Monday Night Football Live-Blog: Arizona vs. San Fran 2nd Quarter

Monday, September 10, 2007

11:03- Leinart is running around like a chicken with his head cut off, and an incomplete pass leads to a Neil Rackers FG.....

Rackers (The Hardest Kicker in the NFL) cuts it to 7-3 9ers.

I may get raked over the coals for this one, but I'm kind of enjoying Mike Golic on this broadcast. Maybe it's because he's the only one making any sense.

"We will get a look at Alex Smith as the 49ers take over next."- Mike Greenberg, Ummm Mike.....it's the 2nd quarter. He's had the ball 3 times now.

"Bite them on the behind."- Anon, "Let's add "bites them right in the behind" to the list of things nobody feels like hearing on MNF"- Oops Pow Surprise

11:14-
Gore is looking like a horse in the early going. The Mikes finally introduce the San Francisco offense after about an hour.

Berry forces a fumble and Alex Smith just looked lost on that play. Card ball at the San Fran 36 yard line.

"You got to get in people's face and you've got to establish who you are."- Mike Ditka, Now that's the comments we need to be hearing from you Coach!

Greenberg just thought a wrapper on the field was a flag......

TOUCHDOWN EDGE! 10-7.

"Mike Ditka is giving more advice on running an offense. This from a guy who thought he could make the playoffs in his last job with two Billy Joes, Heath Shuler and Danny Wuerffel at quarterback."- Anon

Ricky Williams could not be reached for comment.

"That's where Alex Smith will get it.........PAUSE.........PAUSE........(in audible)......(commercial)."- Mike Greenberg

God this is dreadful.....I feel bad for them. Not really.

"Back in San Francisco, we're off to a very shaky start..."- MG.....If you only knew Greeny. If you only knew.- Bstone

Amen B....Amen.

11:24- D Jack gets a nice catch on a play action pass. Ditka goes does some meth and tells me about another backup tight end.

"Did Greeny just say Vernon Davis was a 6th round pick?"- Anon

I have no idea Anon.....I really can't keep up with them.

"Arnaz Battle was downfield blocking....you don't see that from a lot of receivers."- Mike Ditka, Really? Have you heard of a guy named Hines Ward??

"Greeny sounds like a high school kid calling the JV game on 520 AM The Fan in Oshkosh Wisconsin."- Anon

You guys are killing me tonight.....many thanks to everyone who's commented and still going strong. We'll get through this trainwreck together!!! Hold me.

11:33- Alex Smith throws incomplete on third down after putting together a nice drive. Field Goal by Nedney is good.

10-10 Tie.

"I don't know if you can read my hand writing when you got to promo."- Mike Golic, Oh Mikey.....hit the cough my friend. That got on air when coming back from commercial.

11:39- Blow the whistle! Blow the whistle!!!! Leinart scrambles like he's trying to avoid parenthood and is lucky he doesn't fumble. He's bailed out by a penalty though.

2 minute warning.

"
Anyone else wonder what the hell Nessler and Vermeil did to get bumped off the second game this year?"- Anon

Great f'ing question! Although Mike Ditka does sound a bit like the laryngitis version of Dick Vermeil.

Leinart runs awkwardly for about 6 yards. Timeout Cards, and the San Fran fans waive their blankets.

11:46- Great play by Bryant Young to get the stop on third down. The Buzzsaw will punt.

"I think the mike's are doing a pretty good job. you guys are just being critical for the sake of being critical."- Anon, You know what....you're right. All 100 of us are completely wrong. We're sorry Mrs. Greenberg. PS- Duck!

10-10 at the half......I need a quick break but I'll see you in another thread for the third. Good lord this is bad.

47 Comments:

"Len Pasquarelli is reporting that JaMarcus Russell will sign tomorrow."

Which credible journalist did he steal that story from? I'll check profootballtalk.com

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:04:00 PM  

"Bite them on the behind."

Got it first

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:05:00 PM  

Let's add "bites them right in the behind" to the list of things nobody feels like hearing on MNF. Can we get Ditka to pull a cup check on Greenberg?

Sep 10, 2007, 11:05:00 PM  

Oh man, FIFA women's world cup.

I bet this'll work!

hollywood wags said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

In Greeny's defense, the phrase was first used by Curt Gowdy and Ray Scott. LOL.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

Chris Berman is a stolen hairpiece away from being that scary IBM "BladeCenter" guy.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:08:00 PM  

between ditka's marbles in the mouth style and greeny's high pitched squealing I agree Golic is coming across as actually sounding like a pro

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:10:00 PM  

Player introductions in the second quarter? This really is a joke game.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:11:00 PM  

Golic is auditioning for the real MNF booth next year when TK leaves.

odessasteps said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:11:00 PM  

I bet Golic could slowly push Ditka's chair away from the mic and he wouldn't know.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:13:00 PM  

If he's auditioning, knowing ESPN, he'd be better suited if he demonstrated that he had no talent.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:13:00 PM  

yep, you gotten loosen up the ass before you give anal to ditka right greeny?? just like the san fran defense?

RazzleDazzle said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:14:00 PM  

Tully Blanchard-Cain

hollywood wags said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

Greenberg is just plain awful.

