I didn't get much sleep after games 9 and 10 of the NFL post season played out
Sunday afternoon and evening, Game 11 to be played on Feb 5th in Indianapolis
You will have to excuse us....
Oldharry and Shorty (the new stainless steel leg is working well Kevin thanks)
tried to make some order of our random observations on the games but it looks more like a jumble of disconnected
babble. More coffee please and a turbo shot with that!
The Ravens rode QB Joe Flacco 316yds 2TD's to a
23-20 loss to a defensively tough and opportunistic if not lucky Patriots team.
who knew? Myra H Kraft maybe???
The Pats coaching staff decided to put there efforts into stopping Ray Rice, 22 carries for 67 yds and let Flacco beat them,
Joe almost did.
Tom Brady summed up his personal performance like this" I sucked out there, but our team played tough, our
defense played great and this is a team game."
Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis 15 carries for 68 yds and a TD, out gained Rice.
Tom Brady stuck his face into the end zone on a 4th and a foot for the go ahead and as it worked out, the wining TD.
So lets get this Bizaro straight...Ravens 2 passing TD's, Patriots no passing TD's
Patriots 2 rushing TD's, Ravens no rushing TD's
Ravens 1 sack, Patriots 3 sacks, Ravens 2 ints, Patriots 1 int.
Patriots 3 for 3 FG's Ravens 2 for 3 FG's
After Patriots top corner and the NFL's interception leader Kyle Arrington left the game with an eye injury,
the makeshift secondary was put into the hands of......
Sterling Moore ( let go from the Raiders practice squad in September)
Anquar Molden winner of the (play in the Patriots defensive back field contest),
and Julian Edelman... back up slot receiver, punt returner and gunner on the kickoff teams
how do they
match up with
Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham?
that's a question to ponder for the next 13 days.
I've chosen not to mention a certain placekicker's name here although it seems he had at least a minor role in the Ravens
earlier than expected vacation. A read disappointing ending to a season that started with such promise and a sweep of the
rival Steelers. The Ravens deserved better but sometimes the ball doesn't go where you want it to and if you're playing in
the final eleven games of the NFL season it ends suddenly. only one team can take home the Lombardi...the other 31 just go home.
San Francisco suffered an overtime loss to the Giants, some say because Ted Ginn was sidelined and a guy named
Kyle was returning kicks. The Forty Niners banged and popped Eli thru out the game but Eli took them all and though
I hate to admit it, Eli showed that he is an upper level QB and tough as nails.
The Forty Niners have a legit defense but they could use some receivers to help out Vernon Davis, the guys a monster
but with few other options for Alex Smith to get the ball to. the Giants were able to limit Davis to just 3 catches,
he made the most out of them 112 yds and a pair of TD's
like the Ravens, San Francisco deserved a better fate....maybe next year. It would work out in their favor because the NFC
participant in the past 5 SB's came from the NFC division that drew the AFC East as it's non conference opponents. This
season that division was the NFC East....home of the Giants, Next season it's the NFC West.
The NFL has gotten it's way with the rematch in Indianapolis, Neither the NFL front office nor NBC can hide their
glee over the matchup.........Las Vegas has made the Patriots the early 3 point favorite.
Why they are favored I don't know. Vegas knows how to spur the bettors and the early fast money is on the Giants.
The Giants beat the Falcons, Packers and San Fran to get to the SB, the Patriots road was slightly easier with the
Broncos and Ravens visiting Foxboro.
The Giants have won 5 in a row, all elimination games, the Patriots have won 10 straight, out scoring their opponents 359-188
in that streak. The Patriots last loss was to the Giants back on November 6th the score 24-20.
That game was scorless at half time and the Patriots out gained the Giants by a hundred yards on the day but four Patriot turnovers,
a missed FG and an impressive forth qtr TD drive by Eli gave the Giants the win.
I'm not ready to make my prediction on the Super Bowl, but as a notorious homer I bet you can guess what it will be............
may I suggest..
take the over!
