Week Four Roundup


Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    For the record: “unbeated” in the first paragraph was initially a typo. But it’s staying in, because when I try my hand at sportswriting, there seems to be a Yogi Berra-like license to play fast and loose with the language.Report

  2. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    Who has the SF defense?

    They’re gonna get 20+ points again next week. Mark hates me for saying that, but it’s true anyway.Report

    • That’s me! I didn’t even mind that they made Sanchez look so bad that they’re going to start Tebow soon!Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Jaybird says:

        I watched that game (of course). The announcers were pretty good; they talked about football strategy instead of telling us that one team came to play or wanted it more. But at the end of the game, when the Jets were down by about two hundred points and Sanchez was completely ineffective, that is, it’s the classic time to bring in the backup and see if he can do anything, all they could talk about was the politics of the situation: Would it hurt Sanchez’s confidence? Would it start a QB controversy?Report

      • Avatar Fish in reply to Jaybird says:

        Rex Ryan has been pretty firm that Mark Sanchez is his starting quarterback. Sanchez’s problem is that he doesn’t make good decisions with the ball and can’t hit his wide receivers. Tebow has many of these same issues, but he does at least bring the running dimension into the game and he doesn’t fumble when he’s hit. However, Tebow takes a passing attack already on life support and switches off the respirator, making the Jets offense one-dimensional and far easier to stop.

        Much of his success in Denver, also, was due in part to good wide receivers like Eric Decker and the tight-end-in-wide-receiver-clothing Demaryius Thomas. He doesn’t have targets like that in New York, and it’s even worse now that Santonio Holmes may be lost for the season. Dustin Keller is a very good tight end, but he won’t be catching many passes from the bench (hamstring).Report

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  4. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    I’ll also point out that I was helped a large part by Tom Brady finally playing like Tom Brady.Report

  5. Avatar Fish says:

    I think I used up my entire quotient of luck for the season in the final 3:30 of Monday Night Foosball.Report