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Week 7 MNF Discussion Thread

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after Week 7 Monday Night Football between Dallas and the New York Giants. If we're lucky, Tiki Barber retirement talk will overwhelm T.O. talk.


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1
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 10:36pm

Go Big BLUE!

2
by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 11:09pm

Gerry is correct. Down with Dallas!

I don't know if I need to be more worried about the Giants' offensive line or defensive backs. They're my team, but they're not a comfortable team to root for.

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by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 11:23pm

Merriman to be suspended 4 games!

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by Matthew Furtek (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 1:34am

I'd like to thank Ronde Barber and Matt Bryant for making this game a bit more interesting.

Oddly enough, the Redskins will only be 2 games out of first place in the NFC East after the MNF game... close enough to stick with Brunell... although the offense might not agree with Gibb's decision.

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by Cid (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 3:16am

I just hope I can get through the game before the number of... references to one of the Dallas WR's makes me want to end it all.

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by Tom (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 4:54am

Hey everyone,
I just got back from work, and was gonna listen to the NFL game of my choice, on the NFL FieldPass service on NFL.com.
But for some reason only the early games are avilable to listen to in the games list.
Anyone out there use the FieldPass service, and if so, do you know how long I will have to wait before I can listen to the game on radio?
I don't want to see highlights, headlines, or anything, but it's getting late, and I on't know if I'll have to wait half-an-hour, or until tomorrow night at 10:00 or something.
Thanks!

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by Rocco (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:17am

My guess for tonight's celebrity interview- Mark Cuban at 8:22 of the 2nd quarter. This will give them a chance to hype the NBA on ESPN.

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by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 1:48pm

My guess for Kornheiser's "fantasy team" reference:

4:25 left in the 1st quarter

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 1:51pm

The tastefully named Pat Kirwan's excellent writeup of tonight's game is linked on my name.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 4:43pm

Okay, who's with me on this?

TO needs a fan club. I'll take one for the team and be the charter member. I mean, the man is very nearly the GoaT. He's unstoppable, if they'd just throw him the damn ball. The Cowboys aren't using him properly. I mean, come on, they didn't start throwing to him until the second half last week.

Erm, I think we're losing sight of the real issue here, which is 'What are we gonna call ourselves?' Erm, and I think it comes down to a choice between 'The League Against Inept Quartebacks' or my own personal preference, which is 'The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrell Owens and the Resulting Increased Scoring'.

Erm, one drawback with that...

(It's obscure reference day, btw)

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by Richie (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 5:31pm

Wonder what Kornheiser will be wearing tonight? Maybe another trenchcoat/jacket with some lovely gloves?!...

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by Marko (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 7:41pm

For tonight's celebrity interview, I'm rooting for Drew Rosenhaus and/or Kim Etheridge. Because otherwise, we won't hear enough about TO. Has anyone in sports history been as underhyped as TO? Why doesn't ESPN provide more coverage of TO?

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:07pm

I was going to predict a satelite interview with Ronde Barber (Tiki's twin brother, he had a huge game yesterday, yatta yatta yatta)......but thats to closely related to football.

So with that being said:

I have no clue.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:17pm

I haven't turned on countdown yet but my brother just im'd me and said that Michael Irvin just said that "Tiki Barber is quitting on his football team."

Did he really say that?

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by Sid (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:23pm

RE: 4

Actually, they'd be 2.5 games out of first place. Washington has 5 losses.

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by Sid (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:26pm

RE: 7

Bill Simmons think Cuban interview is very likely. I was doing the Monday Night Surround thing on ESPN.com, and that was one of the things under Simmons' section. O/U .5 times Cuban comes on.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:33pm

Hey, this is clearly not the right thread, but I don't know where one is and it's as close as I can find here, so who's seen the early injury line for Indy/Denver next week: Matt Lepsis and Mike Doss both out for the season with ACL tears.

