Monday Night Football Week One Live-Blog: Eagles-Cowboys First Half

Monday, September 15, 2008


After a week of hype, McNabb-Owens V is finally upon us! Yeah, you're right....it just doesn't sound that exciting does it? I mean the two of them broke up over three years ago and the media is just trying to find things to keep the angle going at this point. Anyway, it should still be a fun game and with Jessica Simpson in attendance, anything can happen!

We'll get things going tonight around 8 something....see you then.
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"You know what? These two teams have to play the best Football that they can tonight and one must come away with the win."- Emmitt Smith

Good to know.

"But as I said, Cowboys-Chargers was OFF THE CHARTS!" - Stuart Scott (Via SS)

Which teams, Stu?

"He was playing with House's money."- Chris Berman

Berman either has a really bad stuttering problem tonight or he's promoting shows on FOX now.

"Roger Staubach threw four touchdown passes on Monday night here against the Baltimore Orioles."- Stuart Scott

Wow. He's just not doing well with the team names tonight. Pretty sure you wanted the Colts with that one Stu.

"Other than maybe the Liberty Bell, no split in Philadelphia has drawn as much attention as Owens and the Eagles."- Chris Berman

Ugh.

"Everyone compares Romo to Brett Favre."- Steve Young

Please don't tell Kornheiser that.

"It's going to bother him more than it's going to hurt him. Then it's going to hurt him."- Emmitt Smith on the protection Barber is wearing to cover up his hurt ribcage.
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Wow that girl went way overboard with that one and she got booed!!! Wow. Well that's not a good way to start this thing, but here we are. Emmitt tries to explain that the Cowboys need to stop the losing tonight (what losing?) and whatever....my head hurts. The kickoff is coming up soon....

"Sears at Home"? Is that a new feature?

"We're not in Green Bay tonight, so it can't be Favre tonight....Who's your boy tonight Tony?"- Mike Tirico

Jerry Jones? Really??? Whatever. I guess he has less story angles, so that's fine by me. Oh and one more thing....CAN WE START THE G'DAMN GAME ALREADY!?!?! I don't care about Hank's Spanish rendition of "Rowdy Friends".

"Don't take a siesta, Eagles and Boys in a fiesta."- Hank Williams Jr.

Kill me. Although I do enjoy the helmets colliding like that. That's always a winner.

8:41- Eagles ball to start and Nick Folk (Implosion) proceeds to kick it out of bounds. Whoooo! Incomplete to LJ Smith on first down but Westbrook runs for about 14 into 'Boys territory. 1st down.

Those a-holes still don't have the down and distance on the screen! Hahaha. They just made the little marker on the field gigantic!!! People just never cease to amaze me.

Huge hit by Thomas on Westbrook and it's third and long. McNabb spins out and hits his backup TE for a big gain. Whoa! Crazy play....Jackson catches it for a first down but fumbles, a Cowboy picks it up and then he fumbles and the Eagles get it in the endzone.

Nevermind....incomplete. Typed all of that for nothing.....Field Goal try for the Eagles....

Good. 3-0 Philly.

Did he just introduce him as Adam "not Pacman" Jones? Way to fade out the nickname... (Via JFein)

I don't think blogs will let that happen.

8:51- Cowboys first possession and they'll get the ball at the 26 after a holding penalty on the run by Felix Jones.

"More room to operate for T.O. and Romo.....down three-o."- Mike Tirico

So bad. I hate when Tirico tries to be funny.

Ok time to blitz the hell out of Romo so he throws a pick. (Via Lammy742)

Marion Barber for one yard and then Mickell knocks away a pass to Witten. Third down already. No matter....first down on a high pass that Owens climbs the ladder for...first down. Barber loses yards on first down. Romo with a "Brett Favre" like flip on second but Barber goes nowhere. 3rd and long....

Romo to Owens.....GONE! And T.O. even throws in a lunge at the line. 72 yards and that was just beautiful.....7-3 Cowboys.

