Monday Night Football Week Five Live-Blog: Vikings-Saints 1st Half

Monday, October 06, 2008


Another Monday.....another live-blog. Tonight we get a seemingly explosive matchup between two NFC teams that are looking for their first signature win of the season. The Vikings need a win badly and beating the Saints in N.O. would be huge. The Saints need to hold serve to keep up with the other teams in the NFC South. It should be a good one.....see you around 8:15pm or so.

"I look for Adrian Peterson to either bust open this defense, wide open, for a big 200 yard day, or the Saints are really going to slow him down."- Emmitt Smith

Way to go out on a limb there Emmitt. Here's my prediction for the night....either the Vikings will win....or they won't.

"You look at the Washington Redskins. They haven't turned the ball over....on offense....yet this year."- Keyshawn Johnson

As opposed to the elusive, defensive turnover? Ooooh we get that new Kanye song as our bumper music tonight. Interesting.

Bryant McKinnie being back + the Saints rotten defense = Vikings start their winning streak (Via GMoney)

I may be one of the few that sees this game going lobsided for New Orleans. Brees and the Saints will get off to a big lead early and the Vikes won't be able to keep up in a shoot out. (J Fein)

Uh oh, we've got some dissension in our ranks. I'm pretty sure I've seen this Adrian Peterson "Unmasked" thing about eight times now. It's not bad, but you can only hear about someone's "Diesel" tattoo so many times.

"Diesel fuel is expensive, but that's worth it."- Chris Berman

"Heath Shuler is a congressman and Gus Frerotte is still playing Football! It's phenomenal!!!"- Tony Kornheiser

"Very few want to come back inside and take that blow."- Emmitt Smith

And that came from a former Cowboy.....I kid. Looks like the Rays have their Series wrapped up, so that's exciting. Griffey up, Griffey down, and complete with sweatshirts on....the Rays celebrate their first postseason series win in franchise history! Onto the ALCS for Tampa Bay.

"When we come back we will pick the game. Who will be jazzed tonight in Nawlins?"- Chris Berman

Picks:

Ditka- Vikings
Key- Saints
Cris- Saints
TJ- Saints
Boomer- Saints
Steve- Saints
Emmitt- Saints
Stuart- Saints

"Maybe he should have dated supermodels?"- Tony Kornheiser after comparing Drew Brees to Brady and Manning

Pretty sure that means the Vikings will win. Kickoff coming shortly and whoa Drew Brees is a pretty good motivator before the game. His whole "THIS IS NEW ORLEANS" thing gave me goosebumps.

Was I the only one disturbed by the dancing of those production guys? Um...party time is generally after the game... (Via JFein)

Haha....that was special.
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"That was great video of Drew Brees hyping up his team. It looked like he went to Ray Lewis Summercamp."- Tony Kornheiser

8:41- Kind of funny. Saints ball first and a huuuuuge hole for Pierre Thomas and he's into Minnesota territory on the kickoff. Great start. A reverse to Devery Henderson picks up seven on first down and Brees hits Bush for a first down.

"He could find you and me if he had to."- Tony Kornheiser to Jaws

He's probably right. Brees to Miller for six, Deuce up the middle for five and it's 3rd and one....Brees runs it and slides for the first. Incomplete though on first and second down and it's 3rd and 10 for the Saints....

"There's a rule that pertains to foot tangling?"- Tony Kornheiser
"No footsies."- Mike Tirico

Brees to Henderson. And it's six just like that for the Saints and boy was that easy.

7-0 New Orleans


When Tony says "you just can't overstate this" that means he will overstate it all night long. (Via Mal)

The Vikings: I'm so excited! I'm so...so scared. (Via SS Reporters)

Never gets old. Time to see if Frerotte is Fr'real and Tirico and Tony freak out about a lady sticking her hand into the mouth of a gator. Vikes ball at their own 33.

