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Sunday, September 05, 2010

FOOTBALL SUNDAY 2010

Welcome to our first Football sunday of 2010. Longtime and careful readers of the blog know that from now until Super Bowl Sunday, you can tune into some of the most insightful comments about the National Football League.

Let's get right to it.

AFC EAST.

Yes, the AFC east will be green this year. J...E....T....S.... the darlings of the media, picked far and wide to win the division and perhaps make the superbowl.....win NOT win the division. The hated NE Cheaters will win the division and that makes everyone else green with Envy.

1. NE Cheaters.
2A. JETS.
2B. Dolphins
4. Bills - only because there isn't a HS team in the division. If there was, the Bills might finish below them.

The Patriots are just too talented on offense. An aging defense makes them vulnerable, and we don't see them going deep in the playoffs. The intriguing pick here is that the JETS are just not as good as everyone thinks. They Fins have the better QB and the better running game. The JETS have a gaggle of great receivers who get even better when Super Bowl MVP Tone (as the Steeler fans called him) Holmes returns in October. And unlike his former QB who cannot step a foot on Steeler ground during his suspension, Holmes can work out with his team while he's suspended. The Jets have the better defense even without Revis, but this team's season just shouts "Sophomore Slump!!" They're very good, they're just not as good as they think they are. The JETS have a brutal opening schedule with the Ravens on MNF, followed by the Cheaters and then the Fins. How are they going to react if they get slugged in the face by the Ravens and toasted by the Pats and have their first road game here with an 0-2 record? We shall see.... Meanwhile if Chad Henne plays solid and makes no mistakes and lets his running game open up the passing game to Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins could surprise a lot of people and be a solid wild card entry into the playoffs.

The Bills- a great 1st RD pick in RB C.J. Spiller. He will be a top RB for years to come, and he makes an immediate impact on special teams as well. With some O-linemen in the future and a new QB, they could be laying the foundation for something great. Just not this year.


AFC NORTH

1. Ravens

2. Steelers

3. Bungles

4. Frowns.

This division is solidly Raven purple. The division and the entire AFC is theirs to lose. That's a lot of pressure for a team whose secondary is in disarray with Ed Reed out and a few cornerbacks hurting. But they have a great ground game (So much for the vaunted Steeler scouting department who had a chance to draft Ray Rice two years ago, but passed) and the additions of Boldin, Stallworth and Mason at WR gives them a dimension they've never had. The Steelers are an intriguing team. Will they rally around the loss of their QB and have a tenacious defense and re-establish their running game? Last year they lost both Palomalu and DE Aaron Smith on defense and never recovered. This year both have looked back to top form in pre-season. If the Steelers come out of Ben's suspension 2-2 then they are in the thick of it. If they come out of it 3-1, watch out. Their first game is at home against the Falcons. Watch this game for a primer on the rest of the year. If their D shuts down the pass and they can run, you might be seeing a Black-n-Gold super bowl. Again.

The Bengals are in the running for the best defense in the league. They're that good. One division may have the top three Ds in the NFL. But we think the Bungles have serious problems on offense and they can't run with the rest of the division. The Steelers and the Ravens are capable of putting up 35 on anyone. The Bengals don't have that capability.

The Browns :( See the Bills above.


Coming next: AFC South and AFC West and then the NFC next week.

What about Rumpole's famous suicide pool? What about it?


9 comments:

"Small Potatoes" said...

You are drinking way too early this morning if you think that Henne is better than Sanchez...or that the tandem of Greene and LT is worse than RB and RW.

J-E-T-S.

Funny Thief said...

You have to watch this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RhjnzwDWeU

Funny!

Anonymous said...

I think you're underestimating how bad the Patriots defense is. I don't think their team is any better than the Fins. If the Jets work things out with Revis, they'll win the division. If not, it will be a three team race that anyone can take.

BTDT

PS----I can't stand the JETS and wish it weren't so, but I like what they've done over the last couple of years with the exception of Sanchez (who their fans overrate significantly. He's mediocre at best).

Anonymous said...