His opening comment:

"...in this match-up of long time division rivals..."

Yeah, dating alllllll the way back to 2002.

On a first quater pass to Frank Gore:

"...he makes the catch and then it's just vintage Frank Gore."

Vintage WHO? The guy blows out his knee in college, sits behing Kevan Barlow, then has one good season and suddenly his playing style is so well known that it carries the "vintage" moniker.

Greeny, I stopped listening to your pathetic radio show in 2003 and I'm presently watching the SF-AZ game with the TV volume so low that I can hear my keyboard louder than your whiny voice.

Please. Go replace Pat O'Brien on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD.

Sep 10, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

Mike Ditka is giving more advice on running an offense.

This from a guy who thought he could make the playoffs in his last job with two Billy Joes, Heath Shuler and Danny Wuerffel at quarterback.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

i think i just heard "slap them on the ass and say 'that's how you do it. get off in their face a little bit...'"

i know it's 3rd grade, but that's what he said =/

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:16:00 PM  

In case you missed it, coming back from the last commercial[before the kickoff], Greeny dropped this gem....

"Back in San Francisco, we're off to a very shaky start..."

If you only knew Greeny. If you only knew.

Bstone said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

Kevan Barlow? Didn't he go to Pitt?

Jeesh, you drinking the same IC Light Ditka is? ;o)

hollywood wags said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

That 70's Show on FX is much better than this POS game

Dummy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:20:00 PM  

Mike Greenberg is no stranger to playing from behind either, if you know what I mean...

Matt said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:21:00 PM  

Did Greeny just say Vernon Davis was a 6th round pick?

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:22:00 PM  

Greeny sounds like a high school kid calling the JV game on 520 AM The Fan in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:23:00 PM  

"Things don't change unless you change them."

So, you're saying that things change. Right, Ditka?

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

"Did Greeny just say Vernon Davis was a 6th round pick?"

Probably. It's sort of like when they call guys drafted in the first round "number-one draft picks"

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:25:00 PM  

Is that Ditka or Holtz in the booth?

Dummy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:25:00 PM  

"Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, but it expressed a courage that is little seen in this day and age."

hollywood wags said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:26:00 PM  

Reminds me of the College Gameday sign from Baton Rouge:

"Lou Holtz for Prethedent"

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  

"And the backs from 'tha U' have the scores (in a whiny, nasally voice)."

That's it Greeny. Get all up in their Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:29:00 PM  

Monday Night Football is the new Ambien.

The HCIC said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:29:00 PM  

"he is infectous" - Ditka

That's not a word.

Sep 10, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

I hate those 49ers Ronald McDonald socks...they look like a bunch of pedophiles.

Dummy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

Anyone else wonder what the hell Nessler and Vermeil did to get bumped off the second game this year?

Oh yeah, they were competent and good at their job.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

I'm surprised no one has done the Bill Simmons/Greeny comparison yet. At this point I'd put up with Bill's recycled 90210 jokes and Tom Brady praises over Erin Andr....Greeny

Jeremy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:31:00 PM  

Greeny: "What can you say (about the paralyzed player)?"

Then he proceeds to "say" for about 10 seconds.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:32:00 PM  

I don't know if it's en vogue to complain about commercials, but I really wish UPS would dump this guy with the dry-erase marker and go right back to "what can brown do for you?" Also, I am eight years old.

Sep 10, 2007, 11:34:00 PM  

The open your effing eyes Greeny.

Dummy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:38:00 PM  

"Carpoolers" looks funny. About as funny as "Cavemen."

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:40:00 PM  

i think the mike's are doing a pretty good job. you guys are just being critical for the sake of being critical.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:42:00 PM  

greenberg please go back to your former life as a know-it-all pundit-at large-talking-head. The nfl is no place to play like you are an announcer.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:42:00 PM  

What's worse: That a situation arose during the game where Ditka would say a sentence like "I got the glasses in a briefcase!", or that it's really not all that surprising?

Sep 10, 2007, 11:45:00 PM  

Thank god we have some peace and quiet for a bit...oh wait nevermind we get Chris Berman

Jeremy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:47:00 PM  

I'm being overly critical because my mom didn't hug enough as a child.

Dummy said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:51:00 PM  

Now we need to call Berman out on his shit.

"CD-(a)Ramis Ramirez"

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:52:00 PM  

I actually like the job the 3 Mikes are doing. Not perfect, but better than 90% of the announcing teams I've heard recently. They sure as hell are better than the weekly crapfest that is Tirico/Jaws/Kornheiser. Maybe I've just developed really low expectations for announcers.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 11:52:00 PM  

So it's half time. ESPN will surely be covering what happened in the first half, maybe talking about what adjustments will be made in the second half...oh no wait...a preview of the WOMEN'S WORLD CUP!!! AWESOME!!! Go kill yourself ESPN.

Sep 10, 2007, 11:55:00 PM  

Greenberg just said "Kanye's CD drops tomorrow."

Greenberg is so ghetto.

Sep 10, 2007, 11:58:00 PM  

Greenie's performance makes Britney's look awesome.

J Rose said...
Sep 11, 2007, 12:02:00 AM  

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