Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Utah Jazz: Just when I thought I was out....

....they pull me back in. I've been a Jazz fan since I was a kid in the days of Adrian Dantley (ouch). But for my own sanity I often keep them at arms length. Still, this season has been a pleasant surprise. Even with their late season meltdown they have kept me entertained with a hard-nosed 7 game series in Houston and now 2 great games against Golden State. I think they'll struggle in Oakland but whatever happens the rest of the post-season, I've got to find a way to enjoy it without going crazy.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Couple of NFL Draft Thoughts

-Quinn, Quinn, Quinnn.....I wonder if JaMarcus Russell is pissed that even though he was the number one pick, Brady Quinn still managed to steal his thunder on draft day. Russell got his 15 minutes on the clock and then it was the Quinn show the rest of the day. I guess I'll chime in with my two cents and it probably echoes what other people have said. I don't know if Brady Quinn is going to be a bust or a star. I mean he's going to be playing the toughest position in all of sports so how can anyone really know. But what I do know is that Miami, Tampa, Washington, Minnesota, Houston, Buffalo, NY Jets, Green Bay, and Jacksonville, and yes even the Lions, are all going to feel pretty silly if he turns out to be a Pro-Bowler in the next couple of years and they are still searching for somebody that can hit a crossing pattern.

-The Patriots finally figured out they can't rely solely on Tom Brady anymore and subsequently they loaded their team up for next season. Meanwhile with the Colts losing defensive players at the same rate my hairline is receding (hyperspeed), why the hell did they use their first two picks on offensive players and ignore the defense? Maybe they really love the guys they got in the later rounds. Or maybe they have been suckered in by the fact that even though their defense sucked donkeys the entire 2006 season somehow they managed to pull it together for the post-season. I can't help but think they are fooling themselves.