Posted on: September 8, 2008 12:26 am
Edited on: September 8, 2008 12:36 am

An NFL Week 1 of Upsets

Panthers 26, Chargers 24 - Yeah...the Chargers are very upset that they lost this one, especially at home. The Panthers didn't even have Steve Smith.

Bears 29, Colts 13 - WoW! Matt Forte rushes 23 times for 123 yards. Of course, take away the 50 yard TD and he is only averaging around 3.5 ypc. Former defensive MVP Bob Sanders is supposed to prevent gouging runs like that. What a way to break in the Colts new stadium.

Falcons 34, Lions 21 - This was the league toilet bowl matchup, so I'm not sure we can call this an upset. Maybe we didn't give the Falcons enough credit toward their rebuilding effort. Big plays by Michael Turner AND Matt Ryan.

Bills 34, Seahawks 10 - OK, maybe this wasn't an upset. Many have the Bills pegged as a playoff dark horse this year. What's upsetting (at least to Seahawks fans) is that they beat the Seahawks by 24 points. Never overlook the importance of special teams.

Patriots 17, Chiefs 10 - Bottom line is that the Patriots won. The Tom Brady injury will upset as many fantasy managers as Patriots fans.

 OK...I know it's early. Every year on opening day some teams play to their expectations and some just fall flat on their face. I believe that the Chargers and Colts will turn things around. Teams like the Lions and Chiefs will continue to struggle. The Seahawks are in big trouble. What will the Falcons and Bills show us next week? Good luck to Matt Cassel.

Posted on: May 15, 2008 11:53 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2008 12:20 am

Spygate...IT SHOULD DIE...


Spygate SHOULD die...only after the Patriots are punished for the infractions uncovered with the Walsh tapes. Pats fans will flame me for saying this but I don't care. The Pats and Pats fans alike claim that cheating is part of the game. The only problem with that statement is that the Pats GOT CAUGHT! Let's face it...if everyone DOES IT, why haven't any tapes surfaced of other teams cheating?

After reading the attached article, one thing stands out to me, the Pats taped 5 other teams' signals. So why is it over? Because there was no alleged "walkthrough". I think we have something just as valuable...the Pats cheated at least 5 other times. This is good for at least 1.25 million dollars in fines and no 1st round draft pick through 2013. The Pats should be punished for every one of these infractions. The opponents listed on the article include the Dolphins, Bills, Browns, Chargers, and the Steelers...all AFC opponents. With the exception of the Browns, all the teams listed affect the Patriots playoff scenario. There are 2 division rivals (Dolphins, Bills) and 2 playoff opponents (Chargers, Steelers). This should not go unpunished.

I am surprised that commissioner Goodell let this go so easily. He's done a good job of making examples out of players Chris Henry & Pacman Jones. What's so hard about this? Maybe Goodell doesn't want to offend his buddy Kraft. The bottom line is this, if you get pulled over for speeding, you get a ticket. If you get pulled over speeding 5 more times afterwards, chances are that you will get 5 more tickets. They don't stop issuing tickets just because you've already been ticketed once. This is not any different. The Pats have just got caught 5 more times for ILLEGALY taping signals and they should be punished 5 MORE TIMES!

So Patriots. There you have it. Just pay the price...and it will go away.

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