NFL Open Thread - Week 15 Early Games

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The "marquee" AFC match-up, such as it is, for the early games this week appears to be the lackluster Bills making the trip to the Meadowlands to face the Jersey Bretts. For those of you lucky enough to get the Bucs vs. Falcons, enjoy the game of the day (that is, until the Sunday night showdown.)

Here's the link to the schedule and the maps
. I'm saddled with the double Pu Pu Platter to start, with Chargers-Chiefs and Niners-Dolphins, followed by the Commitment to Excrement on display when New England visits Oakland in the later slate. Stupid California.

Well, maybe that's not fair to the Niners or the Dolphins. Singletary has SF playing well and Miami looks good enough to take the division. Again, we here at Awful Announcing would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have the Lions visiting the Colts. Games with the potential to be that bloody should come with disclaimers.

CBS:

Buffalo @ NY Jets - Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Tennessee @ Houston - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
San Diego @ Kansas City - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

Fox:

Tampa Bay at Atlanta - Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger and Laura Okmin
Washington at Cincinnati - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
Detroit at Indianapolis - Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Green Bay at Jacksonville - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli and Charissa Thompson
San Francisco at Miami - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan and Chris Myers
Seattle at St. Louis - Matt Vasgersian, JC Pearson and Turner

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:45 PM

37 Comments:

Well I'll be out of commission for most of the morning/afternoon.....


But I'm having fun. Here in Seattle it's 24 degrees and the forecast is for another day of snow showers.

Now, the news stations should stop devoting 10 out of 30 minutes of airtime talking about the whopping 2 inches of snow most areas have whilst giving 3 minutes to a story about a man being murdered by his wife.


It is embarrassing to see this city talk about the snow as if it is like death. Since when is 24 degrees "ARCTIC CONDITIONS"??

SSReporters said...
Dec 14, 2008, 12:58:00 PM  

This is Canada's NFL TV Schedule. Every cable company has the major American networks like CBS and FOX, so.....from The506


Sunday, December 14th

1pm
San Francisco 49ers @ Miami Dolphins - CTV Winnipeg

Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams - CTV British Columbia (full network)

Tampa Bay Buccaners @ Atlanta Falcons - RDS

Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets - CTV Ontario (full network), CTV Montreal, CTV Atlantic (full network), CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Alberta (full network)

4pm
Minnesota Vikings @ Arizona Cardinals - CityTV Winnipeg, CityTV Toronto, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific

Denver Broncos @ Carolina Panthers - CityTV Calgary, CityTV Edmonton, CityTV Vancouver, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet HD

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens - RDS

8pm
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys - TSN



Monday, December 15th

8pm
Cleveland Browns @ Philadelphia Eagles - TSN, RIS



Plus all NFL Network games are on TSN so in reality you can watch 6-8 games a week. Sunday Ticket my a**.

SSReporters said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:01:00 PM  

HD and surround sound are wonderful things.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:10:00 PM  

I find these commercials from Burger King horribly offensive.

SSReporters said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:22:00 PM  

Larry Johnson just took it from Tyler Thigpen and hurled it to Tony Gonzalez for what should be a touchdown, but was called incomplete.

I think Herm might win the challenge here.

Norv Face in HD is SPECTACULAR.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

God, Solomon Wilcotts is an idiot. 2 feet in the end zone = TD. Ground can't cause a fumble.

Corbin said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:28:00 PM  

@S2N, this Dolphin-49er game isn't that bad so far.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

For those of you lucky enough to get the Bucs vs. Falcons, enjoy the game of the day (that is, until the Sunday night showdown.)

I hope you mean Steelers/Ravens by Sunday night showdown.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:30:00 PM  

"Brett Favre can throw to wide recievers."

