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Football Weekend Recap

A few things learned from this weekend…

1. I went 9-3 on my guest picks for the Sun. Not bad. Not quite up to Charles Horton but competitive. He didn’t have the Seahawks game to pick. Who knew the Hawks would play so well in Chicago?

2. Speaking of the Hawks, that defense is playing very well. We won’t get too crazy and say they are at the top of the league. We can say that going on the road to Chicago and giving up only one touchdown on the first drive is a special performance. Consider that Brandon Mebane still needs to come back to the line and this has the makings of a very competitive unit.

3. I love the addition of Marshawn Lynch. The dude ran in “beast mode.” The 1-2 combo of him and Justin Forsett will be fun for us to watch. They combined for over 100 yards and 2 scores.Lynch brings a great attitude to the offensive unit.

4. Funny that the “3 Amigos” who spouted off on KJR last year aren’t a part of this team anymore. Housh, Branch, and Burleson all catching passes for someone else. I think I will take Mike Williams, Deion Butler, and Brandon Stokely.

5. College football at it’s finest on Saturday night in Husky Stadium. I knew the Huskies would bounce back (see my previous posts). It’s been their pattern this year. Most impressive is that they don’t have back to back losses since mid last year. I know stringing together wins is also important, but the ability to avoid “bad”momentum is a trait not seen in Husky football in years.

6. Husky defense showed a lot to me in the 4th quarter. Oregon State is explosive and they never came close to allowing points after they opening drive of the 3rd quarter to tie the game. Nick Holt should be proud after his defense has been getting raked over the coals in the media and with fans.

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Fixing the Pro Bowl

I haven’t watched the Pro Bowl since 1979.  It has to be the worst all-star game ever.  It’s after the season, the players are either beat up or off for 2 months.  It’s a high-risk injury factor for nothing. Teams must hate it; players don’t want to be there; nothing’s on the line. Yuck.

Moving the game to the week before the Super Bowl was as smart as New Coke.  When David Garrard is now a Pro Bowl player after a mediocre at best year, that tells you everything.  The people who suggested this format should be fired.  Or worse, make them watch the game!

I heard an excellent solution by former Husky turned radio analyst Brock Huard on ESPN 710 Seattle.  Turn the Pro Bowl into a skills challenge.  No contact; minimal chance for injury; competitive (which is what fans want); fun; and even the Super Bowl participants will compete (as long as its after the game).

As for me, I will pull myself away from the TV so there’s no chance I can even catch a glimpse or score, slog through the rain to Safeco Field, and attend Mariners Fun Fest.  Play ball…

Dan

Extra Points:

  • Waiting for instructions to move everything over to the Kitsap Sun blog page online.  I will continue to post here until that happens. Stay tuned!

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