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The NFL Returns

Football is back!!!

And life is... full of joys and pain, ups and downs.

My beloved Jets played the despised Cowboys in the season's first Sunday night game, and played... ah... not nearly as well as I would have hoped. Though there were high points. Revis, of course. Plaxico Burress looked pretty good for a guy who has been in prison the past two years. Dustin Keller was great, as always, and LaDamian Tomlinson had a few good moments. Even so, the Cowboys came to play, their Rob Ryan D was much tougher than I had expected, and Dallas looked to have the game wrapped up early in the fourth quarter.

Fortunately, their QB is still Tony Romo. Who played really well for most of the game, as he often does, only to commit some truly horrendous mistakes at the worst possible times, as he often does. Thereby losing the game. Which is what happened tonight, giving the Jets a great if improbable victory. I really do need to buy a cardiac defibrillator in Jets green; I swear, this team is going to kill me one of these nights.

Revis deserves a lot of credit for the Jets win. So does Mike Westoff, Joe McKnight, and the Trufant kid who ran in the blocked punt for a TD. Oh, and Jim Leonhard, who ran down what would have been the Cowboys' game-clinching TD and knocked the runner out of bounds inside the five, setting up the crucial Romo fumble that started the tide to turning.

But mostly of the credit goes to Romo.

As for the Giants... sigh... the less said, the better. They got embarrassed by the Redskins and Rex Grossman, f'r chrissakes. How humiliatin'. It could be a long season for Big Blue.

But hey... football is back!!



Sep. 12th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
I always wondered what happened in your household when the Redskins beat the Giants :-> Go, ex-UF Gator Rex!
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
sexy rexy does it again!
Sep. 12th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
we were usually very civilized
there were a couple of games during the playoffs (remember when the 'skins would get into the playoffs? ah, good times for old DC) that we watched in separate rooms, for the sake of our relationship. But when the Giants weren't playing the 'Skins I'd be cheering for the Giants, and not just because they were George's team.

My reasons for renouncing my support of the 'Skins were multiple - from Dan Snyder rapidly becoming one of the worst meddling and arrogant owners in the NFL to his refusal to consider a name change for the team that wouldn't be quite so offensive, which I know many 'Skins fans did support, to when he hired that showboater Deion Sanders, to the gouging of long-time season ticket holders whose loyalty to the team stretched back decades before the lobbyists and corporations realized that having luxury boxes to entertain the big wigs was a good thing.

I'll always love and honor Sonny, Sammy Baugh, Riggo, and other players and coaches who played for the 'Skins when I was younger, but since Snyder bought the team, I found myself caring less and less about the team, until I realized that I had lost all interest in the 'Skins and their fate on Sundays.

That being said, how about that great comeback of the Jets last night? Beating the Cowboys on opening night, now that was sweet.


George R.R. Martin
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