Thursday, September 4, 2008

Are you ready for some Football..

Guys, it's that time of the year again..that's right, football season is here and we're heading into Week 1. With the NFL season kicking off this Thursday night as the Giants host the Redskins, I can't help but wonder what everyone's predictions will be for this upcoming season. I'm already trying to put out my predictions and say that the Patriots (with a healthy Tom Brady, who is not playing this Sunday) will go all the way to the Super Bowl once again. Even with this said, my prediction for this season's Super Bowl Champs will have to be San Diego (I think they're just a better team).

On that note, should Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman still play with two torn left knee ligaments? Merrimen (two Pro-Bowls and over 30 sacks in his 3 seaons) publicly aknowledged his injury and possibly putting his teammates at risk as well by ignoring his doctors' recommendation for surgery. I don't want to underestimate an injured player's abilities because we all know that Merriman will still be as dangerous on the field with an injured knee, but how long can he withstand it and will his short career come to an end when his knee finally gives out?

It's actually getting real late (or real early) at 2:30am, but I just wanted to say a few things about Brett Favre leaving his 16 seasons with the Packers and trying to start a new thing with the Jets. For some people, it's always at your best that you should possibly think of leaving the game, well like most retired sports icons/legends (for example, Jordan) they always tend to come back. (Jordan however came back and showed everyone why he is who he is.) I'm afraid that I'm going to have to say that I doubt Brett's abilities to accomplish anything major with the Jets. I'm not hating on him, but I do think that his time is over, and we'll definitely see this weekend when he faces the Dolphins, whose QB, Chad Pennington, is the one he replaced coming to the Jets.
While at work discussing this weekend's game, a buddy of mine stated that Tom Brady will be in fact playing this Sunday (discussed on sports talk radio this morning). Also, he is forcing me to pick a team from the NFC for the Super Bowl run so I decided to pick the Dallas Cowboys (for reasons that I will not share).
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go JETS!!!!! Sorry I don't see the Eagles making it even if they did they will still lose. Philly's curse. Still Go JETS!