Bob Kemp

HEROES AND ZEROES

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NFL WEEK #13
       *HEROES (TEAM) – WASHINGTON: The WFT, without the injured Chase Young, Montez Sweat, Landon Collins and J.D. McKissic, still rallied to win at Las Vegas.
       *HERO (PLAYER) – JAELEN PHILLIPS: The Dolphins linebacker had two more sacks in the win over the Giants. He would be the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year if not for Micah Parsons.
       *HERO (COACH) – DAN CAMPBELL: After the Lions first win, he opened his postgame press conference by dedicating the game ball to the Oxford High School victims, listing each by name, and everyone affected by the tragedy.
       *ZEROES (LEAGUE WIDE) – THE HORRENDOUS LOW LEVEL OF QUALITY PLAY: Week 13 was rock bottom.
       *ZERO (TEAM) – HOUSTON: The Texans had one drive that entered Indianapolis territory in the 31-0 loss that meant Houston became the first team eliminated from the post-season.
       *ZERO (PLAYER) – ANTONIO BROWN: The NFL should be embarrassed that he remains part of its league after another suspension. Falsifying his vaccination status is inexcusable.
CFB WEEK #14
       *HEROES (TEAM) – MICHIGAN: The Wolverines won their first Big Ten championship since 2002. Also, the Big Ten East representative still has never lost a conference championship game.
       *HERO (PLAYER) – BRYCE YOUNG: The Alabama quarterback sealed the Heisman with his 421-yard, four-TD performance against the vaunted Georgia defense.
       *HERO (COACH) – LUKE FICKELL: The Cincinnati coach is the first ever to led a non-Power Five team to the College Football Playoff. Also, there was Sunday talk that his next job could be as an NFL head coach.
       *ZEROES (TEAM) – GEORGIA: The previous #1 team allowed 41 points and 536 yards, an especially embarrassing performance from a defense with five projected first round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
       *ZERO (PLAYER) – ANTHONY BROWN: The Oregon quarterback finished 13 of 24 for 147 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in an embarrassing 38-10 Pac 12 Conference title game loss to Utah.
       *ZERO (COACH) – MIKE GUNDY: Oklahoma’s State offense was anemic in the 21-16 Big Twelve Conference Championship Game loss to Baylor.