9/9/08 - I spoke too soon

Last night, I spent several hours splitting fire wood and carrying around large pieces of wood. At one point, I was very thirsty and being the type of person I am, I knew that I still had some pickle juice that I couldn't let go to waste. Although Sunday it tasted horrible, I don't know if I was really that thirsty or if the flavor got better after sitting for a day or so. The point is, it went down really smooth. I would definitely consider drinking it again, although the price is a bit high for me, at a lower cost, I can imagine drinking it on a "fairly" regular basis.

On to Monday Night Football. I wish I had not stayed up to watch the game. The Raiders were pretty bad. Although the offense seemed to be pretty solid, the defense was one of the worst I've ever seen. Penalties, as is a Raider tradition, killed us. Although in the box score it was only around 100 yards of penalties, that does not take into account the yards that got brought back. 20 yards on a punt return, 10 yard run called back on a holding call, 15 yard pass for something stupid, so on and so forth.

McFadden was respectable, although he got introduced to the NFL early in the game when he cut back into 2 waiting Denver linebackers. He got drilled and was a little slow to recover. He also left in the 3rd quarter with what is being reported as a shoulder stinger, so he should be fine for next week. Russell gave me a hope as he was only inches away on two deep passes, and Curry dropped a 3rd pass. If all three of those were completed, you can add another 100 yards to his pass total, and I would like to think a different outcome in the game (maybe losing by only 10 instead of 27). In fact, that seems reasonable. The first drive Russell fumbled on the 12 yard line on 3rd down which even if we lost 10 yards on the play, Janikowski could have booted a field goal to make up 3 points. Let's say that one of the above mentioned dropped passes kept a drive going that led to a TD which would then have put us in a different position at the end of the game when we turned the ball over on downs on the Bronces own 30 yard line or so where they were able to easily score another TD. All of those things taking place, all being very feasible, would have given us another 10 points and taken away 7 from them....we were very close to a 34-24 game...and that looks much better.


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The Arkansas alum that has looked really good is Felix Jones.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 9, 2008 at 4:05 PM  

I can't believe you like pickle juice! YUCK!

The second part of that post went sounded something like.. 'blah blah blah blah blah' to me :P

By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 9, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

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