-Dan Dierdorf playing the role of Captain Obvious.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, and Chris Myers are the perfect team. They never say anything meaningful.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  

And the sound of jaws dropping was that of both me and JFein after finding out they switched Fox 29 from Bungles-redskins to Bucs-Falcons midweek without wARNING.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:42:00 PM  

Anon @ 1:29 - it's very good QB play. Neither Hill nor Pennington throw many incomplete passes.

Anon @ 1:30 - no, because I don't get it on TV, and 4pm isn't Sunday night.

Steelers-Ravens is the king of the afternoon slate, and frankly, I'd rather have that on Sunday night than Cowboys-Giants again.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:47:00 PM  

Ray Ratto of the SF Chronicle has a great column today talking about Roger Goodell visting the Raiders today.

http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/ratto/

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 1:59:00 PM  

Greg Gumbel just confused Matt Schaub with Matt Ryan during a Texans-Titans highlight.

"You know whose going to be good? That Matt Ryan."

Dubsy said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  

I am glad to see the Dolphins sold out their game.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:02:00 PM  

And I am not pleased with the Harry High School all black the Falcons are wearing. That is sooooo Ron Mexico.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:06:00 PM  

Another KC touchdown.

How long until Norv gets fired?

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

God Barry Sims sucks. Now I see why even the Raiders didn't want him around anymore.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

Geico's ad guys had to have eaten a handful of four-way acid tabs a piece before coming up with the cash with eyes concept.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

How long till Jim Zorn is fired? AA must be sick to see the Redskins losing to the Bengals.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:24:00 PM  

Tony Boseli just invented a new word: "That was unexcusable. Unexcusable"

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Hey S2N, that Geico ad with the cash with eyes is creepy. Seems to me they've been snorting lines of a different sort if you know what I mean.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

"The Atlanta Falcons, who were an expansion team at one time in the NFL."

-Dick Stockton now in the role of Captain Obvious, Historic Department.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

Yah, the Falcons were an expansion team about 30 years ago.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

It's official, Solomon Wilcotts and Ian Eagle have no fucking clue what the Pistol offense is.

Corbin said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

Corbin - it's amazing. they call it the spread but they can't figure out that the spread has different formations and some of them have names.

Ian occasionally calls college football, too. You'd think someone would have clued him in.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 2:46:00 PM  

21-3, KC.

(points, laughs at Chargers.)

On a more serious note, the whole Pistol offense seems to work a little bit. I'm wondering how fast coordinators are going to figure out that with all the QBs coming out of spread systems in college, it might be useful to take advantage of this.

Chan Gailey is looking somewhat smart right now.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

The 49ers have owned time of possission but are still down 14-9. The Dolphins red zone defense is awsome.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

For all the talk about trading Tony Gonzales at the T.D., why didn't the Chiefs trade Larry Johnson?



As I type this, the Chiefs just ran the Hook and Ladder....this coupled with 2 Option plays....

Corbin said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

Captain Obivous has been passed on to Tim Ryan. "They need to drive down the field."

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:30:00 PM  

Detroit and Indy are tied.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:32:00 PM  

Th. Brenneman: The Colts are 0-13. Can they pull off a shocker?


(earlier)
B. Billick: Detroit needs to take recontrol of this game.

One of them also referred to the Colts as Tampa earlier.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:32:00 PM  

I don't get all the hate for Dierdorf; he acts like he enjoys his job (unlike Buck), and he's calling out Favre for missing wide open receivers (unlike every other announcer).

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:43:00 PM  

A fan just ran out on the field in Miami.

Sam Rosen had the quote of the day after that. "He will spend some time in the pokey tonight."

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

A guy fumbles two kick-offs in a game, in a closed roof stadium...and he's still returning punts? WTF, Tony? (And Najeh Davenport for kickoffs? Really?)

collin said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

Dolphins held on for the win. Time for me to start drinking.

49er16 said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

Falcons-Suckaneers in OT, Bills about to lose.

Greg Gumbel had this earlier"There's a mentality that you dont want to lose to the Lions."

jg said...
Dec 14, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

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