Football is Back
I've played two Mookies as my only form of poker in the last two plus weeks now that football started. I don't miss it at all. Boring, boring, boring.
Poker blogs are dead huh? I mean some people frequently blog but it rarely has anything to do with poker other than to brag, except for maybe three people who actually post poker thoughts and strategies. Hey I'm in the non-poker group also. Just like blogger MTTs, it was fun while it lasted though.
Football is back and that takes a front seat to any thing else going on. Baseball pennant races are a distant second but until the playoffs are here it will remain a distant second.
I spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the Red Rock and man life is good once again. Not too big a crowd on Saturday but Sunday the place was packed by 8:30am and stayed full all the way through the late games. The casino gave out some free money on the Jets and Cowboys but took a bunch back with the Vikings, Colts, and Chargers losing.
I was happy with the Hurricanes performance on Saturday even though they lost by 23 to a highly overrated Gators team. Eight true freshman saw considerable action Saturday and although our offense needs major work the future looks bright down in Coral Gables.
That Urban Meyer is a real classless scumbag and he showed it again trying to run up the score late. Florida dropped Miami from the schedule after we started beating them down every single game so I guess he was looking to extract some revenge. Unfortunately that pussy won't play the Canes again until 2013 so we should have one or two National Titles again by then.
USC-Ohio St should be fantastic this weekend...provided the Luckeyes show up for a big game which they haven't done for a few years. The line opened up at 9' and was quickly bet up to 10' so the lines makers don't see the Luckeyes showing up. That's a lot of points for a big game and it will be interesting to see which way the money flows.
Expectations can be tough especially when things turn hopeless. I KNOW all the donkey Patriots fans were thinking about 19-0 with their easy schedule but they sure didn't see Tommy Brady going down for a season with a blown up knee. It's going to be interesting to see how they do going forward with a QB whose last start was 1999 in High School. Fuck, they haven't won a ring in three years and sure looks like it's gonna be four. Sorry NE, no dynasty, we hardly knew you.
Now no expectations and only hope to get better is not the greatest thing either but after winning one game last year and totally turning the roster over this year means 5 wins is a fantastic season. The Jets were clearly the better team, even with Favre throwing up Hail Mary's, but I was happy that the Dolphins didn't quit and still had a chance to win the game at the end. They've rebuild the OL and DL, but we still need big time help at WR and LB so I'm smart enough to know that nothing matters but getting better until 2010.
As for the Survivor Pool, 42 entrants and 17 are already gone leaving us with 25 heading into week two. All the players with two entries, six total three left, are in Group II so those in Group I can't see those players. Indy and San Diego going down knocked out the most as did some of us (my 2nd entry) donked off on a bad Detroit team.
Back tomorrow with my thoughts on the NFL teams and who we can eliminate after Week 1.