Holy Cow!

Monday, October 16, 2006

This has to be the craziest MNF game I've watched and you know what? I called it. I wasn't live-blogging tonight instead I was checking out the Mighty MJD's Live-blog (Here) and taking the night off (great f'ing idea to take a night off right?). Well at the start of the 3rd and the start of the 4th I said the Bears were tying it up. Well they are winning now.

Well not only does Tony Kornhole suck (more on this tomorrow), but how has EVERY MNF game this year been pretty exciting. Even the Denver/Baltimore game was if you like hard-hitting defense. Don't know if they'll win it, but this team is sick. And Brian Urlacher? He took over this game.

P.S.- Jay-Z is overrated as his girlfriend now. That video SUCKED.

Game Bears.

(Update: Holy shit! I don't curse that often, but Holy Shit. Neil Rackers chokes away a great drive by Matt Leinart. I cannot believe this game.)

(Update #2: Edge had 36 carries 55 yards. Brian Urlacher is the linebacker that Lavar Arrington wishes he was.)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:59 PM


I know it's been said many times and many ways, but it's hard to listen to Theismann, Berman, Irvin...
who else to add to this list?
i.e. Berman's use of lyrics "mama said there would be days like these" in postgame coverage (he thinks he is the focus), Theismann's double talk (i don't like the play calling, i like the play calling that only depends on if the play worked or not) and Irvin who I'm not sure why he still has a job there.
fortunately, watching the game with TIVO eliminates many of the bad announcing.

karl said...
Oct 17, 2006, 12:46:00 AM  

I've never seen an announce team focus so much on a single player as they did on Matt Leinart late in that game..

Tony K was openly rooting for Leinart, and trying to convince everyone watching that we should be too, as if it would be some wonderful feel good story..

Fucking Leinart went 37-2 at USC, won 2 national titles, a Heisman, can plow any chick he wants.. WHY THE HELL SHOULD I BE ROOTING FOR HIM!

WTF, that really made me root extra hard for the Bears at the end..

Thank you Neil Rackers!

Oct 17, 2006, 2:59:00 AM  

Never mind the first sentence of the previous post.. the first game Michael Vick played returning from his 10 week injury a few years ago on Sunday Night Football was worse.. I could almost feel the verbal blowjob the announcers gave him

But the announcing with Leinart came close to that last night, I actually liked Tony K in the booth before that game

Oct 17, 2006, 3:02:00 AM  

Was I the only one who couldn't believe Theisman *repeatedly* praising the Arizona offensive line? What the hell was he looking at? Any idea?

Edgerrin James got hit 14 times for either no gain or a loss and a handful of 1 and 2 yard runs. If you throw out his 12 yard run - which was all him; his blockers did nothing while he shed about 14 tackles - he averaged 1.2 yard per carry.

Good Lord, Thiesman, how do you not see this? When the AZ right guard completely blew his assignment and let Leinart get destoyed for Chicago's first TD, he barely batted an eye. They were mildly better in pass protection, but I would be stunned if Leinart took more seven step drops than three or five step drops - there just wasn't any time.

That o-line got totally owned and Theisman sang their praises all night. And I don't know what was worse: Theisman blindly rambling on about a complete inaccuracy or neither Kornheiser or Tirico calling him on it.

Anonymous said...
Oct 17, 2006, 7:58:00 AM  

Would anyone disagree if MNF booted Theismann for Charles Barkley? Who cares if it's not his sport.

Chip Wesley said...
Oct 17, 2006, 4:31:00 PM  

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