Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Frustrating Afternoon of Football

There are some Sundays that leave me smiling at days end because of what I've seen on the football field but today was not one of them. It seemed like I was switching back and forth between the Rider game and the Seahawk debacle in Oakland and I was left constantly screaming at the TV. What a hideous effort by both. You don't care about the Seahawks thrashing, but here are my thoughts on the Riders latest loss.

--Its true they didn't have anything to play for, but that isn't the case anymore. They are making it very hard to stay positive.

--Memo to Doug Berry and Darian Durant. THROW THAT DAMN SHOVEL PASS PLAY AWAY---IT DOESN'T WORK!!!!!!

--Teams tell you they want to better every week and fix the mistakes that were made the previous week. I don't know about you, but I would rather have this team regress to the way they were playing when Calgary made their first visit of the season.

--I am sick of losing to bottom-feeders in this league. I can take defeats to the good teams, but these ones are getting really tough to swallow.

--Congrats to Wes Cates for breaking the one thousand yard barrier.

--What has happened to Joel Bell?

--Cary Koch is a keeper.

--I knew B.C would win the game when Yonus Davis took that punt back for a TD. ARRGGHHHHHHH!!!!

--Have we figured out why Ryan Grice-Mullen didn't make the Dolphins and why B.C. didn't want him back.

--I don't care what you say, the Riders got screwed on the short kick. James Patrick touched that ball before it went out of bounds. The sad thing is had the refs said the Riders had recovered, the play wouldn't have been overturned either. Its maddening and frustrating, but the right call was made because the wrong call was made originally.

--Despite this, this team believe it or not can still win the Grey Cup. Then again so could B.C or Edmonton and that is downright scary.

Just some other thoughts on the day

--Message to TSN. Take a page from FOX Sports and do something to ease the anger of CFL fans who think their team is jobbed because of a bad call. The decision to hire former NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira to decipher calls that go to instant replay is outstanding. While the referee is under the curtain, Pereira is telling you why this call is going to be overturned or why it won't be. The CFL needs to do something similar. I wouldn't mind having a camera in the command centre and then having whoever explain why the call was or wasn't made.

--Randy Moss is one level above a first class jerk. What an act

--Brett Favre reminds me of "The Black Knight" from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". He shouldn't have played against the Patriots, but he did and he got knocked cold. He was carted off, but said after the game he'd be ready to go next week. I guess it was just a flesh wound that he sustained. JUST RETIRE ALREADY!!! The act is starting to get comical.

--Brad Childress and Wade Phillips should really start working on their resumes.

--Why is it NFL officials always award Pittsburgh touchdowns at the goal-line when most times its clear that they are not?

--Mike Shanahan benched Donovan McNabb for Rex Grossman? Really!!!

--The Rangers will win Game 5 of the World Series, but that will be it. The Giants really should push Tim Lincecum back for Game 6, but whatever.

--There was talk on Hockey Night in Canada this week that the Atlanta Thrashers are signing as many black players as they can and then using them to market the team. If this is the case, (and I'm not sure what to think of it) what will they offer the Flames for Jarome Iginla? His time in Calgary is running out!

--My time is done too. Later!


TY said...

I agree wholeheartedly about that shovel pass, but while we are at it, please add the 2 yard run straight up the gut, the 6 yard swing pass on second down when we need 15 yards,and everything that has to do with Daley's schemes on special teams. Love this blog Mitch.

Anonymous said...

What has happened to Darian? He is getting worse and worse and worse as this losing streak goes along. He still looks tentative in running (ankle??), he can't make the throw to the wide side anymore, he is making bad decisions. I'm not calling for him to sit this late in the season or for a move to be made, but he has to get his head out of his ass.


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Anonymous said...

That shovel pass should have been buried weeks ago.

I think they are slowly getting a better running game, but they need more variety on offence.

Is Dressler 100 percent?

Iggy can go to the KHL for all I care. He's been terrible this year.

I said the exact same thing about Favre yesterday when I heard his post-game comments. He is the NFL's Black Knight!


Anonymous said...

If that's true about Atlanta and black players, that is sad. Get out of these make believe US markets already!