Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
So, yes, The Observer knows bad football. And yes, The Observer knows the pain of the fan of the losing team. But hang in there; really, better days are ahead. But you can see from this record why Giants fans get nervous when the team is not doing well. We really really don't want to go back to "the old days."
In an unexpected offense fest, the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Cleveland Browns 41-34. Matt Cassel had his first 300+ yard passing game, and Jamal Charles ran for 154 yards. However, the Kansas City defense could not stop the Browns rushing game, and gave up two kick off returns for touchdowns to the Browns. The Chiefs tied the game up with 2:26 left in the game and the defense could not stop the Browns from scoring again. The offense just fell short of the tie and possible OT, when Cassel's last pass bounced off the goal posts.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I am so glad the last two games are on the road.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I am telling you guys...I will post this every week. Freeman is DUMB. He is an athletic dummy. Pathetic to excuse him as a rookie. Watch him...no touch, no passion, no heart, throws way too hard, erratic, inaccurate and just plain DUMB. He will never catch on...we will be able to see that in the next 4 games. Then what? Embarrassing until we the fans and the media do something about it. Boo them into changing
Posted by ( pigskin ) on 12/13/2009 at 03:56 pm.
Another pick: Freeman showing us his true colors today. He's not fit to start in the NFL. Mr. Morris, please submit your resignation right after this miserable game!!!
Posted by ( topper90904 ) on 12/13/2009 at 09:54 pm.
Got to agree ... WHY DOES FREEMAN SMILE AND/OR LAUGH AFTER AN INTERCEPTION? At the press conference he got the wrath of the press. Ya think he's realizing that, um, he IS the QB this team was stacking everything on? A QB, normally, doesn't laugh after an interception. Not unless you're throwing it to them intentionally.
I think the Bucs fans are as fed up with their lack of progress, and even regression at the quarterback spot as us Chiefs fans. In fact, reading the comments on www.tbo.com, is very reminiscent of reading comments on www.kansascity.com. The same railings against incompetent coaching, poor quarterback play, and anger at the owners for putting this product on the field. I have to say, I was afraid of this when Josh was taken by a poor team in rebuilding mode. In fact, I thought he was not ready to leave K State. A year under Bill Snyder would have done Josh good in that Snyder would not let him get away with inaccurate and stupid throws, and poor reading of defenses.
Welcome to the hard knocks side of the NFL Josh.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
The Buccaneers have hitched their future to Josh Freeman, but his inexperience as a game manager cost them a road win. Freeman’s dismal five-interception performance included three picks in the red zone, and the other two occurred deep in Carolina territory. Although rookie quarterbacks are expected to experience their fair share of struggles, Freeman’s turnover woes appeared to be avoidable with better decisions. He will eventually learn that getting points is critical when inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. In a game that was ultimately decided by 10 points, the Buccaneers can’t help but wonder if the outcome would’ve been different with improved game management from Freeman.
-- Bucky Brooks
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I don't want to turn my comments on the Tiger Woods saga into a sermon, but there are undeniable spiritual truths being illuminated by this situation that beg to be examined. First, though, I have to say I was not the least bit surprised when an undeniable bit of evidence of dillydallying came out. The voice mail message of Tiger pleading with a fine young fling to remove her name from her phone because his wife was checking on him was a total blow up. I just had this feeling that Tiger had indeed, had relations with women outside his marriage. He had to address this as he did on his web site, confessing to "transgressions". I think he did not have to go into details about his transgressions, just using such a word (a close synonym is "sin") indicated the seriousness of the matter. It also shows that Tiger acknowledges the seriousness of his deeds. I also respect his privacy in terms of wanting no details of the counseling and other steps the Woods family are taking to restore the marital relationship. Of course, if they split up, the chances of that happening privately are nil.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Questions--just a few. For example, Tiger's wife is a trophy, 105 lbs dripping wet. How did she pull Tiger out the back window? If I had been on the scene, first I would have called 911. Then I would go about getting the driver's side door open. From the crash pics I've seen, the driver's side was undamaged and that door would probably open. If the doors were all locked (likely in these days of automatic locking when the car is in gear.) I would have broken the passenger side window and unlocked the door that way. Also I would have left Tiger in his driver's seat, unless he was completely awake, and let EMS package him up for transport.
Yes, Tiger should have some privacy. But in this matter his quest for privacy is a hindrance. Talk to the cops. Give a real statement to the media, not some manufactured PR bullshit. That would stop the speculation in its tracks. It would also take the legs out from the story right now. As it is the story continues to fester. And it will come up again and again as the police department does evidence gathering. For example, they will examine the Caddy. Is there blood in the car as you would expect with injuries from the crash? Is it in the right places? There has to be surveillance cameras in this private gated community; what do they show? You can bet that if they show anything, it will come out. Will they want blood or hair from Tiger to see if he was under the influence of narcotics or alcohol?
Just come out with the truth, Tiger:
I had a fight with my wife.
She whacked me one.
She chased me out of the house with a golf club.
