Posted on: August 9, 2008 2:06 pm
It's the greatest time of year known as the Dog Days of Summer. Baseball is in the final stretch, the Olympics are starting, and NFL and College Football are in camp, but that's not what does it for me. For me it's the start of HS Football fall camp. My oldest son graduated this year but I've got a Freshman starting and soon he will be at his first HS Practice. The smell of the feshly cut grass, the stink of sweat, and the sound of striking pads that every father loves to hear. It's popcorn and a soda on Friday night, it's the holding of your breath as the ball leaves the QBs hands, and it's the smile on his mother's face everytime he picks himself up off the turf uninjured. Boys becoming men, learning more about themselves than can be taught in any classroom. Individuals leaning on each other and becoming a team and forging friendships that will last a lifetime. And you thought it was just a game of inches.
Posted on: January 21, 2008 7:44 am
I would like to kick Lawrence Tynes in the junk for missing that chip shot in regulation. You could have saved me about 15 minutes of hope and put me in the sack a little earlier. I didn't give the G-men much of a chance but this is a good football team. Eli Manning has stepped out of his brother's shadow and found the confidence he needs to succeed. I am picking this team to win in the Super Bowl and I will be rooting nearly as hard for them as I would if the Pack had won this weekend. Why, because I am an NFC guy. Wouldn't it be nice not to hear next year how much beter the AFC is than the NFC. The Colts may be under new direction. The Pats are aging. The Packers, G-men, and Cowboys are all young teams looking to become the dominant forces in the league. I say the NFC should start right now with the ending the Patriot's perfect season. Should the Patriots complete history two weeks from now, I will be impressed. It will be no insignificant feat. They will be the best team of all time. Good luck to all, it has been a magical season.
Posted on: January 19, 2008 8:07 am
My son has an official visit to play Mens Basketball today. I just went out to put gas in the car and man it's cold. I wish I had tickets for the game tomorrow, but I think I will enjoy it more in the warmth of a friends home, watching it in HD, and stuffing my face. I can tell the kids nervous but he's hiding it well. Personally, I think it's a done deal. They have recruited him pretty hard since his junior year. Wish us luck. Take care all, I'll be back on tonight late. God Bless.
Posted on: January 17, 2008 9:36 am
3 days and 7 hours to the biggest game in over a decade for the GBPs. I just listened to an interview with Peter King (ESPN) on 620 WTMJ. Peter King believes that the Pack will roll much the way they did against the Hawks. He based this on the condition of the field. He said the field will be an extremely slow track and that the Giants large defensive ends will struggle with traction allowing Tauscher and Clifton to contain them with little extra help. This will put the TE in play and their should not be enough wind to disrupt the passing game. I believe the Packers will be able to leave 8 in the box and cover Burress and Toomer 1 on 1 in with help over the top. At his press conference yesterday, McCarthy said that they had a spirited practice and that he was impressed with the focus of the team. Now I have to go and put the finishing touches on my plans for Sunday. Take care all you Packers fans and as always drink responsibly or drink with someone who is responsible.
For For all you Packers fans around the country, 620 wtmj has a live feed and all the latest Packer news and it's all local. Bill Michaels evening show is a delight to listen to for all of the days events. I have included the link. Once you make your way to the website, click on the listen live button and enjoy.
Posted on: January 16, 2008 9:54 am
Here I sit dejected. I spent a considerbale amount of time on my first blog ever and no one responded. Am I not loved. I guess I should just hang it up. I had visions of greatness. One day I would have my blog entry posted right up there with Prisco. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
Posted on: January 15, 2008 8:43 pm
The season has boiled down to the 4 remaining field generals. The old man and the three youngsters. How will they fair this weekend.
Tom Brady, at 30 years of age, is attempting to put the finishing touches on the greatest performance by a QB in the history of the league. The bachelor playboy is at the pinacle of his performance throwing for 50 touchdowns. Some may not know that this is the first year Brady has tossed more than 30 TDs in a season surpassing his previous high of 28 in 2002 and 2004. Brady is surrounded by a superb cast along with AP Coach of the Year Bill Bellicheck. Brady = success and you should expect that to continue this Sunday. I don't expect outragious numbers from Brady but I do expect leadership and maturity in a situation that is not foreign to him.
Philip Rivers, at 26 years of age has his team in the playoffs for consecutive season his first 2 as a starting QB. This emotional, cocky, awkward release QB has not yet become the leader many in San Diego hope he will be. Rivers has taken strides this season overcoming a rocky beginning with a new coaching staff and getting his team past the Tennessee Titans and The Indianapolis Colts in the first two rounds of the playoffs. For every step forward Rivers makes as a leader he takes one step back. After a gutty performance by him and his team Sunday, he was televised shouting and arguing with the Colts fans inside the RCA Dome. This is the end of the road this season for Rivers. With a banged up knee and injuries to key offensive weapons, Rivers is not the type of QB who can throw the team on his back, at least not yet anyway.
Eli Manning, at 26 years of age, has stepped out from under his brothers shadow. When Manning's critics told him he was done, he quietly showed the leadership and maturity you expect in a Manning. Eli's stats don't show the strides he has made this season or the grit with which he plays. Many have commented on the confused look he often displays on the field, but don't be fooled, he has caught on to what it takes to succeed in the NFL. He is coming off the biggest win of his career but Irving, Texas is not Green Bay, Wisconsin. Texas Stadium is not Lambeau field, and Tony Romo is no Brett Favre. It was a great run by a tough nosed coach, a gritty QB, and a fan base in need of hope, but hopes will fade this Sunday on the Frozen Tundra.
Brett Favre, at 38 years of age, isn't the gunslinger he used to be. Don't get me wrong he can still fit the ball in to tight places others wouldn't dare try to. It is the frequency in which he attempts these passes that has changed. Brett finally has an offense that caters to his quick judgement and release. Surrounded by the youngest team in the NFL, Brett has had an infusion of youth himself. It has been a season overshadowed by Brady's and the NE Patriots but on February 3rd, the Wranglers wearing Old Gunslinger will duel in the dessert with the Bachelor Playboy. A Legend up against History, I think it may go down as the greatest Super Bowl ever played.