SNF Live-Blog: Patriots @ Chargers, 2nd Half

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We start the second half with a shot of Coach Hobo and his latest selection as Queen of the Hobos, shot at the NBA Finals earlier this year. Pats start at the 21 with a pass to Sammy Morris for three or four. Another pass goes to Morris, goes for a first down. Cassel gets to the 45, rushing it himself -- near the first down marker. Moss gets his second catch of the day for 15 yards and crosses midfield.

Next pass to WELKAH for eight yards. 2nd and 2 is a bomb aimed at Moss for the end zone, but it's short. Cassel runs and slides to the 28 for the first down. Cassel, facing the blitz on first, tosses a short out to Sammy Morris, who evades two tacklers and gets all the way to the Bolts' 2 yard line. Cassel has to throw 1st down away, as no one's open. Morris gets nailed in the back on 2nd down. 3rd down pass is incomplete, too, and they're going for it -- and that was awkward looking, as Cassel tries to run it himself and gets stopped.

Do you think Coach Hobo and Tom go on double dates? - 49er16

Not after that awkward date-swapping incident.

"So that is where Cindy was this summer." - John McCain - JG

+1.

"Erin Andrews in 25 years." - Anon

You take that back!

Tolbert gets the first carry and goes to the 5. Rivers floats another rainbow to Vincent Jackson, who gets all the way to the NE 35. After a couple plays, he airs it out to Jackson again in the end zone, and we're gonna get a PI flag on Ellis Hobbs. First and goal at the 1 yard line. Rivers to Gates, and it's a San Diego touchdown!

Kick is good, 24-3, Chargers.

"The big space-eater Jamal Williams." - Al
"He was doing more than eating space, he was taking the red right off the Patriots' helmets." - John
"You can put lipstick on a helmet, but it's still a helmet." - Al

Quentin Jammer picks off a pass thrown over Wes Welker's head. We may now be entering blowout territory (if we weren't already.)

Not that I mind, but the NBC cameramen seem very dedicated to shots of the Charger Girls' decolletage tonight. - PM

It's more attractive than some of the football being played. Sproles goes down to the Pats' 26 on a rush, but apparently it was 3rd and 10 anyway. The next play is a catch, and here comes the FG team on 4th down, and the crowd is booing when he sends Kaeding on up 21. Kaeding's kick is good, 27-3, San Diego.

Al, San Diego did NOT trade Michael Turner to Atlanta, he left in free agency.

Brandon Siler just mashed the kick returner. "Slater is looking like he got hit by a truck with Brandon Siler on the license plate." - Al

Cassel's pass gets batted down, and they're going back to his Little League World Series highlights. 2nd and 10 is to Faulk and he gets flipped by Eric Weddle. 3rd down is too short a pass to Jabar Gaffney, and here comes the punter again. Chris "Dateline NBC" Hansen boots it away from Sproles, the Chargers will have it at the 18.

"That's his reputation, a very classy, intelligent guy." - Al on Rodney Harrison. What? All I hear about half the time is how players think Harrison's a dirty player.

Rivers hits Gates past the 40 for a first down. Sproles runs outside for nothing. Flag on the next deep throw, and it's on Deltha O'Neal for illegal contact. LDT breaks one and runs for the Pats' 27 yard line. End of the 3rd. You mean I've got one more quarter of this blowout to go?

NBC needs to show a continuous picture in picture of Darth Hoodie b/c he must be fuming. - Anon
We should have started a Charger Girl view count. Not that I mind or anything, but the producer really likes those cheerleaders. - another Anon

Watch for it this quarter, because there's not gonna be a lot of reason to shoot the game. LDT to the 14 yard line. Hobbs tackles Tomlinson after one, LDT then gets a couple more, and now they're reviewing the Chargers' hard luck. (As a Broncos fan, I'm kind of tired of watching that sort of montage.) 3rd and 7 has Rivers scrambling and throwing it out of bounds -- but the flag is for a face mask on the Pats. 1st and goal. LDT up to the 5 on 2nd down. Fade off of Floyd's fingers, Kaeding will kick again. 23 yard figgie is good, 30-3, Chargers.

