Monday Night Football Week One Live-Blog: Broncos- Raiders 2nd Half

Monday, September 08, 2008


So I decided to go with the 2008 Raiderettes for the second half photo mainly because they're just about the only good thing this team is going for it at the moment. I guess it isn't over yet, but...what am I saying? It's over. If you bail on the live-blog, I don't blame you and a special thanks to those staying with me for the long haul. We'll have some fun this half.

I liked how espn's ticker was still saying Brady out for the season is "breaking news" yeah, like 8 hours ago it was breaking news. (Via Lammy)

I cracked up when they head a Brady "Breaking News" fantasy update. And now Ditka is smacking his gums on mic. Dear god.

"He asked me if I HAVE any answers."- Suzy Kolber on Lane Kiffin

Now that's funny. McFadden for a first down. A swing pass to Griffin and that's another first. Don't look now! The Raiders are looking good to start the half. Turnover in 3,2,1....

"You got to sue the offensive line for non-support"- Mike Ditka (Via K Bell)

Or another awesome comment from Ditka. 3rd down and long and the Mikes all say they should go for it on 4th down. Incomplete and the Raiders punt.

12:10- Michael Pittman is now getting the bulk of the carries and Mike Shanahan ruins yet another owner's fantasy team. Cutler to Eddie Royal again and he's wide open just about every play now.

"He's not going to stay with a guy that fast."- Mike Golic
"He looked like a traffic cop there."- Mike Ditka

Hahahaha what? In the meantime....

Cutler to Darrell Jackson....48 yards....Touchdown. 24-0

"Great play calling, I can't tell you anything else. Very hard."- Mike Ditka

Okay...I give up.

Dave, Dave & Dave >>> Mike, Mike & Mike (Via Anon)

Very much so. I'm giving up on the time stamps because I'm just too lazy at this point. Russell fumbles but recovers and somehow the Raiders still manage to get a personal foul penalty. I think it's safe to say that the Raiders' offense is much worse than the Skins. I'm not proud of that, but it's the little things, you know?

Ditka has to be drunk at this point right? I guess I would be too if I was calling this game.

"You try to say the glass is half full, but it's fallen off the counter and shattered."- Mike Golic

Clever. 6:30 left in the third.

" . . . have him deliver your wife a baby" was the comment coming back from the ad break around 12:18 ET with the video showing a scary guy with prongs on his shoulders and crazy face paint. Think it was Golic, but I'm not sure. Funny when they come back early from the break. The production on this late MNF game always is shoddy. (Via Hopped Up)

Damn I missed it. Ditka with more "Oh Boy"s during an eight yard Cutler run and this one is just a laugher on all ends at this point.

"It's not over but she's sure looking up her lungs."- Mike Ditka

What in the hell?

Broncos get a Field Goal somewhere along the way and it's now 27-0.

Nice shot of the Crypt Keeper hanging out in his luxury box. Now the conversation turns to the Raiders drafting abilities and while it's a boring discussion...anything is better than Favre talk at this point. Yes, even from this crew.

That's the end of the third....finally. One more to go....27-0 Denver.

"Can't make chicken salad out of chicken noodle" - Mike Ditka (Via JFein)

"That's a great run right there. That's a great two yard run. That's (amazingly bad stutter) a great run because there was nowhere to run."- Mike Ditka (Via NHZ)

I don't even think he got two yards on that play either. Jamarcus Russell puts a few throws together and don't look now....the Raiders are in the redzone! 4th down....

WHOOOOOOOOO! Touchdown Raiders!!! Russell to Lelie....27-7 Broncos and Mike Ditka starts humming some random song.

Who gave the Stooges the idea that psycho-analyzing every play makes for good television PBP? When Oakland makes a 4 yard completion with 2nd and Goal, you don't say "that's actually a good pass right there." Just say nothing. Talk about anything other than a meaningless 4 yard completion. (Via Kleinias)

Three "agains" from Golic is less than sixty seconds. The guy is priceless. (Via Anon)

"The kid Chris Johnson was drafted in the fourth round."- Mike Ditka

Or 24th overall and in the first round, but whatever. Right coach?

Touchdown Selvin Young and the Broncos.....34-7.

Stop sucking at your teeth Mike Ditka! I'm going to throw up all over these computer screen if you keep it up.

Make that 41-7 after another turnover on downs and a Pittman one-yard run. I think Mike Shanahan might be running up the score a tad.

