NFL thoughts

Sunday was a good day’s worth of fun in the National Football League. Let’s hit the highlights, shall we?

Depression does Dallas – Is it wrong that I derive serious, tingly-sensation worthy joy from watching Dallas empty both of its six-shooters into its feet on a weekly basis?

Seriously, who in Dallas decided that it would be a good idea to back up Tony Romo with Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger? Those two couldn’t get a game in Detroit right now, and that’s saying something.

Of course, it would be unfair to lay all the blame under center. The offensive line has been underwhelming and the defense has been injury-riddled and uninspired. Did you see anyone interested in making a tackle on a Giant ball carrier yesterday? Me neither.

The so-called America’s Team hasn’t won a playoff game since 1996. At this rate, that won’t be changing this season.

And then there was one– As in winless teams, since Cincinnati finally got in the win column yesterday.

Detroit, on the other hand, is still chasing the all-time record of futility set by the Tampa Bay Bucs, who went 0-14 as an expansion team in the late 70s.

So, after the Lions come-from-ahead loss to the Bears, will they win a game this year? They close with Jacksonville (maybe), at Carolina (no), Tampa Bay (maybe), Tennessee (no), Minnesota (maybe), at Indy (no), New Orleans (no) and at Green Bay (no).

Surely they’ll get one, won’t they?

And there’s still one – As in unbeaten teams with Tennessee’s 19-16 overtime win over Green Bay. As we know, only one team, the 2007 Patriots, finished a regular season with a perfect record.

Can they do it?

Heck no. The Titans are a very good team, but their closing stretch is too strong. My guess is that they’ll fall this week in Chicago.

Manic Monday – And this week isn’t over, as Washington and Pittsburgh will tangle tonight in the nation’s capital. In 17 of the last 18 presidential elections (only failing to do so in 2004), the Redskins have correctly predicted the winner of the election. If they win, the incumbent does also. If they lose, so will the party in office.

So, if John McCain has any hope of winning, the Redskins need to beat the Steelers tonight.

Hey, it makes as much sense as anything else politically these days.

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One Response to “NFL thoughts”

  1. Mike Bollinger Says:

    Hey Randy,
    Aren’t you forgetting the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who finished the whole works undefeated?

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