Thoughts As Of Week 7
by, 10-25-2010 at 09:16 PM (1297 Views)
The Bears are tied for 1st place...I know there have been years with worse divisions, but this team has no business being 4-3. It feels weird NOT to cheer for them, NOT to pull for them, I guess I just don't want to get disappointed. Also, rarely do I find teams that, the entire offseason has an obvious need, in preseason the need is still not addressed, and with a solid O-Line, I think the Bears COULD be a 10 or 11 win team. I feel bad for the O-Lineman too, to an extent. Olin can't do everything, Williams has been moved around more than a dish at an Italian Family Dinner, and, well, the other guys are either young and still learning, or just pure inept.
I'm not sure what I am happy about this year. Usually, I'd be excited about something at this point. I'm happy the Jets are winning, happy the Pats are winning (got a little excited that the old Brady showed up against the Ravens Week 6 as far as the trash talking goes)...also very happy my Steelers prediction (12-4) is still somehow alive. I think so far, for me, it has to be not only Bradford, but the Rams in general. That's been a pleasant surprise to me. I don't watch much college football outside of the Big 10, so I had very little rooting interest for Oklahoma, or any player associated with them recently, but it's nice to see someone not only learn on the job, but seem to want to win and have a chance to win at the same time, no matter what the quality of their opponent is on a week to week basis.
I wish Peyton Hillis would stop fumbling the football...maybe then he can become the next Mike Alstott. MAYBE.
I love that NOW Helmet-to-helmet hits are being addressed. I'm not saying they should or shouldn't be, I'm just saying I hate that not just the NFL, but most companies, businesses, associations, leagues, etc over-react like Andy Bernard losing a cell phone...maybe you're in the ceiling, Mr. Goodell.
Has home field advantage gone away? Maybe not so much in the records, but it seems the crowds haven't been into it as much yet. Maybe it's just me, maybe it's because it's still early on in the year, or maybe I just haven't been watching the right games...hopefully it doesn't turn into a TB Rays game still by week 14.
How did Oakland score 59 points yesterday? SERIOUSLY!?!