9:00- Eagles on the move right back at the Cowboys after a few plays to Westbrook and Buckhalter. Westbrook's movement to WR just completely threw the Dallas D for a loop there. 2nd and 2 here and a draw to Westbrook gets the first.

After three straight misses the Eagles are going to have to kick again....

Good. 7-6 Cowboys with 3 minutes left in the first quarter.

"T.O. does it, now McNabb comes out, remember him?" - Tony Kornheiser (Via JFein)

Tony doesn't watch Sports, so Tony wouldn't know who he is.

Bumper music: Countrified version of "When You Wish Upon A Star." Somewhere, Jiminy Cricket is hitting the bottle hard. (Via Jim Williams)

Hahaha. Good catch.

McNabb hasn't thrown up yet. They'll get in the end zone soon. (Via Anon)

Another note on the graphic, is there really any purpose of the ESPN MNF logo being on the bottom? (Via SS)

Good question. The really could get rid of at least half of that. Wait a minute......

Felix Jones takes the kickoff back 98 yards for the Touchdown! Boy that kid is fast.....14-6 Cowboys and the place is going nuts

9:15- Tony and Jaws are fighting over something....

"Punch, counter punch. Right now the Dallas Cowboys are leaning with that hard left and connecting."- Ron Jaworski
"They're hitting knockouts. That's not counter punch. This is big uppercuts knocking somebody down."- Tony Kornheiser

Short gain on first for the Eagles followed by a facemask....no....not called....

"Unless he's the Exorcist's child, he grabbed him."- Tony Kornheiser

Ummm....what?

3rd and 5....McNabb going deep and he's got a man...NO! Mike Jenkins comes flying in and knocks it away. Amazing play and the Eagles have to punt.

And TK becomes the 1 millionth football analyst to tell us the Eagles will be good if McNabb stays healthy. (Via Lammy742)

Romo back to pass.....PICKED OFF! Asanti Samuel grabs and runs around for a bit before being facemasked down. Another no call though. Terrible throw by Romo. Eagles ball at the Dallas 28.

Rex Grossman approves of that throw. (Via PM)

McNabb deep! Flag at the goal line. PI on Henry and the ball will go all the way down to the goal line at the other end because the quarter is over.

14-6 Cowboys after one.

1st down and Goal and the Eagles throw the WR screen to Westbrook....

Touchdown. That was too easy. Just line him up at WR every play. 14-13 'Boys but we've got a good one on our hands.

"Mike Shanahan no where around to go for 2" - Mike Tirico (Via JFein)

9:27- If I were the Eagles, I'd just kick this one out of bounds. Whoa....Isiah Stanback fumbles the kickoff and Dallas will work for

"I took high school Spanish, either he said he's not going to be caught, or please pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow." - Tony Kornheiser (Via SS)

"Tony Curtis? He's been around for awhile."- Tony Kornheiser

Shut up.

HOLY CRAP! Romo has the ball slip through his hands (surprise!) and then fumbles on the way out of the endzone. The Eagles pick it up and that's an Eagles TD!!!

20-14 Eagles and Dallas fans have to be cursing Romo after that one. The blitzes are working like a charm for Philly.


9:32- Wow! Felix Jones almost breaks another kickoff. He's tackled at the Dallas 43. 1st and 10 and Barber goes nowhere and an incomplete pass to Owens on second down. 3rd and long but Romo finds Witten for a first down.

End around to Felix Jones and he gets tackled by his shoestrings or he would still be running. He still gets six. Romo then goes to the slacker Martellus Bennett and he takes it all the way down to the 15.

Barber for very little on first down but follows it up with a big gainer down to the four. 1st and Goal.....

Romo to Owens....Touchdown! This game is just wild. Dallas goes back on top 21-20.

9:44- Eagles ball from their own 28 with 10 minutes left.....and McNabb is sacked on first down by Ratliff. No chance on that one.