"She is about to perform animal dentistry and take the wisdom tooth out of the crocodile"- Tony Kornheier (Via Esse Quam Videri)

8:53- Peterson up the middle for two. Gus then hits Shiancoe over the middle for a first down. Good time there....McKinnie already helping out. Play action, and Berrian makes a nice grab and goes into Saints' territory. 1st down....

Incomplete on first down, Peterson for three on second down and it'll be third and six.....incomplete. Vikings to punt. Into the endzone and a touchback.

8:59- BREES TO HENDERSON! And that's a quick 50 yards to start a drive. All the way to the Vikings' 28. Brees tries Henderson again....incomplete. Reggie Bush off tackle for about nine and it'll be third and short....Bush outside and he'll get the first....flag....holding. Great run though by Bush. It'll be third and 11 after a Saints' timeout.

With all the gushing over Brees, can a Favre comparison be far away? (Via Mal)

Tony will do one out of spite.

"There are quarterbacks who can't do that against air"- Ron Jaworski talking about Drew's 30+ yards 72.7% completion average (Via Esse Quam Videri)

Interesting choice of words there. 3rd and 11....Brees with the pump and go to Meachem....he drops it. FG attempt for Gramatica....

BLOCKED! Wow....and Antoine Winfield is going to take it to the house. How about that for a change of momentum....

7-7.


"So far what we've seen from Reggie Bush is warning track power. At USC he was a home run hitter all the time. If he does that in the pros, he is a star of stars"- Tony Kornheiser

AA - Can we just save time typing and put Tony's comments from the game transcript on line, call it absurd and avoid carpal tunnel. (Via Mal)

I would love to be able to buy a transcript from ESPN each week. That would be fun to read through.

9:09- Thomas again to the 50 on the kickoff!

"Penetrate and get the arms up!"- Ron Jaworski

Sure thing Ronnie! Brees to Campbell for nine and then back to him again for the first. It's a tight end party as Billy Miller grabs a screen....how many TEs do the Saints have? 2nd and 3....Bush goes for 17. First down at the Vikes' 16.

Incomplete to Moore on first and Winfield nails Stecker on a second down screen for no gain. Third and long....Brees to Moore! Knocked away by Gordon!!! Great D there....Gramatica again....

Good! 10-7 Saints...three minutes to go.

ONSIDE KICK ATTEMPT! Vikings keep it. Wow that was tricky.


"This could be three or seven."- Tony Kornheiser on a FG attempt (Via 49er16)

Or two with a safety, Tony.

9:17- Vikings ball at the Saints' 40. A holding penalty on first down will put that at the 35, and Tony is giving us the Gus Frerotte "running into the wall" recap. I still laugh everytime I see it.

Peterson goes nowhere and the Saints D actually looks pretty good so far. That can't last. 3rd and 11....timeout Saints. Incomplete pass and Longwell will attempt a 53 yarder....

Nails it! We're back to even....10-10.

9:23- Vikings ball at their own 19 and Reggie Bush picks up three on first down.

Anyone else notice Tony is awfully easy with the "love" word. If MNF were Pee-Wee's Playhouse and the word of the day was "love" there would be crazy shit going on every five minutes. (Via Esse Quam Videri)

Hahahaha....Chairry's arm rests would be flailing all over the place.

That's the end of the first....10-10.

"That's 5,000 pounds of Williams' on the front line" - Tony Kornheiser (Via SS)

And what a way to start the second! Winfield just grabs the ball away from Drew Brees and it'll be Vikings' ball! Brees is shaking his hand a bit. Wow. Another momentum swing. 1st and goal from the five....

Eddie Gunz actually let the play go this time!!! (Via JFein)

Chester Taylor loses yards on a draw. Horrible play call there.

"Well under the average inside the redzone."- Ron Jaworski
"They're last!"- Tony Kornheiser

Hahahahaha. Got you!

3rd and goal now....incomplete but Will Smith was offsides. 3rd and Goal again from the 4 yard line....

Chester Taylor to Shiancoe?!?!?! Umm okay? It's still six though....

