Sunday, November 16, 2008
Redskins QB Jason Campbell kicking out the jams during a visit to the Levine School of Music, which is based in and around D.C. (there are campuses in VA and MD, too.) Maybe he might do something a little more interesting than Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream." All his songs post-90s sound the same now.
So how many greenhouse gases did the "green" NBC Universal emit to fly the Today Show gang all over the world? - Anon
Funny because it's true.
The Nick Folk Implosion kicks off to "Hard as a" Rock Cartwright, who drops the ball out of bounds at the 7. Portis gest a yard on the first play, Cooley takes a swing pass up for six more. 3rd and 3. Campbell hits Devin Thomas at the 27 for the first. Portis gets knocked back for a loss by safety Keith Davis. Terence Newman cranks up Moss on a screen pass for no gain. 3rd down and long again. Short one on 3rd down to Cooley, and he's got a first down at the 38.
First fake from Campbell to Randle El, who can't find a target amid the rush, and the former college QB throws it out of bounds. Incomplete screen on 2nd down. Campbell finds Ladell Betts on 3rd and 12, who gets a 21 yard gain and is in Dallas territory. Portis gets a couple yards. Campbell to Cooley short, it's 3rd and 1 now at the Dallas 35. Campbell goes to the right side to Moss, and Terence Newman makes an acrobatic catch for an interception.
Bud Light Drinkability Girl would be more attractive if her voice wasn't quite so chipmunk-like.
Barber gets three yards, and we get a nice highlight of Skins legend Darrell Green chasing down Tony Dorsett in his first ever game. 3rd and 7 hit by Romo to Austin, but it's coming back for an illegal formation. No first down, and there's another flag for a false start. Incomplete on third down, punter kicks (I'm not even going to try spelling his name) and Randle El has it at the Skins' 38.
Immediately after the punt, Campbell goes long to Randle El, who winds up at the Dallas 37. Portis barrels through for 20 more, and they're tearing off big chunks on the Boys.
WE HAVE A SHAUN ALEXANDER SIGHTING IN THE BACKFIELD.
Of course, it's a pass play, and Campbell throws it out of bounds. 2nd down pass tipped, caught by Moss, but behind the line of scrimmage. Another 3rd and long -- Jay Ratliff gets his second sack of the night.
"Jay Ratliff is raising a lot of Cain in the middle of this field." - John
Shaun Suisham's 46 yard attempt is short, no dice for the Skins, and we go to break with David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel".
Look how big the hair is on the old broad in front of Jerry Jones. - Mal
No Tom Cruise tonight in Dan Snyder's box? - Anon @ 10:16
@ Anon 10:16, more likely in Katie Holmes' box. - Anon @ 10:18
That's too disturbing to even think about. Jason Witten makes it a 3rd and about 3 after his catch. Incomplete over the middle for Barber, and there's a hands to the face on Flozell Adams, which is declined for a 4th down. Cowboys' punter kicks it to Randle El, who gets whacked at the 20 yard line.
Sheriff Gonna Getcha rumbles for nine but it's called back for an illegal formation. Next pass incomplete to Devin Thomas, who basically got called for that last flag. Betts takes the short pass back to the 22 yard line, and you have to wonder if Jim Zorn just eliminated the deep ball in the playbook. Unleash the Dragon, Zorn Star!
Another short one to Cooley, and the Skins will be punting when the 4th quarter begins.
I can beat the Dallas Cowboys by roundhouse kicking the entire team in the face. The refs won't flag me because they fear me because I am Chuck Norris. - Chuck Norris
Aren't you like, sixty-something now? I wouldn't be surprised if you could raise a roundhouse kick, but still.
Crayton returns the punt to the 33 or 34. Barber out to the 40, he then takes it again past the 50 to the Skins' 48. He gets another 1st a few plays later, averaging 5.5 yards a carry tonight. MB3 again to the left side. There's a 3rd and 7, Romo finds Myles Austin somehow for a first down, which John calls, "a push pass."
"I don't know if there's such a word." - John
"Well, you just invented it." - Al
Romo goes deep for the back-up tight end Martellus Bennett, and he comes up with it at the one and makes it into the end zone. Kick is up and good, 14-10, Dallas takes its first lead.
I'm surprised he didn't call that a Brett Farve-like pass. - Anon @ 10:38
That might win the award for "Most Hideously Awful Pass to Become a Touchdown." And of course Madden lauds it. Brett had barely zipped up before Madden moved on to Romo. - PM
@anon: If John starts making Favre comments, I think the FCC might just have to shut down tonights broadcast. - J
The Skins will start out past the 38. Santana Moss couldn't bring it in after getting the deep ball from Campbell. Portis gets close to a first down at the 47. They get that and another first down a couple plays later via a 9 yarder to Moss. Tank Johnson nails Portis in the backfield.
"He put that arm and a whole lot more on him." - John. Campbell hits Thomas, but 5 yards short of the first. 3rd down is incomplete to Thomas, and Washington will take time out to decide what to do.
You die next signal to noise, sleep with one eye open because weapons do no good. - Chuck Norris
I fear no man whose greatest accomplishment is getting Ricky Bobby to name his kids after one of his characters.
4th and 4, and the Campbell pass is broken up by Terrence Newman. Bad play call. How many three-to-five yard short passes can you call in a row?
Some of you are definitely having fun with Shaun Alexander:
Well done Shaun Alexander, RIGHT INTO THE PILE! - SSReporters
Classic Alexander. Take the handoff. Turn your back to the line of scrimmage and fall down for no gain. - Mal
Has an MVP in ANY major sport fallen so quickly like Shaun Alexander? - BWAlaska
(Stumped on the last one.)
Great play call. Throw a pass to a well covered WR three yards short of the first down. At least it wasn't a slow developing run play (hello, Andy Reid). - Mal
As a Bears fan, I consider myself a connoisseur of shitty playcalling and I can say, categorically, that Jim Zorn is calling a very shitty game. - PM
MB3 up to the 42, and they're gonna keep rushing it with him to keep the clock moving. They're at the Skins' 43 now.
"That's a good formation for them, because they can get a lead on both sides now." - John, as Dallas uses two blockers in the backfield for Barber
"It's a convoy formation." - Al
"Barber, now in the role of Brad Lidge of the Phillies." - Al
Not nuts about the sports mixing metaphors. Another toss to Barber, goes to the 36 on the outside. Washington takes a time out to "Enter Sandman."
3rd and 8 on the Skins' 36 -- and it's a toss to Barber, who gets to the 26 yard line.
"And that big grin says it all!" - Al, referring to Romo. Peter King is getting out his hand lotion.
"If coach Zorn had a least favorite opera right now it would be 'The Barber of Seville.' He doesn't want anything to do with any Barber right now." - Al (via Static)
Two minute warning. Barber keeps rumbling along, he's down at the 16, and now it's a 4th down. Barber rolls out to the right on the play, and gets the first. Kneeldowns will do it, and the Cowboys will take it, 14-10, in Washington.
Thanks for joining me. I won't be around next week, since I've a wedding to attend in L.A. and will have to spend Sunday driving back (blech.) See you in two weeks for Week 13 of the NFL, and I believe we have some conference championship games in college football that week, don't we?