AFC Divisional Playoff Live Blog: Chargers @ Steelers, 2nd Half

Sunday, January 11, 2009

James Harrison is going to eat you all alive. Especially if you're wearing a white uniform in the snow right now.

Kaeding kicks to Gary Russell, who takes it out to the 24. Parker busts out for a first down by cutting to the right and following the block. He then grabs another three on the next carry, but then gets stuffed. Ben rifles his first pass of the half to Holmes thanks to some good pass-blocking. Ben goes deep for Holmes this time -- but it's just beyond his grasp as he lays out for a 60 yard pass. Parker loses a yard on the carry. Ben hits Washington at the Chargers' 32 for another first down.

Carry for Parker for two yards; checkdown to Davis for no yardage. 3rd and 8 -- and Ben finds Heath Miller on the right side, he runs past the marker and heads all the way to the 11. Ben rolls out to his right, hits Miller at the two yard line, Miller leaps....and, TOUCHDOWN, STEELERS! Reed's kick is up and good, 21-10, Pittsburgh! That drive sucked up a ton of the third quarter.

Darren Sproles breaks off a HUGE return, running through the gap and to the right sideline. 63 yard return, and if the Chargers don't do anything with this, they're through.

The pass by Rivers is tipped....it flips up...and it's INTERCEPTED BY LARRY FOOTE! Suck it, Rivers!

They're playing Against Me! in a football stadium. Holy hell. I saw that band in a couple of real dingy tiny clubs and now their music is on stadium PAs. Anyway, Norv loses the challenge, like we thought he would, because he's Norval Eugene Turner. Parker gains four, as Charger defenders yell, "He's holdin' the shit outta me!" God bless on-field mics. End around for the first down. Another first down on the rush for Parker....but that's coming back for a holding penalty on Miller.

Draw play for three yards. Not much. Punt coming, and it bounces off Eric Weddle's helmet!!! Sadly, it can't be advanced, but the Bolts are still in even more trouble. Ball at the Chargers' 22!

Oh, glorious Norv Face in Snow, in HD.

Hines Ward picks up a long first down by getting extra yards after the catch, and this is a late hit on the Bolts to make it first and goal very close. Ward is laughing at Cletus Gordon, too. Parker burrows to the 1 yard line. Ben rolls left and throws it away. 3rd and goal. Russell fights for it, but is short. Third quarter ends. Phil's calling for the 4th down goal line play.

Carry goes to Davis...and the Chargers stop him short!

Woodley just gave Rivers some suplex action on that play. Phil the Floater throws 2nd down out of bounds. Bolts wind up punting again. Hee.

Apparently anytime the QB is sacked it should be unnecessary roughness according to the announcers. - Zidane Valor

There's more roughing the passer calls than actually exist in both college and pro. I understand wanting to protect guys who are usually wide open to being hurt, but c'mon, NFL, lighten up. Woodley will probably be fined for that one.

Roethlisberger goes deep for Nate Washington and gets tackled in the end zone. PI on the Chargers, first and goal at the one. Gary Russell steps it into the end zone......TOUCHDOWN, STEELERS! Reed's kick is good, 28-10.

Generally, I think PI in the NFL ought to be reduced to a spot foul only up to 15 yards. Any more and it's only a 15 yard penalty.

Down 11 and taking an intentional safety? Nantz and Simms can't possibly be serious, can they? - Anon
Nantz out-coaches Norv when he suggests the Chargers take the safety on 4th and 20 from their 1. - Mal

That was amazingly stupid as far as a suggestion went. And Phil played the game. He really doesn't have any excuse for being that dumb. Rivers' first pass is to Jackson for 8 yards at the 34. Say hello to Brett Kiesel, Philip. Another sack (rubs hands with glee, then cat's cradles them.) Eeeeexcellent. Rivers then hits Brandon Manumaleuna, who gets a first down because there's no one in the area at all. Pocket Darren gets another first down on the screen pass.

Looks like LaDamlian will be watching the rest of the playoffs on his Vizio... - James Craven

Another completion to Manumaleuna. Chambers hauls in a 3rd down pass past midfield. This Steelers prevent defense sucks. King Douchebag throws it out of bounds. He then hits Chambers deep, and gets extra yardage thanks to a personal foul call on Troy Polamalu. First and goal at the 4. Rivers hits the quick throw to Legadu Naane for the San Diego touchdown. Kaeding's kick is good, 28-17.

