Posted on: September 9, 2008 6:18 pm
Great Game last night, and the Vikings played extremely well. The Packers just made a couple extra plays and a nice pick to end the game. Aaron Rodgers did exceptional and the play calling was schemed perfectly to help him succeed and he took advantage of it. Obviously his team was very nervous at the beginning of the game (1st and 33 doesn't happen very often) The run game was shaky for most of the game (Grants run was a pleasant surprise). I found the QB sneak to be a perfect ending to that game (shaky leap however) Defensively, they played well, Adrian Peterson (I'll refer to him as Purple Jesus since he helped me be successful last year in Fantasy Football) owned us early on in the game, but they got better after halftime. I think one problem for the Vikings was that T-Jack was more than willing to take off down the field, and while he was certainly successful in doing so, but you've got to go through your progressions. I think this comes from the fact that he played I-AA ball at Alabama State and if nothing was wide open, he could easily take off and pick up the first down with his feet. He'll get better, but that's a concern right now for the Vikes. Overall I would say it was a game that shows the Packers that this Viking team is very serious about contending, and doing it now. Aside from the Lions, it was a great weekend for the NFC North, they showed their competitive and that this isn't a one horse division.
What did you guys think of the game?
Posted on: August 2, 2008 11:39 pm
So, here's the deal, I just moved to Kansas, and I was wondering if I could get a little info on the Big XII. It's going to be a rare occasion when I will be able to watch any Big Ten (and One) games and figure I should know a few things about the Big XII, such as when it was formed and what are some of the rivalries (besides the obvious K-State v. Kansas, OU v. Oklahoma St., and OU v. Texas) that get most people excited. Especially since most people here are huge fans and focus largely on this conference. I know a few things, but just feel like as a fan of college sports, I should know more about it. I don't really plan on rooting for a particular team, just like to watch the games and be able to talk about them with my friends and not sound ignorant. Any insight you guys could provide for me is welcome and greatly appreciated.
Posted on: June 26, 2008 1:40 pm
My Fiance just returned from spending 10 months in Germany and while she was over there I became really fascinated with soccer. Has anyone actually been to a soccer game of any kind (MLS, any European League games in person, or an international friendly.) I wanted to go to a game while I was out visiting her but I couldn't since they were on their winter break. I'm also curious as to whether anyone thinks soccer will grow in popularity or if it will always be relegated to some interesting sidenote on SportsCenter?
Thanks for the thoughts,
Posted on: May 19, 2008 12:05 am
All right, let me first give you a little background info. I'm moving in a couple of months to Kansas with my Fiance. The question I have is, has anyone ever changed fave teams? I am not planning on doing this, but I may take notice of how Kansas and K-State are doing in Basketball and Football. Just wondering what everyone else thought about this. I was also wondering if anyone could provide any advice on how to make moving less stressful, it would be greatly appreciated.