[Editor’s note: Each week, Big MB’s regales us with his post entitled I’ll Tell You This, in which he tells us…whatever it is he wants to tell us. This week, he will no doubt be gloating that his Colts grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat last night in Miami — proving him right and me wrong. In fact, maybe I just shouldn’t even post this and blame it on an “internal server error”…?
Tempting, but nah. It’s my fault for betting against the great Peyton Manning. Gloat away Big MB.]
Here are my top 5 stories for this week kids. Hope you enjoy!!
1. JRod was WRONG! Colts win to go 2-0.
In what was a great Monday Night Football game, the Colts emerged victorious after poor clock management by the Dolphins was sealed by a last second interception in the end zone by the Colts that secured a 27-23 victory in Miami.
An 80-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark from Peyton Manning on the first play of the game would only be outdone by a screen pass that second-year man Pierre Garcon would take to the house to give the Colts their 27-23 lead.
Miami did look very impressive in their Wildcat offense, accumulating over 200 yards on the ground.
I’ll Tell You This: Folks as promised, for those of you who caught last week’s podcast with JRod and myself, I am happy to say:
JROD WAS WRONG!!!!
However, I will also say Indy got lucky this week. Miami dominated on the ground on both sides of the ball, and held the Colts to under 15 minutes of total time of possession.
The Colts have improved to 2-0, but still have much to work on. The run game must improve, and the defense must improve on all fronts if this team wants to become a true Super Bowl contender.
Oh, and I kept my promise from the podcast. Jerod received a call from yours truly, gloating over the Colts victory.
2. J-E-T-S…..Jets, Jets, Jets!!!
The Jets backed up the smack they had talked in the week leading up to their match-up with the mighty Patriots by keeping New England out of the end zone and allowing only 9 points from the NFL “juggernaut”.
After the game Jets’ rookie QB Mark Sanchez offered a respectful handshake to Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick, but Belichick shrugged Sanchez off.
The Patriots fell to 1-1.
I’ll Tell You This: In all my years of watching football, I have never been a Jets fan, but I found myself rooting for the Jets as if they were my very own Colts.
Belichick once again proved that he has absolutely no sportsmanship. While he is one of the best winners in the NFL, he is obviously one of the worst losers in sports.
Here’s where I complain.
The Patriots should be 0-2, if it were not for that idiot kick returner for Buffalo (who in the best interest of his home not getting vandalized again, will remain unnamed). Had he just taken a knee instead of trying to be the hero, the Bills win the game.
The Patriots have now been exposed. They are not the team to beat this year and they are sore losers. They are overrated.
3. The Cubs Got It Right….Finally!!!
Bradley was on record with a local Illinois newspaper as saying “You understand why they haven’t won in 100 years here” in reference to being scratched from the lineup.
I’ll Tell You This: Finally, some exciting news for Cubs fans.
Hopefully Bradley has played his last game in a Cubs uniform.
He has been nothing but a trash-talking, embarrassing, overrated, loud mouthed, disappointment to the Cubs and their fans. His head is so big that one may think that his ego is on steroids.
And to think, the Cubs let Mark DeRosa go for the chance to snag Bradley. Maybe that’s why they haven’t won in 100 years. Who knows. There’s always next year.
4. Thunder and Lighting
The first two weeks of this young NFL season have been the most exciting start to a season that I can remember.
Headlining Week 2 were two outstanding performances by two different running backs.
Although it was in a losing effort, from the get-go Chris Johnson put on a clinic against the young Houston Texans. Johnson had two long TD runs, including a 91-yard run on 3rd and 11, as well as a long touchdown reception.
The thunder came from what may be the dark horse of the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers. Frank Gore busted out back-to-back 80-yard touchdown runs and netted over 200 yards on the ground in the 49ers’ manhandling of division rival Seattle.
I’ll Tell You This: This has already been one hell of a season.
Honorable mentions for big games this week also go to Andre Johnson and Matt Shaub of the Texans, Peyton Manning and Dallas Clark of the Colts, Philip Rivers of the Chargers, and Ray Lewis of the Ravens for his big 4th down play that secured a win for Baltimore.
I hope this continues. This season has already been so fun to watch. It almost makes me want to go out and spend the $300.00 for NFL Sunday Ticket. Almost.
5. The MSF Weekly NFL Podcast
Hosted by MSF writers Jerod Morris and yours truly, Myles Berry, MSF takes a weekly look at the NFL.
Features include: The Monday Night Argument, Myles and Jerod’s NFL Locks against the spread, and the general banter that comes when these two butt heads on the mic.
I’ll Tell You This: Make sure you check out this week’s upcoming podcast, in which Jerod will feast on a big helping of crow from the Monday Night game.
[Editor’s Note: I will feast on nothing.]
Another exciting week of I’ll Tell You This is in the books kids! Stay tuned for this week’s podcast. We’ll see you next week!
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* – Milton Bradley photo credit: Fantasy Haven