Sunday was a really good day! The Chargers and Lakers both won! That’s only happened twice this season and I don’t think it happened at all last year. Lakers also won last night in Chicago. Fun to see the So. Cal teams doing better.
Also, I’m in a pool in our little community where we pick the winners of all the games every week. A “High-Stakes” football pool—we put in a buck each and the winner gets $8.00. I won and my wife Jean was second this week, coming in one game behind me. It made for some great conversations around the house this week! The joke has always been that my wife Jean picks winners by uniform colors while the rest of us go into exhaustive analytics. She won four times last year, I won three. I’ve now barely taken over the household lead over the last two seasons!! Sunday was a good day.
Nov 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) scores a touchdown as Tennessee Titans nose tackle Al Woods (96) defends during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
In addition, I’m in two fantasy leagues. One is primarily Chargers, including Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Antonio Gates, Josh Lambo, Tyrell Williams and the defense. The other has no Chargers and no active players opposing the Bolts on a given Sunday. Quite an interesting team to put together on a weekly basis. Both of these fantasy teams won. Sunday was a good day!
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A note on the Houston game. What a difference Denzel Perryman and Joseph Addae made on defense. We were easily the most physical team and those two had a lot to do with that. Also, as well as this defense played Sunday, how good would it be if Jason Verrett, Jatavis Brown, Manti Te’o, Brandon Flowers and a few others were healthy? Again, an amazing job by Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy getting guys like Korey Toomer, Dwight Lowery, Casey Hayward, Spencer Pulley, Matt Slauson, drafting Joey Bosa and Hunter Henry. Great pickups during an injury riddled season.
If Rivers isn’t the best quarterback this side of Tom Brady in the NFL, I don’t know who is. Who else could lose Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Danny Woodhead and still be one of the top offenses in the league? In addition, the offensive line has managed to stay predominately intact. Keeping the existing lineman instead of revamping the entire group has been the correct way to go even after last year’s debacle despite outside pressure to start over. Again, accolades to the front office and the coaching staff.
Finally, Sunday was a really good day!