Monday, September 15, 2008
You just knew that picture was coming didn't you? It works on so many levels. First Romo is wearing the never good look of a kangol/newsboy cap and then his trainwreck of a girlfriend is just adding to the awkwardness. Good times. It's 30-24 Eagles at the half and let's hope this one isn't going to slow down in the second half.
"Was it an interception?" - Chris Berman on the Cutler fumble.
That's one thing that it definitley wasn't. (Via JFein)
As an Eagles fan I'm extremely nervous. The end of this game could be tight... (Via Mark)
10:38- I think that's a safe bet. Here comes the second half. Dallas gets the ball. Felix Jones with yet another nice run back and he makes it out to the 35. Dallas tries to slow it down with a run, but Barber breaks it for about 20 yards and into Eagles territory. Romo scrambles and throws it away on second down. Penalty on the Cowboys as well moves it back 10.
1st and 20 and Romo awkwardly throws the ball away after feeling the pressure again. Barber is wrapped up on second down and that's followed by a toss up in the air to Bennett. Dawkins nails him though and breaks it up. Cowboys punt into the endzone so it'll be Eagles ball at their 20....make that the 10 after a block in the back.
A re-kick for some reason and the ball is basically in the same spot as it would have been. Anyway, Westbrook goes nowhere on first and Jackson follows it up with a drop. 3rd and long....Westbrook on the screen but it's short. Two back to back punts! How about that.
10:45- Romo to Witten for seven on first down and Barber adds two more on second. 3rd and short....Felix Jones picks up the rest.
"It's just so easy if you're Jerry Jones to give clothing to Felix Jones and you don't have to take out the labels because they're made exclusively for Mr. Jones.- Tony Kornheiser
"Glad you got that in."- Ron Jaworski
"I've been wating the whole game on that one."- Tony Kornheiser
He can't think that that is funny. Dumb penalty by the Eagles on a false start and the Cowboys pick up another first down.
"It's Football Tony! This isn't a Tennis match."- Ron Jaworski
Barber with a couple of carries and the Cowboys have it at the Philly 15. 3rd and 4....
Touchdown Dallas! Romo to Barber and the Cowboys take the lead again 31-30.
Another crowd shot and another 400lb Cowboys fan. Thanks ESPN! (Via Lammy742)
Does Kornheiser come up with jokes in advance? That Felix Jones joke was bad. (Via Anon)
That had to have been planned out.
Tirico the Play By Play Man: B
El Tirico en Espanol: F
(Via Jim Williams)
10:55- Eagles ball at their own 26. Good move by McNabb in the pocket and a dump to Buckhalter gets seven. Westbrook picks up the rest. McNabb escapes again and finds Baskett for a few....
"What does he do? He puts the biscuit in the Baskett."- Tony Kornheiser
I swear he's just trying to piss everyone off at this point. First down on a Westbrook run and dive at the 50. McNabb down the middle and Zach Thomas bats the ball away with a no-look swat. Jackson with the catch and he has another Iggle first. Westbrook fumbles! Gets it back though somehow.
Tirico correctly calls it a McNabb fumble after a bad exchange. He's like an eagle that guy. McNabb with another sick move in the pocket and then underhands it to Westbrook. Just a great play....and a 15-yard facemask to boot. Eagles are inside the 20.
End of a rather quick third and the score is 31-30 'Boys.
Now we're comparing McNabb to Brett Favre. (Via JFein)
It never ends! McNabb to Lewis....down to the one....
Second effort and Westbrook is in! 37-31 Eagles.
Kornheiser really has the gall to act irritated when Jaworski brings up the Arena League one time, while he'd mention Favre on every snap if possible? Unbelievable. (Via CB)
11:12- Jones has his worst return of the night but still gets it to the 30. First down Dallas. Incomplete on first down but Barber follows it up with a screen and takes it all the way down into Eagles territory.
