Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Skip Bayless = Awesome

Even though I still work at home for a couple of days a week, I have stopped watching ESPN at all during the afternoon, particularly that crap-fest "1st and 10", where Skip and Woody "debate" the top sports topics of the day.

However, I was just about to watch an episode of South Park I had recorded on the ol' DVR (which I praise the all-powerful Messiah for most days) when I saw two minutes of this tremendous show.

The question? Who has been the rookie of the year so far in the NFL?

Now, if you follow the game of football, there is only one right answer. I'll trust that our readers are smart enough to know this. (Hint: He plays wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints).

Woody Paige did, surprisingly, go with Colston, leaving the proverbial ball in Skip's court. He did not disappoint.

Skip immediately proclaimed that the rookie of the year so far in the NFL was New England running back Laurence Maroney. Now, that MIGHT be marginally arguable, but Skip wasn't finished. Oh no. He continued to say that, RIGHT NOW, Maroney was one of the top-5 running backs in the entire NFL.

Wow. Top 5 running back. In the entire NFL.

-- Larry Johnson
-- LT
-- Tiki Barber
-- Shaun Alexander
-- Stephen Jackson

That wasn't difficult. You could also argue for the inclusion of Edgerrin James (talent didn't disappear, blocking did), Frank Gore (I personally wouldn't, but his stats are nice this year), Brian Westbrook, Clinton Portis (hello!), Warrick Dunn, Deuce McAllister, and Ronnie Brown (who just OWNED the Chicago Bears defense).

But Maroney plays for the Patriots, and, thus, is already super-duper-neato. Don't get me wrong. Maroney looks like the type of back who COULD, at some point, be a top-5 running back. He is not one at the moment. At the present time.

Needless to say, I watched the episode of South Park instead, where Stan's dad gets served.

posted by colin_hesse @ 9:29 AM  1 comments


At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maroney is on my fantasy team. If he were top-five, I'd be winning games.



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