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Bar None is where we watch (2nd avenue btwn 12th & 13th st)

Sundays at 1:00, sometimes at 4:15, and Monday nights if we're lucky. Every Fan is welcome! Come join our group in support of the greatest North American team since the 1000's

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Week 2

I don't have many words for what occurred earlier today. I just went for a long run/walk in an attempt to figure it out and sweat out the beer consumed in cahoots with this depression.

People will blame, and boo T-Jack. That will not stop. And that is what disheartened me the most about today, having to listen to the home fans boo a kid whose fault it isn't. I don't even want to begin to get into the racial implications of this non-stop "he can't" business. It plainly isn't the fact that he can't, it's just that he is "not allowed to." Childress and Bevel lost us this game in full.

Do you want to say that it was a few dropped passes, blown pass interference calls? maybe. Do you want to say that it was 1 OF THE 4 bad passes Tarvaris threw? Yes, you probably do want to say that. It's really easy to blame the black quarterback for not being smart enough to read defenses, or for not having that soft, white touch on his passes. When he hits the letters of his receivers on slant routes, or throws a pretty pass into the endzone, or throws two quick passes to get us into field goal range with 25 seconds left in the first half, do you notice?

Explain to me how a quarterback is supposed to "read a defense" when you run a big I set with 1 wideout, that wideout being bobby wade, and either run the ball, or run a bootleg? You can't. So when Tarvaris dumps the ball out to "I made the team?" Tahi for 3 yards on a game deciding 3rd and 7, and you boo, please understand who you should be yelling at.

I'll give you a hint. It's not the black guy.

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