Thursday, August 3, 2006
Everyone talking football
First, just let me say that I appreciate the comments on the last two “Scoreboards.” I know that I probably don’t say this often enough, but all of your comments are welcomed. We at The South Reporter have always valued our readers.
I am not jumping the gun here in mentioning the upcoming football season. Every fan, even the luke warm ones, are talking football. It will be readily admitted that yours truly is “chomping at the bit” to get things started. Not just on the national, collegiate, but on the local level as well. Everyone is looking forward to the ensuing season for the Hawks, Indians and Patriots.
Sister Diane Bauknecht, former directress of Holy Family Child Care and former principal of Holy Family School, was visiting over the weekend. Naturally she couldn’t help getting a couple of digs in about the Green Bay Packers.
She warned that the NFL had better watch out because Brett Favre is coming back! You have to love her loyalty!
The truth of the matter is, the ’Pack went 4-12 last time out with a complete meltdown by the offense. In their defense they were beset by injuries and Brett lost some equilibrium which resulted in some very errant passing. They didn’t get slaughtered by any means.
A half dozen of their losses were by very low margins.
Like I can talk. The Kansas City Chiefs were distinctive in being the only team with a mark of 10 wins and didn’t make the playoffs! Anyway, they have a new coach this season, Herman Edwards of late with the New York Jets (New Orleans also has a new guide, Sean Payton).
Herm, I hate to break the news to you, but this is the beginning of the third (and last) year of your contract with yours truly. If you don’t make the playoffs, you are history.
Someone called (a man, this time) and said that I stopped short of predicting a winner of the WNBA in my last column. Did I do that? Anyway, take heart. I will rectify that in a column in the near future. I promise.
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