Showing posts with label Eagles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eagles. Show all posts

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Case of the Mondays

Well, well, well... that was HIGHLY unexpected this weekend.  I'm speaking of the NFL playoffs, of course!

- The Seahawks get it done.  Anybody remember what I wrote on Friday?  Here's a refresher:

Dear Seattle Seahawks (and by extension, the NFC West),

Thank you for being SO bad that you have the media and the public questioning the NFL's beautiful playoff system.  7-9 and in the playoffs while the 10-6 Giants and Bucs sit at home watching the playoffs on their gold-plated flat screens?  That's just embarrassing!  Pete Carroll should hold a press conference after getting stomped at home by the Saints and mention the words "outlier" and "underachievers" multiple times.  Come to think of it, your team may not have "underachieved," your division is just THAT BAD.

Disgusted,
Tony B.


Yeah.  I'm a moron.  Or am I?  I'm not sure anyone besides the residents of Seattle thought the Seahawks could get it done (most of them were doubtful as well.)   Also, no one could have predicted that Marshawn Lynch would actually live up to his potential.  It's amazing- the guy is pretty damn good when he's focused and tries.  Here's the best video I've seen of his savage run:



I'll save any further disparaging Seahawk comments until I'm certain that the Bears have beaten them this Sunday... why do I now have a bad feeling about this game?

- Peyton Manning has a 9-10 playoff mark?  It makes me feel that much worse that the Bears gave him his only Super Bowl ring (that game was winnable if the Sex Cannon wouldn't have kept falling over for no reason.)  Anyway, the Jets win and Rex Ryan moves on.  I really don't like the Jets, but I didn't have any money on the game nor any real rooting interest.  I guess the good thing is that we get to see Jets/Pats this weekend.  That should be quite the interesting game- keep your shoes on, Tom Brady!

- Chiefs/Ravens - I expected the Ravens to win.  They did.  It was boring.  Jamal Charles was MISUSED worse than any running back in the history of the league.  Charlie Weiss was too greedy and paid for it.  He was as hungry for passing yards as he normally is for greasy hamburgers.  How'd that work out for ya, hoss? I had the game on but was in and out of the room doing laundry and cleaning the bathroom because this game was so uninteresting. 

- The Packers move on.  I was in one sickeningly odd position for this game.  During the onset of the game, I was cheering for the Packers because I felt like the Bears facing the Seahawks would be beneficial (and I still feel that way- mostly.)  However, the Eagles looked so ordinary during the game that I started to believe that the Bears could take them to the woodshed and I started cheering for the Eagles to come back and win.  Obviously, they didn't so the Bears will now play the Seahawks.  This sets up SO NICELY for a Packers/Bears NFC Championship game.  I'm not sure if this has ever happened before, but I'M IN on this.  I don't care how scary the Packers are, this would be such a fun rivalry game that I want it to happen.  On Saturday, I will be cheering for the Packers to get it done (the fact that the game would be in Chicago makes it a much easier decision.) 

Fun fact: During the 2006-2007 season when the Bears went to the Super Bowl they hosted the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field and beat them 28-24. 

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I don't have much of a rooting interest for tonight's BCS Championship game, but I suppose I'll support the West Coast team.  Go Ducks if for no other reason than beating Cam Newton and the rest of the SEC. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fantasy Football Champion

My bunch of rag-tag grinders actually WON the fantasy football championship this week.  True, I ended up starting Rex Grossman this week (over Tim Tebow, which was a mistake) but it was enough to win by 14 points.  Matt Forte and the Pats D were the two biggest factors in my victory. 

Going into Tuesday night I was up 17 and my opponent (Clarkster's brother) had the Eagles D.  I was a bit worried because I figured that the Eagles would win and that the Vikings would have a hard time doing anything (see last week vs. the Bears.)  However, my fears were unfounded as Joe Webb and the Vikings D came up huge.  Not only did they help me out to bring a fantasy football championship home, their victory also allows the Bears a guaranteed first round bye in the playoffs.  Talk about your 1-2 punch of bliss!  It was a good night! 

