AFC Wild Card Live-Blog: Colts @ Chargers, 1st Half

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Well, I was blatantly wrong in the early game. Let's see if I'm any better this time around.

LDT on the bike: pedalpedalpedalpedalpedalpedalpedal

Darren Sproles takes it out to the 22. LDT can make a cut, I guess. 13 yard gain to start. Two more for LDT, and a throw to Gates for six. 3rd and 2. Robert Mathis then nails Philip Rivers for the first sack, and it's three and out. Punt fair caught at the 9 yard line.

Manning to Harrison right off the bat for eight. Addai gets stuffed on his first carry. Another third down conversion for the Colts, as Manning hits the receiver. He throws it away on first down after Eric Weddle rushes him. Tony Ugoh gets flagged for five. Manning aims deep for Harrison, but it's getting called for PI on Quentin Jammer. First down. Addai gets two in SD territory.

You never want to hear the ref crew being the one that calls the most flags. EVER.

Manning misses Wayne, as the wideout looks the wrong way on the pass after getting Antonio Cromartie looking foolish. Reggie Wayne drops the third down pass, and the Colts will punt. Hunter Smith's kick goes into the end zone.

3rd and 10 after an incomplete pass and Darren Sproles getting nothing. Rivers' 3rd down pass to Gates winds up short of the first down. Scifres punts it 58 yards, with barely a return. Indy starts inside the 20 again.

LT (singing in his head): I love to ride my bicycle. I love to ride my bike. Biiii-cycle. Biiii-cycle. - Mal

Ha. Manning to Dallas Clark for three on a 1st and 15 after a false start. He hits Anthony Gonzalez for six at the 24.

"They also thought he knew the daily double at Del Mar." - Al, as Manning hits Wayne on the screen pass to the 33. Manning to Clark again for another first down. Peyton then goes back to Gonzalez for 36, as he weaves and bobs after the catch. "Looked like a video game," according to Al. Surprised he didn't crack a Madden joke. Gonzalez goes airborne and brings it down at the 3 yard line in double coverage.

Addai can't burrow in on first and goal. Addai on the inside handoff, and it's a TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Viniateri's kick is good, 7-0, Indy.

Sproles got wailed on at the 25. Rivers to Gates for 6, followed by a five yarder for ineligible downfield. Rivers is hit by Dwight Freeney as he throws to Sproles. 3rd and 9, Sproles gets 13 after the inside handoff and sneaks between the tackles.

"Final minute of the opening stanza." - Al. THIS IS NOT POETRY, THIS IS FOOTBALL.

Sproles gets a couple, but Rivers is incomplete on 3rd and 3. Fits and starts for the Bolts right now, and no passes to either Chris Chambers or Vincent Jackson. Indy gets backed up to its own 3 on the punt. End of the first.

Manning Family shot to start the second. (crosses off list). Short runs and a pass is stopped short of the first down by Antoine Cason. Colts punt out of their own end zone...and it'll get even tougher as Indy gets a delay of game call. Sproles takes the punt back to the 43 yard line of the Colts.

Did Dungy have a Norv face? - James Craven

No. Dungy's facial expression never changes. He's Art Shell, but, y'know, like, successful. (Well, Art Shell 1.0 did fine.)

Everytime they show the charger girls I wonder if the tires on my car are over-inflated. - Mal

Rivers hits Gates again for eight yeards after a rollout. LT gets three to the 33 yard line and a chain movement. Gates again, getting major yards after catch and nailing a first and goal at the 3 yard line. LT busts through an easy hole, TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. Nate Kaeding's kick is good, 7-7.

There are no Wendy's within 20 minutes of me. I am tired of seeing their ads now, with that in mind. If you need a diversion, here are the Charger Girls for your perusal.

s2n - "LT busts through an easy hole"???? I didn't know Lindsay Lohan was at the game. - Mal

1,000 cocktails, sir. Colts start at their own 33, and Gonzalez lays out for a very nice catch for 21 yards on first down. Addai, nothing doing on 1st down, but gets nine yards on a pass from Peyton on the next play. End around to Clark for the first down -- AWESOME PLAY CALL. You never run that to the TE, ever. Unless when your DE is Clark; maybe Jason Witten could do that. Gates could do that too. Manning throws it away, sensing a defender coming.

"When you brush away the hair, you know it's not the way it's supposed to be." - John, as if you can get anything nice with helmet hair. 3rd and 10 pass to Clark is short by five yards, Viniateri comes on for a 40+ yard FG try. Up and good, 10-7, Colts.

"[Manning] will get a Vitalis ad out of this." - Al on Peyton Samson's hairdo (via James Craven)

Darren Sproles gets up-ended on the return after bringing it out to the 32. Dwight Freeney violates Rivers' back side for a sack on 2nd down. (MORE, MORE, MORE, COLTS. Hit him in his punk face.) Rivers throws his first non-Gates completion to Sproles, but it's 4th and 11.

MIKE SCIFRES JUST BOOTED ONE 67. Holy shit, that's impressive. Colts start on the 7. 3 for Dominic Rhodes. Wayne bobbles one and doesn't come down with it until he's out of bounds, but Tony Dungy is challenging. This is not gonna be overturned.

