I WAS WRONG ABOUT…
A lot of things, for sure…
But in particular, the Packers. Yes, I thought all the offseason histrionics would cleave that team. Nope. Turns out all the melodrama just galvanized it. Rodgers is smart. He’s Jeopardy smart.
Seventh straight. This one on the road (kind of). Against a 7-0 team. Without the Packers’ three top receivers. On a short week. Clinched by their defense.
Hey, Old Timers. Do you ever remember the NFC this being so loaded, essentially halfway through the season?
The Packers are for real. That loss doesn’t even ding the Cardinals. The Cowboys have “The Look.” The Rams are a complete team. And, oh yeah. There’s that team on the Gulf side of Florida…You know, the one with That Guy.
And the Saints could still get crazy.
No need for us to toast the ’72 Dolphins this morning. Rest assured they lifted their own glasses last night.
As a Texans fan, I’m disappointed that the team has traded RB Mark Ingram back to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans.
Certainly it’s a good move for the Saints, who now reunite Ingram with Alvin Kamara and can reduce Kamara’s ever-increasing workload. The 4-2 Saints are still figuring out who they are in the Post-Brees Era, and reacquiring a true pro like Ingram will help forge their new identity. Jameis Winston, in particular, will benefit.
But I don’t see what the Texans accomplished here, other than pissing off their locker room. The 31-year-old Ingram is wildly popular in that room and has been regarded as almost a father-figure by Houston’s young roster. Receiver Brandin Cooks simply tweeted, “This is bullshit. Such a joke.”
Eloquent. And accurate, IMO.
Ingram returns to New Orleans needing just 90 yards to surpass Deuce McAllister as the Saints all-time leading career rusher.
SUNDAY’S FORECAST CALLS FOR PAIN FOR: (WINNERS IN PARENTHESES)
Eagles (Lions. Yes. Detroit is going to win a football game.)
Titans (Colts. Game is in Indy.)
Giants (Chiefs) Monday
If the current four-team format for the CFP is expanded (and that’s a “when,” not an “if”), the execs who run the current 43 bowl games are lobbying like hell to make sure all playoff games are played within the existing bowl structure, rather than playing any of them at the home stadium of the higher-seeded team.
Of course they do. Presumably, they enjoy being employed. Duh.
The NAACP is currently “anti-Texas.” I get it. I currently am, too. I love this state. But we suck out loud right now.
Clearly Ed Orgeron had to go in Baton Rouge. But I fail to see how keeping him on through the end of the season makes any sense for anyone.
And wait a minute. I didn’t catch all of this. But what’s this about the artist formerly known as Ron Artest buying Facebook? What? WHAT?