Ben aims for Nate Washington again and the ball falls incomplete. Rolled over on to the ground. Steelers pick up the first, as Hines Ward makes a nice catch while falling. Parker rushes for two. Parker finds a hole on the outside and makes his way down the sideline for 27 yards. He grabs six more, then Moore follows up with a run to the left for a first down.

"The Chargers have had enough of Big Ben. They've seen him three times this year." - Jim
"Three times?" - Phil
"Yeah, you were there when they saw him in London, the clock tower!" - Jim

Ouch. Anyway, Parker just ran into the end zone for a Steelers touchdown, which ought to put this one on ice. 35-17, Pittsburgh.

Another shot of Rivers on the ground.....oh, it's so beautiful. And Scifres is punting, admitting it's a lost cause. Pure Norval. Moore fair catches.

This game is officially over because Byron Leftwich is in now....yawn. So the AFC Championship Game will be a barn-burner of defense; the third match-up between the Ravens and the Steelers this year.

Why is SD punting down 18 with 3:30 to go? Punting gives you zero chance. Who cares what the score is. - BWAlaska

Because Norv Turner is a loser and a wuss.

This has been another edition of Simple Answers to Simple Questions.

Berger punts to Mighty Mouse, who only runs back for four yards before being forced out of bounds.

Why are these guys not pounding the Steelers here at least a bit on clock management? They run out of bounds, they are throwing the ball up 18???? Is Tomlin trying to hit 60 points like Stoops in the Big XII championship game? - Mal

I'd get a bit more riled up about it if the plays were successful. At least his second teamers are on the field.

OK, Tomlin challenging a pass call this late might be a bit on the asshole side. But he might be right.

Sproles gets a stat-padding touchdown for 62 yards. Kaeding's kick is good, 35-24.

The onside kick is called for offsides on the Steelers, and they'll re-kick. The kick goes into the arms of Gary Russell, and that is truly game with no time outs left for the Bolts. Knees down, game over, 35-24 Steelers! Bye bye, Norval. Bye bye, Marmalard.

I went 2-2 this weekend pick-wise, if you're asking or care. I will be out of town next weekend, sadly -- so AA will have something ready for you, I'm sure. See you in a couple weeks, guys!

181 Comments:

Harrison: "I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast."

KD said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

5 Arby's Roast beef sandwiches for $5.95? Somebody call Andy Reid, stat!

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

Phil and Jim are close to Al and John as far as broadcasting teams go.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:26:00 PM  

It is Sci-FRES.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:26:00 PM  

Not a bad kick for a man with a groin injury.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:27:00 PM  

Kaeting is out there in spite of his groin...his own we hope.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:27:00 PM  

Oh yay. Nathan's back, everybody!

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:27:00 PM  

Willie is starting to replace Bettis.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:28:00 PM  

Free Willie!!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:29:00 PM  

Wet Willie!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:30:00 PM  

Dry Willie!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:30:00 PM  

Let's see if Norv wastes a challenge.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:30:00 PM  

Why does everyone on CBS keep saying that Pittsburgh shouldn't abandon the run like they are down by two-scores?

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:31:00 PM  

Can I get four in a row?

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:31:00 PM  

Willie Wonka.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:31:00 PM  

Nope

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:31:00 PM  

Lots of chocolate

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:32:00 PM  

And peanut butter

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:32:00 PM  

Sorry, Tristan if I stepped on your Willie Wonka line.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:32:00 PM  

Pittsburgh is starting to take control.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:33:00 PM  

Apparently trolls can't count...

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:33:00 PM  

You created it.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:33:00 PM  

You stepped on my Willie Wonka.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:34:00 PM  

Lemme ask you a question: Why does CBS still use a bug for NFL games when they have a top bar of college? Can't they make up their minds?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:34:00 PM  

Wee Willie Wonka

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:34:00 PM  

SHIT! I fell for Nathan Fucking Brice again.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:35:00 PM  

They are pro sports whores.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:35:00 PM  

Partner? When did Jim Nantz become Cap'n Three Sheets To The Wind?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

I am charming.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

Zidane

More passes = more play stoppages = more commercials

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

He is Captain CAVEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:37:00 PM  

Holy cow, the Steelers have an offense!