Norv just gave a "whew" face after that call stood. 3rd down and some audiblizing on both sides results in a checkdown play, picked up by linebacker Stephen Cooper. Hunter Smith will punt from his end zone again. The punt bounces back to the Indy 45. Sproles rushes for 11 up to the 34. Rivers throws a rope to the sideline, which Chris Chambers reels in and is called a catch. Looked kind of OB to me.

S2N letting out his Bronco fandom with the Rivers hatred - JG

Naturally. Rivers snaps one over the 10 to Chambers for a first and goal. Handoff to Sproles, has a guy grabbing at his leg, and gets right into the end zone! Kaeding's kick is good, 14-10, Chargers.

Sproles made the "money" gesture with his fingers, too. Kickoff, bringing it back out, and there's a FUMBLE!!!! Chargers recover! Wait --- they ruled him down, but this can be reviewed, and SD called a time out.

Ooh, I thought that was a fumble, guys....I don't know about that. Manning nearly picked off by Eric Weddle. Rush to Addai. Bolts' timeout. Addai picks up the first down. Incomplete for Gonzalez at midfield. Addai ends the half with a rush. 14-10, Chargers.

87 Comments:

Did Al just say that Andrea has been all over LT's groin?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:08:00 PM  

Last thing to occur in 3D in a Super Bowl? Do the magic words "Elbert 'Ickey' Woods" ring a bell?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:09:00 PM  

@ Mal, I thought I heard that too.


I'd figure she'd be all over Tom Brady's groin (heyyyyoooo).

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:11:00 PM  

Power-I formation on the second play from scrimmage by The Bolts? Tom Osbourne's happy.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:11:00 PM  

Ladies and gentlemen, the comedy sylings of SSReporters opening next week at Shecky's Chuckle Hut!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:12:00 PM  

Looks like Mort was wrong again. "Detached tendon"?? I dont think so.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Sloth's gonna hear it for not saying The Ohio State University.

Jan 3, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Everyone - including Mort - was wrong about detatched tendons in the groin.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:15:00 PM  

Anyone wanna go out and get those 3-D glasses?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:18:00 PM  

We need a Manning/Norv face!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:19:00 PM  

I don't wanna see any lizards in 3-D: Sobe Lizards, Dusty Baker, Seal, no one.

Jan 3, 2009, 8:20:00 PM  

Madden: "A perfect throw". If Wayne were a half foot taller maybe.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:20:00 PM  

Throw out a SCTV Dr. Blood's House of Blood 3D refernce anyone?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:21:00 PM  

I just want to see "Chuck" the next day in 3-D. Yvonne Strahovski has a couple of D's that will be nice in 3D.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:21:00 PM  

O/U on Manning knob slobs is set at 20.

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:21:00 PM  

A whole new meaning to "the Golden Globes", Mal?

Hi-yooooooooo!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:22:00 PM  

JC - It's Dr. Tongue's 3D House of...Stewardesses or Pancakes or...

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:22:00 PM  

LT: Pedalpedalpedal...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:24:00 PM  

LT (singing in his head): I love to ride my bicycle. I love to ride my bike. Biiii-cycle. Biiii-cycle.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:25:00 PM  

Adam Sandler produced movies are getting weirder and weirder...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:26:00 PM  

On the National Broadcasting Company. Nice to know who signs your paychecks, Alfalfa.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:27:00 PM  

stay classy stay classy stay classy stay classy stay classy stay classy

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:28:00 PM  

Hoya Paranoya Will DestroyaGate, brought to you by Bill Belecheck.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:28:00 PM  

Al makes a horse betting reference. Here we go.

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:28:00 PM  

Al: "They also thought he knew the winner of the daily double at Del Mar".

Apparently Al didn't have that ticket.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:29:00 PM  

Alfalfa: "Also thought [Rivera] knew the Daily Double at Del Mar..."

One problem, though...they're closed at Del Mar for the winter.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:30:00 PM  

Who wants to see the replay in 3-D right into thine den?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:32:00 PM  

I WANT TO KILL MYSELF!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:33:00 PM  

LT is fast...very fast...and still riding his bicycle.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:33:00 PM  

"If you put (Williams) in the end zone, you're going to score a touchdown"

John steal Al's bottle?

J said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:34:00 PM  

The Biggest Loser. The Detroit Lions Edition.

Sorry, RJBO. I went there.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:35:00 PM  

Will we see Clarence Clemmons' left breast during half time at the super bowl?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:35:00 PM  

"Addai can't burrow in on first and goal."

Yeah, S2N, you got BURNED!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:37:00 PM  

JC and RJBO - if you can make a professional football team into a perennial laughing stock, get fired in the middle of the worst season any team has ever had and still and a prominent gig as an analyst - then you can't be all bad.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:38:00 PM  

Sorry, Mal. The 2008 Lions' season is pure comedy platinum to everyone.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:39:00 PM  

07 wasn't bad for comedy either with the coach going through a drive thru naked.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:40:00 PM  

And LT wll now get on his bicycle and run the Tou de France with lance Amstrong.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:42:00 PM  

And the QB - Heil Kitna! - turned that into a bad Halloween costume withhis wife.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:43:00 PM  

The bad sitcom that was the Detroit Lions had one episode in the 08 season where Tatum Bell stole Rudi Johnson's luggage. I think that episode aired during sweeps week.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:46:00 PM  

We need Norv face!

