It’s Friday and time to celebrate! Congratulations for making it through another week.
By the way I hope your March Madness brackets are doing well (unlike mine).
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.
Today I write about grilled deer, unanimous vote, the beat down, Bachmann is back, Dylan, older than dirt, plus I pry open my Political Inbox and share!
When Emily Adamson, the NBC Montana reporter at KECI TV in Missoula, tweeted “Not guilty #JohnsonTrial” at 3:53 p.m. on Friday, she was the first one on my Twitter Feed to deliver the breaking news that had many Montanan’s attention. Adamson was followed by the Missoulian Newspaper’s tweet a few seconds later.
This sure was an exciting time for a Friday afternoon in Montana.
Then the Monday morning quarterbacking started. That is what this column is about – my commentary about the trial as an interested far-away observer – or Monday morning quarterbacking.
To set the record straight, I feel for both people and their families. I do not know either person. I do have a son and daughter around their ages. I do know that rape is a terrible crime and must be punished and that “no” is “no.” The accuser felt she was raped. The court was brought in to make the legal decision. Johnson was found not guilty.
I am not a lawyer (So I won’t insert a lawyer joke here) and I don’t even play one on television, but I did follow the Johnson trial in the news and via Twitter. What that means is with my undergraduate degree and by watching just one more season of Law & Order or a half season of Law & Order SVU, I should be able to prosecute cases as well as some current prosecutors. Or, maybe I would decide not to prosecute if the evidence was just not there – no matter how intense the outside pressure is.
Since we’re near the end of football for this season, the time between games allows for bigger build-up, but waiting for the games is tough. It’s a long time until Sunday at 1:00 (Mountain Time) when the next game starts – a long time…
It seems just last month that we couldn’t turn on the television without catching a football game. Now it’s basketball…
If you are a first-time visitor, “Just Football” is my weekly column where I look at football from the NFL all the way down to High School. This week I take a look at the discount double choke, paranoia in Kansas City, the Harbaughs, the Rams new coach, paying to watch, final polls, and much more! Continue reading →
Today is a pretty sad day because the next football game is Saturday. We’ve had football games to watch (college and professional) almost every day since mid-December, and now it’s winding down with only the NFL playoffs left.
I don’t really get into basketball until about March.
Almost every week during the football season I’ve written a Tuesday column about the past weekend’s games. This week I take a look at the National Championship game, the wild card weekend, the FCS championship, a former coach returns, and honors. Continue reading →
There are just three weeks left in the NFL season before the playoffs, the college football playoffs are winding down, and the bowl season starts on Saturday.
It’s crunch time, so make sure you are stocked up on food and drink, there are fresh batteries in the remote, and you are ready for football heaven…
This week I take a look at some impressive performances in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, the playoff picture, upcoming big games, bowl season, a magnificent catch, the playoffs, and a National Championship game! Read on…
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another edition of Caught My Eye! Congratulations for making it through another week!
If you are visiting The Western Word, Caught My Eye should be your regular Friday “get-away-from-work-for-a-few-minutes” column. In this column I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week and often add some (pointed) commentary or sprinkle the stories with some sarcasm – just to make you smile (or shake your head).
Today I write about GameDay, Tweets gone wild, incumbency, journalism, missiles and bottle rockets, plea deals, Blue blue cross, and I share a special e-mail from my political inbox! So read on and make your Friday go by just a little more quickly!
Terrible! I ended up 9-7 in my football contest last weekend – now I know I can’t make a living at picking the games – if I tried my table would be bare and the wine closet would be empty.
For the non-football fans out there you need to be advised that we are getting ready to enter the big month of football – playoff games, championships, bowl games and in about a month the NFL playoffs start!
So just be advised that we – the football fans of the world – will disappear and show up sometime in mid-January. OK, we will hang out with the family on Christmas…
Today I take a look at the NFL, the BCS, bowling, the FCS, the NAIA and a man called Joe. So read on…
It was a good week for picking games! I managed to pick 13 games correctly last week (out of 16), but finished out of the pizza.
We’re still holding out hope that ESPN will change its tune and allow a local network to televise the Montana and Montana State FCS playoff games on local television stations – more on this below.
This week I take a look at honors in the NFL, some unimpressive performances, the playoffs, Tebow, bathrooms, the BCS, the FCS, ESPN3, the Facebook page, the NAIA and results from the Championship games in Missouri!
Like many football fans across Big Sky Country, I am upset that (apparently) the University of Montana Grizzlies and Montana State University Bobcats playoff football games won’t be shown on television in Montana.
I mentioned this in my highly read “Just Football” column yesterday and linked to a story in the Missoulian newspaper. Since then, the publicity about ESPN only showing the games on ESPN3, which is an internet-based channel, has grown tremendously.
There’s a Facebook page petition “Petition to have ESPN Have Feeds of FCS Playoff Games” that you can access HERE. Over 10,000 have signed up!
The three members (Two Democrats and one Republican) of the Montana Congressional delegation contacted ESPN – which is monumental in itself because they don’t agree on much of anything these days. Continue reading →