What the hell is Ditka talking about with this pathetic broken record of "you never see it coming" when it comes to blow outs? (Via Anon)

I have no idea and I don't think anyone else does either. Russell again with an overthrow of a deep ball to a wide open receiver. Now this trio is talking about Brett Favre....kill me. 4 minutes to go. Fargas breaks one and he's just about the only Raider who's still trying.

2 Minute Warning....Thank God. Touchdown Raiders as Ronald Curry grabs one and Ditka proceeds to freak out.

"Touchdown Raiders!!!!!!! Raider Nation goes wild."- Mike Ditka

47-14 with 1:34 left. Broncos get the kickoff and start taking some knees. That'll do it for this travesty of a game and a trainwreck of an announcing team. If anything it was so bad that it was actually entertaining. So we have that going for us....which is nice.

47-14 Broncos is your final score and thank you very much for staying with me through this whole thing. See everyone tomorrow with reactions and videos.

122 Comments:

I liked how espn's ticker was still saying Brady out for the season is "breaking news" yeah, like 8 hours ago it was breaking news.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 8, 2008, 11:58:00 PM  

Wheres Ditka?

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

That is a murderers row at QB right.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

Ditka: (About JaMarcus Russell)He's gunna have to do this on the run now, I mean he can't sit around and watch anybody do it he's gotta do it on the move.

HUH?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:05:00 AM  

"You got to sue the offensive line for non-support"... Does Ditka have experience there?

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:05:00 AM  

wtf is dinkin' it and dunkin' it

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:05:00 AM  

Greenberg is on a 15 second delay. Call me a masochist, but I'd rather listen to the game than watch it at this point. When the Raiders take the field, someone let me know. I'm sure that Greenberg and Ditka will fail to notice.

I'm still trying to account for Mike Golic's apparent lack of any schematic knowledge whatsoever of football. Do they keep concussion statistics? How many times did Golic's gourd get smashed?

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:06:00 AM  

I'm back, or for a little while at least. The rest of the game will determine how long I stay for.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:06:00 AM  

Woooooo 17-0! Go McFadden!

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

How the hell are Golic and Greenberg "surprised" that the Raiders are punting on 4th and long? Are they watching the same game as everyone else?

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

WOW Ditka actually made a decent point about how the Raiders should go for it on 4th down.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

"Again" Mike Golic's usual analysis:

"Again . . . blah . . . again . . . blah, blah . . . again . . . more blah . . again . . . additional blah . . . again."

The guy says "again" so often it's hilarious.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

Punting for field position after you gave up lot's of yards and 17 points already. At least Mike Cubed questioned it a little.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

Wow...the Raiders run D hasn't sucked? There's one improvement.

Ditka says all the Denver running backs can run. Oh good.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:11:00 AM  

i don't think greeny know what a PBP announcer is supposed to do? describe the f'ing plays as they happen..

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:11:00 AM  

Mike Shannahan has decided to totally screw Fantasy owners. Three running backs!!

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:11:00 AM  

Ditka: (about Denver's RBs) They can all run.

Well, I guess that helps.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:12:00 AM  

"Nobodys doing nothing" - Mike Golic.

I see that Golic was an English major.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:12:00 AM  
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Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:13:00 AM  

"Opened up the playbook"--Didn't Ditka say that on the thrid play of the game!

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:13:00 AM  

Darrell Jackson is on the Broncos?

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:13:00 AM  

"Oh my god" - Ditka

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:13:00 AM  

The word "rookie" was used five times in thirty seconds.

I agree that the Raiders should have gone for it on 4th and 7, punting at that point was mindless. But how were they surprised to see the Raiders punt it away? From what we've seen so far, I'd say the Raiders have a better chance of scoring on defense.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:13:00 AM  

It's a bad sign when you have less than twice as many rushing yards as penalty yards.

As of right now, the Raiders have 76 yards rushing and 39 yards screwing up.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

I guess punting for field position forced the Broncos to go 93 yards on that drive. Hey better Cutler stats.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:16:00 AM  

You could replace Golic with a retarded box turtle and no one would know the difference

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:17:00 AM  

"The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat on the Raiders sidelines". - Mike Greenberg

Very original Greeny, very original.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:17:00 AM  

Ditka is atrocious. His mumbling from "oh boy" to "oh my God" to "Ahhhhhhhhh!" is the definition of awful announcing.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:17:00 AM  

Dave, Dave & Dave >>> Mike, Mike & Mike

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:18:00 AM  

I think Winborn and Dummervill just cut blocked the linemen... I liked that Greenie just cried "ohh" for like the ninth time of the night.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:20:00 AM  

They are still called the Raiderettes ? Very un-PC Al.