SSReporters said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:46:00 PM  

Mal, you had to make that reference on wht will be five years to the exact day of Nipplegate?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:46:00 PM  

Remember, the yellow line's unofficial...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

Nipplegate...what time are the golden globes again?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

Did Dungy have a Norv face?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:49:00 PM  

Charger Girl shots >> Band shots

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:49:00 PM  

Next Sunday at 8 PM ET/PT...

And it looks like Oobi was paid in those GEICO ads. You know, the ad agency that does those ads must've picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:50:00 PM  

jg - agreed. everytime they show the charger girls I wonder if the tires on my car are over-inflated.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:51:00 PM  

Save the band shot comments for next week...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:51:00 PM  

Any time cheerleaders are mentioned in the NFL, you wonder if they have the Golden Globes if you know what i mean...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:53:00 PM  

Did Madden just say the colts have played a lot of "cover 6"? Is there such a thing?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:54:00 PM  

Bicycle, bicycle!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:54:00 PM  

Maybe Tomlinson and Gates should be "injured" every week

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:55:00 PM  

s2n - "LT busts through an easy hole"???? I didn't know Lindsay Lohan was at the game.

Rimshot, please, RBJO.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:56:00 PM  

that guy in the middle of the Wendy's ad got his hair cut at the Moe Howard Academy of Barbershops.

And what's Babaganoosh? Some contesai on MXC IIRC.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:57:00 PM  

Another +1 to Mal for the LiLo joke!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:58:00 PM  

Sweet...the usually unflappable SNF production crew almost missed that TD. They rushed through a bunch of cutaways and flipped to the field shot just a fraction of a second before LT ran it in. That would have been embarrassing.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 8:59:00 PM  

Al: Dungy is used to his team getting out of the gate like a racehorse running the first quarter mile in 20 flat.

He must have lost his a$$ at the OTB today.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:00:00 PM  

Pretty fast first half we have here...

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:00:00 PM  

Alfalfa didn't have the trifecta at Philadelphia Park, either Mal!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:01:00 PM  

Al: When's the last time Peyton got a haircut?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:01:00 PM  

2001.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:02:00 PM  

Dallas Clark takes a lap around the Charger Girls

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:03:00 PM  

FUCK DICK!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:03:00 PM  

I thought it was Polamalu playing QB for Indy.

Al: Peyton will get a vitalis ad out of this.

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:04:00 PM  

"[Manning] will get a Vitalis ad out of this." - Alfalfa on Peyton Samson's hairdo.

You sure it's not "The Dry Look"?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:04:00 PM  

Well, Anon 9:03 PM, STAY CLASSY!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:05:00 PM  

Anon 8:59

Maybe theyre using FOX's BCS crew

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:05:00 PM  

And jg earns a +1!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:06:00 PM  

What was that? Knight Rider v. Transformers?

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:07:00 PM  

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, indeed!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:08:00 PM  

"A thousand cocktails."

For everyone, S2N?

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:10:00 PM  

shut the fuck up james and chomp a cock.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:10:00 PM  

Anon 9:10 make like that Mike Whatshisface and head under the bridge you troll and wait for the Three Billy Goats gruff.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:12:00 PM  

A six hour pre-game show?

Keith and Dan wil be working real overtime!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:13:00 PM  

S2N letting out his Bronco fandom with the Rivers hatred

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:15:00 PM  

Well, nothing like ambient sound in the background...dropping an F bomb!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:15:00 PM  

Dungy channeling his inner Norv in front of Norv.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:16:00 PM  

And Norv gets the last laugh.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:18:00 PM  

Time has come today!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:20:00 PM  

"Jason Hester" - John

jg said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:27:00 PM  

Bill Raftery would say: "dagger".

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:31:00 PM  

Madden: "I remember the old days when a fumble was a fumble."

Mal said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:33:00 PM  

I'm sure the 6 hour pregame show will be 2 hrs of Super Bowl Specials and 4 hrs of actual pre game hype.

Or maybe it's a 6 hr pledge drive for NBC, who knows.

stephen said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:35:00 PM  

lol at S2N calling halftime about 4 plays too early. he miscounted the Norv idiot factor of calling pointless timeouts.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

according to Bob Costas "The force is with Steve Spock!" What?

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:48:00 PM  

Yeah if Coastas wanted the pun he should've said "Steven Spach with the catch as he hopes the Cardinals will 'live long and prosper'."

Ghost. said...
Jan 3, 2009, 9:49:00 PM  

Over or under 3 times, that we are going to have to hear that Donovan McNabb didn't know about overtime in the next minute.

bspn said...
Jan 3, 2009, 11:11:00 PM  

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