Been a while since I posted on here, so it's time...and this being Sunday, what better topic to blab about than football? Let me begin by quoting NFL.com and adding some appropriate emphasis:
The 2006 Chicago Bears continue to prove they are a legitimate contender to reach the Super Bowl. This after blowing out the hapless 49ers 41-10 to move to 7-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season of 1985.That's what I'm talkin' about! Even with the Colts winning a tough one in Denver, da Bears are THE force to be reckoned with in the league. At the risk of singlehandedly laying down a jinx and trashing the Bears' season, I'll say the time to start seriously looking at Stupid Bowl tickets may be at hand. I wasn't quite sure after that "win" at Arizona that should have been a loss, but it appears the Bears offense has returned from a two-week hiatus. As long as they stick around -- in other words, as long as Rex Grossman doesn't realize that all Florida QB's are supposed to suck in the NFL -- the Bears will be legit. I wonder what the going rate is for flights to Miami in late January...
And now on to a team that continues to win but in worrisome fashion. That would, of course, be the Razorbacks. How long can such a one-dimensional team crank out victories before a solid opponent catches on? I was really hoping for a sighting of the Hogs' passing attack yesterday against Louisiana-Monroe, but there was none to be had. Arkansas just keeps winning with blatant disregard for their passing game. Sure, their rushing offense is one of the fiercest in the country, but that only works for so long. Sure they can get away with it against schedule-filler mismatched opponents. But somebody had better tell them they have four SEC games to close out the regular season. To paraphrase a common quote (for me at least), you can fool all of the teams some of the time and some of the teams all of the time but you can't fool all of the teams all of the time. With South Carolina (away) and Tennessee coming up, the time to learn how to throw the football effectively would have been last week. Alas...let's hope they keep fooling teams.
Jesse's wacky predictions continued: The Hogs will lose two of the three real games left on their schedule (South Carolina, Tennessee, LSU) to limp across the finish line at 8-4 and will earn a respectable but somewhat disappointing Chick-Fil-A Bowl berth against another team flashing some gaudy rankings but ultimately doomed to a rocky finish, Georgia Tech. Jesse will be very happy to talk trash to co-workers when the pissed-off Hogs rout Tech 45-17. The Bears, on the other hand, have proven themselves good enough to run the table in the postseason, so I must now update my Stupid Bowl prediction to Bears 30, Colts 20. Peyton Manning is worth 20 points alone, but that's all the Bears insanely good D will give up. And the Colts D isn't among the strongest in the league so Grossman and Co. should be able to burn them for some numbers.