It was eight months ago today that I started The Mighty Quinn Media Machine, and coincidentally, this is the 400th post I've put up. (50 posts a month, not bad, eh?) It continues to be a blast writing this blog, and hopefully I'll reach 600 posts on my first anniversary!
It was another lost weekend for the Vikings. They jumped out to a 14-10 lead over Green Bay yesterday, but an 82-yard TD pass from Brett Favre to Donald Driver with 48 seconds to play before halftime doomed them. The Vikings could only manage a field goal by the last minute of the game, and they wound up losing, 23-17. They just continue to struggle on offense big time. They are now 4-5, and any chance of winning a wild card berth continues to decline with each passing week.
I was at Professor Thom's yesterday, along with many Patriots fans, as the Jets pulled an upset, 17-14, in the rain and fog at Foxboro. It wasn't the best played game by either team, but the Jets led from start to finish. The crowd at the bar was rather unhappy, but there were a few Jets fans on hand. No matter how the rest of the year goes, it has been a step up for the Jets from 2005.
As for the Giants, it was a competitive game last night with the Bears until a 52-yard field goal attempt came up short, and it was returned by Devin Hester for a 108-yard TD, tying the record for the longest TD run in NFL history. The Giants were cooked after that, and Chicago went on to a 38-20 win. It now appears that the Bears are the class of the NFC, as they've bounced back nicely after last week's pounding they took at the hands of the lowly Miami Dolphins.
Good news for Notre Dame and Rutgers fans, as they both moved up in the BCS rankings. The Fighting Irish is now #5, and the Scarlet Knights are now #6 overall. The major upsets on Saturday helped both move up. It promises to be an exciting finish for both teams as the regular NCAA season comes to a close.
94 days until pitchers and catchers report. It's never to early to start counting, even if the winter weather still hasn't arrived yet.