Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekend Observations

Over the weekend NFL teams cut their rosters down to 53 players.  Every year there are surprises and big names that get released as well as roster moves we thought were inevitable.  Tim Tebow and Matt Leinart were no brainers, but Vince Young, Greg McElroy, and Jonathan Dwyer were unexpected.  I thought VY did enough in the game against Seattle to earn a roster spot, but he's always been inconsistent.  Apparently the Jets thought Brady Quinn's availability made McElroy expendable and the Steelers thought their young backs were ready to step up and handle full time responsibilities.  I feel bad for these guys, but no use crying over spilled milk.  What's done is done and it's time for the regular season to begin.  Here are some observations over the weekend.

US men's tennis is on life support.  This year is the first time in the history of the US open no American player has made it to the 4th round.  From the looks of it there's no relief in sight.  Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and Andy Roddick are not walking out on that court.

Benson Henderson couldn't make it out of the first round against Anthony Pettis and lost his lightweight title.  Styles make fights and Pettis seems to have Henderson's number for the time being.  I won't say this is the end of the Road for Benson, but Pettis is a major road block right about now.

Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell tore his ACL on Saturday and will miss the entire season.  Mitchell sustained the injury celebrating after a Georgia touchdown.  You can't tell players not to get excited after big plays, but the Bulldogs need to curb their enthusiasm a bit.

The University of Washington opened their new stadium with a 38-6 thrashing of 19th ranked Boise St.  They did this without the services of the best tight end in the nation, Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  Could this be the year the Huskies turn things around and make it to a BCS Bowl game?

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