17-10 Vikings


9:33- And Pierre Thomas again to almost midfield! Just kick it out of bounds....jeez. Brees first down pass is batted down, but hits Moore for a first on second. Fumble....Brees gets it back. 2nd and 10 from the Vikings' 41....

"In some countries these guys are picking out furniture."- Tony Kornheiser on Brees and Sean Payton

That's something Tony might be apologizing for later in the game.

"Brees' relationship to Sean Payton has been described by everyone as perfect" - Tony Kornheiser

You know you're an awful announcer when you're analysis reads more like soft core porn than actual football analysis. (Via JFein)

Bush for another first and the Saints are moving it once again......

FUMBLE!!!! Bush drops the ball but he was taken down with a facemask! The Vikings picked it up and it will be their ball. Amazing that there was no call there and Sean Payton is flipping the hell out. As would I and Ed Hochuli is having yet another bad night.

9:44- Hoch and Co. miss another call and Sean Payton challenges it, but I'm sure Ed is hearing about the previous play more than this one. 2nd and 10 for the Vikings....and a screen is knocked down. 3rd and long....

Offsides on the Saints. We'll redo it at 3rd and 5....Berrian with the nice catch and that's a first down in Saints' territory.

"He [Hochuli] drops in my fantasy referee draft."- Tony Kornheiser

Ugh. Peterson gets his sixth carry and gets two yards and Wade drops an easy one. 3rd and long....incomplete. Vikings to punt and justice is somewhat served. Although I do lose 3pts in a fantasy league.

Ed Hochuli and crew badly blow yet another call... gee, what a shock. On Tuesday from his office he might as well already start writing an apology letter to all Saints fans; Ed, references to Bourbon Street and gumbo can only help. (Via Anon)

"You gotta take shots while the box is being loaded." - Ron Jaworski (Via SS)

9:52- Nice crotch shot of some guy dressed up like a luchador. And Jared Allen is hurt. Not Good....Brees hits Campbell over the middle for 22. Bush with another five and the Saints are at midfield in a hurry....8 minute to go. Brees throws incomplete on second down and it's 3rd and five....false start....3rd and 10....

Brees to Bush for a first....FUMBLE! Oh man....bounces right to the Saints. What a lucky mofo. 1st and 10 at the 41....

"They were dooing for Deuce McAllister."- Mike Tirico
"Dooing?"- Tony Kornheiser
"Deucing."- Mike Tirico

Hahahahaha. Deucing doesn't make that line better. 2nd and 10 for the Saints....Screen to Lance Moore but there's a hold on the play. 2nd and 20 now with 6 minutes to go. Brees to Bush and he's going backwards for a loss of four. 3rd and 22....Brees hits Meachem over the middle and he is juuuuuuust short of the mark. And Payton is obviously going for it....

Brees to Reggie Bush on play action and that was just too easy. 1st and goal at the nine. Vikings call timeout. Winfield takes out McAllister on first down.....

Interception! Moore hands the ball to Lieber and Minnesota takes over. Good lord....the Saints are killing themselves tonight.

10:05- Peterson for two on first down but Wade picks up a hard fought first on second. 251-48 yards for New Orleans and Minnesota is leading by seven. Insane. That's the 2-minute warning.

"They were in position to score a million times." - Tony Kornheiser

Hyperbole personified. Frerotte gets nailed but hits a wide open Bobby Wade for 17. Draw to A.P. and he gets a few, but Wade gets a first....or not. Terrible spot and it'll be third and one right at midfield.

Peterson up the middle and he just gets crushed by Vilma and fumbles! RULED DOWN!!! No way and the Saints are going to get screwed again here.....and now the fans see it. Wait...that's actually kind of close. He loses it...gets it back and then it goes out. Here comes the review....

Still the Vikings ball. Hochuli says that Peterson's hand was still under the ball and the Saints' fans are pissssssed.

"The strong hand wins the contest."- Ron Jaworski

Is that a bible quote I'm not aware of? Chester Taylor up the middle for five and Frerotte hits Wade for a first. The Vikings are playing for a FG and didn't they learn their lesson against the Colts??? Bad move....

