Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 11

This week was indeed a Thing that Happened. First off, let's congratulate Buffalo Bills first-year coach Sean McDermott, who benched Tyrod Taylor (perfectly decent QB of a 5-4 side) for J. Peterman.  You know, the catalog guy from Seinfeld's later years.  I guess he wanted to see what he had, and

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 10, 2017

CJ Cregg broke the glass ceiling this week!  Plus other things!!  Read on... From the very first hour, there was intrigue.  One saw #ThePauls race out to a 10-point lead, lose it, then go back up 7 in the 2nd half.  Alas and anon, Detroit put baby in the corner at

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 9, 2017

This was a week for FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!! apparently, as we had fisticuffs of various intensity break out in three matches.  Guess the time change has everyone a bit grumpy, even if fall is the one we like. We lead off with our intrepid RRRRRRRRRRRRRAM IT!! pals, who came out of the

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 8, 2017

Welcome to The One Where Everyone Went On Bye.  Except Vikes and #ThePauls, who went to London, with predictable results (Vikes broke away late to win, in a very forgettable contest). That meant a 7:2 RedZone split, which usually is some bullshit.  But in this Week 8, it meant seeing almost

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 7, 2017

There was a lot of bad football played yesterday (even if you don't count fookin' Everton).  Wanna talk about it?  Here it goes. There is deep voodoo, whereby Jacksonville is awesome on odd weeks, and dogshit on even weeks.  There is no other commonality to explain it, and all seven data

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 6, 2017

Twas a wacky week, with lots of points, reversals of fortune, untimely deaths, and blown giant leads. Of course, the biggest news was the broken collarbone of Aaron Rodgers, ruining the Vikes/Packers matchup (as Brett Hundley made Case Keenum look like Fran Tarkenton).  As noted during the liveblog, I am on

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 5, 2017

Even for a sport that prides itself on unpredictability...that shit was weird, man.  I am reminded vividly that I truly know abso-fucking-lutely nothing. The New York Football Jets are in first place.  No, this is not a drill.  3-2 after a silly, turnover, derp-filled road win v. #ThePauls.  Give them credit for

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 4, 2017

Well, that certainly was entropic, yes?  Let's recap. Cam Newton was ded.  Until he wasn't.  As seemingly, the P*ts D is the magic elixir that heals all.  While it looked like Dreamboat would inevitably complete the 14-point comeback in an overtime period, he never saw the ball again.  Rivera's decision to

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week Tres, 2017

Before we get to the bananas early slate, we dedicate our Monday morning industrial strength coffee to DonT, whose Los Titanicos absolutely shredded the SeaTruthers in Nashville yesterday.  Yes, the Charmslinger went into Hercules mode in Q4, making the score respectable...but this was a smashmouth, physical domination.  One franchise on

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 2, 2017

What Week One surprises will turn into bonafide trends?  What will fall into the vapor as if they were mere pre-season fixtures, or mad ether hallucinations?  Hack, cough, Jaguras competence.  READ ON! Yeah, the fucking asswipe P*ts came out firing, and buried the hapless Aints alive.  Gronk may be ded again,

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 1, 2017

The terribleness is at least mildly abated, as we have professional football once again.  And the people said "amen."  Except for Bengals and Humps fans.  Sweet Baby Jeebus, that was brutal. Or really, let's start with the Savage Garden.  Unsurprisingly, Clemson's Deshaun Watson was deemed not quite ready to start right