Let's get off the fuck Billy Cundiff bandwagon. Sure he missed a field goal to TIE the game. It was Lee Evans who cost the Ravens a chance for the Super Bowl when he caught a pass in the end zone just to have it knocked out of his hands. Did anyone remember that?? It happened 22 seconds before the missed field goal to TIE the game where Evans catch would have WON the game.
Well, it looks like the Patriots and Giants are headed for a rematch of Super Bowl XLII after each of them outlasted their opponents and enjoyed the benefits of ill-timed fuck-ups by a kicker and a punt returner when the game was on the line.
First, the Patriots took down the Ravens after Billy Cundiff pulled a shankopottamus and forgot how to kick a 31 yard field goal. It's really a shame to the other 52 players on that team who worked their asses off to get to the Super Bowl to have their season destroyed by the kicker. But, kickers are a part of the game, and for every shank that blows it for one team, another kicker makes a kick to win it for another team...so in the end, it evens out.
Still sucks for the Ravens though.
In the NFC the Giants and 49ers played on hell of a football game, and it was so exciting that it even gave us an overtime period to enjoy more of the madness. But, unfortunately for the 49ers, the chips ended up falling the Giants' way after their punt returner (I don't remember his name and I'm too lazy to look it up) decided to muff two punts that cost his team 10 points...3 of which ended up being the game winning field goal in overtime by Lawrence Tynes. (Interesting fact: Tynes is 2-2 in OT FG's in the NFC Championship Game on the road. He made the previous one in 2007 at Lambeau field that put the Giants in the Super Bowl against...you guessed it -- the Patriots.)
But anyway, back to the punt returner. Since I'm too lazy to look up his name, let's call him Goat. I feel really bad for Goat. He isn't the 49ers' normal punt returner, yet he was asked to return kicks in the biggest game of the season, and unfortunately for him he wasn't able to do the job. Goat just picked a bad day to have a bad game. Goat blew the biggest punt return of his career simply because he tried to carry the football like it was a loaf of bread. Goat will probably be run out of town for his transgression, because that's the nature of the beast.
I feel bad for the other 52 players on the 49ers who were fucked out of their shot at the Super Bowl because Goat doesn't know how to field a punt.
So, now we have a rematch of Giants/Patriots. I'm sure that we'll hear recap after recap of the first meeting between these two teams, even though neither team is really the same. I mean, come on...the Patriots don't even film their opponents anymore...they're totally different now. (ba dum tish).
I'm sure we'll have plenty to say about the Super Bowl over the next week, so I'm going to hold off on any predictions. I'm not going to talk about the Pro Bowl though, other than to say that I won't be watching it. Wake me up when it's a real football game again, and I might pay attention. Until then...the Pro Bowl is dead to me.
Speaking of things that are dead...how about ol' Joe Pa kicking the bucket this weekend? I know a lot of people won't like hearing this, but I'm glad the fucker is gone. Karma's a bitch, and it looks like she's starting her pay back a little earlier than expected. Now if we can just get that report that Sandusky has kicked the bucket, and then hopefully those innocent victims will finally have a little closure so they can try to rebuild their lives.
I'm sure we'll see non-stop ESPN specials on Joe Pa's life and his legacy, and we'll see a bunch of people crying and giving all this "he was the greatest ever and we'll miss him so much" bull shit, but you won't hear any of that crybaby shit from me. I just can't show any remorse for someone who harbored a child molester...it goes against the very fabric of my being. So, as far as I'm concerned, the fucker got what he deserved.
Well, that's all I really have right now so I'm going to call it a night. Congrats to the Patriots and the Giants, and my sincere condolences to Felber and B.O.B. -- I'm sorry that your teams had to go out the way they did.
Alright, that's it for me...I'm out. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Until next Monday...
So, Friday night I wrote about being in a SLUMP...Well thankfully this weekend brought plenty to write about...Starting with the Patriots moving onto the "Super Bowl" after beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-20...It was a pretty good game, but it was clear that Tom Brady didn't look right/comfortable all day...And as for Joe Flacco, he didn't look awful, and I'd like to see him tell Ed Reed to shut the fuck up, and don't bite on the play-action...If Ed Reed watched some tape, he'd see that Flacco's shitty receivers hardly ever get separation from the coverage...I'm so happy the Ravens lost!
