Some football thoughts as we inch closer to the Saints-Patriots game which ESPN would have you believe is the biggest sporting event since the Toon Squad took on the Monstars.
—On the Bills coaching front, Perry Fewell is making the most of his try-out. The team played with some fire and were actually fun to watch yesterday. No way Dick Jauron goes for that 56-yard field goal try. And then to lay down the hammer at the end of the game instead of the typical “play not to lose” attitude was very refreshing.
Fewell may not be the guy, but he’s making Russ Brandon and Co.’s decision a little bit tougher every day. It’s hard not to root for him.
And they say the players loved Jauron, but I never saw this kind of emotion out of anyone:
“What? Friends listen to ‘Endless Love’ in the dark.”
—It’s not that I’m a Saints fan by any stretch of the imagination. I simply have an undying hatred for the Patriots. So here’s to hoping New Orleans comes away with a victory tonight. And improbable as it may be, the possibility of an 18-0 Colts team facing an 18-0 Saints team in the Super Bowl is very, very cool.
—Charlie Weis is finished at Notre Dame. Supposedly NFL teams have already contacted him for offensive coordinator positions. It’s unlikely the Bills are interested (they’ve got bigger problems — like finding a general manager), but if they even strongly consider hiring him as a head coach then I’m done with the franchise.
—WGR’s Nick Mendola is hearing “whispers” about UB Football coach Turner Gill being a front-runner for the head coaching jobs at Kansas and Louisville. Gill won’t be with the Bulls forever so when he does decide to move on, it’s going to be for a high-profile position. Let the annual “Where Will Turner Gill Go?” game commence.
—And maybe this had something to do with the Bills game being watchable: