Saturday, October 22, 2011

One quick rant about the NFL power polls

I just saw an NFL Power Poll on ESPN that just set me off.  Prepare for a rant.

What was the problem?  The Packers were listed as the #1 team.  No problem there.  I concur.  The Packers are #1.  The Patriots are listed as the #2 team.  WTF...?!?!?!?!

You gotta be fucking kidding?  The Patriots #2!?!?!  Fuck you!  Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.  The Patriots are not the best team in the AFC.  They may not even be the second best team in the AFC.  The Ravens are the #2 ranked team in the NFL behind the Green Bay Packers.

Nobody but nobody is better than the Ravens in the AFC.  The Patriots aren't all that close.  If the Ravens played the Patriots today, the Ravens would shove Tom Brady's head up his ass, with violence, much as they did during their last playoff meeting two years ago.

Do I need to remind you of the ass-whupping humiliation the Ravens inflicted on the Patriots in their house the last time they met in the playoffs?  Do I need to remind you that this Raven team is better than that Raven team?  Do I need to remind you that it is quite undecided whether this Patriot team is better than that Patriot team?

How in the hell can you pick a team with a highly suspect defense (the Patriots) over a team with with the one and the only elite defense in the NFL (the Ravens)?  You know and I know that offense wins games and defense wins championships.  Based on this hardcore principle of football it is clear to me that the Ravens are on course for the championship, and the Patriots are not.

By no means and under no circumstances is it rational or logical to rank the Patriots ahead of the Ravens.  That is absolutely and completely wrong.  It's not even remotely close to being accurate or even reasonable.

You will never find a better example of Quarterback bias anywhere at anytime in league history.  The reasons the fools did this is because they rank Tom Brady ahead of Joe Flacco.  They will drool on and on about how this is a pass-first, QB driven league, and I say one thing to you:  Your power poll is absolute bullshit.

Do I need to remind you that there there are 21 other starters out there on offense and defense?  A quarterback is not the only thing that makes a championship team.  A good QB is just one factor in a championship picture.  The defense is the main key factor.

Joe Flacco is one very good player among many on the Ravens' roster.  Tom Brady is one very good player among... eh... ah...  well maybe 2 or 3 good players on the Patriot roster.  Don't fool yourself into believing a lie:  This is not a particularly loaded Patriot team.  The Ravens are loaded.

The Ravens are the better team.  If you don't agree, you're wrong.