It’s Halloween season, and there’s plenty to be scared about with football season right now.
If you’re not freaked out enough by that trailer for the movie Annabelle that seems to show ten times during each NFL game, consider this – we’ve had more quarterback changes, more blowout games and more changes in the power rankings this year than ever before.
Oh The Shame!!
And apparently Colts fans love Nickelback. This may be the scariest fact of the week. Facebook released their chart of the favorite music of your favorite teams, based on posts and likes. OK, so let’s stop the hating on the Midwest. I don’t believe Facebook on this for one minute. Suck it, Zuckerberg! And the NFC will follow next week, so don’t feel so high and mighty yet, Chicago Bears fans.
So, eight quarterbacks that didn’t start on day one started last weekend. That’s…well…let’s see, 32 teams, divide 32 by 8…goes in four times…if one quarter of 32 is 8 then looks like that’s, let’s see, ONE QUARTER?! Ok, so math isn’t my strong suit, but football is and I’ll tell you that this is a scary trend. Between injury and impatience, life as an unproven quarterback in the NFL just gets harder. A classic mo money mo problems scenario, for those of you who are always asking for it in hip hop terms.
And speaking of hip hop terms, he’s a hustler, baby, I just want you to know.
Prince Amukamara is New York Giant. His name rocks, as does his “Urkel’s all grown up” look.
But most of all what rocks is his play, as one of the up-and-coming cornerbacks in the league. Teammate Antrel Rolle thinks Prince’s marital relations could have a role in this, and said as much to reporters last week. Seems our Prince was a virgin until tying the knot with his sweetie in the off season. Do you notice the extra spring in his step? Where he’s bout to go indeed.
This just in –
Aaron Rodgers is funny as crud. As evidenced by his hand signals. Maybe he should move to Colorado and open a few more Papa John’s with Peyton.
The FCC has voted to eliminate blackouts for games that aren’t sold out. This is especially good news in Jacksonville and San Diego, where fans seem to be more interested in sun and fun than watching their teams grind it out. OK, I get it for Jacksonville but at least San Diego has a team in contention, and besides the annual Raiders game, where getting shivved is as mandatory as bad nachos, the teams coming into town are not too shabby either. But alas, sun and sand is always calling in my hometown. No worries though, brah, because now the football faithful in sunny SD don’t have to suffer at the hands of the indifferent anymore. Cable company, we love you! When’s the last time you said THAT?
Tony Romo? Eli Manning? Tom Brady? Colin Kaepernick? Are these key players studs or duds? When is the time to decide to let these QBs sink or swim? To me, it’s week 8 –give any o these up and down players a few more weeks to make it happen. Oh, and be sure you have your fair share of workhorse running backs and wide receivers to help shoulder the load.
Studs with injuries, illness and various legal battles are starting to slink back into the lineups this week. Be vigilant, and check the best available players often. You want to be able to grab key players at the drop of a hat.
Smart Football Saying Of The Week for novices
“Zone Defense? Going the way of the fax machine. It’s as useless as fax machines, or Chris Brown’s time in rehab. Players are simply too quick, and schemes too complicated to run anything but a man-to-man defense these days.” Say very seriously, as if this is the most important thing since the war against ISIS.
Get yourself together, ghouls! There’s lots more football to play and fantasy points to scare up, so keep your eye on the prize remember that free candy is rarely without a price.