That's the only reason I can explain his early season prognostications. Folks, this is a clear and classic example for all of us: most of the established sports media SUCK, and they do not know what they are talking about!
Just to give you a taste of Carter's drug induced idiocy, listen to these golden nuggets:
- An idiot, or
- Taking serious illegal drugs
Want more from Carter? Read this, and enjoy:
Now, to back off Carter a bit, I also expected Miami to play better. I expected a dog fight between them and New England, with Miami barely taking the East. I certainly did not expect them to be "beasts."
And the final Carter nugget:
The window of opportunity is starting to shrink with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts because of the salary cap.
Look at the supporting cast. They have money tied up in Peyton, Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison, and now they have to get a deal done with Dwight Freeney. You can lock him up to only so much. And after him, you don't have a lot of room to maneuver. Given their poor stadium situation and the lack of revenue streams, the Colts are limited. Other teams have an advantage and Peyton will feel the effect of being on a small-market team.
- They've locked up all their franchise players (save Freeney, who they will franchise if he doesn't sign a long-term deal), and
- Because they manage the cap so very well.
Cris, the Colts broke ground on their NEW STADIUM, Lucas Oil Stadium, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in September 20, 2005. That's a year ago, Cris! So, if they are building a new stadium Cris, how can the Colts have "poor stadium situation" and a "lack of revenue streams?" A simple Wikipedia search would have told Cris about the Colts financial situation and their new stadium, saving him face.
Sadly, we at Stampede Blue must assume Cris is back snorting white dust up his nose, because only a crack-head would write something that stupid despite the facts that contradict it.
Folks, Cris Carter is paid very, very well to offer his "expert opinion." However, if you look close at his opinions, you will see they are those of a pathetic homer, not a real analyst. Carter played most of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, a division rival of the Bears. The last team he played for, a team he came out of retirement to play for, was the Dolphins (his "Beasts of the East"). So, instead of someone giving me, the reader, some insight based on experience, I'm getting the desperate ranting of a Vikings and Dolphins homer who doesn't actually REASEARCH his conclusions.