Sunday observations

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007 by Travis Cody in

Dance War premiers next Monday, January 7. I'm still not completely sure how this is going to work. As I understand it, Dancing with the Stars judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will select two teams of all around that as singers and dancers. These teams will take coaching from Tonioli and Inaba, competing for...something. I don't know what.

I do know that Pam and I will be watching. It's got dancing! There may or may not be reviews. We'll have to see.

The Seahawks are playing lousy. We are not surprised by this. They have been inconsistent all season. Atlanta players are playing for pride and jobs. It shows.

Houston is spanking Jacksonville, which kind of sucks because I think the Jaguars are the scary team heading into the playoffs. See why the final week of the season is so tough to pick winners? I don't think Jacksonville played its starters for very long, but still...who wants to get blown out in the last game of the season?

Seattle sat the starters in the second half and Atlanta took advantage. I'm thinking it's a good thing the Seahawks have one home playoff game, otherwise I'd pick them to go out in the first round. They still might. If it's the Redskins, Seattle will be facing a team that is now healthy and with a powerful emotional motivator (the tragic and vilolent death of Sean Taylor). If it's the Vikings, the Seahawks will face one of the best running games in the league.

So defense is out the window for both Seattle and Atlanta. The teams combined for about 900 yards of offense.

Hey! Here's something cool. I get double headers on both CBS and FOX today. Plus I get to see my Raiders for the last time this season, with JeMarcus Russell getting his first NFL start.

Oh geeez! So much for being excited about getting the Raider game. On the first play from scrimmage Russell just threw an interception on a little screen pass.


Let this be a lesson to all of next year's draft picks. Sign your damn contract and get into camp! The NFL is not college. Players are bigger and faster and they don't care what you did in college. Get in camp, get your reps in, and work hard. That's your job.

Later babies.


  1. Television and sports. Sigh. I know nothing of either. Have a great day Travis. :)

  1. the poor's not their fault. They're not bad, they were just drawn that way. (adapted from Jessica Rabbit)

  1. Travis says:

    Sandee: I know. But sports is my thing and it's on tv.

    PSS: Funny!

  1. well i was reading along nicely and then BAM, sports. sigh...

    smiles, bee

  1. I can't understand why the NFL ever set the standard of paying astronomical salaries to rookies, regardless of their draft status. As you said, the NFL ain't the NCAA, and until a rookie has been on that field with 300 linebackers putting on the rush, they don't have a CLUE as to what's gonna happen.


    The Browns managed to win, even with Derek Anderson getting injured and the Browns playing the boyishly handsome and grossly under-trained (read: missed most of training camp) rookie Brady Quinn.

    Let's hope my Colts beat those pesky Titans and help out the Browns.

  1. Dana says:

    What, no Liberty Bowl? Not that I have a clue who was playing or anything...

  1. Jeff B says:

    Bummer for both our teams bro.

    Maybe with some good training and a bit of rebuilding in the off season, next year will be more competitive for both of them.

    More w's than l's would be a good way to finish next year.

  1. I'm suppose to learn something called West Coast Swing...I'd rather watch football on television....

  1. Travis says:

    Bee: Sorry dear.

    Songbird: Well, the Colts did the right thing. Too bad that means the Browns will miss the playoffs.

    Dana: That reminds me...I have to go to youtube and see if someone has posted the halftime show.

    Jeff: Let's hope so. Maybe another couple of good draft picks will be enough.

    Katherine: West Coast swing is fun! It's a little too much for my knees these days, but you'll have a good time with it. Just make sure you schedule your classes when there's no football on tv.