Monday Night Football Week Three Live-Blog: 2nd Half

Monday, September 22, 2008



The Chargers look to be in control of this one, but again...this is the Chargers. They'll figure out a way to blow the lead. It's their ball to start the half though and they'll start the quarter from their own 20.

People like Tony at ESPN are so out of touch with fans. He always says "people want to hear about Favre" but the 'people' he refers to are other writers, reporters, and suits at ESPN, not real fans. Fans just want to watch football. (Via Jay)

Why are there Ryder Cup highlights in the Most Annoying 3 Minutes? (Via JFein)

Could someone help me out with the coin flip result? It's one of my many prop bets heads or tails and I can't find the result anywhere. I never would have thought that the Internet would deny me any knowledge of any kind. Stupid Internet! (Via Anon)

Wish I could. I know the Jets won it, so it was on their call. If anyone could help do so in the comments?

10:15- Sproles with back-to-back nice plays and the Chargers have a first and goal....

TOUCHDOWN LdT! 38-14 Chargers and unless Kornheiser pulls a Billy Packer, this one is ovah!

Tony and Mike start talking about hotel rooms and this game is sure to get even more ugly now that we have a blowout on our hands. Jets down 24 decided to run the ball now....that's good.

If somehow F**** brings the Jets back in this one I am canceling my cable service. (Via Wumpa)

I think you're safe tonight. I say that right as Favre hits Coles in Charger territory.

"It's no fun out here tonight and the traffic in New Jersey is killing me."- Tony Kornheiser channeling Favre

Cotchery takes it inside the 30 and gets another first down for the Jets. Nice catch and run on the WR Screen. Favre deep to Keller! Knocked down in the endzone, but Cotchery grabs another one on a rifle from Favre. Jones picks up about five on first down and Favre is sacked on second down all the way back at the 24.

Screen to Leon Washington gets a good chunk of yards back and the Jets are going for it. 4th and 4....nothing. Hart drops an interception in the endzone but it doesn't matter.

10:38- I'm not quite sure why Tomlinson is still in the game, but they might want to sit him down up 24. He's still picking up first downs though. Bleed the clock Chargers....bleed the clock. Rivers hits Manumaleuna and I'm just proud that I spelled that right on the first try. Chargers punt.

"It's no fun out here tonight" Isn't that blasphemy? I thought that every reference to Favre must include saying that he plays the game like a kid with youthful abandon. (Via Anon)

Very true.

"We put the focus on Favre because people like me are in love with him."- Tony Kornheiser

Truer words have not been spoken. Jets ball again and the talk moves to the Jets spending money in the offseason. Favre gets nailed as he throws but floats one up. That's the third....thank god....

38-14 Chargers.

10:48- So who's with me in hoping for the fastest 4th quarter ever right about now? Jets ball on the SD 44 yard line and they have a 1st and 10. Screen to Coles gets five but Favre throws a ball straight up in the air to no one.

"They say he still plays the game like he's in sixth grade or eighth grade...."- Tony Kornheiser about Philip Rivers....just kidding....Brett Favre

Jaws says this part of the game is critical for the Jets development as a team because Favre is still in there. Pretty sure they're still trying to win the game, but I could be wrong. First down to Stuckey down at the Chargers 15 yard line. Coles again for a short gain and a flag on second down for defensive PI. Or not...uncatchable, which is surprisingly not even a real word.

A baby picking stocks would be about as successful as anybody else right now. And Mark Schlereth is enough of a celebrity to do ads ? (Via JG)

Seriously. 4th and one for the Jets....Favre sneaks and he's got it. Incomplete on first down as Cason breaks it up buuuuuuut....

TOUCHDOWN JETS! Favre to Stuckey as the QB had about 30 minutes to throw that and the Jets are going for two. No good....Favre sacked.

38-20 Chargers.


Tirico, show some emotion on your TD calls!! (Via Anon)

11:02- I think he's already checked out like everyone else in the country. Wait a sec....onside kick and the Jets have it! Uh oh. Don't look now people. Jets ball on their own 43. Favre to Baker into Chargers' territory and then Coles with a huge gainer! All the way to the ten!!! 1st and goal....

Favre sacked back at the 15. He follows that up with an incomplete pass to Smith and it's 3rd and goal. Favre to Cotchery, but that's short. A FG will cut it to 11 and that's what the Jets will do....

Good. 38-23 Chargers and it's getting a little tighter here folks.

Chargers ball from their own 20. Tomlinson gets three on a short run on first and then Rivers hits Colbert on a screen for about five. It'll be third and short. Caught on the slant by Jackson....first down.

Tomlinson for three and we're under six minutes. Another LT run and that makes it 3rd and short yet again.....Rivers to Jackson deep and he takes it all the way to the one. Gutsy play, but a great one, and if the Jets don't keep them out of the endzone...that's it....

