Just as a refresher, I'm experimenting a new format in which I post 11 thoughts both related to sports and not so much related. For those of you who haven't seen my first post-check it out. No, really, please check it out. It has 15 views. And at least 5 of them are me. So, without further ado....
5. There's something to hate about the Jacksonville Jaguars. I don't feel Jacksonville deserves the Jaguars. Yes, their population is immense. But, unlike most other one-team towns (Green Bay, San Antonio, hell, even Oklahoma City), Jacksonville doesn't seem to appreciate the gift that is an NFL Franchise. It seems as though you can always find empty seats at Jags games. In most one-sport towns, stadiums seem to sell out no matter how mediocre the team is. Green Bay endured a 4-12 season in 2006 and was still in the top third of attendance. The Thunder got off to one of the worst seasons in NBA history this year to a SOLD OUT ARENA! And by the way, when was the last time you bumped into a true Jaguar fan? Ever? There is such a miniscule fanbase for this team.
Other things I hate about the Jaguars:
1.)Their color scheme. Black, white, and aqua. What's cool about black, white, and aqua? I realize you're near an ocean, but come on!
2.)Their all-star team. Go to wikipedia and look at 'Jaguar notable alumni.' Try to assemble an all-star team out of those names. And it looks like this...
QB-Mark Brunell. Hasn't been relevant in years, currently backup on the Saints.
WR-Keenan McCardell. Meh.
RB-Fred Taylor. That's it. I'm done. I'm just bored at this point.
3.)Their incredible mediocrity. Since their inception in 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars have gone 123-112-0. In the playoffs, they are 5-6. This, my friends, is one damn boring franchise.
6. How is Malcolm in the Middle funny? Is humor even a goal of the show? I have watched at least six episodes solely because I have nothing better to do before 'Seinfeld' comes on at 7 and I hate myself for doing it. I never laughed.
7. The Lakers would beat the Cavs if they were to meet in the Finals. And I don't think it'd be particularly close, either. Any way you spin it, with or without Andrew Bynum, the Lakers match up incredibly well with the Cavs. The Cavaliers have no way of containing Kobe without a double team, and if they do that, it frees up Gasol and Odom to step up and have their way in the paint. Also, the Lakers have an innate ability to hold LeBron to under 20 points. And we all know LeBron does not have the kind of supporting cast to make up for him when he's lacking offensively. On a somewhat related note, Ben Wallace can no longer dunk.
8. 'Streak for the Cash' (espn.com) is more addictive than Crack and Porn. I am new to SFTC. I started on February 6th. Since then, I am 10-4 with 2 4-game win streaks. When I got my first 4 gamer, I wet myself. Literally. Wet. My. Pants. I told everybody I knew to minimal fanfare. But I don't care, because I **** love that game. And if there are any other Streakers out there, talk to me. Because I want to know that I'm not alone.
9. Superbowl 42 was waaaaayyyy better than Superbowl 43. 3 reasons.
1.)The backstories: XLII: Vintage David v. Goliath. Undefeated Patriots have fallen out of America's favor with the Spygate scandal but have established unfathomable dominance in record-breaking '07 season, Giants snuck in to the Playoffs at 10-6 only to reel off 3 straight road wins. XLIII: Another classic matchup in the Pittsburgh/Phoenix rivalry. Pitt won two games. Arizona won three. Oh, and Larry Fitzgerald's dad is a sportswriter. Was that a tumbleweed?
2.)The four quarters: XLII: 3 quarters of competitive defensive football, 1 quarter of incredible offense. XLIII: 3 quarters of relatively one-sided football (20-7 after 3) followed by, yes, I'll concede, one **** awesome 4th.
3.) The trademark play: XLII: The 'Helmet Catch', Eli Manning escapes at least 5 Patriot defenders, including at least two who had him by the jersey, hurls up a floater to midfield that nine times out of ten is picked, only for no-name receiver Tyree to pin it against his helmet while Roidney Harrison attempts to pin him as oppose to knock away the ball. XLIII: Ben rolls out, hits Holmes in triple coverage as Holmes drags his toes and then falls out of bounds. Yeah, it was pretty cool at the time, but it's got nothing on the Helmet Catch.
10. Bud Selig should resign. I hate how Bud says that A-Rod "shamed the game." Because, in reality, Bud is the one who is truly responsible. A-Rod is just one of the many Bud has been casting a blind eye too during the Steroid Era. It's Bud's complete lack of accountability that has allowed baseball to fall to where it is today.
11. Charlie Axel? That's the best you got, Tiger?