The playoffs are approaching, and Week 15 kicked off what I consider the most important three weeks of the regular season. Just like any season, there are plenty of teams on the bubble going in, and Week 15 is when you start seeing the pain kick in, as teams on the cusp of the post season have their hopes crushed. Hope the Trekkies can enjoy this one.
1. Improbable AND Impossible...take that Dr. Spock!!!
This week, we saw the two best teams in the league duke it out. It's too bad the Super Bowl can't always consist of the two best teams. In my opinion the Giants and Cowboys are the best teams in the league. On one hand, you have the Giants who should be reeling from the loss of Plaxico Burress, but seem to be moving on without him. On the other hand, you have the Cowboys who were knee deep in drama with a divided locker room, and an owner questioning the Marion Barber's toughness. What makes the teams great is their defenses that, despite the final score on Sunday night, are for the most part hitting on all cylinders. The Cowboys were my preseason pick to win the Super Bowl and I'm sure I wasn't alone in that thought at that time. However, I may stand with less when I say that they are still my favorite to win it all. Hopefully they don’t make me look silly by missing the playoffs.
2. Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a referee!!!
Ravens fans are not going to let this one go, but I will go on the record and say that was a touchdown. I understand the call could go either way, and I have many that will disagree with me. I saw the ball breaking the plane. I watched the replay several times, and I saw a TD. The point in question here is, can that play have been used as irrefutable evidence to change the call either way. Too close to call. I wouldn't be surprised if someone said the refs decided on a coin flip. Either way, it would be nice to see both of these teams meet in the playoffs and have the game decided in a less controversial way.
3. 19 Down, only 4 more to Chekov
The Ware Watch is in full effect. Two games left. Can DeMarcus Ware get 4 more sacks? Never thought I would cheer for a Cowboy to break an NFL record, but Strahan's faux sack record needs to fall. I never looked at Brett Favre the same after his prima-donna-ish move to be purposely sacked by Strahan which broke the previous NFL record. Ware leads a defense that is now healthy, at full strength and off any suspensions. While the Steelers defense is the favorite is ranked as the best defense in the NFL (and considered one of the best all-time), I think the Cowboys make a strong case to be 2nd at this point in the season.
4. You can beam me up now, Tony
I hope Tony Siragusa will always have a commentator/analyst job. His comment, comparing his vertical to that of Santana Moss had me nearly rolling on the floor. Goose is a funny guy, and his humorous blurbs are much welcome. On the flip-side, you get Tony Kornheiser. Get this guy out of there. He’s worse than Dennis Leary. If the NFL and their partnering networks want to reach the fan-base that’s going to keep their league atop all sports in the U.S., they can’t have old Korny making comments about the random things he talks about. Let’s keep Korny on PTI (where I can avoid him), and lets see if we can move Goose into the booth on Monday nights. I guarantee that he would be exponentially more entertaining than Korny. A Tony for a Tony.