NFL Open Thread - Week 10 Late Games

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Just to note what happened during the first slate:

  • The Bretts are up on the Rams, 47-3. Please, please, please, get half a hundred on them. This outdated notion of sportsmanship in the NFL needs to give way to some outlandish, college style numbers. Thomas Jones has 3 rushing TDs, in your "fantasy star we weren't expecting" category.
  • Balamer is comfortably up on Houston thanks to Sage Rosenfels being Sage Rosenfels and throwing two picks. Joe Flacco has two TDs, he and the running back Voltron of Willis McGahee, Ray Rice, and LeRon McClain have been a surprise.
  • Green Bay is currently up thanks to a Will Blackmon return to the heazy, and also, Gus Frerotte sucking to the tune of 3 INTs -- this offset Aaron Rodgers' brain farts resulting in two safeties in the Dan Orlovsky Memorial End Zone.
  • Tennessee is ahead by two touchdowns on the arm of Kerry Collins rather than the rock-toting skills of Chris Johnson and LenDale White. The Titans' D has forced the Bears into bad field position all day.
  • Miami is up by two after a two-point conversion try by Seattle fails. This team is developing into something scary good and unpredictable. You'd think more teams would have figured out how to handle the Wildcat by now.
  • The Lions are still the Lions. Daunte Culpepper got picked on his first pass, and Drew Stanton appears to be the one responsible for the offense. Jacksonville is destroying them.
  • Patriots go a game up on Buffalo and stay in a tie with the Bretts for the AFC East lead thanks to two Trent Edwards picks and rushing scores from Matt Cassel and The Law Firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
  • Atlanta up by two scores thanks to the defense keeping Drew Brees and Co. out of the end zone until the 4th quarter.
Now, your late slate:


I will be basking in the glory of Gus Johnson for the afternoon.

CBS:

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Kansas City at San Diego - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker

Fox:

Carolina at Oakland - Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick

Posted by Signal to Noise at 3:45 PM

61 Comments:

And S2N also basks in the glory of another Raiders non-sellout!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

James, I think my Fox station would have opted for the Pack-Vikes switch from the get-go, but it doesn't hurt for the Raiders to make it a certainty.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:00:00 PM  

Or, a switch from Lambs-Jets to Seahawks-Dolphins...say, oh, EARLY IN THE FUCKING FOURTH QUARTER!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Adrian Peterson REFUSES to lose. He basically just took the ball himself on that entire drive. TD Vikes pending a challenge by the Packers.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

For once I'm jealous of those on the west coast. I'm saddled with Colts-Steelers and subsequently Captain Lullaby Jim Nantz.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

And Sage Rosenfels proves again why he's the Joey Harrington of 2008...or Joe Bftplitk...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

And to think on Thanksgiving it's the Titans and the Lions with Capt. Lullaby.

Trytophan in your Thanksgiving Turkey optional...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

Words can't describe how mad I am at Holmgren.....why are you running the ball in a 2 minute drill with NO timeouts???

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

The Vikings will pull one out as Mason Crosby is wide right.

That victory is no thanks to either Frerotte or Childress, so stop celebrating, you two.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

Plenty of wind in the Whale's Vagina today. Ron Winter can't even call a penalty properly thanks to it.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

What time do we get our BCS standings, or did Fox already do it and I missed it?

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

"IN THE END ZONE.....WIIIIIDE OPEN...TOUCHDOWN, K.C. MARK BRADLEY! 30 YARDS!" - Saint Gus

Tyler Thigpen is doing very well working out of the shotgun this afternoon.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

"Tyler Thigpen from Coastal Carolina, growing by leaps and bounds." - GJ

Steve Tasker is a good partner for Gus. He knows that he just has to lay back the majority of the time and only talk when he really has something good to add.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

Top Ten BCS:

1. Alabama
2. Texas Tech
3. Texas
4. Florida
5. Oklahoma
6. Southern California
7. Utah
8. Penn State
9. Boise State
10. Georgia.

