Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Going long. The Indianapolis Colts go for two things: a perfect season and title #3

They are at 14-0. The last unbeaten team in the NFL this season. They have two more matches versus the New York Jets (7-7) and the Buffalo Bills (5-9). They have their eye on the prize and that is a Super Bowl title to add to the one that they won in 2006 (Superbowl XLI). Yes, they did win in Superbowl V but that was when they were in Baltimore and not in Indiana. Ironically, even as they snuck by the Jacksonville Jaguars, they weren't even seeded as the number one team in the NFL's Power Rankings. Okay, maybe that's because they average 28.1 points per game while giving up 17.7. At least you know that their matches are exciting and they have to pull out all the genius in Peyton Manning and his corps of WRs and RBs (and the defense that is ranked 5th) to get the Ws. That's what it's all about now ain't it? But previously, the top spot belonged to the New Orleans Saints who eventually lost to the Dallas Cowboys that same week. Now how about some respect for those Colts.

What a job by Jim Caldwell to step into the shoes of Saint Tony Dungy and to lead the team to it's first ever 14-0 record. And Peyton Manning's gotta love him because Caldwell, who ironically was a defensive back for Iowa in his college days, is a QB coach and has worked at that capacity over at Penn State with Saint Joe Paterno and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And I am sick and tired of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Go break their record. I'm just so glad that the New England Patriots didn't (take that Boston). An undefeated season -- is a bonus for the Colts and everyone is sure that they are thinking about it now.

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