Neglected business

Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2007 by Travis Cody in

During my little hiatus, I received a couple of awards that I should acknowledge.

Mo from It's A Blog Eat Blog World and my Sugarbaby Hoochie from Dixie's Heart and Soul said that my blog made them smile. And I got this bright badge.

Sandee from Comedy+ and Bond from The Couch said that I was a Blog Star. And I got this cool badge.

Bond also wrote me into the Viral Story that has been making the rounds.

It's a full football weekend for us. We're hoping for a better showing from Notre Dame against Penn St today. GO IRISH!!

UW started the season strongly with a thrashing of Syracuse back east...sorry Lisa! But it's a tough home opener today against #24 Boise St, last season's upset winner over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. This would be a huge win if the Huskies can pull it off.

The Colts looked very sharp Thursday against New Orleans. There may be teams that are as good as Indy, but I'd be surprised if I saw a better team at this early stage. The second half of that game was extremely impressive against a Saints team that some pundits predict could be a Super Bowl contender. If so, they have some work to do because the Colts dominated them in every aspect.

My Raiders are at home against Detroit tomorrow. Both teams are coming off horrible seasons. The Lions have offensive weapons, but have been unable to put anything together and have been among the worst franchises in the NFL for years. The Raiders were the worst team in the league last season, but I have hope that new head coach Lane Kiffin will make Oakland competitive.

Now the SF 49ers have a pretty bright outlook for 2007. They are still a young team, but I've been impressed with the off season work. This is the third year for QB Alex Smith, and I'm expecting continued improvement. The 49ers are front and center on Monday Night Football, hosting the improved Arizona Cardinals led by QB Matt Leinert. Pam won't like me saying it, but I think these two young teams may be poised to turn the NFC West upside down and force Seattle and St Louis to re-tool.

Of course I must mention the Seahawks. The defending NFC West champions are led by All Pro RB Shaun Alexander, who is healthy to start the season. He just turned 30, but if he can stay healthy he is still among the NFL's top rushers. The defense is strong, and Seattle fans are poised to defend as 3-time NFC West champs and return to the playoffs. They host Tampa Bay in the opener tomorrow.

Geeez. When I return to posting I really return to posting! Let me wrap this up now with my picks for NFL week 1. You'll have to trust me that I picked Indy to win on Thursday before the game.

Colts over Saints
Broncos over Bills
Jaguars over Titans
Redskins over Dolphins
Panthers over Rams
Patriots over Jets
Vikings over Falcons
Browns over Steelers
Eagles over Packers
Texans over Chiefs
Seahawks over Bucs
Chargers over Bears
Raiders over Lions
Cowboys over Giants
Bengals over Ravens
49ers over Cardinals

Enjoy your weekend. Later babies.


  1. lisa says:

    It's football season for Travis! A thrashing indeed. SU needs some BIG help. Enjoy your weekend.

  1. Welcome back, Travis! You were missed! It does feel good to take a break from time to time and I hope you are fully recharged and all is well in your world. You sure seem to be ready to make up for lost time, hahaha.

    Hugs to you and Pam.

  1. Bond says:

    Have the Hasselback-Branch duo on my fantasy team and took Seattle this week in my Survivor pool....

    Welcome back my friend...I am the kindg of 'taking a break', so I know they are needed...but you were greatly missed.

  1. Good to see you back and wow you really did have a lot to catch up on. I can relate. It happens to me almost every weekend. Glad you got it done. Have a great day and weekend Travis. :)

  1. Linda says:

    Congrats on the awards and may I just say - go '9ers!!!

  1. good to hear from you trav and you are a star honey. and there is cake out there today, i saw you had some at sandee's. yay!!!

    smiles, bee

  1. I figured the Colts would beat the Saints but I thought we'd give them a better game. They looked in mid-season form in the second half. but they've got a great quarterback and some great recievers.

  1. You got your awards the old fashioned way Trav, you earned them......

  1. Welcome back Trav. I have been slacking myself due to illness and then just plain ole laziness.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    Glad to see you're back too. Hope everything is good after your brief hiatus.

  1. Travis says:

    Lisa: UW picked off Boise St today. Maybe we'll have a special season.

    Alice: I missed blogging.

    V: Good luck with Seattle...don't tell Pam but I'm not convinced they'll make the playoffs.

    Sandee: I made my rounds and it only took most of the evening!

    Linda: I'm with you on SF! There's rivalry brewing in my house.

    Bee: We've also got some CAKE for tomorrow's games!! YAY!

    Charles: I still think NO will make some noise this season - it's a good team.

    Sarge: Thank you Sir. I appreciate that.

    Starrlight: Well, I did realize how much I enjoy blogging.

    John: Doing ok - good to see you back.

  1. Cheesy says:


  1. cathy says:

    Do they dance?
    Welcome back and the awards are well deserved.

  1. Turnbaby says:


    You rock with your picks sugar!!

    Cowboys and Browns both winning --especially over those particular rivals.

    Hope to see y'all tonight!


  1. Matt-Man says:

    As a fellow ND fan....I am drinking heavily. Cheers Trav!!

  1. Shelby says:

    good football day yesterday..

  1. Travis says:

    Cheesy: Sure did! That was fantastic!

    Cathy: Some dance. Set your reminder for Sept 24 though. That's when the Dancing begins!

    Turn: I had a tough time with both those picks and finally decided to go with the home team in Week 1.

    Matt: It sure is rough now. I'm trusting in Coach Weiss for now, but that O-line best step up and protect the kid.

    Shelby: For the most part yes - UW looked great, but Irish fans are not smiling today.

  1. Julie says:

    **tosses flaming walnuts for the awards you got**

    Congratulations dear friend!

  1. Ambre says:

    Great post Travis! Congrats on the awards! YOU can stop talking football anytime now...giggles

    I'm going to have nightmares now!

    ~FOUR!, Um, er, that's golf, right?~