Monday Night Football Live-Blog Week Six: Giants-Browns 1st Half

Monday, October 13, 2008


Another exciting matchup this week....oh, what am I saying? We all know how this one is going to go, but I'm still at 100% over the past two years, so we're stopping now. It's Eli and the Giants and ummm.....Braylon Edwards(?) and the Browns.....on Monday Night Football!

See you around 8pm or so with some quotes from Countdown as we get ready for kickoff at 8:30pm. Oh and FYI....John Madden is actually taking a game off this coming Sunday. Not entirely sure of all the details, but it will be the first contest he's missed in 476 games. More on that tomorrow morning.

Can this also serve as an open thread for Game 4 of the NLCS? I'll be watching the baseball game and flipping to the football game during commercials... (Via JFein)

Yes..yes it can. I'll flip back and forth at times just like last week. Just keep myself, and the rest of us, updated.

"This is what I call a trap game."- Emmitt Smith

Yes, Emmitt. You and every other person in the world.

"I know all the prognosticators had that other team, I won't even mention their name right now, winning the NFC East."- Osi Umenyiora

Amen Osi. Amen.

"Eli Manning he has a big brother you know, Archie. Peyton's injury?"- Chris Berman
"Cooper! You talking about Cooper?"- Chris Mortensen

What the hell just happened there?

Looks like Kellen Winslow will be out with a testicle tonight. (Via Dan)

Yeah that's not a good thing. Have you heard that Tony Romo got injured too? My friend told me, but I can't find information on it ANYWHERE!

"A lot of the issues of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday having pressure on Tony Romo, came from the outside pressure."- Emmitt Smith

I'm so confused.

"In 1492, Christopher Columbus....in the ultimate road game. Where was he going? I don't know, but winning in front of hostile crowd....not easy."- Chris Berman

Ridiculous.

"We think Eli is taller and handsomer now that he's won the Super Bowl. Imagine what would've happened if [Jaws] won the Super Bowl." - Tony Kornheiser (Via SS)

Ugh....well no chin music to Rollins to start Game Four of the NLCS, so I'm going to stick with Football. Kickoff is just a few minutes away. See you then.

Picks:

Steve: Browns
Emmitt: Giants
Stu: Giants
Ditka: Giants
Key: Giants
Cris: Giants
TJ: Giants
Boomer: Giants

"Even if Cleveland sails the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria can the Browns win tonight."- Chris Berman

"How did Eli get to be the first pick? If his name was Schwartz he would have went in the sixth round."- Tony Kornheiser

JINX! Okay....here comes the kickoff. Over/Under of the times the name "Eli" is said is set at 43.
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8:40- Browns ball to start and they'll get it at their own 20 after Cribbs drops it through the endzone. Out comes Derek Anderson, and if we don't see Brady Quinn at some point tonight....I'd be surprised.

1st down...incomplete and a penalty on the Browns is declined.

"Penalty on the Browns. That's a shock....they only have nine a game."- Mike Tirico

2nd down and Lewis goes for six. 3rd and 4....HUGE GAINER for Braylon Edwards on the slant 40+ yards and the Browns are in business. Lewis follows that with an eight yard run and a five yarder for the first. Cleveland ball at the Giants' 12....make that 17....false start. Lewis for two on first down and an aborted snap on second down will make it 3rd and 15 from the 17....

Anderson hits Stallworth over the middle but that's nowhere near enough. Phil Dawson FG attempt....

Good.....3-0 Browns, but that drive stalled out awfully quick

"Thanks for Coughlin and Crennel, or I would be the third oldest coach in the NFL."- Tony Kornheiser (Via 49er16)

Damn I missed that one. What does that even mean?

8:52- Giants ball at their own 28 after they almost broke one on the kickoff. Jacobs goes for seven and he's already hitting Cleveland's LBs hard. Eli then hits Steve Smith for ten and a first down.

Romeo Crennel looks like the bad coaching offspring of Andy Reid and Art Shell. (Via Lammy)

Throw in a little Charlie Weis and I think you have it. Jacobs again for six. Eli hits some guy named Michael Matthews and they're into Browns' territory. Hey an incomplete pass! 2nd and 10 from the Browns' 36....

"He's like a medieval battering ram trying to bring down a fort." - Tony Kornheiser on Jacobs (Via SS)

Eli audibles and Jacobs gets about four on a run. 3rd and 6....

PICKED OFF!!!! Pool leaps in front of Burress near the goal line and brings it all the way back out to the 30.

Anybody else notice in the closeup shot of Eli, he's finallay getting his first bad teenage moustache! Good for him! (Via Lammy)

Oh I need a pick of that. Cribbs in the Wildcat and he runs for a first down near the 40. Great option play there. Lewis gets four on a screen and gets another couple on a run. 3rd and about 2....Lewis up the middle and he has it! Nice run there with a quick counter.

False start on first down, and an incomplete TE screen on first first down. Stallworth picks up 12 on 2nd on another slant and that's seemingly all CLE is running at this point. 3rd and 3....

Great move by the TE Heiden! He crossed over a defender and is into Giants' territory. Lewis for three on first down.

"Wasn't Jamal Lewis, Brandon Jacobs, before Brandon Jacobs was Brandon Jacobs?"- Tony Kornheiser

That was humorous. Another penalty on the Browns...that's four. 2nd and 13 at the 34 and Anderson's pass is batted down. 3rd and 13...and that's a terrible pass that falls incomplete. The Browns are trying a 51-yarder into the wind and that's just a bad idea....No Good.

You know you are having a bad season when a quick screen pass nearly gets intercepted. (Via SS)

Seriously.

End of the first....3-0 Cleveland

Did anyone else see that Cleveland Browns fan wearing the Grateful Dead T-Shirt? (Via 49er16)

No....no I did not. Drats.

How many fucking Brady Quinn camera shots will we see tonight? (Via Silly Tricky)

I'm expecting a ton. You know Kornheiser is just begging for him to come in. He probably has 10 "on-air columns" ready to go just in case.

9:15- Eli hit Boss to get into Browns' territory before the end of that quarter and now Ward runs it for 17 and 3. 2nd and 8 at the Cleveland 15....

Ward down to the 11 and some crazy lady is yelling "Believe-land" at the camera now. Scary. Eli to Smith....first down at the seven....

Jacobs just destroys the entire Cleveland defense and falls into the endzone.....7-3 Giants.

Is Jaws drunk? Stumbling all over the place and stuttering nonstop. (Via SS)

He's running downhill just like Brandon Jacobs.

Anderson on a fake.....GOING DEEEEEP....Edwards has it for 69 yards!!! That was a heck of a throw there and it's all the way to the Giants' four.

9:24- Of course they can't get everyone down the field and they have to call a timeout.

1st down....Anderson to Steptoe and he gets dragged to the ground. The ball was tipped however so that will be incomplete.

"You were a hawk on that."- Jaws to Tirico
"He's being helped by that hunter's moon."- Tony Kornheiser

Lewis cuts back....TOUCHDOWN BROWNS! 10-7 Cleveland with 11+ minutes in the second.

I can't believe TK has gone over one quarter without a Favre reference. (Via BWAlaska)

Shocking.

9:30- Giants ball at the 30 after the Bradshaw return. Wright bats down a screen on first down and the Giants have to call timeout on 2nd with the play clock running down.

Joe Buck, showing his on going love for baseball is discussing the fact that the teams can now bring their own footballs to the games. (Via JFein)

Hahahahaha. Jacobs picks up four after the timeout and it's 3rd and 6 for NY.....Eli throws over the middle to Burress and he's WIDE OPEN! 32 yards, but there's a flag. Illegal block on Hixon, but the play will stand minus 10 yards. Moves it back to the 49. Jacobs up the middle on first down.

"I don't want to make a Terrell Owens comparison here....."- Tony Kornheiser

But you will. 2nd and 6....Eli to Burress and he drops it. Holding on the Giants to boot and that puts the ball almost back to the original spot before the long Burress catch. 2nd and 16....Manning deep to Burress down the left sideline and it's batted away. 3rd and 16...

Screen to Ward but a great play by Cousins drops him behind the line of scrimmage. Giants to punt to Cribbs, but a false start sends them back another five yards before they get to. Browns ball at their own 22.

Looks like ESPN figgered out how to put down/yardage on their graphics. Goddamn, they're GOOD! (Via Hollywood Wags)

They've been on there a few weeks now, but they seem to be showing them a lot more.

9:42- ANOTHER false start on the Browns and Jaws is trying to say that Tony Romo getting hurt for the Cowboys is a good thing. He can't believe his bullshit, can he?

Heiden on second down and there's about 6 minutes left in the quarter. 3rd and 5....Edwards on the slant and he's got the first at the 37. Lewis follows that up with four and the Browns are moving again. That's followed by a 14-yard pass to Heiden and Cleveland is across midfield.

Is Babe Laufenberg still backup QB for Dallas? (Via Mal)

A couple of runs by the Browns that go nowhere, one in the "Flash/Wildcat" offense, and it'll be 3rd and long after an injury timeout. Wow! Anderson hits Steptoe and they've got another first......

ANDERSON TO DINKINS.....Touchdown Cleveland. Right over the middle to his backup tight end and that was a gorgeous pass....

17-7 Browns with 2:15 to go in the half


Guess we won't see Brady Quinn tonight....and hey....right on cue, Tony says the same thing.

9:53- Manning hits Steve Smith and that's the two minute warning. After the timeout the Eli passes to Smith again for a first down and they're at midfield. The Browns blitz, Eli just throws it up to Steve Smith and he catches it. If that was two years ago, that would have been a pick six.

Manning to Smith again....this time for 14 and it's down to the 21. One minute to go....and ohhhhh....Eric Wright just misses and INT. 2nd and 10....fade to Hixon and that's not working. 3rd and 10....

Eric Wright just did his best Booker T impression. (Via Anon)

MANNING SACKED! Fumble and the Browns have it!!! Scratch that....illegal contact on Cleveland and that'll give the Giants a first down with :47 left.

There's a review now to see if the ball came out before the flag. No one on the MNF crew seems to know why. Back from commercial, Ward runs it up the middle inside the ten and it's 2nd and 3. Manning to Hixon for a first down and it's a first and goal at the three....Giants use their last timeout with :17 left....

Manning to Burress....TOUCHDOWN G-MEN! Beautiful fade there and Terry Cousins didn't even have a shot.

17-14 Browns now and that should do it for the half. I'll see you in another thread for some Baseball-Football combo, as we get near the end of each game.

142 Comments:

Can this also serve as an open thread for Game 4 of the NLCS? I'll be watching the baseball game and flipping to the football game during commercials...

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

Looks like Kellen Winslow will be out with a testicle tonight.

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

"The Tampa Bay Rays have won game number t....three." - Chip Caray

The t....was Chip almost saying two.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:02:00 PM  

Funny enough, his Dad wasn't exhausted in that game back all those many years, he had swollen balls just like his son does now.

But his son is a pussy.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Did "Boomer" just admit that he did not know that Columbus left Spain to try and find a western route to India? What a bumbling stuttering buffoon.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

SHAUN ALEXANDER HEADED FOR THE REDSKINS!!! OH THAT IS RICH!!!!!!!!

What do they need him for anyway?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

Bret: Who's this douche standing behind me?

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:11:00 PM  

"We think Eli is taller and handsomer now that he's won the Super Bowl. Imagine what would've happened if [Jaws] won the Super Bowl." - Tony K off and running

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Worst ending to Countdown ever.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

The Phils strike first with a basehit from Utley that scored J-Roll from 3rd.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

How did Countdown end?

2-0 Phils. Groundball by Howard scored Werth. Utley's now at 3rd with 1 out.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Mike, no one is really glad to go to Cleveland, don't bullshit us man...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Key spun a football and Cris Carter pretended he was warming up his hands and made all sorts of noises.

Oct 13, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Boomer's "The Nina, The Pinta, and the Santa Maria" was an incognito shoutout to the movie Step Brothers...Boats 'n' Hoes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Veqz8W98iA

O'dell said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Key spun a football and Cris Carter pretended he was warming up his hands and made all sorts of noises. - AA


That had to be the MNF video of the year

Dick Tracy said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

Do they use the crowd noise of the crowd at the stadium, or do they just run a field recording?

I notice that they have the frickin background noise so loud that it's hard to make out what Korny says.

So, thanks ESPN!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

AA, Madden stated he didn't want to go cross country 3 times in 3 weeks (the 3rd time is the bye week and he goes home), so it will be Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth to call the Seattle/Tampa slaughter.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

Oh I've got it ready to roll, Rick.

Oct 13, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

Tony.......HAVE YOU EVER FUCKING WATCHED ROETHLISBERGER PLAY, YOU IDIOT!!!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

it'll be pretty nice if the Eagles are the only NFC east team that wins this week, but I doubt that'll happen. Anyone else think we might see Brady Quinn tonight?

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

"Thanks for Coughlin and Crennel, or I would be the third oldest coach in the NFL."-Tony

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

"Thank god for Coughlin and Crennel or I'd be the oldest coach in the NFL." - Tony Kornheiser

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

At least the ref doesn't look old or too jacked up.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

"It's up to Martin to make the Phillies pay for pitching around Ramirez" - Joe Buck

Well, now I know who Joe Buck is pulling for...

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

Hey, a flag on the first play.

Who woulda thunk?

tony is really on his game too, this is gonna be great.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

I I I I I I I...I don't agree with that at all. Jaws is strugglin' tonight. I wonder if someone had to hit him on the back to get him to quit stu...stu...stuterring.

O'dell said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

Loney with a basehit off the wall scored Furcal and it's now 2-1 Phightin Phils.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

TK: Hey phil, Tony Kornheiser...

PS: Oh, hey tone.

TK: So what is it about Derek Anderson that you don't loike this year compahed to last year, when he wasn't as good?

PS: Well Tony, he's got smaller receivers and it's like baseball, he has a smaller strike zone now.

TK: Thanks.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

Romeo Crennel looks like the bad coaching offspring of Andy Reid and Art Shell.

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Why does Brady Quinn have eye black on?

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

"He's like a medieval battering ram trying to bring down a fort." - Tony Kornheiser on Jacobs

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

ESPN isn't trying to disprove their pro NYC bias tonight...

Jezzis H.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

"I love it when you talk football Jaws, gap discipline." - Tony K.


"Just trying to school you Tony." - Jaws

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Anybody else notice in the closeup shot of Eli, he's finallay getting his first bad teenage moustache! Good for him!

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

Commence Manning face!

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Eli just reverted to himself with that pass.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

So, TK is saying if you're a quarterback you SHOULDN'T throw interceptions?

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

Really Kornheiser? He has to keep his interceptions down? Next thing you'll tell me he has to have more wins than losses.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

I've turned on the football game for intervals of 2 minutes during the commercials of the NLCS, and I have a question. Is Tony Kornheiser the only person in the booth tonight? Where are Tirico and Jaws?.....

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Did somebody write those numbers on the Browns helmets with a Sharpie?

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

TK: He hasn't hurdled anybody in 5 years. He must be feelin' frisky tonight.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

You know you are having a bad season when a quick screen pass nearly gets intercepted.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

Wow, Jaws just mistook Donte Stallworth for Joshua Cribbs.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

Did anyone else see that Cleveland Browns fan wearing the Grateful Dead T-Shirt?

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

"Wasn't Jamal Lewis, Brandon Jacobs before Brandon Jacobs was Brandon Jacobs?" - Tony Kornheiser

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

TK: At one point wasn't Jamal Lewis Brandon Jacobs before Brandon Jacobs was Brandon Jacobs.

Then Jaws compares them both to Christian Okoye. Ummm. No.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

It's nights like this that I wish that you could put McCarver and Kornheiser on an island a la Survivor to see what would happen.

BTW, jfein, I'm with you on watching the LCS as a priority tonight.

Jim Williams said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Those aren't throw-back unis, they are throw-up uniforms.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Pierce got four injuries? That must hurt.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

Anderson is making J.T. O'Sullivan look like Joe Montana.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

I'd love having the nigerian nightmare on my team...if I were playing Tecmo Super Bowl.

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

Jaws just said Jamal Lewis ran for 295 yards on Sunday Night Football, but how wrong is he?


It's a Sunday 1:00 PM game!


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=230914033

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

"Whether you're 5'9" or 6'3", you gotta make that catch". - Ron Jaworski
"So we're not squeezing the strike zone" - Tony Kornheiser

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

How many fucking Brady Quinn camera shots will we see tonight?

Silly Tricky said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

"He's scratched tonight for NY" - Tirico auditioning for PxP if ESPN ever gets the NHL back

jg said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

NBC has Seattle/TB and ESPN has Denver/New England.



I thought NBC was the place for marquee games?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Drinkability??

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Anyone girl who once had a crush on Chase Utley no longer has one. They put up some pics of him as a kid, one of them being him with some animal (I'm not quite sure what). 2-1 Phils in the top of the third.

Orel Hershiser just tried to communicate something to Joe Buck across booths. Fox just showed Orel throwing out the first pitch of tonights' game.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Oh god not another Cosell impression.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Is Jaws drunk? Stumbling all over the place and stuttering nonstop.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

"There the Earth, Wind, and Fire. And Jacobs is the earth."-Mike

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

"He's really tip-toeing now" - Tony Kornheiser on Brandon Jacobs

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

"He's really tip-toeing now. I guess not."- Tony

What?

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Brandon Jacobs can only be stopped by Chuck Norris.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

SS

Who wouldnt get drunk if they had to spend over three hours with TK ?

jg said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Well that was easy

Brandon Jacobs said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Amazing, Jaws has gone over 20 game minutes without talking about penetration!

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Slap that ass!

Mike Tirico said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

I can't believe TK has gone over one quarter without a Favre reference.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

Whoa, the Seahawks defense is playing again?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

"You are a hawk eye Mike."-Jaws

I wonder if Al Michaels dropped off some Johnnie Walker for Ron.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

I can't wait for the Browns to score another TD so I can hear Tony say "Only the 6th touchdown all year for the Browns."

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

"It's only the Browns 5th touchdown of the season. Is it the undefeated Giants that are winning? No!" - Tony Kornheiser not taking sides at all.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

Good job by the Giant defense Jaws?

No one picked Lewis up! He ran right into the EZ!

Damn. Pat Summerall has more mental clarity at this point.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Aaron Ross showing his typical coverage technique - chasing a WR from behind.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

Joe Buck, showing his on going love for baseball is discussing the fact that the teams can now bring their own footballs to the games.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

Coughlin looks like he wants to kill someone.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

I think Jaws is having a good time saying that Cleve OC's name, Chudzinski.

Chudzinski...Jaworski...Chudzinski...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

I thought the 15 minutes for those retarded cavemen would have been over when their god-awful tv show got canned.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

Looks like ESPN figgered out how to put down/yardage on their graphics.

Goddamn, they're GOOD!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

What do you get when you mix a broken pinkie, a 40-year-old back-up, prima donna receiver, thuggish corner who can't cover anyone and an oil-tycoon? An under-achieving team from Dallas.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

"That is a big body falling on top of you."-Jaws

Talking about Shaun Rodgers falling on Eli

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

So, in the booth tonight we have Mike Tirico, Tony Kornheiser and Mel Tillis.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Tony: Since ESPN said I couldn't mention Favre until after the 1st half, I thought I would throw a Cowboys reference.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

Wow, what a bad call. He didn't even touch him.

Ah, Tony brings up a TO analogy, thanks Tony!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

coughlin has a Manning face.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

MT: "Browns showing the UFO defense".

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

"The UFO defense"-Tirico

WTF?

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

Mike: good ball recognition.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

You knew they couldn't go the entire 1st half without mentioning the Romo injury.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Is Babe Laufenberg still backup QB for Dallas?

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

ROMO!!!!!!!

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

MNF is saying Romo got hurt Wow haven't heard that today

Jack in the Box said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

Gotta love Tirico just casually mentioning that McBriar had hit foot broken on the blocked punt and he is out 6-8 weeks.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Tony's tie is way too long

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Jaws: "No need to panic. You've got Brad Johnson".

MT: "If TO had Brad Johnson's cell number, it just got moved up on the speed dial".

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

"It TO didn't have Brad Johnson's phone number, now it has definitely moved up in the speed dial.'-Jaws

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

"The slider, which is perhaps the most descriptive pitch. For right handers against right handed batters it sliiiiides away." -McCarver

I'm not sure, I think fastball, change-up and sinker may be more descriptive.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

With all this garbage about Romo being hurt not one word about Felix Jones being out for 2-4 weeks with a partial tear in his hammy.

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:44:00 PM  

@ bazooka jones: Have you heard Czaban's impression of McCarver? I can just here him imitating him saying something stupid like that.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:46:00 PM  

If any dentists are reading this, I bet you could make a fortune in Cleveland.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:46:00 PM  

Well now that the Browns are winning, is it safe to say the Seahawks are the worst team in football?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

Is it safe to say that the Giants are matching the Redskins and Cowboys at overlooking their opponents this week?

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

@SSR No, the 49ers are much worse. The Seahawks are just injured.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Next week every one on Countdown better pick the Patriots so my Denver pick feels safe.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Jaws over analyzes everything. It's ridiculous.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

"Kellen Winslow has spent three days in the hospital for reasons he does not want to disclose" - Mike Tirico

I wouldn't want to disclose a testicle injury either...

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

They beat Seattle in Qwest and hung in tough in their games against Philly and New England and Arizona.


Seattle is just pathetic AND injured. That defense that forced 0 turnovers on JT O'Sullivan was healthy.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

Looks like I was right about the Browns jumping off to the early lead. ;)

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

Brady Quinn just had that "I've been passed up by how many teams sitting backstage at the draft for four hours" look.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

Sorry, I am just depressed after the latest lost to Philly.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

I still think the Rams are the worst team. They won on a fluke defensive TD and some ridiculous FG kicking.

Yes I'm still bitter.

Oct 13, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

im convinced the only one who wants to see brady quinn play is tk......because hes a little smitten for the quinnster...

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Anyone else like NBA 2K9?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Guys - worst team is Detroit. With or without Millen, they are a horror show.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:55:00 PM  

Cheer up AA, Shaun Alexander is coming your way.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

Wasn't there supposed to be a new penalty called to prevent a big fat lineman from crushing the QB, like Rogers has done twice tonight...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

Dodgers have 2 on and nobody out in bottom of 5.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

AA

Dont forget the 10 yd zone on 3rd and 2, and Blache's insistence on playing prevent when the Skins D is much better playing man to man

The sooner Jansen is back on the bench, and Brooks is waived the better

jg said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

Eric Wright just did his best Booker T impression.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

Yep, Eli is showing his true colors tonight with all the errors he's making, but boy was he lucky that the Browns are ridiculously undisciplined, or else that awful fumble would have counted.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Base hit by Ramirez scores Furcal from 2nd who ignored the stop sign. 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth.

"First of all Manny Ramirez is incredible.....here's the play at the plate" - Joe Buck certainly not sucking up to Ramirez and the Dodgers.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Eli had the "Oh, no there not going to let me sit at the big person table at home." After that fuuble.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Hey AA what is the o/u on Browns flag tonight

Johnny Yellow said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Ground ball scores Ethier and it's now 3-2 Dodgers

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

S2N- I'm fine Alexander with Ladell Betts getting hurt.

JG- Don't remind me.

Johnny Yellow- Let's say 14.

Oct 13, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

Manny loafs on the grounder when he should have advanced to third. Lazy ass.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

Tim McCarver is claiming that Manny should have gone from 2nd to 3rd on a groundball that was hit to the short stop.

That is contrary to the rule of thumb, but he claims that the rule of thumb says to go.

Despicable.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

Double play and the Phils are out of the inning only down by 1. Phew, that could have gotten a lot worse for the Phightin Phils...

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

It's Terry Cousin, not Terry Cousins. I hate when people add fake S's on the ends of names (see Reeve, Christopher).

Jay said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

"What...a gift...the Cleveland Browns gave the Giants after that penalty."-Tony

Now Tony is starting to mumble.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

I'm no S2N, AA.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

This is a FG opportunity for Coach Cable, Janikowski and the Raiders.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

2 on and nobody out for the Phillies in the top of the 6th.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

Shit...my bad. Those "S" based names kill me and apparently Jay wants to kill me now.

Oct 13, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

Just don't tell him what you think the nickname is for Stanford.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

The phantom "s" annoys me most for Chase Daniel... He's talked about non-stop, the least people can do is get his name right.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Phils tie it on a passed ball. After McCarver busts Victorino for bunting the runner over to 3rd.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Ryan Howard scores from 3rd on a wild pitch and we're tied at 3. And Tim McCarver had his doubts as to whether or not Howard touched the bag when it was as clear as day that he got it with his left hand.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

god i hate joe buck

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

The feed I'm watching is staying lvie during the commercials.

Tony is as annoying off camera as on. His big idea is that the Browns are resurrected.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Ethier may have just saved the game for LA.

Helluva web gem.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

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