NFL Open Thread - Week 9 Early Games

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I've had this picture of Aaron Rodgers from his Cal days around for use in a post, either for an open thread or live-blog, for a while. Rodgers got a contract extension from the Pack this week, and heads into Tennessee to try to knock off the undefeated Titans in the prime choice of the early games. Fox holds the doubleheader this week.

NFL Week 9 Broadcast Maps And Announcing Schedule

Fox:

Green Bay @ Tennessee - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Detroit @ Chicago - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
Arizona @ St. Louis - Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Tampa Bay @ Kansas City - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli

CBS:

NY Jets @ Buffalo - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Houston @ Minnesota - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross
Baltimore @ Cleveland - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Jacksonville @ Cincinnati - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:45 PM

36 Comments:

Ive got a double play of awfulness
Siragusa on Packers / Titans, Nantz and Simms on Jets / Bills.

I'm spared the triple play of awful
because I've got Iggles/Seahacks at 4, no Joe Buck for me today.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:13:00 PM  

My only pissed-off status has to do with being out of the zone to get the Broncos game at 4pm, but given that I'm in the middle of California, this is understandable.

At least the Niners are on a bye and my local station decided not to show the Raiders this week.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:16:00 PM  

yay gus johnson!

JFreak said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:17:00 PM  

"How did he get so open? I lost track." - Simms on Buffalo's TE wide open in end zone, both Jets DB's went across field, clearly visible on replay.

Phil its your job to notice that.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:19:00 PM  

Gus just went crazy over Chad Johnson's td celebration.

JFreak said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  

I was wondering if anyone else was going to bring that up about Gus. He is the best!

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

That picture is the best summation of the Cal demography I've ever seen. Two asian chicks and a chach. Fabulous.

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:39:00 PM  

gus" Ryan fitzpatrick looks like breden frazier" Gus then brings up the School Ties movie.
Everyone else should be watching this game.

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:44:00 PM  

"He doesnt want to be in 3rd and seven against the Titans defense." - Daryl Johnston on Packers Coach Mike McCarthy.

do you want to be in 3rd and 7 against any defense ?

"He did everything right on that reverse except make the tackle." - Johnston


"He's the most athletic 350 lb guy in the league." - Simms on one of the Jets DL, I have to assume that's a pretty small group.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

whoever is doing the Bear- Lions game just said that this is a HUGE NFC battle today.....how can it be huge when one team hasnt won a game

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

"He is pretty large, and we found that out last night." - Simms on Kris Jenkins

ssreporters said...
Nov 2, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

"The rage in the NFL this year" - Nantz, on the Bills using the wildcat formation.

"The Jets offense will have to go thru warmups again." - Nantz, because of an INT that was returned for TD the Bills ran 24 consective plays on offense.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 2:07:00 PM  

Watching Cardinals/Rams, and I have to say, Brian Billick is impressing me as an analyst. He clearly knows his stuff, and he consistently avoids saying things that don't make sense.

Noah said...
Nov 2, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

Kyle Orton was taken off field in cart sfter landing on his ankle akwardly

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

The Bears just might give the Lions their first win of the year. Down 10 in the third and former Dream Job winner Mike Hall is on the sidelines and just reported Kyle Orton will not return. Grossman overthrew receivers twice on the first drive and got booed off the field.

Andrew said...
Nov 2, 2008, 2:52:00 PM  

Noah, Billick was a welcome surprise when he called a game (likely a Niners game) earlier this year and he avoided saying anything too inane. He provided a good coach's view of it.

Would anyone else like to remark on the fact than Ryan Freakin' Fitzpatrick has thrown two TD passes? I bet Gus has had a cardiac by now.

Also, Chiefs fans: if Tyler Thigpen keeps this up, Herm Edwards might keep his job.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

After the refs pick up a flag in Packers-Titans because there was not a hit to the head.

"It wasn't the quarterback, so it wasn't a hit to the head." - Johnston
"Like they don't get hit in the head." - Siragusa
"That was one of the real football players." - Johnston

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

Someone get the Telestrator away from Tim Ryan. He circles or underlines everything.

Nov 2, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

ALERT: if you all were not aware, Rex Grossman is in the game and hit Rashied Davis for a TD.

THE SEX CANNON IS BACK.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

Is it time to fire Jack Del Rio?

ssreporters said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Fight in Jags/Bengals game:

John Henderson Tried to gouge a Bengals O linemen's eyes out. Both Players ejected

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

Did anyone watching Jagoffs/Bungles catch how Gus called the fight?

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

"He ran enough laps to compltete the NYC marathon." - Nantz quoting Eric Mangini on Jets player Leon Washington's discipline when Washington first came to Jets.

Running laps as punishment ? Is this high school ?

BTW, Alabama new #1 according to promo on CBS.

Nantz also said the Gunslinger has played in 42 stadiums, won in 31 of them.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:21:00 PM  

"[Flacco] has not been inconsiderate with the football." -Rich Gannon likes when people use manners with the football

Bazooka Jones said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

I am never going to buy a Toyota because that damn jingle is in my head. Those little fuckers!

Anonymous said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

Gunslinger throws TD pass (to Bills DB) becomes first with 300 career INT.

23-17 Jets 10:53 left in 4th.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

@jg: Alabama's #1 in the AP (and probably the BCS; we'll see during Fox's OT)

Typical Rexy: A TD, a pick off a batted ball and plenty of boos from the Soldier Field faithful.

Nov 2, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

Tim Ryan: "(DeVries) has made a 10-year career out of keeping his oil clean and his engine tuned up. His motor is non stop."

Nov 2, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

@rick james

thanx, Nantz didnt say what poll that was in

Hopefully Packers / Titans ends before 4:15, or I'll miss end of it.

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:49:00 PM  

"He got caught looking at the Tight End, Winslow." -Gannon on why Browns DB Eric Wright got burned for a TD

Bazooka Jones said...
Nov 2, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

"I bet he wants another shot at that goalpost" - Siragusa after a shot of Titans K Bironas

jg said...
Nov 2, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Cleveland fans have begun the "BRA-DY! BRA-DY!" chants after a DA pick 6 from T-Sizzle.

Bazooka Jones said...
Nov 2, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Jacobs just punched someone right in front of the ref, w/ no flags thrown.

Bazooka Jones said...
Nov 2, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

"The best deodorant is a Victory." -James Brown

I think he was looking for "Antiperspirant."

Bazooka Jones said...
Nov 2, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

Hey, S2N...

The reason the Raiders aren't on in your neighborhood is because they didn't sell out the Mauseloum.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 2, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

Craven, if the maps are any judge, I wouldn't have gotten that game even if they had sold it out. My Fox affiliate picked Dallas-NY even before that.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 2, 2008, 6:12:00 PM  

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