"Let's go back to T.O. and Romo for a second...."- Tony Kornheiser

Please no. Westbrook gets a fefw on second down and Jason Avant is crushed by Watkins! Oh wow he caught that?! Amazing. 1st down....McNabb deep!!!!!

DeSean Jackson with the catch! 61 yards!!! Wait...he seriously might have thrown the ball back before crossing the goal line! Oh my god.....challenge by Dallas....

No touchdown! Unbelievable. It's still the Eagles ball at the one, ala the Denver fumble yesterday, but that's just crazy. Doesn't matter though....

Westbrook over the top for a TD! 27-21 Eagles. Insane.

Great call by Tirico to question the crossing of the goal line before anyone else picked up on it. This would be one of the dumbest plays in NFL history if it gets overturned. (Via Captain Redbeard)

Yes it was. He noticed it as it was happening which takes some great eyes. As long as he's not trying to make jokes, he's one of the best.

"That's dicey where that guy's hands were."- Tony Kornheiser on Westbrook getting a massage on the sidelines

9:55- Romo to Owens deep again! Flag....holding brings it back. Man, there's still 7 minutes left in the half. 3rd and long....incomplete. Cowboys to punt to our goat, DeSean Jackson! Who wants to be on a fair catch? Nope....gets it back to the Philly 40. Whew...commercial break. Everyone take a breath. Wait....no commerical. McNabb throws for a first down into Cowboys territory.

"They're number one receiver is playing for the Cowboys tonight."- Tony Kornheiser
"Oh come on!"- Jaws and Tirico simultaneously
"That was three years ago."- Mike Tirico

Get him Mikey! 3rd and 7 for the Eagles....McNabb has about 40 minutes to throw the ball and finds Jackson at the Dallas 25. Great patience there. Timeout.

McNabb and the Eagles get bailed out with a Dallas penalty and they're going four wide here on first down. Draw to Westbrook that's not going anywhere. 2 minute warning....

Donovan McNabb someone escapes a sack and scrambles for a first down. It wasn't pretty like the DMc of old but it got the job done. There's a review for some reason from the booth some reason but that should stand. It does and Westbrook carries it down to the five. McNabb to Lorenzo Booker on second, but he only gets a yard before going out of bounds. 3rd and Goal....McNabb scrambles, hit, hit again, hit again!, and finally down. Eagles will have to kick it....

Good. 30-21 Eagles with :45 left in the half.

NBC just committed suicide by signing up for the Cleveland hype, this should've been the Sunday night game. One of the rare nights that the MNF game is better than the SNF game. (Via SS)

Good call, but NBC's still got the Cowboys three times this season. Cowboys trying to hurry up, but they're wasting time. Romo to Witten right up the middle of the field!!!! How did he get that open? Gain of 42 and into FG range for Nick Folk. Terrible D by Philly on that play....51 Yarder....

Good! 30-24 Eagles. Still :03 left but that should do it for this crazy half. I'll see you in a new thread at the start of the second but be sure to enjoy the National Anthem in the time being.

194 Comments:

I love me some me! God I hate T.O.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 7:54:00 PM  

Wow a TO montage that included "I love me some me" and "get your popcorn" way to give us something new ESPN.

Where did it go wrong for ESPN? I blame the mouse.

Bonadoc said...
Sep 15, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

Is it too late for the Iggles or 'Skins to take Billy McMullen away from Seattle so he can stop fumbling and dropping passes?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

AA, you have any thoughts on Chris Cooley today?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

I'm just waiting for the inevitable
comment from Kornheiser about "from cheeseheads to cheesesteaks".

jg said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Obviously the fans are booing because the jumbotron accidentally showed our commentators of the night.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

What about him? His unit being put on the internet?

Sep 15, 2008, 8:07:00 PM  

Oh man, Tony Kornheiser is in a pink tie. Nice Tony, real nice.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

So, anybody have the over under of what time Kornheiser mentions Farve tonight?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

@ AA, yeah. I thought it was hilarious. Maybe he was giving a hint of what Carlos Rogers sucks?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

Kornheiser has a comeover Homer Simpson would be proud of. Seriously Tony, you have five strans of hair. Just cut it off and be bald.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

@lammy742, only a few. Wanna know why? Because next week's game is Jets/Chargers.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:11:00 PM  

Emmitt is going all over the place.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

Yeah, I didn't think it was that bad, but obviously the Cooley Camp thought it was a bigger deal than everyone else.

