The NFL Is In The Air

August 8, 2005

ColtSketchFinish

I can always tell when a new NFL football season is around the corner because football players start magically showing up in my sketchbooks.

The two teams I root for seem to be mirror images of each other.

The Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs both have great offenses and not so great defenses. The Chiefs addressed their problem this off season by acquiring new defensive players. Dungy and the Colts have been addressing their defensive woes for the past several seasons by drafting young talent. One is a short term fix, the other a long term fix. It will be interesting to see what this season brings for both teams.

One of the best things about living this far north is right around the corner… snow on the ground, a big fire in the fire place, and a NFL football game on TV.

The Comments

Don Jones

With the fire, snow and football game you’ve got the trappings of one awesome nap. I might suggest a warm mug of cocoa. (not to be confused with hot chocolate which sounds cheap and fattening.)

Banshee

The Colts will be able to find some of that snow up in New England… We’ll leave a light on for ya’. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 “Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness, I find the Colts still can’t beat the Patriots. 😉 Seriously: Here’s looking forward to some good games between the two [notice I say “games” because I get the feeling we will play more than once this year.]

Dennis Jones

New England lost some key players and coaches this off season… of course, they lost almost their entire secondary last season and the Colts still couldnt beat them… so… should make for some interesting football when the two teams meet again this year…

Dennis Jones

my favorite team is the bengals

Dennis Jones

…that last comment came from my youngest son Pete…

…it reminds me of way back when my boys were little… before the NFL season got started that year we made a pilgrimage to Canton, Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame… after touring the place we were all getting stuff in the souvenir shop and Pete proclaimed he was not a Chiefs fan like us… he was a Bengals fan… (the Bengals were, of course, a terrible team), so we all had a good laugh and let him buy a Bengals hat…

…that very season the Bengals got good and ended up in the Super Bowl playing the 49ers…

..so if Pete is bringing the Bengals up outa the blue… ya might want to keep your eyes on them this season…

Don Jones

That rattles the old memory banks- there seems like in the Shepherd of the Hills book and outdoor drama in Branson… there was a character named Pete who ran around loose in the woods and spoke of himself in third person- Pete knows. Obviously Pete knows the NFL with these premonishunz…

marcelo from Brazil!!!

Hey Mr jonnes!!!!! its been a while since the last time i check your website! but hey ,this fooball player is really funny…you know what ? i would like to see how you would draw some of our “footbal” players..hehehe…what you guys call football we call it ” futebol”( soccer)…but soccer is not that popular in the US anyway .But the spirit is just the same: sunday afternoon , beer and barbecue at the backyard , and soccer game on TV!!!!

Dennis Jones

…but probably no snow on the ground during
game time in Brazil, right Marcelo?

Banshee

Maybe a soccer player juggling a Gourd on his foot… I’m looking forward to the Chiefs – Patriots game too. I like the Chiefs [nowhere near as much as I like the Patriots,] and really enjoyed being at their Monday Night match-up last year. Chiefs fans are very nice and now how to “do” football. One of these days I hope to get to a game at The Razor. FOWA: week of 4-10-05

Dennis Jones

…yes, we are very nice fans… last Christmas we went to the Chiefs/Raiders game and very politely watched a drunken Raiders fan fall into the row in front of him… it was almost as entertaining as the football game…

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Joe Willy

September 29, 2006

mech8Namath

…saint namath…

After watching the Colts sleep walk through most of last weeks game, then wake up in the second half, throw a bucket load of points onto the board and beat the Jaguars, (who had outplayed them the entire game), I fear there is little to no hope for the Jets this weekend… without a little divine intervention…

The Comments

Doug Jones

How about them Titans? Wonder if they will win ONE game this season? If they played a team like, maybe Peyton Manning’s team, maybe… they would get clobbered. Peyton is OK if you like quarterbacks with rocket laser arms…. wonder if he would consider tying one arm behind his back, just to make it interesting…

Don Jones

What is going on with those Titans anywho? Didn’t one of the Titan linemen stomp the opponents head when his helmet was off? Nothing like a cleat to the forehead to get yourself fined and sent home for a few weeks.

bernardfromtheyard

Well Dennis, I guess you were wrong about the Jets! What a game…a little Stanford v.s. Cal at the end there? Bernard

Dennis Jones

…the Jets started really slow in that game, but I was pretty impressed with how well they played the rest of it… and even tho I am a Colts fan, I was almost hoping that last play would work for the Jets… what a fun game to watch…

…and those Titans really do seem to be stomping the competition into the ground… literally…

Don Jones

I love these Monday morning Brother Jones NFL recaps. How many laterals were thrown there? Which reminds me … I need to check my septic lateral lines.

Doug Jones

I think Haynesworth got confused and started playing “Whack the Mole” with that guy’s head… nothing personal… Colts vs Titans… any wagering on this extreeeemly close match up?

Don Jones

I say let’s pick the final point spread and the winner gets first dibs on donuts at the next Brother Jones Bored Meeting.

Doug Jones

wel… it’ll be a leat 40 points… with Payty-Pie… it may go to 50

Dennis Jones

…I predict Jeff Fisher will go for at least 2 on-side kicks in that game… maybe as many as 4…

Krummerz

January 5, 2009

ColtsLose

I walked into the kitchen this morning and saw this and thought it pretty much says about everything there is to say about Saturdays playoff game except maybe that THE REFEREES HANDED THAT GAME OVER TO THE CHARGERS IN OVERTIME…

The Comments

Bernard

Very Fitting. I’ve been a Colts fan since they were in Baltimore while the Steelers were taking 40 years to get competitive. Even though I was not looking forward to playing Peyton again, I still couldn’t root for S.D. Like Pitts, it seems you guys could use a running game…they convert that 3rd and 2 at the 2:00 warning mark and the game would have been over.

Zaz

Being from San Diego myself, I tend to disagree with you both and as far as the Referees they didn’t hand anything over to the Chargers Mr. Jones. If you were watching this game you would of noticed that the Chargers came back after the Sproles fumble on the Colts 2 yard line in the third quarter. They tie the game and then went on to win. all in all it was a good game. Now, the question is will they be able to do anything against the Steelers, HMMMMM? I’ll be watching.

Don Jones

A preconscious photographic prognostication of Peyton’s Colts and their precipitous playoff plastering. (My new year’s resolution is to use big P words)

Dennis Jones

…Zaz …my new years resolution is to use more hyperbole on this page, so that’s where my fiery rhetoric came from… the Colts weren’t going anyplace anyway because they haven’t been able to generate a running game all year…

…I love that little Sproles guy… back during the Kansas City Chiefs hay days (late 60’s early 70’s), they had mini-backs like Warren McVay, Wendell Holmes, and Mike Garrett that ran behind a massive offensive line, and what the Chargers have going right now with Sproles looks a lot like that to me…

…plus, the Chargers baby-blue retro uniforms are the best in the league… they should play in those all the time…

Don Jones

Den, you forgot the most prestigious, pygmy Chief of them all… SUPER GNAT! Noland Smith

Zaz

Unfortunately for San Diego there baby-blue retro uniform may not help them next week against the steel curtain of old, but I agree the uni’s will make them look good if nothing else. Have you heard anything about Dungy retiring, that would be a complete bummer for the world of Football…a great coach and an even greater human being, ya know,role model stuff for the young. Hope it not true what we’re hearing here in Chi town.

Dennis Jones

…Tony ultimately wants to go into some sort of full time ministry but he says once he quits football he’s not coming back to it, so he kinda struggles with the finality of that kind of huge decision every year…

Bernard

Ed Podolak wasn’t exactly tall either.