I am, in no way, an unbiased observer. I was at Kellen Moore’s first game against Idaho State four years ago, probably watched at least 46 to 50 of his 53 games for Boise State, and woe him the fact that my favorite college football program just finished the winningest (apparently not a word) four year stretch in college football history. Having said that I believe this. I believe that he can be an NFL success.
Nit Picks are a little late for this weekend, but still relevant, I promise. We have the usual ramblings with David Nelson, the college football system and more Drake, among other things, and with five links rather than picks that would have been dated by now.
It is undeniable that the Dallas Cowboys have talent in all three facets of the game, and yet they sit at 2-3 after going 6-10 (with largely the same roster) last year. It is impossible to find a glaring weakness on the team. Jackson Morgus thinks it is possible that they are good at playing football, they simply lack the skill of winning football games. Continue reading
Nit Picks is back for another week, keeping up this week with some of the latest viral trends (like Occupy Herbstreit) on the internet that have been gracing us over the past week, as well as getting to the usual football rambling. Let’s GO. Continue reading
Nit Picks is back for the weekend, with an idea that makes too much sense for all involved, revulsion at the treatment of a certain injured quarterback, and the gambling picks as always. Continue reading
Nit Picks are back, and Boise State seems to be dominating all of the football related thoughts that Jackson Morgus can manage this weekend, as they attempt to destroy the Wolfpack and extract glorious, hateful revenge. Continue reading
This nit-picks column is inspired by a lot of writers, and a lot of weekend preview sort of features that run across the internet each week. More than any other, though, Drew Magary’s Jamberoo inspired me to start doing it, and while I would never want to rip off Magary, anyone who has read both this and Drew knows that his style is something that I have taken from over the past year. Drew Magary has a novel that recently came out, and with that in mind, the first item on this week’s nitpicks (which I am counting as 4 or 5) is a short column about Magary. After that there is the usual swearing and nonsensical ranting. Enjoy. Continue reading
Hey, guess what?
Football is back.
That’s great news. Let’s celebrate with the return of NitPicks, shall we?
(FWIW, I stayed away – largely, anyways – from the Boise game, and I’ll get to that on its own.) Continue reading
Good news for people who are sick of not having anything to concentrate on, and have been forced to actually go outside the past few weeks. Last night was our last night of utter boredom before football makes its glorious return for the first Thursday night of the year. TONIGHT.
That is right, that means that starting tomorrow, we will have actual games and actual meaningful competition to distract ourselves with, as the start of the college football season is followed shortly thereafter by NFL, NHL and the baseball playoffs. In other words, we are freed.
That means that we can bid adieu to all of the pointless, manufactured ‘debates’ and ‘questions’ that we endure every day on the internet and on SportsCenter that fill the hours between the Stanley Cup Finals and the start of football. That also means that we need to answer these issues before we forget that they ever existed because we have games to watch.
Luckily, I am here to do just that. There isn’t much time, though, so I will just run through it as fast as I can. Continue reading
Plaxico Burress is a free man and looking for gainful employment in the National Football League as we speak. While this is mainly because Plax didn’t get cable in the joint and is therefore unaware that there probably won’t be an NFL season next year and he would be better off looking elsewhere in order to uphold his parole conditions and pay off his legal fees. This release has led to an orgy of just plain TERRIBLE writing in the past couple of weeks. Since I have no way of avoiding it, I may as well mock it. Let’s go. Continue reading