Sunday, September 24, 2006

CU Should Play Hand Grenades

There are no moral victories in college football. Too bad, CU had a chance. They just couldn't put the finishing touches on a great game. It goes to show something that I have always complained about: there is an East Coast bias in the football rankings. Georgia isn't a #9 team. CU proved that. It would be interesting if collge football went to an NFL type schedule. Conferences would rotate playing each other. If Georgia had to play OU, CU and TX for their non-conference...FSU played Rice on Saturday. Enough said.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Denver Broncos - 2 Bad Games...14 Remaining

There are a couple of things that are really bugging me so far this season. The first is that the Broncos stink right now. The offense is pathetic and the defense is bending just a bit too much. We can talk all day about the defense not allowing a touchdown in two games, but a couple of those field goals could have easily been turned into touchdowns and Denver would be 0-2.

The second thing bugging me are the comparisons between last year and this year. Denver was in dire straights last year in the San Diego game. Champ Bailey picked off a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. Denver went on to win 8 or 9 straight after that. That was a very emotional moment that lifted the entire team. Nothing like that happened this past Sunday. The game winning field goal didn't come as a result of a turnover or some other momentum changing play. Nobody on the team elevated his play and changed the game.

I know that it is still early in the season and that benching Plummer won't make this team any better. Cutler is a good QB and hopefully someday will be a great QB. I do believe that Cutler couldn't make them any worse. Something changed in the AFC championship last year and Plummer has not been the same since then. He is holding on to the ball too long and forcing passes. Had Plummer played like he did for most of the season, I still think that Denver would have been holding up the Lombardi trophy instead of Pittsburgh.

I still stand by my comments last week that Denver will struggle over the next few games because of Plummer. At 1-4 and with the season on the line, I don't think that Mike Shanahan will have a choice.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Rock and Roll Part 2 - Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I asked for some help to pick a new Broncos celebration song. Well, it turns out that a new song isn't necessary. You see, when you don't score any touchdowns, you don't need a song to celebrate.

By the way, I read in Sunday's Denver Post that the cheerleaders picked Denver's new touchdown song. Why are the cheerleaders picking the song(s)? Nobody watches or pays attention to them. They don't have any say in this. It should have been left up to the fans to choose a new song.

By the way part 2. The Broncos actually paid the VooDoo Daddys (whatever) to change the lyrics to "Go Go Broncos." Lame.

The perfect song was and will always be, "Rock & Roll Part 2." Since the NFL (No Fun League) has outlawed the use of that song, we still need to find a suitable replacement.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Denver Broncos...Blech!

The only bright spot from Sunday's loss was Jake Plummer. I'm being totally serious. I have been worried over the past couple years because the real Plummer has been missing. He's finally back. Well, I think he was back in time for last year's AFC Championship. If memory serves me correctly, I believe he had a few picks and fumbles in that game too. Plummer really stunk it up on Sunday. The sad fact is that even with all of Plummer's mistakes, Denver still had a chance to come back in the game.

Here's what I think is going to happen: Denver is going to have a big week against the Chefs [intentional misspelling]. Denver's opening day loss will soon be forgotten and folks will quickly jump on the, "They started the same way last year" bandwagon. They'll go into New England and get clobbered. Jake will have another 3+ turnover game. Then, they'll come home and get beat-up by the Ravens. They'll hardly manage any offense and Plummer will throw a few more picks. Cutler will relieve Plummer late in the Ravens game and will be named the starter against the Raiders. Cutler will struggle against the Raiders, but Denver will find a way to win.

Denver will play out the season and finish 9-7. No playoffs...

Monday, September 11, 2006

I Remember 5 Years Ago Today

I had just finished reading the sports page when the phone rang. It was my mother. She told me to turn on the TV because a small plane had crashed into the WTC. I turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit the second tower.

CNN Pipleline is replaying their coverage from 9/11. I'm watching as intently today as I was 5 years ago. Enough said.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'm Done With Digg

I mean it this time. I know what you are saying, "You said this before." I sort of said this before. I complained that the new Digg was too liberal. A month after my complaint, liberal stories still move to the front page within minutes of being submitted. Conservative stories are quickly buried for being inaccurate. If you express a viewpoint that is contrary to the reigning liberal view, you are called names, profaned, and mod'ed down.

Digg used to be fun. It was a good place to find new and interesting technology stories. Now it is nothing more than a playpen for the anti-Bush crowd.

Once again, no Digg.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Steve Irwin's Death Was Filmed

I found this on Drudge this afternoon. I think everyone has said at one time or another that they would like to die doing what they love. For me that would be watching the Denver Broncos and eating Colorado Mudd (chocolate cake mixed with vanilla ice cream <- My own invention by the way...). I seriously doubt that Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter, anticipated that he would be killed by one of the animals that he was studying and that his death would be captured on film.

I have found the written acounts of his death to be very disturbing. I would never want to see what happened. I'm hoping that Steve Irwin's family feels the same way and destroys this footage.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

CU Football 2006 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good: Online streaming. Even though the web site said that streaming was available to Colorado residents, I was able to watch the game over the Internet. It wasn't too bad to be honest. The quality was decent and the audio was the radio play-by-play. It was the stadium scoreboard camera, so the angles were tough on a few plays. I hope they do it again.

The Bad: CU's offense outside of the very first play of the game. I'm guessing that the coaching staff would have run that play no matter what the defense had presented. It was a way for them to say that this season was going to be a little different. From that point forward, everything that had changed (coaches, personnel, attitude, etc.) pretty much looked the same as it did in the last 4 games of the 2005 season. Some folks are already saying that this will be a transitional year. Basically, that is giving Coach Hawkins a free pass. CU has talent. They had enough talent to beat Montana State. This is a team that looks like it was preparing for the CSU Rams and not the Bobcats. Talent alone will not win any games, but it should have won this one.

The Ugly: I'm afraid that this is a picture of the rest of the season. I didn't think that Hawkins was going to walk in and bring CU back to National prominence this year. I did think that he would put together a team that played with a little compassion and would always be competitive. The CU team that played on Saturday was neither.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

CU Football - What Happened?

I thought that this was the beginning of a new era. Coach Hawkins seems to be continuing the traditions of Gary Barnett. Pick a hungry team from a small conference and forget to prepare the Buffs to play them. Let's see, does Fresno State ring a bell? It isn't as if Barnett left the cupboard bare. CU has some decent talent on both sides of the ball. Especially on defense where they returned most of their starters. This is so disappointing. CU has a lot of work to do this week. CSU will clobber them if they play like they did today.

Psst. Coach Hawkins. Get rid of the running back by committee and buy some stick-em for your receivers. Oh yeah...It would be a good idea to make some adjustments on defense too. Once Montana State figured out your secondary, you couldn't stop them. CSU has a little more talent on the field. They are going to pummel the Buffs if you don't get that straightened out.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Rock and Roll Part 1

I just found out that the NFL has banned teams from using Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2." I guess that Gary Glitter is a convicted pervert. Several teams, including my beloved Broncos, had to change their touchdown/celebration song. Denver's choice: "Go go Daddy-o" by Big Bad Voodoo somebody or other. I went to iTunes to get a listen of the new touchdown song...crap! No offense Mr. Voodoo Daddy, but your song ain't a touchdown song.

I am officially searching for a new Denver Broncos touchdown song. A couple of songs that might be in the running are Van Halen's, "Top of the World" and Boston's "Smokin." I need to start a petition or something with the Broncos...

Let me hear your suggestions or ideas.

Phatt-Matt out!