Friday, February 9, 2007

My Favorite Reader

What Was I Thinking Hiring Wade Phillips? Quick, Jason, Tell Me What to do Next!
  • I'm thrilled (and somewhat shocked) to already have some loyal readers of the Clutch City Chronicles. And while I cherish each and every one, I have to send a special shout-out to the guy who seems to hang on my every word. Jerry Jones, you are the Man! First, you take my advice and shock everyone by interviewing future coaching phenom, Mike Singletary. Then, you respond to my request in this open letter by giving me (and every other smart Texans' fan) exactly what I wanted. Cat Face, you rock my world. I know you've grown accustomed to 9-7 seasons and first round exits, but I promise you, this is going to be the best of the bunch. All I ask for in return is a Christmas card featuring Wade's dumbstruck face after one of your (many) upcoming kick-in-the-groin style losses. I'm already saving a special place on my mantle for when it arrives.
  • One other football note: Check out these stats courtesy of ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. It pretty much sums up the topsy-turvy post-season we just witnessed:
In 16 regular-season games, Indianapolis, which featured the NFL's worst defense versus the run, was outrushed by an average of 62.9 yards per game. The Colts then outrushed opponents by 68.3 yards per outing in their four postseason wins, a turnaround of 131.2 yards. By the way, the Colts' average of 238.5 yards of total offense surrendered per game in the playoffs would have ranked No. 1 in the NFL in the regular season.

  • Finally, HUGE game in the NBA tonight, featuring two of the top four teams in my title contender power rankings. I'm talking Rockets-Mavs. True, Houston is a big underdog considering they're on the road and still Yao-less. But the Rockets' chemistry right now is as good as its been in more than a decade. As an added bonus, we get to see the top two (in my opinion) coach of the year candidates match wits as well. This is going to be fun. My fearless prediction: Dallas 102 - Houston 95
Have a great weekend, everyone. I'll be back next week with more a new and improved NFL mock draft as well as a column discussing whether or not some NBA players just don't have what it takes to win the big one.

1 comment:

Xenia said...

Thanks for writing this.