Sunday, January 22, 2006

A Day of Whippin'


To anyone that saw my picks and immediately went against them both...you're quite welcome...

Pitt and Seattle both laid the smackdown early, so I don't have too much actual game commentary, as I wasn't even paying much attention by the 3rd quarter of each game. Here are a few things I did notice:

An early commercial informs us that Harrison Ford's Chrysler 300C can be seen in the movie, "Firewall." I believe his Han Solo vest can be found at "Out of the Closet..."

Why they get paid the big bucks: After Carolina threw a 50-ish yard touchdown pass, Troy Aikman gave this analysis, "That's the kind of play that the Seahawks did not want to give up." In the AFC game, Phil Simms opined that "Sometimes as a player, you gotta really pay attention to the rules." Thanks guys. I don't know what we, the viewers, would have done without you to guide us along the way...

By the way, how desperate to be on tv do you have to be to make a sign that says, "Coolest Broadcasters Simms & Nantz"???

If the most compelling storyline for Super Bowl 40 is that Jerome Bettis is from Detroit, we're in for a very long two weeks...

Speaking of Bettis, can we please stop all of this nonsense about Bettis being a future Hall of Famer? Bettis has had a very solid career, but to suggest that he's one of the elite running backs in NFL history is absurd. But, if Jerome is somehow given a bust in the hall in five years, how much do you think he'll weigh at the induction ceremony? I'm setting the over/under at 415 pounds...

On one play, Pittsburgh was called for pass interference when he hit Charlie Adams early. One of the linebackers (Foote?) was upset with the call so he threw his helmet, and was flagged for unsportmanlike conduct. Instead of enforcing both infractions, the refs ruled that with two penalties on the defense, one had to be declined, so only the pass interference flag would be enforced. That makes no sense at all. That means that theoretically, if a corner were to see that he'd been flagged for P.I., he could then lower his pants and urinate on the fallen receiver without it costing his team any yards. Good rule ya got there...

The way the Steelers were playing, it probably wouldn't have mattered anyway, but they caught a nice break on the reversal of Wee Willie Parker's fumble in the 1st quarter. That was a definite make-up call for the Polamalu call, and frankly I'm embarassed that I didn't consider that angle when I was making my picks...

If you happen to make a living as a female impersonator, the resurgence of Mariah Carey and the emergence of Carrie Underwood must feel like a gift from the big drag queen in the sky...

On the flip side, the web version of Candice Michelle's Go Daddy window washer and car wash commercial leave no doubt that she's all woman...

With the Seahawks' victory, the only remaining teams never to appear in a Super Bowl are: Arizona, Detroit, New Orleans, Cleveland, Houston, and Jacksonville. I have a feeling that when we're playing Super Bowl L, that list is going to look the same...

4 Comments:

At Mon Jan 23, 09:23:00 AM PST , Blogger asdf said...

Willy Parker's fumble wasn't a makeup call for the Troy int. Why would the refs pull off some bs like that after getting dogged all week about bad officiating. That was a close call that could have gone either way. I prob would have left it as a fumble, but I can see how he changed it too.

And if you don't think Bettis is a HOF RB you should start watching another sport. The man is top 5 of all time in yards. You don't do that on accident.

 
At Mon Jan 23, 09:37:00 AM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

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At Mon Jan 23, 09:38:00 AM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

I don't mistake longevity with greatness.

Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe are #6 and #7 all-time in passing. I would not put them in the Hall either.

 
At Tue Jan 24, 02:21:00 AM PST , Blogger slicnasty said...

to be fair, longevity is one part of greatness...it's just not the ONLY part.
good point on vinny and drew, insomniac...

i think bettis was very good, but not "great"...
when bettis was in his prime, he never led the league in rushing or TD's...the only thing he ever lead the league in was most cheeseburgers eaten.

if they ever open a section in Canton for the best FATASS running backs, then bettis would be a first ballot selection without a doubt!

 

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