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Week 11: Who Else Quits?

Posted by Radatz on November 16, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (5)

Oh joy. Another week of... what? If Sgt. Bilko were still in the barracks he'd be running a pool on who quits this week. And on to our derisively short subject matter:

[email protected]: The Titans don't inspire faith. The Steelers are fake. But they're at home, where the officials wear black and gold underwear.

[email protected]: Two teams that look like they're trying. Detroit's better and maybe even trying harder.

[email protected]: Wouldn't ...

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The NFL's Trouble Barometer

Posted by Radatz on November 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (13)

Think the NFL isn't in trouble? Think the hype and soft-pedaling by their media outlets is the truth? Think their pandering to players has solved a problem?

I didn't have much of a gauge myself until last night as I watched the awful Miami Dolphins put in about a quarter's worth of work in Carolina. It wasn't the awful product on the field, watching a game in which yet another team packed it in at midseason, that gave me the idea.

It was a ...

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Week 10: Three Clinics Amid the Fire Drills

Posted by Radatz on November 13, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (14)

Well, well... an eventful week in the football part of football, most of it full of incredible lowlights. We had two touchdownbacks, crucial giveaways... amazing stuff. We had some pretender unmaskings. We crowned the worst team in football... and despite their being the only winless team left, it wasn't the Browns.

How bad were things? Exactly three teams looked impressive. They were:

1. New England --- dissected what once was the 'best defense in the leag...

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I Think....Therefore I Rant!

Posted by JDIN827 on November 11, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Is there ANY team (as a whole) that is WORSE than the Browns?  Front office a mess.  Owner a mess. Coach and Analytics not on the same page.  Can't win a game.  Can't access talent.  No franchise QB since returning in 1999.  Not much of a defense or offense.  Drop balls.  No actual WR's on the team.  Didnt pick SOOO many in the draft over the years, we look like fools!  Watson could have been Rookie of the Year.  Philly QB was not even ra...

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Week 10 Redux

Posted by Radatz on November 7, 2017 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (6)

This quickie stuff is fun. More efficient too. And all the NFL deserves. Invite Kappy for a conference? That's like the Czar making Leon Trotsky his press secretary. The lesson? Never save anything on your cell phone? The irony? Kappy (or his lawyer) says no? This is football?

[email protected]: The Cards could tie the Roadhawks for 2nd with a win. Looks like it could happen too. It won't.

[email protected]: Should be a real test for NO, but the Bil...

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Kudos to Scully & Cuban

Posted by Radatz on November 7, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (10)

For years I thought of Vin Scully only as the announcer for the NBA team I disliked most, and Mark Cuban as a flamboyant jerk. I may have to think about that.

You've probably read something by now about Scully vocally abandoning the NFL and Cuban's comments regarding NFL/NBA 'slavery' drivel. Here's hoping about 100 other owners start drawing lines. One thing you probably haven't seen is this blithering screed against them in the NYDN:


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Week 9: Some Tried. Some Didn't.

Posted by Radatz on November 5, 2017 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (13)

With New England on a bye it seemed play quality leaguewide dipped to about 50% of the norm, which wasn't good to start with. No Pitt didn't help. Heck, no Bears didn't help. Teams that actually showed up won with disturbing frequency. A number of games seemed to feature two teams that didn't show up. But it's not like it wasn't informative, even if much of it was hard to watch for long. An awful lot of receivers dropped an awful lot of easy passes. With gloves. Uncovered. Makes y...

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Week 9 in 9 Minutes

Posted by Radatz on November 2, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (8)

How can I outthink myself in 9 minutes?

[email protected]: The Jets aren't bad. Could win. Likelier won't.

[email protected]: Both teams suck. Undeserved winning records. Neither team wins. Ok, Atlanta loses.

[email protected]: Am I dumb enough to take Jaxonville? Yup.

[email protected]: If the Rams don't win this they're not real.

[email protected]: If the Eagles don't win this they're not real.

[email protected]: If the...

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Halftime Divisional Check

Posted by Radatz on October 31, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (8)

So at the virtual halfway point of an NFL season universally rated as sub-par and increasingly under either suspicion or contempt, we have a league scrambling to dig out of the hole it (and external forces) have created. We all know how that sort of fire drill typically turns out. Nevertheless, let's check on the divisions almost as if none of the disruption and noise were happening.

AFCE: So far, tough outs everywhere (usually) and an unforeseen strong all-aroun...

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Week 8 Wrap: Mediocrity, Politics... Staged Excellence?

Posted by Radatz on October 30, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (6)

The media and their handlers made sure that McNair's accurate quip about not letting 'the inmates run the prison' was appropriately scandalized in what had to be a coordinated pouncing. They nationally perpetrated the slant that he was 'insinuating' black players were all prison inmates, or even was just plain 'calling' them such, depending on whose conveniently distorted byline you read or heard. It was another ugly week of watching the literal 'political football', not to mentio...

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