SNF Live-Blog: SD-NE Pre-Game Open Thread

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hi, it's S2N here for yet another Sunday night. Talk amongst yourselves about the crappiness of Bob, Tiki, Jerome, PK, Keith, Cris, and anyone else I forgot here (and I'll be joining you in comments, too). I'm gonna finish up the Raiders-Broncos game first, make sure the Horseheads don't cough it up....oh, shit, they just tipped one of Cutler's passes and took it for a pick six for the lead. Ugh. Where's my vodka?

To get you in the spirit, I will also leave you with a link to the latest edition of Holly's AOL Comment Thread Poetry Slam, this one based off responses to the Belichick cheating scandal.

"The Pet Rose of Football"

See you for the first quarter of Chargers/Patriots, folks.


No Keith tonight, he had an emergency appendectomy Friday night.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:34:00 PM  

Ah, OK. No "Worst Person in the NFL" today?

I'll catch up as soon as the Broncos kick an FG here (hopefully) in OT to win it.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:40:00 PM  

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Any team that calls a time out right before the other team kicks a field goal should be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct or delay of game.

What Shanahan did was horseshit. Period.

And I hate the Raiders

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:41:00 PM  

Douchebag move, but it's legal and Shanahna's my team's douchebag.

I don't like it, but it worked and I'll take the win. But I can't watch a full season of Bronco football like this.

I suspect if Keith were on set today, Shanny would be taking home that "Worst Person" title easy. Hope someone scans his mail at the stadium for the next week. But these are the dick things the man does when he plays the Raiders. It's a vengeance thing for him.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:48:00 PM  

Great job of investigative journalism by Peter King.

He asked Tom Brady if he received defensive signals, and he said no!

Case closed.

For a second there, I thought he would admit it.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:53:00 PM  

"I suspect if Keith were on set today, Shanny would be taking home that "Worst Person" title easy."

I don't know. Somebody in New York might have booed somebody or complained about something. LOL

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:56:00 PM  

Peter King, giving you the hard-hitting inside information approved by the league since the 80s.

Anyone care to take on Collinsworth's stance on Belichick? I tend to agree that Coach Hobo should have been suspended two games if it were really as much of a violation as it got built up to be.

I eagerly await Lord Rog's response in a few minutes.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

Related to my smart-ass "Worst Person" comment:

Do you think "America" would have been as "outraged," or this would have been as big a story if the Patriots were caught cheating against the Buffalo Bills?

Cheating is cheating, and this is bullshit. But I know what I think.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:03:00 PM  

I wouldn't be surprised if Mangini alerted someone to what was going on, because he knew about it in the past. It's certainly possible that he was snitching.

What's interesting is how everyone jumped on the accusation train once it left the station -- I mean, where was damn near every other team before this?

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:14:00 PM  

Speaking of "league-approved," did you enjoy Goodell's "interview?"

Answering questions on a program that he has ultimate control over. That's not journalism. That's public relations and damage control disguised as journalism.

I'd like to see a real journalist grill his ass on a real program. Or get Bob Costas to interview on a non-NFL-approved program.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:19:00 PM  

It's nothing I wasn't expecting. Same old platitudes, same old bullshit.

Getting him on a "real" program wouldn't help matters. Most of these folks only permit to interviews if they know the parameters of the questions beforehand. It wouldn't have helped, and even on a real newsmagazine, you'd have to keep it off a network that didn't have a hand in the NFL somehow. That eliminates all four broadcast news divisions, since Disney owns ESPN and ABC.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

Just watched the full FNIA for the first time this year, and while it has some cringe moments, I will take it over Sunday NFL Countdown or the former NFL Primetime show anyday.

Justin Williams said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:22:00 PM  

Justin - that's a given.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:24:00 PM  

Even though AA has smart ass (non objective)comments...FNIA was on the money today. Yes you are right, NFL is calling all the shots, but no one else I want interviewing Goodell than Bob Costas. Yea Justin, thank GOD we don't have to see Chris Berman every Sunday Night anymore.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:45:00 PM  

This "Football Night in America" show is horseshit.

Total plays/highlights shown from the following games:

Bears vs. Chiefs: 3
Broncos vs. Radiers: 1
Browns vs. Bengals: 3

How do you condense 96 points into 3 highlights?

I don't know either, but NBC sure tried to do it.

Of course, we get to hear Collinsworth, Bettis, and Barber yap for 30 minutes in the "Players Room" (like anyone cares...).

Just give me some damn highlights!

Looking back, NFL Primetime was the only thing that ESPN had right in recent years. They never screwed with that show while the rest of their network went to shit.

Now ESPN sucks and this NBC show doesn't show you anything!

On top of that, the video player on the new is garbabge.

This feels like 1987 in terms of waiting for the network broadcast to show highlight packages.

Someone over-thought this...

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

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