Monday, September 29, 2008

The Tides Are Turning

It's week 4 of the NFL season and over the past few weeks I've noticed something about the landscape of today's NFL. It's changed. Right in front of our has changed. We have entered a new era of players. I'm not sure why or how it suddenly changed, but it has.

Call me stupid, but I don't remember the last time a rookie class has been this significant. I'll throw out some names. Matt Ryan, Joe Flaaco, Kevin Smith, DeSean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Darren McFadden, Chris Johnson, Jonathan Stewart just to name a few. These rookies are making an impact.

Further, right before our eyes, Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler have become 2 of the top 5 quarterbacks in the league. Yes, we still have Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the league (although they are down and out), but it just seems like we've just entered a new era of players. Does it just happen like this or am I just the only one realizing this?

It seems the game is also changing. Coordinators are getting better. So much so that players can no longer dominate like they once could. I know the scoring numbers this season are down compared to seasons past. LT is still great, but he's not dominate, like he was 2 years ago. What I think happens more effectively now is teams can stop a dominate player, which forces a team's weaker players to step up or fail (lose).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Michael Phelps Saturday Night Live

Michael Phelps was the host on Saturday Night Live last nite. In this segment Phelps is a guest on the "Charles Barkley Show". Is Phelps funny? NO. Not many athletes are. Peyton Manning, yes, it about it ends there. Anyhow, the other dudes bring a few laughs.