The Green Bay Packers began a three game road trip with a stunning 30-27 loss at Indy. Stunning in the fact that the Pack led 21-3 at halftime and the Colts showed no inclination to make a game of it. Somehow the Packer defense collapsed completely and had no answer for Reggie Wayne. The veteran caught 13 balls for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Andrew Luck showed why he was the #1 pick staying cool in the pocket and throwing for 362 yards and two scores.
I think we have to admit that the Packers have questions on both sides of the ball...but especially defense. The secondary is not good and teams with good passing games will be able to exploit that. And what about Mason Crosby? Just a bad game or something more?
They now have to face one of the best teams in football at Houston. Does it bode well that they can stop Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub if they couldnt stop the Andrew Luck, Donald Brown & Reggie Wayne?
Maybe the Badgers are a bit better than they've shown. The defense is getting healthy and the O-line finally opened some holes in the second half and Montee Ball showed maybe he's not done yet. James White also showed a nice burst and Joel Stave should get better with every game. They shoud be able to handle Purdue this week.
What is it about Umpires, Referees & League officials that they cannot admit a mistake and move on? They have to try and convince us that a bad call was the right call and we didnt really see what we thought we saw. The only thing worse than the call against the Packers in the Seahawk game was the laughable response from Roger Goodell and the NFL saying it was the right call. Now comes this debacle in baseball. The incredible infield fly call in the Braves-Cardinal game on Friday night didnt lose the game for the Braves...they did that on their own with alot of sloppy defense...but the call was so bad it inspired the crowd to litter the field with garbage and forced a 19 minute delay. Then to top it off the league trotted out Joe Torre and the umpires to claim it was the right call. I challenge any of my umpiring friends to look at that play and tell me they would have called the infield fly rule on it...there is no way. When a league tries to tell us we didnt really see what we thought we saw they undermine their credibility a little bit more.
We already know that there are some major league umpires who bring new meaning to the word "arrogant". They are confrontational when they should be peacemakers...they are condescending when ever they are questioned and with the advent of high-def tv screens and super slo-mo we see that they are indeed more fallible than we have been told. The point is...don't double down on a mistake or blown call...just admit to human fallability and move on. That would certainly be easier for us as fans to accept than trying to tell us we are blind and dumb
The Wausau East Lumberjacks and DC Everest Evergreens kept their playoff hopes alive with wins on Friday night. Everest should have no problem handling Kaukauna this week. The Ghosts are winless on the season. East will have a tougher task as they try to win the Wausau Log and earna second straight trip to the postseason with a win against the Wausau West Warriors at Thom Field. West cant make the playoffs and you know they would like nothing better than to keep East out as well. Should be a great Friday night and I'll have the game for you live on Foxsports1390.
Songs Of the day (from my I-pod)
Kingdom Of Days-Bruce Springsteen (2009) a cut from the Working On A Dream album...the last album featuring the late Danny Federici
Kinky Reggae-Bob Marley & Wailers (1973) some hypnotic fun