DBB Administrative Announcement
I am heading to Ireland for the next two weeks. But through the magic of the internet I will be posting right up until Saturday. Andrew Dannehy will be writing previews for each of the other teams in the NFC North next week and Reverend Dave may even be weighing in from time to time.
I will return on Monday September 7th with my annual Fifty Prognostications, Pontifications & Ponderings on the 2015 NFL Season and then we’ll dive into the 2015 season.
Aaron Rodgers & I Share Common Ground
Presented without comment, from PFT:
“It’s difficult to lose a guy like that in a meaningless game,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “I think a lot of players around the league probably do [dislike preseason games]. At least cut it down, maybe, to a couple.”
Okay, one comment. He’s right. Players don’t want these games. Fans don’t want to pay for these games. But none of this will change until the players go into a labor negotiation with ownership and actually negotiate. You know, ask for stuff and then fight for that stuff.
Bears Substantial Underdogs to Win North
According to Paddy Power, in the NFC only the Washington Redskins have longer odds (14/1) to win their division. The Bears over/under is currently set at 7 games.
Sun-Times Stoops to Another Low
Everyone knows my affinity for the beat writers covering the Chicago Bears. Adam Jahns is, of course, my favorite but I have tons of respect for Brad Biggs and really enjoy Rich Campbell. But I am constantly amazed by the horrid quality of work coming from the city’s columnists.
From Rick Morrissey, who I try to ignore:
If you’re a Bears fan, is it OK to feel bad for Jordy Nelson?
How about this: If you’re a Bears fan, is it OK to feel bad for the Packers about Jordy Nelson?
I think I already know the answers.
I don’t encourage you to go and read the rest of the “column” but it reads like DaBearsBlog did when it started in 2005: fueled by alcohol and idiocy. The injury to Jordy Nelson and others across the league has actually raised particular issues worthy of discussion by major newspaper columnists. Morrissey is not a major anything.
Jim McMahon on Dan Patrick Show