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:37:00 PM  

I need a gun, JFein to kill this Nathan brice. NOW!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:37:00 PM  

Zedadine Zidane!!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:37:00 PM  

It's time to play OLD FRENCH WHORE!!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:38:00 PM  

Am I the only one that sees the "Instability bad...drinkability good" as Bud Light's big Super Bowl campaign this year?

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:38:00 PM  

And here's the star of Old French Whore.........

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:39:00 PM  

Once again, Go Play In Motherfucking Traffic On I-265, Nathan Fucking Brice!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:39:00 PM  

......you can finish that one for yourself.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:39:00 PM  

I get the feeling San Diego has at least one more TD in them before this game ends.

Ghost. said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:40:00 PM  

"That equalizes a lot of things." - Phil Simms after the kick return, forgetting that it's still a 2-score game.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:40:00 PM  

Will S2N please remove the comments of Tristan "Nathan Brice" Wright?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:40:00 PM  

Will Ferrell was the host on Saturday Night Live.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:41:00 PM  

@ James Craven: Just ignore the troll.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:41:00 PM  

It helps "Carmen" San Diego.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:42:00 PM  

Holy cow, the Steelers have an defense too! Oh wait, we already knew that.

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:42:00 PM  

I am over six feet.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:42:00 PM  

Just when they thought he was out, Nathan Trollman brice pulls us back in.

Fucktard.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:42:00 PM  

What has been happening in here?

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:43:00 PM  

Norv makes his usual bad challenge attempt.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:43:00 PM  

Where has everybody been?

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:43:00 PM  

Norv and his brother are not the best head coaches in college and NFL.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:44:00 PM  

Norv holding grass in his hand > Norv face.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:44:00 PM  

His brother is Ron Turner, who was head coach at Illinois before becoming the offensive coordinator of the Bears.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:45:00 PM  

And Norv is about to waste a Charger timeout.

FIRE NORV TURNER!

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:45:00 PM  

Norv Turner > Nathan Trollman.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:45:00 PM  

He may have been using grass. You never know.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:45:00 PM  

I am over six feet. I am.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:46:00 PM  

That was a desperate attempt to try to save the game.

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:46:00 PM  

If I had a dollar for every smart comment Nathan Brice ever made, I would be broke.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:47:00 PM  

Irony = Howie Long questioning the manhood of other men while he wears makeup as part of his job

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:47:00 PM  

Norv Turner has lost both challenges.


And somehow, I feel all happy inside.

SSReporters said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:47:00 PM  

There's a troll in Central Park!!!

Tristan Wright said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:48:00 PM  

"Norv Turner did absolutely the right thing by challenging that." - Phil Simms not realizing the idiocy of that statement.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:48:00 PM  

This game could end in a hurry.

WildBradshaw said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:48:00 PM  

Simms has said that two bad challenges were "good challenges" - one when Tomlin challenged the spot of the ball and then the challenge by Norv of the Pitt INT. Desperation does not equal good challenge, Phil.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

Unknown player on the field mic "He's holding the shit out of him"

Anonymous said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

Now, now James Craving, you can't be opining like that. It angers Nathan Brice.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

Norv blows a challenge; that's about as expected as me closing the comments of troll posts before I even read them; i.e., 100 percent expected!

By the way, I'm amused by the Chevy Silverado ads where Howie Long insults the special features of their competitors, such as the Ford's "man-step" and the Dodge's heated wheel. We need more car ads which bash their competitors like it's a political campaign.

Jan 11, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

That was a desperate attempt to save the game. It had to be done.

WildFouts said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

I have your Facebook address, Nathan. And I might give it to AA and S2N just to send you personal messages that you'll be banned, as they will likely change the method of their way of how messages are posted.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:50:00 PM  

I love how Jim threw out a barb at Frogger earlier in the game.

WildPlane said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:50:00 PM  

He can't be Gallaga. He might be able to be called Jungle Hunt.