Slater takes the kick out to the 30.

Is Seattle really soaring into any game at 1-5? I think not. Faulk rushes for a first down. Cassel throws a short pass that bounces off his target, and was almost picked by Jammer. Norv wants to challenge it. Why, I'm not sure. Even if it was picked, Jammer fumbled and lost it.

You can't celebrate a tackle when your team is down by 24 points. - Anon

Agreed. And of course, Norv loses the challenge because it was obvious that Jammer didn't control it at all.

The clock operator can't hear the ref because the Charger fans are booing so damn loudly. A thumbs up to the dude in the luchador mask -- and we've got the chants of "BULLSHIT."

"It's a good boo night; there's a full moon. Somewhere in life you just need to get your booing." - John

Cassel throws the ball to the ground on 2nd, then calls time out.

"It's a two-minute boo!" - Al

You just knew we couldn't go a whole 60 minutes without NORV doing something so pointless. - SSReporters

This is why the Chargers will lose in the playoffs again this year. Norv will blow a challenge on something stupid, and he won't be able to challenge an important call later. Actually, I think that happened to him at least once last year.

"It's partially the Hochuli thing and the other booze, not spelled b-o-o-s." - Al

3rd and 15 goes to Ben Watson for a first, but it's negated thanks to offensive holding. 3rd and 25 is dropped by Welkah.

Please tell me someone has copious screencaps of Belichick tonight. - Dan

It's all the same emotionless expression and grumbling face, anyway. Punt goes out of bounds at midfield. Took 'em long enough to play the "San Diego Super-Chargers" song. That tune kicks ass.

"I wonder if one of my assistants are getting footage of the Chargers assistants hand signals."-Coach Hobo - 49er16

Coach Hobo: "If that assistant didn't get footage of the Chargers cheerleaders, he's getting fired."

"I hear that they are still so angry that they won't let zebras in the San Diego Zoo." - Al (via 49er16)

Jacob Hester just gave us San Diego's first screw-up of the day by fumbling. Pats ball at the SD 46. Even when Norv is winning he looks like a loser. Moss comes back for a short catch to the 31. Faulk is able to "squirt through a hole", in Al's words, to the 22. John sounds like a life coach, urging the Patriots to "make this a positive experience." Faulk runs to the 9, and another first down for him on the next carry. 1st and goal. Cassel runs to the 2.

Sammy Morris heads into the end zone from 2 yards out. Kick is up and good, 30-10, Chargers.

"They want blood." - Al on the fans booing again.

More lovely shots of Charger Girl decolletage before the kickoff, which Cletus Gordon runs back up to the 24.

I came to watch an NFL game but apparently NBC substituted it with soft porn. - SSReporters

It's better than the snuff film this game turned into a quarter ago.

"He's got seven screws and a wire going through his foot -- must be fun at an airport..." - Andrea Kremer

LDT rushes out for a bunch more after getting a screen pass.

"Bill Belichick's getting a headache." - John

I will never, ever get used to a Morrissey song being used to promote the NFL Network. Ever. It feels wrong.

Has John always been this amazed with punters, or has he been hitting the turducken too hard? - Dan

It's one of those things that former coaches like to make a big deal about, to tell you that every position matters. Cassel throws to Welker for a first down after SD punts it. Cassel to Faulk for 20 more into SD territory, as John talks about the Big Space Eater, Jamal Williams.

"He's kind of like Ralph Nader; you don't see Nader in the polls either." - Al, explaining why Williams isn't on the top players poll. BenJarvus Green-Ellis catches the pass from Cassel, and NE is taking a time out with two seconds left. That is pure Coach Hobo, being a prick.

Game over, Chargers win, 30-10. See you next week. Pray for the ALCS to go seven, so I live-blog that instead of Seahawks-Bucs.

93 Comments:

Do you think Coach Hobo and Tom go on double dates?

