I was hoping to order a piece of humble pie today. What I wanted more than anything was to stand up and yell “I was wrong!” as loud as I possibly could. Nothing would have made me happier in week 5 of the NFL season then to admit that I wouldn’t know a successful NFL Quarterback if one hit me in the face with a spiral. Rex Grossman ruined all that by being, well, Rex Grossman . To say I am underwhelmed by Rex’s performance is an understatement, but for all truthful purposes my dismay with Rex so far this year should have an asterisk beside it. I don’t like to admit that fact, but at 3-1 any Redskin fan who isn’t two clouds below nine should seek serious mental therapy immediately. This is a team picked by most to be one of the worst in the league and here they are sitting atop the NFC East with a game in hand over the hated New York Giants. I will be the first to admit the East is weak, but first place is still first place. The question is are the Redskins winning with Rex or despite him? Any Redskin fan worth his weight in Burgundy and Gold will tell you it is the latter. Rex started strong but is slowly turning into the careless, inadequate, slow-footed and dim-witted turnover machine we have all grown to hate. This is not to say that I am a John Beck guy. I could be with enough whiskey in me, but my sober and realistic allegiance falls with Tim Hightower, Ryan Torain, Roy Helu and the entire Redskins defense. Those are the guys that have made the Redskins 3-1 and they are the ones who will keep Washington competitive throughout the rest of the NFL season. This division is weak. The so-called dream team in Philadelphia are two losses away from being no more than ESPN’s off-season hype champions. Tony Romo’s repeated meltdowns are indeed “hilarious” as stated by My Favorite Redskin Chris Cooley, and if they continue the Cowboys will be no more than comic relief for the rest of the season. The New York Giants look strong up the middle both on offense and defense, but is anyone really afraid of Eli Manning? This may sound crazy but the Redskins winning the NFC East is not out of the realm of possibility. So do me a favor Shanahan’s, make Joe Gibbs and my father happy, run the ball. As long as we do that and our defense continues to dominate the line of scrimmage we will be in this race until the very end. To Rex all I can say is channel your inner Trent Dilfer and stay out of the rest of teams way.
Archive for October, 2011
Will Write For Readers
This is how it begins. Not with a bang or screech, but simply with the sound of a turning page. We need readers in order to help with an important cause. Spread this written word all across the land and let it creep back into our culture. We need readers to shut off their televisions and take back their right to think. America is stuck on a permanent commercial break from exercising our most important body part, the mind. Flashing flat screen giants drain the brain’s ability to form independent thought. Television networks run the world while starving book store owners wait in welfare lines unable to make a living off of literary endeavors. Reality t.v. reigns supreme. We have become a simple society reduced to caring more about watching a sixteen year old mother ruin her life as well as that of her child as opposed to bettering our brains with stories crafted creatively by people who crave more than a brain dead audience. Put down those eighteen remotes that have come to rule your life and pick up a book or magazine or instruction booklet or anything even if there are naked models in between the words you are reading just put your minds back into motion. I demand the words my pen has bled upon this page reach these readers we need and then share them with future readers we desperately desire. Us writers can’t survive without you and if we continue to be ignored our words will eventually disappear. The dumbing down dies right here, right now. This is the beginning and you read it here first.