Or not. Gus hits Allison for another first and he's out of bounds at the 19. And here's a run with Taylor up the middle and if I was a Vikings fan, I'd be losing my mind right now. :18 seconds left and no timeouts for Minnesota....

Gus to Berrian in the endzone....out of bounds. 3rd and 6....incomplete and almost picked off. Well at least they tried right? Here comes Longwell for another FG attempt....

Good and that'll make it 20-10 Vikings with :04 left in the half, which will for all intents and purposes. I'm going to catch up on some Baseball and see you in a new thread shortly.

142 Comments:

Oh, here is a quote from Sun Sports's Tailgate Overtime, either Chris Doering, Steve Walsh, or Mike Bianchi, comparing Christian Ponder and Tim Tebow:

"Tim Tebow is the Super Wal-Mart of running quarterbacks, while Christian Ponder is the Piggly Wiggly."

Joe said...
Oct 6, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

No more word verification please. ;-)


Unless the spammers come back.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

It's official. The Rays are in the ALCS. Now let's focus on some football.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

since there's no dedicated baseball thread...

devil rays win, you can put that on the booooooooooooooooooard, YES!!

fuck you harrelson

-dan

-dan said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

The Tampa Bay Rays....not Devil Rays.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

Holy crap Emmitt just explained reasonably well why he is picking the Saints.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

"I don't know what he did wrong. Maybe he should have came with a supermodel or something". - Tony Kornheiser on Drew Brees not being recognized as much as Manning and Brady, even though the stats say he should.

I'm not an expert on the personal lives of NFL QBs, but Peyton Manning is dating a supermodel? If he is, it's news to me...

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

O/U on Kornheiser bringing up Hurricane Katrina is set at 5.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Was I the only one disturbed by the dancing of those production guys? Um...party time is generally after the game...

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

Oh boy lets hear about which schools coaches come from... thanks....

Oct 6, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

Do NONE of the producers and truck guys in the ESPN truck or whatever they call it recognize the old Sportscenter segment "White men should not dance?" with Dan Patrick?

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Do all these guys have to say "Nawlins" everytime they do a game from there? Hearing sports announcer dorks say "Nawlins" is like hearing Steve Forbes say something like "getting jiggy with it".

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

How many Mannings are in the Superdome tonight?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

That was great footage of Drew psyching up the team. It looks like Drew Brees went to Ray Lewis summer school. Thanks Tony.

Oct 6, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

"Mike, that was vintage Drew Brees." - Ron Jaworski


It was a dump out to Reggie Bush who was wide open Jaws.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

"He could find you and me if you had to" - Tony talking to Jaws about Drew finding receivers.

Oct 6, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

When Tony says "you just can't overstate this" that means he will overstate it all night long. As he refers to 2 WRs and the TE being out for the Saints but Brees still having a good year.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

"Drew Brees is well more than good." -Kornheiser


WTF?

alex said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

Look at Brees shred that Seahawks defense...oh wait....

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

They just said "this (red zone) is the area they struggle", then show stats about how great Brees has been inside the 20 this year. Huh?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

"There's a rule that speaks to foot tangling?" Tony Kornheiser

Oct 6, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

The Vikings: I'm so excited! I'm so...so scared.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

Could Childress be the first coach to get fired in the middle of a game?

hollywood wags said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

I'm better than you, shut the fuck up, I banged all of your mouther and my jokes are fucking funny.

Tony Kornheiser said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

God forbid Palin becomes VP, I nominate Korneiser to replace her as governor of Alaska on the premise he gives up his day jobs.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

"She is about to perform animal dentistry and take the wisdom tooth out of the crocodile". Tony Kornheier

Another case of Tony thinking he needs to say something when silence was the right answer.

Oct 6, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

You know how I know you're gay? You banged my mouther.

Oct 6, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

"They are still in the terrible range" Tony Kornheiser on the Saint's defense.

