Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Billy Cundiff (pictured above) is now the most hated man in Baltimore sadly.
By Josh Kramer
Championship Game Scapegoats
How would you have liked being Billy Cundiff or Kyle Williams on Sunday? New members have joined the exclusive club that features the likes of Bill Buckner, Dan Goodale, and Steve Bartman. Okay maybe not Steve Bartman. And maybe not even Bill Buckner for that matter. But Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams joined an exclusive club of “Choke Artists” on Sunday. Now I am a person who firmly believes that all teams win as a team, and lose as a team. It is never just one specific individuals fault. But the common fan and the media love to portray losses squarely on the shoulders of a specific individual. It is just the way our culture operates, especially in regards to sports. The blame game simplifies things. It keeps complex situations black and white. This is the beauty of scapegoating. Continue reading
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Tagged Australian Open, Baltimore Ravens, BCS, Big East, Bill Buckner, Billy Cundiff, Bobby Bowden, Dan Goodale, Doug Gottlieb, Duke Blue Devils, Ed Reed, ESPN, Florida State Seminoles, Joe Flacco, Joe Paterno, Kyle Williams, Lee Evans, Michael Snaer, NaVorro Bowman, NFL, North Carolina Tar Heels, Patrick Willis, Penn State Nittany Lions, Ray Lewis, San Diego State Aztecs, San Francisco 49ers, Serena Williams, Steve Bartman, Super Bowl, Terrell Suggs, Tim Shelton
Photo courtesy of bensalloutblitz.blogspot.com. If San Francisco wants any chance against Drew Brees and the potent New Orleans offensive attack, NaVorro Bowman (pictured above) will have to bring his "A" game on Saturday.
By Josh Kramer
We have gone from 32 to 12 to 8. By the end of this weekend, we will be at 4. Wild-Card weekend lived up to its name. It was a weekend of “Wild Cards.” Namely, Mr. Tim Tebow. Enough time has been spent discussing Tebow as of late though. How about the phenomenal play of Eli Manning and Drew Brees? Perhaps Eli actually is an “elite” quarterback as he stated this summer? A win at Lambeau on Sunday could do a lot to ensure that the Eli-haters stay at a minimum. This is really the stage when the “Men” are separated from the “Boys.” The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and not looking ahead is simply impossible. Let’s focus on the present though.
New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers
The Word: This is your classic “Offense” versus “Defense” matchup. If Vic Fangio (49ers D-Coordinator) can develop a scheme to slow down Drew Brees and the amazing Saints offense, he will be known as “Lord” Fangio by the entire country. Continue reading
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Tagged AFC, Alex Smith, Baltimore Ravens, Brett Favre, Denver Broncos, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, James Harrison, Jim Harbaugh, NaVorro Bowman, New England Patriots, New Orlean's Saints, New York Giants, NFC, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, T.J. Yates, Tim Tebow, Troy Polamalu, Vic Fangio