August 26, 2006

Random Football

The Frinklin Bowl Practice version was tonight. Ensie's Chargers over Frinklin's Seahawks. We already have tickets for the real game in December. The first team offense continues to have difficulties with the 3-4 defense. The first team D looked okay, but the corners still don't look good. I really like the new punter Ryan Plackemeier, but he needs to learn how to hold for field goals.

Ugly game all around really.

I miss Chuck Knox. His favorite line was always "Football players make football plays."

Think about it. It's a Zen koan.

Warren Moon: I love the guy, but man he sucks on TV as much as he does the radio. It's also bizarre to hear Verne Lundquist as the Hawk's pre-season voice. I know he does other things, but after 124 years as the voice of SEC football, it's disconcerting to hear him do anything else.

Okay, I've finally dived in Madden 07 on my 360. It looks terrific and plays well, but I have one quibble. Just how prevelant are steroids in the Maddenverse? The player models are absurdly muscled. Lineman look like Ben Grimm in football pads.

Posted by Frinklin at August 26, 2006 11:26 PM | TrackBack

That's definitely a big flaw in Madden 07. Because after all, there are definitely no players using illegal supplements in the NFL. None whatsoever. Um...

(Sorry, but I'm tired of the NFL getting a free pass on everything because it dominates the American sports scene.)

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at August 28, 2006 10:52 AM

You must have missed the Charlotte Observer on Sunday.

Posted by: frinklin at August 28, 2006 05:19 PM

Inasmuch as I don't live in Charlotte, yes, I didn't happen to read the Observer. I saw Time Keown of ESPN referenced it yesterday, in the course of making essentially the same point I did above.

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at August 31, 2006 05:46 AM
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