Wow. Getting technical now.

Oct 6, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Let me get this straight, if AA's mom was sleeping with "Tony" and AA concludes Tony is gay, then that means his mother AND father are gay.....but how does AA exist?

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Who's the freaky lookin' chick singing in the Air National Guard commercial?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

Rex Grossman: I don't get it, I throw deep......and they criticize me all the time.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

With all the gushing over Brees, can a Favre comparison be far away?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

"There are quarterbacks who can't do that against air" Jaws talking about Drew's 30+ yards 72.7% completion average.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

That was the weirdest football to baseball analogy I think I have ever heard. Thanks Tony.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Tony: "so far what we've seen from Reggie Bush is warning track power. At USC he was a home run hitter all the time. If he does that in the pros, he is a star of stars".

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Reggie Bush the best back in NFL? I don't think /Korny watches much football. ESPN please fire his lame ass... he sucks.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

AA - Can we just save time typing and put Tony's comments from the game transcript on line, call it absurd and avoid carpel tunnel.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

"At USC he was a home run threat on every play. If he does that in the NFL he is a star of stars". Tony Kornheiser on Bush.

Another great, well thought out, comment by Tony.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

Star of stars?

Man, that guy is fuckin weird.

I wonder what Sapp would say about the bombs being thrown in NO, I guess that's just 70's-era football, it "don't" apply to today's game.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

Why does ANYONE sign Martin Gramatica?

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

No flag against Winfield for sliding down the goal post after the TD? Eddie H. is slipping.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Just a quick announcing update from The506 boards:


Cowboys/Cardinals will be Kenny Albert and Troy Aikman, the first time the lead broadcast team has been in Arizona in over a decade.


Panthers/Bucs will be Matt Vasgersian, Daryl Johnston and Goose.


Bears/Falcons will have Brian Billick as one of the announcers but we don't know who is commentating with him.



That is all.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Antoine Winfield recovers a blocked field goal, scores a touchdown, and the first thing he does is seemingly hump the field goal post.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

"Your supposed to get that one" Tony Kornheiser on a Saints' missed reception.

No shit Tony. Yes they are supposed to catch them. That is why they are receivers.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

"Good penetration by Pat Williams."

"Penetrate and get your arms up."

"It's all about penetration."


All comments by Ron Jaworski.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

"The game totally changes gears" Tony Kornheiser on the Vikings' scoring on the blocked field goal.

Someday (not soon) Tony will realize we are watching football because it is exciting and dymanic and things like that happen. It's why we love the game. He still has no idea.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Shockey is a selfish SOB... he's not rooting for anyone else on the Saints to do well.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Tony: "Everytime Bush and Peterson get there hands on the ball, you can hear people inhale". No, that is just you sucking as usual, TK.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

"I saw Reggie coming off of the field after a good stretch

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

"This could be three or seven"- Tony

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

"This could be 3 or 7" - Tony Kornheiser on the upcoming field goal attempt.

Haha Tony, you're hilarious.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Gramatica comes out "This could be three or seven" Tony

"Okay Tony here we go" Jaws.


I love when Jaws gets in on the idiocy. *sarcasm off*

Oct 6, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

TK as the Saints are about to attempt a FG: "This could be 3 or 7".

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Four people typed in that "3 or 7" comment and I was last! Dang it. I hate when I mistype the word verification.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

$5 Footlong sounds like the cheapest porn movie ever.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

"Jaws is going to play air guitar at 4:00 on Saturday" - Tony Kornheiser.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

"He will try anything at any time of the game. He's totally insane. You've got to love him." Tony Kornheiser on Payton's call for an onside kick.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Any incidental whistles yet by Ed Hercules?