WildAtari said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:51:00 PM  

Now Now, JFein, I posted his Facebook address after deductive treasoning. I will send it to AA and S2N soon.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:51:00 PM  

NORV FACE!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:52:00 PM  

I wonder if he can be called Qix because Qix just keeps getting harder to find. He can't return that ball.

WildSnowball said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:52:00 PM  

Fair catch by Jose Canseco.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:53:00 PM  

That is a fourth down rule.

WildMarvin said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:53:00 PM  

Oh, great. Nathan wants to be "wild" now.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:54:00 PM  

I meant to spell James Craven, not James Craving. My empty stomach is really starting to get the best of me.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:54:00 PM  

Oh yeah, shove the guy when he's out of bounds, bright move.

I wonder why S2N hasn't pulled from the comments section at all this half....

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:55:00 PM  

JamesC@634: CBS didn't go to a top bar for college games until this season. It's just one of many reasons why CBS telecasts look cheap.

chuckyinjersey said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:56:00 PM  

JFein - sometimes I get lazy.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:57:00 PM  

Go for it!

Anonymous said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:58:00 PM  

@ James Craven: How could you have possibly gotten his Facebook address? There's 13 people on FB names Nathan Brice and the website he uses is the Microsoft search engine (or whatever it is), live.com

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:58:00 PM  

Hey, chuckyinjersey, they sould have done it for all football games college and pro. And yes, CBS stands for the Cheap Broacasting System. Kathleen Sullivan 198something.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:59:00 PM  

@ S2N: Oh, I figured it was because you didn't want to swift through George Jones/Nathan Brice/Tristan Wright/WildWhatever

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 6:59:00 PM  

S2N not pulling comments out means we need to step up our game.

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:00:00 PM  

Well, JFein, when i told him to "go play in traffic" on I-95, he said it was near I-265, and that's near Birmingham, Alabama. And I Googled his name and found it. End of story.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:01:00 PM  

*That should be "sift through", not "swift through"

Chargers held.....I think.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:01:00 PM  

S2N

Very impressed it took until the midpoint of the third quarter before you said anything negative about Phillip Rivers.

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:01:00 PM  

@ James Craven: Damn, you're good. And as you probably already know, there is a Nathan Brice on Facebook from Birmingham, Alabama.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:03:00 PM  

There's a major problem with CBS using a top bar for football: They have to cram the info to make it 4:3 title safe. CBS's NCAA basketball bar is awesome, and I hope they can find a graceful (re: less cheap) way to port it to the NFL next season.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:04:00 PM  

60 Minutes is on at 8:00 for tonight isn't it?

SSReporters said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

The march backward of the Bolts continues.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

S2N must have burst out laughing upon watching Rivers get body-slammed like that.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

@JFein: One and the same may I add.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:06:00 PM  

Apparently anytime the QB is sacked it should be unnecessary roughness according to the announcers.

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:06:00 PM  

JFein - that too.

I'm cackling like an old witch over here at the Douchebag.

JG- It took me that long? Damn, I'm off my game.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:06:00 PM  

Zidane, the NFL gives QBs so much protection that it's mind-boggling they didn't call the throwdown a personal foul.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:08:00 PM  

Douchenozzle = George Jones/Nathan Brice/Tristan Wright/WildWhatever.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:08:00 PM  

Down 11 and taking an intentional safety? Nantz and Simms can't possibly be serious, can they?

Anonymous said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:09:00 PM  

Nantz out-coaches Norv when he suggests the Chargers take the safety on 4th and 20 from their 1.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:09:00 PM  

My girlfriend made me turn to NBC for the Golden Globes and Tiki has been reduced to the red-carpet interview. I wish someone makes a Giant joke to him

Anonymous said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:09:00 PM  

@ anon 7:09 - the difference between 11 and 13 is still two scores. It gets them out of their end and can get some field position back if their D holds. No matter now though.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:10:00 PM  

Well, those 20,000 Ravens fans can start making plans for a trip to Pittsburgh next weekend.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:10:00 PM  

J Fein discloses his stalking skills tonight!!!

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:11:00 PM  

^
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Hey, Mal. Give the real credit where it's due.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:12:00 PM  

Looks like LaDamlian will be watching the rest of the playoffs on his Vizio...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:15:00 PM  

That Vincent Jackson touchdown suddenly seems like it happened ages ago.

