07 Oct 2005
Paul Zimmerman is in fine form today, starting with a critique of ESPN's decision to run its drama Four Minutes with a news crawl at the bottom of the screen, so you could learn that Randy McMichael signed a new contract while you became absorbed in 1950s England. (If you saw Four Minutes, please tell me in the comments whether it's any good. I'm very interested in the story of Roger Bannister, but not so sure an ESPN docudrama is the way to learn more about it. Also, is it just me, or did ESPN not hype Four Minutes to anywhere near the extent it hyped Playmakers, Season on the Brink, 3, etc.?)
Once he gets into football, he praises Brent Jones but doesn't seem to realize that Jones has now left the broadcast booth. He also says LaDainian Tomlinson is a lock for Canton and Shaun Alexander is too soft.
17 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2005, 4:07am by J-Diddy
"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.