Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Observations

Not my best week on the fantasy football front. All the players on every team I manage had a lack luster Sunday. Dwayne Bowe decided to have a break out day the same week I put his ass on the bench. Go figure. Peyton Manning and Tony Romo both had good days, but everyone else is running extra wind sprints after practice for their pitiful performance. I have an outside chance of winning one of my leagues if Nate Washington has a big game for the Titans tonight. I'm not holding my breath though. Here are some observations from the weekend:

The NFL:

The Packers play down to the level of their competition and if they're not careful they will find themselves on the wrong side of the playoff picture. Injuries to Jermichael Finley, Clay Matthews , and Ryan Grant are taking their toll.

The Patriots are doing that Patriot thing again. Contrary to my prediction Deion Branch stepped into the offense and looked as if he'd never left. The Jets are up by a half game in the division, but they better not blink.

The Eagles have themselves a full fledge quarterback controversy. Kevin Kolb looked like he wasn't ready to relinquish the starting job on Sunday. What do the Eagles do when Vick is cleared to play? Quarterback is not the position for uncertainty.

College Football:

Auburn will not win the SEC. Although Cam Newton is probably the Heisman front runner at this point in the season Auburn's defense is Swiss cheese. I look for them to struggle on the road and drop at least 2 games.

Boise St. might play in the BCS championship game after all. Oklahoma will not run the table, but Oregon and Boise St. will. We might have to sit through a repeat of the LeGarrette Blount Bowl for the national championship.

2011 will be the draft for receivers and quarterbacks. The value is at the skill positions. Andrew Luck, Ryan Mallett, Julio Jones, A.J. Greene, and Greg Childs could all go in the first 15 picks. The running back crop (aside from the Alabama duo) hasn't impressed me to this point.


The Yankees and Phils are still on a collision course for the World Series. The Rangers scratched out a victory and Tim Lincecum stepped up for the Giants, but the Yankees and Phils have too much talent. It is only a matter of time.

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