As you all know, I love to mock "football" coaches and commentators for their excessive use of the word "football" in every single sentence they ever utter.
Apparently, so does Sports Illustrated's Phil Taylor. I was reading his column this week where he conjured up a "fantasy calendar" for the current NFL lockout.
Go to the second page and read what Taylor wrote under the Sept. 8 entry:
"ESPN tries to get some use out of the 597 former players and coaches on its payroll as NFL analysts by airing its usual pregame and postgame shows, even though there are no games. Each week Mike Ditka tells America that the Steelers "are a good football team with a fine football coach and they know how to play their best football when the time comes to win football games." Ron Jaworski breaks down the way Tom Brady takes a five-step drop and gets the ball out on time. Matt Millen, Cris Carter and Herm Edwards inform everyone that the team committing the fewest turnovers is likely to win. The ratings are identical to those of 2010."
Awesome. That's an accurate synopsis for every NFL pregame show I've ever watched. NFL pregame shows are a complete waste of time and deserve to be ridiculed at every single opportunity. I get sick of former jocks using the word "football" and indicating obvious things about upcoming games.
Bravo, Phil Taylor. Good column.