I’m watching the game with my neighbor; he turns around, looks at me and says, “that Chanel No. 5 commercial really pissed me off. Who is Giselle to be going around kissing some guy that’s not Tom Brady?” I mean, I have to concur with him there, right? I mean I don’t need Gisele messing up any more of the mojo than she already has. The way I see it, she owes me at least 2 rings. Damned Yoko.
The Pats made pretty easy work of the Titans Sunday, and in one of the least likely things for me to say ever, I was rooting for the Steelers and they came through over the Broncos, securing the Pats a first round bye. I wonder if we’ll be seeing Peyton miraculously recover from his foot injury next week or if Denver is going to go with Osweiler the rest of the way. In an equally unlikely utterance, I actually found myself (lightly) cheering for the NYG when they tied Carolina up in the closing seconds yesterday…and then quickly change course when it became apparent that they haven’t become nearly as skilled at beating undefeated teams as I had given them credit for.
That said, just after New England skated by them on a last second field goal, they went on a two game skid, so I’m wondering if the same is in store for Carolina. The neighbor I mentioned above made the argument that he’d love to see the Panthers go undefeated to meet the Pats in the Super Bowl. Wouldn’t that be a karmic turn of events? Certainly an epic Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 50. Reigning Super Bowl Champion vs. undefeated challenger, the only such team since the current champion did it only to lose in the Super Bowl. The NFL would really be losing their minds, especially with “Deflategate” still hanging out there.
Patriots running back Joey Iosefa was recently playing in something called the FXFL – an experimental, short season football league I wrote a little about last year. I’ve actually been to their offices and met with their brass – for something completely unrelated to football. I wasn’t completely sold on their proof of concept, but in this case it worked out – he replaced IR invitee Legarrette Blount and rushed for 51 yards on 14 carries. Now, when I say New England made pretty easy work of the Titans, it doesn’t mean it was a good looking effort, but that there was never really any doubt. Donta Hightower and Danny Amendola appeared to reinjure themselves, and this time Patrick Chung went down as well. Talk about limping to the finish line.
With 2 more games to go before the playoffs and with a bye locked up, the Pats are in decent shape if they have to rest some guys for what would otherwise be a massive matchup next week against the Jets, who are playing for their playoff lives. A win pretty much locks up #1 for New England, but a win against Miami the week after pretty much does too…and a loss doesn’t really do anything to their position either.
With Festivus approaching, I just have to say I’ve got a lot of problems with you people. Have a fantastic holiday season. Air those grievances. Be good.