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Monday, October 03, 2005
Weekend Sports Round-Up
First of all, I have to take a moment to celebrate that this post is my 1201st post. I have to say, that's pretty darn cool.

OK, now onto the weekend that was in sports.

  • The Vols came off a short week and while we didn't look spectacular, we did enough to take care of Ole Miss. I have to admit, I was hoping we'd hold then to only three points, but a win is a win is a win, right? And now we can turn our attention to getting ready for Georgia. Now, I'm not saying I've overconfident, but this has been a streaky series. For a while in the 90s, the Vols owned Georgia. It seemed as if this scenario came up just about every year--lose to Florida, be worried about Georgia and go in and play our most complete game of the season against the Bulldogs. I am hopeful that this will happen this year--certainly it held true last year. And in a streaky series, it would be nice to put together two wins in a row and start a little streak of our own.
  • I can't believe I am going to say this--thank you Alabama for beating Florida. It helped make this week's UT game that much more compelling against UGA. Basically, what has to happen to UT to get to Atlanta is December is we beat Georgia, Georgia beats Florida and then we have to go to Alabama and win there. Not an easy task, but it's one that could happen. I hate that we have to rely on other teams for help, but hey...at least we have a shot. But first things first, we must go and take care of business against UGA Saturday.
  • OK, so I'm watching part of the Alabama vs Florida game on Saturday and a thought strikes me--should Bama beat the Vols and go undefeated in the regular season, including winning the SEC, will they be this year's Auburn? Think about it for a minute...
  • My beloved Redskins are 3-0 for the first since 1991. For those of you who don't know that was the last time my beloved Redskins won the Super Bowl. Could history be repeating itself? Of course, there are some who'd say this a sign of the apocolypse....personally, I chalk up the signs of the impending doom not to the Redskins being undefeated but to the fact that Cincinnati is 4-0. Listen closely--that sound you hear is the hoofbeats of the Four Horsemen.
  • So, I got to go to the Titan's game yesterday with my new best friend, Dana. A friend gave her tickets and while I was just happy to go to the stadium to watch the Titans vs Colts, I had no idea that her friend had given her club seats that were, without a doubt, the best seats I've EVER had at a Titan's game. To the point that I am not ruined on all other seats forever. For one game, I got to pretend that I was rich and loved every minute of it. Too bad that the Titan's couldn't pull off a win. Or even really look impressive in the game at all. Ugh, it was a long painful afternoon. I went to the Colts game last year and then to this year's and I have to wonder--do the refs even bother to take their penalty flags out onto the field with them when the Colts do anything? Cause it seems to me that the Titans get all these calls against them and the Colts get exactly squat. One of their guys kicks Drew Bennett while he's down and there is NO CALL but yet Pacman gets a million and one dumb penalties?!? (More on that later...) I am not saying Pacman didn't taunt the Colts, but how about we call a fair game refs? Also, Pacman did nothing to endear himself to the fans yesterday. Someone is gonna need to knock Pacman on his you-know-what and let him know it's not all about him. I hate the fact that he celebrates every little thing he does right like he's made an interception return for a TD but yet when he screws up, he throws his teammates under the bus. He got burned on several coverages as Peyton Manning had a field day against him but yet he wasn't man enough to say he screwed up. Instead, he blamed other players who didn't help him out. Ironic that Pacman wants the help of his teammates to cover up his mistakes but he yet to act like a member of the Titans team instead of thinking it's Pacman and the Tennessee Titans. Sorry, Pacman but you were on my short list to start with and you ain't exactly working your way off it by your actions.
  • Now, going into the Colts game, I'd heard that their much improved defense was playing dirty. And I saw it time and again yesterday. From the whole thing with kicking Drew Bennett while down to faking McNair's voice to draw us offsides to that complete bulls**t call before the half that was NOT an interception but should have been Titans, first and goal at the two, the Colts played pretty much dirty. And the refs turned a complete blind eye to it. Was the payoff on or what? I know that the Colts screamed a few years ago that the Patriots were playing dirty in the AFC Championship game up at Foxboro, but are they now doing the same thing and is the league turning a blind eye to it? I mean, you go helmet to helmet tackling a QB sliding and you don't get called for the 15 yards?!? Methinks something more is going on here...


posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/03/2005 07:41:00 AM | |
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