So what have we learned from the first week of this NFL season?
For starters, QBs can still be difficult to complete on-field passes while off their back feet as defenders attack unobstructed inches from their rib cages. It doesn’t matter if you’re Joe Flacco, Joe Namath, or Mighty Joe Young, it’s not easy to do.
It is not easily practiced. After all, it would be inhuman and counterproductive to have your QB workout squashed.
Next, there’s Robert Saleh. The Jets coach for the second season this week sounded frustrated to the Jets fans at PSL Stadium, on Sunday, as they booed for him The team when they booed they A poor team for most of the past 50 seasons.
Then there’s Robert Saleh. The Gates coach for the second season this week sounded frustrated at the Gates fans at PSL Stadium, on Sunday, as they booed for him The team when they booed they A weak team most seasons past, oh, 50 seasons.”
Moreover, he put the media, who have so far been kind and sympathetic to him, aware of this He will take revenge terribly. But what was Saleh going to tell him about the opening of the first week of Airplanes?
Henceforth, past NFL television shows continue to be a waste of time, unless one enjoys swarming discussions filled with things that likely don’t matter and forced belly laughs that aren’t worth a smile.
This year’s NFL season opened for what was overlooked by previous performances: the pre-season has caused more injuries than fresher finds. Teams opened more thin, with quality players coming out, replaced with spare parts that didn’t necessarily suit them.
During the Ravens-Jets, CBS—as in 12 years—continued to deliver stray shots of stray fans at home Jets and Giants games: beer in one hand, padding hitting the side of the field with the other.
This wacky magnetic shot just precedes the big plays – third, goals, fourth, short – and so when it makes sense to stay on the field, the TV sets in. It’s a reckless habit, like throwing out the trash or inviting your sister-in-law to Thanksgiving.
For ESPN’s Monday Night Broncos-Raiders, longtime friend Lloyd Stone asked, “Is there any way to watch this in black and white? The garish green Seattle costume should be limited to the inmates patrolling the trash along the Jersey Turnpike.”
ESPN, as a matter of foolish habit, hit broadcast television. Obviously, her number one priority was to show Pete Carroll to the Seattle coach whenever possible. At some point in the first half he appeared four times in four consecutive plays.
What wasn’t expected was that ESPN highlighted presentation and speech footage of the 20-year “new” duo on Fox of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, and we probably realized we were familiar with both. And both were totally palatable.
But when it counts more — the game is about to be decided, 20 seconds to go and Denver with a fourth and 5 from midfield — ESPN simply couldn’t hear Buck and Ekman discussing it; ESPN had to cut the booth so we could watch them discuss it.
As we watched and heard them reasonably assume rookie coach Nathaniel Hackett would go first behind “last minute” Russell Wilson, we missed the side discussion – if anything to see – and then the sudden spectacle of a Denver field goal team scurrying onto the field, preparatory to the departure of 64-yarder at the end of the game.
Right before that, Buck openly admitted, “So we were in front of the camera and they switched at the gathering when they came [kicker Brandon] McManus is out. But we couldn’t see what ESPN unnecessarily chose to hide.
So, Mr. Big Shot Lounge Chief Television Critics, do you think you could do better? Yes yes I do. Everyone can!
Rutgers and Wagner mismatches are embarrassing for both schools
Rutgers, Saturday, may have set a new standard for the ugly win, Das 66-7 by Wagner Class Two in the NCAAPay-for-slaughter number.
For the editorials, RU Football Radio’s voice, Chris Carlin, was screaming incoherently after each RU score throughout the planned mismatch. It sounded as if RU was winning the National Championship, an insult to listeners who are well aware that it was a bogus cure for a predetermined massacre.
Then the DoorDash Scarlet Ink Knights, after last year battling a $73 million sports management deficit shared by taxpayers and non-sports students, Wagner paid about $500,000 to take the short trip from Staten Island to make this “game.”
RU, It recently revealed that it has spent $450,000 on DoorDash shipments to footballers during the pandemicagreed to pay for transportation, food, and 50 rooms at the Wagner Hotel.
This “game” forced subscribers of the RU season to pay for tickets and parking even if they chose to pass such a “competition”. As for Wagner, it required a lot of student-athletes trampling. This game was a disgrace to two colleges that the NCAA and its compliant media allow and ignore.
But the humiliation had a purpose. He artificially allowed RU to crawl close to the eligibility of the six-win bowl.
Last season RU became “championship eligible” though 5-7 season after Texas A&M pulled out of TaxSlayer – proof of satire! Alligator bowl against Wake Forest due to COVID. Eager to be a replacement, RU lost 38-10, but coach Greg Schiano, who already earned a base salary of $4 million each plus tens of thousands of annual perks, took a $75,000 bonus from RU for a pot game invite.
LeBron Suns double standards
Those who get big money to join the Saudi government-funded round of golf must attend the Saudi government’s beheading of an accused political dissident or religious infidel.
Those who hold on to Nike dough with passion, especially college coaches, must be forced to work an entire week at a third world Nike factory.
This is called, “Keep the truth.”
Not that there’s anyone in LeBron James’ entourage to talk to about his self-appointed throne and Nike’s hypocrisy, but someone should at least try to tell him: the fair-minded no longer take him seriously.
James’ latest selectively blind, race-based letter that attacked the NBA just for a one-year suspension (and a $10 million fine!) Like bargaining with Robert Sarver, owner of Suns To use the same language that James N, the rapper’s demeaning companions, turned him on to Reverend Al Sharpton.
James’ one-way vision and lost loyalty to double standards–his silent indulgence as the epidemic of black murder continues in our cities–destroyed his credibility among reason.
Although weekly outdoors surrounded, chiefly by invitation, by the compulsive and often remarkably rowdy students, beer for breakfast – security was increased after an entire can was thrown at committee members – ESPN saw fit to hire ex-NFL Pat McAfee Full time for the “College GameDay” show.
McAfee’s recently terminated SiriusXM party emphasized his three strengths: his reach for Aaron Rodgers, his actions in regularly hiring Vince McMahon’s professional wrestling shows, and his eagerness to spit into his satellite radio microphone.
Yes, it fulfilled all the requirements of ESPN!
Reader Lynn Geller on Full Forward Stats attacks good senses during the Yanks and Mets telecast: “In my last email, I used vowels 34.7% of the time. That’s up from 31.4% in my previous email. In August, vowel use dropped to 29.8% In July, it was 32.2%.
“Please – please – make them stop!”