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Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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Eagles 17, Redskins 14,
Chiefs 49, Titans 38

It was one of those rare weekends when I actually got to see both of my teams play. Unfortunately, neither team was successful in pulling off a win, though they did, at least take it down to the wire in both games.

My Redskins--what can I say? Our defense is incredible, the strength of our time. Greg Williams is a defensive genius. Should we ever get an offense going, we might just be a threat. Again, that's a big if. The Skins need to do some major work in the off-season to get an offense going. Clinton Portis might still be the answer at running back, but we need a line and a QB. I think Patrick Ramsey, while good, has had his confidence put permanently in the crapper by the head games of Spurrier yanking him in and out of the line-up every two seconds and Gibbs bringing in Mark Brunell. That said, if we can beat the hated Cowboys when we play them next, I will be a happy, happy camper.

As for the Titans--man, I hated to lose that way. First of all, the officials shafted us in the final Kansas City drive as they had all night. When even Al Michaels and John Madden comment that this officiating crew calls it too conservative, there's something wrong. This crew needs to NEVER call a Titans game again. Go screw some other team over, just stop messing with mine. That said, I was a bit disappointed in the Nashville fans. I love the Titans and if I had had tickets to last night's game, I'd've gone. It's Monday Night Football people! OK, so we're not going to the playoffs, but come on and show up for the game! We don't want to become known as an Atlanta where we only support the team in good times. Hell, there are people here who still think Vandy has a shot and they ain't won in years. The Titans have been good to us and probably spoiled us with their early success. But ya know, I still pull for them, I'm still a fan, I still love them. I'm a fan, not a bandwagon jumper. I was just hoping that there were at least a bunch of other fans out there with tickets who felt the same. And if you're reading this and you have tickets and you're not gonna use them, I will gladly go to the game for you...

As for the Monday Night Football broadcast, I just get annoyed. Why did we have to see 1500 replays of Johnny Morton doing the worm? How about breakdowns of plays and not some idiot doing a stupid end zone dance? And then--Madden and Michaels talking about how many people were doing it right now just because we saw it on TV....how stupid do these two think we are?!? Also, coming back from halftime, they show has a musical number by some punk rock band. Hello?!? You're in Nashville, home of the country music industry. Doesn't it make more sense to have a country singer or group providing this?

Matt Leinert wins Heisman Trophy
Congrats, Matt Leinert, you've won an award that is, for all intents and purposes, meaningless. See, it lost all meaning as the best college football player back in December of 1997 when ESPN and ABC successfully lobbied to get the undeserving Charles Woodson the award over the BEST college football player in the country, Petyon Manning. Somehow, each year the definition of what a Heisman winner is changes to suit the mood of ESPN. Some years it's a career achievement award, some years its a year to year award, sometimes it's all about giving it to an undeserving player from Michigan who was all about himself, not team and didn't do anything good or positive for college football. So, congrats Leinert...you won an award that has no merit and guarantees you won't do well at the next level and might have a poor bowl game. Good job.

Terrell Owens says he's the NFL MVP

Thankfully, TO can't vote for the MVP of the league this year cause he'd vote for himself. TO, you ain't even the MVP of your team--that goes to Donnovan McNabb. As for who the MVP of the league is--no question. Peyton Manning. Now if only he had a great defense to go with his great offense.


posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/14/2004 10:13:00 AM | |
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