Cobbling together a PRs defense
OK, let me get this straight now. How many enemies did I make
Very few questions are involved here, just the usual late week bellyaching, and oh boy, here's an e-mail from
"As a season ticket owner for the St. Losers, I mean the St. Louis Rams, I have one question: Why would you put them above the Raiders?" Huh? Next few sentences are about the team's general ineptness, but here's the snapper, and it is why I have bestowed on this little lady my coveted E-mailer of the Week Award.
Oh boy, is this my kind of letter. I ranked the Raiders dead last and the Rams one position above them because of the level of coaching. Oakland was a freewheeling, undisciplined mess Monday night. Ten penalties, etc. Now let's get down to business. Cobb salad. Named after
Ha ha. Cobb salad. Named after its creator,
• The Arizona gang includes
• New England drops only to second, despite
• "Aren't the defending champs No. 1 until they lose?" asks
"You're setting yourself up for a major knockoff with that one," the
• Next batter! OK, Buffalo, you're up. What did I do now? First word comes from the Queen City's own
"The Bills have been playing smart and with heart," adds
• And now we say aloha as the sun sinks over the ratings and move on to real football.
The defense counters not by rushing so many people that it becomes an eight vs. eight logjam, but rushing fewer, making the offense waste its troops, and then swarming the receivers downfield, looking for the pick. The eternal tides of warfare, high tide and ebb tide, advance and recede, as analysts such as poor old Z survey the battlefield through their field glasses, like European observers at Civil War battlefields, and then try to put it all into coherent form for their loyal readers.
• Nice comments from
• Matt of "none given," and I know why he gives none because he fears the wrath of Jets fans who see in
You're preaching to the choir, pal. Next comment.
"Favre was the one who did the Pack wrong, not the other way around." Couldn't agree more. That calls for a drink. "I'm having a dinner party and need a red wine for an Italian meal," he writes. Linda's favorite Italian wine is amarone, and the easiest to find is Masi, but it's not cheap. Another great thing with Italian food is a good, spicy Zinfandel from California. See if you can find a Seghesio Old Vines, Family Vineyard. Again, not cheap but simply terrific.
• Saving the best for last. Am I joking about the Redhead charting a bit of Denver-Oakland for me while I caught a few z's? asks
Luck has nothing to do with it. Linda and many others underwent a rigorous charting exam before wedding bells rang... honey, just kidding...for God's sake, just kidding. Now look what I done?