Monday, January 23, 2017

The Next 6 Games Are Crucial...NFL Side Notes

After the rout Saturday, I’d like to say that the Michigan Hoopsters are back on track and have everything figured out.  Best defensive game of the season for Michigan and the offense was hitting on all cylinders…

One little problem:  It was against Illinois…

But, if there was ever a time to “appear” to come out of a slump, this would be it.  Michigan’s Schedule from Hell for the next three weeks:

Opponent     Location       Date   Day and Time

Indiana          Home             1-26    Thursday, 9:15

Sparty             Away              1-29    Sunday, 1:00

Suckeyes     Home             2-4      Saturday, 6:00

Sparty            Home             2-7      Tuesday, 9:00

Indiana          Away              2-12    Sunday, 1:00

Wiscy             Home             2-16    Thursday, 7:00

Again, I will be tickled to death if Michigan can hold home court and go 4-2 over this stretch of games.  After this, there’s only 4 games left, with three very winnable games and Purdon’t at home.  Problem is there’s only one chance for a Quality Win over Purdue. If they can hold home court for the next couple of weeks, the 4-2 run would more or less give them three “Quality” wins that the NCAA Committee is always looking for and talking about.  If they could steal one on the road, or possibly even both as Sparty is more banged up then usual and Indiana runs about as hot and cold as Michigan, even better!

The Suckeyes resurgence as a decent B1G team could not come at a worse time for the Wolverines, but at least Michigan only plays them only once this season and that’s at home.

I’m not saying that last season’s miracle 8-4 run is eminent, but if this team can bottle whatever it was that got into them on Saturday and uncork it 20 minutes before game time, it could still be a very interesting middle to end of season run for the Wolverines.

NFL Side Notes…

I’ll be honest:  I’ve been secretly, and at times not so secretly, rooting for the Patriots the entire season.  Its seems the more people hate a team or an individual, the more I like ‘em.  And the hate and angst that has been spewed at the Patriots and Touchdown Tommy over cheating and “inflate-gate” was really getting on my nerves.  There are conspiracy theorists out there claiming that the Pats should give up all their Superbowl Titles as there’s no way of knowing whether or not they were cheating….To that I have a response, but I’m not even going to dignify the claim with my take.  Anyway, here we are, with the Patriots on the grandest stage of all professional sports and TB12 going for “One For the Thumb!”.

Aaron Rodgers’ magic was nowhere to be seen Sunday and the Steelers looked as undeserving of the AFC Championship game as pretty much everyone thought there were.  Roger Goodell DID NOT show his face at the Patriot-Steelers game on Sunday.  But now he’s going to have to face his “arch-nemesis” TB12 and owner Mr. Kraft in Superbowl LI.  (That looks really stupid.  When are we going to get rid of the Roman Numerals?).  Seems that Mr. Goodell’s attempt to keep TB12 from becoming the GOAT QB by benching him for the first 4 games didn’t work.  I can only imagine that Roger is somewhere praying to the football gods that Atlanta’s offense can continue its magic and that the Falcon’s “D” is as real as it looks…

Otherwise, Touchdown Tommy will have 5 Rings in the “Modern NFL Era”, something that probably won’t be accomplished again in the lifetimes of anyone reading this drivel.  On top of that, Mr. Goodell will have to stand on that podium with the QB and Owner of the Team he purposefully tried to keep out of the Superbowl.

If there was any chance that TB12 could win the league MVP or – and this is a TB12 fan’s Wet Dream, the Superbowl MVP, Goodell would have to hand Touchdown Tommy the trophy. 

And I hope Tommy says something like,


“Hey, Thanks, Roger.  By The Way:  Wanna’ Feel My Balls Now???”

So, without further ado, Go PATRIOTS!!!


Paul V. Lioon said...

HaHaaa! I'm praying that he becomes the Superbowl MVP!

Karma is a Bitch Roger!!!

MMQ said...

Yes-yes it is!!!