Well, it's a rivallry weekend for all three of the teams I pull for. The Vols, Titans and Redskins all play teams that are big rivals this weekend.
Of course, we all know how the game of UT vs Florida came out. Not the outcome I'd hoped for. Though if you're a Florida fan, don't start telling me how great you are just yet...sorry, but against a superior defense you just looked OK. And our offense just went into a shell after the blocked field goal. That took a lot of the wind out of the Vols' sails and we just never recovered. Which is a shame as outside of beating Bama, there is nothing more satisfying than beating the Gators.
And you know, I'm sick of CBS's coverage of Tenenssee games. Could Todd Blackledge be any more biased? The man loves anyone not playing in orange and white! The freakin' love fest he was pouring on Chris Leak last night was embrassing. If you love him that much, pick out a china pattern with him...but just shut the hell up and call the game and stop talking about how great every other damn team on the planet is. I am not sure what Todd has against us but if he can't get over it, it's time for CBS to make a move and send him to ESPN, the network that hates all things UT.
On a brighter note, the Titans just finished winning their first game of the year against the hated Baltimore Ravens. I could not be happier that the Titans would go out and put it all together in a game to dominate and humilate a team like the Ravens. Capping it all off--five sacks, a blocked punt, one safety and keeping former Titans players in check. If I were a good sport, I'd be glad that Derrick Mayson got a late, meaningless TD. But when it comes to my teams, I want to see a good old-fashioned butt-whuppin' from start to finish and the late TD only served to give the Ravens some hope they might come back at that point. But in the end, the jerk that is Brian Billick left the field 0-2 and grimacing a lot. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...
Unless that guy was Bill Parcells. I would love to see my Redskins put it all together tomorrow night and take care of the Cowboys on the road. I hate the 'Boys (American's team, my ass!) as much as I hate Bama and Florida. So, I'm hoping I can sing a few dozen choruses of "Hail to the Redsksins" tomorrow night as the nation gets a glimpse of one of the best defenses in the NFL.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/18/2005 03:26:00 PM