Why Sportsball is a Terrible Meme

Geek culture calls it “Sportsball”

Over the past few years I’ve noticed at the beginning of football season that the geek culture brings back this sportsball meme. It’s the non-jock segment of geek culture (which is a very large percentage) perpetuating this.

It sounds something like this: “One squad has … Continue reading

A Late Cardinals at Vikings Wrap-up

A busy weekend caused me to miss my comments about Sunday’s game between the Cardinals and Vikings.

The game resulted in a difficult loss for the redbirds, with the defense performing the way we have come to expect, and the offense sputtering and making mistakes.

That LaRod Stephens-Howling was able … Continue reading

Bills at Cardinals Wrapup

Yes, this was an ugly game. The Cardinals had every opportunity to win it, and if not for a rare blocked kick by Jay Feely, they would have done it again. After hitting a 61-yeard field goal to tie the game, the winning kick was deflected just enough to hit … Continue reading

Bills at Cardinals

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Bills and Cardinals play before, so this will be a bit new for me. The Bills have a good young quarterback with ties to Arizona in Ryan Fitzpatrick. He grew up watching Jake Plummer, so there are some real personal items on his … Continue reading

Cardinals at Rams Wrapup

The defense wasn’t broken last night. In any given week, holding the opponent to 17 points generally means a win. The NFC West is the new Black and Blue division. All four teams have outstanding defense.

The problem with the Cardinals is the same as it has been for … Continue reading

Cardinals at Rams

Tonight is the first nationally televised game involving the Cardinals, and they play the division rival Rams in St. Louis.

The Cards looked complacent on Sunday, and nearly lost that game. The question is, did the near miss motivate the defense, or were they just lucky?

The Rams are improved. … Continue reading

Dolphins at Cardinals Wrap-up

It was an ugly and sloppy game, a game in which the Cardiac Cardinals earned that name. They allowed a team to score more than 20 points for the first time since deep into last season. (The Dolphins scored 21). The Cards kept it close and came through with clutch … Continue reading

Dolphins at Cardinals

This is a different kind of test for the Arizona Cardinals. They played three tough opponents during the first three weeks of the season. This week, they are heavily favored over the Miami Dolphins, who haven’t been a force in the NFL for a very long time.

The key for … Continue reading

And..we Got Real Refs!

As I predicted Tuesday morning, the Packer Nation flooding the NFL phone lines with complaints motivated the resumption of talks between the owners and the refs union. Actually, it seems like the negotiations were already motivated by twitter activity already on Monday night.

They scrambled to get a deal together. … Continue reading

We Want Real Refs!

Yes, it is indeed another NFL post, but this news just won’t go away. The fallout from the Packers-Seahawks game got worse when the NFL issued an arrogant-sounding statement declaring the game will stand as called. It becomes pretty apparent the NFL owners consider the fans to be rubes.

While … Continue reading