I don’t know why an NFL team hosting its first home playoff game in 13 years would allow its field to be in such stunningly poor condition. Sure, January is not the prime time to grow turf in Landover, Md., but FedExField was a particular fright on Sunday. An NFL spokesman said earlier on Monday that neither the Seattle Seahawks nor the Washington Redskins had complained about the condition of the field, as if the Redskins were going to do that anyway. Now Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has called the turf “horrible” and Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons’ agent is blaming his client’s knee injury at least in part on the footing. Additionally, the NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports the Seahawks have now filed a complaint with the NFL. And then there’s that RG3 fella who took a nasty tumble near his goal line after earlier tweaking a sprained knee encased in a brace. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is obfuscating about the injury as I type and I expect litte clarity (but plenty of divots). Shame, shame, and shame.
I don’t know why I follow the the NFL’s “coaching carousel” reports in the media (well, I know why, but I think what I mean is why do I put any stock in what I hear?). Everything and anything gets reported and turns out not to be true. Reporting is not a guessing game. The unnamed source gets a reporter in trouble more times than he/she provides a solid scoop in this particular area, I believe.
I don’t know why the Buffalo Bills hired Doug Marrone as head coach. I’ll probably be saying that in three years as well. I appreciate how he turned the disaster in Syracuse into a 25-25 record over four seasons, but two trips to the Pinstripe Bowl qualifies him to work at Brooks Brothers more than to be head coach of an NFL team. Good luck, enjoy the wings, dazzle me.
I don’t know why I should care about the NHL. The NHL doesn’t care about me. Half a season? Charge half for the tickets (they’re probably doing the LOL at league HQ right now) to the upcoming games. Interesting how I have seen players apologizing to the fans. Apologizing for getting locked out? First the owners hand out ridiculous contracts, then they lock the players out because their pay is too high. Funny how these sports indulge in lockouts and then come back and hardly need a preseason or practices to get ready. Except it’s not funny.
And that’s a little bit of what I don’t know today.