By Joe Fuentes
Oh how I have missed you. It was a difficult summer with the way things ended between us. We both said and did some things we shouldn’t have; Jay Cutler got hurt and ruined the Bears season. But let’s not dwell on things from the past. It’s time for us to turn a new leaf.
A new chapter is starting in our relationship. Peyton Manning is finally back, but he’s with a different team. But I have to tell you, he hasn’t missed a missed a beat– orange might just be his new favorite color. The Bears finally got their receiver, well two receivers: Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. It was also the most points the Bears put up since 1999, and they looked great. The Chiefs… well the Chiefs are still the Chiefs. San Francisco looked awesome beating the Packers in Lambeau. Now here’s my problem. Those replacement refs. They didn’t look too good their first week out. For example, in the Seattle vs. Arizona game, they gave Seattle an extra timeout in the final 40 seconds of the game. I mean, I know this is the first week of the regular season, but things like that better not happen when my Bears are playing or if it’s a big primetime game.
Overall, it was a pretty good first week. It was the first time in NFL history that five teams put up 40 points or more in the first week. (Jets, Falcons, Ravens, Redskins, and Da Bears!) You also can’t get any better than the Bears winning their first game and the Packers losing theirs. Looking ahead to this week, Thursday brings a big game, Bears at Packers. So, if you could not put the referees from the Arizona game in Green Bay, that would be appreciated.
I’ll write to you in a couple weeks. Until then, I won’t stop watching and keep doing what you do. Don’t forget about me and the Bears.
5 Predictions on KU Football
1. KU wins two more games this season. Northern Illinois and Texas.
2. Dayne Crist will break out against Northern Illinois.
3. KU will have more rushing yards than passing yards at the end of the season.
4. Charlie Weis will not be fired even though the team will only win 3 games.
5. Even though we will only win three games, we will still look better than we did under Turner Gill.
Andy Murray won his first career major title yesterday defeating Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open. He is the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam singles championship. Last Wimbledon, Murray came close to victory, but was stopped by Roger Federer in the final. It was a great win for Murray, who also won the gold medal at the Olympics this summer. Serena Williams won the women’s Open title for the 4th time on Sunday.
Two weekends ago, Oklahoma St. had the biggest spread ever against Savannah St. at 68 points. Last weekend, Florida St. was given a 69.5 spread against Savannah. Florida St. pulled their starters after just a quarter, in which they gained 265 yards. So, you’re probably thinking that they were going to cover. But then during the game, Mother Nature appeared causing two weather delays which resulted in the second half being played on a running clock. The weather got so bad when they resumed that they couldn’t even finish the game, and the game was called in the middle of the 3rd. Florida State up 55-0. I guess even Mother Nature got bored watching.
Finally, the Arkansas Razorbacks lost to 30 point underdog Louisiana-Monroe at home in overtime, 34-31. The Warhawks put up 14 points in the 4th to force overtime, where they won a 16 yard touchdown run by their quarterback after holding the Razorbacks to just a field goal in their first possession of overtime. Arkansas was ranked 8th in the AP poll and this week was dropped out of the poll completely. It was the farthest drop by any team since Michigan was upset by Appalachian State in 2007.
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