That's it. Ladanian up the middle for six and a touchdown for the Chargers....

45-23 San Diego with 4 minutes left.


Well then. Cotchery gets the kickoff and takes it back to the Chargers' 19. Favre to Keller over the middle and Favre is still limping around out there....

Favre to Keller....Touchdown! Jets go for two and once again they fail but there's a flag on the play. Incomplete again, but a flag....again. Let's do this one more time!

Offside on the defense and good lord this is killing me. The ball was at the 1/4th yard line and the Jets try to throw it in. No good.

45-29 Chargers.


Some Sarah Palin talk and I'm officially spent for tonight. If the damn Chargers could just play defense and end this thing we could all go to bed happy. Feely tries the ever-so-clever of picking up his own onside kick and then smacking into the Chargers, but that's not going to fly. Chargers ball....thank god.

3 minutes left and the Jets are now calling timeouts. Ugh. That's their last one though and with 2 minutes and change the Chargers will try a long FG to ice it.

Good. 48-29 and that'll do it. 2 minutes left to go, but it's academic now. Leon Washington gets blasted on the return out of bounds but that's a flag....two minute warning.

Now the OL wants to push and shove when they are on the sideline. (Via Anon)

Dustin Keller is smashed over the middle and a dumbass ref throws a flag for some reason. The Jets are still pressing onward but it's with Kellen Clemens hitting receivers over the middle. Cromartie picks it off in the endzone. Good because I couldn't deal with another commercial break.

Final: Chargers 48 - Jets 29

Thanks for everyone that took the time to comment and hang out with me during this rather boring contest. I'll have quotes and video first thing tomorrow morning.

85 Comments:

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Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

but again...this is Norv Turner. He'll figure out a way to blow the lead.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

That is my biggest internet pet peeve, is there pride in saying that anon?

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Does Kornheiser actually know what a cut man does?

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Blowout at the Whale's Vagina.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

J-E-S-T!!

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

Crap, the Cardinals will run over the Jets now.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Tony Kornhole: "There are fantasy players all over America who are happy to see LT in the endzone"

O RLY? Thanks for that in-depth analysis, Tony.

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

FireTonyKornheiser.com

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Chargers may very well break 50+, which I believe may be a MNF first.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

If somehow F**** brings the Jets back in this one I am canceling my cable service.

Wumpa said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

Time for Farve to demo the cannon

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Just out of curiousity, whatever happened to the visual verification?

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

That was vintage Brett Favre? I thought he just threw an interception last quarter?

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

Jaws please smother Tony

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

"I'm wondering if at halftime Brett sat alone in the corner and wondered why did I come back?" - Tony Kornheiser

He then went on to say that traffic is a problem. Wow, Tony, just wow.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

@jfein,

I guess AA's blog isn't popular enough to get bots trying to advertise in the comments... ZING!

Jay said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Farve into DOUBLE COVERAGE....WOW! who knew?

Wumpa said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

They didn't talk about the replay of the jets first down so Tony could go on a tagent about Farve's NJ commute... Great job, guys!

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

"Is this a Philadelphia Soul reference coming?" - Tony Kornheiser

I post that because I'm wearing a Philadelphia Soul tee-shirt right now.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Favre is driving the Jets and that means time to do a little sucky sucky!

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Heroes SUCKS...this game sucks...this live-blog sucks...all around a sucky monday...

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

T-shirt, my bad. As was thinking in French for some reason..

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

@ anon.......I have a suggestion of who sucks....

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Jfein are you really Bon Jovi?

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

JFein- I turned it off for the live-blog. And trust me....someone will see that and spam away very soon.

Sep 22, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

If a picture is worth a thousand words...then what is a thousand words going for on MNF???

Wumpa said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

Right on cue!

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

Anon 10:36, I wasn't talking about you, I was talking about your sister.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

Sign the NHL season is around the corner: Steve Levy sighting on ESPN

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

Wow, anons are wild tonight......sucks that this will all be gone for the most part tomorrow.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

wow, "my sister"...thats almost as original as a my mother joke...you've just made this sucky monday reach new heights of suckiness...

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

Sadly, I'm not by Bon Jovi. Wish I was, but I'm not. Just a Philly fan whose glad he saw one championship in his life (even it is Arena Football)

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jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

anon 10:42, doesn't have to be original, but your sister did make some out of the ordinary moves.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

"It's no fun out here tonight" Isn't that blasphemy? I thought that every reference to Favre must include saying that he plays the game like a kid with youthful abandon.

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Wow, I have to slap myself, I'm arguing with an anon.


Too bad the game is in hand.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Nah, have fun with it SS. Reading the back and forth is about 20x more exciting than this game.

Sep 22, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

Damien Woody and Marc Bulger sound like the best adult film names in the NFL.

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

FAVRE HURT!!!!!!! MADDEN CURSE!