Those of you in Cloumbus, Ohio may now fuck computers. The Ohio State University is 11th.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

"There's the Blue Man....that poor lady. They don't really know each other." - GJ, as a Charger dude in blue face paint picks up a reliable 6.5 on the cute scale.

James Craven: Ohio State fans don't fuck computers, they need 'em to whack it in the library.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

Wow, did Jim Nantz actually show some excitement on that long catch by Ward???

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

Hey, S2N, when Penn State was third a week ago, I'll betcha they fucked all the computers in UnHappy Valley!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

James - my experience with some Penn State fans is that they EXPECT to get screwed over by the computers. Better to get the loss out of the way now than be an Auburn-style casualty. Now they can close out and go to the Rose Bowl -- and hope Oregon State loses because a USC/Penn State BCS bowl game would have some juice.

KC/SD is pure schadenfreude for a Broncos fan like me. There are two complete dunderheads on the sidelines, proving that the AFC West is the Coaching Short Bus of the NFL. Mike Shanahan is seen as an offensive genius only because his immediate competition is so bad.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:03:00 PM  

And worse off for the Buckeyes, it looks like they will more than likely face a Big XII team in the Alamo Bowl or if they're lucky, an SEC team in the Outback Bowl.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

"The people in San Diego were complaining about the bad weather. There was a cloud in the sky. Awful, horrible weather!" - Steve Tasker, with the sarcasm.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

Herm Edwards with his first dumb call of the day, declining an offsides penalty on first down. Always take a first and 5 over a 2nd and 3, personally...but they got the first down on the 3rd down play, anyhow.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:17:00 PM  

"Tyler Thigpen is pitching the rock!" - GJ, after another good pass by the KC QB.

"Gonzalez, with the catch, needs a block, GETS IT! HE'S GOING DOWN THE SIDELINE AND THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER SCORES!" - GJ.

14-6, Chiefs in a minute here. Also, I'm gonna work on a BCS Standings post, guys.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

Well, 13-6. KC fucks up the XP snap. Guess Dustin Colquitt lost his focus with his alma mater being full of suck this year.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

Please now can we stop the ass lickers who say Drew Brees can be mvp. They are a 7-9 that won't make the playoffs.

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

I am thankful I was at a sports bar today so I didn't have to deal with Fox's incompetence. I spent more time paying attention to CBS's games, anyway. I am puzzled why their advertising was so gruesome. I mean, for their ads that plug their programming, you saw a severed hand, an eyelid pulled back and what looked like a bug in place of an eyeball, and best of all, a CSI Miami commercial where we saw a package that said, "Edible Undies". What a great slate of commercials to show when so many children watch the NFL on Sunday!

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:47:00 PM  

Saved by Zero!

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

"Pittsburgh has gotten their hands on a lot of balls." - Bill Cowher

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:53:00 PM  

Anon @ 5:47 - the ED pill ads during NFL games are probably harder to deal with. Eh. Violence, sex, and alcohol advertising involved during NFL games is pretty par for the course.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 5:55:00 PM  

"Malcom Floyd, big day, over 100 yards receiving and a score....AND THERE'S THAT SONG! You know you're in San Diego when you hear it!" - GJ, as CBS plays the "San Diego SuperChargers" song on the way to break.

It is an awesome song, though.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:17:00 PM  

I heard the same thing as well. Gotta love it when Gus Johnson goes crazy when he starts hearing 'San Diego Super Chargers' in the background.

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

Folks, I'm betting the Indy-Pitt game is pretty damn good, but this KC/SD isn't half bad either.

Rivers floats another one off his back foot and it's picked.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:24:00 PM  

The crowd noise in Pittsburgh almost drowns out Nantz and Simms.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

From the comments on here, I'm glad I went to sports bar to watch Falcons/Saints and Titans/Bears, since I was stuck with Lambs/Jets and Bills/Bellicheats at home.

