Monday, September 12, 2011

Top 5 Storylines From 9/11/11

5.  I will never forget: How much America has commercialized a tragedy.  America did the equivalent of posting post break up song lyrics.  Nothing says "I'm over you" like showcasing keepsakes and reminders.  Instead of paying hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to a private company that is doing well financially, why not use that money to help the people that were actually effected by 9/11?  As of now, all yesterday did for the people that were ACTUALLY effected was give them a public, painful reminder with zero benefit.  If I have to see another Budweiser Clydesdale commercial with the horses kneeling I'm going to take an ice pick and shove it into my retina.

4.  Peyton Manning won the MVP: by not even playing.  How bad were the Colts?  Offensively, they were anemic, and defensively they were worse.  There may not be another team in the league that is built around one person more than the Colts, and it showed.  In the long run, Houston is not that good and Indy is not that bad, but good for the Texans for making a statement that they are the class of the AFC south this year.  Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear rips your neck off.

3.  If you are selling the Cowboys stock, I'm buying.  Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys were dominating one of the best defenses in the NFL.  Playing the Giants depleted defense and the Redskins mediocre defense will make the Cowboys look like an all-pro team.  If you can buy low on Tony Romo or anyone on the Dallas offense in fantasy football, do it.  Tony Romo can make you look ridiculous for not believing in him.

2.  Cam Newton looked fantastic: against one of the worst pass defenses from last year that has lost almost all of its veteran leadership from its super bowl contending team a few years ago.  If I were a Carolina supporter, I would be cautiously optimistic, but remember: YOU STILL LOST.  The Panthers ran the same play the Titans ran at the end of Super Bowl XXXIV, and got the same result: coming up one yard short.

1.  Who was that team playing the Chiefs?  And what did they do with the Buffalo Bills?  Often feeling like I've been given the short end of the stick, I am forced to watch the Bills every week, but the Bills shocked, awed, and bludgeoned the Kansas City Chiefs.  Ryan Fitzpatrick looked like Jim Kelly, Fred Jackson looked like Thurman Thomas, and Stevie Johnson looked like Andre Reed.  I will be the first person to say that I whiffed on that game and it cost me money, and probably eliminated a lot of people from eliminator pools.


  1. Seriously...I felt like Dashboard Confessional wrote all the commercials.