"Do you know how."- Tony Kornheiser
"Yes."- Mike Tirico
"We haven't even mentioned Jessica Simpson."- Tony Kornheiser
More Tony guffawing in regards to Jerry Jones after actually bringing up Simpson. Romo misses Witten down the middle by an inch and it's 2nd and 10. Felix Jones gets a few and then goes backwards. Third and long....Witten catches it but he's well short. FG attempt for Folk....
Good! 3 point game now....37-34 Eagles.
Tony- please stop spewing your love for the cowboys. As bad as the announcing is for this game, we could have mike mike and mike. **shudders at the mere thought** (Via Anon)
You think its bad this week.. just think of next week.. Madden has the Packers without Favre.... Kornheiser has the Jets with Favre... be prepared.. (Via Anon)
Life just isn't fair.
11:23- Demps runs back the kickoff all the way into Dallas territory and both Special Teams coaches should be fired on Tuesday. McNabb to Jackson on first down and DeSean is over 100 yards again. Donovan to Greg Lewis and that's a first.
FUMBLE! Westbrook gives it up and Ratliff picks it up for Dallas. That's going to come back to haunt them.
"Donovan does a double move on him. He puts it in then pulls it out then tries to put it back in again."- Ron Jaworski (Via Mal)
Romo hits Crayton out at midfield for a first and there's 8 minutes left. Barber for one yard and then Romo to Austin to make it 3rd and 3. Austin again....first down. Romo to Witten! 33 yards and it'll be first and goal at the five.
Romo to T.O. and he's manhandled by Samuel. Ahh the ball was tipped. No foul. 2nd and Goal. No one was even near that ball....no way was that tipped. The refs get it right now. 1st and goal at the one. Barber....No!
Barber....Yes! 41-37 Dallas with 4:35 left.
Can somebody do a Tonya Harding on Kornheiser so we don't have to listen to him on MNF? (Via Anon)
If Kornheiser's alleged stalker is reading this: I'll buy the lead pipe, you do the rest. (Via CB)
Hahaha. Good combo there.
11:39- "I said something before which I shouldn't have said, I apologize for it. Not my first mistake, undoubtedly won't be my last, but a 100% apology."- Tony Kornheiser
Huh? The only thing I could think of was the laundry comment but I took that as just a bad joke, not anything offensive. Interesting.
McNabb incomplete on first down and then a screen to Westbrook goes nowhere. Add an illegal block to that and it'll be 2nd and 18. Emmitt watching on the sideline....McNabb hits LJ Smith and it'll be 3rd and 8......
Incomplete to Westbrook. Here comes a punt. Dallas' D stepped up for that one. Pacman on the return and there's a block in the back. Dallas ball at their own 21. Barber blasts for a few yards and Philly calls timeout. Barber gets a few more and it'll be 3rd and 3.....
Wide open is Barber! Romo misses him!!! Philly has a chance and the clock stops with the incomplete pass. Jackson on the return but a hold on Demps will bring it back.
Here we go. 2:36 left and McNabb with the ball. Greg Lewis juggles it and it's incomplete at the marker. McNabb on the scramble and that should take us to the two minute warning...
NO! Westbrook on the draw before the warning and he picks it up as well as a 15-yard facemask. Philly's ball with a first down at midfield.
We're back from the break. McNabb back to pass....SACKED! Loss of four.....1:30 to go. McNabb had space to run, but it's incomplete. He had at least a first down if he pulled it down and ran. 3rd and 14....McNabb scrambles and he goes down! Demarcus Ware gets him!!! Great play....just didn't give up.
Here it is. 4th and 17....A hook and ladder play?!?!?! That was a horrible call and that'll do it. Cowboys win.
Final: Dallas 41 - Philadelphia 37
That was one hell of a game and a fun one to live-blog. Hope you all had fun as well and thanks for commenting. See you tomorrow with commentary and videos.
"Can I say it? How 'bout dem Cowboys?!- Tony Kornheiser
Ugh. I just can't handle him anymore at this point.
Video: Tony Kornheiser's Awkward On-Air Apology