Thanks to my two-year-old son, I’ve seen a lot of Sesame Street episodes. I’m not sure if it was a good lesson for him, but I really enjoyed Ricky Gervais singing Elmo a celebrity lullaby. With that in mind, this week’s six-pack of thoughts is all about words that start with the Letter B.
- Blasphemous. The Steelers kicked a field goal in overtime to beat the Bills, 19-16, after Buffalo’s Steve Johnson dropped what would’ve been the game-winning TD pass on a prior possession. Amazingly, after the game, Johnson blamed god, tweeting “I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME !!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…” Let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be around Johnson if the sky gets dark.
- Broncos. Kicker Kyle Brotzman missed short field goals at the end of regulation and in overtime that could’ve kept alive Boise State’s dream of reaching the BCS title game. While there have been the usual idiots attempting to harrass him and his family, an amazing and inspirational thing has happened. As of this post, over 20,000 people like The Bronco Nation Loves Kyle Brotzman facebook group and there are tons of posts praising him for his previous feats and telling him to keep his head up because the fans are still rooting for him. Now that’s what college sports SHOULD be about!
- Bolting. TCU is leaving the Mountain West conference to join the Big East in all sports. Not only will this make it easier for the Horned Frogs to reach a BCS bowl, it will probably save Big East football. Too bad TCU can’t represent the Big East this season.
- Bump. As if Phil Jackson’s recent comments weren’t enough, there’s now another controversy involving Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra. In the middle of their loss to Dallas on Saturday, LeBron and Spoelstra bumped into each other as the Heat called timeout. This isn’t the first time this has happened, as LeBron banged into his old Cavs boss, Mike Brown, when the two were together in Cleveland. Watch both videos and judge for yourself whether LeBron is doing it intentionally.
- Bears. Jay Cutler is still the quarterback. Mike Martz is still the offensive coordinator. Yet the Monsters of the Midway keep winning, becoming the first team this season to beat Michael Vick and the Eagles in a game he started and finished. Combined with Green Bay’s loss, Chicago is now first in the NFC North at 8-3. I see it, but I still don’t believe it.
- Beast. When talking about the best receivers in the NFL, you better mention Dwayne Bowe. He’s scored 14 touchdowns this season, an incredible 13 of them in the last seven weeks. He torched the Seahawks for 13 catches, 170 yards and three scores as the Chiefs continued to lead the AFC West.
THERE IT IS!