Archive for July, 2007

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July 31, 2007

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The Genius Passes

July 30, 2007

Farewell to Bill Walsh, the greatest coach of his generation, the greatest football mind of my lifetime.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2954719&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

We stated on the Dungy article that Walsh was part of the most elite circle of Hall of Fame coaches. Perhaps only Halas, Lombardi, and the greatest of all Paul Brown were his equal. More importantly than rings or innovations, Walsh was known as a good man. He was fair and gave opportunities to men that might not have gotten them from lesser coaches. He gave Denny Green a chance, and Denny would later open doors for Tony Dungy. He was also one of the first of the ‘non screamers’ to head up an NFL team.

He will be missed.

The Dumbest man alive

July 30, 2007

That’s it. Vic is officially insane. Today he questioned whether Marvin Harrison was going to the Hall of Fame because he lacks a defining post season moment.
http://jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=6168

He thought Harrison might wind up in the same boat as Art Monk. Forget that Harrison dwarfs Monk in every conceivable category. Forget that Harrison has almost THREE TIMES as many pro bowls as Monk. Forget that Harrison has more than twice as many all pro teams (7) as Monk does mere probowls (3). Forget all that, and yes, Monk and Harrison are comparable.

I hate the Jaguars. I really do. I’d rather lose to New England than those clowns. I can’t wait to clown them in October. It’ll make my freaking year.

Demond Sanders’ Comments: Infuriating and lazy. We are talking about a player who is one of the twenty best NFL players ever at any position. (Not to mention the fact that Marvin had at least two memorable and important playoff moments this year.) Also, Marvin has 80 more receptions in his 11 seasons than Monk had in his entire 16 season career. Uh, yeah he might have a slightly stronger case for the HOF. . .

To update you on the Corey Simon drama: According to Tony Dungy, Simon has failed his physical, thus the greivance process will continue. More on this as it develops.

Where did they hide that elephant in the room?

July 30, 2007

Corey Simon is missing.

Seriously, he just didn’t show up and won’t tell anyone where he is. Hiiiilarious.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070730/SPORTS03/707300359/1247/SPORTS

Also, vote for Peyton today in the world famous Who’s Now? competition. He’s going against some golfer, so how hard could it be to win? Do yourself a favor and skip the video in which they actually lower themselves to discuss who’s wife is prettier. That’s pathetic. I’m not going to link it today; just follow the same one from the post on Friday if you care.

UPDATE: It’s official, Tiger Woods is more “Now” than Peyton Manning. It’s only fair. The truth is, I cheated. I voted for Peyton on two different computers. I’ve decided to change my name to Daley and move to Chicago. Woods was going to win this thing from the get go. HE’S TIGER FREAKING WOODS. He’s so rich, he can buy and sell almost every person on this list three times over. I smell a fix!

A little more elbow room on the bandwagon

July 29, 2007

Bob Kravitz gets on and off so much, he uses a bungee cord for a seat belt. I care what he thinks almost as much as I want draft tips from Jeremy Green. It must be nearly football season because Bob Kravitz has started to fertilize.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/COLUMNISTS01/707290426/1247/SPORTS

He claims the Colts won’t repeat because of NE, San Diego, and just flat being tired. For starters, reasons 1 and 3 should offset. If the Colts are tired from playing extra postseason games, I bet an OLD New England team is too. The Colts are so young, only a handfull of guys were even here in 2003. Bob doesn’t realize that, because he doesn’t do research or think deeply. Nice job, Bob. Obviously this year will be tough simply because the Colts play in the AFC and it is loaded. I’m more worried about the Pittsburghs, Balitmores, and Jacksonvilles of the world. We all know the top three teams are a meat grinder in the AFC, but the real problem is the next tier isn’t far behind. Still, I like our chances.

For those that don’t believe that Dungy has made a difference, check out the table on Manning before and after Dungy arrived in this article…
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/SPORTS03/707290424/1247/SPORTS

I think one of the big factors in this improvement was Tony’s demeanor. I remember articles saying that when he arrived he told Peyton he had to cut down on the Ints. I think Tony’s low key approach calmed Peyton down a little, and helped him to press less.

Demond Sanders’ Comments: Dungy has had a huge impact on Peyton’s game for just the reasons you gave. As for Kravitz, that is the latest in a long line of lame columns. Predicting they would win double-digit games, but not win the Super Bowl? Talk about playing it safe. Go out on a limb and pick them to go 9-7 or better yet predict a repeat. Why even bother writing that column?

A beautiful goodbye

July 29, 2007

I just listened to the Tarik Glenn press conference. It’s streamed on Colts.com.
http://www.colts.com/video/selectmediawm.cfm?myvideoid=22058

What a cool man. Irsay’s and Polian’s words were beautiful, but Glenn’s speech was downright inspiring. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen. It’s truly full of grace and beauty.

Demond Sanders’ Comments: Pretty cool. As Bill Polian pointed out, not every player gets the chance to make that kind of retirement speech. Most NFL players don’t actually. They re-sign elsewhere or get cut.

