QB Recap: Week Four

7 10 2009

Favre Against Green Bay

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”  The Usual Suspects (1995)

 

In my opinion, boredom is the most dangerous emotion in the human condition.  We give the most focus to our decisions prompted by love, jealousy, or even revenge – but boredom is just as volatile.  People don’t even seem to notice when their actions are prompted by boredom and that is what makes it so very unpredictable.  Because we rarely acknowledge the explosive power of boredom, we rarely manage the emotion with the same temperance and caution that we give emotions like rage, envy, or even euphoria.  Think of some of the mistakes you made in your life (the ones you can’t figure out why in the world you made at all) and chances are you were bored.  Many things can cure boredom; happiness and fulfillment are definitely good options.  However, most people quell the subtle burn of boredom with drama.  Drama is seldom positive, but always exciting.  Everyone says they don’t want drama, yet they create it in their lives over and over…and over again.  Why?  Here’s a hint – A LOT of people are bored.

Brett Favre’s first meeting with his old team had almost as much drama as a Super Bowl matchup.  It was the kind of story that the media craves and the public loves.  I must admit that I was guilty of buying into the drama of last night’s game too!  I bought into it so much, that it is the only game I will be covering in this week’s recap.  Not often do games live up to all the hype, but this game was absolutely electric.  Brett proved that he still “had it” at 39 years old and the Vikings proved that they are a scarily well balanced team (running, passing, offensive line, defense, AND special teams).  Now that the dust has settled and my boredom has been quelled with the drama, I have to wonder if that game was really something I should have been celebrating at all.  I wanted to see Brett get his revenge on a team that dumped him– but why?  Brett was loved in Green Bay and he gave it all away just to prove to people that he still “had it.”  Really it is more sad than exciting.  In Brett’s first interview after the game, he said that the game didn’t prove anything to him because he already knew he was a great player.  Did he?  If he already knew he was a great player then why would he trade the adoration and reputation that he spent an entire career building in Green Bay?  What was the point if he had nothing to prove to himself?  Did he really just have to have a few more snaps or one more season?  Hmmm….maybe he was just bored.

 

QB TIP: Bored of the same old gifts?  Give an adventure…read this post for some ideas.   You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.

 

P.S. I was out sick for Week Three…sorry!  It wasn’t swine flu, but I had to trade my laptop for the pillow.





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.