- The Big Ten isn't much better, is it? Ohio State almost got beat by Navy, Iowa should have been beaten by Northern Iowa and my beloved Badgers fell asleep against hated Northern Illinois. The Gophers won in overtime against Syracuse, but weren't exactly impressive, either. And Night Writer's Missouri Tigers kicked the Illini all over St. Louis. I don't think it's going to be pretty this year.
- The watched parts of a few games yesterday and the best team I saw was Cal, which just hammered a pretty good Maryland team. Notre Dame looks much improved, too. Michael Floyd, the former Cretin star, was dominant. It's quite possible that in a few years, when Floyd hits the NFL, that he will be as good a wide receiver as another Minnesota product, Larry Fitzgerald.
- By the way, isn't Cretin Derham-Hall just an amazing program? They have produced Paul Molitor, Chris Weinke, Steve Walsh, Joe Mauer, Michael Floyd and now Seantrel Henderson, who is ranked the number one potential recruit in the country. You'd be hard pressed to find another high school anywhere that has produced so many talented people.
- The NFL starts next week and the biggest news were the cuts. Nothing too surprising happened with the Vikings. John David Booty wasn't good enough to be on the team. It will be interesting to see what the Vikes decide regarding the backup quarterback situation. The word was they were shopping Tarvaris Jackson, but it was wise not to trade him. I know that most Vikings fans doubt his ability, but I still think he has upside. If he'd been available on the waiver wire, I would have wanted the Packers to pick him up as a backup.
- As for my beloved Packers, not too many surprises, either. Ruvell Martin has been a contributor for the past few years, but he was always the 4th or 5th receiver, so it's no shock to see that he didn't make the team. No one else that was a contributor last year has disappeared, either.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
The Weekend in Football
Football has kinda snuck up on me this year but now it seems like things are happening. A few quick observations: