Ambivalence—my feelings about Ben Roethlisgerger. Eighteen years is a long time. He has played more games for the Steelers than any other player in the history of that storied franchise. He has always showed up. He has played hurt (and never failed to call our attention to that). Two Super Bowl rings. The throw he made to Santonio Holmes to beat the Cardinals was not just the greatest throw in Super Bowl history. It was the greatest throw in NFL history. In his prime, his ability to avoid sacks and extend plays was unparalleled.
First ballot Hall of Famer. I respect him.
Just don’t ask me to get all warm and fuzzy about him.
T.J. Watt got four more sacks last night. There are a half dozen strong candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. But Watt wins in a photo-finish, in my view.
Another DWI on the Raiders. Yeah, that’s a problem. Was anybody on that team paying attention two months ago?
OK. I give Jets Coach Robert Saleh credit for seeing the error of his ways. On Sunday, Saleh tried to blame OC Mike LaFleur for that ridiculous fourth-and-two quarterback sneak that almost certainly cost the Jets a huge upset win over the Buccaneers. Yesterday, Saleh walked that back and took responsibility for it. That’s what head coaches do. That’s what leaders do.
There have been 16 national semifinal games played in the history of the CFP. Thirteen of them have been decided by double digits, Twelve of them by at least 17 points. And you want to expand to a 16-team tournament? Doing my best Michael McDonald, “What a fool beleeeeeeeves…he sees……..”
I want to rename the NCAA Transfer Portal “White Rabbit.” ‘Cause we done gone Through the Looking Glass.
One pill makes you larger…and one pill makes you small…
There’s a bowl game tonight. Really.