- As I suspected, the Vikings had no use for the idea that John Marty and Linda Runbeck floated the other day concerning the Metrodome. Apparently the local politicos still don't get something that should be obvious. The Vikings don't care about your precious infrastructure, people. It isn't a selling point to the Vikings that light rail lines can bring fans to the game. The Vikings want fans to drive to the game, so they can charge fans for parking. That is why downtown Minneapolis is, and will always be, a nonstarter. Zygi Wilf wants land, not infrastructure. The only infrastructure he wants is big honking highways that bring people to his parking lot. Light rail lines are a detriment, guys.
- Disappointing game in East Lansing last night for the Badgers. There's no use in playing shoulda coulda woulda, I suppose, but because it will get lost otherwise, I do want to call one play to everyone's attention, since I believe it was instrumental in turning the game. During the second quarter, the Badgers were driving and had moved the ball to about the Michigan State 15 yard line. Montee Ball was stopped on a second down play about a yard short of the first down and took a helmet-to-helmet shot in the process. The penalty should have been called, but it wasn't. After the play, Ball momentarily lost his balance and had to leave the game for the rest of the half. At that point in the game, the Badgers were leading 14-9. If the penalty gets called, the Badgers have the ball on about the Michigan State 8 yard line with 3 chances to score a touchdown that would have made the score 21-9. Instead, the Badgers end up getting stopped on 3rd down, line up for a field goal, get the kick blocked and the entire game turns. Ball did come back into the game later on, but I really wonder about that sequence.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Switching browsers with the new computer, so this post is more of a test than anything else to see if the functionality is better. But since you don't want to read a test post, a few thoughts: