Settling in to watch some football before flying home tomorrow, and as if anyone cares here are my thoughts …
You all watching the Snow Bowl in Green Bay? That is some extreme precipitation. At this rate there will be five inches on the ground by the time the fourth quarter ends. Green Bay once again seems to have the weather on its side. It will be interesting to see just what Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck is made of. Personally, I wanted to see Seattle win because I think Dallas has a much better chance against them – BUT ….
Dallas, as much as I love them, will have their hands full tomorrow. Beating the same team three times in one season is not highly likely. This would apply to the absolute best team playing the absolute worst team, let alone two that are evenly matched….
And on that note, I think the Jaguars are going to be very hard for the Patriots to beat tonight. The Eagles, Ravens and Colts helped sketch the game plan to beat New England; in part, run the ball on offense and pressure Brady on defense. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio is a smart guy and will have that team ready with the right game plan.
UPDATE: My wife has posted a guessing game about where we are this week.
UPDATE II: Congrats, Packers. That was not much of a game. It begs the question of was the one team great or did the other team blow donkey. I’m not King Solomon, so don’t ask me. It’s hard not to root for Brett Favre – if the Giants win tomorrow I will have to say, “Sorry, Gints fans, but I am rooting for Green Bay.”
UPDATE III: NE vs Jacksonville, end of second quarter: 14-14 says to me, the Patriots are mortal. Be very afraid, Patriots.
UPDATE IV: If the Cowboys get their act together enough to beat the Giants tomorrow, they will win the Super Bowl. Here’s why I say this: Dallas has enough talent to beat anyone, but they have shown an inclination to play to the level of their competition. The Giants are a really good team, and at this point in the season they will be Dallas’ final test.
UPDATE V: Hey, the Jaguars look ok. At 4:04 left in the third quarter they just lost a TD on a dropped pass, but these things happen. Their quarterback, David Garrard, has to be one of the major inspirational success stories of modern sports, so how can you not root for this guy – especially against the Superman/New York Yankee/Little-Lord-Fauntleroy Tom Brady? (RE: that “roughing” penalty at 1:50 in the third).
UPDATE VI: So much for interest and romanticism – Green Bay and New England, the favorites, won. Bleh.