It's always a good day when the Packers get hammered. So, is it time to stick a fork in Green Bay?
Not so fast, Tim.
Look at the Packers schedule. They've got home games against Carolina, Houston and Detroit and road games against Jacksonville and Chicago.
You figure they can win all the home games. As for the road games, we saw last weekend how hopeless Jacksonville has become. The Chicago game will probably be a loss. Still, I can see the Packers going 4-1 the rest of the way and pulling a division title out of their ass. I could also see the Vikings going 1-4 over their final five games. Anything is possible in this division. Don't count the Packers out yet. Sigh.
Surely this is the end of Donovan McNabb's time in Philly.
Starting now, you're going to see a lot of stories suggesting McNabb would be a great fit in Minnesota with Brad Childress (assuming, of course, Childress is in Minnesota next season). Would a quarterback with multiple Pro Bowls on his resume look good in purple? You bet. But McNabb does come with some baggage and he's on the downside of his career at 32, which is why he's going to be available. Also, if Childress does get canned after the season, maybe the new coach doesn't think McNabb is the right guy. Anyway, it will make for some interesting speculation in Minnesota over the next few months.
Here's a funny little story. But not one mention of the S.O.D. - Onterrio Smith.
And I found I couldn't take my eyes off the Fox robot while watching the Vikings/Jaguars game Sunday.
I've always been confused as to what the point of the robot is anyway. But who within the network decides that, hey, this Sunday we're going to give the robot a guitar and have him strut around performing Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townsend-like guitar moves? I was disappointed when the robot didn't get down on its knees, pour lighter fluid on the guitar and set it on fire ala Hendrix at Monterrey in '67.
Meanwhile, we all await word on the Williams brothers (bom, ba ba bom!)
Check out Mike Lombardi's quick assessment of Childress' KOA at the bottom of this post.
Day One Installation? Pretty damning stuff.