15 Oct 2004
Just for fun, check out the Australian point of view on what happens when NFL teams sign Aussies as their punters. If you were a Geelong Cats fan, you'd be upset that forward Ben Graham is thinking of heading to the States. It's worth a look if for no other reason than paragraphs like this:
"The Jets, New York's team in the American Football Conference, have turned over four punters in as many years. This year's selection, Toby Gowin, averaged a career-low 39 yards per punt in 2003, which led to his release by the Dallas Cowboys in March. The security of Gowin's job is not assured by the undisclosed length of his contract with the Jets or by the fact that, this year, Gowin has not improved his performance." (free registration required)
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.