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My Connecticut dead-tree edition of the New York Times has no mention of yesterday’s Stanford – Notre Dame football game. Not even a line listing the score in the Scoreboard.
I knew Notre Dame football was slipping off the radar, but I didn’t realize how far the process had progressed.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, …
I am not a sailor. But I have always found the time to follow the America’s Cup Defense. It was a lot more difficult this time. No trials to select a challenger. No coverage on ESPN. I ended up following the Cup via the New York Times.
And now I’m watching a rerun of the deciding race via the 33rd America’s Cup web site.
If I were a better man, then I wouldn’t begrudge UConn its basketball success.
I’ll be rooting for Stanford tonight, because they’re my team. And they’re a big underdog to the top ranked, undefeated juggernaut from UConn.
But it isn’t UConn’s fault that the NCAA ignored Stanford’s #2 ranking in the polls and judged them only the 5th best team in the women’s tournament.
And it isn’t UConn’s fault that Stanford has regressed from a perennial favorite to a team that is underrated by the selection committee.
So I really don’t know why I was rooting for Michigan State over UConn last night.
Maybe it is karmic payback for Elway forcing a trade from Baltimore to Denver back in 1983.
Maybe Josh McDaniels was just too green and too insecure to handle this first crisis as a NFL head coach.
Maybe agent Bus Cook saw an opportunity to rewrite a cap-friendly rookie contract to favor his player [and himself].
Maybe Jay Cutler needs to grow up and realize that this was business not personal.
But one thing is for sure – Jay Cutler is now a Bear not a Bronco. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos. This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned.
I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time. His contributions hold a special place in Broncos history.
- Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen
I never expected this. Bowlen had always maintained that Shanahan would be his coach as long as he wanted the job.
I believe that the MasterMind is one of the best 2 or 3 offensive minds in football. If he has a failing, then it lies in his ability to evaluate defensive talent – in players and coaches.
This only makes sense if Bowlen asked for Shanahan to relinquish some of his authority and Shanahan refused. Anything else and Bowlen has made a huge mistake.
Bravo, Mike Shanahan, Bravo
With over 900 yards of offense in this game, overtime was going to be a 50-50 proposition. Win the flip and win the game or lose the flip and watch the other team take it in for the win.
Not today. With one play to either win the game outright or tie the game, the MasterMind goes for the win. And gets it.
As a longtime fan, I’ve never doubted that the Denver Broncos have been snubbed by the NFL Hall of Fame. But it is nice to have an independent analysis back that up.
According to this method, the Broncos have every reason to feel screwed by the Hall of Fame. This is a team with two titles and six Super Bowl appearances, plus nearly 50 years of history, but their HoF membership ranks down with the recent expansion teams.