Monday Night Football Week Eleven Open Thread

Monday, November 17, 2008


Who: Browns at Bills
Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Why: So Tony can further develop his man crush on Brady Quinn
Spreads: Bills -5.5, O/U 40
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser

Monday Night Countdown Segments:

“Unmasked:” Marshawn Lynch

When asked to describe his attitude going into his rookie season in 2007, Bills running back Marshawn Lynch exclaimed, “Beast Mode.” His teammates feel like the description fits Lynch’s running style and Lynch went so far as to have grills made for his teeth that say “BEAST MODE” in diamonds.

ESPN the Magazine's “For Love or The Game:” Kellen Winslow

Kellen Winslow will be the subject of Monday’s “For Love or The Game”. Winslow’s wife, Janelle, and his teammate Brodney Pool battle to see who really knows Winslow better.

EA Sports Virtual Playbook: Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn

Tom Jackson breaks down how Brady Quinn's short passing game could create problems for the Bills.

(FYI- ESPN is also airing a new "This is Sports Center" spot during the game's first commercial break. The ad will star Carolina Panther's Wide Receiver, Steve Smith.)

AA's Prediction:

I've been wrong about three weeks in a row now, so I'm going to go against my better judgment and pick the Browns. I think they looked pretty solid with Quinn last week, and the Bills offense seems to be regressing as the season goes on (much like the Redskins). I'll see you a little after 8pm for the fun!

Browns 24 - Bills 14

Update: Canceling the live-blog for tonight because something came up. Enjoy the game, and I'll see you first thing tomorrow morning.

17 Comments:

Bills win 30-12 and stifle Quinn.

My Darge Lick said...
Nov 17, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

Bills are good against teams AFC teams not in the East.

27-21 Bills

It looks like I'll be taking over for the second week in a row. Seeing as my new blog is an Eagles blog and this game has absolutely nothing to do with the Eagles, I'll do the live-blog in the comments section again unless people want to come over to my blog and even though it's an Eagles blog, we can transform it into AA for the evening.

Shameless plug: Here's my blog if you want to check it out.
www.fireandyreidnow.blogspot.com

JFein said...
Nov 17, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

Go for it, jfein...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 17, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

All right, it's on! Live-blog of tonight's MNF football game AA style at my home site.

www.fireandyreidnow.blogspot.com

I'll copy and paste any and all announcer quotes I come about here (eventually), so if AA wants he can still give us "Our Monday Night in quotes."

JFein said...
Nov 17, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

"If you dont prepare, you prepare to fail." -Keyshawn (give him credit for trying)

-SP

Anonymous said...
Nov 17, 2008, 7:51:00 PM  

"I'm going with Marcel Lynch and the Buffalo Bills tonight." - Emmitt Smith

dollar said...
Nov 17, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Is Mike Tirico gonna say "Brady Anderson" all night?

lsutigerfan19 said...
Nov 17, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Number of Tirico references to Brady Quinn as Brady Anderson before kickoff: 2

Anonymous said...
Nov 17, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Did anyone catch Tony Kornholer talking about Brady Quinn (at around 8:35PM) and how all of the "talking heads" are against benching Derek Anderson? Tony, what are you doing criticizing "talking heads?" What the hell do you think you are?

Speaking of Tony Kornholer, his praise of Quinn is already starting to creep me out--he sounds like a 14 year old high school girl.

Anonymous said...
Nov 17, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

Jfein -- Stop blogging out of your mother's closet, you wormy little putz.

Anonymous said...
Nov 17, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

i need braylon edwards to get 67 yards to win my fantasy matchup. a 7 yard TD works too.

GO BROWNS!

jon said...
Nov 17, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

No aa? oh darn!

walnuts said...
Nov 17, 2008, 9:50:00 PM  

Stop blogging out of your mother's closet, you wormy little putz.

Woody Paige, is that you?
Jay Mariotti, maybe?

Nov 17, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Wow! What are Tirico, Tony, and Jaws wearing???????????? Looks like Christmas came early for them!

bspn said...
Nov 17, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

If you missed the live-blog and want to read it, here are the threads.

1st half: http://fireandyreidnow.blogspot.com/2008/11/monday-night-football-live-blog_17.html

2nd half: http://fireandyreidnow.blogspot.com/2008/11/monday-night-football-live-blog_17.html

JFein said...
Nov 18, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

@jfein: Nice job on the live blog. I chose to be Kornheiser-free this week, so I listened to the Browns' flagship station instead.

Now I eagerly await the one-on-one interview on your blog with AA Hates ESPN.

Nov 18, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

@ RJBO: You picked a good week to do so. He made some bizarre comment about coeds, had a ridiculuous out fit that included gloves twice the size of his head, mentioned roll-over minutes, talked about liking boys, and mentioned roll-over minutes.

I don't know if he's an Eagles fan, but anytime, anyplace, I'd take on AA Hates ESPN. I generally ignore the anonymous spammers/trolls (or delete them in my case today) but he's (or she) is just too easy.

JFein said...
Nov 18, 2008, 1:05:00 AM  

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