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Considering the Giants just put up 44 on Seattle, they could easily put up 88 against Cleveland.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Tony's little story about Frerotte hating him after writing about his end zone head butt was actually funny.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Great one-handed grab by the dude holding the first down marker! The Vikes could use him.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Anyone else notice Tony is awfully easy with the "love" word. If MNF were Pee-Wee's Playhouse and the word of the day was "love" there would be crazy shit going on every five minutes.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

How many Farve references will Tony make tonight? I say at least 5.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

"There's 5,000 pounds of Williams, for Minnesota." - Tony Kornheiser

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

"They've spoken for themselves quite well so far" - Mike Tirico on his hometown Detroit Lions.

You mean they've actually spoken??? Most high school teams could blow them out.

"That's 5,000 pounds of Williams' on the front line" - Tony Kornheiser.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

I if Gus throws a touchdown pass ya think he's gunna headbutt the wall again in celebration?

Lammy742 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

ALDS update: 0-0 in the bottom of the 3rd.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

Is Hochuli going to call that an incomplete pass?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

Eddie Gunz actually let the play go this time!!!

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

"There are many ways to score. Blocked field goal returned for a touchdown". Jaws

Throw that one out there again hey Jaws?

Oct 6, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

That shot of Childress on the sideline looked just like Anthony Michael Hall's character in Sixteen Candles when he was getting with the drunk blonde hottie. He had no right to be where he was, but he was really happy about it!

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

Very fun football!

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Tirico you're not there to analyze the game so just call the p by p

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

OK - just flipped over to ALDS. They've gone to interviewing the pitching coach during the game from the dugout? Could we get a mic on the bullpen catcher?

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

"Brees' relationship to Sean Payton has been described by everyone as perfect" - Tony Kornheiser

You know you're an awful announcer when you're analysis reads more like soft core porn than actual football analysis.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

Tony Kornheiser goes on and on about the man-love Brees and Payton share. "They found the right mate".

It's like he's trying to desensitize us to homosexuality.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Jfein wins the internets with that comment.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Kornheiser just made his own case to be fired. That rant about not playing for anyone else was such a waste of airtime.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

"He's a satellite, get him in space."-Ron on Reggie Bush

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

Man this game is fun, and there was such an obvious face mask.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

Fumble forward? Wow, the Holy Roller play is relived. Only this time they got caught.

And it looks like Eddie Gunz is back in the dog house for missing that obvious face mask.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

Payton is getting pissed.... I would be too

Oct 6, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Ed Hochuli and crew badly blow yet another call... gee, what a shock. On Tuesday from his office he might as well already start writing an apology letter to all Saints fans; Ed, references to Bourbon Street and gumbo can only help.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:44:00 PM  

Man I can not make a right call

Ed Hochuli said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:47:00 PM  

"He drops in my fantasy referee draft". Tony on his endless rant about Ed H.

Oct 6, 2008, 9:47:00 PM  

When did the Saints let the Fresh Prince of Bel Air on their team?

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

Mike Carey is the best referee in the league...

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

"You gotta take shots while the box is being loaded." - Ron Jaworski

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

""You look at the Washington Redskins. They haven't turned the ball over....on offense....yet this year."- Keyshawn Johnson

As opposed to the elusive, defensive turnover?"

No, as opposed to the special teams turnover.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

Is it wrong for me to wanna see Hochuli snap, tear Sean Payton's arms off and beat him to death with them?

Lammy742 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

I just flipped over to the ALCS for a second and saw craig sagert's blazar. It might be the ugliest thing I've ever seen. What do you think he does he those things?

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

Saints have a case of the dropsies.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Tony's been quiet for at least 5 minutes. Did he leave the booth?

Oct 6, 2008, 9:55:00 PM  

Bush is confused. "In space" the ball doesn't fall to the ground like that.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

Hochuli is explaining every call now. Will he soon be apologizing after each call too?

Oct 6, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

"I don't know if people thought his skills at catching the football were that good coming out of college" - Tony Kornheiser

Jaws rightly corrected Tony "I clearly have no knowledge of college football" Kornheiser.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Saints are picking this Vikes defense apart but like the Jags are committing horrible errors.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

I am a retard.

