>> Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well, I haven't posted in a week, so I figured what the hell? First, of course I want to speak about the college team that won the poll to choose my new favorite college team. I would like to thank everyone that voted. There appeared to be like 60+ votes, but in reality, I am sure that it was just a handful of my buddies getting on different computers to vote for their team and really who could blame them? I am like a number 1 draft pick. So, since I have one friend who is a WVU fan, he somehow managed to get 29 votes for Kris Witt to dawn the Blue and Gold of the Mountaineers.
Ironically enough, I went to this friend's house this past weekend to catch my first WVU game of the year in style. Well, after watching the game, this might be a match made in heaven. Jarrett Brown and the Mighty Mountaineers sort of remind me of the college's version of the Jamarcus Russell and the Oakland Raiders.
*Side note - Jamarcus Russell almost nearly makes me racist toward black quarterbacks. Thank god for the McNaab's of the world.
Anywho, while watching WVU turn the ball over 28 times over the course of a 60 minute game, I found myself not giving a shit. I tried and tried to force myself to care that Jarrett Brown was throwing interceptions like he was trying to cover the spread in The Last Boy Scout. I just kept waiting on him to pull out the gun and say "Ain't Life a Bitch?" and shoot one of Auburn's DB's.
So, my first experience as a WVU fan wasn't exactly a pleasant one, but as a Raider's fan I am use to being let down by my teams on the gridiron. We'll see how long this actually lasts. I never specified a length of time for how long I would be a fan of the college football team chosen for me, but I'll struggle to stick it out for a minute.
Now on to the NFL this week,
Well, my Oakland Raiders led by Russell (Who by the way has to be the first person to complete less than 30% of his passes for a whole game and somehow get the win) went from looking great and losing last week to looking terrible and winning this week. That just goes to show you how important turnovers are in games. Kansas City - 2, Oakland - 0. I only mention this because Oakland had like a 100 yards total offense compared to K.C.'s 450 or so. Oh well, we are .500, I'll take it.
Seriously, what is going on with Tom Brady? I didn't draft him in my fantasy league for him to put up Jason Campbell numbers. That might be a stretch, but you get the point. Come on Tom, football is better when you are better. You are the one guy everyone either hates or love.
Speaking of the 'Skins, that defense doesn't appear to be like it is a 100 million dollars better huh? Actually, the D isn't bad, it's Jim Zorn making some of the most ridiculous offensive calls I have ever seen. He makes Art Shell look like f*cking Vince Lombardi. I do appreciate Robert Henson (a back up linebacker for the Redskins) calling out all the fans in D.C. and calling them dimwits working at Mcdonald's from 9 to 5 via Twitter. Thats classic.
I'm always happy when the Steeler's lose for some reason. Ditto for the Cowboys as well. I don't even have a reason to hate either team, I just do.
My not so bold predicition of the week - Adrian Peterson, if healthy, could possibly reach 2,500 yards this year. The guy is a freak. As if you all didn't already know that.
Crazy that Cheddar Bob Burress got 2 years in prison for shooting himself in the leg while Daunte Stallworth got 30 days for riding dirty and killing a person. Doesn't quite seem fair, but what can you do?