Super Bowl pick: Giants 30, Patriots 22. I think the difference here is the Giants defense is much better than the Patriots defense and the Pats won’t be able to stop a balanced Giants offense. That simple.
I have heard all this week how the Pats defense isn’t as bad as we think it is. WRONG.
The Patriots beat one team with a winning record all year. One. And that was in the playoffs.
I wish the Super Bowl layover was only one week, as I am tired of the hourly updates about Peyton Manning. If the Colts had any sense they would go to Manning and say “We would love for you to stay, but at this point, we all need to protect ourselves. If we keep you AS IS you get $28 million in bonus money AND $7 million in salary. We paid you $21 million last year. We can’t do it this year. If we want to make this work, that bonus has to be performance-based. IF Manning refuses to meet them halfway, screw him.
Ben Roethlisberger is an idiot. The Steelers fired their offensive coordinator so Ben responds by shooting his mouth off about “heading into the owner’s office to see what the direction of the offense is going to be since he is disappointed that Arians is gone.”
Ben isn’t good enough to make any demands. His name isn’t Manning, Brady, Rodgers or Brees.
The Ravens’ Bernard Pollard was heard whining this week about Patriot QB Tom Brady being a pretty boy and dinking and dunking to beat the Ravens. If that’s what it takes to win, that;’s what you do. But according to Pollard’s logic, you’re only allowed to win if you beat him at what HE does best. The Ravens collectively seem to think they are OWED a Super Bowl trip.
Onto Patriot TE Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots are notorious about not being forthcoming about anything, particularly injuries. So who is flapping his gums about Gronkowski’s ankle? His Dad! Dad apparently has to get his 15 minutes of fame so he is telling everyone who will listen exactly what is happening with his son. Shut up.
Julian Edelman is a Patriot WR turned late-season part-time cornerback due to various injuries in the Patriot secondary. If Julian Edelman touches the field again as a defensive back and the Giants don’t throw at him every time, they should fire their offensive coordinator. He should be calling plays like this:
50 Zebra, right trips, 34 wiggle on 3. 50 Zebra, right trips … oh s%$t. Edelman is on the field. Throw at number 11. Throw at number 11 again. Throw at number 11 again. Ditto. Ditto. They pulled him?? Okay. 50 Zebra, right trips, 34 wiggle.
Someone said if Peyton Manning comes to Seattle, the Hawks would be an instant Super Bowl contender. As a matter of fact, several people said it. Let me explain something to you. Manning played for what, 14 years?? In all those years, he went to two Super Bowls. He played in a dome, with top-flight receivers and complete master of HIS offense against historically weak divisional opponents.
So now the thought is he will play outside in the cold and rain in Seattle with a new offense and a receiving corps led by Mike “Supersize Me” Williams, some guy named Baldwin and Golden Tate. AND, despite recovering from a broken neck, will take the team straight to the Super Bowl. Get out of here. They always speculate about QBs going other places and leading teams to the promised land but it rarely, if ever, happens.
Former Miami Dolphin LB Channing Crowder sat out last year to let his body heal up and he plans to come back this year, but look at what he said about his former team’s GM (The Dolphins’ Jeff Ireland):
“I wouldn’t go to a team with [Dolphins G.M.] Jeff Ireland,” said Crowder. “I’m not very confident in him. He doesn’t know what he’s doing in my opinion. He’s real disrespectful. He doesn’t know how to deal with people.”
“He’s not a good person,” Crowder continued. “He has no class and I wouldn’t choose to go back and play there. And I would have to say it’s the only team I don’t want to play for.”
Wow. But think back … Jeff Ireland is the same lowlife who asked Dez Bryant during the pre-draft process if his mother was a prostitute. How that sorry bastard still has a job is an indication of how messed up the Dolphins are.
Is anybody else sick of seeing and hearing Colts owner Jim Irsay? He is telling Peyton to keep everything in house, but he is on TV and twitter nonstop. This is what happens attention whores start to think they are bigger than the people on their teams who run actual football operations. You know what is coming right? The Colts will become the Raiders, Redskins, Cowboys—- football teams with annoying owners who are in the news more than the coach, GM or players and will never be worth a damn again. Irsay is on his way to being Jerry Jones.
They passed a bill in the Washington state senate to allow gay marriage. As I’ve always said, gay people should get to experience the GREATNESS THAT IS MARRIAGE JUST LIKE HETEROSEXUALS. And all the misery that can come with it, too. But the thought of gay marriage in Washington is just tough. Gay men in flannel with bald heads, except for the 3-foot rat tail ponytail in the back held tight with rubber bands, getting married in flannel and hoodies. No one wants to see that.