Sunday, October 07, 2007
Brian Urlacher, getting touchy-feely as we start the second quarter. 3rd and 7 after another Morency rush.
God Madden, can you slobber over Lambeau field any more? "It's outside." How many domes are there in the NFL? 4 maybe? Christ. Almost every team plays outside. - Brave Sir Robin
At least he's slobbering over the field rather than Favre. Bears force the Packers into a 3 and out. And here comes Hester, but he's out of bounds at the 27 with a flag on the play.
Looks like the Bear defense needs a beer. How about a round of Urlacher's?, oh Wait, another fumble from Favre's good hands guy. New Rule: Hold onto the ball!
Wanna bet Brett has a talk with the lad? - Mad as Bats
If you mean tongue-lashing, then yes. Chicago gets its first 1st down with Cedric Benson rushing. You know, Lovie, if you're going to put Devin Hester out there in a WR formation, then you might want to use him once. Someone's going to figure out that he's being used as a decoy every time. Tipped ball on 2nd down, bringing a 3rd and 7. Griese throws it to the non-Purple Jesus Adrian Peterson, who gets about 15 or so after the catch when Devin Hester throws a block.
"You're talking about a guy who can do a number of things. I didn't know he could do that." - JM on Hester's block.
Hester gets a rush, but a defensive player trips him up. Griese tosses to the fullback and it's another first down. The throw to Greg Olsen goes out of bounds. Benson gets another four after that.
"If you get first downs, you get more plays and more opportunities." - JM. Thanks, Captain Obvious! No conversion on this third down, and Robbie Gould's going to try and kick a field goal. The 36-yarder is up and good. 7-3, Packers, but at least the Bears are on the board now....wait a minute, that flag is on the Packers for illegal formation, and it's a first down for the Bears. So that score is coming off.
Cedric Benson makes the Packers pay for that, rushing on the next two plays to get the Bears into the end zone. Gould's kick is up and good, 7-7 all. That's what two turnovers can do, and I'm glad I started the Bears' defense this week (my alternative was Detroit.)
Re: ad for Law and Order: SVU -- I'm not buying Melissa Joan Hart as a hottie teacher. I'm just not.
I flipped over to TBS for a second. When did the Yanks' bats decide to hit? Anyway, the Packers bring the ball up to the 25 yard line.
Hey, Ford Motor Company: is D-Wade's shoulder still so injured you can't get him to shoot a new commercial?
I have a recurrin nightmare that 20 years from now JM will still be doing games, but will be, unbelievable, so incoherent he will be coherent - Mad as Bats
The reflexive theory of awful announcing, I suppose. Either that or the future set in Idiocracy will come to pass and he will be a genius by comparison. (Shudders.) Vernand Morency runs for another 15 up the middle into Bear territory.
Madden is practically begging Brett Favre to have love with him. - Mookie
Have love, make sex, having fuck, what? I'm confused.
Trot Nixon decided he didn't want to field a single to right and let three runs score on it. - Brave Sir Robin.
Thanks. Now they're showing a montage from last year's Bears-Packers game on New Year's Eve, with Favre bawling....guh. Morency takes a screen pass for another five or six, and 3rd down is coming up. Favre airs it out to Greg Jennings for six, and how long before we get a gunslinger reference for Brett tonight?
"Maybe he's a young Johnny Unitas, along with an old Tony Romo!" - AM
"He's whatever he wants to be." - JM
Crosby's PAT is good, 14-7, Packers. Danyel Manning just got completely burned.
Squib kick to the Bears. Griese throws to Muhammad, and he gets an extra five yards on an Al Harris face mask. I just realized I mistook Harris for Mike McKenzie of the Saints earlier, and I blame the fact that both dudes play corner and have long skinny dreadlocks. Benson rushes for 11. False start on the Bears, and the next play finds Benson getting stuffed.
Meanwhile, I suspect that Madden wants Favre to play gunslinger or studly cop, although I shudder to think what Madden would be dressed up as in this disgusting cosplay. Maynard has to punt again, and it's a fair catch by Woodson at the 15. One rush and we're at the 2 minute warning.
After Favre's TD pass they showed his wife and 18 year-old daughter in their luxury box. So hot. Screen grab is a must.
And Justin Timberlake (no relation) was in there right behind them. - Chris Mottram
I missed this because I was typing. Anyone got that picture? Defensive holding on the Bears will extend the Packers' drive instead of giving them a 3rd and 11. Morency gets 17 more on another screen pass due to lousy Chicago tackling. The spike to stop the clock is on, and they're reviewing to see how many men were on the field. Official review says the man got off in time, and we've got 2nd and 10.
"Maybe it's like hockey, where if the guy's near the bench it's okay." - AM
Favre hits Jennings at the 26, and he and McCarthy are getting into it because the coach called the time out while Brett wanted to spike it.
"That was an old Tony Romo right there." - JM.
Favre spikes it for a field goal attempt, and here comes Crosby. It was a lame play call, though -- why not take a shot at the end zone? Brett is a gunslinger, after all. Crosby nails the FG, anyway, and it's 17-7, Packers with a second left in the half.
Squibbed to end the first half at the above score, and enjoy the likely super-short halftime report. These things just get to be less and less time now. You can't even finish a cigarette or two any more.