Monday, February 05, 2007

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM A MUDDLED BRAIN

My head being even less clear than usual, a couple very brief thoughts on yesterday's game (if you have to ask, "What game," I advise you to skip this post):

* What the hell was up with that pre-game show? Not that I have any objections to a bunch of motley-wearing acrobats tumbling around the gridiron with balloons or anything, but is it possible that the perfect antonym to "American Football" is "French Circus"?

* And to complete the "Mike Tiptoes Precariously Close To Accusations Of Neanderthalia" portion of this post, weren't there a lot of ads yesterday that hinged around, let's call it, "Lifestyle" or orientation? If 2000 was the Dot-Com Bowl, yesterday may have been the Gay Bowl.

And there really isn't anything wrong with that. I'm just saying. Come to think of it, if it pissed off large swaths of red state America, then I like it. More French circuses, more men sucking the opposite sides of a Snickers bar. More of Janet Jackson's floppy . . . hmmm, maybe not that far.

* Has a quarterback ever thrown a more comical collection of horrible passes than Rex Grossman did yesterday?

* Peyton got the monkey off his back. Good. Now can we hear nothing more about him until next fall? And come to think of it, not just the monkey. Let's hear nothing more about Peyton either.

* Dungy coached a helluva run this post-season. With all the excellent regular seasons he's already compliled, he really climbed in the rankings this year.

* Less than two months til opening day. And then the real season that matters is upon us. Ohhhhh, yeah.

18 Comments:

Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Grossman SUCKS.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

He wasn't good.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I was so disappointed by Grossman. The Bears' D played an immense game. Urlacher was everywhere and made fully half of the tackles so it seemed. He was on.

But Grossman? Zzzzz.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

One of his interceptions was like a punt. Incredible hang-time, it would've been a miracle if it wasn't picked off.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Steve H. said...

Everyone waited two weeks for that mess? Pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training is gonna be like the Second Coming by comparison.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

* Peyton got the monkey off his back. Good. Now can we hear nothing more about him until next fall?

Or even never?

My opinion of Manning runs along the lines of what you'll find over at KSK.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Steve - One pitcher soft-tossing to one catcher would be prettier than last night's game.

Dwilkers - Yeah, I actually like Peyton enough as a person, but until this year he never won anything, and I'm sick of hearing about how great he is.

Now we know he's great. Cool, now go away.

1:47 PM  
Blogger BaconEating AtheistJew said...

The smarter black coach won.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

The smarter white QB seems to have won, too.

Rex doesn't strike me as the brightest bulb.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Comandante AgĂ­ said...

I second your opinion on the pre-game show. Looked like a spectacle from the Olympics opening ceremony - definitely did not fit into an NFL presentation.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Man I'm glad I missed the pre-game show. A lot of people are complaining about it. Well that, plus complaining about Katie looking like she just rolled out of a laundry basket, etcetera.

Fortunately for me and folks around here I was grilling steaks and missed all that.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I'm glad I missed the pre-game show. A lot of people are complaining about it.

It's really hard to explain just how wrong it was. And, adding insult to injury, the cheerleaders had bicycle shorts under their motley skirts. If you're gonna Frenchify the Superbowl, shouldn't the level of undress of the performing girls be the place to start?

Am I wrong here?

complaining about Katie looking like she just rolled out of a laundry basket, etcetera.

Dude, you have no idea. Not only does she smirk/sneer like Buckshot Dick these days, but her hair looked like a cross between Phyllis Diller and Amber from Cheetah II after a roll in 3 customers' hay in one evening.

Hines Ward looked better than she did.

Fortunately for me and folks around here I was grilling steaks and missed all that.

Now that's what we're talking about! You're in Texas too, aren't you? This is the sort of thing that maintains my faith in us as a people.

But if anyone's steaks were more than medium rare, do me a favor & don't tell me.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Huh. I thought if you hovered your mouse over my name on the posts it showed my e-mail addy. Didn't it used to do that? Yeah, anyway I'm in Texas, which you'd know if blogger showed my addy (dwilkers@houston.rr.com).

Am I wrong here?

I don't think so, but the mileage may vary for others as I'm sure you can imagine.

You got a little con streak in you Mike, you just don't know it. Anyone bitching about the Super Bowl pre-game show being too ghey isn't all THAT far left.

If I were to go on here I'd get into my theory about how if you scratch a baseball fan hard enough you'll see a little con every time. So I won't.

Sunday is steak day here. I grill almost every week. Usually T-Bones, or ribeyes, but it depends on what I can get on sale (they need to have bones for the hound though)
- last Sunday was NY Strips (on sale at Randall's). I don't care if its pouring rain, I'll run out, toss 'em on, stand in the back door running back and forth. It was fairly nice here Sunday though.

But if anyone's steaks were more than medium rare, do me a favor & don't tell me.

Heh. OK.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I think I know you're from Houston because you're an Astros fan. I suppose there are 'Stros fans from outside Texas, but I don't know any.

You got a little con streak in you Mike, you just don't know it.

I resist labels. I'm "Uniquely Undescribeable."

Or something like that.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Thrillhous said...

I really loved how Grossman wasn't even able to handle the snap half the time.

Grossy was the last of Steve Spurrier's Florida golden boy QBs. He got farther than any of the others, but man did he stink it up on the largest stage.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Grossy was the last of Steve Spurrier's Florida golden boy QBs. He got farther than any of the others, but man did he stink it up on the largest stage.

Well, he learned from the master . . . as any Redskin fan knows.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Correction its;

wilkerson@houston.rr.com

Not that I think anyone really cares, but just in case.

And no, I don't know my own fookin phone number either. I never call myself so...

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Funny you say that. I used to be a friggin savant when it came to phone numbers: friends, girlfriends, family, work-related, etc.

But since I got a cellphone I know two: mine & my wife's, and I have to pause for a second to remember those.

10:52 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home