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

"So that is where Cindy was this summer" - John McCain

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Erin Andrews in 25 years

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

anon

Andrea Kremer in 5 yrs

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

Coach Hobo is probably making another deal with the devil, to get Brady back faster from the injury.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Wow, New England AND Dallas potentially losing on the same day for the 2nd time this season?


There really is a football god that is very kind to us.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

@ jg

In 5 years, Andrea Kremer will be 141 years old. There better be some strong youth cream in there.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

That was very Fouts like

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

"You got no flag."-Al

He corrected himself, but I can't believe he didn't se it thrown.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

Is Al Michaels watching this game on TV from a remote location? b/c he has no idea what's going on in real time?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Ellis Hobbs should stick to getting run over by Ronnie Brown and getting burned by Plaxico Burress.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

Looks like we got blowouts in both games. I haven't been watching, is the football game as much of a blowout as the score indicates?

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

To be fair, I thought that was a picture of Hobo and EA... I was a bit worried that she'd been sullied before her next visit to MadTown.

@SSR

Thanks for the victory today. I slept through most of it though.

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

Nice, NBC plays American Woman after Al Michaels spoke....I find this subtle and somewhat funny.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

@ rob in wi


You're welcome, but thank John "Cover 2 and then a half-assed blitz" Marshall for giving Aaron Rodgers loads of time.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Does Coach Hobo's wife warm up the footballs in her bra?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

And the wheels have fallen off for the Pats in this game.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Yeah, Michaels is watching the game, but remember, he's a fan of Johnnie Walker. You know he's had to have some of that before the game, along with him and Madden pigging out on some Mexican food. After all, why else would he just make a comment about "putting lipstick on a helmet"?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Coach Hobo doesn't look to good without Brady.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Not that I mind, but the NBC cameramen seem very dedicated to shots of the Charger Girls' decolletage tonight.

pm said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

Belichick - Brady = No longer a genius

pm said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

@PM

Better the Chargers Cheer Gals than stock footage of those hideous Jaguar cheerleaders from last week.

/shudder

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

"Norv Turner has been brilliant tonight."-John

As opposed to any other night.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Point taken, Rob.

pm said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

Gotta love NBC giving us views of the Charger Girls before each commercial break.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Who sucks more tonight... Al Michaels or Matt Cassel? But, Tony Korny will take the cake tomorrow night in terms of suckiness.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Al and John have officially lost interest in the game. There talking about drinks and food.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

I wonder if Belechick and his butt-buddy Tom still think it was a great idea to run the score up so many times last year, and laugh at the teams they did it to.

Such a great idea Bill, you fuck.

Great idea Pats fans. I bet you drooled with love at the time.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Coach Hobo looks like he is headed right out the building with Moss.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Time for New England to order the Tom Brady bronze statue.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

We should have started a Charger Girl view count. Not that I mind or anything, but the producer really likes those cheerleaders.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Those are some nice racks on those SD Charger Cheerleaders...yowza!

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

Madden needs to fix his tie, it's too long.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

Deltha O'Neal is getting abused tonight.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

hollywood

I am sure the rest of the NFL will be glad to take this year and next to get back at the Bellicheats.

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

NBC needs to show a continuous picture in picture of Darth Hoodie b/c he must be fuming.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

Does Straham need extra cash since he's paying his ex thru his ass? FOX pregame, Chuck, and his other indorsements. Soon he'll be as over-exposed as Mike and Mike

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:38:00 PM  

Who is Bill Beladick John

KR said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Warren just testing the equipment by ripping off a helmet.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

You can't celebrate a tackle when your team is down by 24 points.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Yeah, more shots of the Chargers cheerleaders.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

How much shorter would the games be without so many damn commercials?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

We shouldn't be complaining about the well-endowed Charger cheerleaders. It might be different story if they were in Buffalo or they were showing repeated shots of Kurt Warner's wife.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

That clearly was intercepted. NFL refs suck this season.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

Why is the pop mark challenging the call? Just let it be and end this horrible game.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

You just knew we couldn't go a whole 60 minutes without NORV doing something so pointless.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

why waste a challenge and our time? The hoodies recovered anyway.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

Anybody start up the site FireTonyKornheiser.com yet?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

I am Bill Curtis and I have found the internet

Bill Curtis said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

Randy really tried hard on that play.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

Bill Leavy is NOT a good referee.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

Dear Bill,

This is what it feels like.


