Thursday, January 17, 2008

The NFL Rant

For me, last week’s NFL games came as close as any week of the NFL has to rivaling, let’s say, a week of college football bowl games.

San Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts

Bottom line: I didn’t really care who won this game. If I were in a pool at work, I would have picked the Colts in a tough fight. I didn’t watch all of it, but was surprised that San Diego held on without Rivers and Tomlinson. After watching the highlights on SportsCenter I was pretty disappointed that the Chargers won because I didn’t realize how big of a jerk Rivers is. He was taunting the crowd and yelling at Colts fans, much like the way he did when the Chargers dashed the Broncos' playoff hopes. The ESPN anchor called him out on it by saying Rivers was “better than that”. I almost dislike Rivers enough to say that I hope the Chargers get destroyed by the Patriots. Who am I kidding? They will. Right?

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants

Everyone in Wisconsin was rooting for the Giants in this game. If the Cowboys won, the Packers would have to go down to Dallas and play in horrible Texas. They lost because of Jessica Simpson, a trip to Mexico, and a good QB living like a celebrity QB. It was all worth this touching moment from TO:

I guess I am sort of unfair.

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Oh, the Pats. Did anyone pick the Jaguars? No, because the Pats are good, damn good, but so freaking boring. Like most of the nation, I am not a fan, but I am over them. If they win it all, I won’t be upset. If they lose, I might be a little happy, but I might be a little sad because then we’ll have to hear more from the 1972 Miami Dolphins. My main gripe against the Patriots…All season long they denied that they cared about running the table and that all they cared about was winning the Super Bowl. Each time they did this they were lying. Athletes care about their record and if there is a chance for them to make history they will care about that too. When the Patriots had only one or two games left a number of them were all of a sudden revealing that they did care about going undefeated during the regular season. That’s sneaky. Act like you don’t care when there is a greater risk of you losing. Then, when the risk is not as great, and it doesn’t look like you are going to lose your dignity after all, let everyone know how you really feel.

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks

The first three minutes of this game were painful. The Packers were down 14-0 after Grant fumbled twice. I think if that happened later on in the game, like in the late first quarter, the Packers wouldn’t have been able to brush the deficit off so easily. As we know, they did. They cruised through the rest of the game in the blizzard and cold of Green Bay. Now, the Packers and their fans get one more game at Lambeau Field. The local networks are going crazy, calling the Packers’ season the “Super Season” and using a logo of the Vince Lombardi trophy. The grocery stores have huge archways formed by alternating Green Bay Packers balloons and Super Bowl balloons. When it comes to Packers football, Wisconsonites are getting carried away. I think that’s what they always do. It's crazy. I predict the Packers will be playing another game after Sunday, but it will be interesting to see everyone's demeanor on Monday if the Packers lose. My guess...mass suicide. Maybe I won't have to go into work that day. If not suicide, it'll certainly be a statewide day of mourning.


Ryan said...

Amen...Rivers is a school boy sis and needs to remember who runs the ball for him. Chump! The Pats need to realize how lucky they one injury that affected thier play in a major way. Three words, GO PACK GO.

Jarrod Renaud said...

my lovely pats! you know Tom is a Stetson Man, don't you:) Thats why they win. They were crappy for most of my life so now I am soaking this in.

Bryce Perica said...

Good thoughts, Ryan.

The Brady Bunch is boring, even if Tom is a Stetson Man.