Wild Card Saturday Pre-Game

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Game 1: NFC Wild Card Playoff
Teams: Atlanta Falcons (11-5, 2nd in NFC South) vs. Arizona Cardinals (9-7, NFC West Champs)
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Start Time: 4:30 PM EST
Announcers and Network: Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth, Tiki Barber (NBC)
Miscellany: Ears pegged for mentions of Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and the amazing comeback of the Falcons, combined with any on-air fellatio of Matty Ice comparable to the QB Trinity (Favre, Peyton, and Brady). Also note hagiography of Kurt Warner, and if Cris comes out and tells us how much the NFC West sucked this season.
Favorite: Arizona (-1.5)
S2N's Pick: Atlanta. Cardinals don't have much in the way of rushing D, Falcons do okay on the pass D. I suspect a heavy dose of Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood will keep Kurt Warner and his three 1,000 yard receivers off the field.

Game 2: AFC Wild Card Playoff
Teams: Indianapolis Colts (12-4, 2nd in AFC South) vs. San Diego Chargers (8-8, AFC West Champs)
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Start Time: 8 PM EST
Announcers and Network: Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer (NBC)
Miscellany: Naturally, let's be on alert for obvious Manning slurpage, shots of Archie Manning in a luxury box, and shots of both Norv and Manning Face.
Favorite: Indy (-1)
S2N's Pick: Colts. 9 game winning streak > 4 game winning streak. No Gigantor on defense all season for the Chargers means no good pass rush against a good O-line, so Peyton Manning should have all day to throw against corners who have regressed (remember when Antonio Cromartie was a Pro Bowler?). Plus, fuck Philip Rivers right in the goddamn ear, that's why.

Get ready. Live-blog doubleheader starts in about 30-45 minutes.


Ive been watching NFLN's pregame and Dave Pasch is the radio voice of the Cardinals.

I guess in this announcer quality matches football quality

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 3:54:00 PM  

Whoever is doing the post game interview in the Army High School game just congratulated the two players he was interviewing by saying: "some nice balls out there today".

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 3:58:00 PM  

I like Dave Pasch, he is a good announcer.

Josh Lewin is voice of the Chargers so you've got some busy guys....

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 3:59:00 PM  

Collinsworth: "Bus, were you thinking about coming back as an offensive or defensive tackle"?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:03:00 PM  

"It's so much easier to zing you from far away." - Cris to Bettis

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:04:00 PM  


I guess Pasch gets sucked into Andre Ware's awfulness vortex on college games

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:09:00 PM  


NBC loves losers.

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  

What the heck is Millen doing on the show?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  

Matt Millen admitting he sucked as a GM. Remarkable, although watching the remnants of what you left go 0-16 might bring some clarity.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  

"Yeah I would've fired me." - Millen

That's called a resignation, but you wouldn't know.

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  


SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:16:00 PM  

If you sit really, really far away from the computer, Andrea Kramer looks hot (and intelligent) in that pic. It's like one of those blurred-eye things in the mall.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:17:00 PM  

Mall Cop will suck...

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:17:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:18:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:26:00 PM  

Re: Picture - what is Collinsworth doing to the Bus, then?


Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:27:00 PM  

[ téllə vìz'n ] 1. The only profession where you can be consistently WRONG, and still have a job...

See weathermen, Political Pundits and Matt Millen.

N Garrett said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:28:00 PM  

They ran a segment on NFLN featuring Deacon Jones(called Deacon's Pulpit) and some quotes:

If you need a gun to go somewhere, you in the wrong place.

I didnt need a gun, half the people were scared of me anyway

In my day, we wouldnt let QBs get old.

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 4:30:00 PM  

Anon 4:18 PM: Today's Worst...PERSON...IN THE WORLD!!!

(Ya notice i didn't tell him to stay classy?)

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 5:03:00 PM  

Ummm...the Manning face only comes out if Peyton is having a terrible time on the field, so it's difficult to have the Manning face and Turner face going at the same time. If you're going to steal Simmons' material (which is completely OK), please do it correctly.

Jan 3, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

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