Kornheiser said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  
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ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

"It's in Sean Payton's DNA to go for it."-Tony

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Still no score between the Angels and Sox, bottom of the 5th

Lammy742 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

That's what every team in the NFL should do on 4th and 1 if they're smart.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Wow...I saw that 4th down play coming a mile away. The Vikings did not.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

TK: Do they run here Jaws?
Jaws: They will run.
After the play action pass...
Tirico: Nice call, Ron.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

No, as opposed to the special teams turnover.

Well then, either way it's an idiotic comment because Randle El fumbled a punt return. Thanks for the help Anon.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

So does that mean that Korny's college football knowledge exceeds his NFL knowledge?

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

With Deuce shuffling out of the backfield, he looked like Fred Sanford.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

"Is there anything Antoine Winfield has not done?" - Jaws

He hasn't thrown a pass....yet.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

That's right London, if you thought the Dolphins were bad, the Saints are going to dominate the Chargers but turn it over 53466 times.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

"And they were in position to score a million times". Tony Kornheiser.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

Brees looked like he wanted to go Mike Teel on Moore after that play.

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

"They were in position to score a million times" - Tony Kornheiser

Please find a new line of work. For the sake of humanity.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

"There are going into halftime, and the Minnesota people are going to be giggling."-Tony

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

"Nothing adds up for Minnesota except this: The Saints are in a giving mood" - Mike Tirico.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

"The Minnesota people will be giggling". Tony Kornheiser

You, like other school girls might do that a lot but most men don't.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

Antoine Winfield is actually Chuck Norris and he is everything.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

"They were in a position to score a million times." - TK

Obviously, Tony has the Saints offense confused with Wilt Chamberlain.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

"Good lord....the Saints are killing themselves tonight."


Very punny, AA. Are you Tony Kornheiser?

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

Now Tony is trying to steal (and butcher in the process) Kenny Mayne's jokes about Dr. James Andrews.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:11:00 PM  

"Those are terrible words, a call for Dr. Andrews."- Tony

Please Tony go Derek Bell and go into operation shutdown mode

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:11:00 PM  

Ed Hochuli's crew has gone from first to worst, that was CLEARLY a fumble.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

Wow, that was a late whistle. I don't care how big his gunz are, Eddie may need the Vikings defensive line to escort him out of New Orleans.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

"Don't leave us hanging" Tony to Jaws on the replay of whether Peterson fumbled or not.

Tony, can't you see the replay? Or are you really that dumb?

I think we know the answer to that.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

Have the announcing team already ran out of things to talk about. Why are they talking about Adrian Peterson's handshake.

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Hochuli must have AP on his fantasy team.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Ed sounds like my 5 year old daughter in a spelling contest...shaky voice and wet pants...wow...

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Ron Jaworski: The strong hand wins the contest

um...ok Ron

Lammy742 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

An absolute cluster**** of a 1st half in terms of decisions by the refs and teams....and yet, I'm entertained.

ssreporters said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

Purple Jesus handshake is legendary...gotta talk about it...

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

"They should try for the touchdown."-Tony

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

The Vikes look like the Redskins two minute offense in week one.

Mal said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Tony talks about the writers in Minnesota. Wow that's exciting.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

"Unknown territory for the Vikings this year" - Tony Kornheiser on the Vikings possibly scoring 24 points this half.

That was actually.....funny.

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Berrian wants a pushout. Sorry that rule was taken out this year.

Oct 6, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

"In the National Football League more game are lost than won, by turnovers."-Jaws

49er16 said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Even after it becomes apparent that the Vikings are going for the endzone, Tony and Jaws keep getting their tighty-whiteys in a bunch over "playing for a field goal."

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

"In the National Football League, more games are lost than are won" - Jaws

Umm....

JFein said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

"In the National Football League, more games are lost than won." Jaws

BK said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Did I hear Kornheiser say that Reggie Bush wasn't that good of a receiver in college? I think so because Jaws was all over him for that.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Don't ever underestimate Coach Ditka! ESPN should kiss his ring

Anonymous said...
Oct 7, 2008, 11:06:00 AM  

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