Well, sort of…
This past weekend, the Vkings and Saints game was as sloppy as JWOW and Snooki boozin on the Shore. That being said, it was fun, entertaining, and should not have been decided by the flip of a coin. I feel 100% certain that whoever got that ball 1st was going to win that game, which makes you wonder why this overtime tradition hasn’t been tweaked. The NFL used to have a goalpost in the front of the endzone, it had players playing both offense and defense and they wore very little pads. Like everything else, football evolved!
The high flying offenses of the NFL today, compared to the days of Red Grange and Bart Starr, are changing the emphasis from the days of great defenses having the advantage in an overtime scenario. NCAA football gives both teams an opportunity from the 25 yard line, and takes away the coin flip from being a factor. Baseball has extra innings where both teams get to hit, the NBA has an overtime where both teams can score, and the NHL took it a step further with shootouts.
Anybody who says its “tradition” and shouldn’t be changed, then you clearly haven’t evolved to what sports have become in 2010. have the best solution. One team gets ball. If they score on first drive, they have to kick off to other team and they have to go down the field to tie or try to win. If the first team doesn’t score on initial drive, game changes to sudden death. Not sure what the downside is. Its a shame Favre and the Vikings had to watch their season end from the sidelines.
Every week, I get the list of keywords that drives our audience to us. It’s one of my favorite emails to get, to see what off-the-wall things drive you people to the green glow of ArmAss. So, I decided to try and make a weekly log of it, or at least as often as I can bring myself to do it. Here’s this week’s Search Fails:
- fucking robot girlfriend
- donkey show stories
- pissy splashback
- football player grabbing crotch
Tim Tebow is going to be featured in a Super Bowl ad with his mommy. It’s a “Focus on the Family” ad, which is basically an anti abortion ad. I really don’t care what anyone thinks on this issue but I don’t think this sort of thing belongs during the Super Bowl. Remember a few years back when everyone had a hissy fit about the non issue of Janet Jackson’s boob? Currently, every other commercial is about getting a stiffy. After this one airs, your kids are going to ask you, “what’s an abortion?” Super.
First the crying, now this. Really, Tebow. This is ridiculous. I don’t know about you guys, but I prefer my athletes to be a little bit more manly. I am raising a son with love and kindness, I hope he grows up to be a good hearted person. I also hope he is a competitive beast on the field and on the ice. A MAN. There is no crying in baseball/football/hockey/basketball. You can be disappointed, and okay, you can cry, but go somewhere private. Holy hell. And then just prepare for your future as a professional athlete, don’t go all Jon Kitna on me. Next you’ll be guaranteeing wins that could not possibly ever come to pass.
If you’re going to run an ad with the pretext of planned parenthood with a college quarterback, give me one with Colt McCoy for Trojan saying, “No glove, no love,” or some such. More appropriate for the occasion and more appropriate for your kids too. I would rather explain that one. Maybe he’s not the best spokesperson for that, but Tebow is not exactly the best anti abortion spokesman either.
Advocacy advertising sucks. Can’t we just go back to a world where, during commercial breaks, Spuds McKenzie makes a comeback, horses dance, and scantily clad humans dance around half barrels?
Obama, who I thought was a Chicago Bears Fan, is apparently hopping on the Saints bandwagon for the Super Bowl.
“You know, I think both teams are terrific,” he said. “I guess I am rooting a little bit for the Saints as the underdog, partly just because when I think about what’s happened in New Orleans over the last several years and how much that team means to them. You know, I’m pretty sympathetic.”
What. Ever. I am so tired of hearing this crap. I’m pretty sure (but correct me if I am wrong) that the people of New Orleans would prefer some more money from the government instead of the President rooting for their team. It is totally the obvious thing to say. Maybe you could say, “I’m pulling for them because they’ve never made it to the Super Bowl before and that would be really cool for the people of New Orleans.” Or “Peyton Manning has become tedious and I’d prefer not to look at him daily for another year,” although I suppose that would be very unbecoming of a President.
This, “the people of wherever need this win” stuff is irritating. I would know, I am a fan of a Detroit team. “The people of Detroit need the Red Wings to win because they have no jobs.” Well, yeah, that would be cool, but what Michiganders really need are employment opportunities. I’d say they need the Lions to win too and you all know how that’s been working out for them.
Personally? I’m pulling for the Colts. The people of Indianapolis really need the Colts to win because their city is far lamer than New Orleans. They are the ones who need an excuse to celebrate.
- @jennyquarx http://bit.ly/8Lzcha THAT’S GOLD, JENNY, GOLD! #
- @sportspickle While possibly the funniest your blackness is closer to Dirk Nowizki. in reply to sportspickle #
- @sportspickle I thought you were actually a warehouse of underpaid Slovakian children. My bad. Asa la malaka. in reply to sportspickle #
- @JimmyTraina phenominal last show. The end will get you in the ticker. in reply to JimmyTraina #
- @jennyquarx I just tuned in the Penguins/Flyers game because of you. We’ll see if I’m swayed. #
- Wow Indianapolis has some low rent cheerleaders. Are they also Denny’s waitresses? #
- Oh snap. Brett Favre still harboring a grudge against Green Bay. #
- As did Elway. Sanchez to HOF!!! RT @sportspickle: What? Mark Sanchez hugged his father?! The Jets are going to win! #
- @jennyquarx It was kind of like watching a Wes Anderson movie. I didn’t REALLY get it but felt cooler for doing it. in reply to jennyquarx #
- Damn! You got zinged by the Subway guy! See if he’ll sell you his old mumu RT @sportspickle: RT @JaredCastle @sportspickle You’re an idiot. #
- Ha ha ha ha ha! Oh sweet Jebus! Hahaha! RT @JaredCastle: Liberal America got it’s wish with the #Saints. Those calls were a joke in OT. #NFL #