Sep 15, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Seriously, I haven't watched Countdown in a year and this is an abomination.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

So Chris Cooley whipped it out? I'm confused about his unit on the blog. Aparently they already took it down.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

Yeah, he took a photo of this Tight Ends test for his website and he was naked while doing so and had a notebook in his lap. You could see little Chris at the bottom of the photo.

Sep 15, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

Apparently he studies nude, he took it down, apologized, and this story should go away after a few days.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

Was that Michelle Tafoya reporting or did espn slap some makeup on a shaved badger?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

"Jackson give Donovan Mcuhh" - Keyshawn Johnson

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Well Cooley may have gotten rid of the post, but Playing the Field didn't. NSFW, it's on the bottom left.


http://playingthefield.net/images/stories/Sarah/cooley%20notebook%20wm.jpg

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

Man this is not a good national anthem with this Kat lady.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

They couldn't get Jessica Simpson to sing the anthem? Why are they televising the anthem anyways? It seems kinda odd for a regular season game.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

That was a terrible anthem, listen to the boos.....that is a singing sensation?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Emmitt naturally picking the cowboys.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

I did notice the booings. Maybe they tought it was Ashlee Simpson.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

Wow...I'm amazed how bad that anthem was. I wasn't paying close attention at first, but then I started to realize how terrible it sounded. It was incredibly bad - it takes a lot to get booed for singing the national anthem.

Zach Smith said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

AA you gotta get video of the anthem. Holy hell was that bad!

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

Seriously Zach...I was spacing out too and then the dreadfulness caught my ear.

Sep 15, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

Why couldn't they get somebody else?


She muffed the words, too many high pitched notes that failed, why not just sing it in Spanish if it's easier?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Sounded like a deaf person singing

Kyle said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

It's coming Anon...trust me.

Sep 15, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Was Charro not available for Hispanic Heritage day? That girl was awful.

HJBosch said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Jessica singing it? good gosh, let's hope not.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Oh my they brought up Favre.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

Why can't I get the Westwood One feed through the internet? I rather listen to Marv than that clown in the booth, Tony Kornheiser.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

HD brought to you by Sears Toughskins.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Speaking of which anon, Marv is working with Michael Irvin tonight.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Hank Williams Jr celebrating hispanic day? Will he be singing it in Spanish?

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

On second thought, I don't want to listen to Irving either. Damnit.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

Hispanic Appreciation Heritage Month?

Um, why in the hell is this being celebrated during a fucking football game?

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

On second thought, I don't want to listen to Irving either. Damnit.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Hank Williams was en fuego tonight.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

They brought back the clashing helmets!

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

How hard is it to find a Latina singer in Texas?

Very hard, apparently.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

Why do they insist on shoving this "Hispanic heritage" garbage down the throats of football fans?

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

Korny seems to be of the opinion that he should talk constantly tonight.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

I hope during one of these intros one of the players says "Thanks Mike, fuck you Tony."

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

Did he just introduce him as Adam "not Pacman" Jones? Way to fade out the nickname...

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

I'm glad Jaws and McNabb are on a first name basis.

Must be a Philly thing, or a dumb Polack thing.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

DeSean Jackson channels his inner Seattle Seahawk.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

If they really wanted to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, they would replace these three and have the Spanish announcers calling the game on the English ESPN.....speaking Spanish.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

ESPN, the first Post-Modern multicultural sports network.

Thanks for celebrating Mexican Independence Day.

Assholes.

Huh huhhuhhuhhuhhuhhhuhhuhhhh

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Ok time to blitz the hell out of Romo so he throws a pick.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

I don't worry SS....I think that gimmick is coming later in the game.

