What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
EDITOR’S NOTE: Boyd Bergquist was the sports director at KETS-TV in East Tree Stump, Nebraska for almost 40 years. Known across the Husker state as the voice of the Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament, Bergquist was a four-time winner of the Marv J. Butz “Golden Cob” Award For Excellence In Nebraska Broadcast Journalism. That background, along with his quick if not cliché-riddled wit and love of single-malt scotch makes Bergquist a perfect fit to be our “Question” guy.
No question is “off-limits,” and no take is “too hot.” The only questions or comments Boyd Bergquist can’t handle are the one you don’t send him!
How does that asshole J-Dub feel now that Lamar Jackson put on a five-touchdown performance in Week 1?
He’s fine, because he’s not wrong in anything he said. Are you going to be that guy who hangs his hat on one week against the sorry-ass Dolphins? Good luck with that, because even the butt-kissers at ESPN aren’t buying based off that one-game show. Jim Rome is all-in on Lamar Jackson, and that and two bucks will get you on the subway.
Out of all the blather you’ve heard on Jackson and his hanging five touchdown passes on the Dolphins, there is one topic as absent in the discussion as it was in that game…where was the Dolphin pass rush? It might as well have been in those cans of non-Dolphin friendly tuna you get at one of those filthy “dollar” stores. All day long, Jackson had time to make tuna-fish sandwiches and iced tea, and that’s not likely to change tomorrow against the sorry-ass Cardinals. Let’s pick up this conversation when they are peeling what’s left of Jackson’s ass off the turf in Arrowhead Stadium after Week 3 in Kansas City.
Are the Patriots that good or are the Steelers that bad?
~ Critical Mass-Hole
Look, the Patriots are the Patriots. That’s why they look just like the Patriots. On the other side of the coin, while it may be too soon to hit that old “panic button,” what I saw last Sunday night tells me there’s some big problems in Pittsburgh. If nothing else, Tom Brady is the kind of guy who takes what you give him, and all I saw was the Steelers giving it away and never making an adjustment. J-Dub is no fan of Mike Tomlin, and he has a saying that I thought played very true in that game. J-Dub always says that when you’re watching a team get beat like you saw the Steelers get beat, after something happens the second time its on the coaches.
All the Patriots did in that game was exploit the seams in zone coverage, or take advantage of blown coverages altogether. After the second time it happened, the Steelers coaching staff never made an adjustment. That’s how 33-3 happens, and that’s why this won’t be the last time Pittsburgh gets blown off the field this season. Hell, this team has every shot to make Lamar Jackson look great again.
How do you think the marriage between the newly-wed Antonio Brown and New England Patriots will end?
~Seriously, Football Sucks
Well, the newly-surfaced sexual assault claims against Antonio Brown don’t help, and to be fair, the message asking this question was date-stamped before that civil lawsuit came to light. Frankly, this new development doesn’t change my answer. The Patriots won before this guy, they will win with him, and they will win without him. From a purely on-the-field perspective, Brown doesn’t really change much. If his off-field nonsense proves to be too much of a distraction, they’ll cut his ass in a heartbeat. It’s that simple.
Can the Indianapolis Colts still make it to the Super Bowl?
~I’m Afraid To Tell You I’m A Colts Fan
J-Dub nailed this one a while back. To be considered a Super Bowl team in the AFC means we have to look at a team and think they could go on the road in January and beat the likes of the Chargers, Chiefs, or Patriots. I’ll give you the Colts sure as hell gave almost as good as they good last week against the Chargers, but they still came up short. Andrew Luck doesn’t change the fact the Colts defense gave up 30 points and got pushed straight backward in overtime by the Chargers.
So to answer your question…no.
After Thursday night’s awful performance by the Carolina Panthers, is it too early to start the “Ron Rivera Death Watch?”
~South Carolina Cock Soccer Supporter
Probably not, but it really isn’t fair. The biggest problem the Panthers have is something he can’t solve. No matter what he does, Ron Rivera doesn’t have a magic wand that can suddenly make Cam Newton not be beat to shit. What is a coach supposed to do when it’s literally painfully clear his quarterback isn’t healthy?
It is time for a reality check for the Panther organization and their fans.
Newton’s MVP days and the Panthers as a Super Bowl-caliber team are both in your rear-view mirror. That means you both should adopt some realistic expectations. Stop thinking the Panthers can make the play-off and start thinking about how to not finish in last place in the NFC South.
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