They had their chances...But the Patriots defense, which has had people shit on them all year, knuckled up at times...And then with 15 seconds left, the Ravens trot out their kicker Billy Cundiff to tie it up...Poor bastard went all Scott Norwood! And after the game, he gave Patriots fan a high-five!
Then there was the 49ers and Giants...Two teams playing really good defense...Two offenses who grind it out...These two teams went at it back and forth and punch for punch...So much so, they had to take it to overtime...And as the Patriots can thank Billy Cundiff, the Giants can thank San Fran return man Kyle Williams, who was a fumble machine, setting up the Giants game winning field goal...
Now we have two weeks of over-hyping the "Super Bowl"...And my wife, born in Boston, will actually be watching the game.......For the commercials!
-The other BIG story in the sports world...Joe Paterno died early Sunday morning...When I saw that he was near death Saturday night, I won't lie...I had spent the entire day in bed sleeping, or on the crapper with the green apple splatters...The Flu had struck me at 2:00AM and was kicking my ass...But the news of Paterno's failing health brought a smile to my face...The only thing that would have been better is if they would have found him dead, with Jerry Sandusky's cock in his mouth, and a shotgun in Sandusky's mouth...Yeah, let that visual soak in for a minute....Fucking scumbags!
Of course Twitter was buzzing when the word came down that Paterno died...And Opie from the O&A Show never fails to smack people in the face with a solid dose of honesty, tweeting this...
"What an insult! Penn State having a MOMENT OF SILENCE for Joe Paterno. That's what got him in trouble in the first place!"
After taking some shit from some dolts, he came back with this...
"So strange how many people are sticking up for Joe Paterno seeing how Joe didn't stick up for innocent children. #GetHelp"
After more bullshit from dolts he said this...
"Maybe the haters are right saying it's too soon for Joe Paterno jokes. I guess I'll be like Joe Pa and wait 10 years. #ZingZangZoom"
I'm all in with Opie...These people trying to blow off the evil shit that went on at Penn State, while Paterno was suppose to be the all knowing, all powerful, perfect example of class and ethics, are fucking insane...The man deserves no moment of silence, no honor, no tribute of any kind...He let the worst type of predator run lose for more then decade, and he let him use Penn State University to help catch his victims...When Sandusky finally does die, Paterno will be waiting for him in hell!
-As I said, after dealing with two sick kids last week, it finally struck me...The wife kept the kids out of my hair, and besides crapping and sleeping, I watched the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins in overtime Saturday...It was everything that is great about hockey...Hard-nosed play...Both teams blocking shots, killing penalties, skating hard, hitting hard, and taking desperation shots to win it in OT...I know I speaking to a minority, but people, forget about that basketball garbage...Check out some hockey, it'll be good for ya!
-Friday night before I got sick, the wife and I had some quality time...A few minutes afterwards, she burped and said, "My burp tastes like your cum." That has nothing to do with anything, but I just thought I'd embarrass the Mrs...Maybe that explains why she had a minor case of the splatters Sunday!
-Sunday afternoon I was doing somewhat better, so I shoveled the driveway...Yes, it snowed Friday night, and the local news stations acted like this was some shocking, event...It's January in Cleveland, can we stop getting so worked up when it snows!
So after the shoveling, I took the Little Beeze sledding...there's a great hill near our house, just don't go there late at night, because some queen will be looking to pick you up for a rear-end fondue!
It was like a Norman Rockwell Winter scene...Well, a Rockwell scene with blood, tears, and compound fractures...Kids just flying down the hill, wiping other kids out...Some ass-hat adult wiped out Little Beeze and four other kids...I ran down to check on him, and the guy was handing him his sled, and the douche said, "He got drilled pretty good." I said, "No, shit asshole, you drilled him!" He asked if there was a problem, and I said, "No, just show me your kid, And I'll spend the rest of the day aiming for him!" He walked away, and I didn't see him again...
The boy loves when get geared up for a fight...Then he took his energy back on the hill...He wasted a couple of teen age girls, as he clipped on in the back of the legs and flipped her, he ran over her friends head...Bitch shouldn't have been laying there!
