This is not a week for frivolity; however I ask you to remember that football is largely fun, and the players are largely good guys with big hearts that do a lot for kids and community. There is lots to be fixed with my favorite sport…and lots of education to happen with both men and women who are ignorant about the issues of domestic violence and child abuse, not to mention executives who are completely tone deaf to public opinion.
If you’re still feeling sad about the direction of the league, spend some time Googling Peyton Manning, Charles Tillman, Drew Brees and other NFL good guys. There are a lot of them out there.
At times like this, though, there’s always the refs and the Patriots to pile on and make us feel a little bit better.
Getting jobbed by the refs
Have you ever had a game where the refs seem to steal defeat from the jaws of victory for your team? You Chargers fans remember the Ed Hochuli debacle a few years ago. (short pause to look at Hochuli’s guns).
And of course the Fail Mary that jobbed the Green Bay Packers out of a victory, thanks to the replacement refs.
I felt like this Tuesday AM after the refs made a no-call followed by a call that likely cost my Colts a game. So how do we, as die hard fans, get over the disappointment of feeling like we didn’t lose fair and square? Why, we make fun of the Patriots, of course!
Douches Gonna Douche
So, news flash. People Magazine reported that Tom Brady told Man Of The World Magazine in an interview that he is a pouty baby who whines to get Gisele’s attention. Oh, and Gisele is a nag.
This should shock no one. If it does, consider this – they arrived at this year’s Kentucky Derby in a hot air balloon.
And Bill Belichik slipped his girlfriend the tongue on the sidelines of the Patriots’ game in Minnesota this weekend. Feeling happy now? A little queasy?
Wow…players are dropping like flies in the NFL this week. Fantasy studs like AJ Green, Jamaal Charles, Tavon Austin and Ryan Matthews could be out for weeks. This obviously affects many fantasy lineups but also could affect teams on the bubble who are counting on those one or two top players to get em a few more wins. Look for the Chiefs and the Panthers to cross fingers to get some key guys back to get their lineups moving ahead.
O and Two, Oh No!
Several top teams have started the season 0-2 and statistics will tell you that these teams only have a 12% chance to make the playoffs now! So based on that theme, here’s our list of super smart “I is good at football” sayings on this topic for the week –
“Of the seven 0-2 teams, the Colts and Saints probably have the best chance to make the playoffs; particularly the Colts and their weak division.” – Say knowledgeably while shaking head yes.
“The Giants’ new offense was promising but given their slow start, I don’t give them much chance to contend this year.” – Say sadly, as if Eli is your little brother you love to give nookies to.
“Are the Raiders even a pro team anymore or do they represent some sort of Junior College from Oakland?” – Say with a wry smile because even non-football people know this.
And, if your team is terrible, wake up each day knowing that we have 13 more glorious weeks left, and as we’ve already seen, anything can happen in the NFL.