Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, December 21, 2009

In the dirt

The Dallas Cowboys stopped Drew Bees and the New Orleans Saints in their final drive to preserve a 24-17 upset. The loss leaves the Indianapolis Colts the sole remaining undefeated team at 14-0 thus far with two games to play before the play-offs. While a Super Bowl berth is the most important goal (as is to win it all), Saints Coach Sean Payton has to make sure his team rebounds from this because they are at a crucial stage of the year. The match was one of the more exciting ones this NFL season as the Cowboys played great with QBs Tony Romo (Dallas) and Bees (NO) leading their teams to some splendid drives. I was rooting for the Saints but credit Dallas with a great game. And how about Cowboys Linebacker DeMarcus Ware who stripped Bees of the ball -- pictured above -- in the final drive that stunned everyone (myself included). Ware has a great story after coming back from a neck injury that nearly ended his career.

So march on, Saints.

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