What are some of the most delightful storylines heading after just three weeks of the season.
GIANTS QB Eli Messiah is still brutal. Honestly, he will be viewed as the Trent Dilfer of the 2004 NFL Draft. That left-handed interception was one of the most brutal attempts at a play in quite some time. But nobody is willing to rip him because everybody loves his brother and treats his family as some sort of royalty.
Honestly, if Steve DeBerg had a couple of a-hole kids, would we think they were so great? And why was America’s Soccer Mom considered some great quarterback? Maybe it was the quarterback who was holding back the team.
THE 49ERS are annually the team that NFL pundits fall in love with. Oh, this is going to be the year that the 49ers reach the top. Well, they have been saying that since Mike Nolan’s second year with the team. But each season has been a disappointment. And do you think the Mike Singletary era is going to be any different?
Singletary went from a fire-and-brimstone coach that people loved, to a dude who is just plain crazy. Street rat crazy, if you will. This team has no chance.
But can somebody ask … how many offensive coordinators and coaches is Alex Smith going to be allowed to kill before somebody pulls the plug on him?
SPEAKING OF pulling the plug, underachieving again this season, Norv Turner? And yes, here we have an upstart team in the AFC West racing out to an undefeated mark. Where have we seen this before? Somehow the Chargers will find a way to win this division again. But destined for another playoff disappointment.
No, the truly greatest development is the Oakland Raiders continuing to blow. Seabass missing a chip-shot field goal was one of the least surprising, yet most rewarding plays of the first three weeks of the season. The Raiders finally did the right thing by going with Bruce Gradkowski, and this is how the organization is rewarded.
You have to love it.
BTW, one day after Seabass blows a crucial kick, George Blanda dies. Ironic?
AND FINALLY ...
Too bad for the Pac-10 haters, now that UCLA went to Austin and destroyed Texas. Wow, that was a beating. The Pac-10 is back, my friends.
Oh, and now we have a race to see who will line up against Boise State in the BCS title game. The Broncos are going to run the table – unless Nevada can rise up. And if that does not happen, Boise State deserves to be in the BCS title game. Nobody outside of Florida State and San Jose State plays as tough a schedule as Boise State.
The mistake the maroons make is that they look at what teams were ranked at the end of the season. But hey, Boise State cannot be faulted that Virginia Tech quit after it lost at home to Boise State. (Yeah, that was a road game for Virginia Tech.)
So to all of the Buckeyes fans, you have to admit that you have had too many chances and now it’s time to step aside. Kind of like the way the Angels are letting the Rangers take a crack at it this year.