Forgive the delayed response, I fell asleep during the high quality action.

jg said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:20:00 AM  

jfein - yeah, Greenberg is just obnoxious. Does anyone know why ESPN thinks that it's a good idea to put Mike Mike and Mike on the late game? Don't they have...anyone else?

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:20:00 AM  

" . . . have him deliver your wife a baby" was the comment coming back from the ad break around 12:18 ET with the video showing a scary guy with prongs on his shoulders and crazy face paint. Think it was Golic, but I'm not sure. Funny when they come back early from the break. The production on this late MNF game always is shoddy.

Hopped Up said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

Prediction: Mike 3.0 will NEVER call a MNF game again.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

"self-destruction, gang"- Mike Ditka

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:22:00 AM  

Where does Ditka get off praising Gene Upshaw? Here this character, who ripped his players for not playing hurt, trashed Upshaw up and down for the NFL disability benefits policy. Complete hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:22:00 AM  

Golic's observation when Oakland forces itself into a 3rd and 22: "This is a defensive dream now."

NO--BEING UP 24 POINTS WITH 17 MINUTES TO GO IS A DEFENSIVE DREAM.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:23:00 AM  

Why even have a late MNF game is you get crappy production and an "experiment" for an announcing team?

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:23:00 AM  

Golic: coach, is this a moment where you look for a glass half full type thing?

Ditka: blah blah players not working hard or something.

He should've just said something like: "No, you tell your players that they suck and the world is ending and crank up the AFI on the sideline." That would've entertained me. Borrrrrrrrring.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:25:00 AM  

When there's fumblin' on the field, there's mumblin' in the booth. It sounds more like they're betting on which official will signal possession than attempting to discuss the game.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:25:00 AM  

At this rate, this game is going degenerate into a Raider penalty fest, and then it will get real chippy. Golic and Greenie can then become indignant and overreact to the action on the field.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:26:00 AM  

Are you kidding? They've overreacted to the action on the field ever since they spotted the Oakland cheerleaders 30 minutes before kickoff. Now it's time for them to just get bitter and complain about every occurrence in the game, driving ratings down to 0.0

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:27:00 AM  

Jay Cutler starts to scramble. What does our brilliant Golic have to say?

"Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Oh, boy."

Thanks, you asshole.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:27:00 AM  

YES!!! Oh boy 3 straight times... I mean you cant get better than this..

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:28:00 AM  

This is one of the worst booths. Greenberg can't call the plays, Golic offers no insight and they both defer to "Coach," who also offers nothing when he's not moaning and groaning "oh boy" over the play.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:28:00 AM  

that is not a flattering shot of Al Davis. Wow.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:29:00 AM  

I know you're going to hate me for this AA, but the Raiders went to the Dan Snyder school of building teams, and they are ending up with the same result. FAIL!!

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:29:00 AM  

I wonder how many diapers Al Davis went through in the first half?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:29:00 AM  

Sorry, sorry, that was Ditka, not Golic. Sue me.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:30:00 AM  

"They can toss up left, they can toss it right, they can run it up the middle". - Mike Ditka

Thanks for that analysis Mike. Now please, do us a favor, work on finishing that 6th cup of beer you're on.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:30:00 AM  

If he's really on his six cup of beer, I'm jealous. Effing school nights. :P

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:31:00 AM  

I hope Greenberg doesn't develop Brent Musberger Syndrome in the final quarter of this game. Brent Musberger Syndrome is a phenomenon where an announcer reduces every game to a battle between coaches in which the players are totally irrelevant. This phenomenon is reportedly caused by an overwhelming desire to suck up to the men on the sidelines in the hopes of scoring dinner with them the next time ol' Brent is in their neck of the woods. Apparently it's working, as lately Musberger makes John Madden look like a midget.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:31:00 AM  

Maybe Davis should have fired Kiffin...

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

how can the raiders be 3-1 in divisional games since 2003? Smooth Greenberg

Sean said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

No...I don't hate. I agree JFein.

Sep 9, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

Brent Musberger is terrible. I have no idea how that man has a job.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

"Can't make chicken salad out of chicken noodle" - Mike Ditka

Never again should these 3 be allowed to call a game. I never thought I would miss Tony Kornheiser.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

ESPN Breaking News: Mike Golic reportedly diagnosed with Brent Musberger Syndrome, nearly has a heart attack while explaining Raiders locker room politics.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy let's hope Shanahan runs up the score to 50-0 on this miserable franchise and their thug fans.