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:15:00 PM  

Credit = Indictment?

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:15:00 PM  

Mal, who'd looked up the guy's name on Google?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:16:00 PM  

A very clever sack celebration cuz he just rowed down Rivers.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:18:00 PM  

Clever celebration = taunting = 15 yard penalty.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:19:00 PM  

Look JC and JFein, I'm not the judge or jury here - although one may eventually have to get involved.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:19:00 PM  

JC, you and I know Pittsburgh gets away with a lot of penalties--and gets a lot of phantom calls like that last PI. Not saying it's right, but they do.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:21:00 PM  

There has been a Chris Chambers sighting!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:22:00 PM  
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BWAlaska said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:24:00 PM  

Aren't you supposed to go for 2 to make it 10 point game?

What the hell does prolonging the game have to do?

bspn said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:24:00 PM  

What a weak roughing the passer call, just pathetic.

adam said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:24:00 PM  

Mal, I can't tell you if I'm kidding or not...or for that matter, so would JFein.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:24:00 PM  

I think they typically try to wait until they have to go for 2 to do that. It will take a primo on-side from Kah-Ding.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:25:00 PM  

"You for one here instead of two to stay in game." - Simms, showing complete idiocy, because 1 pt PAT
cuts lead to 11 (One TD one FG), whereas going for two and missing means two TDs needed.

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:27:00 PM  

Wow. Steelers channeling their inner Andy Reid.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:27:00 PM  

Numb-Nut Nathan is certainly annoying, but no worse than Swearing Man or the various anons whose subscription just ran out to their favorite porn site. Unless, of course, they are all one in the same.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:27:00 PM  

Which is why I tell 'em to "Stay Classy", Mal. Numbnuts Nathan is ten thousand times worse.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:29:00 PM  

Throwing long with 11 pt lead and 9:00 left in 4th ?
How very Andy Reid of you, Mike Tomlin

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:29:00 PM  

Keep tyhe damn ball on the ground and run the clock.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:30:00 PM  

This latest $5 footlong commercial=FAIL.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:30:00 PM  

jg - it's 28-17. 11 pt game. They need 1 TD (w 2pt conv) and FG.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:30:00 PM  

You know, Bruce Arians used to coach at Temple.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:31:00 PM  

The fact that I have a Facebook makes it easy and non-stalkerish for me to type in the name "Nathan Brice" and look at the various networks and find the one that matches.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:32:00 PM  

Nugg-nuts, Angry Whopper, $5 footlong, 3conomics - can't fast food guys get some decent commercials these days.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:32:00 PM  

Stay inbounds, damnit!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:32:00 PM  

JFein - just kidding, dude.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:33:00 PM  

Creepy Burger King > Angry Whopper.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:33:00 PM  

JCraven - agree - stay in bounds and agree on Creepy Burger King (that dude could play ball!)

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:35:00 PM  

And this game in now officially over as Alfalfa would say.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:36:00 PM  

It looks like we will be having a rematch of the Walt Coleman game in the AFC Championship game. Damn, the Steelers can't get away from rematches of games with controversial finishes.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:36:00 PM  

Nantz: The Charges have seen Big Ben all they want to. They've seen him 3 times. Twice with the Steelers and once in London...the REAL Big Ben.

Uggh. Rock, Chalk, Championship - not.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:36:00 PM  

BTW, Mal, you thinking Arby's?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:37:00 PM  

Third time theyve seen Big Ben this year. " - Nantz
"When was the third ?" - Simms
"In London" - Nantz

Will someone please throw Nantz into the confluence for that ?

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:38:00 PM  

@ Mal: Yeah, I know. I just wanted to clear further explain my stalkerish non-stalkerish behavior especially seeing as I left for 10 minutes, missed 2 TDs, and half the conversation was about me.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:38:00 PM  

You know what would be a riot? If Coleman was assigned the AFC Championship Game.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

Nantz was waiting all game for that Big Ben joke, wasn't he?

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

Arbys!!! They have a new Texas Toast Roast Beef sandwich that is pretty darn good.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

Too bad this isn't on Fox so we could see the clock counting down to the start of 24.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:40:00 PM  

And JFein pointed out that there's a five roast beef sammichs for $5.95 promo that Andy Reid might be interested in.

