Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Observations

I won all of my fantasy football match ups in spectacular and/or dramatic fashion, but enough about me for once.  Let's get right into the main topic of the weekend shall we?  The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers came to Seattle last night and got their asses handed to them by the Seattle Seahawks 29-3.  Shame on me for thinking this would be a tough game.  In reality it was a beatdown of epic proportions.  The medical staff had to carry so many Niners off the field they earned a whopping $15,342.16 in overtime pay.  The beating was so bad Jim Harbaugh looked like a confused math professor that couldn't figure out how to use the quadratic formula to solve complex equations. 

You know it's bad when none of your Niner friends will answer their phones or respond to you on Facebook or Twitter.  Perhaps this is because they have nothing to say or maybe I'm trying to reach them during their therapy sessions.  It's still pretty funny I haven't heard a peep from those guys.  As I've said many times silence can be deafening.  I'm waiting for Kendrick Lamar to use this game as an example of what happens to weak, overrated rappers in one of his devastating verses.  Something tells me the power rankings will look a little different on ESPN and this week.  The debate about who's the best team in football is officially over.  Here are some observations over the weekend.

Jadeveon Clowney is no longer the consensus #1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.  That distinction now belongs to Teddy Bridgewater.  He might even pick up a Heisman Trophy and a national championship along the way.  If he's smart he'll leave school before getting caught with strippers, attending Miami Heat games, or signing his name 5,000 times for free.  Those activities can ruin your reputation and jeopardize your draft position.  Right?

The Houston Texans have found the heir apparent to Andre Johnson in rookie DeAndre Hopkins.  Now quarterback Matt Schaub can survey the ENTIRE field on passing downs as opposed to using his inner GPS to find the location of #80.  I should have taken Hopkins in fantasy when I had the chance.

I'm starting to think referees and judges have their own agenda when it comes to sporting events.  The refs in the Michigan/Akron game refused to call an obvious pass interference on the last play of the game and C.J. Ross scored the Mayweather/Alvarez contest a draw.  Not even Canelo's mom thought he won the fight.  Those refs and judges are either corrupt, have gambling debts, or their families have been kidnapped by terrorists.  There's no other excuse for those bogus decisions.

Reggie Bush is starting to remind me of Samuel L. Jackson's character Mr. Glass in the movie Unbreakable.  For the first 20 minutes of a game Bush looks like a Hall of Fame running back, but it's only a matter of time before he leaves the field with some freak injury.  Personally, I blame Kim Kardashian for his health problems.  He's never been the same since he got involved with that chick.

SHANKAPOTIMUS has reared its ugly head once again.  Tampa Bay Bucs kicker Ryan Lindell missed a 46 yard field goal with just over a minute to go that would have put his team up by 4.  Instead the Bucs gave the ball back to the Breesy and lost the game 16-14.  That shank will have a disastrous effect on the Bucs going forward.  Read my blog on the Butler Way to hear more on this subject.

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