From The Cheap Seats
Okay, I took a week off to wash the taste of the Yankees' sweep out of my mouth and I promise to go back to a regular schedule
Are the Cowboys back? They looked impressive against the Eagles Monday, but the Eagles looked damn near extinct to me. From Rodney Peete's first, pathetic, pass, to Tommy Hutton's mis-aimed punt, they were amazingly bad. It's hard to believe they were that dispirited in a midseason Monday night home game against a divisional rival. What are they going to look like in week 16? They looked almost as disinterested as I was. Unlike me, they were still involved, in body if not spirit, after the middle of the third quarter.
I think about as little of Scott Mitchell's talents as anyone, but Bobby Ross's decision to put the Lions' high-powered offense in the hands of a rookie QB from a small school seemed a bit foolhardy at the time. You don't want to put an offense with those receivers and the great Barry Sanders in a situation where you're trying to limit the vulnerability of your QB. In retrospect, it may have been beyond foolhardy. This kid isn't ready for this job and it has showed. Herman Moore is a great receiver who has caught only three passes a game and that lack of a passing game has resulted in a 2-6 record and a general discontent among the troops. Bobby Ross, hailed as the savior when he first showed up, is now on thin ice. Wonder if they still have Wayne Fontes' phone number?
Those Nike ads mocking the NBA strike are pretty good. Samuel L. Jackson's is my favorite. He has the same fawningly enthusiastic attitude about the game of HORSE as the celebrities do in the regular "NBA Basketball
It's FANtastic" commercials.
Jesse "The Body" Ventura is the Governor of Minnesota. I assume Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is in line to be his Chief of Staff. Perhaps the annual budget battles can be held in a cage.
Prince Naseem Hamed is as bizarre a boxer as I've seen. Comparisons keep being made to Ali, but a) Ali never did a dance before he entered the ring b) never did a backflip over the ropes to enter the ring c) actually paid attention to throwing enough punches to win. It will be interesting to see Hamed against a quality opponent. Of course, in modern boxing, you can fight for a decade without ever fighting a quality opponent. As an example, I give you the career of Julio Cesar Chavez.
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