Not sure what it is about Kevin Cowherd, but he seems to take some perverse pleasure in delivering the opposite opinion whenever I take an unassailable stand on an important local sports topic. Today's column, which you can read right here, basically is another case of Cowherd just being difficult, and you know how these disputes always turn out -- with me strutting around like Chad Ochocinco. I'm working on a special touchdown dance to do at his desk on Monday.
Remember what happened the last time he tried this. I believe he wrote that Dave Trembley would -- or should, I can't remember -- be fired at the end of the baseball season. I, of course, delivered the eloquent, winning argument that Dave should be retained, which I'm sure was the deciding factor in the club's decision to pick up the 2010 option in his contract. If that wasn't enough, Kevin and I had a video debate, which may still be floating around cyberspace somewhere, in which I had to browbeat the poor, feeble old fellow to a bloody pulp.
Obviously, he's not one of those guys who learns from his mistakes, so after I wrote that the Ravens would go into the Metrodome and toast Brett Favre and the Vikings, he comes back today with a column talking about how the Vikings won't go down quietly (sweet play on words by our headline guys, by the way) because of the noise at the Metrodome.
We'll see, but if the noise is such a big advantage there, why are the Vikes only 16-10 at home over the past three-plus seasons?
OK, to be fair, Kevin does not have a blog to defend himself, so I'll offer him this space for a rebuttal in the next day or two, and he can have a chance to dance if the Ravens all come back from Minnesota wearing hearing aids.
Free Cowherd plug: If you want to hear Kevin debate someone who has never won a sports argument in his life, check him out when he joins Jerry Coleman on the radio. Here's a link to a video of a recent show.