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10 Nov 2005

Week 10 Rundown

In this week's FOXSports.com rundown, Mike Tanier quotes Andre 3000, gets ready for Sunday's Navajo broadcast of the Raiders-Broncos game, and picks the Dolphins to upset the Patriots. Hmmm, in tomorrow's New York Sun your humble editor will point out that Miami's secondary is surprisingly mediocre this year and pick the Patriots. Outsider fight!

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 10 Nov 2005

23 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2005, 2:28pm by Ashley Tate

Comments

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by Pat (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 6:09pm

For those who don't feel like digging through a codetalker's dictionary, "wo-tah lit" (Randy Moss) means "high smoke".

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by JG (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 6:29pm

man I'm looking forward to the Bears game this weekend!

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by Devin McCullen (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 6:50pm

Mmmm....butterscotch krumpets. Those were a staple of my high school lunches.

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by Axl (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:02pm

The new album I'm working on is entitled Chinese Democracy, not Chinese Conspiracy. I've thrown tantrums and ruined friendships over smaller gaffs than this.

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by ABW (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:04pm

If Michael Vick can have his best day passing against the Miami secondary I have confidence that Tom Brady can torch it. OTOH, the Dolphins are that divisional team that always seems to give the Pats fits, kind of like the Seahawks have a really hard time with the Rams and the Panthers have a hard time with the Falcons who in turn can't seem to beat the Bucs.

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by Al (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:04pm

As in, there will be a democracy in China before that album comes out.

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by Duane (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:05pm

I used to love beating my brother at Stratego once every ten or so times we played. And, yeah, having his Field Marshall happen upon my spy was SWEET!

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by Chris (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:09pm

It is actually Big Boi, not Andre 3000, on Tomb of the Boom.

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by too damn old (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:20pm

Um...disco biscuits?

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by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 7:51pm

Seconding the vote for delicious butterscotch krimpets. My mom actually used to mail them to me when I was at college (I went to school in Pittsburgh, which has a lot to offer but no Tastykakes).

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by andrew (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 8:12pm

wo-tah lit (Randy Moss)

Better hope that doesn't take a lichen to ya.

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by princeton73 (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 8:22pm

the guy has Anthony Wright starting for the Ravens this week--he should get out more

(not that it really matters if it's Wright or Boller)

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by SJM (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 8:25pm

NOT ENOUGH FALCONS!

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by Fnor (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 9:01pm

My dream is for TO to go to the Raiders. Oh, they'd still be terrible, but he and Moss could team up for a TD celebration, and Joe Buck's head would explode.
It would be at least enough to get Kerry Collins back to drinking.

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by charles (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 9:08pm

Take the under in the cowboys-eagles game. No owens, drew bledsoe on the road. this game has 10-6 in the middle of the fourth quarter written all over it.

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by Joon (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 9:36pm

"Nor is last week's starter, Samkon Gado, who showed promise when he saved Frodo from that giant spider but isn't an NFL-caliber starter at this point in his career."

priceless. then again, samkon gado = samwise gamgee = sean astin = rudy = unexpected big play. look out vick!

uh-oh, did i just disrespect the falcons?

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by Mike Tanier :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 10:03pm

I may get my rappers and Ravens QBs mixed up, but nothing beats the galvanizing power of a Tastykake reference to unify Philly residents.

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 10:16pm

Where I come from "Disco Biscuits" are hits of Ecstasy.

However, they make you thin, not fat, so it might be something else in this context.

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by dedkrikit (not verified) :: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 11:17pm

love the LoTR reference! references make the world go 'round.

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by fyo (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2005 - 12:03am

Re #7/Duane: having his Field Marshall happen upon my spy was SWEET!

Uhmm... you do realize that if his Field Marshall happens upon your spy, your spie dies, right?

The spy only beats the Field Marshall if it attacks first. If the Field Marshall has the initiative, the spy is toast.

Something tells me your brother was being nice to you.

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by Jay B. (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2005 - 1:43am

Ha! Stratego nerds!

*backs out quickly before they catch on to him*

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by Reinhard (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2005 - 6:10pm

"saving Frodo from that giant spider"... gotta say, thats probably one of the best ones Ive heard on FO

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by Ashley Tate (not verified) :: Tue, 11/15/2005 - 2:28pm

Gruden Goes For Two: Foolish Folly or Genius Gamble?

(A probabilistic "analysis")

Washington's painful one-point loss to Tampa Bay yesterday was about as gut-wrenching a seesaw battle as I've seen in a while, with huge momentum-changing plays every few minutes, four critical instant-replay reviews, and one unreviewable blown call.*

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