Chargers out to punt, sending up the white flag.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:41:00 PM  

Why is SD punting down 18 with 3:30 to go? Punting gives you zero chance. Who cares what the score is.

BWAlaska said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

There's been a Byron Leftowich sighting!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

Um...Nantz...that was a pretty damn good punt. At least give Scifres some credit.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

All of a sudden I'm really in the mood for Arby's...

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:43:00 PM  

JFein - Is a cowboy hat hovering over your head?

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:45:00 PM  

Well you've got less than fifteen minutes until 24 starts.

Great, still channeling that inner Andy Reid those Steelers.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:45:00 PM  

you guys are being traitors to the $5 footlong.

David said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:45:00 PM  

And JFein, is that your girlfriend dressed as an Arby's employee?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:46:00 PM  

Why are these guys not pounding the Steelers here at least a bit on clock management? They run out of bounds, they are throwing the ball up 18???? Is Tomlin trying to hit 60 points like Stoops in the Big XII championship game?

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:46:00 PM  

David, Chris Crocker just called.

She said "LEAVE THE FIVE DOLLAR FOOTLONG ALONE!"

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:47:00 PM  

Congratulations to Bill Simmons for going 0-4 this weekend. I myself went 1-3 (winning the Pittsburgh game).

Zidane Valor said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:47:00 PM  

Hmm...all this ad talk (that I started--I'll know better next time) has me startled. Ads, even ones that we hate, are still powerful. Dammit, human nature!

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:48:00 PM  

Hey S2N, how'd you do against the machine?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:48:00 PM  

@ Zidane - I was 2-2 (winning this game and taking the Cards and the points - never thought they'd win though).

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:48:00 PM  

And I guess we shouldn't be at all surprised that the 3 best defenses in the NFL are in the conference championship games?

I'm sticking with my Eagles-Ravens Super Bowl pick.

Actually, I wouldn't bet on that pick. I'm 0 for 4 this weekend. (Yes, I actually picked against my Eagles).

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  

Tomlin channeling his inner Norv in front of Norv. He'll lose it from what I've seen.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  

I wish that was my girlfriend....

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:50:00 PM  

One buttcheek = two feet?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:50:00 PM  

Well, a consolation prize touchdown for the Bolts...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:51:00 PM  

Onside kick, Steeler recovery, three knees in the Meadowlands position.

I see it coming now.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:53:00 PM  

Whoever at CBS sent Nantz and Simms to Pittsburgh saved them some travel costs.

And do any two announcers have such a lack of football knowledge ?

Sproles with the "make the final score look good TD"

jg said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:54:00 PM  

...Darren Sproles most likely signing with another team. That's quite the consolation.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:54:00 PM  

Oh the Sky Sports News music!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:55:00 PM  

JFein, SSR hopes it's Seattle.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:55:00 PM  

Offsides on the receiving team??? You don't see that everyday.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:56:00 PM  

@ James Craven: I think he's made that quite clear.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:58:00 PM  

I love the fake field booth shot. They always accidentally look down at the field, which, if it were real, would mean they're looking at the floor and a bunch of wires.

Deven said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:58:00 PM  

Good night, guys. Have a good week. See you on Championship Sunday.

Mal said...
Jan 11, 2009, 7:58:00 PM  

I'll be around next weekend if AA can't make it so we can move to my site.

Good night all.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 8:10:00 PM  

You are well aware that that pic is not James Harrison, but in fact James Farrior?

Not trying to be a smartass or anything, but I'm just a little confused.

Anonymous said...
Jan 11, 2009, 10:09:00 PM  

Change my 8:10 comment to I'll most likely be around if AA can't make it. I forgot that it's the first few weeks of a new semester at my college, which if it's anything like last semester, some unforseen problem that takes forever to fix can occur at any moment.

JFein said...
Jan 11, 2009, 10:56:00 PM  

Don't worry, JFein. Nobody cares. Get a life.

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Fan said...
Jan 11, 2009, 11:08:00 PM  

Whatever happened to Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario?

Just like you, sir...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 12, 2009, 4:30:00 AM  

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