Quote of the day
"I wasn't worried… I was terrified. He dropped it on me near the start of halftime, not near the end, and it's such a long halftime. All I could think of was how stupid I'd look if the kick doesn't go 10 yards, or if I blow it." -- Saints kickoff kicker Thomas Morstead, who had never previously attempted an onside kick in his NFL career
The Colts weren’t cast well for the role of the villains, although much of the nation was at least moderately rooting for the Saints. It was supposed to be a close game, and – despite the final margin of 14 points – it was. So this one probably goes down as being worthy of the hype. Perhaps most appreciated was the relative lack of penalties, challenges, and even incomplete passes, which kept the clock moving.
Congrats to long time Gurupie Coldwater Coyotes, who vaulted over me to claim the Football Pickoff title. This season produced one of the mostly closely contested battles in recent years – enabled in part because CC came back to the pack after running out to a big lead in late December. All Pickoff prize winners will be notified by email later this week.
In GuruGolf, a glance at the standings helps to point out the value of having golfers survive the cut. Kudos to RoughedUp1 with the top score of -48, generated by combining tournament winner Steve Stricker with three other cut survivors. Worst ball honors were shared by two teams with scores of +40.