So the New National Football League season is upon us.
And at last we are getting multiple games a week on Free To Air TV on Channel One, which when your building does not allow cable is a fantastic development, plus we get a couple of College Games a week as well, although from what I gather ESPN gets all the really good College Games and a lot of the others can be blow outs or not affect the BCS so they may not be too exciting.
The big thing is now, will One screw us, as they have done with the Baseball and show the game Live whilst we are at work and the replay it at 3am, which is a fantastic time when you have to work the next day, which by the way is the exact reason we missed it when it was live in the first place... Well Done One, and the programming genius who made that boneheaded decision.
However with the amount of Promo's for the NFL that I have seen it appears that they should be a bit kinder and they are certainly replaying Titans-Steelers at 6pm which is a good start.
Thankfully the season falls in our summer too so there is not going to be too many other sports filling the schedule to push NFL replays to the wee hours so the first signs are encouraging.
Big year for my team the 'Skins, a winning season and we can avoid our moron of an owner (yes fellow skins fans, we can see he is a moron from 14000 miles away too, you don't need to be in DC to see Snyders an idiot) but yes a winning season should help us avoid another QB and Coach swap come the end of the year and hopefully start to build some consistency into the organisation, from what i am reading, AND I READ A LOT ABOUT THIS STUFF, training camp has not exactly set the local media in DC to be planning their SUperbowl Trips but just a solid playoff run would be nice after the terrible fade out last year as our O-Line started to resemble a bunch of Turnstile Operators on the Metro just waving opposing Ends and Tackles through to have their way with Campbell, whose QB play obviously suffered as he spent all his time dodging 300lb human missiles coming at him from all angles (how painful was that Steelers game to watch for anyone with love for the 'skins)
So in a nutshell very tough to see it happening but fingers crossed for a winning season, if only an owner was like a head coach and could be fired, then I would be hoping for a losing season so we could see the back of Snyder. It'll never happen but it would be great if AMerican Sports could go with the Australian Model where the teams are owned by the fans, where you are a MEMBER not a SEASON TICKET HOLDER and where as a member you get a chance to vote out Woeful Presidents at the end of their term (would love to throw in aCOllingwood crack here, but Eddie is doing quite a good job). Still it wont happen so we are stuck with Snyder for now, I was really hoping the GFC would wipe him out and force him to sell, but alas, that did not come to pass.
Its almost worth wishing for a double dip recession if we could be assured it would bankrupt Snyder, I am sure many skins fans would give up their employment for 6 months to not have to endure another god knows how many seasons of Snyderball in DC.
THURSDAY, the guessing ends, but unfortunately for us who love the Redskins, by the end of the weekend the dreams may end with them. 5 - 11 anyone???