Four Down Territory: Tivo a blessing, a curse for watching Cardinals
For those of you who think being a sports talk show host ain't work, try watching that dog breath game on a Sunday night, knowing exactly what happened and how. It's similar to how the Decision-Maker chains me to the chair to watch some God-awful Matthew McConaughay movie.
Enough whining; let's get into four down territory.
First down: A math book
Deion Sanders had the line of the day, albeit when talking about the Eagles. "They have more problems than a math book." Prime-Time could have just as easily been referring to the Cardinals. It's not just one thing and it's certainly not just one guy. Handling pressure…causing pressure. Turning the ball over…forcing turnovers. Inaccurate throws…dropped passes. It's everywhere and everybody.
Second down: A metaphor
Once the Cardinals got down 28-0 you knew they had no shot of winning the game yet you continue to watch. Why? You want to see if they can play better than they did to start the game. You know they won't win; the goal is to simply improve. This season is the same way. At 1-4, three games behind the 49ers, the Cardinals are not making the playoffs and are not winning this division. Yet you watch the rest of the season with the hopes that they improve enough to win somewhere down the road.
Third down: Whatchu talkin' ‘bout Willis?
Saw this quote from Kevin Kolb (courtesy Paola Boivin and Darren Urban) after the game. "It starts with meetings, it starts with showing up to work on time getting in early and getting your work done, all the stuff professionals are supposed to do." Hmmmmmm. I'd succumb to checkbook journalism and pay real money to find out who he is talking about.
Fourth down: Memory lane
Watching Adrian Peterson carry Patrick Peterson the way a motorcycle carries a sidecar combined with the image of Levi Brown's abuse at the hands of Jared Allen was simply too much to bear.