FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dear Valued Reader:
Sports As Life is pleased to announce its most ambitious project to date. Starting today, the Sports As Life 2008 NFL Preview will begin. Last year's epic-length previews were
a rousing success not hated - as a result, this year the project has been expanded. So I am pleased to bring to you:
32 Teams in 30-Some Days
Ideally, I would do 32 teams in 32 days. However, I don't like tying myself down with constricting deadlines - so let's just say 30-some days. Definately before the start of the season anyway.
We'll start with the NFC, shall we? How about the East?
Hey baby, I see you looking over here baby
Are you gonna keep looking - or get up?
And talk to me
Here's an opportunity that don't want to miss tonight
-A Public Affair by Jessica Simpson
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I've never felt as bad about the existence of the Internet as I did while looking up all this Jessica Simpson-related material. However, I think the lyrics apply to the Cowboys in a roundabout way.
This year is the opportunity the Cowboys don't want to miss (tonight). They might be the most talented team in the NFC and are probably many people's prohibitive favorite to at least get into the Super Bowl.
And I will agree they are talented and are going to be fun to watch- with Tony Romo, Marion Barber, Terrell Owens, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and Roy Williams, et. al. Plus the Cowboys added Adam
That talent does seem to add up to a team that can win the Super Bowl. But I think it's going to add up to something else:
This team has more baggage issues than Air Canada... ooohhh, topical.
Terrell Owens is a borderline sociopath at the best of times. Add to the mix, gentlemen's club afficianado Adam Jones and don't forget gun enthusiast Tank Johnson. Then there's Tony Romo's on-again-off-again involvement with the Simpson
This is going to be the Greatest (Side)Show on Turf - settle down, that's the first of many bad puns this season so you better just get used to it.
Are we really to believe that the iron fist needed to keep this travelling freakshow together belongs to Wade Phillips? Colour me skeptical but I don't know if I buy it.
Teams are going to be gunning for the Cowboys. That plus their questionable character adds up to a disappointing season as far as I'm concerned. I think they're going to be hard pressed to get to 10 wins - probably 8-8 or 9-7. And that's a disappointment as far as the Cowboys are concerned.
If that happens, Jerry Jones' facelifts are going to come unglued and he'll resemble something like this: