Sunday, November 11, 2007
I don't care who you are, even if it's just sparring. I don't want to be anywhere near Shawne Merriman in any sort of fighting ring.
Tony Dungy was very "stoic" at halftime??? I'm confused. Drayton Florence just jarred Reggie Wayne loose from a pass...Wayne just got himself...JACKED UP. Craphonso catches another pass from Peyton short of the first down. Joseph Addai busts one out to the 46 and moves the chains. Manning throws to Moorhead, and we've got 3rd and short yardage...throws it out of bounds, wanted to get to Reggie Wayne. Punt coming...well, never mind. Moorhead catches a 4th down pass to convert it.
That's PICK #5 for Peyton.
I think Peyton needs a priceless pep talk. - Hanrahan
+1 to you, sir! And now John Madden is talking about fajitas because he's probably really, really hungry. Chargers are moving into Indy territory now, and with Michael Turner rushing, there's a holding call.
"With that flag, 99.174% of the time it's a hold...I think he went to the Ed Hochuli School of Bicep Build-up." - AM
"Yeah, he doesn't have the guns that Eddie does." - JM
And we've got a Hulk Hogan shot, too! I wonder how precise Al is about that holding call percentage.
P.S.- I'm upset with the lack of poon tonight. - AA
Ask and ye shall receive. Here's one of the lovely Charger cheerleaders, as the Bolts have to putn as Indy knocks Rivers and LDT back:
I think this is the lovely Marlina, but I could be wrong. Judge for yourself. Anyway, Manning's got the ball at the Colts 10, and he's apparently tied Unitas' INT record too.
Peyton is still moving the ball downfield right now, and John can't help himself by knob-slobbering him even after five picks in the game. He gets another first down by throwing to Ben Utecht. The Colts are at the SD 21 right now, but here's where the clock becomes a problem for the Colts -- since they have to huddle up, these drives are taking a long time, and the third quarter is almost over as Indy needs to get a couple of scores.
"I think whatever the game is, Peyton Manning just knows how to play it." - JM. Wow, so all the other players in the NFL don't, John? Can the verbal fellatio stuff stop when he's down by two scores, please?
So wha is Tomlinsons deal with the sheild do you know? - Steve
LDT has a doctor's scrip for that. I believe his eyes are sensitive to sunlight or something like that. Anything that isn't transparent has to be cleared by the League.
"He throws it to him cause that's the guy he practices with." -JM
Do the other receivers not go to practice? I'm confused. - Hanrahan
"Don't you figure he has such a great c(l)ock?)- Madden - Mookie
I see what you did there. Here comes the 4th quarter, and the Colts have 15 minutes to get two scores and two 2-point conversions to tie it up. Dumpoff to Kenton Keith gets you a TD, and Manning is probably still in negative territory if you've got him in fantasy (like I do.) 2-point conversion is good, and it's 23-15, Chargers. Second-Half Choke Job is on schedule for NORV!, everyone!
Update: I'm wrong about the cheerleader. It's Kylette. Still hot. Sproles gets mashed on the kickoff with penalty flag.
It's a muck-fest with the rain and Phil Rivers just hocked one out of bounds. 3rd and 10 for the Bolts deep in their own end right now. GARY BRACKETT FALLS ON THE BALL AFTER RIVERS FUMBLES!!! Touchdown, Colts, and here comes Peyton for the two-point try.
GREATEST. NORV. FACE. SHOT. EVER. Thank you, NBC. The Chargers stop the two-point try, but there's a lot of time left and so much offensive ineptitude by the Chargers left to go. 23-21, Chargers. Kickoff goes to Lorenzo Neal, he gets mashed, and we follow up that Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" bump with Journey. Don't stop believin', Colts fans.
God is giving Norv a golden shower - Steve
I wish it rained every time Norvell coached a game. It creates the illusion that he's Gary Williams illegitimate son. And when he's in the middle of choking away a 23 point lead, that makes me laugh. - bstone
You all are wonderful. Uh oh, it looks like Norv realizes he has LDT and is rushing him exclusively.
