Week 1 round up: Let’s recap a wacky week 1 where the underdogs were 11-5 against the spread. Headlines I thought we wouldn’t see: “Tom Brady and the Patriots rally in the 4th to beat EJ Manuel and the Bills.” “Ravens D give up 7 passing touchdowns.” “Colts struggle to stop Terrelle Pryor.” “Gino Smith leads the Jets to a game winning field goal.” “Kaepernick throws for 400+.” “Eagles blow past RG3.” Now for headlines I thought we would see: … →
Professional football is back! I’m not talking about “amateur” athletes being paid like professionals— *coughJohnnyFootballcough*. I’m talking about real, professional, NFL football! Last season featured suspended Saints, rookie quarterback explosions—Luck, RG3, Russell Wilson, Tannehill, Brandon Weeden (jk)- PED bans, the Ray Lewis farewell tour, Kaepernick taking over, the rise of the NFC West, Peyton returning to his Peyton ways, Colts using their #chuckstrong magic to make the postseason, a player nicknamed “Muscle Hampster,” the Mark Sanchez butt fumble, Joe Flacco’s … →
Hockey, you sneaky devil. You timed it so well. You waited for the perfect Monday night—the NBA Finals are over, the most boring Bachelorette of all time is on, and you put me in the city of the new champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. When I moved to Chicago, I took any chance I could to take subtle (or not so subtle) jabs at hockey, its fans, and its players. Now, three months later, I find myself writing a post about … →
I am stepping outside of my normal post category. My posts in the past have consisted of football, basketball, test drives, and sports video games; but today I feel moved to write about something that has been weighing heavy on my heart—the idea of trying to replace God by idealizing non-eternal objects or ideas.
Wikki Wikki Wild Wild West! Now… time for some real fun. First, here were my predictions from a November 2nd blog post previewing the West:
At the beginning of the NBA season I wrote a post on this blog with my predictions for each conference. In that post on November 1st, here’s where I had the Eastern Conference: