Category Archives: football

Dear Football Gods

Please, don’t let us lose to the Giants. I’ve had the pleasure of Super Bowl wins. They were dandy. That loss back in 07 really humbled us. I could lose to any other team and say, “wow, its been a … Continue reading

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Tebow a Character Pick?

I have nothing against ethos, and I’m sure, after recent events, Josh McDaniels is looking forward to working with a contentious, diligent, and respectful player. As one of the many talking heads I listened to this morning said: Tebow is … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Sophistical Defense for Going for It

First of all, congratulations to the Colts for an amazing second-half. They played better and they won the game. And they don’t deserve the criticism that “Belichick handed them the win.” How often are coaches criticized for “coaching not to … Continue reading

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Wait Til Next Year?

As a Boston/New England sports fan, the first decade of the new century went rather well. Perhaps too well. Our cultural ethos is constructed around losing and misfortune. Might it be that things are returning to normal? This was an … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Thoughts on Michael Vick

This started as a comment on FB, but I figured I’d post it here. I’ve been thinking about this for about a week–what Michael Vick needs to do to “prove his remorse.” (I assumed that this is what spurred Cody … Continue reading

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But its not all about the team

I join John Saunders as one of the few college football fans who doesn’t necessarily believe college football needs an extended playoff system. I would like to see a four team, two round system, but I don’t believe we need … Continue reading

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Football Predictions

I don’t have much time for these this year, but it wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t make some predictions. So here’s a quick couple of lists: AFC San Diego Chargers: The only thing this team lacked last season was … Continue reading

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Fantasy Football

I had two drafts this weekend (I drafted one player while changing a diaper). I am quite happy with both teams, although the second team has a collection of gambles at quaterback. Here’s team one: Rowan’s Raiders Quaterback: McNabb, Leinart … Continue reading

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