Monday, January 24, 2011
Packers-Steelers For The Vince
It will be the Packers and the Steelers in the Super Bowl. Those are the two teams I thought would win and those are the two teams that a lot of you thought would meet in two weeks time in Dallas.
Just some thoughts on both games...
---Jay Cutler's injury had better be one that is quite severe. Others have played with knee injuries when its not a championship game, but I think Cutler for the 2nd time this year gave up on his teammates. Remember that Sunday night game when he got sacked nine or ten times in the first half and then didn't come out for the 2nd and they said he had a concussion. He was questioned then and many are questioning him after he wasn't seen on crutches. Several current and former NFL'ers also tweeted that Cutler needed to get back out there.
---Without Cutler, a legend was just about born. Did anyone know that the Bears had a quarterback named Caleb Hanie? He was the best QB the Bears had. He just about brought them back. It would have been the biggest Chicago football story since Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in one game at Polk High had he brought the Bears all the way back.
--Where does Aaron Rodgers fit into the equation when it comes to the best QB's in the NFL. Could he be 3rd behind Brady and Manning? Is he better than one or both of those guys? People in Green Bay know the right move was made when Brett Favre was cast aside. Rodgers is legit and he isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, he may get better.
Did you see Mark Sanchez wipe a booger on backup quarterback Mark Brunell? If not.......
Were the Jets not ready to go? They were awful in the first half and great in the 2nd half. Pittsburgh didn't win that game as much as the Jets lost it. The lead was simply too much to overcome.
Like Aaron Rodgers, where does Ben Roethlisberger fit in the equation of quarterbacks. He doesn't throw for 300 plus yards and three touchdowns on a routine basis, but he is going to his 3rd Super Bowl in six years. The only one to have done that in recent memory is one Mr. Brady.
Was Sanchez's hand going forward on the fumble return TD Pittsburgh had. I think that was one of those cases where the call on the field is what mattered and that it was too close to be overturned. If the refs call it an incomplete pass, it would have stayed that way.
It had to be cold in Pittsburgh. When NFL super-ref Ed Hochuli has to cover up his mammoth arms, it had to be a tad chilly.
The Packers are two and a half point favourites. Get ready for two weeks of constant dribble from Dallas. Has the FOX pre-game show started yet?
Can someone please explain to me the ridiculous (and that's being kind) Tron CTV ads that are running during the football playoffs. Words can't describe how atrocious those ads are. What's the reasoning behind it? If its watch Global, its working!
Have a good Monday!!