Part of Big Cat Country's mission is to call out the absurd moments in football, Jaguar related or not. Here is what I have spotted as classic moments thus far in a season sure to be filled with classic absurdity.
1) Michael Crabtree considers the NFL stupid for not selecting him in the top five and now believes they should be even more stupid and pay him as if he was selected in the top five. Somehow Mike Singletary as his coach seems to be about what I would wish for Mr. Crabtree.
2) The Cincinnati Bengal fans who have formed an underground group called the WhoDeyRevolution. Here is the beginning of the WhoDey Manifesto:
IN THIS TIME of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the eighteen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;
WE, the members of the Who Dey Revolution, in our fervent dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals and fanatical desire to transform our hometown team into perpetual Super Bowl contenders, call for a popular revolution.
They have a web site and collect funds to operate Project Mayhem, the staging of outlandish stunts to draw attention to their cause. The latest being a plane with a banner flying over the Bengal practice facility:
Since the Bengals are featured on "Hard Knocks", they are not amused. Of course, neither are their long suffering fans. Thankfully we got Gene Smith in place before it came to this.
3) The reader to Ask Vic that proposed Michael Vick is best placed in Cleveland with the Browns. The reason? He would have to face the Dawg Pound every home game. I've been in the Dawg Pound, Michael Vick would need rescued.
4) Al Davis in a big "screw you all" gesture overpays Darrius-Heyward-Bey by adding 20% to the outlandish contract given Sedrick Ellis last year. I'm sure Al Davis thought, as he signed the check, "call me crazy, now deal with this". The end result is no one above selection #13 can get their draft choices signed. Maybe the old man isn't crazy after all. The last I checked, the Raiders were making good money.
I am sure this is just the start, but we will be here to report on all of it.