So just as Denver's run game and pass pro are weakened, so are Indy's tackling, coverage, and DB depth. Doss was their top draft pick a couple years ago. The game could end up being a 3-3 game. Or Indy could score 20 because of the short-field gifts from Denver's O. I don't quite see Denver scoring 20 back, though.... Indy's D has been in disarray all season with injuries, so this is probably a bigger blow to Denver, reducing their expected per-game point totals from 12.5 to 11.0. (yes, that was a numerically random attempt at a joke).

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by Sid (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:41pm

Gibril Wilson will start, Carlos Emmons is not back yet.

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by Marko (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 8:52pm

Boo stupid, annoying cross-promotion.

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by Omar (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:14pm

Re #10

I'm all over the C.L.I.T.O.R.I.S.

Good Jay and Silent Bob reference, BTW...

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:22pm

Actually the reference predates Jay and Silent Bob, I think... and is slightly less well known, unless you're fond of PBS pledge drives...

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:26pm

Can we get LT in the booth? I wanna hear Tony K. talk about the new Blitz game, and I want to hear Theismann cry.

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by Travis (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:34pm

IRC chat open, as usual, in channel #FO on server bendenweyr.dyndns.org.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:35pm

Did Joe just say that Dallas had the #1 defense after beating the #2 defense last week? WTF stat page did he pull that from?

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by B (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:37pm

He said the Giants faced the #1 defense last week (Atlanta), rated by total yards. However, more signficantly, Dallas has the #2 rated rush defense according to DVOA.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:37pm

LT might be a booth guest. Seems reasonable.

And did anyone catch THeisman refer to MIke Tirico as "John?"

WHO THE HELL IS JOHN?!!?!?

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:39pm

Hmm, I suppose it would help if I ever looked at the defense ranks in their split up types.

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by Marko (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:41pm

Can we please start the game and leave these devil references and pregame pyrotechnics behind?

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:46pm

That was just sick.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:46pm

Did Burress just do the star?

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by David (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:46pm

nice grab

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:46pm

Wow, what a great play by Burress, just blows past the safety.

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by B (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:47pm

Nice pick by the ref, too.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:48pm

#32: Assuming of course, by 'blows past' you mean: "Uses the referee as a perfect pick" then, yes.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:49pm

Cmon, bomb to TO!

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:49pm

Hey, producers - can we get a camera shot of the ref taking out the safety? That sounds kind of important.

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by Sid (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:52pm

Question about TiVo:

I've never used it, but is there a way to actually delay the TV signal by a few seconds? That'd be awesome here, because the radio announcers are so much better than the TV guys.

Hey Theismann:

You love to hype guys as THE GREATEST AROUND. Well how about this? YOU'RE THE WORST ANNOUNCER OF ALL-TIME!

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:54pm

Masocc, I meant the other safety, the one who was trying to cover him, not Williams, coming as help from the other side.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:55pm

Ok, I'm sick of hearing this "You don't have many plays in your playbook that get you 15 yards".

What? Of course you do. Sure, not high percentage plays... but certainly higher percentage than a pass to the flat, or a draw.

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:55pm

#37 - just pause it, then unpause it. Just keep doing it until you get the timing right.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:56pm

If Theissman thinks that NFL teams don't have many plays in the book that get 14 yards, he's been watching too many Redskins games.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:57pm

Well Johnny, the other safety was actually ahead of Plax too... but on the outside (i.e. bad position), and the pass, while pretty, was a touch underthrown (which actually made it easier for Plax to win the jump ball).

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:58pm

JasonK, it's not just Theismann. I've heard that same phrase at least two other times this weekend.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:59pm

43:

Oh, I've heard the cliche before. I just like mocking the Redskins' offense.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:02pm

Yeah, but that's just unfair, Jason. The Redskins have at least 42 pages worth of plays designed to gain 14 or more yards. I think the problem is they can't find them when needed. Al Saunders, offensive genius, Indexing simpleton.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:05pm

I hate reviews on these plays. The call is so arbitrary, and it almost always stands.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:05pm

Paul Maguire loves to use the "YOU JUST DON'T HAVE ANY PLAYS FOR THIS SITUATION" line......

