February 10th, 2010
As always, if you want to bet on a team, just pick opposite of what I predict! Although I told everyone I was a Drew Brees fan because of his size, something we have in common. It was a great game, maybe one of the very best and based on the information from the networks, the most watch program in history! That says a great deal about the two teams and most important the quarterbacks, Brees and Manning. They both played well. The interception by the Saints was back breaker for the Colts. I think everyone felt like it was a bad pass, but from my perspective, the receiver gave up on the route and left Manning out to dry. In playoff games, the Super Bowl being the biggest, turnovers are magnified. Normally both teams are strong defensively and to stay in these games the offense must minimize their turnovers. The one in the Super Bowl was huge! Over all, exciting and well played. The onside kick to start the second half may have been the most unpredictable call in Super Bowl history, gutsy! Congratulations Saints!
The Outdoor Quarterback
February 1st, 2010
OK it’s Super Bowl Week, the big game is this Sunday, have you made your plans! I am sure most of you have picked your team, having played in the AFC most of my career I usually root for the AFC, in this case I think the Colts are going to win. The biggest reason is Peyton Manning. He has been there before and won. This is a tough week for the players, all the media attention and family and friends wanting stuff from you as well as your time. All those distractions take away from your concentration and focus. Peyton won’t let that happen. His role in running the offense is so critical plus his involvement in the preparation of the game plan is vital, he can’t afford to be distracted. He can lay that stuff off on his father and brother! I will be honest, I am a Drew Brees fan. He and I are about the same size and I love it when us shorter QB’s have success. He is a competitor no question, but so is Peyton. It should be a good game, less than 10 points. I know that sounds like a lot, but these two offenses can put up some points, Colts 34 Saints 28. I am heading to the game on Thursday and will give my thoughts on the game when I get back.
Still hunting a few geese, but starting my preperation for the the Spring Turkey season. I have few Ducks Unlimited banquets to attend and one tureky banquet to go to. These banquets are great opportunities to catch up on everyones hunting seasons and to raise money to support the organizations. Also, you never know what you might win, or what items you may bid on. The monies go to great causes, and normally the food is not bad, KC Barbaque, the best!!
Hope you enjoy the Super Bowl!
The Outdoor Quarterback