NFL Open Thread - Week 6 Early Games

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Yeah, I know the Ravens are on the road this week, but I used this picture because I hope some Baltimore fan in that ridiculous purple camo shows up at Lucas Oil Stadium, just for kicks. Anyway, here's your link over to the day's match-ups and maps. Fox has this week's doubleheader.

CBS:

Baltimore at Indianapolis - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cincinnati at NY Jets - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross, Dan Fouts
Oakland at New Orleans - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Miami at Houston - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

Fox:

St. Louis @ Washington - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Chicago @ Atlanta - Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Carolina @ Tampa Bay - Matt Vasgersian, Brian Baldinger
Detroit @ Minnesota - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli

I'm saddled with Bears-Falcons and Raiders-Saints. Oof.

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:30 PM

45 Comments:

"Someone from America's team is trying out for America's Most Wanted" Curt Menefee talking about Pacman

Bspn said...
Oct 12, 2008, 12:44:00 PM  

Could be worse S2N. I'm saddled with Vikings-Lions and CBS infomercials.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 12:49:00 PM  

Are Nantz and Simms actually broadcasting from a studio???? Or did they just have graphics superimposed in the background. I missed the start so if they said anything, I missed it...

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 12:57:00 PM  

Never mind. It was a computerized background.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:03:00 PM  

"I've seen your house. It's a little bigger than Lucas Oil Stadium. It probably had a few kinks in it." - Jim Nantz
"That was uncalled for." - Phil Simms

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:09:00 PM  

"Payton's looking down at his playlist. I can tell you he doesn't have a lot of plays for 2nd and 26." - Rich Gannon

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:22:00 PM  

Farve is toying with the Bungles...

Fouts and Cross aren't bad...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

New Orleans couldn't buy a field goal if it was on sale at the dollar store.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

"Belted by Gay" Kevin Harlan

bspn said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:28:00 PM  

"Curry wrestling with Gay" Kevin Harlan.

It's hard having a guy named (Randall) Gay on your team.

bspn said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

"This is the league's leading 3rd down defense in the league." - Brian Billick

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

"they have folded like a lawn chair in some of their games" - Darryl Johnston on the Rams struggles

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

JFein: Simms seemed legitimately pissed about the house crack. He went back to it during the replay.

Justin Williams said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:38:00 PM  

No joke, the Saints/Raiders game could possibly reach halftime by 2:00 PM ET it has been that quick of a half.....but that's why it is 3-0 Oakland.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

Would Thom Brennaman like to suck up to Ryan any more than he is right now?

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:47:00 PM  

"That decision took almost as long as a decision in the Supreme Court." - Thom Brennaman

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 1:59:00 PM  

"Sometimes we throw bags at Goose in production meetings to make sure he's paying attention." - Kenny Albert

"Or to wake him up" - Johnston

Goose fake laughs in response. They were discussing a drill where Skins Coach Jim Zorn throws bags at Jason Campbell to try to get him onto the ball.

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

"Jason Campbell can throw on the run. That ball was a laser from down here." - Tony Siragusa

I guess it wasn't a laser from the booth and the stands and to the people watching at home.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

"That ball didn't hit him in the stomach. Think a little bit further south, below the Mason-Dixon line." - Kevin Harlan, after Roman Harper nearly picked off a JaMarcus Russell pass.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

Sorry my last post should end "to get him to hold onto the ball."

"Bulger sees something he doesnt like." - Albert after a timeout, maybe Bulger realized he was wearing a Rams uniform

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

WTF ? Skins beat the Cowgirls and Iggles and trail the Rams at the half ?

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

"I expect Howie to narrate highlights of this game. His son Chris had a fumble recovery in the 2nd quarter." - Kenny Albert

I've been switching back and forth between games and that's the 2nd time I heard him mention that.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

Geez Belick, get over it man, you aren't the coach of the Ravens anymore. He called Kyle Orton, Kyle Boller once then corrected himself. Within 30 seconds he called him Boller again! Duuuude...

Mike, chitown said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:31:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

Terry did the highlights of the Skins-Rams game. They did not even mention Chris Long's fumble recovery.

"My guy Drew Brees. My Saint." - Terry Bradshaw
St. Drew....has a nice ring to it...

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

It's hard to get over all the bufoonery on the CBS halftime show.

But since JB told me they try to stay away from, and he went to Harvard, I'll change what the word "bufoonery" means.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:39:00 PM  

Man, you gotta put up Lou Holtz's argument with May and Davis during the whole courtroom scene on College Football Final. He was throwing the "Damn" word around quite a bit. Was hilarious too. You could hear people in the background laughing their asses off. Some good stuff.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:39:00 PM  

Charissa Thompson apparently having some mic trouble in Minnesota...

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:39:00 PM  

"Drew Brees is like a surgeon out there. He is dissecting the Raider defense." - Rich Gannon

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

So much for the "Bye week" jokes ion N'Awlins and Washington. You know, the one Keith olbermann does..."BYE!"

JamesCraven said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

"Matt Ryan is playing as well as any quarterback in thr NFL right now...in my opinion*...in the first half*."
~~Brian Belick
At least he added the disclaimers...

mike, chitown said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

Did Minnesota and Detroit forget how to play football and start playing baseball in the first half?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:53:00 PM  

@ anon: I think the Twins showed up at the Metrodome instead. Orlovsky just hit I guess what could be called a grand slam.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

As the camera is showing an electric fan...
"Jim Haslett told us yesterday that there would be 92,000 fans at the game." - Kenny Albert
"I don't think he meant that kind" - Daryl Johnston

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

"That's called momentum, Moose. One side has it, that's the Rams, one side's looking for it, that's the Redskins" - Tony Siragusa as the Rams have the ball leading 13-7.
The Captain Obvious quote of the day goes to....

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

"Carlos Rogers does not miss tackles. He's grabbing up, doing all the things right." - Tony Siragusa

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

"Oh my Goodness, Dick!" James Brown

bspn said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

"Favre and the Titans...I mean Jets" Dick Enberg

bspn said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

"Pass complete to Donnie Avery and that quiets the crowd" - Kenny "I'm rooting for the Rams" Albert

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

HOLY SHIT NECKBEARD JUST LED A COMEBACK.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

The Enberg: "Favre and the Titans" comment is to be expected with those hideous throwback NY Titans uniforms.

Scott said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:03:00 PM  

[After a 15-yard penalty]
"You woulda had a 32 yard field goal, now it's... uhhh... what is it Kenny?" -Daryl Johnston says no to simple math.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

"A 49-yeard attempt for the lead" - Kenny Albert as St. Louis attempts a FG with 2 seconds left trailing by 1. That Kenny, was a field goal for the win.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

"When he [Felix Jones] gets the ball, he's had the ability to turn small gains into big gains."
-Aikman

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

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