This is going to be a very interesting season. If the Colts make it back to the top, and we have gone on record saying that we think they can, it will be amazing. Although, I feel like we already found out about the team’s resiliency after they came back from the difficult and tragic 2005 season. Losing a few starters, even one as foundational as Glenn, doesn’t really compare.

You’re throwing away a fortune Jabba! Don’t be a fool!

July 28, 2007

Corey Simon is back.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070728/SPORTS03/707280465/1247/SPORTS

In what continues to be the most mystifying Colts story since why my dad insisted that Lamont Warren was a better back than Marshal Faulk, Simon is reporting to camp and claims to want to play. The Colts are not commenting, seeming to question Simon’s ability to pass his physical. If he does indeed pass it, it will curious to see what happens next. Will they cut Simon and save his base salary or call his bluff and let him play? Demond likened this to the Friends episode when Phoebe and Rachel knew that Monica and Chandler were dating and Monica and Chandler knew that they knew, and they all had a big bluff off involving Chandler and Phoebe pretending to want to get it on together in an attempt to flush out the bluffers.

Apparently, Demond is a teenaged girl trapped in 1998.

Maybe they’ll name this episode “The one where a huge fat guy got paid for doing jack freaking squat”.

Demond Sanders’ Comments: That insightful analogy was not meant for public consumption you ass. Friends was way overrated, so much so that it later became slightly underrated. Anyway, check these websites out if you want a laugh: http://www.coreysimon97.com/ and http://www.coreysimonsc.org/ Yes, Corey Simon has his own “success center.” I’m guessing it’s not a gym.

When Corey Simon played, he played very well. The frustrating thing is that we all know the Colts are going to cut him, but these continued reports keep giving us hope. Let’s face it a rotating DT-line of McFarland, a healthy Simon, Raheem Brock, Klecko, Reid, and the new kid Pitcock would be amazing. Yeah, right.


While googling images of Corey Simon in action, this was one of the few pics I came across. I believe it intends to show a natural progression.


You’re throwing away a fortune Jabba! Don’t be a fool!

July 28, 2007

Corey Simon is back.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070728/SPORTS03/707280465/1247/SPORTS

In what continues to be the most mystifying Colts story since why my dad insisted that Lamont Warren was a better back than Marshal Faulk, Simon is reporting to camp and claims to want to play. The Colts are not commenting, seeming to question Simon’s ability to pass his physical. If he does indeed pass it, it will curious to see what happens next. Will they cut Simon and save his base salary or call his bluff and let him play? Demond likened this to the Friends episode when Phoebe and Rachel knew that Monica and Chandler were dating and Monica and Chandler knew that they knew, and they all had a big bluff off involving Chandler and Phoebe pretending to want to get it on together in an attempt to flush out the bluffers.

Apparently, Demond is a teenaged girl trapped in 1998.

Maybe they’ll name this episode “The one where a huge fat guy got paid for doing jack freaking squat”.

Demond Sanders’ Comments: That insightful analogy was not meant for public consumption you ass. Friends was way overrated, so much so that it later became slightly underrated. Anyway, check these websites out if you want a laugh: http://www.coreysimon97.com/ and http://www.coreysimonsc.org/ Yes, Corey Simon has his own “success center.” I’m guessing it’s not a gym.

When Corey Simon played, he played very well. The frustrating thing is that we all know the Colts are going to cut him, but these continued reports keep giving us hope. Let’s face it a rotating DT-line of McFarland, a healthy Simon, Raheem Brock, Klecko, Reid, and the new kid Pitcock would be amazing. Yeah, right.


While googling images of Corey Simon in action, this was one of the few pics I came across. I believe it intends to show a natural progression.


Make Peyton Now I guess

July 26, 2007

Ok, so the interminable and silly Who’s Now? crap continues on ESPN. The top seeds are advancing left and right, which just goes to show how lame the whole thing was. Tiger Woods will win this by a land slide. Almost none of the votes are even close. Shaq, who couldn’t be less now, even crushed Tony “I’m a kept man” Parker who couldn’t be more now, just because, well SHAQ IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER as an NBA player over the course of his career. Anyway, vote for Peyton over ARod so that he can lose to Tiger in the next round.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/sportsnation/whosnow

Demond Sanders’ Comments: Wow. That video was terrible, worse than you would even guess. You know it is bad when the crux of an argument is “It’s baseball season now. . . so A-Rod must be more NOW .” ESPN is going the way of MTV (very dumb, little actual content) and has been for a couple years now. I know it is hip to rip the worldwide leader, but come on guys, you should have pulled the plug on this thing immediately.

Deshawn Zombie’s Update: Peyton won! Oh joy, oh rapture! He’s so now! BAAAAAARF

Anthony Gonzalez set to sign a 5-year Deal

July 26, 2007

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070726/SPORTS03/707260519

And just to prove we still think this year’s team has a chance to be the best offense in NFL history: