It’s amazing how the NFL can get away without having one dominant team in the league. You would think the era of sucktitude that is permeating the league would drive people away. For example, the Texans are the class of the AFC right now. No one comes close. But if the Redskins played the Texans right now, even in Houston, would the Texans be a lock to win? We already saw the Cowboys outplay the Ravens on the road, and the Cowboys are SUPER average right now. That’s what we wrote about last week. Imagine if fringe NFC teams like the Skins, Vikings, Seahawks, and Rams played in the AFC. Could you see the Patriots or the Steelers missing the playoffs if that happened? Even the NFC has its problems at the top. The Falcons are the most disrespected best team in the league of all time. But I could see the Eagles winning by two touchdowns this week against them. The Packers were written off but now they’re back. The Giants went to the wire with the RG3 gang and that is probably a bottom half NFC team (I do want to say about the Skins, I can’t rank my team as high as I’ve seen them ranked because they have NO defense. I don’t care how awesome they are on offense). There’s a lot of teams that don’t deserve playoff consideration but they are right in the mix right now. The Chargers would make the playoffs right now. Some people are saying the Broncos will be the team that comes out of the AFC. The Cardinals are tied for the 2nd wild card, but for a team that looked dominate the first 3 weeks of the year, they look like the 2nd worst team in the NFC. So let’s forget about who’s the best in the league talk, it’ll give you a headache. Let’s just talk about whose average play would beat another team’s average play.
2. Well, Cam got some changes he wanted after all. The Panthers GM was fired. It sucks when all of your team’s money goes to RBs that you don’t use in the running game, and a defensive end that is not a game changer (Charles Johnson, highest paid player in the league last year). But honestly, Cam needs to change some things too. He can’t sulk as much as he does right now. He is putting too much pressure on himself, the way LeBron used to do in Cleveland. That brings down the whole team. He is trying too hard and in turn is forcing terrible throws, like the pick in the endzone against the Cowboys. Cam has got to realize these things happen and he needs to learn from them instead of brood. Matt Ryan had a slump in his sophomore year as well. The Panthers are a seriously flawed team that’s going to need a while to fix. Cam can’t compound the issue by making his own play suffer.
3. We promised some words if the greatest women’s basketball team ever, the Minnesota Lynx, lost in the WNBA Finals. Well, the Indiana Fever surprised the Lynx and beat them down 3-1 to take the title. This pretty much looked like the Maverick’s win over the Heat last year. The Mavs clicked on all cylinders during that finals run and the Heat finally succumbed to the inevitable. In this series, the Fever, led by venerable Tamika Catchings, outplayed and outworked the Lynx. The Fever’s beatdown of all beatdowns in game 3 still can’t be explained. The Lynx shot terribly all series long, using a strong rebounding effort in game 2 for their only win in the series. Shoutout to Pitt’s Shavonte Zellous for her 30 point game in game 3 and shoutout the Fever for their title. It should be a short-lived title defense because Brittney Griner is coming to take the league by storm. Yeah, that’s all we got about the WNBA.