Every NFL season, I reach a point of retrospect, when I look back at my fantasy drafts to determine which players I could have picked instead of who I actually picked. I know, it’s stupid because what the hell did I know then? I’m just glad that I grabbed Alfred Morris so I could ride him until Mike Shanahan trades for Kevin Smith and Ronnie Brown. But the one player that I’ve looked back on already was Jay Cutler, who I was convinced was going to be the premium backup option this year.
When I’m wrong, I’m really f*cking wrong.
Monday Night Football: Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET on ESPN
J-Cutty and the Bears will take on Tony Romo and the Cowboys in the battle of “How the Hell are These Teams 2-1?” on the grandest stage in pro football. Of course, to be fair, both of these teams have a great deal of talent, but neither is living up to the hype. Beyond football, though, I’d really like to see Brandon Marshall and Warren Sapp fight, because both of them deserve to be punched a few times.
WWE Monday Night Raw – 8 PM ET on USA
Here’s my ignorant wrestling question of the week – when did they stop calling it RAW is WAR? Doesn’t matter. What matters is this is the greatest GIF ever made.
MLB: Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals – 8:15 PM ET on FOX Sports Midwest
MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers – 10:10 PM ET on FOX Sports Left Coast
Seeing as the Atlanta Braves set the bar very high for the phrase “epic collapse” last season, I’d call the Oakland Athletics’ situation, were they to lose their last three games to cough up their wild card spot to the L.A. Angels, a mild collapse. So with all due respect to the Angels, I think the AL cards are pretty much set.
The NL’s second wild card, though, is still up for grabs, as the St. Louis Cardinals’ magic number is at 2. Both the Redbirds and the Dodgers are facing playoff teams that are resting, but if you don’t think that Dusty Baker is going to do everything within his power to keep St. Louis out of the playoffs, well then I have some cleats I’d like to kick you in the back with.