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Saturday, January 14, 2006

This One's For You!

Hey, well, it's weaks over-due, but I owe Eitan at least one post for his winning topics. There are a couple that he purposed that are no longer relevent.
1) The undefeated Colts and whether they'll go 16-0.
Well, I can unequivically say that they will not have a perfect season. I believe they finished 14-2. They'll be playing the Steelers tomorrow. This is definitely going to be one of the toughest playoffs games we'll be seeing this year. This will be nothing like the Colts-Steelers game we saw earlier this season. I think this game will come down to the wire. If I have to make a prediction, I'm going to say that Indiana will win by a field-goal. But, I'm not going to put money down on it. It's going to be a close one.

2) What Sharon is likely to do in his next term as P.M.
Well, this is also irrelevent now. And, if you want to get my take on the whole political scene, read the preceeding post.

I don't really have time to post on what I want to write about now. But, I will be writing something about my studies. I just wanted to get these two out of the way.

The Wings are winning 2-1 over the Rangers right now, so I have to get back to that.
Shavua Tov.
So, I was right on my prediction... only backwards. While the Colts-Steelers game was boring for 3 quarters, it got really exciting in the last 10 minutes of the 4th. In the end, the Steelers won 21-18... by a field goal. Now, I'm already hearing announcers and sportscaster talking about vanjagt's missed field goal with 7 seconds left and how that's why he's paid the big bucks; to make those game clinching kicks. Now, while that is true, to put it all on him and make him the scapegoat of the game is just plain crap. If it hadn't been for a miracle fumble on the Steeler's 1 yard line, with a little over a minute left to go in the game, the Colts wouldn't have even been in a place to tie the game. The Colts played sloppy and lethargic the whole game, with the exception of one or two possessions. I actually think that if they had managed to tie the game and win in over-time it would have been a cheat win. The Steelers deserved to win this game, flat out. So, putting all the blame on your field-goal kicker might make you feel better about yourself and your lousy performance, but it's ill placed and ill deserved. The rest of the media should also get off its fawning over Manning and the Colts' almost perfect season and also place the fault where it rightly deserves: ON THE WHOLE TEAM.

I feel bad for Tony Dungy, and my prayers are with him for the tragic loss of his son. I think, on one hand, the Colts were just not emotionally ready to handle the game. I also think they relied too much on their season's performance to get them through the playoffs. As most Red Wings fans know, quite somberly, the perfect and great season does not automatically create a championship team. The regular season means nothing coming into the post season. I think the Colts got that lesson the hard way today.


At 2:35 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Man oh man, OC...I just got my internet @ home working again(ברוך השם) so I can get back to leaving comments and posting things of my own.

I was completely sure the Colts were the team that was going to win it all this year...now I'm going with the Seahawks. What a huge upset that was! I'm down b/s of the Bears' loss to Carolina. That just plain sucks.But I guess having the White Sox win the World Series was so good it outweighs all the other bad news in Chicago sports.

Yeah, the whole deal with Arik isn't gonna work out (or take the shape of an article) is it? I'm not quite sure what to feel for him-sadness for a great Jewish leader going under or exaltation for a traitor dying(I really do think he was just that--a traitor).But as badly as I may think of Sharon I will always keep him in my heart as the man who took that stubborn walk on the Har-Habayit and just kept on walking, leading Israel for so many years, propelling operation Defensive Shield and basically ending the Intifada. It's definitely not a thing to be especially happy about as some fellow Jews unfortunately seem to be.

רפוא שלמה,איתן

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

While, I disagree that he was a traitor (he gave his whole life to defending Israel), I agree with everything else you said.
In regards to football, I actually think that with the way the Steelers have been playing down the stretch and the past couple of playoff games that they have a chance to win it. Then again, Carolina has been playing really good, and Smith has been outstanding. It's a tough one this year. I'm really looking forward to this year's Super Bowl. Especially now that the Patriots are out. Whooohooo!

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Yeah...I'm pretty glad myself the Pat's are finally done for before the end of the Superbowl this time around!

Good night(not keeping the Shabbat), Eitan.


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