Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sochi isn't ready and the Broncos should have been

From where I sit it looks like the race to Sochi is going to the wire...


No, not for the athletes, for the organizers. The games officially start on Friday and it looks like half the place isn't ready. I'm not surprised the beds are small. That's pretty normal for European hotels. It's more the colour of the water and herds of dogs that are a concern. Corruption is rampant. Add to that human rights concerns and this is a recipe for disaster. Once the games start, coverage of the problems will fade to the background. Unless something major happens the focus will be on the athletes. And it should be. Given all that, questions should be raised with the IOC. More to the point, what the hell were they thinking in awarding these games? None of these issues are a real surprise. So, why was Russia given a job they were clearly not able to handle from the outset? Hopefully nobody gets sick from the water, or attacked by the dogs. Those should never be worries at any Olympics. On the plus side Pyongchang has an easy act to follow.

Meanwhile, there should be questions raised about the Broncos offense...


For all Richard Sherman runs his mouth, this revelation sounds quite plausible. How many plays were receivers met within seconds of catching the ball? How could Seattle have dismantled the most potent offense in league history in under 60 minutes? Sherman is telling the truth. They knew what was coming. I want to know why Denver didn't feel the need to change anything in their offensive scheme in two weeks. They had the time to do it. Clearly Seattle had some new plays. But, no, the Broncos sailed happy down the river assuring themselves that the best defense in football wouldn't be able to figure them out. Hubris. Arrogance. Stupidity. They all fit.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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