Monday, December 17, 2007

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 14











The Good: Jamal Fucking Lewis. Yes, that is his full name. I checked with county records down in Atlanta. The offensive line, one of the best in the league. Recognize! The Edwards/Winslow Show making some brilliant catches in the inclement weather. Phil nailing a 48-yarder. The snow! The wind! I haven't seen that many football flurries since Madden 2004!

The Bad: Ostensibly the weather, but that was fun! Just ask the Bills' long snapper!

The Ugly: The passing attack by both teams, especially that of Buffalo. Brownies, please stop making the endings so interesting. Me, after shoveling my driveway last night. It's amazing how a single hour of that can display the full flower of one's out-of-shapeness.

Up next: you don't play in Cleveland, you play in Cincinnati! It's very simple, gents. Win, and we're in.

17 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

I didn't get a chance to see the game, but the few clips I saw on the sports news cracked me up. I love watching those games where they have to battle the other team and mother nature, it was great! It reminded me of a few of the games our Bears played back in the 80's. My favorite Bears game was when it was so foggy they couldn't see 10 feet in front of them, it was great!

Randal Graves said...

Ah, the Fog Bowl between them and Philly. How Cunningham tossed for 400 yards remains one of the great mysteries of the universe! I think even the 1985 NFC championship had some snow. Not as much as here, but enough, and it was windy. I keep on remembering that Wilbur Marshall interception return for a TD. Of course it could've been Otis Wilson. Damn you, failing memory!

La Belette Rouge said...

165 rushing yards in a snow storm--quite impressive.
Just so you don't think I have totally lost my mind and partaken in the Kool-Aid---it is my husband that told me this fascinating bit of sports trivia.

pissed off patricia said...

I can't comment, I'm in mourning today. :( Damned Eagles! Damned out of tune Cowboys!

Randal Graves said...

LBR, One-hundred sixty SIX yards. Ahem. And it is fascinating, thanks for agreeing with us Cro-Magnons!

POP, awwww, and now little Tony Romo is hurt. That's what you get for wearing your baseball cap backwards all the time. And Charles Woodson is back. Just like the Pack! HA!

La Belette Rouge said...

Randal,
Your not going to let one itsy-bitsy yard slip, coming from me? I was sort of proud of myself that I had something slightly relevent to say in regards to a "Good, Bad and Ugly post. ;-)

Randal Graves said...

No, I suppose that, given with whom I am speaking, I should be thankful. It would be like me getting the first name of a designer wrong on one of your fashion posts, when you should just be happy I know who the hell you are talking about. Which I don't. ;-)

La Belette Rouge said...

As always, you got me LOL!!!
Feel free to mess up any designer name you like and I promise to always happily ignore the petit faux pas. ;-)

Candace said...

Rom-e-o's attention was apparently on Jessica Simpson last night (in her little pink No. 9 jersey - gak). The receivers didn't keep their eyes on the ball, either. Oh, the horror. I don't want to talk about it anymore.

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Football should ALWAYS be played in a snowstorm. It's more interesting that way.

Mary Ellen said...

Ok..I think the football field should be exposed to the elements and they should all have natural turf, not that fake shit. However...the stands should be covered...not enclosed or heated, just covered from rain and snow because on the field they can get warm from running and playing the game, sitting in one place in those plastic seats can turn you into an ice cube.

Randal Graves said...

LBR, I know Calvin Klein, and that's about it. ;-)

Candace, that's fine, because I do. MUAHAHAHAHA! Though it was strange, given that a lot of the camera operators are dudes, that they didn't show her more. NO one in the stands has ever been shown as much as Bubby Brister's parents were back in the 1989 Pittsburgh-Houston wild card game. The Oilers would breathe on him and there were the reactions of his parents.

SWB, I agree, but sadly, with Al Gore having given us global warming, such lovely blizzardry will occur with less regularity.

ME, oh, a woman after my own heart. I HATE domes and the fake crap, I don't care what euphemism you label it with, Field Turf, SuperGreenExtraSoftPlasticGrass, it's still fake. And I hear ya about the cold. Browns and Vikings in 1989 where we won on Mike Pagel's fake field goal in OT. The wind chill was near -20 I think. THAT sucked. The seats weren't covered in the old stadium. :)

TomCat said...

My Broncos were pathetic this year. :-(

b said...

Damn, I'm so happy to see the Browns winning! :) And yes, the weather made for a very interesting game. Go D.A.!!!! I also must say that I'm pretty damn pleased with my Chargers this week too!

Randal Graves said...

Tomcat, yes they were, and we thank you for that. :)

b, the Chargers have been playing exceptionally well of late, and that's why, despite all of my playoff joy, I fear that we're a one-and-done team since it looks like, if the seeds hold, we'll travel to San Diego. I wouldn't like our chances all that much unless Rivers plays like he did earlier this season.

Dr. Zombie said...

I'm trying not to get too excited, but the Kardiac Kids in the playoffs is looking more and more likely.

I got the goosebumps, over here!

Tell ya what, Randall... if we make it to the playoffs, I'll buy the first round!

Randal Graves said...

I keep on waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it hasn't. I'm not sure whether to be happy for once, or wait just a bit more for the giant Monty Python foot! And you got it, my friend!