With A Jimmmitude: Thursday 10/8/20

With A Jimmmitude: Thursday 10/8/20

1. Justin Herbert is the starting QB for the Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers have named Justin Herbert the starter for the rest of the season. Tyrod Taylor was originally the starter for L.A., but unfortunate circumstances have led to Herbert replacing him and eventually taking over as the starter. Once upon a time there was this thought that a starter shouldn’t lose his job due to injury. Well if everyone didn’t give up on that philosophy when Wally Pipp lost his job to Lou Gehrig they should have abandoned it completely when Tom Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe. (Note: Wally Pipp only had a headache and was not injured but the point stands).

2. Everyone panicked too early on Tom Brady

Speaking of Tom Brady, every pressed the panic button on Tom Brady way too early. Brady bounced back from a Week 1 loss which had people questioning the whole Tompa Bay thing and has just causally rattled off three good performances leading the Bucs to victory. Brady has completed 78 of 199 passes (65.55%) for 883 yards, and 9 touchdowns. When will people learn to not count out Tom Brady?

3. NBA Finals ratings

The ratings for the NBA Finals are not up to the levels of past years and of course there are people on the Internet trying to be too cute with why that is happening. Blaming social justice movements and wokeness for the ratings when the real reason is right in front of their eyes. They are playing in September/October and are in direct competition with just about every major sport. Usually the only competition for the NBA Playoffs is regular season baseball and playoff hockey, two things that they dominate rather easily.

The circumstances of no sports for a large portion of this year and all of them resuming at the same time did not help any sport in the ratings department. Competing head to head with Sunday Night Football is never going to end well for the NBA, that is before noting that Game 1 of The Finals started at 9:00 P.M.

Everyone would be better off realizing why things are actually the way they are instead of trying to support a flimsy narrative that has the stability of Dale Gribble’s non-conforming guard tower.