Another successful run!
And here he is getting ready to for another one!
It was a blast, and he can't wait to go again...
That's it for now...Have a week...
Later, The Beeze.
To four teams, the beacon is there just beyond the horizon. The ultimate goal of getting to Lucas Oil Stadium in the first Sunday in February is within grasp. The conference championships bring four teams that have won 13 of the 45 Super Bowls played to date and 5 in the last 12 years. The 49ers have the longest drought, having been 16 years without and their opponent the Giants most recent Super Bowl winner. The conference champions will get hardware The Halas trophy for the NFC champions and the Hunt Trophy for the AFC winners, but you can be sure that to a man that is not a trophy that they want to hold for long. The winners get a shot at that awe-inspring Tiffany silver football. This is the conference championships the winners head to the Super Bowl. Updated odds are provided by bodog.net for comparison and entertainment purposes only. If you get took, don’t ask me for a ride to Indy because you spent your gas money on the lines and got hosed.
Sunday January 22
American Football Conference Championship
#2 Baltimore Ravens (13-4) AFC North Champ @ #1 Patriots (14-3) AFC East Champ
Gillette Stadium; Foxboro, MA 3:00 (CBS)
Favorite Patriots by 7½
Last Week Ravens beat Texans 20-13, Patriots beat Broncos 45-10
Last Playoff Meeting Ravens beat Patriots 33-14 in 2009 AFC Divisional Round in only postseason meeting
Fast Facts BAL: Ravens only allow 16.6 points and 288.9 yards a game both 3rd ranked in the NFL. NE: TE Rob Gronkowski set TE records with 1327 receiving yards and 17 TD’s
The Ravens won a rugged contest with the tougher than advertised Texans and move on to face an even tougher adversary. The Patriots thrashed the media darling Tebow-led Broncos without breaking a sweat and QB Tom Brady has been playing with the “Ya’ll must’ve forgot ‘bout me” mentality in throwing a record tying six TD passes in the rout. It comes down to the Pats high powered offense against the Ravens aging but still talented and hardhitting defense. Defensive stalwart may have ruffled the pride of his own QB Joe Flacco woth comments earlier in the week which may portent a dissension on both sides of the ball. Brady has a pair of solid TE’s to work with and a bevy of veteran WR’s at his disposal. Look for him to spread the ball around and keep the Ravens defense guessing. The Pats defense while much maligned needs only to keep Ray Rice from having a big day and force Flacco to beat them something I don’t think that they will do. The Ravens jumped on the Pats fast in their first playoff meeting. I don’t see that happening.
National Football Conference Championship
#4 Giants (11-7) NFC East Champ @ #2 49ers (14-3) NFC West Champ
Candlestick Park, San Francisco 6:30 (FOX)
Favorite 49ers by 3
Last Week Giants beat Packers 37-20, 49ers beat Saints 36-32
Last Playoff Meeting 49ers defeated Giants 39-38 in 2002 Wild Card Round (8th overall playoff meeting 49ers lead the postseason series 4-3)
Fast Facts: NY: First playoff team to start as a wild card and win more than one playoff game by double digit. SF: Lead the NFL with 77.3 rushing yards per game allowed and 38 takeaways
The fact is neither one of these teams were expected to be here at season’s start or the start of the playoffs for that matter. The Niners used a late drive engineered by Alex Smith echoing Montana and Young to stun the Saints. The G-Men woke up echoes of an equally stunning upset to knock off the heretofore invincible Pack at Lambeau. I still have a hard time believing that the Giants running game can do what it did the last two games against the rugged Niners defense. Yes, Drew Brees did throw for better than 450 yards against them but the defense also forced multiple turnovers. I don’t think that Alex Smith will have the type a game that he did against the Saints but he will play a solid low mistake game, and Frank Gore is way overdue for a breakout game. The Giants have been playing with house money for a while and I think the road woes will catch up with them. The Niners will head to Indy looking for an unprecedented 7th Super Bowl title after winning the NFC title in a tight taut thriller.
Last Week: 2-2