I agree with the comment about getting Sunday ticket on cable. I have GamePlan for college games and its great, since I can choose which game to watch and I live out of market for my favorite college and pro teams.

Simms at the start of the second half: "It was a good 9 for 23", I think those were Mannings numbers for first half.

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  

@ S2N: Yeah, Indy-Pitt has been a pretty good game. A whole bunch of crazy plays, fantastic catches, and near fantastic catches. The crowd is absolutely crazy into it. As I said above, Nantz and Simms are barely audible.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:27:00 PM  

jfein 6:25

Thats a good thing

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:28:00 PM  

Four Christmases = Major chick flick

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:30:00 PM  

Yes, jg, as i said we can't WAIT until the NFL allows Sunday Ticket to go to cable, then and only then will we laugh our motherfucking asses off about today Fixed sports fiasco.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

Watch the saved by Zero ad...chugalug!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

I can see Murdoch's press release on this tomorrow...

"Argh! Nobody cared about the Packers and the Vikings. Or any of the other close games. Argh! People care about Brett Favre. They like seeing guys nearly as old as me compete. Argh! Even if it's a blowout. And besides. What would ye mateys say if the Rams came back. Argh! Nothing is impossible. Argh! I am sure most people were satisfied with our decisions today. Argh! Shiver me timbers. Argh!"

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

"Some of these third down calls made by Chan Gailey for the Chiefs offense have been very questionable." - GJ after a 3rd down short screen by KC.

No shit, Gus. It's the Chan Gailey Equilibrium calling the plays. He's bound to make a few dumb ones. Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech fans could tell you that.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:51:00 PM  

What was GuJo's call for the Gates TD?

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:54:00 PM  

TOUCHDOWN COLTS! And with 3:03 to go, the Colts lead 24-20.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

SSR - "And it's Ol' Reliable, Rivers to Gates for the touchdown," something in that vein.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:00:00 PM  

Big Ben pulls a Grossman throws pick deep in own territory, Colts turn it into TD. 24-20 Indy 3:00 min left in 4th.

They just posted a graphic of the longest winning streak of one team over another, and the Lions are on the losing end of 3 of 4 for them.

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:02:00 PM  

if you're a Ravens fan who do you root for in Indy-Pitt ?

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:08:00 PM  

Good, Gus lovers, Texans/Colts is his next game.

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:09:00 PM  

Nantz just suggested Pitt spike it on 4th down.

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

That was a god awful PI call......are they trying to force OT?

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

Chiefs are driving and get a PI call they don't deserve, followed by great NORV! Face looking to the sky.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

"You gotta go up here and spike it real fast." - Jim Nantz channeling Pam Ward. It was 4th down. See, AA Hates ESPN, marked it out, just like I said I would.

And hot damn, what a finish in da Burgh. Roethlisberger hurrying to the line on a 4th down at the Indy 30 with the clock ticking, Big Ben barely gets it off in time, throws a prayer into the endzone and it's tipped up in the endzone and nearly caught.

And yay for CBS for turning on SD-KC. Thank you!

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

That PI brought out Norv Face !

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

Oh my god Nantz had a Pam Ward moment....

ssreporters said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

And jfein knows the Olbermann drill...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

Actually, I'm just realizing now that pass was picked off.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:17:00 PM  

Gotta love Gus!

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

What a catch by the future HOF'er!

Brett said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

I know it is the Chiefs, but botching a PAT at this point in the season ?

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

Damn. I wanted to see KC squeak one out. There is always an onside kick I guess.

Brett said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

WTF was Edwards thinking ?

jg said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:20:00 PM  

@ jg: The same thing Mike Shanahan was thinking on Week 2.

JFein said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

Herm Edwards is thinking about his next job as an insurance salesman IIRC...and the scarier thought of Lane Kiffin as Chiefs coach!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 9, 2008, 7:22:00 PM  

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