Sunday, February 3. 2008
I Happily admit I was wrong. I'm just happy that all that Reverse Jinxing I threw into last Weeks TVftC worked.
Tough break MG. I feel for you know what it's like.
But I'd be lying if I didn't say that I am thrilled at the outcome and the Patriots having the big chokejob.
Thursday, January 31. 2008
Well we are almost there. That magical last game, that pits the NFC best vs. the AFC best. The AFC squad looks tough and hard to beat, but the NFC squad seems to be a bit more scrappy. At least the losing team though will get to enjoy a weekend in Hawaii.
What? Oh wait you mean the game everyone is looking forward to is the Super Bowl? Well, I guess we can talk about that game as well, but before we do let's review a couple things that were shown during conference championship weekend. Continue reading "The View from the Crossbar"
Tuesday, November 27. 2007
I hate to start off with a sad note, but Real life intruded on the sports world this week as Redskins Safety Sean Taylor was died from gun wounds suffered when he confronted a burglar in his home this past Monday. Taylor was one of the better safeties in the NFL, and had seemed to turn his off the field life around after some early career issues.
Sports are supposed to be an escape. It's a reminder of days gone by when you used to draw up plays like "Run to the car and turn in". For 3 hour segments we were able to watch and relive simpler days. That's why it's always so bothersome when the real world intervenes in our Sports world. Sports are what we use to get away from the real world.
It's also why it's so frustrating when people who are lucky enough to still be in that sports world waste it. Stories like Pac-man Jones, Mike Vick, Chris Henry, Tank Johnson are so frustrating because it brings the real world into the sports world. It shatters that realm where good battles evil in the form of Rams/Niners, or Patriots/Colts (You choose your good versus your evil.) And ordinary men can still perform amazing feats.
So to the family of Sean Taylor the crossbar sends his best wishes, and regards.
Continue reading "The View from the Crossbar"
Friday, September 21. 2007
So week 2 has come and gone. Typically the NFL Season begins to figure itself out after a crazy and wild first two weeks. Well the '07 first two weeks didn't disappoint. There have been some surprises, some disappointments, some head scratching, and a Surprisingly high scoring game, that history tells us shouldn't have surprised us at all.
And while it's hard to really have learned anything after just two weeks, one thing we definitely have learned is that my vantage point on the crossbar, doesn't really do much when it comes to predictions. Continue reading "The View From the Crossbar"
Wednesday, September 12. 2007
Well week one has come and gone. There was some good (Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots), some bad (Bills TE Kevin Everett), Some surprises (Titans RB Chris Brown), and some Disappointments (St. Louis Offense, Philly), and just a few games that ended with the ball flying over the crossbar.
Continue reading "The View From the Crossbar"
Thursday, September 6. 2007
Can you feel it? That tingling sensation in the air that marks the end of our long national nightmare. That's right. Tonight it's back. The NFL Kicks off for real tonight with a showdown of the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts hosts 2006's Feel Good Surprise Story New Orleans Saints. At least I think there will be a game in between all the rock concert type shenanigans that the NFL has turned it's opener into.
With the start of the season comes my predictions for what you will see in 2007. Just remember, I expect an equal share on all winning garnered from these predictions. However if I'm wrong, don't come looking to me for reimbursement.
Continue reading "The View From the Crossbar"
Tuesday, September 4. 2007
This week marks the trial run of this article's new name. Next we just need mascots, uniforms, home stadium and cheerleaders of course. But since I always think it's cool when women are big into football, we might even need some beefcake for the ladies.
Anyways last week I ran down my preview of the AFC, or as it is known in the Football world, the conference that kicks the crap out of the fools from the NFC.
This week we'll preview those fools, and while I wish I could make a case for this season being different, I just don't see it happening.
Next week all the nonsense ends, as I make my predictions for real, just in time for the Greatest Moment of the Year. That's right Opening Kickoff.
Last week I proved that there isn't any east coast bias from this writer, but it got me thinking. We always here about East and West Coast bias. What about Northern and Souther Border bias. Never really hear about the two borders, unless you have police hot on your tail that is.
So this week We're starting up North in the NFC, with the weakest division in the NFL.
Continue reading "The View From the Crossbar."
Thursday, August 23. 2007
The Still As Yet Undecided Named ... Posted by Sideshow in TVftC at 11:36
So I've had a couple good ideas for names given, but I haven't decided on what to name this yet.
Anyways, relating to the Football news it's been an interesting week, with the biggest news coming out of Atlanta where Future Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick entered into an agreement to plead guilty to federal criminal charges regarding the ongoing dogfighting investigation. Punishment is currently unknown, but one thing we do know. Atlanta might actually be a threat with a Quarterback playing the QB Position instead of a glorified RB. Even if it is Joey Harrington..... then again it is Joey Harrington.
