Week 4: Football Wrapup
This one is going to be brief because...I didn't watch a single down of football this week.
Yep, that's right. Mostly, it was because I spent Sunday driving home from Mt. Shasta after going up there to watch my friends Dave and Laura get married, which was fantastic. I listened to the Niners game on the radio, at least part of it, and a touch more on that later. And Monday night, I was at my in-laws for dinner, so I missed that game as well.
So while I issue a hearty congratulations to Roberto Broegg and his "TBA" team for notching a tie-breaker win, I can barely say much anything about the games. (Clearly, since I truly embarassed myself with just three - yes, 3 - correct picks this week. As Sammy Davis would say, "Ouch, babe.")
A few notes:
Who is the worst team now? Kansas City beat Denver (is Larry Johnson back, or does the Broncos rushing defense suck that badly?) rather handily. Detroit got better over their bye simply by firing Matt Millen. The same could be said for St. Louis, who fired head coach Scott Linehan, but right now they look like the worst team in the league.
And the best? Despite a win by the Redskins over the Cowboys, it still has to be Dallas. They didn't look great (apparently, as I now recall that I did see a few downs of football from inside a Subway shop off I-5 near Redding) but I'm not seeing anyone who is markedly better than them.
How is it that it took all this time for Brett Favre to throw six touchdowns in a game? I mean, it's an incredible feat, but I actually would have thought he'd done it before. What a display by the Jets.
The Niners fell back to earth in a big way, losing badly to a Saints team that was very banged up offensively. I'm not suprised, though I am disappointed that they couldn't keep the magic going that long to at least play it close. Still, at 2-2 with some offensive pop, the team is heading in the right direction, and a fan like me can't complain if that continues to be the case.
OK, folks - that's it for now. Congrats again to Mr. Broegg, and the rest of you - don't forget about those tiebreakers! They matter each and every week.