Sep 15, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

"More field to work with for Romo and T.O., down 3-0" - Mike "the poet" Tirico

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

"More field to work with for Romo and T.O., down 3-0" - Mike "the poet" Tirico

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

Tony Romo threw that pass like Brett Favre.........is what Kornholio is thinking.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

Wow Jaws just set up Tony to comment about Farve/Rodgers and he didn't take the bait. Maybe they installed the electric current to Tony's chair.

Bonadoc said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

Who the hell told Tony to give his fucking opinion on every little thing tonight?

Go back to sleep Tone.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

@ AA, I mean the rest of the game. ;-)

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

They may want to cover T.O next time.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

I bet Donovan is so jealous of Terrell right now....

pmayo said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

I get the feeling Jaws dislikes Tony.

LOL

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

TO is such an ass. An incredibly talented, wonderfully gifted, but wholly insufferable ass.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

@pm, stop stating the obvious, you're sounding like an analyst already.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

She should've changed her sign from "Got TO?" to "Got VD?"

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

"T.O. does it, now McNabb comes out, remember him?" - Tony Kornheiser

No, Tony, I don't remember who he is.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Bumper music: Countrified version of "When You Wish Upon A Star"

Somewhere, Jiminy Cricket is hitting the bottle hard.

Jim Williams said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Wow, only 1/2 quarter in and I'm sick of them talking about TO/McNabb. That's a record.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

I'm going to take Tony's job, SSR. Just like Brett Favre took Chad Pennington's job.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

It looks like instead of Tony incessantly talking about Brett Favre, we get the 3-year old McNabb vs. T.O. story shoved down our throats.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

Jaws stutters his way through that last sentence.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

The choice:

Kornheiser's wino-esque facial hair

or

Costas' hairpiece

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

@ pm, Brett Favre didn't flip burgers, so he really didn't take Pennington's job.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

*Channeling Kenny Mayne*: I wonder if Brian Westbrook has sent in an audition for that Hole in The Wall show...he'd be great...or something.

Jim Williams said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

Another note on the graphic, is there really any purpose of the ESPN MNF logo being on the bottom?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

McNabb hasn't thrown up yet. They'll get in the end zone soon.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

Is this Jason Campbell? It's 3rd and 9, Mcnabb!

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

Dallas 7 - Akers 6

Jim Williams said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

And TK becomes the 1 millionth football analyst to tell us the Eagles will be good if McNabb stays healthy.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

Jaws is racist.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Crap, Iggles have no answer for this man.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

ESPN is such a caring sports network.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

Kornheiser is starting to sound more and more like a political hack with his 3 talking points, no matter what is going on:

- Dallas has stars
- McNabb has injuries
- Someone will blowup someone else

Rinse, repeat, annoy

Sean said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Glad to know NFL refs have continued to suck this week.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

Sean Considine is probably the worst safety in the NFL........oh wait, that's Brian Russell of the Seahawks.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Felix Jones > Darren McFadden....unless McFadden gets to play the Chiefs every week.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

And Favre throws a poor interception!

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

YEAH! See, ya biltz Romo and he gets the happy feet.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Are the Cowboys exempt from face mask penalties?


And the one they do get is a bad call?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Rex Grossman approves of that throw.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

I'm calling it right now, the Jets/Chargers broadcast next week will be the WORST Monday Night Football telecast in history.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Ed Hochuli approves of the uncalled facemasks.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

Wow, Andy Reid using Westbrook a lot? Did he just recognize this man's talent this year?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

Anyone else notice they got rid of the PTI halftime mini-show this year?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

"Mike Shanahan no where around to go for 2" - Mike Tirico

Please Mike, leave the stupid comments to Tony.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

Why was Michael Clarke Duncan talking about balls?

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

Tony, you have Cowboys and Eagles, why in the HELL would you ever think about going into one of your little discussions about the fuckin Broncos game?

