October 01, 2006

Good for You, Cleveland!

EARLIER TODAY, a devout Cleveland Browns fan whom I won't name was groaning at Cleveland's performance against the Oakland Raiders. The Browns were down 21-10 at the half and had been through a world of pain -- at one point losing 21-3. It was such a grim performance that he told me, dejectedly, that it proved the Browns were the worst team in football. But I shrewdly advised this Browns fan that he ought not give up hope, for surely the Browns could secure a victory in the second half.

I couldn't believe it, but they actually pulled it off. 24-21. Boy. Good for you, Cleveland!

Plus, the New England Patriots walked into Cincinnati and kicked the Bengals in the teeth. Wow. The way Carson Palmer's been handling the football, you'd have thought Kimo van Oelhoffen hit Palmer in his throwing arm and not his knee. So ... um ... even though I still hate the Patriots, I thank them for delivering what may prove a crucial loss to the Cincinnati squad.

As for Peyton Manning, he still sucks, even though he somehow managed to lead the Colts to a victory over the New York Jets, which also may help Pittsburgh down the line. Let's see if he can do that in the playoffs.

As for Baltimore, while I'm surprised the Ravens beat San Diego today, I was even more surprised to hear the first rumblings about the Ravens possibly making it to the Super Bowl this year. We'll see about that. Their first three wins were against uncompetitive teams and they have a much tougher schedule ahead. Still, I must say that I'd have no problem with the Ravens making the playoffs as long as Pittsburgh gets to knock them out.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 1, 2006 10:08 PM | TrackBack
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