Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Observations

The NFL games were so unpredictable this weekend I can't say as I'm surprised by the results of my fantasy football teams.  In my hurt your feelings league Coby Fleener, Mike Wallace, T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Bush (yes I started Reggie Bush), and Tavon Austin combined for 11 points.  Not even The Breesy and the Bengals defense could help me avoid a loss with that sorry cast of characters.  In my trash talking league I'm down by 10, but I've got Peyton Manning starting tomorrow.  I'll count that as a win.

In my ego stroking work league I'm down by 47 points thanks to the Seahawks defense and Antonio Brown's career night.  I have Peyton and McFadden going still, but he has Demaryius Thomas and Matt Prater.  That loss will make for annoying, irritating water cooler conversation all week.  Damn you Vincent Jackson and Brandon Marshall!  In a weekend that saw Aaron Rodgers throw more interceptions than touchdowns and Detroit win in Washington for the first time in 74 years I won't beat myself up too much about my mediocre performance.  There's always the next opponent.  Here are some observations over the weekend.

Maybe things aren't so bad in Cleveland after all.  Brian Hoyer threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns as the Browns beat the Vikings on the road 31-27.  It was especially nice because all three touchdowns went to Cameron Jordan.  Keep doing what you're doing kid!

Frisco, we have a problem!  The San Francisco 49ers have scored 1 touchdown in their last two games (with Colin Kaepernick averaging 140 yards) and All Pro linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by the team indefinitely.  The Niners have no chance to win the NFC West and I don't think they'll make the playoffs.

Pete Carroll showed his sensitive side resting the starters in the 3rd quarter of a 45-17 blowout over the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He must really like the Jags head coach Gus Bradley because I can't see him showing that much compassion for anyone else in the league.

Ohio St., Miami, Louisville, and Baylor all scored 70 or more points against their opponents over the weekend.  Maybe it's time to cut back on the cupcakes or at least schedule teams that can stay within 40 points.  What's the point of these kind of blowouts anyway?

Jon "Bones" Jones had a hell of a time with the Viking looking Alex Gustaffson Saturday, but ultimately retained his light heavyweight title by the slimmest of margins.  Now that Jones no longer appears invincible it's time to fight Anderson Silva.

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