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

Cowboys are still mystified by an RB lining up out wide. They don't grow 'em too bright down in Texas.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

Oh my Isaiah Stanback just demonstrated how Washington Huskies football works under Tyrone Willingham.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

We needed to hear Jones' kickoff return in Spanish?

When ESPN promotes something, they go all out.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

Oh Romo...

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Sep 15, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

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Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Romo should've given up the safety, instead it's a touchdown.


"I took high school Spanish, either he said he's not going to be caught, or please pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow." - Tony K.


That was a terrible joke.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Oh for Christ sakes.

And Tony with the Borscht Belt schtick.

ESPN, home of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Next week, Brett Farve Heritage Month.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

That...was....hilarious...

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

So is the Simpson/Romo affair off after Romo singlehandedly gave the Eagles 14 points?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

Quick, somebody get some giant water balloons for Romo to stick his face between! Thats his happy place when Jessica Simpson isn't around.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

This is why Romo doesn't hold for field goals anymore.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

"Why is it so hard to hold onto the ball?" - Tony Kornheiser

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

"What we're watching here is the Hagler/Hearns fight." - Kornheiser


Stop it.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Anything's exciting to these 3 after watching last weeks snooze fest.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

FYI- I'm putting the National Anthem vid up between the 1st and 2nd half threads if you want to relive it.

Sep 15, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

"It's like everyone is playing with their hair on fire" - Tony Kornheiser.

What analysis...

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

Why does everything in sports need to be compared to something that happened previously. Can't it just be it's own thing?

Even Peter King is guilty.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/09/15/Week2/3.html

Bonadoc said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

How many times are you going to mention the Chargers/Broncos tonight, Tirico?

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

TK- (about Marion Barber) He explodes into people.

Um...ewww

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

They should let Owens loose on his own, because the Eagles aren't interested in covering him.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Who kidnapped Romo and put Rex Grossman in his uniform?

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

I think we're going to hit the over/under of 46.5. Heck, at this rate, we'll hit 100 tonight.

I missed the national anthem, but from what people are saying, it's worth the watch.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

It was shithideous. I hate when people try to do their version of the anthem. Just sing the damn song.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:46:00 PM  

TK about TO- "I guess I didn't realize he was that good because he's so controversial."

Really Tony? You couldn't separate those two things?

Bonadoc said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:46:00 PM  

You know, Philly, it's customary to cover the other teams best WR, often with one or two players. Seriously. Look it up.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

This is the game of the season. This cannot be beat.....I thought SD/Denver was the best game, but this has it beat.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

Awesome job ESPN. Go to commercial without giving us a decent angle.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

Are you joking? DeSean Jackson is so stupid.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

How does that happen?

Sep 15, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

Ugh.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:50:00 PM  

That is a soul-crushingly stupid play by Jackson.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

SO interesting, Tony, everything is interesting to Tony, controversy, thoughtfulness and interestingness.

Tony deserves an Emmy for his work, his soliloquys on the condition of man.

Hollywood Wags said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Great call by Tirico to question the crossing of the goal line before anyone else picked up on it. This would be one of the dumbest plays in NFL history if it gets overturned.

Sep 15, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

And Westbrook saves Jackson.

Sep 15, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

Fantasy implications anyone?

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

I was just thinking about how this makes up for last years kneel down for fantasy people that have Westbrook both years.

Nice one by Tirico.

Phil said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Jaws must have been so relieved that his TD record wasn't broken......yet.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Made up for Westbrook laying down on the one last year.

JC said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Dallas? Paradise City? Doubt it

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Delete anon's comment......way TMI.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

@ SSR

Jaws is probably just relieved his incontinence hasn't flared up again.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

"44-yard penalty erased" - Mike Tirico.

No, the penalty erased the 44-yard reception.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

fuck my only hope of a comeback is romo to t.o for 4 tds...my comeback in Fantasy Football

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

The astonishing level of astonishment in this game is simply astonishing.....

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

Actually myself Anon. I have T.O. going against McNabb. Good times.