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

Hmm.....notice anon hasn't replied to that other "your sister" comment.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

About the ads that just ran:

A baby picking stocks would be about as successful as anybody else
right now.

And Mark Schlereth is enough of a celebrity to do ads ?

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

"He still plays the game like he's in 6th grade or 8th grade?" - Tony Kornheiser

Not 7th grade? And besides, that dead horse has been beaten more times than it knows what to do with. I mean come on it's lost all it's limbs and been beheaded. Favre plays the game with a lot of emotion...WE GET IT!

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

Tirico, show some emotion on your TD calls!!

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 10:56:00 PM  

"He let that ground ball go through the five-hole". - Mike Tirico

This is a football game, Mike. Not baseball, not hockey, football.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

"A score here would keep your finger off the remote for a few minutes". - Mike Tirico

Sadly, it's a bit too late for that. Although the Jets are turning it on a bit here. It may not be over yet.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:04:00 PM  

That is tiwce in the last couple of plays where the Jets OL is standing around while Favre gets sacked. Do your part to bring about the miracle comeback Jets OL !

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

Yes, a quick score would take our finger off the remote...but your lousy commentary is making me put it back on.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

Ravens beat the Browns and Bengals, Tony.....shut up.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

KORNHEISER telling someone not to get carried away? I wouldn't be shocked if the guy rooted through Farve's trash.

Lammy742 said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

Never had a more boring high scoring half than this one.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Rivers to Jackson for 61 yards and it's all over but Tony Kornheiser's crying.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Where is Billy Packer when you really need him ?

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Special teams for the Chargers sucks.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

Jericho Cotchery and damn, this game just won't die. Now you know how S2N felt last night, AA. Same deal. It was over, yet the game just wouldn't end.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

NFL........PLEASE let the defense advance the ball on a botched conversion.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:19:00 PM  

SARAH PALIN?!!! Oh my that's enough......

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:20:00 PM  

All these high scoring MNF games means Ravens/Steelers will end 56-54.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

You think Farve's going to fake an injury so he can retire for good this time?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Yay, we got a Barack Obama mention. Did Tony just bring up Palin again? Oh yea, we just got a Biden reference. They're comparing Favre to politicians. Oy ve...SHUT UP!!! It doesn't end....

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

What! now they are all Kieth Olbermann. I wonder who is Kornheiser voting for?

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

"To be fair and balanced" - Tirico auditioning for a job at FOX News

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

Alaska watches MNF on ESPN like they have a choice

Kige Ramsey said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

How was that conversation even semi-relevant to football?

Let me answer my own question: It's not.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

3 penalties in a row?

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

"The two Os represent the win column for the two teams." - Mike Tirico

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

I loved how Tirico got Tony off his "Wasilla High" jacket obsession by dangling a Farve softball out there for him to swing at. Classic

Sean said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

ssreporters 11:21

56 pts is a season total for Balt.

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

Jay Feely does nothing right.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

"This also has to be the most onside kicks in the history of mankind" - Tony Kornheiser

Sigh...

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Is it just me or is Mangini looking really yellow, like he has hepatitis or something?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Oh yeah, the Jets still have time outs.



What's funny is this game is only 2 hours and 50 minutes long, and yet it feels like 4 hours.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

It could be jaundice.

Sep 22, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

eerrr why is LT running into a pile on a bad toe up by 16 with 3 minutes to go?

Degenerasian said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

@ jg


The Ravens scored 28 against Cleveland......small victories my friend.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Is that the first time in history that a coach called a timeout to ice his own kicker?

Lammy742 said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

"Is Kaeding not money?" - Tony Kornheiser


He's missed two game winning/game tying field goals in the playoffs.......no.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Now the OL wants to push and shove when they are on the sideline.

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

We've got some Yankee Stadium talk and a weird Yankee Stadium tidbit about how the last time someone ran for 4 touchdowns and threw for one was at the end of the 1st year of Yankee Stadium and now Ronnie Brown did it on the last day of Yankee Stadium. Fascinating...the 3 people still this game just learned something new, I guess.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

@ lammy: ask Tony Kornheiser.

jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

NFL is the No Fun League.

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

The Chergers D putting everyone out of their misery.

jg said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

A Charger interception? Coles must have run the wrong route! The QB didn't have any time to throw! Brett is just trying to win the game! Oh, wait. That wasn't Favre? That was totally Clemens fault. What a horrible throw. Put #4 back in.

Mal said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:40:00 PM  

GOOD NIGHT!

ssreporters said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:40:00 PM  

Intercepted and it's now over. Mercifully. This may have been a boring game, but this blog made it somewhat tolerable. That and the Chargers are my #2 team (behind the E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!)

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jfein said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:42:00 PM  

how did everyone overlook this tirico reference to sproles? "When you're 5'6" you're either really short or really good and he's both!"

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2008, 11:44:00 PM  

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