Another stellar point from Ditka:

"You can't make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what."

What a dope.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

Ditka: You can't make chicken salad out of chick you-know-what.

Just say it dude, no one's watching anymore

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

Goddamit, someone go up into the booth and slap all three of them. They were already HORRIBLE before they lost interest in talking about the game. Now it's all Al Davis and Lane Kiffin talk and they aren't saying anything about what's going on on the field.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:35:00 AM  

Greenie... The damn screen in front of you said Madden was 33 and Greenie says 32.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:35:00 AM  

"That's a great two yard run because there was nowhere to run." DITKA SHOOTS...HE SCORES.

LOL

The only thing more terrifying than the play-by-play in this game is that the three stooges in the booth probably have NO IDEA how horrible they sound.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:37:00 AM  

"That is a great run...a great two-yard run right there."

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:37:00 AM  

"That's a great run right there. That's a great two yard run. That's (amazingly bad stutter) a great run because there was nowhere to run."

And ESPN cuts out for five seconds as the tech guys laugh their asses off and accidentally unplug their monitors.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:38:00 AM  

"Jay Cutler's been the star" - Mike Greenberg"

Now I left for an hour, but haven't they been touting Eddie Royal as the star?

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:39:00 AM  

I wish the NFL would stop putting the Raiders in a primetime game every year. Their games are always so boring to watch since they always get blown out in primetime the last couple years

Mark B said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:41:00 AM  

We've all been hit by a hurricane tonight, and that hurricane is named hurricane DITKA!!!!!

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:41:00 AM  

Ditka LOVES two-yard gains. Great two-yard run, great two-yard pass.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

Who gave the Stooges the idea that psycho-analyzing every play makes for good television PBP? When Oakland makes a 4 yard completion with 2nd and Goal, you don't say "that's actually a good pass right there." Just say nothing. Talk about anything other than a meaningless 4 yard completion.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:43:00 AM  

Nice TD catch by Ashley Lelie. That means he has about one TD left for the rest of the year.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:44:00 AM  

Three "agains" from Golic is less than sixty seconds. The guy is priceless.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:44:00 AM  

Ahhh, the great tease that is Ashley Lelie. Now we will drop two or three important passes and sulk on his routes.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

Quizno's commercial, "Too many meatballs on the field? Penalty declined." Who made this commercial? Ditka? It makes absolutely no sense, and I'm not eating at Quizno's until the NFL season is over.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

Greenberg: During the course of this season (Janikowski) will probably become the all time leading scorer this season.

You sure about that one buddy?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:46:00 AM  

I actually started taking shots every time Golic says "Again." A ticket to this game probably would have been less expensive at this point.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:46:00 AM  

anyone else hear one of those guys sucking his teeth? Ditka must have a pork shoulder stuck in there.

JohnG said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:46:00 AM  

We had a Quizno's once up here near my college. It was too expensive for college students and it failed miserably.

NHZ said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:47:00 AM  

Just now on the sideline report, Suzy Kolber looked like she had just been awakened from a nap. Not that I blame her or anything.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:47:00 AM  

Suzy Kolber says Darren McFadden was "literally telling" the team he may be hurt.

Literally telling. How do the geniuses at ESPN hire these people.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:48:00 AM  

what did ditka just say

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:49:00 AM  

Wilson threw three punches there, with no comment or replay. Talking to a broken-down coach is more important than the action.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:49:00 AM  

I love that "Coach" thought Chris Johnson was a 4th round pick.

Matt said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:49:00 AM  

If you can't trade your whole draft for a RB, Ditka isn't interested in him

Sean said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:50:00 AM  

I have no idea HOW, but my brain is automatically tuning out EVERYTHING that Ditka says. I've had to rewind the game at least 5 or 6 times to catch what Ditka was saying. It's God's way of telling me that this man is not worth my time.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:50:00 AM  

Golic... Why is he even in the booth? Other than the commercial bump (ordered by the truck) he is saying nothing.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:53:00 AM  

Ditka: Watch this! Watch this!

I AM WATCHING YOU MORON!

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:53:00 AM  

Golic will say "again" at least ten more times during this game.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:54:00 AM  

"Raiders down big in their own building".

