Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thoughts on the Big Game

I have been amazed there has been so little Superbowl discussion this year so far. I think all media have learned the lesson that if you write about and talk about the game for 24 hours for 2 weeks, people get burned out. I will have a more thorough preview up next weekend but I did want to make a point or two about the game that have been missed so far.

1. The Indianapolis Colts are About to Have Things Speed Up. A Lot.
I had this point in mind just from playoff games, but after review of the Colts schedule I am even more confident about this. What do I mean?

Here are the Colt opponents from December 6 on:
-12/6 Tennessee Titans
-12/13 Denver Broncos
-12/17 Jacksonville Jaguars
-12/27 New York Jets (1 half)
-1/3 Buffalo Bills (no real playing time from starters)

Playoffs
-1/16 Baltimore Ravens
-1/24 New York Jets
Notice a pattern?

How about all of these teams are severely limited offensively. Not one has a real passing attack. The last two games against the Ravens and Jets featured the offensive fireworks of a wet brick of jumping jacks.

Speed? None of these teams had much speed, especially at the receiver spot.

I think the Colts may be a little shocked when game time comes and they are faced with the number one offense in the league at full speed.

2. The New Orleans Saints Will Feel Bigger
After going against the Minnesota Vikings and their ginormous defensive line and gigantic offensive line, the Saints may well feel a bit bigger against the smallish fronts of the Colts. The Saints were able to run moderately well against the Vikings who are the leagues best rush defense. The Saints were able to generate severe pressure against a rock solid Minnesota offensive line. I think the Colts lines are much smaller, though much quicker.

Any reader knows I am in the tank for the Saints, but these two points are clear to me and not just my slant. We shall see.

Automotive Corner
Reader Watchtower made me terribly jealous a while back as he purchased the Mustang Bullit muscle car. Take a look at this thing:

Very nice indeed.

It seems Watchtower cannot stay away from horsepower and checked out the all new 2010 Camaro SS and even took it for a spin. A visual:

That thing looks angry!

My all time favorite car, the 1963 Split Window Corvette may well never be matched for stunning beauty:

Perfection.

I drive the Infiniti G35X AWD sedan and it is the best car I have ever had:

Still, it is not a growling, angry looking, mega powered muscle car so I guess I am still jealous!

Bonus!
Let' make it an all macho night as I just found a clip of the best sword dual in the Highlander series, Mcleod vs Grayson at the sulphur mine:

AWESOME!

Have a good night.

4 comments:

watchtower said...

I love seeing those beautifully restored split window Vettes on TV at the Barrett-Jackson auctions.


Just yesterday I saw an old beat up truck with a brand new 52" big screen TV in the back, first thing I thought of was, "must be getting ready for the big game".

A man has got to have his priorities straight : )

getyourselfconnected said...

Watchtower,
When I was looking for the pictures I came across a C7 corvette page that showed a split window type body. I wonder what it will look like.

Go Saints!

GawainsGhost said...

I think you're right about the Big Game. The reason why the Colts have not won as many playoff games as they could have is because they have an undersized defense that doesn't face too many offensive juggernauts till the post-season.

Peyton Manning really is very good though. Given time he can disect just about any defense. So the key will be to pressure him.

I like the Saints' chances. I only hope they don't get caught up in the excitement of the event, this being their first time and all. If they stay within themselves and play their game, they should win.

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains,
I just saw the ESPN halftime interview with Brees and Manning and I think both are VERY focused. I think matchup wise the Saints are way ahead, but as you say, can they handle the pressure?

PS to all,
name your favorite car!