"Crabcakes and football, that's what Maryland does" for all my wedding crashers out there.
Time to put on the Grown Man Pads! Enough with these NBA summer league games. Kevin Durant giving Lebron James the blues with 59 points at Hill Fieldhouse on the campus of the good Morgan State University. All attention must be turned to the NFL! With particular focus being paid to the divisional rivalry games of week 1.
By far the hardest hitting game, not just of week 1, but the entire season. Steelers at Ravens. Two perennial top 10 defenses that love to smack each other in the mouth, and might have a few choice words about your momma while they do it. Big Ben and the Steelers have had their way with Ray Lewis and the Ravens when it's all on the line. The Ravens have to "Walk that aisle" in the words of Ric Flair in order to get where they want to go, Festivus Maximus.
And lets take a drive down the I-95, where Rex Grossman is getting the start week 1 over John Beck. Shanahan has not had much QB success since Elway. I guess he's going with the veteran, 4 years difference in experience, but only 1 year age difference. Regardless of the starter, big blue is bringing a banged up defense to FedEx Field. The battering ram Brandon Jacobs is still in the backfield, but the other Manning seems ineffective without Plaxico. Lets see if the Skins D can contain the Giants, now they let go of the 100 million dollar headache. If Hightower can tote the rock like Terrell Davis did in Shanahans glory days, the Redskins may be on to something!
Lets light the grills and have a wonderful time this coming Sunday, but lets also remember those that were lost, being that this is the 10 year anniversary of 9-11!
Bigthyme, The Icon