Unfortunately did not get to catch the whole game, I tuned in with about 7 minutes left. Got a lot of love for Ben Simmons. He's a near seven footer who has ball handling like a guard, agility, athleticism, and defensive ability. He's also got a high basketball IQ, he can pass and make mind bottling dunks. Pretty much the whole package. Will be one of the first names called on draft night by Muppet man Adam Silver.
Just as I started watching Buddy Hield went off. Hit back to back threes late in the game to regain the lead for Oklahoma and ended the night 32 points and seven rebounds. I did not see him rebound much late in the game either he got most his boards early on or I was too concentrated on eating my tacos. The last possession in the game for Oklahoma was odd as Isiah Cousins held for the final shot, parking Hield on the free throw line. As time expired, Cousins beat Jalyn Paterson and by a few inches got a pull shot to drain with less then 10 seconds left. It worked and it caused LSU to panic with a timeout remaining and allow Tim Quartermen to run the length of the court to take a highly contested layup that was blocked. Quartermen always does that shit, been watching lotta LSU ball lately. And for a team with that much talent, they are a disappointment. Quartermen and Blakeney, the self professed greatest scorer in high school, play way to much hero ball taking the ball out of Simmons hands. They need to run the offense through Simmons and let Quartermens and Blakeneys game develop off of Simmons.
Such a shame, up by 10 early in the second half and a win over the #1 team would have been huge for their tournament resume.
Tacos were great, can never go wrong with tacos. Except maybe Taco Falls
What he packing down there a stick of pepperoni?
Just listened to the Felger and Mazz telecast. Usually at a time like this I could not bear subjecting myself to Furious Felger and Mousey Mazz. They were of course still talking about the Patriots defeat almost a week after the game. The two most of the time bring up insightful points. Today on their free agenda Friday segment they brought up a quote from a famed former Patriot, Matt Light. Light was a perennial pro bowl tackle for the Patriots in his 11 years. Felger brought up a quote that I thought perfectly captured the lack of success the Patriots offense had last Sunday.
“it’s a horrible place to go play, especially in that circumstance, right? You’ve got the best defense in the league, you’re in their place and you don’t practice a snap count? I mean, it blows my mind that, really, the game was lost because of a snap count, in my opinion.” Light stated. “I don’t think the atmosphere in that offensive line room is the same without a guy like Dante. I don’t think that they practiced their snap count at all, really, to any degree. I mean, we went into a game being able to snap silent count five different ways. Not two. Five. And in that game, I watched them on the snap count and I was blown away. I mean, you’re handcuffing your tackles, and that’s what happens when you don’t effectively run a silent snap count. And it was terrible to watch.” He continued to throw Dave DeGuglielmo under the 18 wheeler, “The snap count, in my opinion, was an abomination. I mean, it was the worst thing you could do to that front five. But the fact that they didn’t throw any three-steps and cut the legs out from the defenders early in that game is mind-boggling to me.”
I know that’s a big quote but it is worth reading. Light essentially confirms the suspicion that the firing of DeGuglielmo was not to mix things up. He was not the right fit for Belichick and the Patriots. What confuses me is if all of what Light is saying is true, specifically that preparation on the offense line was not what it needs to be, is how does Belichick let a guy like that maintain his job. From what Light is saying, it sounds like DeGuglielmo is a lazy bum. And if I had to put my money on it, I would agree with Light. How can you stay content with an extraordinarily banged up line, when you are playing on the road against the #1 defense. If DeGuglielmo believed that the Patriots could get away with the quick passing game to take out the Denver pass rush, that is fine, people should not have a problem with that. THE PROBLEM is that he apparently hung his hat on that. The quick passing game was something the Patriots excelled at and almost everyone thought would play a large role in the Patriots offense, pundits and fans alike. But the fact that a professional coach drew up the same game plan that thousands of 10 year olds did during art class IS DISGUSTING. Deguglielmo, if he’s smart, is packing his shit and getting the fuck out of dodge. Because he is no longer welcome in New England. If we ever see this clown walking the streets of Boston, start heating up your vats of tar and find your satchels of feathers.
Watch Your back
If you saw the facetime video of Gronk doing the weather report you had to know this was coming. By far the best Gronk moment caught on tape. The dude just loves to win football games and 69, what can you say.
almost forgot about this one, priceless.
Even if you are a loser and hate the Patriots, you can not hate Gronk. It's like hating a child who loves life, hating that kid says more about your pathetic life then it does about a human being who from time to time shits him or herself.
The end of the video when he unleashes the timeless line, he has that awkward pause that anyone who has ever taken a language class knows all too well.
"Quelle est votre couleur préférée, Brian?"
"Uh.... J... J.. J'ai bleu."
google translate that, unless your French and you already gave up figuring out what that means.
