Was it a case of you never wake a sleeping giant, or you never give your opponent bulletin board material? Whatever the lesson, the Pittsburgh Steelers got a crash course in it. Making said ‘guarantee’ made as much sense as kicking to Devin Hester.
If there is a next time, maybe the Steeler D should consider staying within fifteen yards of Randy Moss at all times. I had the volume down when Moss scampered sixty yards for his second touch of the day. I thought as I watched the play: Can’t be Randy Moss THAT wide open.
I’m sure the rest of the NFL is thanking the Steelers. The Pats’ almost looked complacent for the last couple of weeks…maybe even ripe for the picking. Now it’s as if their camera lens is extended to optimal focus.
Before moving away from the Pats/Steelers – does anyone else find that Mike Tomlin vaguely resembles those G.I. Joe dolls of the 70’s? Every time I see him, I wanna look for the pull chain to hear him talk.
While on the NFL and look-alikes – it seems as if Hermey and Rudolph’s journey to the North Pole will stop in Cleveland this weekend. Wonder if they’ll have Yukon Cornelius with them. Actually ESPN analyst, John Clayton, is threatening to stop by the Bills/ Browns game this weekend. As heard on the Schopp and the Bulldog show (WGR 550-Buffalo) Saturday, Clayton called next week’s matchup of Lake Erie neighbors as the game of the weekend. Who’d a thought in September that a week 15 game in Cleveland would have playoff implications for the Bills and Browns.
The Giants continue to snatch victory from the jaws of mediocrity. Only the G-Men could stop the Eagles on fourth and sixth with less than 2:00 remaining, and then give Philly the chance to kick the game-tying field goal. After Antonio Pierce climbed on Jason Avant’s back to knock away the fourth down pass, I walked away from the game. Figured nothing short of Pisarcik fumbling the hand-off could keep the Giants from winning. No, Pisarcik wasn’t there, but his spirit must have been. The Giants needed a friendly upright to win the game. The Giants leading the NFC wild-card race makes me wonder if this is league parity at its best, or if the league is a parody of competition at its best.
Caught the tail end of a sound byte yesterday with a defensive player from Baltimore – all I heard was this guy blaming the league for the Ravens’ current struggles. Interviewer asked what’s the difference between last year when Baltimore went 13 and 3 and this year? Raven player responded: “that’s what the league wants. If you have a good year, they stack your schedule.” Hmmmmm….call me crazy, but the Pats have played a few top teams. As have the Cowpokes. Maybe the Ravens just aren’t capable of being successful playing the top teams. And if you guys were that good, maybe you could keep Joseph Addai from running all over you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d a thought it was May, and I was watching the running of the bulls.
Actually, what is wrong with the Bulls? The Chicago Bulls that is. Can they straighten this out or are drastic changes coming?
Does anyone foresee the Celtic bubble bursting?
Do the Minnesota Twins know something we don’t? Both the Yanks and Sox came a courtin’ with prospects-a-plenty. And the Twins spurned their advances. Can the Twins compete in the AL Central with Santana and Francisco Liriano?
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