21 Nov 2005
Peter King loves Chad Johnson and says he's great for the NFL. Turns out that Chad coordinated the marriage proposal with the head of the cheerleaders before the game. That's the kind of insight you don't get anywhere else.
On the Fine Fifteen, doesn't Peter have New England way too high? Would anyone pick the Patriots to beat the Seahawks right now?
Regarding Peter's opinion that Larry Johnson got too many carries, I don't disagree with him, but I have a much bigger problem with Trent Green throwing a touchdown pass with three minutes left in a blowout than I do with Johnson getting the ball late in the game.
Finally, I don't want to turn this into a theological debate, but I really dislike quotes like "Sometimes God is playing in these games.'' Yes, Bill Parcells' team got some good breaks on the day he buried his brother. I just find it really offensive to presume that an all-knowing and all-powerful God is waiting around for just the right moment to put Donovan McNabb's pass into Roy Williams' hands to help Parcells get over his grief. To me, a statement like that should be offensive to the religious and the non-religious alike.
59 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 7:11am by Joon
This year's update to the playoff drive stats show that the football gods may have been on Peyton Manning's side this time. Also: Cam Newton and Alex Smith enter the mix, and why we should be comparing Andrew Luck to Dan Marino.