Sunday, September 09, 2007
Hiya folks. S2N here, and thanks for joining me for the first of many Sunday night NFL live-blogs this season (unless I happen to get some sort of life that involves doing something other than football on Sundays.)
Bear with me on this: I've not live-blogged since the NCAA tourney (six month layoff), and I haven't used Blogger in a while either, but I suppose we'll get through it. As usual, leave your pearls of wisdom, wisecracks, and mockery of John Madden in the comments; they're likely to be plucked and posted Hugh Johnson-style.
And, since I feel the need to share the discovery that Deadspin provided today, if you missed a game this week because the NFL saddled you with a lousy crapfest of a contest that you couldn't care less about, bookmark Streaming NFL Games and follow the instructions next week.
Now, let's get to it. Time stamps will be in Pacific. Deal with it.
4:30 - apparently I'm late; the pre-show started at 4. Hope I didn't miss much. Has Tiki taken any shots at his former teammates yet?
OK, K.O. seems a little rusty on doing the highlights, but I appreciate a good joke at LenDale White's expense about the rooftop falling stunt from his junior year at Southern Cal.
4:40 - Even Cris Collinsworth is getting in on the funny right now.
Bob, Bob, Bob -- ever hear of decaf? He's doing NE-NYJ highlights like he had an eight-ball before the show started, and doing imitations of Marv Albert on top of that.
4:45 - Randy Moss just smacked down NBC's reporter in the post-game interview after he asked a couple of really dumb questions about whether he was "back" as a top-notch receiver. I actually am in full support of Moss on this one: if print and TV reporters can't do better than that, then they deserve to be called out for re-stating conventional wisdom.
4:51 - Why are there golf highlights on a football show? DO NOT CARE.
"Just remember this is the anniversary of the Edsel." - KO, on DET/OAK highlights.
Ouch. Just watching Jeff Garcia get sandwiched by two Seahawks hurts. Of course, he probably enjoyed it thoroughly.
5:00 - The Bears are going to rue getting rid of Thomas Jones, obviously -- and Tiki is now talking about it, rightfully so.
Hoo boy...the TKO Report??? That name sucks, and let the coach bashing begin, with him taking on Tom Coughlin and him taking the Giants bowling -- KO, you might want to work on your Lombardi impersonation. Good material, timing was off.
All I know about the Giants going bowling is that the team probably calls a 7-10 split a "Strahan," and Jared Lorenzen told those f**ks at the league office he doesn't roll on Shabbos.
5:08 - PK says Kevin Everett is going through a cervical spinal procedure or something like that -- does not sound good; I saw the hit on TV. Keep your fingers crossed for him.
Costas punching Frank Caliendo? Huh? And more of Collinsworth trying to be funny with the affected "Grasshopper" bit and translating Coach Hobo. Might want to put some of these segments out to pasture now.
Dave Smith said last week that "if Jeff Garcia is gay, then sign me up. Have you seen his wife? She's hot!" So...Dave Smith will totally have sex with dudes if he can be married to a gorgeous woman. Personally, not a trade-off I am willing to accept. -- OMDQ
I presume he'd want to have sex with the wife, too, but still, not a trade-off worth making.
Join me here for the 1st Quarter post.