Sincerely,
Karma

p.s.: Ain't I a bitch?

pm said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

anon 10:51

you can drop the "this season" from the post, theyve sucked for a long time.

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

"I think some people just come to 'boo'. Sometimes you just want to get your 'boo' in." -Madden

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

Ground caused fumble so he did control it to the ground. Al Michaels sucks tonight.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

"Some times you just have to get your boo on" John

Does he mean boo or booze?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:56:00 PM  

My oh my Chargers fans aren't too bright. Unless they want to run up the score.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:56:00 PM  

Please tell me someone has copious screencaps of Belichick tonight.

Dan said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

Bill Belichick looks an awful lot like a shitty coach the Browns used to have.

pmayo said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

"I wonder if one of my assistants are getting footage of the Chargers assistants hand signals."-Coach Hobo

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

They aren't booing, they're saying "Boooo-urns!" "Booo-urns!"

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

S2N, since the Bucs will likely win 21-0, can you just blog the possible game 7 of the ALCS?

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

"I heard this place is so angry they won't allow zebras in the San Diego Zoo."-Al

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Al tells a horrible zebra joke.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Al, you can keep commentating but please don't do comedy.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

WOW.

John Madden: It's a full moon. That makes people want to boo. They [Chargers] have played so well tonight that the fans don't have anything to boo.

LATER

John Madden: I hear that they are still so angry that they won't let zebras in the San Diego Zoo.

Frank T. Tank said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Can we just go to a split screen with the Charger girls on one side for the rest of the game ?

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

Did the Falcons and Pats trade uniforms for this season?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Sweet cream on an ice cream sammich, you mean the hoodie hasn't ben banned by Goddell for its' "criminal element" street thuggery content? Fuck me with a magic wand.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

u guys totally have to see the size of my penis.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

SS - that's the idea. If there's a Game 7 in that series I'll blog that instead.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:04:00 PM  

"I think the Patriots offense needs to show energy now."-John

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

whoa my dick got 4 inches bigger.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

"Faulk was able to squirt through the hole."-Al

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

You think coach hobo will make up some excuse not to shake turner's hand at the end of the game like at the super bowl?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

Randy Moss is distracted by the Charger Girls.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

I came to watch an NFL game but apparently NBC substituted it with soft porn.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

any of u realize that when i cum it goes the length of a football field.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

Cletus the slack-jaw yokle.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

That was an incredibly vacant stare from Cassel.

Dan said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

"he has screws, plates, wires in his foot. Must be fun going thru an airport" - Andrea Kremer on Chargers center foot injury

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Has John always been this amazed with punters, or has he been hitting the turducken too hard?

Dan said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

What point is there trying to advertise this game?

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

dan

He coached Ray Guy, who hit the roof of the Superdome with a punt.
And I think Guy was the first punter to get into the HOF.

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:20:00 PM  

Ray Guy is not in the HOF yet.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Al with a Ralph Nader referance

KR said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Did Belichick call that timeout? If he did, that's more the reason to dislike him.

ssreporters said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

It looks like the Patriots are back to being their classless selves.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

49er16

My mistake, I thought he had gotten in

jg said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

A timeout with 2 seconds remaining, total was set at 45....Belicheat must've had the OVER in this one..lol

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Andrea wearing a matching blue blazer... isn't that cute.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

AL with the betting reference!!

"Is it over?

in one sense but not the other"

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

The "dude in a luchador mask" might have been WWE's Rey Mysterio. I wasn't watching the game enough to notice, but I know someone pointed him out before (I think it was in last year's playoffs) and he is a San Diego native. With WWE in Anaheim for tonight's Monday Night Raw, it is likely that Rey decided to take a trip back home and watch his local team at the stadium.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 5:46:00 AM  

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