Well it's time for my predictions/previews for this upcoming season. Well preview anyways. Predictions will come later. Continue reading "The Still As Yet Undecided Named Football Article"
Wednesday, August 15. 2007
No not the NFL, although it too made it glorious return this past weekend with preseason action, and is now less than a month away from the real things.
What I'm referring to is the return, after an almost two year hiatus of Tuesday Morning Overreactions. also known as Sideshow's extremely wordy ramblings on the greatest sport known to man.
However there is going to be a couple changes. First off the name. This column never became what I had originally envisioned when I named it Tuesday Morning Overreactions, and truth be told I never liked that name. So I'm going to rename it. Haven't thought of what yet, and "Sideshow's extremely wordy ramblings on the greatest sport known to man" seems a bit too long. So any ideas are definitely welcome.
Secondly, and this also goes with the name change, I no longer promise it to be on Tuesday's. Last time I ran this it started coming out closer to Wednesday and Thursday, and Having an article name Tuesday Morning Overreactions is a lot like having College Students going to school on a bus that promotes it's new routes with the phrase "Easier, Faster, Oftener" (Thanks UTA), there's just something not quite right about it.
Finally some things worked a couple seasons ago, some things didn't. So I'm going to keep some sections and lose some sections.
With that out of the way My Attempt on owning all 15 of the wordiest articles on this blog is now underway. Continue reading "The Article Formerly Known as "Tuesday Morning Overreactions""
Tuesday, May 1. 2007
Ahh April. Such a good time of year. Spring is here. Flowers start blooming. NBA and NHL playoffs kick off. The NFL schedule gets announced. And most importantly, for two wonderful days, dreams come true for future NFL players. Sure many of these players won't amount to a hill of beans in the NFL, but during the NFL draft everyone is a future start, and every team got the exact player it wanted. It's just really great that with 255 selections no teams wanted the same player as another team.
There were many interesting things that happened this weekend. Cleveland passing on Brady Quinn with the 3rd overall pick to take the LT Joe Thomas, which was the right decision, by the way, just to pick Brady Quinn 4 hours later with the 22nd pick.
The Patriots trading a 4th round pick for WR Randy Moss, and the media immediately going crazy over what is essentially a non story.
Or how about the Seattle Seahawks, trading away their best WR Darrell Jackson to divisional rival San Francisco. That is a reall puzzler of a trade.
And now it's time to break it down. But don't worry it won't take near as long as the 6 plus hour first round did, of which I watched all 32 picks, and then stuck around for the next 223 picks as well.
Worst pick of the draft
A strong case can be made for Philadelphia using their first pick of the day, to draft a QB in the 2nd round. Nevermind they have 3 capable qb's on their roster including a guy named Donovan McNabb. Drafting a QB with a teams first pick of a draft is only asking for problems. Then again the Reid era Iggles haven't always been the best drafting team.
But that's not my choice. However, my choice does involve a QB with a teams first pick of the draft. Continue reading "Tuesday Morning Overreactions: Grading the Draft!"
Wednesday, November 9. 2005
Tuesday Morning Overreactions: ... Posted by Sideshow in TVftC at 12:30
Alright Colts, that was impressive. No not the fact that they beat the Colts 40-21, oh by the way, 40 being the most points the Colts had ever scored against the Patriots. No I'm not talking about finally getting that monkey off of theirs, and Peyton's back. Which if the two teams meet back up in the playoffs, that Monkey will be right back in it's comfy chair, planted squarely on Peyton's back. They'll have to win in the playoffs to really get rid of that monkey.
Continue reading "Tuesday Morning Overreactions: Impressed"
Tuesday, September 6. 2005
Tuesday Morning Overreactions: ... Posted by Sideshow in TVftC at 11:13
For all the Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens news mongerers in the NFL there are many more players with tons of class, who don't make the news as often. Fortunately that all changed during the past couple weeks. We all know about Hurricane Katrina that has ravaged New Orleans and the gulf coast, and left many people in dire straits.
Fortunately over the past couple weeks many football stars have been quick to react. Many players have jumped to the call to help out those in need. Players like Peyton Manning could be heard this week calling for help. Even Joe Horn, who of course has at times become T.O. like in his showboating, answered the call to duty.
Players weren't the only ones helping out. Throughout the league, many of this past weekends home teams donated a portion of the ticket proceeds to help out those in New Orleans. It's been said many times over the last couple weeks that a situation like this puts football and all sports into perspective and lets us know what's really important. It's good to see the NFL and it's players coming through to help out those who really need it.
Continue reading "Tuesday Morning Overreactions: Let's Get It Started"
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