Fuck off with the Pro Bowl already. The only way you get excited for the Pro Bowl is if you have never seen the Pro Bowl. It Sucks. I imagine it is what football will look like in another ten years when the politically correct feminists turn into mothers and breed a new generation of pussies who are afraid of a little physical contact.
Is this really what you expect me to waste my time on Roger? I have much better things to waste my with, Tinder, this blog, sleeping, watching Nick Cannon on cable television.
"Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.” - Dumbledore, the first gay wizard.
First let me start with this little tidbit. Harry Potter SUCKS. Despite what Dumbledore has done in the realm of homosexual and transgender wizardy rights, there is nothing to like about Harry fuckin Potter. The only way I wont completely lose respect for someone who happens to be a Potter fan is if they are either a small child or they are blind and deaf.
Do not get me wrong I, like every intelligent being on this planet, am a large Game of Thrones fan. Anyone who wants to debate Harry Potter v. GOT, can go fuck themselves.
But I digress, let me introduce myself formally. I am the savior, the deity. Something beautiful is born in the ashes of defeat. I am here to fill the void left by other members of my community. Someone needs to enter the ring and hold one finger high for everyone else to follow. As many people across country are aware that the 2015-2016 New England Patriots were murdered this past Sunday. A small dagger in the form of a missed PAT attempt by Stephen Gostkowski late in the first quarter.
No doubt about it, that missed PAT murdered the Patriots. It was a small wound that for most of the game hung over the Patriots heads as they down by 8 points for most of the game. There were many aspects of the Patriots play that ultimately led to their death, the horrendous offensive line play, the inability of the Wide Receivers to separate from coverage, mismanagement of 3rd AND 4th down on offense, the anemic status of the running attack. As I listed all the problems that led to Pats demise, it is easy to notice that every problem the Patriots had was on the offensive side of the ball.
The defense balled out. As they have done all year, they absolutely shut down the Broncos offense. Even the first drive from the Broncos, which turned out to be by far the best compilation of plays and execution they had all game, the Pats defense made Peyton Manning work to convert two 3rd and longs. Ultimately Manning found Owen Daniels on 21 yard touchdown pass. If you re-watch that play Owen Daniels takes advantage of a blown coverage by Rob Ninkovich and Jamie Collins with an exceptional double move on his route. It is hard to tell who fucked up their assignment on that play. The Patriots were in a Cover 2 zone. When you take that into account and look at the positioning of the two players, Collins is the culprit. Collins bit when Daniels made a quick hesitation faking a drag route across the middle of the field. Manning then lobbed a lollipoop pass over a trailing Jamie Collins as Daniels essentially walked into the end zone. In the Cover 2 zone Collins is one of the middle linebackers making him responsible for the gap created by the two safeties splitting the deep part of the field. His job on the play was most likely to keep receivers in front of him. That means coming hard up field to smash a drag or curl route and MORE importantly to cover the gap created in the center of the field by the two safeties. Collins bites way to early on the double move and thus opens the middle of the field to Manning. Upon seeing this play and the prior two 3rd down conversions I was fuming. Way too easy, the Broncos seemingly jogged down the field and into the end zone on pass that I could have made. I'm 5'6 145 lbs wet, and I could have hit Owen Daniels on that play. Nevermind the fact that many of the players on the O-line are nearly a foot taller then me.
The tape speaks for itself, Peyton Manning now and forever is by far the most overrated quarterback in NFL history. But that's a blog for a different day. Probably two weeks from now when he shits in his hand on Super Bowl Sunday in San Fran.
I don't wanna get too carried away here bitching about the Patriots loss. The purpose of this blog is to let fans know that there is a tomorrow. While I and most of the world obviously would have wanted to see Tom Brady cuckolding Roger Goodell there is a silver lining, a phoenix rising if you will. Even for us Patriots Fans. And that happens to be my all-american pastime, poo poo Peyton Manning in the big game. I find greater joy in watching Peyton Manning and his stupid tarmac forehead permanently frozen in carbonite with that "who stole my milk?" look on his face than I do in my own life. Sad right? At least I don't work at ESPN as a on air personality.
Is this even a question? The Carolina Panthers are one of the greatest teams we have seen in the past 5-7 years. The Broncos are possibly the worst offense to make to the Super Bowl since the 2000 Baltimore Ravens or the 2006 Chicago Bears. Comparing them to 2000 Ravens would be a compliment for Manning and the Broncos.
Everyone. Be Calm. Be Cool. The Patriots and rest of the NFL underbelly we will be back in a short 6 months. Teams will be back at OTA's before you know it. I will have much more to do by then. I'll probably be in a teen tit film like the guy who played Horatio, mix in a little world domination and fuck loads of dolla dolla bills.
Make America Burn Again 2016
PS. I know I suck at photoshop or whatever the fuck its called but I do not care enough to spend more then 5-10 minutes making shit like this.
PS-PS. I 100% spent more then 10 minutes on that.
PS-PS-PS. I wrote the first PS before i was done making the photo
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