Posts Tagged ‘Chris Johnson’

Hall of Shame?

January 12, 2010


In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, King has truly outdone even his unique propensity for producing self-eating logic:

“Now some words about the quarterback [Kurt Warner] who is singlehandedly forcing me, one of the 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame voters, to act like the five-year donut hole in the middle of his career is a crack in the sidewalk and not the Grand Canyon. I don’t like to judge active players for the Hall, and I won’t.

After reading that section (and as I continued to read), I thought to myself, “well, besides defeating his own logic within the same paragraph, I bet all I have to do is wait a few weeks for him to write an article about a current player he thinks is deserving of getting into the Hall and”–oh wait, at the bottom of the SAME PAGE he makes the following declaration while discussing this year’s MVP voting:

As for [Chris] Johnson, it’s simple. We have one vote. He might be a close second, but unless you judge Johnson, a runner on an 8-8 team, to be more valuable than Manning, who had his second-best season of a walk-in Hall of Fame career for a 14-2 team. . .”

So let me get this straight–in half a page, King goes from claiming not to discuss current players’ Hall of Fame credentials to calling a player a “walk-in” Hall of Famer? So basically he’s saying that it’s okay to contradict yourself in your writing…so long as your contradictions support another argument that you want to make?

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King Says, Benji Says (Christmas Edition)

December 24, 2009

Ho, Ho, Ho–Merry Christmas, everyone! His Majesty and I are appropriately dressed for the occasion. Heed our words of “wisdom” lest you end up with a lump of coal in your stocking tomorrow morning. Without further ado, here are our thoughts on the Christmas Day game…

San Diego Chargers (11-3) at Tennessee Titans (7-7)

King Says:

It’s probably too late for Philip Rivers to wrest the 2009 MVP away from Peyton Manning, but he’s going to do his darndest to try, starting with a drive inside the two-minute warning to win this one.

Prediction: San Diego Chargers 24, Tennessee Titans 22

Benji Says:

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has been one of the top quarterbacks in the league this season, but I worry about his defense, especially against the Titans, a team tailor-made to beat the Chargers. Tennessee running back Chris Johnson has a shot at breaking the all-time single season rushing record and the Chargers are allowing 4.4 yards per carry. And, for what it’s worth, the Titans need this game far more than the Chargers do…

Prediction: Tennessee Titans 28, San Diego Chargers 24