Hey Rock fans, nice to be back in the yard! As some, or most of you who have been following us know, we are sitting at 4-1 after our first month of the season. We are basically a third in and currently sit atop the Eastern Division. Very good stuff. We had a tough start to the schedule, but wins against Boston at home and a very big win in Rochester (the first time in....ever) were very helpful to our start. That being said, it simply does not get any easier.
It seems like each of the past five seasons I have been preaching parity in this league! Each year seems to keep getting tighter and tighter. With last seasons bottom feeders leading, or close to leading (Minny and Philly) in each division, things are closer than I can ever remember! There are NO easy games. If you don't play your best, you will lose. Easy as that! I've said it before, and if I continue to say it, this league will continue to grow. This is the best talent I've seen in the league across the board.... Ever.
Either way, the fans of the Rock have seen some great games to date. In Buffalo, a tough over time loss, against Boston a long overtime win and of course the epic battle with Buffalo at home last week. We are playing well, but need to continue to get better as we move along because everybody else will too. We travel to Boston this weekend to try and get the season series locked up. It will be tough, as they boast a very talented offense led by Casey Powell...or Dan Dawson...or Josh Sanderson. Take your pick. They are loaded up front. Whip and our D will have their work cut out! Defensively, they are fast and tough and have great goaltending in Cosmo. They will be good. Enough said. We'll be ready to go.
I believe the game will air live on TSN 2 at 7:30pm Saturday night. For those not making it down to Boston, be sure to pick it up on the tube. Go Rock.
In other sporting news, this is the big Super Bowl weekend. I am super excited to get my Super Bowl on after a good battle Saturday night. For the first time in a long time, I am really rooting for one of the teams to win. Of course with gambling, I always have someone to cheer for, but this year I am squarely behind the Pack! I have always been a fan of the Pack, with their history and everything, but I became a bigger fan when Charles Woodson showed up a few years back. As I've said before, I loved Charles at Michigan and continued to follow him in his pro career. I have also really liked how Rodgers has stepped up in Green Bay and been the man. Never once has he whined about how Favre treated him, or how the fans treated him. He just went about his business and turned, quitely into one of the best qb's around. A big time arm, tough, can scramble, and apperently a pretty good leader. My kind of guy! Either way, as I pondered some months back, even though I had Green Bay and Tennesse, I did say that the Pack would win the Super Bowl with Sir Charles as the MVP. Here is to hoping.
I hope everybody enjoys the big day. If you have any good Super Bowl dishes to pass along, please do as I hope to host a few football lovers myself on Sunday.