"Everyone's thinking, 'Why didn't you do that on the last drive?' Maybe that's why Norv Turner is doing what he's doing." - JM
Hey, you might be on to something. Rivers throws it right through the hands of Michael Turner, and it's 3rd and 7 right here. It's incomplete to Antonio Gates, and the Chargers want a flag badly, even though the ball is thrown short. Scifres' punt goes all the way to the Indy 1-yard line, so this is going to be some serious work for Manning and Co. Addai rushes for two, Manning misses Reggie Wayne long on 2nd down. Wayne catches the 3rd down ball on his knees at the 23 yard line, and they're out of their own end zone at least -- for now. And Norv is going to challenge it. Play stands -- totally the right call, too.
Wayne catches another pass and Addai follows it up with a first down rush to the Indy 41. Manning hurls it away as he's being chased by Gigantor Merriman, and an illegal contact penalty goes away -- that would have been auto first down, but oh well.
2 useless challenges by Norv, that guy is good. - Phil
He's just hitting everyone right now. Manning to Craphonso for another first down. Addai gets slammed down after two more yards. Double coverage on Reggie Wayne for the incomplete, and Aaron Moorhead drops the 3rd down bomb. Eric Weddle knocks it away, and while it could have been PI, guys, that's one you need to let go. It could have gone either way. Hunter Smith punts it back.
"I think Peyton Manning is making these throws on purpose." - JM - Hanrahan
The Chargers finally get a first down after a catch by Vincent Jackson and a rush by Lorenzo Neal barreling through. RIVERS IS PICKED!!! Especially bad for SD because the Chargers can't challenge any more! That came back to bite Norv on the ass.
A 12-men on the field penalty makes it 1st and 5, Addai gets a couple, and Moorhead catches the first down pass from Peyton. This is the methodical, long slow march to death for the Charger defense right now. Addai pounds for some extra yardage. Crucial 3rd down and the swing pass out to Addai gets 10 yards for another first down; he just put his helmet down and plowed into the defender tackling him.
The one time Norv might win a challenge and he's already blown his load for the night. - Steve
Ew. Never mention NORV! and anything sex-related EVER. Peyton is going to have to keep throwing the ball, because that's the second time Addai's slipped on the drive. The Chargers take their last time out.
Addai punches in for another first down. I would cut and paste more comments, but you all are being funny at a faster clip than I can copy and still pay attention to the game.
I personally love the part where Madden says that Indy doesn't want to score too soon so that SD doesn't have time to come back and score.
Have we been watching the same offense in the second half? - Jared
Observant, isn't he?
Norv doesn't realize that LT is on his team. - AA
See "most Charger games except for the one against Denver."
When San Diego chokes on this game what do you think Tomlinson post game comments will look like? - Steve
I wouldn't blame LDT if he went Latrell on NORV! if that happens. No one in the San Diego area would blame him.
Can the sound booth crank the Avril Lavigne a little more please? - Hanrahan
Heh. So, they're moving the ball back and it will likely be 4th and inches. Here comes the FG and Vinatieri....what, really? Are they going to run a play? Simulating snap penalty, and here comes Vinatieri. Kick is up...and HE MISSED IT.
"And I wonder what Mike Vanderjagt is thinking right now...never mind!" - AM
"What the rule is when the ball touches and his body touches."- John Madden
Nights like this...you fall and crawl.....NO! NO! NO! Why'd you have to go and be so complicated? - AA
Scifres punts, and Indy has 22 seconds left to throw a pass to the sideline and maybe fire drill it again...the odds are not good for the Colts now. Two incomplete sideline passes...airs it out, and that's pick #6 to end the game. Chargers bail out so badly, 23-21. The complete NORV! collapse is still coming, though....just wait, folks.
"The Chargers have pulled the greatest escape since Charles Bronson." - AM
Thanks so much for showing up and commenting folks. Visit Signal to Noise some time, won't you? And, per request from AA, I leave you with a photo of the lovely Rachel Bilson, pimped all night as part of tomorrow's episode of Chuck.