I ran away, got in the car, and drove like a wobble head.
I am so embarrassed, it was completely stupid.
We are going to work on our marriage and that's all I'll say about that.
Or whatever the real, truthful story is--the good, the bad and the ugly. (The above is one possibility making the rounds.)
Tampa Bay should have won this game. Their defense played better than it had been with 6 sacks and holding Atlanta to 75 yards rushing. They had a blocked punt. Turnovers were a wash at one a piece. Josh Freeman was 20 for 29 for 250 yards, two TDs and no INTs. Josh did again fumble the ball, but he recovered it himself---need to work on that. Where the game was lost was at the very end. Atlanta had 8 tries to get it in from the 10 yard line for the TD that would win the game. Tampa Bay called two very questionable time outs during this time, giving the Falcons,who were out of time outs, a chance to catch their breath and plan the next play. The first time out was called with Atlanta at 4th and goal on the TB 10 yard line. On the next play, TB committed defensive holding, penalized 5 yards and an automatic first down for the Falcons. That's just a killer. When it was forth and goal on the TB 5 yard line, the Bucs called another time out. The next play was the game winning TD. So, why call those time outs?
If I'd been in Josh Freeman's shoes, part of me would have been cheering my head off for the defense to stop Atlanta.
And part of me would have been sitting with a towel over my head, not wanting to watch.
Well, I'll tell you what. I had a commitment and could not listen or watch this game past about the midway point of the second quarter. The last thing I heard was the TD scored by the Chargers. It was after that that the shit hit the fan. Jamal Charles fumbled, stopping a drive. Matt Cassel fumbled, creating a very short field, and before you knew it the rout was on. The Chiefs gave up three turnovers leading to 21 points for the Chargers. You just can't do that. It puts your defense on the field too much and in tough field position. A very poor day for the offense in every way.
And a bit of a set back for the Kansas City Chiefs in their rebuilding program.
KU TD @ 06:40
Dezmon Briscoe 7 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter Kick)
MU FG @ 03:52
Grant Ressel 43 Yd
KU TD @01:04
Todd Reesing 1 Yd Run (Jacob Branstetter Kick)
MU TD @ 05:49
Derrick Washington 1 Yd Run (Grant Ressel Kick)
KU TD @ 03:03
Kerry Meier 8 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter Kick)
Grant Ressel 28 Yd
MU TD @ 13:16
Derrick Washington 14 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed)
KU TD @ 07:30
Kerry Meier 2 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter Kick)
MU TD @ 05:45
Jerrell Jackson 37 Yd Run (Grant Ressel Kick)
MU TD @ 04:03
Danario Alexander 68 Yd Pass From Blaine Gabbert (Grant Ressel Kick)
MU FG @ 13:29
Grant Ressel 37 Yd
KU TD @ 12:01
Dezmon Briscoe 74 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Todd Reesing Pass To Kerry Meier For Two-Point Conversion)
KU FG @ 05:10
Jacob Branstetter 39 Yd
MU causes a Safety @ 02:45
MU FG @ 00:00
Grant Ressel 27 Yd
Caught your breath yet?
Blaine Gabbert was 23/41 for 303 yards and one TD. Todd Reesing was 37/55 (55!?!) for 498 yards, four TDs and one INT. Mizzou had the rushing star, Derrick Washington who ran for 111 yards and two TDs. The star receivers were, for KU, Kerry Meier 10 catches for 54 yards and two TDs, and Dezmon Briscoe, 14 catches for 242 yards and two TDs. Danario Alexander had 15 catches for 233 yards and one TD for MU.
Kansas could have easily won this game. They had two more turnovers than Missouri, including two fumbles by the otherwise all world Briscoe, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why they did all that passing when they were pressed back against their own goal line. I was listening to post game on the KU Radio network, and the commentators were hard pressed to come up with a reasonable explanation for the play calling in that situation. The best anyone could do was to say that that's what KU is, pass, pass, go, go. Seeing now that they threw the ball 55 times, I could go with that explanation.
Now, these programs are going to have very different futures. Mizzou with 8 wins is headed to a pretty decent bowl game, and all the young players, including Blaine Gabbert are a year older and wiser. Kansas is not going bowling, and has persistent questions about the future of its coach. There will be significant rebuilding needed as KU will lose seniors in critical positions including QB and receiver.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I did not go to MU or KU. I live in Missouri, where I have lived for 20 years. My tax dollars go to Mizzou. I like to root for the underdog. Therefore, I am not quite sure what to do about tomorrow's MU-KU game. MU is favored by 3.5 (last I looked) and could put itself with a win in a position to go to a pretty good bowl game. Kansas is that underdog. Also, I have some sympathy for Mark Mangino and what has gone on with him, and a win would be nice for him and also make KU bowl eligible. I do not think that a win will save Mangino's job, but weirder things have happened.
OK, here we go. Go Missouri! Win in a couple of OTs!
Monday, November 23, 2009
This was a nice win. We're not ready for the playoffs, but I think this shows progress.