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When I was a child, I thought like a child, and followed my grandparents as a Cowboy fan. Then, having come of age, I understood the folly of my formative years and learned to love those whom I had been taught to hate...I still hate the Giants and Eagles, but the 'Skins have taken over my top spot for the last 12 years. Even in my youthful naivete, I still appreciated the consummate professionalism espoused and practiced by Coach Gibbs anywhere I saw him. I truly hate to see him leave this team, and desperately hope Snyder's smart enough to listen to the players and give G.W. the top spot. Continuity in philosophy plus continuity in player/coach relationship sounds like a good combination to me.
posted by newbie1412 at 12:35 PM on January 09
I skipped a lot of posts, having anticipated and understood the general gist of them. The rankings, people. Post-season, pre-season, mid-season...who cares? It's all a four-month fix. The plus-one garbage is just more tweaking by the 15-20 teams who actually have a shot in the present system. A playoff, you say? Great. But it's still set up so that the 25 teams that people just KNOW are going to be good in July get a humongous head start, and the Kansases, Hawai'is, Boises, etc...of the world have to claw their way up and hope someone notices in time to escape the San Diego Federal Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The preseason rankings are an eternal injustice to at least 50 teams a year. There shouldn't be rankings until at least a month into the season. Don't base it on conjecture, speculation, and last season's results. Base it on how they're actually doing. Then, and only then, will we be making progress. Until this happens, I'm making this subjective creature as subjective as it gets. The games are going to be played anyway, so I'll just decide what I think is important, and the omniscient national media can say whatever it wants. And for the love of everything, it's parity, not parody...although, that kind of makes sense, too.
posted by newbie1412 at 12:26 PM on January 09
"...an owner's revolt against bettman..." Not in our lifetime.
posted by newbie1412 at 11:46 AM on December 16
Preseason rankings are a major part of the problem so many people have at the end of each year...particularly those who aren't fans of Buckeyes, Sooners, Trojans, etc. A preseason Top 25 team can lose twice and not lose their ranking (theoretically, of course); while a team that is actually significantly better can win their games and just hope someone notices before it's too late. They shouldn't exist. It smacks of a fix.
posted by newbie1412 at 11:43 AM on December 16
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