Let's examine Lovie Smith's comment on Saturday's signing of quarterback Rex Grossman to a one-year contract, shall we?
"Rex has won a lot of football games for us around here," quoth Lovie. "You look at how he played at the end of the football season until he came up with that injury, he is playing good football."
Three uses of the word "football" in two sentences. Wow. At least Lovie knows what sport his team is playing. Is there a law that all "football" coaches and "football" commentators must use the word "football" three times in every sentence? Lovie Smith is one of the worst offenders:
It's not just a game. It's a football game.
It's not just any old field. It's a football field.
It's not just a team. It's a football team.
He's not playing well. He's playing good football.
It's not the NFL. It's the National Football League.
We drove the football down the football field and won the football game.
For the record, I agree with the "football" decision to keep Grossman. Come "football" training camp, he can have an open "football" competition with Kyle Orton for the starting job.
Looking at the available free agents, I figure the best chance for this "football" team to compete for a playoff spot next "football" season is for one of the two guys already on the roster to step up.
Like Grossman, Orton played some good "football" at the end of last "football" season. May the best man win the job in August.