Friday Thoughts

Just time for more one-liners today.

Damn, Tony Romo. Thirty-two teams refused to take a chance on this guy from Eastern Illinois at least seven times each. As I’ve said at least five times here, I had certainly heard about him in 2003, as I’m sure many football fans in Illinois had. Seems about the only reason no team drafted him was because he played at a 1AA program. So why the hell did he play at a 1AA program? Crazy.

No way in hell anyone tells me Brett Favre is missing a start until I see it happen. I just can’t believe it until I see it with my own eyes. I absolutely admire and despise Favre. Yes, I only despise him because he plays for the Packers. I also think he’s a class guy and the best quarterback to ever play the position. That’s my opinion. Favre has started every game for the Packers since I was 21 years old. I have been thinking for most of these previous 15 years “things will be better once he retires”. Now he’s 38 and I’m 36.

Aaron Rodgers played pretty damn good for a guy some said sucked and was a wasted draft pick. Almost pulled off an amazing upset. One can immediately see what is missing in Favre’s daredevil elusiveness in the pocket. Once Dallas’ rush got Rodgers, he was down.

What is with Bryant Gumbel? Have to love him, a Chicago guy and a Bears fan. I would never make light of his appearance-didn’t we all learn from Mark Giangreco’s comments about Walter Payton in 1999. But Gumbel looks ill, and I hope he’s OK. And throughout last night’s broadcast he kept calling the Cowboys the Packers in situations where that was reversed. And at the very end of the game, calling Romo “Rick Romo”….huh? We’ll all get the chance to see how he’s doing next Thursday covering the Bears.

As would be expected, the NFL Network camera showed extended shots of Favre on the sideline so much, I was hoping they’d put mirrored sunglasses on the injured QB so we could both see the game and see the sad look of Favre for every second of the remainder of the game. (I’m kidding, did they have to have 20 whole minutes of him standing there?)

So how’s about Bears vs Giants 2007? This is the Bears’ fifth must-win game of the Chicago Bears 2007 season. They have lost the previous four “must win to make the playoffs” games. And now they’re on absolute life support, as we all know. What do you think?

5 Responses to “Friday Thoughts”

  1. Disappointing season thus far, but I will continue to hope for the best (and prepare for the worst – the life of a Bears fan!). I don’t know who’s going to win, but I am actually kind of excited for this week’s game. Who knows what could happen…we have AP starting, Wale has been playing great the past few games, and Devin is always an X factor. I would not be surprised to see the Bears come together and actually play a complete game and beat the Giants. On the other hand, I would not be surprised to see them totally fall apart on one side of the ball (or both) and lose embarassingly. Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst – Go Bears! P.S. Great website, Roy. Keep up the good work.

  2. Harry, thanks. You sum up my feelings exactly-I have hoped for the best and prepared for the worst about every week in the fall since 1979. Granted, a precious few years I didn’t really have to prepare for the worst, but I’m always prepared for it. I do also hope they can get it together. Problem is, every week this year it has looked like they have it together, they have flopped.

  3. You mean Bryant Gumble, not Greg. And yes, Bryant Gumble is awful. When I think of Bryant Gumble, I think that epsiode on Beavis and Butthead when he was still on the Today Show.

    “Good morning Katie.”
    “Good morning Bryant. How are you?”
    “Me couldn’t be better. You?”
    “Just fine. How was your weekend?”
    “Mine, couldn’t be better. You?”
    “Just fine.” And so on…

    My Packer fans wrote off Aaron Rodgers after three games. Made no sense to me what-so-ever. He looked fine yesterday much better than Favre. Sure, he’s no Brett Favre, but who is?

    As for our beloved, is Brandon Jacobs still out? Since Eli is practicing his annual second half of the season sucking, the defense might actually play well. The offense may be ok, as long Fred Miller doesn’t play. If he does, Grossman better have a good long term disablity plan. He won’t last long with the Giants DEs…

  4. JDM-Thanks buddy. I can’t believe I typed Greg, that was totally subliminal for some reason. I definitely meant Bryant and fixed it. Go Bears…we’ll see.

  5. Hey, it’s not too crazy to say the Bears might very well be 7-6 by next weekend … after that, we’ll see.

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