Sep 15, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

Jerry eating popcorn. What's the cowboy's fasination with popcorn?

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

BTW, SSR, what's the buzz among the Red Devil faithfull re; Berba's disappearing act once he set up Tevez' goal?

Spurs really shit the bed today agaisnt Villa.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

What a game. What a game. What a game. Ruined by Kornheiser.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Please delete anon's comment, no one else needs to know that. It's probably the same one who called Jaws a racist.

Wait a minute...oh my god...we have a punt. I won't be surprised if Tony reminds us what a punt is...

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

Spurs are relegation bound. Rooney is being wasted. Wake up SaF

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

@ pm, Berba disappeared as you said, but it's just 1 game. But if they can't beat Chelski or at least draw then the panic button should be pushed. I hope Ronaldo is back by then because there is no creativity whatsoever.


Sp*rs are bad, and Martin Tyler sounded so bored today.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

"They're #1 receiver is playing for the Cowboys this season". - Tony Kornheiser

Please find a new job.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

I fucking hate this insane rambling that is going on

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

What's this, the billionth time now you've mentioned McNabb is healthy? Shut up Kornheiser.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Even a Yiddo such as I can admit that Spurs are in a world of shit. Pavlyohwhatsit looked good today, though, despite getting shit service all day. Ramos started Zokora/Lennon over Bentley/Jenas today. That man just may find himself sacked.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

Korny really likes to talk about the off field stuff. Isn't that what sports radio is for. Stick to the game on the field!

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

Mark, Rooney isn't being wasted......Nani is a waste. Stop showboating like Ronaldo did at 20, stop shooting constantly from 35, and pass the ball properly.


Liverpool Scousers act like they got a treble when really they have looked unimpressive in every match they have played, including this one against United, which was more of United's defensive undoings.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

if you press the wheelchair next to the letters it's actually a little like listening to kornheiser...

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

McNabb had all day for that last throw.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Not sure about relegation, mark. They may yet pull it together. Spurs started 2005 1-1-4 and managed 5th, so there's yet hope for the Lillywhites.

Kornheiser is the worst. What a hack.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Gus Poyet should be manager, not Juande.


Look on the bright side, even with that win, West Brom look like crap.


Enough soccer talk, one of the greatest MNF games in history and we're talking about how doomed Spurs are?

Now when the Chargers play the Bretts, then we talk about how exactly Tottenham will lose 6-0 to Arsenal.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

Does Kornheiser get paid by the word? He blows.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

Dallas is getting zero pressure on McNabb. None.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

Eh, not a Manc or a Scouser, just think Rooney should bag more. Perhaps I bought the hype? Idk, just feel like he has the skills and talent to light it up, but seems like he has to track back too much. Full disclosure, I don't watch ManU, so I have no fucking idea what I'm talking about ;)

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

As I said, a fantastic game, bonehead plays on both sides, but Tony Kornheiser ruined it for me. If this is replayed for generations to come, I hope they just use the radio commentary on Westwood One. He knows nothing about the actual game and is there on his journalistic merits (supposedly).


They tried to make it Howard Cosell but instead it's Dennis Miller II. I have had enough of Kornheiser, it's been shown that Tirico and Jaws work well together as a duo, let them do it and not Kornheiser.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

Agreed on Poyet, SSR, and that's my final soccer comment.

Dallas defense looks kind of lost.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

Old school McNabb there.

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Why in god's name are they reviewing this run?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

"Boomer and TJ. They've been together for 22 years you know?"

Way to go Mike. Stickin it!

Bonadoc said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

NBC just committed suicide by signing up for the Cleveland hype, this should've been the Sunday night game. One of the rare nights that the MNF game is better than the SNF game.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

@ SSR

Kornheiser is the uncultured, loutish version of Dennis Miller. It's an experiment that needs to end.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

This is the worst ever game from Kornheiser........it's 30-21, enjoy the game and STFU.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

Am I the only one who forgot that McNabb could actually move like that?

pmelchre said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

No TK, your announcing tonight has been a horrifying tragedy, not Andy Reid's kids.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

Dallas D really tightened up on the goal line. I'm itching for the second half. This is going to be good.

pm said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

This is stunning.......and I guarantee that in the 2nd half the final score will be like 40-31.

ssreporters said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Ron Jaworski- I need Oxygen

I knew he was old but not THAT old

Lammy742 said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

As an Eagles fan I'm extremely nervous. The end of this game could be tight...

