Monday, October 19, 2009

Jeff Reed & his drunken escapades

In the scheme of life...urination in public (Spaeth), smashing a towel dispenser, and sticking up for your buddy while being drunk and making a fool of yourself is hardly a big deal.

He didn't drive under the influence...

He didn't kill anyone...

No one got hurt. Just some drunken fun we've all probably done in our lifetimes. The difference is that he is a millionaire athlete and this is front page news.

I do think the Steelers are gonna sit him down and tell him the business...but other than that, I don't think this is going to have any more impact on the current season.

Now moving forward, this WILL have an impact on his contract extension, because the Steelers are gonna be able to point out he is not exactly stable. And will probably have morality clauses added specifically to let them out of a contract if these hijinks continue.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Steelers need to close teams out...

Big Ben throws for over 400 yards and 2 scores...and Mendenhall has a rushing TD.

Steelers go for over 500 total yards and yet the game was still in question til the end.

Don't get me wrong..I'll take 4-2 and the same record as the first place Bengals but seriously...this team needs to learn how to seal the deal.

Speaking of sealing the deal. Patriots had that one over by halfway through the second quarter. Guess the titans have learned firsthand the karma that is the Terrible Towel

College Football

First of all, I have to admit I don't care about college football NEARLY as much as I care about the NFL and the reason is because at the end of the day, they don't settle their championship on the field. We have a mythical national championship that pits two teams perceived to be 1 and 2, instead of going by a playoff system like EVERY OTHER college sport does, including lower levels of football.

The rankings are severely biased towards big time teams from big time conferences. Case in point with this week's rankings.

Case in point..USC lost to Washington who is currently 3-4 and went all of last year without a win. They are currently ranked 4th and above undefeated Cincinnatti, Boise State, and Iowa.

USC's marquee wins are over 2 loss Ohio State and 2 loss Notre Dame.

Ohio State loses to 1-5 Purdue and stays in the top 25?

And the funniest of all....Oklahoma is 3-3!!! That's right they are a .500 team and STILL earned a spot in the top 25. They have played 3 ranked teams this year and lost to all three...and somehow get rewarded for this.

What a joke!

Until the BCS adopts a playoff system that gives at least 8 teams a shot at the national championship through a playoff bracket, I will continue to laugh at the stupiditiy that is NCAA FBS Division Football (Formerly Division I)