Football on a CrabAppleLane Sunday
Would love to see the Saints win in Green Bay this afternoon to go 2-0. Next week’s Saints-Falcons Monday night game in the Superdome is already taking on legendary proportions. It will be the first game in the dome since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath ravaged it and everyone here is looking forward to it. If the Saints are 2-0, I think it will probably be the biggest Saints game ever played, even eclipsing the Saints only playoff win in 2000 against the Rams. But first, the Packers. This game worries me. On the surface, the Packers looked and played pretty bad last week. Underneath the surface, The Saints don’t do well in Green Bay or against Brett Favre. GO Saints GO.
Tough loss at Auburn yesterday for the LSU Tigers. I’m not a referee basher for the most part but there were some curious calls in the game yesterday. A flag for pass interference was picked up without any kind of review. The flag was the right call. Even more curious were the non-calls. I’m a big fan of letting the players play but I saw a lot of LSU players getting hit a yard out of bounds. All of the hits were high, most above the shoulder pads, and some where the defender left his feet to make the hit. There should have been personal fouls called in most of those instances. Still, LSU can’t blame the referees for the loss. The defense played good enough. I blame the offensive game plan. I think they could have and should have thrown downfield in the 15-25 yard range much more than they did. They were too content to run and throw short passes.
One CrabAppleLane backyard image to offer for this beautiful Sunday morning:
I suppose the male hummingbirds have headed south for the winter. Nothing but females at CrabAppleLane this Sunday morning. The female sitting at the feeder fancies herself the guardian and chases off all interlopers like the one trying to come in for a landing. I was fortunate to capture the interloper’s shadow on the brick wall, too. I like that. Hummingbirds are starting to swarm the CrabAppleLane feeders now but they’re not tolerant of each other yet. In a week or so, they’ll all be best of friends and will sit down shoulder to shoulder at the feeders.
Quote of the Day
Our quarterback played extremely well all day. He just needed to put a little air under the ball on that last play.
Les Miles, LSU Tigers Head Football Coach
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "This was the most recent in a string of related incidents that seem to follow Robinson everywhere he goes, no matter how fast he goes."