I’m gonna like the Pro Bowl a lot better now that they no longer play a football game. Not that that charade ever resembled a “football game.”
Yes, it’s an honor to be a Pro Bowler, and Pro Bowlers should rightly be proud. So, yeah, let’s all get together, grab some good food, have some fruity drinks, toss the ball around a little, play some slo-mo flag football and invent some “skills” competitions. Just don’t screw it up with helmets and shoulder pads. This is progress.
And while we’re on the subject of sham football games, why are so many folks still hyping Saturday’s “rematch” between the Eagles and Cowboys? The Thrill is Gone. The Eagles are going to win the NFC East. They’re three up with three to play, for goodness sake. The Cowboys will be the fifth seed in the NFC. Philly would be crazy to play Jalen Hurts in this one as he recovers from a sprained throwing shoulder. And don’t give me this drivel about this game “sending a message” if these teams meet in the postseason. It will have no bearing whatsoever, one way or the other. Hey. Saturday is Christmas Eve. Now that this game is completely meaningless, we may all actually have to talk to our family members.
I just realized that there is a definite “I don’t care” theme running through this Thursday morning sports blog.
Along those lines, Wednesday was early signing day in college football. I didn’t care. Of course, recruiting is crucial. But recruiting “rankings” make me want to hang myself by the neck until dead. You know what you get when you give a monkey a computer? A monkey with a computer.
I hear Alabama did well. Well, that’s a relief…
And Arch Manning actually “inked a pact” with Texas? Let’s just declare the Longhorns the 2023 national champions right now.
Damn, Paul? Are you just sour about everything? Not at all. I’m genuinely looking forward to both tonight’s bowl game between Air Force and Baylah (they nasty!) and the NFL Thursday Nighter matching the Jets against the Jags. That’s actually pretty cool. Who would have thought a game between the Jets and Jags would ever be this attractive? Those are two good, interesting and attractive young teams. I’ll be into it.
And now that unfortunately the Titans have lost Ryan Tannehill for the season with an ankle injury that will require surgery, Jacksonville has a legit shot in the AFC Souff.
OK. I did notice this. Former national high school player of the year J.T. Daniels has started at quarterback for USC, Georgia and West Virginia. He’s a very good quarterback. And he’s transferring. Again. To Rice. The Owls were actually pretty good offensively this past season when their four quarterbacks weren’t throwing pick-6s. And Rice returns nine offensive starters in ’23.
So the Colts are going to bench Matt Ryan and start Nick Foles at QB for the rest of the season? That would have been an excellent idea. Back in October.
I want some Tex-Mex. Today. I just thought I’d let you know.