Even I now think there are too many people online overly critical of Brett Favre (though it's still a fair contrast against the TV apologism). But here's some analysis from From Dr. Z:
“If they don't get Brett Favre out of there pretty soon, he's going to get his receivers killed. His passes are putting them in terribly awkward, compromising positions. Monday night it was Donald Driver's turn. I didn't think he was going to make it through. It was what they used to say about tail-gunners in WWII. Sooner or later their number's gonna be up.”
For more on tail-gunners, read Randall Jarrell’s “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.”
I still don't get baseball.
The Twins clinched a playoff berth a while ago. On Sunday afternoon, when they won the division, they celebrated as if they had just won a championship. Less than 48 hours later they had lost a playoff game. Is there a correlation here?
I understand that 162 games is pretty monotonous and there needs to be a chance to unload and celebrate. But the Twins already knew they were going to the playoffs; what was that incredible celebration on Sunday about? There are teams that win a championship that don't celebrate that much; it's like they didn't care that in two days they would have to play another game.
I haven't heard any comment or complaint about this. Would the Vikings get a free pass if they celebrated this much a few days before a playoff game, then lost the playoff game?