Having lost two in a row, our Bills are starting to look more like pretenders than contenders. Was that explosive start to the season an illusion? Where's the offense? The Bills managed just 129 net yards of offense through three quarters before Drew Bledsoe closed the gap with a fourth-quarter flourish. That's simply not going to cut it in this league.
There goes the 16-0 season. Ricky Williams ran all over us and we managed just 118 yards of total offense. The Bills' only points came on Nate Clements' 54-yard interception return. Lets not make this a habit. It was ugly.
How bad was it? It forced me to visit the Prime Time Emmys to watch Everybody Loves Raymond win yet another award. And what's up with that? Not everybody loves Raymond. I don't even like him. That show is such an average comedy yet it seems to clean up come award time. If you want funny, watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. A friend of mine has made every episode available to download.
I could get used to this. Another game, another blow out for the good guys. I can't tell you what a joy it is to sit down and watch the Bills without that pansy Rob Johnson at the helm. In Drew we trust...
Again, Drew Bledsoe looked impressive throwing for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Although not on his game, Travis Henry was money in the red zone running for three scores. All in all it was another very convincing win for a sweet and tidy 2-0 start to the campaign. Next week we squish the fish.
Now that's what I call redemption. Lets hope this is an omen for the Bills 2003 season. 16-0 sounds more than reasonable to me.
I thought Drew Bledsoe had a solid game and the new-look Bills defense was dominant. Lawyer Milloy caused an interception, had a sack and recorded five tackles, Takeo Spikes had two interceptions and six tackles, and Sam Adams had a 37 yard interception return.
Bright's Grove, Ontario's Mike Weir is having the best season of his career. Weir won this year's Masters, is fifth on the PGA Tour money list and sixth in the world rankings. Everything is in order for Weir to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open since 1954.
Follow Weir in his pursuit of the national open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club here. Go Mike Go!
Why is it that Canada has such difficulty convincing its few NBA players to play for their nation? Last night we lost a berth in the 2004 Olympic Games when we fell to Puerto Rico by a score of 66-79.
Where was Jamaal Magloire, Rick Fox or even Carl English? As it was, only one Canadian NBA player gave up his summer to help us qualify for the next summer Olympic games. When an American player is invited to join the USA basketball team, they're honoured to represent their country. When a Canadian hockey player is invited to play for the red and white when the best is taking on the best, they too drop all for the cause. Why is Canadian basketball the exception?
We won't be in Athens, but don't place the blame on Steve Nash. This man is a Canadian basketball god and single handedly carried our team into the final four. This product of Victoria, BC is far and away the greatest basketball player our nation has ever produced. We're not worthy.
Pete Sampras is set to announce his retirement from professional tennis on Monday. With 64 singles titles, including a record 14 majors, Pistol Pete was clearly the dominant player of his generation. He finished at number one in the rankings a record six years from 1993-98.
Why don't we think of Pete Sampras the way we think of Michael Jordon, Wayne Gretzky and Joe Montana? The reason Pete Sampras never received the praise he deserves is because of his incredibly low-key personality. To be blunt, the man was as boring as watching paint dry. This man made Al Gore resemble John 'Bluto' Blutarsky from Animal House by comparison. With just a little of McEnroe's spice or Agassi's competitiveness, Pete would be going down in history as one of the greatest atheletes of all time in any sport. Instead, he's just that nice guy who won a lot of tennis matches.
When the Jets and Redskins kick off on September 4th, the 2003 NFL season will officially be underway. That means it's time to enter an NFL Football Pool. If you know me and are interested in joining our pool, contact me.
This pool is nice and simple. You make your picks on-line against the spread each week, and there are weekly winners and overall winners. It's only $40 and a lot of fun. Let me know if you're interested or want more details.
Tomorrow morning, the 85th PGA Championship tees off in Rochester, New York. If you were to believe the media, this is a must-win for slumping Tiger Woods. Lets look at the facts, shall we? Tiger has won 4 of 12 tour starts, has finished in the top 20 in every start, and was No.1 on the money list until Davis Love III won the International Sunday to join him as the only four-time winner. That's not a slump.
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