QB Recap: Week One

15 09 2009

“They are who we thought they were!” I sometimes have to remind myself that people usually turn out to be EXACTLY who we thought they were.  Kanye West proved that in his not-so-shocking stunt at the VMAs this weekend, where he simply reminded us that he is the same unstable egomaniac he always was.  Really, why is everyone so surprised?!

I can’t tell you how many fantasy football articles pointed out how unlikely it is that Drew Brees (NOR) or Adrian Peterson (MIN) would put up the kind of big numbers they had in previous years.  I’m not sure what their scoring rules are, but in my league six touchdowns for a QB is a good thing.  Actually, hold on let me check my scoring rules – ok turns out 180 yards and three touchdowns is pretty dang good for a running back too!

Week One was filled with many things I could have seen coming, but these are a few more of my favorites.

-Carson Palmer (CIN): He definitely is who I thought he was!  Watching him play was like running into your ex that dumped you, just to find that he put on 60 pounds and is now living out of his car.  Boy, did I dodge a bullet by swearing off this guy!

-Donovan McNabb (PHI): This guy gets hurt more that my five-year-old riding without his training wheels.  I knew Vick had hit a gold mine in Philly.  I could not imagine that McNabb would stay healthy two seasons in a row.  Did that fool actually break a rib in Week One?  Yes, he did.  We’ll see how long he is “down and out” in coming games.

-Jay Cutler (CHI): I tried to warn all the Washington fans not to lust after Cutler.  He was no better than Campbell in my opinion and would sorely disappoint.  All I can say is – when you’re right; you’re right.  Who gets a new franchise QB just to watch them throw four interceptions in the first game?  Only in Chicago, baby

-Tom Brady (NWE): I think I saw Tom Brady throw a game winning (perfect) TD pass on Monday Night Football.  If I didn’t know better, I would think he was almost as good as – Tom Brady.  He may not be back to his original form, but he is definitely still “who I thought he was.”


What did you see this week?  The floor is open…leave it in the comments.


WEEK ONE QB TIP: Want to tell someone who loves you that you “are who they thought you were?”  If you don’t have the nerve to say it yourself – look for the long rectangular cards in Hallmark.  They have lots of words on them and are guaranteed to make most women cry.  All you have to do is sign your name!  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.


Donovan McNabb (Tribute to Michael Jackson)

26 06 2009

McNabb Thriller

I’m not going to pretend like this post is specifically about football or giving gifts.  It is with enormous shock that I feel compelled to pay a tribute to Michael Jackson tonight.  Admittedly there is great speculation into the personal life of Michael, but I don’t think his impact on music or pop culture can EVER be disputed.  Michael Jackson and I share a birthday (August 29th) and it was a fact that always made my birthday feel special.  This year, I’m celebrating a milestone birthday and I plan to make a CD set for some of my family and friends.  I want to select thirty songs that represent the happiest times in my life (to date).  One of those songs would definitely have to be Thriller.  From the first time I saw the video on MTV to the last time I danced to it (just a month ago while in Budapest), that song never failed to make me feel young, excited, and cool.  Apparently Donovan McNabb felt the same way about Thriller and famously made it into a touchdown dance (pictured above). 

Speaking only on Michael’s work, he touched a lot of lives.  He truly shaped my adolescence.  Michael made us appreciate what artistic greatness looks like.  He was legendary and will be missed.  If there is any gift tip to take here, it is that the world can change in a day.  Nobody is promised tomorrow and that includes icons.  Take the time to show the people you love how much you love them.  That time together is truly a gift.