|Sunday Afternoon: Ford Field Days.
||[Sep. 8th, 2003|12:39 pm]
I blinked awake at the hour of 11 AM with quite the bleary eyes, which soon to follow was a runny nose from allergies. I felt like hell, driving at ten to noon to Jim's house . . . but I was going no matter what . . . it was Opening Day for the NFL, and we had tickets to Ford Field.|
The new Lions home is magnificent. It's what architecture does at it's finest. That's pretty much my opinion, but I think it's the same one that many others have . . . even if you hate football, you really should take a tour of Ford Field if you like architecture.
Who knew that the Lions game was going to be one of the best in the league on Sunday? There were bigger surprises, like the Bills skunking New England, and San Fran's shaming of Chicago.
However, no one expected Jesus Joey Harrington to throw 4 TDs, nor did anyone expect the Detroit and Arizona matchup to become the Rookie Wideout Step Show.
That extended diving catch that Rogers made for his other score was exactly why the Lions picked him . . .
And Boldin's not as talented as his stats showed. Sure, he was jumping around Lions secondary like a jack rabbit, but any NFL wideout can do that. Word to the wise: Someone bench Jimmy Wyrick. Assigned to cover Boldin, he allowed the same cross pattern play from Boldin in slot all day, and that was the only pass pattern that Jeff Blake (tons of delay of game penalties) could complete. Blake's stats are also over-rated at this point.
Word to fantasy gamers: The Arizona Cardinals will finish last place in the NFL. Their OL, #65, whoever that was, had over a handful of false starts, all by himself. I guess that contract was really worth it, lol.
The Cardinals, in short, were the absolutely haphazard, unorganized, shitty overall team that Detroit was last year . . . . and the Cardinals were bad last year. Good luck Emmitt Smith, this season will only allow you to pad your record rushing stats.