I have absolutely nothing to do at work today so that means I get to grace you with my staggering level of intelligence regarding the slate of NFL games this weekend. So lets get started.
San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills: I must preface this by saying I’m a big Chargers fan so this pick will reek of blatant homerism. First, who the hell makes the schedule in the NFL? This is the second game out of the last three that the Chargers are playing a team who is coming off of their bye week. Plus they have to fly 9 million miles away to practically Canadia to play this one. Not to mention next week instead of going home, they get to go to fucking London. They just love their football in London. But I digress. San Diego rules, and by pure guessing, I must assume that Buffalo is a terrible place. Even though this game is probably going to be close and you never know what team SD will put out their each week, I must go with the BOLTS. Plus there is no serial killer in a movie named with the name San Diego Charger, unlike some other teams (the Bills)
Were you aware that my man Lil Wayne has been given the opportunity to contribute a blog to Espn.com? Pretty Sweet. His first entry is out this week, and although it isn’t a particularly interesting read, he does mention that his Fantasy Football team is called the South Beach Sloths (your old pal UB’s favorite animal).
I RIDE FOR MY DOGS.
So apparently the apocalypse is upon us and the end is near and the world cannot go on. Brett Favre has decided to hang up his pads (supposedly). Yesterday’s big story in the sports world was that Favre was going to retire. When I heard this news my immediate reaction was that I would believe it when I see it. But so far, it has seemed legitimate, at least enough so that every sports channel, radio show, and website has been on a 24/7 Favre Nostalgia kick. ESPN itself has dedicated countless hours of programming and space on its website to the horror that is the NFL without number 4.
Now I have never been a Brett Favre guy, I appreciate and respect his numbers and his achievements but forgive me if I don’t really care that he is going to retire. I mean come on, this is arguably the most nauseating story each NFL offseason without fail. In all honesty, I will not be the least bit surprised if come August, Favre decides that he wants to play and comes out of retirement one or two more times, not unlike some other famous sports stars. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks this is possible.
Part of me thinks that Favre is just fucking with Packers back up and incumbent starter Aaron Rodgers, who they drafted to replace #4 three years ago. Brett- “hey Aaron, I’m hanging it up this year, you will finally get to be the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.” Rodgers-“really Brett, thanks, you have been such an inspiration to me, I have been dreaming of this day for so long.” Brett-“hell no, I’m totally fucking with you kid, I’m QB till I die.” Rodgers-“God I hate you.” At least we know that one person will be undeniably happy when Favre comes back (seriously, who thinks he’s not playing again).