I hate their name, and I really can’t root for them because they’re in the same division as the Eagles, but I can’t really root against the Redskins. I like Jason Campbell, and not just because he’s a Black quarterback. Okay, okay, that has something to do with it, but even bigger than that, I think he has the tools to be successful. Clinton Portis is another R*s player that I really like. So today, they looked pretty good. It was easy to see what their strengths and weaknesses are. They came out with the ‘W,’ and I’m sure people are gonna be talking big mess all week, but I don’t know what of substance you can take away from it. Campbell looked as good this week as he did bad last week. That’s gonna happen as he learns the offense.
It’s gonna be really interesting to see what the Patriots do now that Brady is out. I can see them looking pretty good some games, especially Cassels’ first, but in a few weeks, one of two things is going to happen: either he’s gonna get better or teams will start noticing his tendencies and they’ll start lockin him down.
Broncos-Chargers. Are you serious? The whole 4th quarter was wild. I know a lotta people talk about the bad games that get shown nationally, but I’m SO glad CBS cut to this game. This joint had everything. Actually, still has. The game isn’t over yet. But that botched call on the fumble? The touchdown? The unconscionably ballsy call for the two-point conversion? Are you serious? This is why I absolutely love football, and easily why the NFL is the most popular spectator sport. (Don’t even mention NASCAR. Not around here.) I can easily see Chargers fans being livid, cuz I know if that was the Eagles and the Cowboys, I’d be beside myself. I’d almost be ready to write the NFL my own self. But that doesn’t change the fact that if the Chargers had actually either the touchdown pass or the two-point conversion — shoot, even just the conversion — it would’ve been a moot point. Bammas gotta play D. That’s the bottom line.