Caught My Eye…

January is moving very slowly. I hate this month. It must be the cold weather and frozen tundra I see out my back door.

Rest assured faithful readers, it has not prevented me from completing another edition of the (almost) award-winning “Caught My Eye.”

For the new readers out there, this weekly column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories that I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I add a little sarcasm in my comments.

So grab a cup of coffee and relax – this week’s edition of Caught My Eye is right below the jump. Continue reading

Football: It’s Almost Over

The major college football season ended last night with Auburn beating Oregon for the mythical Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship.

It was an entertaining game to watch. The 30+ days the teams had off showed as both teams were a little shaky in the scoreless first quarter.

I watched most of the 35 bowl games. Many were competitive and many had a lot of empty seats. About 32 of them were televised on the ESPN/ABC networks.

Ridiculous: Continue reading

The NFC South

Today I finish off my look at and predictions for the upcoming NFL season with a look at the NFC South. The NFC South is home to the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  You can check out all my predictions for the upcoming NFL season by going to “Categories” on the right side of the screen and selecting “Football.” 

New Orleans Saints:

The Saints won it all last year and took this division with a 13-3 record – and almost everyone is back this year. Will the party from the 2009 season leave them with a hangover? We’ll see right from the start as they host the Vikings in week one. The Saints will win the NFC South again, but the ride to the second consecutive Super Bowl will be derailed in the playoffs because they have a weak defense (11-5). Continue reading