Mark said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

"Was it an interception?" - Chris Berman, on the Cutler fumble.

That's one thing that it definitley wasn't.

jfein said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Wow! What a Monday night football game! Sick game! Points are flying back and forth! Boy did DeSean Jackson lay an egg on the one yard line! I can't wait to go up for the game in Philadelphia! Got my tickets off that face value site eSellOut...This game goes to show you that while the Giants may have won last years Super Bowl...The Eagles and Cowboys are the class of the NFC East in 2008!

-Marty

Marty said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

http://kissnation.961kiss.com/freakshow/go/video/view?vid_id=499048&video_pg=1&video_num=5&com_num=10&com_pg=1

DeSean Jackson's Ultimate Fail

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Great game.

What did Tony apologize for? He mentioned it when they just came back from commercial and talked about Mex Indp day.

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 11:42:00 PM  

Tony apologized for his poor commentator skills. Remember. It's who you know in the business!

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 12:40:00 AM  

Does Kornheiser ever shut up? How can anyone enjoy a game with his constant prattling?

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 9:32:00 AM  

So glad to see a site on bad announcing. So when does ESPN dump this totally pathetic team--geez it is painful to listen them

mktrjs said...
Sep 16, 2008, 12:38:00 PM  

The MNF announcers are the worst ... the incessant babbling and bloviating over the action is awful. Can we get Michaels and Madden do an Internet voice feed to listen to while we watch the video on TV?. I only watch MNF if it's significant match-up, then I turn down the sound.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 12:46:00 PM  

Two more Kornhole comments:

1. Referencing Dallas' roster built to go to the Super Bowl as "Manifest Destiny." I guess he doesn't know American History either.

2. Last play of the game. Turico comments on Philly's failed hook and lateral. Kornhole states "there weren't enough rung on their ladder..." WTF?? I wish I could've seen Jaws and Turico looking at him with the "..you're an idiot.." look. Hey Korny, it's a "hook and lateral" not "hook and ladder". I wonder if he's ever touched a football?

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

ESPN's MNF crew are the worst announcers on the planet

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 4:19:00 PM  

Do everybody a favor and dump the screw crew. Get back your Sunday night crew.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

why does every espn commentator compare every qb in the league to brett favre when they do something well. i'm waiting for vince young to scramble for a 70 yard td run and kornheiser saying that looks favre-esque. anyone remember favre has thrown the most ints ever? so when matt ryan throws his next int please tell me jaws will compare it to favre. what is the media's obsession with favre? let it go

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

ESPN: PLEASE REPLACE TONY KORNHEISER!!!!!! He is the most annoying commentator in the history of Monday night football.EVER!!!! Even if you brought Howard Cosell back from dead, it would be better than this guy.
Fed up with Monday night football, ALREADY!!!
Fred in Florida

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

i used to love mon night football, but these are the worst broadcaster i have ever heard. if this is this best you can do, give it up. i wont be watching until something changes.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 6:30:00 PM  

ESPN does care what the veiwers think, they have focus groups. We are stuck, I will continue to boycott, they won't miss one viewer.

Ken in Bartsow said...
Sep 16, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

Has anyone else noticed that Ron Jaworski now talks just like Suzy Colber? It's the same cute emphasis on words in the middle of sentences - cute on Suzy, just plan annoying on Jaws. He was better when he was a real analyst not a ratings hound.

Robert said...
Sep 16, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

Kornhoser is sucking all the oxygen in the booth.
How bout a death match with Kornhoser & Oberwomen from NBC

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2008, 11:08:00 PM  

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