Thursday, September 08, 2011

NFL Season Kickoff: Saints @ Packers, 5:30p

Well, here comes football, the big bully on the block to whom everyone listens and gives up their lunch money. Baseball takes a back seat as of today, and frankly, it's baseballs's own damn fault.

Lack of pennant races makes this September 2011 even more unexciting, thanks in large part to having seven of the eight playoff spots largely locked. Arizona has a seven-game lead, Milwaukee an 8.5 game lead and Philly a ten-game lead. Atlanta is up seven games in the Wild Card, so dont shed a tear for them. Meanwhile, the Yanks are up two over the wild-card lock Red Sox, and Detroit owns the Central by nine.

The only race is in the AL West, with the Rangers only 2.5 games ahead of the Angels. That's moderately interesting, I suppose; in the league's smallest division, half the teams are vying for a post-season berth.

Sure, if the MLB playoffs expand to five teams per league, then maybe we'd be excited for the last wild-card spot in each league (Tampa Bay and the Angels are a half-game apart, while St. Louis and San Francisco are a game apart). But really, would we care that much about the fifth-best team in each league? Probably not.

This isn't so much of a stretch run as a stretch dirge. And without my horse in the race, I probably won't get excited until the MLB playoffs actually begin and the stakes increase.

I was just down at the gym and saw Bob Costas traipsing around on the field, and Kid Rock or someone doing a pre-game concert. Yawn. I honestly don't think I am ready for some football yet. But I am ready for some excitement, somewhere.

64 comments:

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

This pregame shit takes too long. Screw Kid Rock, I want football dammit!

MR.F said...

Wotcher, y'all.

MR.F said...

I didn't even realize that Kid Rock was still relevant.

MR.F said...

Damn. Mayhaps I should have started Jordy!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCKER

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Who wants to trade for Colston?

MR.F said...

What happened to Colston? (not watching... at work)

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

He fumbled the ball on the Saints' second play of the game.

GODDAMMIT I HATE FOOTBALL.

MR.F said...

Jer Majesty!!!

MR.F said...

Wow, MRLAAC, 25 minutes into the new season and you already hate football!!!!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

What can I say, I'm fickle.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Guys in the Bud Light ad are wearing Martin Gramatica jerseys. Stylish.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK FOOTBALL.

MR.F said...

Damnit, I really should have started Jordy.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

STOOPID 35-YARD KICKOFF I HATE IT

MR.F said...

Your hate will make you powerful!!!

NicJ said...

Stupid saints D is killing my FF team.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

TOUCHDOWN MEACHEM!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

My faith in football has been restored!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Now I hate football again.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Shut up, Al Michaels, nobody has been talking about the Saints.

MR.F said...

This is quite the roller coaster ride for you, MRLAAC.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Dammit, Colston can't do shit.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I'm such a thread whore.

(punches wall)

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK YOU COLSTON

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(cries)

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Woohoo, first punt of the game!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

DARREN SPROLES, MOTHERFUCKERS!

MR.F said...

Boo, first FG of the game.

Josh S. said...

Yes, I approve of Darren Sproles as well.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Hate for football: rising...

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK THIS SHIT

Josh S. said...

Love for football: Rising.

Fred's Brim said...

I can't give half a shit for football right now. It usually takes me 3-4 weeks into the season before I can get into it and at that point my Bills are already out of it

MR.F said...

Sad times, FB.

MR.F said...

Be-tee-dubs,
Nice facebook avatar, MRLAAC.

Josh S. said...

45 points already after one half. That's good, right?

MR.F said...

But the points are cursed!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Thanks, NPH!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(cries)

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(rams head into wall)

NicJ said...

Fuck the saints are killImg me.

MR.F said...

Wow.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(removes head from wall)

MR.F said...

Jeebus this game is nuts.

Spank Horst said...

FB's my hero!

Josh S. said...

So, are defensive players still locked out?

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Big 3-and-out. Saints have had Packer D on the field for most of the third quarter.

Fernie V said...

My town is having our version of comic con. Thinking taking my twins toddlers, anyone think that would be a bad idea.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

FUCK

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(punches wall with both fists)

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SC, I feel like your therapist needs to get a look at this thread transcript.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

My therapist keeps billing me for damage to his walls.

MR.F said...

Hey MRLAAC, it's a 1 possession game!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Hope...fading...

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(rams body into wall)

MR.F said...

I hope your body can survive an entire NFL season, MRLAAC.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

My walls are made of Styrofoam anyways, so it's easy on my body and my wallet.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Next week, Josh is going to be my best friend, but Mr. C will be my worst enemy.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

No doubt about it, I'm very depressed over that loss. But they managed a one-possession game against the reigning champs in one of the toughest stadiums in the NFL.

That's very encouraging.

Steve Sax said...

I didn't get any badges today.

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, have you noticed more September callups in your badge opportunities?