The Vikes started the week right with a 34-27 win over the Steelers in London. Backup QB Matt Cassel led a balanced offense and the defense came up with a big fumble recovery at the end just when it looked like they were going to collapse in the final minutes for the third game in a row. If coach Leslie Frazier doesn't have Cassel working with the first team through the coming bye week and slotted to start against Carolina in two weeks he's an idiot.
Remember when I said that Adrian Peterson had started the year too slowly to try for the NFL rushing record for a second year in a row? Through the first four games of 2012 he had 332 yards rushing. Through the first four this year he has 421, so he's actually ahead of last year's pace. Oops. It wasn't until week 7 last year that he really began his assault on the record in earnest. Funny how easy it is to forget stuff like that from season to season.
Team Dave has gone to 4-0 in fantasy football with a 57-37 win after yesterday's games. It was another solid week from my QB and two RBs joined by a 9 pt. performance from Anquan Boldin last Thursday night. I'll have to look at the stats after they post this week, but after three weeks I had only one player, Jamaal Charles, in the top 20 scorers, yet I was tied for second in team total points. More on that later this week.
The good news today is that I'm no longer feeling the effects of the spill I took last week. Now if I can shake this cold I came down with on Saturday. I went to the drug store to get a decongestant and some tissues yesterday and the total? $6.66. My head feels better today, but I can feel it trying to settle in my chest. Must not let it settle in my chest.
I listened to a talk radio guy this morning go on and on about how ridiculous schools have become with their zero-tolerance gun policies. The latest was some kid with a miniature pistol key fob. "Crazy, this has just gotten crazy," he said. Well, it is crazy, but at this point I think it's pretty clear that there is a method to their madness. Those "educators" are trying to instill a deep-seated fear of guns in children that will last an entire lifetime. They don't give a shit how ridiculous they look to you and I now, all they care about is grooming the anti-gun public of the future. And they are succeeding.
I don't have much to say about the looming government shutdown. For the inside the beltway folks and the federal employees around the country it is obviously a big deal, but I care about them in a short-term shutdown as much as they care about the rest of us the rest of the year. So there you go. As far as any blame goes, it takes two to tango. Obama seems to believe that compromise means "I win," and he isn't even trying to reach some sort of agreement. That's his privilege, of course, but let's not pretend he's making any sort of effort to come to an agreement. He's making none at all, so we get what we get as far as that part of it goes.