[B]Chiefs (4-7) at Bears (7-4)[/B]
[I]Sunday, 1 p.m.
Line: Bears by 7.[/I]
In this edition of Overengineered Solutions to Simple Problems, we will explore various methods of designing a game plan for a backup quarterback with limited talent. The Todd Haley Method: abandon the downfield passing game entirely and install a Wildcat-like package with a backup cornerback taking snaps from center. The Mike Martz Method: cram the game plan with elaborate, complicated screen passes, then use your best running back as a deep receiver instead of just handing him the ball. The Common Sense Method — employing better backups than Tyler Palko and Caleb Hanie in the first place, then showing a little confidence in them while scaling the game plan back slightly — is too simplistic and effective for the modern N.F.L. offensive guru. [B]Pick: Bears. [/B]
Schotty-itis is terrible, but the proper quote is not to quote Mike Tanier's column, who is honestly one of the worst NY Times writers currently employed.
Dude is a joke, and not the funny type (which he tries, often, and fails).
I can't think of a better epitome of how the NY Times sports coverage honestly, sucks.
Grantland.com is what the NY Times sports coverage [I]should[/I] be, based on the quality of the rest of the paper. But alas, most NY Times readers are left getting their sports news from lame knock-knock joke maker Mike Tanier, and extremely out of date Harvey Araton (really?)