The NFL is weird. Good teams flame out, bad teams rise, and Donovan
can bank a $78 million extension for doing nothing. But just
how weird? Very, very weird, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Those in doubt need only look at the results of last Sunday's games.
The 2010 NFL season—one free of a salary
cap—was supposed to be weird. But, after 10 weeks of play, it has moved
beyond even the wildest expectations. Sunday’s set of games had enough
zaniness and unpredictability to capture the season in a nutshell: a
game-winning Hail Mary pass in Jacksonville two overtime thrillers, the
downtrodden Bills getting their first win, the previously hapless
Broncos pouring it on the division-leading Chiefs and the Randy
Moss-aided Titans getting unexpectedly squashed by the
Even the games that looked blah on
paper, like Seattle at Arizona, managed some drama, with Matt Hasselbeck
playing through a broken wrist and giving the career resurrection of
Mike Williams a boost.
That is weird! Especially the part
about the Bills winning a game they were favored in. We eagerly
anticipate the Journal's three-part investigation into why college
basketball is exciting.
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