Monday, January 11, 2010

Quickie: Cards, Carroll, Kansas, Jeter

This was one of those mornings where you could pick from 3-4 top stories, any one of which would have made for an incredibly strong discussion:

*Pete Carroll leaving USC for the Seahawks, which both signals the erosion of Troy as well as the ascension of Seattle as an intriguing NFL franchise.

*The Patriots getting clobbered, which either signals some sort of painful interregnum of The Dynasty -- or simply its end.

*Kansas losing to Tennessee, not just on its face but for its conditions -- UT playing six scholarship players, on the heels of a terrible team scandal.

*Derek Jeter is getting married to Minka Kelly on November 5! (Ugh...)

But, no: "51-45" -- my favorite of the shorthands for the game -- trumps all of those, both for the insanity of the scoring and the individual performances and the moment it happened -- not just the playoffs, but 7/8 of the way through a remarkably lame Wild Card weekend.

The rest of the NFL playoffs will be hard-pressed to match Cards-Packers, but now that we've excised the unworthy, the prospect of any of the 4 "Top 2" seeds in either conference losing should be more than enough to provide drama.

Complete SN column here, putting it all into perspective. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Mister said...

"The toughest thing is my wife, my parents, close friends have had no idea that I hid it from them all this time."

It's always tough to hide the elephant.

Also could you fix the link on the USF coach wanting his gig back. Maybe he can do the same song as McGuire:

I've been tryin' to get down to
the Heart of the Matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore