Some quick thoughts this morning...
Man, the Pats looked great last night. Brady was just on fire, and you can see he's really getting comfortable with the WRs he has. Plus, he's got a mental link with Ben Watson out there...just seem to be on the same page at all times. The running game never got really going, but it didn't matter. And both Maroney and Dillon had big plays on screens or passes into the flat. So far, this is the one team that really scares me. They just keep getting better, and you know they're always going to be well coached,
So was that half time costume race just the lamest thing of all time? Who thought that up? I picture a bunch of ESPN execs sitting around, patting each other on the back for the small beverage give-away...and trying to come up with a great half time show for Halloween...
"Hey, why don't we have parade of hot women in slutty Halloween costumes?"
"I like where you're going with that, but I'm not quite sure if that's it..."
"What if instead of hot women, we make it hot guys?"
"Hmmm, closer...but it's missing something..."
"How about we change the "hot women" to on-air personalities!"
"Genuis, pure genius"
Thanks guys, it was a magical halftime show...especially when you flipped the channel to ANYTHING ELSE ON TV!
So I finally got to see the renovated Soldier Field in person when I was visiting the fam in Chicago. And I agree with the assessment that it appears that an alien spacecraft has landed in the middle of the hallowed Soldier Field. It looks funky, and it's definitely not how I would have done things...but I don't care. The most important thing to me was that the Bears stay downtown on the lake. If they had moved to some suburb, it would have just ripped the heart out of the franchise. I know; I grew up in the suburbs. You can't be the Monsters of the Midway when you're surrounded by houses that all look alike, shopping and strip malls, and soccer moms in hummers, SUVs and minivans. You need to be downtown, surrounded by the hustle and bustle that is Chicago. You need to be on the lake where during the winter it's balls ass cold outside. It needs to be a pain in the ass to get to the stadium, so that people show up 4 hours in advance of the game and tailgate...and stay for 4 hours after celebrating a win...so they don't have to deal with traffic.
That being said, I have this feeling that one of these days when the stadium is packed full, the top half will close up like a big clam, and fly off to its home planet. Please, alien beings, if that is going to happen, do it during a Stones concert, and not a Bears game. Mick needs to go home anyway.
Is anyone else just sick and tired of the whole overly religious athlete? The names Warner and Kitna come to mind....but there are many others.
Let me first say, I have no problem with religion, and I have no problem with people who are very deeply religious. If religion is what helps you get through the day, keeps you focused, gives you the answers you seek, fantastic, I'm really happy for you. And if you want to thank a higher being for guiding you through life, from saving you from a troubled youth, for giving you strength during trying times, or showing you the right path...more power to you, being humble in anyway shape or form is a good thing.
But what I can't stand is saying things along the line of "Well, I knew that Jesus would help us win that one." Or "With god on my side, I knew I couldn't fail." That is the most self-centered egotistical thing a person could say.
So, on a planet of 6 billion people, with poverty, war, hunger, hatred, murder...God, has focused on 1 athlete, or 1 team, and said, "Crap, gotta make sure his team wins!" I would hope that's not the case...it would really lower my opinion of the higher power...but maybe it's justice that Warner is on the bench and the Cards are 1-7...karma is a mean mistress...that and I think Warner's deal with the devil ran out quite some time ago.
Sorry, that's all I have today...was up all night with a sick little girl, so my head is clouded with snot, the desire to sleep, and way too much caffeine.