Sunday, November 04, 2007
Per AA's request, I follow up the Sophia Bush hotness of the pre-game thread with Carrie Underwood in a very nice piece of bedroom wear.
Isaiah Stanback (former U-Dub QB) takes the kickoff back near the Dallas 36. Romo dumps the screen pass off to Julius Jones to start. The Truth rumbles through the Philly D-line on 3rd and 1 for much more than he needed. Romo hits Owens right in the numbers, and he breaks a tackle for a 45 yard score -- he then breaks out a little wing flapping to celebrate the score.
"Of all the guys you don't want to cover, Terrell Owens has to be number one." - JM
"Kinda like leaving Michael Jordan alone. How do you lose him?" - AM
That's actually a really good question. If you need to put a body on anyone, it's Terrell Owens. Kick is good, 28-7, Cowboys.
The dude in that eagle costume was fucking creepy. No two ways about it, that was bizarre. Westbrook rushes for five and a first down at the 40 yard line of the Eagles. Another dump-off to L.J. Smith on 3rd and inches gets a bunch of yards afterwards to the Cowboys' 28 yard line. Westbrook keeps driving to the 17 yard line.
"If the Eagles had a running game..." - JM. John, they could have a running game if Reid realized McNabb isn't as mobile as he used to be and called the game like he called it with Jeff Garcia under center for the last half of the season in 2006. Donny throws a bomb on a rollout, and Smith catches it out of bounds (but it was a very nice looking catch). Westbrook catches it on 3rd down, very short, and the boo-birds are back on that play call. Akers is on for the FG try, and it's good. 27-10, Cowboys now.
The Cowboys are basically just running it inside now, and Al is still mixing sports metaphors again in what must be one of the most annoying practices in announcing. Never mind; Romo just threw it to T.O. for 15 more. Jones rushes for a bunch more, and WE GOT SOME FIGHTIN' GOIN' ON. 15 yards more for the 'Boys after a late helmet-to-helmet hit on Jones.
Romo then chucks one to the end zone for Jason Witten for six more. Kick is good, 35-10, Cowboys -- and I'm really tempted to call this one off now with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter.
Did Buckhalter just fumble the kickoff? Yes, he did, but it looks like the Eagles held on to it.
That was an absolutely awful McDonalds ad. I usually ignore shitty ads, but this one was just so beyond the pale of crappiness that it merited mention.
Oh shit. You knew this would happen. When the game starts getting out of reach, go back to talking about Andy Reid and his family. Now, the game is secondary.
Why are the Cowboys still passing? Don't they know Marion Barber is on my fantasy team and I need twenty points to win this week? - OMDQ
Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett are so fucking inconsiderate. The Truth needs his carries!
Andrea Kremer says union head Gene Upshaw hasn't heard any complaints about a double standard regarding Andy Reid from the players. Um, didn't Sheldon Brown and Correll Buckhalter make comments about it this week? Way to stay abreast of things, Gene.
It'll be 35-10 as the quarter ends. God, this is agonizing to hear them rant on about stuff. The Cowboys are driving again as we go to break to Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon." Romo hurls one to Jason Witten, who has his helmet ripped off and still gets down to the five yard line.
"When you can do that, you're a tough football player." - JM
"If this were the New England Patriots, you'd say they were running the score up." - JM. Zing. The Truth gets to the 1 yard line on first and goal. A pass to T.O. is incomplete and the Truth is stuffed, so here comes Nick Folk for the FG. 38-10, Cowboys, as it sails through the uprights.
Philly is driving as Madden gives us an interesting piece of info regarding the Bolts' Antonio Cromartie running back a missed FG 109 yards for a score: "The secret on that play is to run it along the side of your bench, because the field goal team is made up of big old offensive linemen and they're headed over to their bench as soon as it's kicked."
Philly's at Dallas' 10 yard line right now, pretty much running it with Westbrook and I'm wondering why they didn't do a lot more of this earlier. The Eagles get nowhere until they decide to get more of a running game going.
"We're not Access Hollywood or anything, ET...I'm trying to unring the bell but it's tough right now." - AM, when he and John start talking about Romo's stable of hotties.
"Kevin Kolb is impressive? How the fuck do they know that?" - Dummy
You're forgetting the First Rule of Quarterback Evaluation: when your team is losing, any other quarterback is better than the one on the field. Of course, this will be of no comfort to Eagle fans once they run McNabb out of town and Kolb winds up sucking. McNabb throws a garbage time score to Hank Baskett on 4th and 3. 38-17, Cowboys, after the extra point.
By the by, the bump before the last one when they were talking Romo's lady loves was Garbage's "Stupid Girl." Wonder if that was an editorial statement.
Ryan Leaf started for the Cowboys at one point. I had completely forgotten this. Quincy Carter, Chad Hutchinson, boy, that's a lot of nobodies between Aikman and Romo. By the way, Brad Johnson has been under center, as Romo is sitting on the bench.
More on the "Stupid Girl" bump: one of the Deadspin commentariat notes that Al and John may have been talking about Romo's pre-starting QB ex who dumped him prior to that bump. McNabb is still in it and throwing incompletions. It only gets worse as Anthony Henry picks McNabb late.
I think I'm going to call the game here with a Dallas win. Thanks for hanging out, folks, and see you for Colts-Chargers next week.