Friday, January 24, 2014
When you're undefeated and ranked #2 in the country it's natural for people to want to jump on the bandwagon. So I guess we shouldn't be surprised to see Isla Fischer wearing a gray Syracuse Otto the Orange t-shirt to the gym.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"All the Way Home" - Tamar Braxton Not sure if any other artist has ever had 2 SOTWs in such a short time span, but I absolutely love this song. It joins one of my favorite songs ever, "All I Ever Think About is You" by Chrisette Michele (SOTW, 6/23/10) in the genre of songs about having a partner who drives you crazy, but even when you fight with that person, you can't stop thinking about him or her, because the overriding emotion is love. Maybe this hits home with Mrs. Poop and me. "And who I think I'm fooling anyway I'm driving around the block to come right back to you When all along, I knew I should have stayed right where I was Instead of drive and think of you"
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Richard Sherman is an asshole. He is a trash talker, and an awful jerk. Look at what he did to poor Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game. "Well, I'm the best corner in the game, when you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree that's the result you gonna get. Don't you ever talk about me." "Who's talking about you?" "Crabtree. Don't you open your mouth about the best. Or I'm going to shut it for you, real quick. LOB (Legion of Boom)!" He eventually gave a calmer interview with Ed Werder and was completely composed during his postgame press conference when he continued to call Crabtree "mediocre." Fine, if this is how Sherman wants to be and it makes him happy, that's fine with me. But the righteous indignation when someone comes back at him is where he really pisses me off. Trent Williams punched Sherman, Sherman went after Skip Bayless, and there are other incidents, and each time Sherman wants to play the innocent victim. This time he tried to blame Crabtree for allegedly trying to fight him at a charity event. Do you think Crab did that for no reason? They'd never met before? They play twice a year and Sherman does the same shit but Crabtree can't react during the game so he waited until he got to a place where he could beat Sherman's ass.
The Ones That I Want Only once in the past 20 years have the top seeds from each conference played each other in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for him, Peyton Manning lost that game, to the Saints. Note: The Bills 4th straight Super Bowl loss, was the previous time, in January 1994, Super Bowl XXVIII. One of the drawbacks of this wild card era is that frequently teams that are inferior, had so-so regular seasons, not just make, they win they Super Bowl. It has led to a long run of mostly exciting games for about 15 years now but regular season success is rarely ever rewarded. But both these teams earned the top spots in their conference because they were better all year, and they used their home-field advantages, the thin air and 12th man (the second of which I still believe is greatly overrated) and held serve against worthy adversaries. This Super Bowl will also feature the #1 offense vs. the #1 defense. The last time that happened was the first Super Bowl the Bills lost, to the Giants, on Scott Norwood's miss. This might be a better predictor of the type of game we're going to see. Seattle;s big physical corners are going to try to beat up the Denver receivers and Denver will likely try run routes to get their receivers into favorable coverages, screens and quick slants. 15th Times the Charm In the 15th matchup of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, Manning clearly got the better of his heretofore more successful counterpart. Manning was precise in his short throws and even though people say he has lost some arm strength he threw some beautiful balls that were turned into great catches by his receivers. Brady on the other hand was not at his best, missing a wide open Julian Edelman early in the game and later also missed some throws that I thought he could have made. These things happen. Not even the best players can play at their best in every single game. If they did, it wouldn't be fun to watch. Also the Patriots vaunted running game (a little sarcasm there) only managed 64 yards, putting more pressure on the passing game.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
A push and a late touchdown ruined my week. DENVER -5 1/2 new england I feel like it's Peyton Manning's year. san francisco +3 1/2 SEATTLE Seattle's quarterback and its home field advantage are both incredibly overrated. Last Week: 1-3 (0 pointa) Season: 46-47 (36 points) Best Bets: 0-1 (6-13) Home Favorites: 0-2 (19-22) Home Underdogs: 0-0 (2-1) Road Favorites: 1-0 (13-11) Road Underdogs: 0-1 (12-13)