Saturday, August 06, 2011

08/06 (Very) Quickie

*Pro Football Hall of Fame induction: I went through a period in the mid- to late-90s where I really didn't like the NFL.

The story that won me back? The first year of the "Greatest Show on Turf" Rams, featuring Kurt Warner -- the greatest individual story in NFL history -- and Marshall Faulk.

Faulk was such a good fit with Martz's system, it's hard to think of a better fit in NFL history (OK: Montana and Walsh's West Coast Offense). I don't mean to suggest Faulk was a "system" RB -- simply that it maximized his extraordinary talents.

*Prime Time... Prime Time... Prime Time...: No greater showman in NFL history. And, by the way, one of the Top 5 most brilliant athletes that ever played football.

*Now loving the Phillies/Giants rivalry. (Way more interesting than the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry.)

*Yankees beat Sox, now in 1st: I live in New York, and still I'm left wondering: How did that happen?

*Tim Tebow issues clarification: Mainly because of the standard overreaction to anything Tebow.

*Tiger: I think most people were waiting to see how he'd do in the third round of his comeback. It's one thing to play well on Thursday or even Friday. Let's see how things go today.

*I grew up a massive Bears fan; I'm very happy for Richard Dent.

-- D.S.

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