Preseason game number 3 is tonight. There was a good stat in the Star today that the Colts are 4-1 under Dungy in the key 3rd preseason game, despite losing virtually every other preseason contest. Still, even if they lose tonight, I’m not going to sweat it. Nor am I particularly worried because Brady and Young played last night. Extrapolating the preseason is a fool’s game that I’m not really willing to play right now. We only did the 18 Plays podcast on a preseason game for practice, not because we really think it matters. I’ll post some thoughts after the game tonight or tomorrow, but I’m not going to get too carried away either way.
In other 18to88.com news, the fantasy league IS FULL. The draft is next Saturday, and we’ll be posting the standings weekly on 18to88.com. Good luck to the 18 (oooooh magic number) that will be taking on Demond and me this season.
It’s been nice to see the comments and enthusiasm generated by our NFL Predicted Standings. Let me answer a couple of things I’ve seen around:
1. We’ve been asked for a Super Bowl pick- I think that was covered in our comment on the Colts/Luke. Look, we are a Colts fan blog. We think the Colts are going to win. Honestly, the AFC is a bit of a crapshoot because there are so many good teams. Whoever wins is going to need a lot of luck…but in my experience, there’s no such thing as luck…so at the end of the day hokey religions (Steelers) and ancient weapons (Randy Moss) are no match for a good blaster…never mind, my geek quotient is multiplying exponentially for every word I type, so let’s just kill that metaphor there.
2. No regular Han, Chewie, or Bobba Fett? Nope. Those guys are too easy. If you aren’t trotting out Crix Madine (1 cameo in RoTJ and the subject of a great level of Dark Forces), then you aren’t a real Star Wars fan. We debated whether to make the Colts Luke or Han, but let’s face it, Peyton’s geekiness is way more Mark Hamill than Harrison Ford. I would also have liked to use General Reiken for something. As a kid, I always thought his ensignia made it look like he worked for Purina.
3. Best idea floated to us was too good not to mention…The Jags should have been Gamorean Guards. Big, ax wielding fiends that were basically useless as Jabba’s bodyguards. Nice job guys, make it so, Mr. Sulu. (somewhere somebody’s head just exploded because I dared mix Star Wars and Star Trek). Thanks to Blacknblue on the Indystar Colts message board for that awesome idea. I’m literally furious with myself for not thinking of it first.
Jack Del Rio…punters beware. Keep choppin‘ wood guys. Keep choppin‘ wood.