There are plenty of teams in the NFL that are awful and I mean AWFUL. There are your perennial losers such as the Washington Football Team, the Detroit Lions, and the Cleveland Browns. Then there are teams that are good, but aren't good enough, i.e. the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys. Then there are teams like the New York Jets, who are like a bad case of the runs after eating too much Taco Bell.
First off, the team hasn't had a competent quarterback in a looooooooooong time. I'm talking about decades since the last good Jets quarterback Joe Namath. We're talking 1960's Jets football here. Countless Jets quarterbacks have faltered in the green here, from an aging Brett Favre to Mark Sanchez to Geno Smith to the current incarnation, Sam Darnold. I bet you Sam Darnold will end up with a completion percentage hovering around 60% as he throws as many picks as he does touchdowns. It's destined to happen.
How do the Jets try and remedy their QB woes? By bringing in the so-called quarterback whisperer, Adam Gase. If you just take away the "e" in Gase's last name, you get gas. That is what the Jets have been at the quarterback position: a wet cheesecake fart straight from the bowels of Shrek himself. How many times will Gase take ownership for his mistakes before the Jets rip him out of their lower intestines?
Then there's owner Woody Johnson, who scared Jamal Adams away. Aside from questioning the legitimacy of Black History Month, Johnson has also made numerous remarks on the appearances of particular women. Johnson has also tried to get the Open Championship moved to one of Donald Trump's golf courses in Scotland as a U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. It doesn't help that his team sucks.
The Jets play true to their color, which is the color of vomit from moldy curry chicken. You shouldn't expect the Jets to win another Super Bowl under the Woody Johnson regime, either. Yes, the Jets may come off as those gritty underdogs in the New Jersey area. But they are the NFL's resident bowel movement. Thus, that is why you should avoid the New York Jets like the plague.
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October baseball is here and in a unique form. You have 16 teams in the mix, which will draw the ire of the "purists", but will generate interest from more fan bases. Baseball should see an exciting postseason, but there's the big question that remains. Who will win it all?
My answer will still be the Los Angeles Dodgers since they are the best team on paper. A stacked rotation even in the back end, a tough lineup top to bottom, and relief for days should make the Dodgers tough. If Clayton Kershaw can shake his postseason woes, the Dodgers should win their first title since 1988. I believe they will do it over the Tampa Bay Rays, though. I don't know if the Yankees will be able to make it through this year. I like Gerrit Cole, who has a proven postseason pedigree. However, New York's back end of the rotation could be costly. Tampa Bay has always been a great club in terms of relief and this year should be no different. They are also a power hitting lineup that can rake.
There are plenty of noteworthy headlines and question marks after Week 3 of the NFL season. Here's what went down in Week 3 of the NFL season.
The Atlanta Falcons blew another lead, this time at the behest of the Chicago Bears. DA Bears scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to stun the Falcons, 30-26, erasing a 16-point deficit in the process. Suddenly, Matt Ryan looks pedestrian, completing half of his passes for 238 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Dan Quinn's ass must be burning from his seat being so hot.
I have some big ambitions not just for when I get old, but in the next year. These next few steps will be crucial to getting to where I need to be. Here are a few goals and plans that I have for next year.
It's upset city in the fourth week of the football! Not even the defending champions are safe! Who hit the ground running and who went SPLAT! on their face(s)?
Other Losers: Louisiana needing a fourth-quarter comeback to win, Big 12's playoff hopes
While the expansion draft is still a ways away, it's not too late to pick some potential targets for the draft. Seattle Kraken fans will be hoping for the same stroke of luck the Vegas Golden Knights had in their inaugural season. How will they be able to achieve said stroke of luck? By possibly picking these guys in the draft.
Welcome to another edition of Steam Review, where I review games that are on Steam! This edition will take a look at everyone's favorite blue hedgehog, Sonic!
Sonic Mania is a game that was developed by Christian Whitehead, PagodaWest, Headcannon, and SEGA of America. Initially released on August 15, 2017, Sonic Mania was released for the Nintendo Switch, XBox One, Steam, Windows, and PlayStation 4. The game was produced on the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog's debut and pays homage to the original Sonic the Hedgehog games. In Sonic Mania, the premise is simple: Stop Dr. Eggman as you venture through various dimensions of the Sonic realm and fight various bosses.
That is in part of what makes Sonic Mania so appealing. The game does an excellent job of paying homage to the original Sonic games. There's even a reference to Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine as one of the bosses! You get various throwbacks such as Chemical Plant Zone, Oil Ocean Zone, Labyrinth Zone, and more in Sonic Mania.
While it did take me a while to get used to the fast-paced gameplay, I managed to do fine with enough practice. The music also slaps in this game, especially with the mid-boss theme. I will say that it can be a whirlwind to try and get the chaos emeralds. Still, the bonus stages are a blast.
Every 90's kid loves a good wave of nostalgia. This especially rings true with established franchises such as Sonic the Hedgehog. If you're itching for the days of the Sega Genesis or love a good fast-paced game, Sonic Mania is the right choice for you.
The reason is right below. A sexual misconduct scandal, taking away the fan's signs, a botched name change, and numerous mediocre seasons is why you should avoid the Washington Football Team like the plague. That's it.
The San Francisco 49ers have been hit hard by injuries to start 2020. The defending NFC champions were without Richard Sherman (calf), Dee Ford (back), and George Kittle (MCL sprain) after Week 1. Then, Week 2 went full 2020 and took away Nick Bosa (ACL), Raheem Mostert (MCL), Jimmy Garappolo (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Solomon Thomas (ACL) after the Niners' 31-13 victory over the Jets. Guess what, Niner fans? You're playing on the same surface that took away your players for Week 3 again against the Giants. Ouch. With that being said, should Niner fans be worried?
Here are a couple reasons why they should be worried. One reason is the tough-as-nails NFC West division. The Niners are last in the NFC West, with the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks all undefeated after two weeks. The division made moves to get better either now or for the long-term, which should worry Niner fans a bit. Another reason to be worried is that those injuries constitute over a FOURTH of San Francisco's starting lineup for the Super Bowl. That string of injuries could devastate a team for good before the season truly starts.
Now here's a couple reasons why the Niners should be fine. One, the schedule for the next month should be easy. You have games against the aforementioned Giants, who just lost Saquon Barkley to an ACL injury, the Dolphins, the struggling Eagles. The toughest game in the next four weeks will be at home versus the Rams. By that time, the Niners should have a good portion of those players back. That leads up to my other point: The Niners will play their tougher games later on. With two games against the Seahawks, a game against the Bills, the Patriots, the Saints, and the Cowboys, the Niners should have most of their players back by that time.
It's been a tough couple of days for Niners fans. It expects to be tougher waters to tread for them in the next month. But if everything breaks right in this light stretch, the Niners should be good to go for a playoff run.
Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season has gone full 2020 with unexpected events happening. What, you ask? Here's what.
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