Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Petrino Protocol

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special “Hey” goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

A lot to talk about today and not enough time – so we’ll pick one topic for your consideration.

Atlanta Falcons Coach Bobby Petrino announced he was leaving the team to take a job with Arkansas. The question of the day is – Bobby Petrino, coward or realist?

From our perspective, we are giving him credit for admitting defeat and walking away from a situation that is too far gone for him to fix – even if he partly to blame for some of it.

There are those who will criticize him for quitting on his players and walking away from his team – but think of it from the perspective of the 15-20 (or so) remaining Falcons fans; would you want him to stay there when he is clearly in over his head?

Fans across the NFL should be looking at their teams and asking their coaches to do the honourable (if somewhat cowardly) thing and just resign. Fans in Miami, Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Kansas City, St. Louis, San Francisco, Washington and, to a lesser extent, Philadelphia should be organizing marches outside their home stadiums and demanding their coaches commit the act of “Petrinoism”, for the good of their respective cities and teams.


FC Porto Midfielder Lucho Gonzalez scored the opening goal, with winger Ricardo Quaresma scoring the insurance goal in the Dragoes 2-0 win over Besiktas in Champions League. The little team that could finished 1st in their group and move into the knockout round.

Tampa Bay Lightning C Brad Richards logged 30+ minutes of ice time on one leg (after leaving the game against the Leafs with an injury) to lead his team to a shootout win over Montreal – an assist and a goal in the shootout. Good times whenever the Habs lose.

Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s Outstanding Male Athlete. Word is there was a game against the Flyers last night…meh.


We were 2-1 last night and have a correction to one of the lines posted – the Blues were - $160 last night (according to Bowmans – our normal source for lines/spreads). So the total for the night was + $40, brining the total for the week up to + $80. Tonight’s suggestions

Buffalo over NY Islanders – the Sabres should recover from the Bruins hangover to lay a beating on the offensively-challenged Islanders tonight. Waking up after losing to a crap hole team like Boston has to be like waking up to late night hook up after having 20 beers – you can’t believe you did it and swear you won’t do it again. Lay $100 on the Sabres - $170.

Anaheim over Vancouver – no Luongo, no chance. Initial reports are that Canucks G Roberto Luongo won’t play tonight – bad news on most nights, devastating news when you are traveling to Anaheim to play the Ducks. Lay $100 on the Ducks - $165.

Atlanta over Boston – Alex Auld has obviously forgotten that he is a journeyman in the NHL – he’ll be reminded of that tonight when Thrashers LW Ilya Kovalchuk makes him look like the back up he really is. Lay $100 on the Thrashers - $140.

That’s it for today gang – thanks for taking the time to check in. Have a great one Peeps.

Hazel, we hope things are groovy in your world.

We’re Out!


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