That's about it.  My break from work is going quite well.  I'm working out every day and getting things done.  Yesterday, Mrs. B. and I brought our cats to the vet for their shots- how exciting!  As you can tell, things are going well...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

NFL Playoff Predictions: Wild Card Weekend

The NFL is a strange game. As soon as you think you've figured it out, weird upsets will happen or teams will tank games to rest players and everything gets thrown out the window. This week, 3 of the 4 games are re-matches from last week. Yet, I'm not sure how much those games mattered in the grand scheme of the playoff picture. Here's how I see it breaking down:

Saturday-

NY Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals - In an odd scheduling move, the NFL is making the first playoff game a rematch of the last regular season game. In addition, I don't understand why you wouldn't play both AFC games on one day (Saturday, for example) and both NFC games on the other (Sunday, in this scenario.) Then neither team would have an extra day of rest for their game the following week. Anyway, I'm not exactly sure how to go with this game. The Jets defense is obviously very good, and they demolished the Bengals on Sunday night. However, the Bengals definitely gave up on that game very early on (maybe as early as Chad Ochocinco hurting himself in warm-ups) and I can't imagine that will happen again. Also, Cedric Benson didn't play which drastically changes the Bengals' offense (yes, that sentence hurt to type as a Bears fan.) After doing diligent research (pause... NOT) I'm going with the Jets in a closer game- Jets 23, Bengals 20.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys - Another match-up from last week, though this is the one that I look at to go differently. True, the Cowboys have been playing much better. Their defense has dominated and Tony Romo is beginning to look like a very good quarterback. However, I can easily see the Cowboys not staying focused after throttling the Eagles last week. The Eagles know how to get it done in January. We've seen it over and over and over. I have a feeling Andy Reid will do a better job teaching his team how to deal with last week's loss than he taught his kids to say no to drugs. Eagles win- Eagles 27, Cowboys 21.

Sunday-

Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patroits - How will the loss of Wes Welker affect the Patroits? Probably a little, but I'm not willing to throw the towel in on the Patroits just yet. I am skeptical of the way the Patroits have played all year, but I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt here. Plus, I'm not sure the Ravens have enough of a passing game to attack the Patroits' weakness in the secondary. Patroits 17, Ravens 16.

Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals - Being a Bears fan, I hate the Packers. Even in a poor season, I love when the Bears beat the Packers (didn't happen this year...) However, as a football fan, I can recongize when a team is on a roll, and the Packers might be the most dangerous team playing in the Wild Card weekend. Their 33-7 thrashing of the Cardinals was a preview into this week's game. It might not be quite so pronounced, but Aaron Rodgers has been impressive and the Packers' defense has been even better. Packers 31, Cardinals 17.

Now that it's down to the Playoffs, I won't be shocked by anything. I mean, the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl last year! If that doesn't scream "Anything can happen" I don't know what would. I know it will be entertaining and I can't wait for it!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Back-Up Quarterback

Who's excited for the 49ers to face the Cardinals tonight? Anyone? Seriously, somebody has to be excited... Really? No one?

Oh well. Let's talk about the rest of the league, starting with my favorite inconsistent team:

The Bears lose to the Titans in a frustrating game. So why is it that every time I watch the Bears on TV, they frustrate me? If they lost in a way that was less maddening, I swear I could deal with it. However, the Titans (who totally rely on the run) had 20 total rushing yards. 20! Yet Kerry Collins had 289 yards passing. Compare that to the 251 total yards the Bears earned on offense and you have a terrible football game. With Brian Griese throwing for over 400 yards against the Bears defense, and now Kerry Collins throwing for an effective 289 yesterday, the Bears have officially allowed two members of AARP to look like young Joe Montanas.

And I haven't even gotten to Sexy Rexy. I think I've been his biggest Bear fan supporter throughout the years. Guess what Rex? I'm off the bandwagon. I may have jumped off after your wagon began it's decent down a canyon, but at least I'm not hitting the ground with you. Rex looked good in the first drive, the proceeded to throw for no passing yards for the rest of the first half. Just terrible.

As far as the Titans go, I'm going to have to cheer for them to go undefeated now because I still hate the 1972 Dolphins. Especially Mercury Morris. When is that guy going to rear his ugly face on TV. Shove it Mercury. An 8-8 team today would destroy your Dolphins and their 13-0 regular season record (16-0 total.)

PS: Jevon Kearse's 9-0 jersey thing was pretty funny. Even I can appreciate that.

Giants are the team to beat in the NFC East - Thank goodness I'm not an Eagles fan as well. There's another frustrating team to watch. Donovan McNabb never seems to get the job done.
Whether he is losing NFC Championship games, throwing up in a huddle during the Super Bowl, or allowing his team to flounder in mediocrity- McNabb just doesn't seem like the championship caliber quarterback people once thought he could be.

The Raiders are going to get their NFL team status taken away. Seriously, they are that bad.

Other notes: Patriots are still pretty good without Tom Brady, the Lions are AWFUL, I can't believe the Colts beat the Steelers at home, the NFC North is lucky the NFC West exists, and the Jets are overrated.

It's also good to have the NBA back, except the Cavs have already proven that they are way better than the Bulls, and with the trade of Allen Iverson to the Pistons, the Bulls have no shot in that division this year. It's exciting to see Derrick Rose out there, but it is a buzz kill to know your team is an 8 seed at best. Oh well, let me sooth myself with memories of 6 championships from the 1990s.