September 25, 2005
Well, that was fun. Seriously, San Diego needed this game. Already two in the hole, the next several weeks presents a brutal schedule with such teams as: New England, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Philly...ouch. If they lost tonight, they could pretty much have written the season off. This game had a playoff intensity about it.
The Chargers played hard and they played to win, and my hat's off to them. To be honest I'm a lot less annoyed at the loss itself as I am of the fact that San Diego's star running back, LaDainian Tomlinson, was so often referred to as "L.T."
There is only ONE L.T. and that's Hall Of Fame Linebacker #56 Lawrence Taylor. And to have the announcers on ESPN constantly singing "L.T.'s" praises really got on my nerves. Let the guy come up with his own friggin' nickname.
Anyway, I was impressed with Eli Manning's poise throughout this game. He never got rattled, not once. And he kept making awesome passes well after the game seemed to get out of reach. And to come back from a 21-3 deficit and end the second half within one point of Chargers was encouraging. Manning has proven that good things will happen in his career. This is only the beginning.
I've heard people say this week that the Chargers are not really an 0-2 team. That's a crock. If you have no wins and two losses then guess what? You're an 0-2 team and you earned that record. Potential is for shit in the NFL.
Face it, there are a few elite teams in the league, a few dogs, and on any given Sunday any of those teams in the middle is capable of beating any other team in the middle. Parity in Pro Football is the reality. So I don't care how "good" on paper a team is supposed to be. If they don't play well, they're going to get their asses handed to them.
Now the Chargers may very well beat the Giants tonight. But if they do it's not because they "should be able to", it'll be because they played smarter, harder and better.
But my money is on New York. If San Diego is really better than their record would indicate, they're going to have to prove it.
And of course if the Chargers do win, I'll chalk it up to fact that they were due. ;-)
September 19, 2005
Tonight at 7:30 - the "alternate" Monday Night Football game. I know this was supposed to be a Saints home game and Katrina changed all that. I know the Saints are the sentimental favorite in this nationally televised game. I know the country will be rooting for New Orleans because of that city's recent hardship.
But I also know I could give a shit because this is FOOTBALL baby and I hope Big Blue puts a world of hurt on these guys - winning by three touchdowns!!!!!
And of course if the Saints win, I'll say I was secretly rooting for New Orleans because I felt sorry for them.
September 11, 2005
Giants - 42
Cards - 19
Off to a good start. The offense proves that if they give Manning enough weapons in his arsenal, good things will happen. Defense dominates. Special Teams not only didn't suck, they scored twice!
Ex-Donkey happy. :-)
September 08, 2005
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