NFL Week Twelve Open Thread

Sunday, November 25, 2007

S2N is going to miss the live-blog tonight, and I'm working on a computer from 1986, so we're skipping the thing entirely. Keep emailing me your quotes and thoughts on Week Twelve and I'll post them throughout the day.
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Siragusa in the endzone immediately adds "its cold out here" when everyone in NY knows its a beautiful day in NY with no wind, rare for the Meadowlands. (Via Richard)

"Chris Meyers is never a sideshow."- Sam Rosen
"Just call me Disco Stu."- Chris Meyers
(After a Simpsons Promo)

Gus Johnson just called Joshua Cribbs, "The most dangerous return man in all of pro football," Ummm Devon Hester? (Via TJ)

Right before the half when offsetting personal fouls were called against a Cincinnati player and Lendale White, CBS goes to commercial. When they come back, you hear Steve Beuerlein say "...USC Thugs" before the other announcer greets everyone back to the game. (Via Scottie)

Whoops....that's not good Stevie.

"Thats just an example of Gus Frerotte pulling out too quickly"- JC Pearson (Via Cheddar)

"I like that because you'd have to slow it down to supersonic minus warp speed to say you have a catch."- Randy Cross

"It's been a very difficult year for both these coaches. They're extraordinarily talented, their teams have not played well, there have been injuries, there have been disappointments, and coaches ultimately are gonna take the blunt."- Dick Enberg (Via Heath)

Greg Gumbel reading a promo: "When you want the truth, ask the nanny. It's CSI: Miami on CBS Monday."
Dan Dierdorf: "Well, I could just ask you."
Gumbel: "Hahaha, what...oh yeah."
(Via JR)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:15 PM

25 Comments:

Well Joshua Cribbs is on pace to set the single season record for kickoff return yardage. He is certainly up there with Hester.

Anonymous said...
Nov 25, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

Agreed, but wouldn't you pick Hester if you had the choice?

Awful said...
Nov 25, 2007, 3:04:00 PM  

Gus Johnson might change his mind if he just saw Devon Hester return a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.

Gregg said...
Nov 25, 2007, 6:03:00 PM  

Hester just returned a kickoff 88 yards for another touchdown. Would you like to reconsider that statement now, Mr. Johnson?

Gregg said...
Nov 25, 2007, 6:36:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure it was J.C. Pearson who said: "It's a high pressure situation and he just pulled out too quickly." - Describing Gus Frerotte fumbling the last second snap.

Greg Gumbel reading a promo: "When you want the truth, ask the nanny. It's CSI: Miami on CBS Monday."
Dan Dierdorf: "Well, I could just ask you."
Gumbel: "Hahaha, what...oh yeah."

J.R. Hippe said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:05:00 PM  

Hey AA,

Are we doing a Brady BJ count for tonight? And if so where?

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:10:00 PM  

Sure thing Konck....I guess here is as good a place as any.

Awful said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:11:00 PM  

Keith Olbermann just tried to bust out an impression of John Turturro in O Brother, Where Art Thou? which of course was completely lost on Costas and Collinsworth, and probably about 95% of the people watching. I wasn't aware 'Pete' was such a highly quoted character.

Mike Maloney said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

"And of course having Tom Brady helps you buy into that to" - John Madden about Bill Belichick system

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:20:00 PM  

I already feel bad for the Eagles

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:26:00 PM  

Olbermann also questioned whether "they" got Hester highlights west of the Rockies. I'm not sure what team he was referring to, since Denver is on the east side of the Rocky Mountains.

Anonymous said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:28:00 PM  

i forget why some athletes like saying their high schools during the starting lineups. but why is it only one certain race that prefers to say it? their colleges got them closer to the nfl than their h.s. did.

Anonymous said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:32:00 PM  

"But look at the time Tom Brady had, as long as he can do that, step up in the pocket, I'll almost guarantee you he will complete the ball" - JM

"Tom Brady the numbers are just other-worldly" -AM

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

Some of them may not have a good relationship with their college. I'm almost positive that's why Willie Parker said his high school's name instead of UNC earlier this year.

Nov 25, 2007, 8:51:00 PM  

Anyone notice Keith doing the Ravens-Chargers highlights? It was awful - almost as bad as the 'Boom goes the dynamite' kid.

Anonymous said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

"Great touch on that pass, touchy feely" AM

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:28:00 PM  

AM later this game: Gafney made a great catch on that play in the end zone, but he did not come out after half time. We are told he was kicked off the team for doing the "fly eagle, fly" celebration.

Chase said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:45:00 PM  

"The Mike Vanderjagt liquored up kicker award goes to..." - Chris Collinsworth

Konck said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:57:00 PM  

Tonight, on ESPN radio, Freddy Coleman sez, "Both teams enter overtime tied at 31 apiece." I guess he could have added even more redundancy by including "together" or "each".

Tim Perkins said...
Nov 25, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

AM: "In the middle of a dog-fight.......... I know, poor choice of words."

Chase said...
Nov 25, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

Al Michaels-
"well the eagles have found them selves in a dog fight...well thats a poor choice of words...(later)...underdog fight."

Al knows what hes doin

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Nov 25, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

Al Michaels-
"well the eagles have found them selves in a dog fight...well thats a poor choice of words...(later)...underdog fight."

Al knows what hes doin

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Nov 25, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

Keith Olbermann was everywhere tonight - he was even on another unwatchable episode of The Simpsons.
I heard this exchange in the car on the national broadcast of Denver-Chicago (Sports USA Network?):
Sideline reporter: "The weather's really getting bad out here. Little balls of ice are falling and Broncos players are slipping all over the place. They're not used to weather like this."
PbP Man: In the East, we call that 'hail.'"
1) I guess it never snows in Denver or anything.
2) I only watch the Weather Channel for Stephanie Abrams, but isn't that sleet?

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Nov 25, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

I was at a bar so I didn't catch the name of the Patriots defender, but Al Michaels distinctly refered to So and So "whacking Freely".

In public, no less.

Anonymous said...
Nov 26, 2007, 12:34:00 AM  

Why is it that Tiki and Olby try to out douche each other? All of those analysts were ganging up on the Iggles, so why are they on tv if they don't know enough to give the Iggles a little chance, just a tiny one...it goes deep into the memory hole, gotta get ready for next week's ballswabbing of Brady.

Could NBC try to make that studio get up any bigger, christ almighty, do they have WOPR in there somewhere?

Go to DEFCON 4, Tiki just said "in totality".

hollywood wags said...
Nov 26, 2007, 10:40:00 AM  

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