Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fleece & Flog's NFL Top Five

I hesitated posting a Top Five this week since I didn't watch much pro football last Sunday, but a man must trudge on even when there's not much sensory stimulation to go on. And I watched most of the second half of the oddity that was the Giants/ Cowboys game, and I feel it worthy a note or two since there isn't much Bears news to report on except a Ron Jaworski molestation of Rex Grossman.

Things we know: TO is a shmuck. Tiki Barber is a fumbler. If you pressure Drew Bledsoe he will throw the ball away.

Things we didn't know: TO is a hack who drops wide open passes on 4th and 2. Tiki Barber will fake a head injury if he fumbles. (Check the tape -- he looks down at the ball as its falling to the turf, looks back toward the sidelines, utters an uh-oh, stays down on the canvass like a fighter after an uppercut. No wonder he's retiring. Much like Jerome Bettis and Curtis Martin, he's as overrated a running back as has ever played in the NFL.) If you pressure Tony Romo he will throw the ball away.

Oh, and this game became the most watched broadcast in cable television history. Who said Monday Night Football is dead?

One more thing and it's even Bears-related: the Giants/ Bears game in three weeks has the distinction of being the first game of the season to fall under the new rescheduling rules the NFL implemented this season as it will move to NBC for the prime time Sunday night time slot. It's also looming as a suddenly huge road test for the Bears.

Onto the Top Five-------------------------------------
  1. Da Bears (6-0): That noise coming from the southern tip of Lake Michigan was the sound of thousands of lawn mowers being started at once on Sunday. At least Chicago looks better after the bye week. I mean, how many people did yard work that day?
  2. Indianapolis Colts (6-0): Peyton nearly got decapitated on Sunday, and three-fourths of America grinned in secret. Who else is tired of seeing his mug on T.V.? (Side Note: doesn't it seem like this has been a banner year for players having their helmets knocked off their heads?)
  3. Denver Broncos (5-1): This team can't possibly be winning with Jake the Snake still at QB, can it? They own the 3 spot by virtue of their win over NE a few weeks ago, which leads to the next spot...
  4. New England Patroits (5-1): Since this is a Bears-centric slant (is that redundant?), back-to-back road games against NYG and NE will tell the story about all three teams. And Tom Brady's doubters can suck it, even if he is a Wolverine.
  5. New Orleans Saints (5-1): Beating Philly went a long way to legitimizing their #5 ranking from last week, and so they hold the spot over the Chargers and Giants.

5 Comments:

Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

1)Lawn work; funny.
2)Some commercials better than others, some overplayed. Either way, tired of the entire (replublican) Manning clan. Grin away America.
3)Plummer is just annoying all the Jay CuTLer (like that?) fanboys.
4)Brady isn't doubted so much as hated. Not just because of Michigan. Smug Guy Smiley block head look all the time make it hate. Can't doubt rings (though I would like to).
5)Saints are the team most likely to go like 12 and 4 and lose in first round, no?

Personal note: If Dallas could cut three guys they would be a whole lot better by next year. Good-bye to Owens, Jones, and Parcells, hello playoffs.

3:29 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger Jeeves said...

When I see Tony Romo I basically see Drew Bledsoe, but maybe it's just me.

3:57 PM, October 26, 2006  
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7:50 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

Tony Romo would win a race with Bledsoe, and probably an agility contest. Otherwise, yeah, pretty much Drew part Two.

10:55 AM, October 27, 2006  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Is it me or is there a big disconnect between who's playing well and who's winning games this year. The Eagles are 4-3, but the scariest team in football. The Colts are 6-0, but my Great Aunt Mildred just ran for 135 yards against them. The list goes on like that I think. Weird season.

11:51 AM, October 27, 2006  

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