Monthly Archives: October 2009


It’s that time of year, again.  My campaign to get Dallas Clark voted onto the Pro Bowl roster last season fell short.  But we have new life this year.  Why, you ask?  Because Tony Gonzalez now plays for the NFC…so I’m saying there’s a chance.  There’s a chance with the player who has hogged the voting for the TE position in the AFC now playing for the other conference, that Dallas Clark has a better opportunity to get the votes he needs.

If you have but one vote to cast, make it a vote for Dallas Clark for the NFL Pro Bowl.  🙂  Click the logo below to vote.


I could spend the rest of this blog explaining to you why you should vote for Dallas Clark, but I’m not sure Wordpress has enough room on their server for that.  So, just watch this clip from Sunday’s game vs. the St. Louis Rams.

After that catch, Peyton Manning told the media this about Dallas Clark:

It was just a corner route. The safety was on the hash. Once he moves to the middle of the field, that brings you back to Dallas Clark. I just tried to throw it up high and give us a chance. Dallas has made that catch before. I’m not saying it’s routine, but he can spoil you.

Need more evidence, watch this clip from the week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins.  I should probably mention that this was the first play from scrimmage.

Dallas Clark is the 3rd ranked TE in the NFL, but it should be noted that he has more yards per reception and more yards per game than the two ahead of him.  The NFL ranks the TE’s by number of receptions, so consider the fact that Dallas has done more with less receptions than the other two guys.  Also, those other two guys have a fumble each, whereas Dallas hasn’t dropped the ball, yet.  In fact, in his entire career (this is his 7th season), he’s only fumbled the ball 4 times, and of those 4 times, he’s only lost the fumble twice.  For what it’s worth, in my opinion, Dallas has deserved to be named to the Pro Bowl for a few years now.

If you’ve got some time, click on the Pro Bowl logo above.  It will take you directly to the ballot.  The Tight Ends are on page #4.  The ballot opens with QBs, then RBs, then WRs, then TEs.  So click the green continue button towards the bottom 3 times and you’ll be on the Tight Ends page. You can vote as many times as you want, and while you’re there, why not just go ahead and vote for ALL the Colts players!

Thank you for your time.

IIJM: Peyton Manning

Is it just me, or is the last thing any team in the NFL wanted to hear was that at the age of 33 and in his 12th professional season, Peyton Manning is playing better and more consistently than he has in his entire life.

It makes me wonder about how amazed I’ve been when the Colts won 10, 12, 12, 14, 12, 13, and 12 games in each of the last six regular seasons.  Was Peyton just hanging out and throwing passes for fun and not focusing?  I mean if this is the best start of his entire career, have the other 11 seasons just been practice?

Manning’s torrid start is great even by his standards

I always seem to find myself saying that just when we think we’ve seen all his tricks, he surprises us with something new.