So what do we know about this NFL season thus far?
Are the Colts really that bad or conversely is Peyton Manning so integral that with him they're a borderline playoff team and arguably the worst team we've seen in a while without him? It's hard to believe they could fall completely apart like that.
We have learned Donovan McNabb is washed up. If we didn't know it already, we learned it yesterday after watching a rookie QB in his first start, Christian Ponder, make the Vikings look more like the playoff team of a couple of years ago than the mess they've looked like early this year.
Who would you put on the list of teams that you think could beat the Packers? I'll suggest the Saints, the Patriots, the Ravens. Is that it? The Giants' defense might be up to the task but you never know what you're going to get with that offense. And I wouldn't bet any money on even those teams succeeding.
This is meant to be an open thread, so talk about anything you'd like, except for maybe Tim Tebow. Are you hoping he fails, like I, just so we don't have to hear about him constantly? I am impressed with the play of most of the young rookie and second-year quarterbacks.
Are we now looking at a seven-game World Series, after the Rangers won last night? The series is tied at 2-2. I think the Rangers need to win tonight before I can say it'll go seven games and obviously I feel the Rangers need to win tonight in order for them to have a realistic chance of winning the series. A well-played game last night for the part and a superb pitching performance by Holland.
Do you want to talk about the Talledega race yesterday or the Chase for the Sprint Cup? To me the two-car tandems are no different than the single-car drafting style of racing from the '70s and '80s. It's pretty boring until you get down near the end and I'd rather have the 43 car pack racing back. The pack racing was certainly dangerous but can anyone say it was more dangerous than having 21 cars driving at nearly 200mph completely blind?
With four races left we're assured of a new champion (to read anyone other than Jimmy Johnson) and to me that's a good thing. I have nothing against Johnson or the 48 team but having that kind of dominance isn't good for the sport in my opinion. Given who has a reasonable chance of winning this thing, I'd like to see Carl Edwards end up winning it. When he didn't try to get to the front with 15 laps left, I felt it was a mistake. Then with two cautions in there that reduced the number of racing laps he'd have to get to the front, you knew it was a mistake. Finishing 10th was frankly lucky, though it could be argued, as I'm sure they would, that if they had started charging earlier, they could've been involved in those last two incidents.