Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AZ Tidbits

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bills

The Cardinals fell to the Bills 33-18 today in Buffalo.  The Cardinals fall to 1-2 on the season.  The Cardinals are a real frustrating team to watch this season.  I think they got a bit full of themselves over the offseason and perhaps didn't put in the work they needed to.  I'll say the same for GM Steve Keim and his staff, they seem to think they can just plug anyone into their system and will run smoothly, that's obviously not the case.   At this point they are playing a real sloppy, undisciplined brand of football and they'd better shake that soon.  

Observations:
  • The Cardinals need to vary their offense a bit from all the long pass attempts.  
  • I always get worried when the Cardinals play 2 time zones away and have an early start
  • Chandler Catanzaro's 60 yard field goal was the Cardinals highlight of the game. 
  • They're not going to win many games when Carson Palmer throws 4 interceptions
  • I suspect that the Cardinals will have a new long snapper next week. 
  • David Johnson did his part with 111 total yards and 2 touchdowns. 
  • The Cardinals offensive line needs to do a better job of protecting Carson Palmer.
  • James Bettcher continues to look like he is in over his head.  
  • Turnovers:  Cardinals 5, Bills 1 
  • Total Yards:  Cardinals 348, Bills 297
  • Rushing Yards:  Bills 208, Cardinals 88
  • Time of Possession:  Cardinals 34:00, Bills 26:00
  • That was an impressive interception by Patrick Peterson. 
  • The Cardinals rushing defense needs to toughen up. 
  • It would be nice to see Robert Nkemdiche in the lineup.  
  • Chris Johnson needs more than 2 touches.  
  • It was nice to see WR John Brown back on the field.  
  • Tony Jefferson continues to play well in Tyrann Mathieu's old role. 
  • Chandler Jones now has 3 sacks in 3 games for the Cardinals. 
  • Apparently Rex Ryan was right to fire his Offensive Coordinator last week. 
  • Up next?  Los Angeles Rams next Sunday in Glendale. 

Vikings 22, Panthers 10

The Vikings knocked off the Panthers 22-10 today in Charlotte.  The Vikings improved to 3-0 with this win.  This was an impressive win, the Vikings fell behind 10-0, and were reeling, but then scored the final 22 points of the game, on the road, against the defending NFC Champions.  The story of the game was really the Vikings defense, Cam Newton was constantly under duress and the Panthers running game struggled as the game progressed.  The offense is still struggling, but that's understandable with a new QB and a backup RB and LT, hopefully they can improve as the season progresses.  3-0 feels good, keep it rolling Vikings!  

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Between Two Ferns

This is hilarious.

Arizona State 51, California 41

The Sun Devils knocked off California 51-41 last night in Tempe.  Arizona State improves to 4-0 on the season.  You have to give the Sun Devils credit, Cal was dominating early but ASU kept answering and staying close only to have another really good 4th quarter to put this one away.  They have been really good late in games this season, that's a good trait to have.  They will need to tighten things up on defense though if they hope to finish the season strong.  Nice win Sun Devils!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Minnesota 31, Colorado State 24

The Gophers improved to 3-0 on the season today with a 31-24 win over Colorado State in Minneapolis.  The Gophers led for most of this game and were definitely the more physical team, but they just couldn't put Colorado State away, it was much too close for comfort at the end.  The Gophers defense is really young and inexperienced and it really showed today on all of the screens and misdirection plays that Colorado State used.  A win is a win though, those young guys are gaining experience and will be better players down the road, I'll take it, keep it going Gophers!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

POTpourri

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Top 10 Summer TV Shows 2016

Sadly, summer is nearing it's official end, and given that, I think that it's time that I rate the summer TV season.  Overall, I was pretty happy, I was plenty entertained for most of the summer.  Anyways, here goes, my Top 10 Television shows for the summer of 2016:  
  1. Summer Olympics (NBC) 
  2. O.J. Made in America (ESPN) 
  3. Brain Dead (CBS) 
  4. American Gothic (CBS) 
  5. Zoo (CBS) 
  6. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX) 
  7. Tyrant (FX) 
  8. Mr. Robot (USA)
  9. Aquarius (NBC) 
  10. Animal Kingdom (TNT) 
I love the Summer Olympics, I could have watched that all summer long.  "O.J. Made in America" is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.  "Brain Dead" was a lot of fun.  "American Gothic" provided some nice summer suspense.  "Zoo" continued where they left off last season.  Denis Leary is great in "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll".  It was interesting to watch them flip the script on "Tyrant".  "Mr. Robot" slipped a bit from last summer but was/is still worth a watch.  I thought that "Aquarius" was much better this summer than last summer.  I really enjoyed "Animal Kingdom", it was kind of a cross between "Point Break" and "Alpha Dog".   For the record, I didn't watch "The Night Of" but I have heard rave reviews on it and I will watch the first chance I get.

Previous Summers: 201520142013

Monday, September 19, 2016

Donald Trump's Greatest Hits

It's hard to believe that some people actually want this idiot as our next President.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vikings 17, Packers 14

The Vikings improved to 2-0 tonight with a 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.  The Vikings and the Giants are now the only 2 teams in the NFC with 2-0 records.  What a way to break in the new U.S. Bank Stadium.  You had to be impressed with Sam Bradford, especially considering he was only acquired 2 weeks ago.  I'm getting excited about this team, great defense, solid QB play, emerging stars, great coaching, it's going to be a fun season.

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Cardinals 40, Buccaneers 7

The Cardinals woke up this week with a 40-7 win over the Buccaneers today at University of Phoenix Stadium.  The Cardinals improve to 1-1 on the season.  This was a big win for the Cardinals coming off last week loss to the Patriots.  An 0-2 start would have been disastrous to them.  They played like they had something to prove today and it was good to see.  Keep it rolling Cards.

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