#$%& YOU NBC & WTMJ!!!!

Seriously, worst Super Bowl I’ve ever seen!!!  First, they forget to broadcast the first few moments in HD.  Big goof, minor impact as they fixed it immediately (not sure if this was just in Milwaukee or was the national broadcast).  Either way, this set the tone fora crappy night of TV watching.

I live 5.5 miles from the local NBC digital antenna according to antennaweb.com.  I have 99% signal on all digital frequencies.  Yet, because the idiots obviously didn’t switch to full power for the single largest TV event of the year, myself and countless others had artifacts throughout the game, total picture/sound loss and basically the kind of viewing experience that reassures you that nobody out there cares about people who watch OTA. read more

Packers Fire Bob Sanders?

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/01/breaking-news-packers-fire-sanders/

According to the National Football Post, the Green Bay Packers have fired their defensive coordinator.  Hopefully the rest of the defensive staff will follow.

Can the Packers beat the Titans?

The Titans do two things really well; they run the ball and play lights out defense.  That seems like trouble for the Packers as the offense is somewhat limited and they absolutely cannot stop the run.

So what can the Packers do to go after the Titans?  Here’s some thoughts:

On Offense: The Titans play the ever popular cover 2 defense.  The biggest challenge when facing their defense is fighting off the defensive line.  The linemen have a single gap assignment and can really get up field fast.  Whatever openings are left by the linemen, the linebackers quickly fill up.  Because of this, running against the Titans is not easy.  However, because they are so agressive going upfield, they can miss on some delays and draws.  That’s assuming, of course, that Haynesworth doesn’t meet the running back at the handoff.  While they aren’t an overly fast line, they can be suseptible to some of the same attacks used on fast linemen.  You’ll see teams running against Tennesee being patient and looking for a defensive lineman to push far into the backfield and use the space they occupied as a running lane.  That’s a risky proposition, but can work if you have a quick and decisive back (which Grant has not been this year).  Regardless, this isn’t a team that is going to sit back and watch what you’re doing.  They are very aggressive and if you’re going to run, you have to try and take advantage of that. read more

New Site Live

http://www.packer-talk.com is where I’ll do my posting from now on.  Still some changes in progress, but everything is up and running.

I’ll be taking this one down within a week or so.

Major Site Changes!

Well, mostly in an attempt to get some actual viewing on this site… I’m going through a renaming process.  I just registered the domain “packer-talk.com” and will be hosting this blog there within the next week.  The hyphen in the name does indeed mean there is already a “packertalk.com” which I know could be to my disadvantage, but that site is not very heavily used or visited, so I am not overly concerned.

Anyway, I’ll have essentially the same content.  I’ll just try to post more often and obviously will have more Packers related info.  I’ll change up the look a bit as well. read more

Al Davis keeps the hits coming

This time he’s going after the Patriots.  So now the Pats tampered with Moss by working him out before making trade to acquire the receiver.  Kind of odd that Davis didn’t bring this up last year or right after the season.  The reference to the Packers not wanting Moss when all the stories I remember said that Moss wouldn’t sign the contract the Packers wanted.  Always interesting news coming out of Raiderland!

ESPN.com – “Belichick denies Davis’ tampering allegation; Moss declines comment” read more

Angry lady told me to die today

So I was on my way to watch my nephew play tee ball after work today. To get into the park, I had to make a left turn into a parking lot. There was traffic backed up, blocking my turn while they sat at a red light. A car was able to move forward, allowing a car in front of me to make the same left turn. The light was still red and no other cars had moved, so I proceeded to make my left turn. As I was turning, the nose of my car probably hit the entry to the parking lot when this behemoth of a woman noticed my maneuver and stomped on the gas, only to slam on the brakes in disgust and throw her flabby arms in the air in a rage. Had she not braked, I would’ve been hit in my rear passenger door. read more

A post about “nothing”

You’ve probably never heard of Chuck Douglas Booth, unless you’re related to him.  You probably won’t hear about him again unless the local news does something when he is in your area.  Who is he?  Well, he’s just a guy trying to catch a double-header today, in two different states!  Here’s the story from the Detroit Free Press.

In other news, I’m not sure how many times this video has been around the web already, but here’s another link for it.  Italian Spider Man is GREAT!  There’s several episodes as well as some knock-offs.  Here’s the trailer: read more

Join my fantasy football league!

I am looking at doing a pay league via Yahoo, as I like their format the best and it seems most user friendly.

Here’s the breakdown of the league scoring/rules:

Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Can’t Cut List Provider: None
Max Moves: No maximum
Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: November 14, 2008
Trade Review: Commissioner
Waiver Time: 1 day
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Playoffs: Week 15 and 16 (4 teams)
Roster Positions: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Stat Categories: Completions (.1)
Passing Yards (25 yards per point; 2.5 points at 300 yards; 3.5 points at 400 yards; 5 points at 500 yards)
Passing Touchdowns (4)
Interceptions (-2)
Sacks (-1)
Rushing Yards (10 yards per point; 2.5 points at 100 yards; 3.5 points at 200 yards; 5 points at 250 yards)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Receptions (0.5)
Reception Yards (10 yards per point; 2.5 points at 100 yards; 3.5 points at 200 yards; 5 points at 250 yards)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
2-Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-2)
Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)
Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)
Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)
Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)
Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)
Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 40-49 Yards (0)
Field Goals Missed 50+ Yards (0)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Point After Attempt Missed (-1)
Sack (1)
Interception (2)
Fumble Recovery (2)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (2)
Block Kick (2)
Return Yards (50 yards per point)
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns (6)
Points Allowed 0 points (10)
Points Allowed 1-6 points (7)
Points Allowed 7-13 points (4)
Points Allowed 14-20 points (1)
Points Allowed 21-27 points (-1)
Points Allowed 28-34 points (-4)
Points Allowed 35+ points (-7)
Fractional Points: Yes
Negative Points: Yes

Here’s what would come with a pay league:
– Live stats
– Extensive weekly and draft scouting reports
– Advanced controls for scoring/stats (more customization)
– Prizes (Cash!)

Here’s what I’m thinking for prizes:
– $10 weekly high scoring team (16 weeks * $10 = $160)
– $10 weekly high scoring player (I would probably do NOT on the same team as the high scoring team, but that’s up for debate) (16 weeks * $10 = $160)
– Lump sum grand prize or 1st/2nd place prizes (I’m thinking $160 grand prize, $35 2nd place = $195) read more