Err...the game is being played outdoors, Greeny, not in a building.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:56:00 AM  

Is the only reason these three are together is because ESPN thought it would be cute having a Mike and Mike and Mike broadcast to promote M&M? They could have taken half a dozen copentent college football announcers/annaylst and would have worked much better.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:56:00 AM  

I know ESPN needs to pay for this monstrosity, but couldn't we just skip the commercial-kick off-commercial in the fourth quarter when it it is nearly 1:00 am on the East Coast?

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:56:00 AM  

"Watch this!" was pioneered by an original goof in the booth: Paul Maguire.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:57:00 AM  

Could this be the WORST announcing performance EVER?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 12:59:00 AM  

"You've got to go back to START ONE." What the hell Ditka?

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:00:00 AM  

Great production idea. Let's pan the crowd right after the Broncos Defense celebrates a 4th down stop. I saw at least four f-bombs and at least three birds.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:00:00 AM  

Well, on the bright side, we had one entertaining football game tonight.

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:00:00 AM  

I feel really bad for the Raiders fans whenever the cameras show them. Some of these fans put A LOT MORE EFFORT into this game than their starting players did.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:02:00 AM  

I wonder who that drag queen was behind Al Davis in the luxury box.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:03:00 AM  

Ok, Golic has downshifted from "again" to multiple "you knows."

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:03:00 AM  

Another "in his own building" remark by Greenberg. Sheesh.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:04:00 AM  

What the hell is Ditka talking about with this pathetic broken record of "you never see it coming" when it comes to blow outs?

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:05:00 AM  

Lammy...it's tough for them to top last year because Ditka's spent half of the game not talking into the microphone.

Sep 9, 2008, 1:06:00 AM  

I will be shocked if ESPN tries the double header again. They have had two non-compelling games in a row and a joke for an announcing crew.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:07:00 AM  

Prediction: The top story of every "Week X Recap" on ESPN this season will be "Tom Brady Still Out For Season."

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:07:00 AM  

I like Ditka, but he's out of his element here. Why the hell did espn put this both together after is stunk last year? my only explanation would be people would tune in to see this train wreck instead of watching the game.

I guess you can put me in that category.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:09:00 AM  

That'll do it for me permanently for the night. It was the first time that I contributed regularlly to a live blog and I must say I enjoyed it.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a throat that needs clearing...

jfein said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:09:00 AM  

Make sure to get that food out of your teeth too. Thanks for helping out J.

Sep 9, 2008, 1:11:00 AM  

"I will be shocked if ESPN tries the double header again."

ESPN has no other choice because no one wants to play a Monday Night game Week 17 with the playoffs starting that same weekend.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:14:00 AM  

"a good looking tight end"
Greeny

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:14:00 AM  

Mike Greenberg has a vagina.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:14:00 AM  

Endearing moment of vintage Ditka Epic Fail footage. This broadcast crew's approval rating might have just surpassed Congress. It's a miracle.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:14:00 AM  

I thought I was done, and they dragged me right back in. The 1950's Ditka footage and commentary is just awful. And Greenie's list of accolades just shows that Ditka peaked in the mid 80's.

Kevin Bell said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:15:00 AM  

the NFL just needs to take stand and refund ESPN a game check. Wow.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:16:00 AM  

Ditka is drunk. there is no other explaination for his excitement when the raiders scored that last td.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:17:00 AM  

Ditka hadn't had an eruption like that since he stopped taking Levitra.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:18:00 AM  

Raider Nation erupts!

What Ditka said before that was incomprehensible.

Golic only had four "agains" inside ten minutes in the fourth. What a disappointment.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:20:00 AM  

He did use "again" and "gang" in the same sentence near the end of the broadcast.

Kleinias said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:20:00 AM  

My brain hurts.

Goodnight.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:21:00 AM  

They should have added emmitt smith as sideline reporter. that's the only thing that could have made this broadcast worse.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:23:00 AM  

Ditka would never have a Super Bowl ring as a head coach if Buddy Ryan was not the Defensive Coordinator. The guy is a HOF player and totally overrated as a coach.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:26:00 AM  

scoreboard wrong...41-14

Bo said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:35:00 AM  

41-14. That's all we Broncos fans care about right now. Yes, other than a few good lines from Golic, there are numerous other people who could do a better job on-air than Mike Greenberg. Why can't Brad Nessler do NFL occassionally, or Jim Durham. Durham is so underrated by the WWL. I'm sure you agree AA.

Brad James said...
Sep 9, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

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