What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
1) The Penn State Situation
I’m not going to get into the minutia of this disgusting affair now, if for no other reason than I want to see if somebody hits the nail on the head about why this played out the way it did. As horrible as this story is, there is also a very stinging indictment of American society contained in all of this. While we should all be foremost concerned with the well-being of the victims, and while we must reserve the hottest fires of hell for the perpetrators of these terrible acts, we must also take a hard look at how the society we’ve collectively created allowed this to happen.
In a few days when the emotion has settled off of this story, I’m going to revisit this point in detail. Stay tuned…
2) LSU and Alabama are still the two best teams in the country
Don’t believe that? Which team not currently in the SEC could beat either of them? I’m waiting…I’ll be here all day…
3) The Tebow Question, volume 2:
I will be the first to admit that I was wrong about Cam Newton; I said he’d never make an NFL quarterback. To me, this begs a question about another son of the SEC, Heisman-winning signal-caller. What does Tebow have to do to to get all the Tebow-haters to change their minds? I’m suggesting he’s done anything worthy of that yet, but I’m wondering where the line is? I’m looking at a guy who has won two road-games with a team which barely has the talent to win two games period, so I’ve got to ask…
4) Speaking of Rookie Quarterbacks…Have You Seen The Bengals lately?
This begs another question. What does Andy Dalton have to do to get some love? Don’t look now, but the Bengals have won five in a row, led largely by Dalton’s 1,696 yards, 12 touchdowns versus only 7 interceptions. I don’t know if you knew this, but rookie quarterbacks aren’t supposed to be able to U-turn a team from 4-12 to 6-2.
5) The San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are 7-1. They’ve won six straight games. The last time that happened, the sex scandals were in D.C., not State College, Jim Harbaugh was quarterbacking the Colts, and the 49ers were still doing that Bill Walsh/West Coast offense.
Then the 49ers were as a “finesse” team. Now with Harbaugh as their head coach, the 49ers are more than willing to kick your ass.
There was that whole incident a while back when Harbaugh had some words with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. This past week, Niner tight end Vernon Davis got into a squabble before the game with several Redskins players, then later wide receiver Kyle Williams felt the need to throw his shoulder into the body of Washington linebacker London Fletcher. This led to another fight, one that included a few choice words from Harbaugh himself.
Oh, and they’ve abandoned that pass-happy offense as well. Now, the 49ers are ranked 30th in passing yards and winning.