Friday, August 22, 2008

Hair of the Dog, Friday, August 22, 2008

Games That Don’t Count

Is anyone concerned that the Bears put up a better showing against the 49ers than the Packers? I’m not. Preseason doesn’t matter at all, and Captain Neckbeard is still lousy. What you can get from pre-season is a sense of what’s working and what is not. For instance, the Bear run defense, which was pathetic last year, still looks lousy.

Did everyone really forget how good Rodgers looked in game one? Yes he looked panicky in Week 2, but:

1. The 49er defense is actually pretty good.

2. The Packer offensive line looked terrible.

3. His receivers, including Donald Driver, (who said after the game: “Garbage. Awful, awful, awful, awful. We’re not scaring anyone and we feel like we have an offense that should scare anybody.”) dropped a few balls.

I’m really looking forward to tonight's game number 3, typically the pre-season game in which the starters play the most to get a better idea of what exactly we have here.

Games That Count

The Brewers play 26% of their remaining schedule against the Pirates, and the first is this evening at Miller Park as a couple of four letter words in Zach Duke and Dave Bush square off. Hopefully we won’t be dropping four letter words by the end of the game.

Meanwhile, in afternoon baseball the Cubs take on the answer to the question, “Who is worse than the Cincinnati Reds?” That’d be the Washington Nationals, who will trot out some guy named Lannan against the Cubs’ worst pitcher Jason Marquis.

St. Louis will take on the white-flag waving Braves behind Adam Wainwright.

Today's Hair of the Dog is brought to you by a $5.00 pitcher of Bud Light. You all know what that looks like.

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