MNF Live-Blog: Titans vs. Broncos - Pregame and 1st Half

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'm ready to go for Week Eleven Monday Nighter and I hope some of you are as well. It'll be tough to keep my eye on both the MNF crew and Dick Vitale on ESPN2, but I'm going to give it a shot.

"Mike 'Cat Scratch Fever' Nugent. You normally don't sweat out a 38 yarder but that almost rolled over like the Browns' kick."- Chris Berman

That's the exact opposite of the Browns' kick Chris. It didn't go over....well it did but it came know what? Nevermind. He won't understand no matter how I try and explain it.

Not to bust on someone's appearance, but Jaws needs some teeth whitening bad. Those cigs are leaving stains my friend.

Steve Young seems to have toned it down this week. Much better Steve...muuuuuch better. I'm pretty sure he took bumps with Emmitt in the production truck before last week's game.

God I was so waiting for you to mess up there Emmitt....bravo for getting through that one. In all honesty this is probably the best pregame that the Monday Night Countdown has had this year.

And with that....let's get ready for the game. God this one's gonna be a crapfest.

Could Tony at least pretend like he wants to be there? Is that so much to ask??? Whoa nice mullet from Fisher when he was a coach on the 9ers. Good stuff.

Wow that Olyphant intro was terrible. If you missed it I'll have it up in a few. Titans ball.....

Broncos sniff out a WR screen and that's nothing on first. Tony calls out Jaws' statement that the Titans would run the ball 50 times. Tirico says third down is a passing down and right on cue VY scrambles for a first.

Young throws a perfect pass and Brandon Jones drops the ball. He burnt Bailey on that one, but couldn't make the catch. VY doesn't let it bother him as he zips one to Williams for the first.

The Broncos stop the Titans 3 in a row and that'll be the drive. Titans punt.

Selvin Young with a nice run to pick up 8 on first down. Another counter nets another 4 yards for Young. Cutler to the TE Scheffler for a nice first and the Broncos are on the move.

Great improv play by Cutler and the Broncos pick up a very quick six! 48 yards after Stokley made a defender whiff....

7-0 Broncos

Who's bored already?

"That's the throw Vince Young has to put on the belt buckle."- Ron Jaworski

Wouldn't that be low?

Broncos stuff Lendale White on third and short and the Titans punt it away to Martinez......

GONE! 79 yard punt return!!! Great run.

14-0 Denver. Game over.

The Broncos are making the Titans' offense look terrible.

"Sam Adams the player, not the beer, I should point out."- Tony Kornheiser

Was that joke ever funny? Even in the 90s when Adams first started in the league??? Didn't think so. Glad all of the commenters caught that one with me.

Young proceeds to try and shut me up for calling the game early with a few first downs and the Titans are nearing the Red Zone. And right on cue as I'm typing that.....

TOUCHDOWN TITANS! Young to Jones for 21 yards.....

14-7. That was a pretty drive.

"God, we are Thankful in this holiday season for this Cosellian entertainer giving us this free entertainment. ARE YOU ENTERTAINED!?!?!?"- Hollywood Wags

Now that's funny.....

Denver starts back up again and after a nice screen play to Graham they pick up a 40 yard interference penalty and a trip to the redzone. Titans pick up a goalline stop and the Broncos will kick....

17-7 Broncos.

Just a quick question for everyone....Where's Suzy Kolber? Maternity leave???

"There it is...I hadn't heard an unsolicited Favre reference yet. Thanks jackass."- Anon

You knew it was coming. By the way....I don't think the Oregon Ducks are happy with me. Be sure to send them your opinion.

In the meantime, Lendale fumbles the football and Denver recovers. Selvin Young is looking good in just his third start, and Denver really can't be stopped by the supposed stellar Titans' D.

Martinez drops a pass and Elam comes on the field again....

20-7 Broncs....barely.

Great drive by the Titans, and an amazing catch by Bo Sciafe which is called a drop. No challenge and that's just wrong. Jones misses another catch he should have made and the Titans will attempt a FG....

"That ball hit the meat of his hand."- Ron Jaworski

Oooh Bironas misses but Mike Shan called a timeout to ice him. And finally someone makes him pay for it. The second kick is good!


That's the half and I'm almost ready to skip the 2nd half of this boring game. Enh....I'll brave it out. If you're around please keep me entertained.


did the titans win the superbowl when i wasnt paying attention? does every team get to meet the president now or something?

Mike Georger said...
Nov 19, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  

I couldn't figure it out either, but it made me laugh.

Nov 19, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

AA, just an update, NBC has decided not to flex any games for the week and will keep the Bengals/Steelers.

Mookie said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:04:00 PM  

Not a surprise there at all. I told you they wouldn't make any moves the rest of the season.

Nov 19, 2007, 8:05:00 PM  

Chiefs vs. Jets?

Mookie said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:07:00 PM  

I tell you what, the Titans, in order for them to win the game, they got to establish the run, most important to run, that, then, that will allow Jay cutler to bootleg, and pass the ball.

