07 pm
jeffrey d – you took the words right out of my mouth about the glimmer…
January 2nd, 20119:08 pm
January 2nd, 20119:23 pm
The 1993 Braves had four starters younger than all four of the Phillies’ hurlers, and they made 142 starts and racked up 75 wins for a 104-win team. That’s the gold standard in the free-agent era, and it will remain so a year from now.
Homerism not aside, I love that guy.
January 2nd, 20119:27 pm
Get It right..If we were facing a garbage pitcher that we made look like Cy Young, I would Say Game Over…
lol, You got me confused with Mitchell and Nick…
January 2nd, 20119:28 pm
It was really hard to tell at the end there.
January 2nd, 20119:30 pm
I have Always Wondered if D.O.B is a fan of the NFL since he rarely comments on it through the years…
January 2nd, 20119:33 pm
After one week of superb coffee at countless places all over Portland & Seattle (I’ll go with Stumptown Coffee as best I had), Delta coffee on long flight home today was a cup of sad. However, Biscoff cookies were the saving grace.
Good to be home. We’ll see if we can come up with something for a new blog Monday.
January 2nd, 20119:34 pm
Simma down Hawk……lol
Check out my new favorites. Dang!
January 2nd, 20119:37 pm
Mitchell and Nick can’touch me…Who else on the Blog listens to Mariah, Madonna, Paula Abdul, R. Kelly, Among Others?
I’m one of a kind, no one else can pull my lingo on here…
January 2nd, 20119:38 pm
Welcome home, David.
January 2nd, 20119:39 pm
I have Always Wondered if D.O.B is a fan of the NFL since he rarely comments on it through the years… — Tomahawkin
Tomahawkin, the two years I spent covering NFL ruined it for me. Honestly, I find most NFL games pretty boring until the playoffs, when it gets ramped up exponentially. Before the playoffs, I bet I don’t actually watch — and I mean really watch, not read the paper and talk on the phone while game’s on — more than a half of a single regular-season game all year. There have been a few exceptions, namely the Favre games last year and early this season. But that’s to see what I found to be a compelling story. Until the Vikings fell apart.
To me, college football is generally just a lot more interesting and watchable than the NFL game. The pro game’s too bland, sterile for me.
January 2nd, 20119:40 pm
Please Do The Blog Awards On Monday…If you do I will be a Good boy…As a matter of fact I will give you some candy (joking)
But I’m suprised you don’t have a blogger awards ceremony after putting up with us all year…And I know I drive you crazy with my musical poetry that I post on here
January 2nd, 20119:41 pm
To me, college football is far more interesting.
I agree, but I wonder why that is. It’s the same game, except at a higher level.
January 2nd, 20119:43 pm
Excluding baseball, you prefer college sports to ALL professional sports, don’t you?
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