What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
In this season’s first installment of the Ex-Kickers Round Table, things got a bit out of hand. Thankfully, our consumption of Week 2 of the NFL season gave us a glimpse of story lines we think are going to thread their way throughout this campaign. As we enter week 3 of the NFL season, I’ve picked five such evolving stories.
To be honest, we’ve really got to find reasons to keep anybody interested in this league given what a crap product it’s putting on the field now. I’ll have some more detailed thoughts on that coming soon, but look at it. This game now doesn’t pass the eye test in terms of how much these games suck goat balls to watch. Since NFL games are now like watching retard porn, here’s what we will be following in an attempt not to realize how shitty this league really is.
In our last installment Igwebuike boasted that within two years, Jameis Winston would be amongst the best quarterbacks in football. Now, you get to track his development, which ought to be fun coming off his 4-pick performance last week.
In contrast to Igwebuike’s story, Dubsism’s favorite Port Authority janitor will be buy a lot of New Jersey Transit tickets headed to Philadelphia, where his beat will be the rookie season of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
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From Philadelphia, we stay in the NFC East to watch the Dallas Cowboys go from “America’s Team” to “America’s Favorite Soap Opera.” The Impending Implosion of the Dallas Cowboys is coming, and it’s going to be fun to watch.
Having played for the Cowboys, Herrera recused himself from that story. Instead, we decided that from his days at UCLA, his Los Angeles connections also make him well-suited to be our man on the return of the NFL to the City of Angels.
As much as we hate to admit it, somebody’s got to keep an eye on the week-to-week action of this goddamn league, especially because we can do it in our own unique style.
Starting next week, that’s why Dubsism and this series will be the home of “Straight Shit from the Straight-on Kicker.” Think a smarter version This will be a smarter version of what some might call “NFL Power Rankings.”
Essentially, the idea is that Mr. Danmeier has a methodology for looking at teams in groups which are based on their likelihood of ending the season in the play-offs. This isn’t just an exercise in looking at won-loss records, so don’t be surprised to see some things you may not agree with.
The groups break down like this (with sets for the AFC and NFC respectively), and obviously taken from the perspective of an ex-kicker.
That’s not all…we’re wide open to suggestions. Be sure to send us topics you would like to see the Ex-Kickers Round Table discuss in the future!