I weigh 250 pands dood, I got a big arm like 24 hours, dood.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:08:00 PM  

Well okay....yes that one.

Nov 19, 2007, 8:09:00 PM  

Um, Vince Young is anything but cerebral Stevie.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

Wow, everybody so afraid to call Vince Young over-rated.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:19:00 PM  

And the whores make another appearance.

Mookie said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:31:00 PM  

I'll expect a "Vince Young was stroking it tonight" comment from Jaws.

Mookie said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:33:00 PM  

"Roydell Young" - Tirico

One down, and 50 passes to go, 50 rushes to go" - Kornheiser

Mookie said...
Nov 19, 2007, 8:41:00 PM  

Why are you posting my posts before I post em' Mook?

Nov 19, 2007, 8:44:00 PM  

How many more times are they gonna mention, "Quarterbacks makes their money on 3rd down"?

STFU already.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:02:00 PM  

"...getting penetration in the backfield". -Jaws

That almost like a "stroking it" comment.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  

VY should be able to think his way out of this...


hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:09:00 PM  

I love it when Tony Korny reads stats off a sheet. he sound so natural doing it, being the entertainer he is.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:10:00 PM  

Tony isn't really like an announcer, he's more like announcer loaf, chipped, pressed and formed into a delicious entertainment treat.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  


matskralc said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:13:00 PM  

"Sam Adams, the player, not the beer I should point out". -TK

No shit Kornhole.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:14:00 PM  

I mean, people pay 20-30 bucks for entertainment like this...just some great entertainment, on the tv, FREE.

A prayer:

God, we are Thankful in this holiday season for this Cosellian entertainer giving us this free entertainment.


hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

He just wins, and make plays.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:19:00 PM  

Accuracy is the most overlooked aspect of quarterbacking? Really, Jaws? Really?

matskralc said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:19:00 PM  

Before Tafoya talked about White being from Denver, Tirico said, "He's returning to his native Colorado state."
With a nice pause between "Colorado" and "state"

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  

There has been more commercials than actual football. Jesus Christ, this why I hate MNF, and SNF for that matter, even though I would take SNF over MNF everytime.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

He went to Colorado State?

Did Stokely just flip the bird?

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

In the early 80's NBC did a game with no announcers, and they also did one with just one announcer.

ESPN needs at least twenty plus 2 high school English teachers for Emmitt.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:28:00 PM  

If that was the "greatest kicker ever" Vinitarri, that would have been missed.

Elam is way better than that d-bag, but gets very few props.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:31:00 PM  

What was his dad in jail for? My guess is drugs.

And why is this the first I have heard of this story?

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  

There it is...I hadn't heard an unsolicited Favre reference yet. Thanks jackass.

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

Did you guys catch Ron Jaworski referring to Albert Haynesworth as Andre Wadsworth? Dumb!

Suzy K's absence was excused because of her working the NASCAR race on ABC yesterday. Either that or a case of morning sickness that lasted all day. Or she is vacationing with Joe Namath.

Draft King said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:37:00 PM  

Kolber is at Joe Namath's house, of course.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

So I never heard a definitive answer... Was Vince Young's discussion of his relationship with his father prompted?

I don't think I've ever heard the word "unprompted" used more in a 5 minute span... We ge tthe point guys!

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

She's currently riding Joe's big schnozz with that nice saddle of hers.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

Tirico is not interested in all this pussy-talk about relationships, feelings and unpromptedness.

Jon Pyle said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

'night fellas

hollywood wags said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:46:00 PM  

This has been the problem with the Broncos all season...they can move the ball up and down the field all day long, until they reach the redzone or close to the redzone.

It's so effing frustrating.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:50:00 PM  

Did they just say all 3 QB's were going to be good? Lionheart is never going to amount to anything...I'll bet my bottom dollar on that.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:52:00 PM  

I'm watching this sad excuse for a basketball game on ESPN2 between Duke and Princeton and one of the announcers asking "Why does everything revolve around New England?" Well somebody realized it finally.

RyanMcD29 said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:52:00 PM  

Because they were drafted together, "they speak the same language."

And yeah, Oregon didn't seem to happy with any of us... Suddenly I want a duck inside my turkey on Thursday.

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:53:00 PM  

"He's the ice prince of the NFL"

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:57:00 PM  

Can that please be the end of this ridiculous icing the kicker thing?

Anonymous said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

I'm actually glad the he made it...even though I am a huge Broncos fan, maybe this is what will stop the absurd fascination with calling a timeout right before they snap it.

And I'm sure we'll hear this reference about 250 times on ESPN throught the next couple of days.

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

I believe Stu just said, "The hate-ability of Kornhole".

dummy said...
Nov 19, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Emmit just called Maurice jones drew - Marvin Drew

Cory said...
Nov 20, 2007, 12:07:00 AM  

One of the more entertaining MNF games this year and you rip it to shit?

Boring game? What game were you watching?

Nov 20, 2007, 3:56:00 PM  

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