Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My old man rant of the day

When did I turn 60? The world is moving too freaking fast for me. By nature, I abhor hype. I realize that this works against my role as a blogger, in which I'm supposed to yell and bluster and rant and get all worked up over whatever. But by my nature, I get worn out when people start to get shrill. So now, I'm trying to write up my Jacksonville experience, still have to get 18 Plays out for this week, and come up with Eyes in the backfield for Friday, but the joke is...



Good Lord, people, can't we even just take care of the immediate crisis of playing a 4-2 team on the road 6 days after a physical game against Jacksonville? I swear my eye is twitching from the media coverage of Nov 4. Honestly, I've stopped even caring about who's better between Manning and Brady. Some of you older readers can help me out, but I don't remember these kinds of debates during the 80s and 90s when there was Montana, Elway, and Marino, and later Favre, Aikman and Young. Geeze, now those are great arguments, and maybe that's why they didn't happen with the same intensity, there were too many candidates. Or had we all just decided it was Joe Montana? Today, we have two real QBs and two real teams. With McNabb and Palmer struggling, there is no one even close to the Brady/Manning stratosphere.

All the hype might just kill me.

I'll have our recap of the weekend posted on 18t088 later today. 18 Plays will occur when Demond and I have time (maybe tomorrow night??). I'm really enjoying the emails and comments on the blog. They keep us working hard and having fun. Thanks.

Demond Sanders: By my count this is the seventh monster game between these teams (depending on if you count the regular season game of 2003 which took place before the teams were rivals). You know it is bad when even the fans of the teams involved are bored by the amount of coverage. The media should do us a favor and restrict it to the week leading up to the game. They won't, of course.


Zac said...

Found this blog a couple weeks ago and love it. Keep up the good work!

John said...

...but I don't remember these kinds of debates during the 80s and 90s

Where would we have held such arguments? Without the pervasive, interactive technology underpinning today's World Wide Web, there was no way to effectively hold a national argument except through media intermediaries or the ballot box.

Now that everyone has their own personal soapbox to stand on and be heard globally, we need more and easier topics to argue about.

I can't make an informed judgment on global warming, but I can root for Peyton.

Colts Girl said...

Here's a lovely article I think you'll enjoy about Good Vs. Evil:

Dave said...

I'm sure you didn't see this because you were at the game but the ESPN coverage with Stuart "hype machine" Scott, Emmitt and Steve Young immediately went to talking about Pats/Colts. I just sat there and laughed as Steve Young wanted absolutely nothing to do with that conversation and almost took a "Manny" approach to the situation while SS and Emmitt clearly semed bent on the idea that Pats/Colts in 2 weeks will determine whether their children live or die. Young was clearly agitated and annoyed at the hype and basically threw his hands up in submission to the hype. I loved it. If you get a chance to see it, I'd love to hear your comments on their conversation.