Talk about drinking way too early in the morning. There are 16 readers of this blog who claim that the primary reason judges want to become judges is to give something back to the community. At least Labor Day is not without at least one good laugh.

Click here for video said...

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Anonymous said...

Rump


.ELECTION 2010
Dog flap comes back to bite attorney general candidate
.The story of a lost dog in Hurricane Katrina has come back to haunt Pam Bondi, who is running to become Florida's next attorney general.
BY EMILY NIPPS
St. Petersburg Times
TAMPA -- Before she became the Republican nominee for Florida attorney general, Pam Bondi was a familiar face as a legal analyst on CNN and the Fox News Channel.

But Bondi may be best known for a custody battle over a Saint Bernard.

Her 16-month fight with the Louisiana family who lost the dog after Hurricane Katrina played out on CNN, Fox News and the pages of People magazine. As a Hillsborough prosecutor at the time, she accused the family of neglecting the dog. Steve and Dorreen Couture and their two grandchildren wanted their dog back and resented Bondi for keeping him.

Both sides settled the case just before it went to trial. The terms were confidential, but reports at the time said Bondi offered to provide the Saint Bernard food and medication for life and to visit occasionally. The Coutures said they would keep in touch and send photos.

It seemed like an amicable ending. But three years later, the Coutures have little good to say about their former foe. Moreover, they say, she never kept her promise.

``She was going to take care of him for the rest of his life and supply him with food and medicine,'' Dorreen Couture said recently from her rebuilt home in New Orleans. ``She did for the first few months. After that, she was supposed to have her first visitation that September and she canceled.''

Contact dwindled after that, Couture said. And the Coutures didn't reach out to Bondi, either.

``Why should I?'' Couture said. ``She stole my dog.''

In the 2005 Katrina aftermath, the Pinellas County Humane Society rescued hundreds of dogs, including the Coutures' dog, Master Tank. They thought he would be returned.

But Bondi adopted the dog from the Humane Society days after her own Saint Bernard died of cancer. She named her new dog Noah.

In January 2006, the Coutures traced Master Tank to the Tampa Bay area. Bondi didn't want to give up the dog, arguing that it had heartworms and other health problems that were ignored before Katrina.

The Coutures sued and a trial date was set before Bondi finally agreed to settle the case. The settlement terms were confidential.

Bondi said she sent the dog home with food and medication and kept in touch for ``less than a year.'' She had nothing bad to say about the Coutures, she said, and dismissed the dog battle as a closed case.

``I just wanted them to keep the dog indoors, which they agreed to do,'' she said.

In 2008, Bondi adopted a new Saint Bernard puppy, named Luke.

She moved on.

But in this age of negative campaigning and personal attacks, will Bondi have to address the dog custody issue again? Does she worry too many Floridians know her as the woman who ultimately lost her own personal legal spat with a New Orleans family?

``Not at all,'' Bondi said. ``I've received a tremendous amount of support from people and animal rights activists, and no criticism at all. Really, it has not been an issue.'' She said she does not expect Democrat opponent Dan Gelber ``to bring it up at all.''

She said her campaign advisors have not discussed the Coutures or the dog case with her.

Beyond Florida, though, some bitterness lingers.

``I feel for the state of Florida if they elect her,'' Dorreen Couture said. ``She has no compassion at all.''

Tank, by the way, is now 10 years old and doing well, she said.

Emily Nipps can be reached at nipps@sptimes.com .



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/06/1810334/dog-flap-comes-back-to-bite-attorney.html#ixzz0ylyzQ54x

"SP" said...

Does Rump wish to amend his rankings now that Revis is signed?

Traffic Hack said...

I was struck by this article:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/traffic/fl-traffic-pleas-20100906,0,3781608.story

Especially the guy who lost his license after losing his job and being late on Child support which resulted in the suspension and then the driving while suspended citation.

I hate dead beat dads and like the law which suspends the license if no payment, but in this economy with job losses and no jobs available we have to find a better way.

The King of Traffic Court should be heard on this subject.

Anonymous said...

J-E-T-S SUCK SUCK SUCK!