I didn't get to bed until the wee hours last night because I was putting together 18 Plays. I've had neither the time nor honestly the desire to scan the web for stuff today (weeks after a loss are usually like that), but I did like Dr. Z's power rankings. He did a good job explaining the ebb and flow of the game and is to this point the only commentator to mention that the Colts were missing linebackers (and not just Marvin Harrison). I also heard a first: Chris Mortensen said that:
"The Titans are winning despite Vince Young's struggles."
I can't tell you how relieved I am that someone actually pointed this out. At some point, the world has to wake up to the fact that that defense is legit, and Young simply isn't playing up to the quality of the rest of his team.
My war with the Pats fans continues much as it has for the last couple of days. We have settled down in to just two categories: nice guys who had a good laugh and sickos. To the nice guys out there who root for the Pats, I say good luck, hope your team stays healthy so we can have legit epic rematch in January with no excuses for anyone. To the sickos (and they far out number the people who are decent). . . I usually just mock them.
As it turns out we've had a LOAD of traffic from the Boston site "Sonofsamhorn.com". Which explains the virulent nature of a lot of the email. One guy actually bothered to download 18 Plays and then wrote me this morning to say:
You guys are such homers it makes me sick. It makes my physically sick.
This was about the 10th message from this guy. We had earlier dialogued about whether some of his earlier comments were racist (Tony Dungy looks like a crack user said Mr. Personality). Of course, I responded to him as I always do when people accuse of being homers. . .
OF COURSE WE ARE HOMERS! OUR WEBSITE IS CALLED 18to88.com!
Let me be clear for those of you out there that seem confused about Demond and I:
1. We are Colts fans.
2. We run a website for Colts fans.
3. We don't make any money doing it, and we have no agenda other than to be funny (defined by: whatever makes us laugh at each other) and promote our team.
4. Although. . . we can be bought if anyone is interested. . . no? Ok, no harm in asking.
Again, I sort of thought all that was sort of self evident. . . but apparently it isn't.
88 Reasons to Hate the Patriots is now the second most viewed page in 18to88 history, still some 32,000 views behind our Star Wars NFL predictions. Which basically proves that love (of Star Wars) is stronger than hate (of the Patriots). Let's hope that always holds true.