He used it atleast 2 times in the college game he did on Saturday......

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:05pm

Kornheiser admits it!

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:06pm

Sounds like someone explained to Theismann what an "open palm" means during the break.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:07pm

Horsecollar much? Damn.

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by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:07pm

no horsecollar?

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by Kevo (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:07pm

Is Roy Williams ever going to get called for a horsecollar?

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:07pm

The horse collar rule is a joke.

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:07pm

Wasn't that the textbook definition of a horsecollar tackle?

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:08pm

I don't think the Giants have completed a single pass out of the 5-wide formation all year. Why do they keep doing it?

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by Phil (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:09pm

So the guy that caused the rule change to make horsecollar tackles a penalty commits the most blatant and obvious horsecollar, to the point where his hand was actually stuck in the shoulder pads, and there is no flag?

Ref bias ftw.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:09pm

Nice shot of Luke Petitgout utterly forgetting to block the pass rusher.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:09pm

Nice punt!

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by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:10pm

Roy Williams with the uncalled horsecollar, and the football gods chortled. "Let the punt downed at the 1 inch line"

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:11pm

Am I missing something with how a punt is downed? How does the ref, standing right there, mis-spot that ball? Or is it where the downer's feet are when he picks it up?

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by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:11pm

Ironically, horse collars were designed to keep horses from being strangled by their harness. Go figure.

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by Jeff (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:11pm

Masocc: Congrats on the Red Dwarf reference...

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:12pm

lookout block.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:13pm

YAY!!!! Voltron strikes!

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:13pm

Quite the blitz pickup there.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:13pm

Lavar Arrington sighting!

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:13pm

Wow. An actual correct use for Arrington. Go safety.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:16pm

A large part of the credit for that has to go to Feagles & Tyree for getting that punt downed at the 6-inch line.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:16pm

I don't know guys, i'm not buying what that man law is selling.

I enjoy the occasional blue moon.

Does this make me any less of a man?

I mean, I have no problem taking on that wrestling looking dude.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:17pm

Favreian read on that pass.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:17pm

Poor play call. Triple coverage? Eli's accuracy is, shall we say, not a strength.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:18pm

Yes, because ROMO-Quarterback will fend the unblocked defensemen off with lasers shooting from his eyes.

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by johnt (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:19pm

Am I in bizarro world? Joe T is making sense re: Bledsoe and Kornheiser is the one who needs his idiocy pointed out rudely.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:20pm

Adam - Never heard of a blue moon. I just thought they were saying "Corona is for pussies".

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by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:20pm

I agree with Sunny Joe Theisman on the QB controversy. Now I feel dirty.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:20pm

Hey, the announcers get one right!

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:20pm

Fleaflicker to Bledsoe = concussion waiting to happen

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:21pm

Because the way to help a lead-footed QB is with a trick pass play that takes forever to develop.

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:21pm

mmm LaVar hype

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by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:21pm

Don't they put orange slices in blue moon, not lemon wedges?

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:22pm

"Motion here". Yeah, Understatement. Witten was 10 yards downfield, lol.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:23pm

I actually think Blue Moon is made by Coors, but you drink it with an orange slice.

I generally don't like the mass produced "american beers" but the occasional blue moon is a solid drink.

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by masocc (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:25pm

Have the Cowboys had a play WITHOUT at least one Giant quickly into the backfield yet? Hell, the punter even got killed there, as his blocker (what do you call that guy anyway?) was creamed into him after the kick.

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by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:25pm

Whoever is doing the play-by-play for NFL.com ROCKS. They're including the pass patterns receivers are running and sometimes saying precisely how deep incomplete passes are.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:26pm

Ah well. That kind of gut-stomping wasn't likely to continue. But it's nice to have a lead for once. Let's go Giants!

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:26pm

thats yelling?

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:27pm

And the Tiki Barber HOF-machine begins.

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:27pm

Madden-esque deep pass completion to Burress

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:28pm

That was the best deep ball I've seen Eli throw all season. Most of his other deep balls this season have been underthrown, counting on the receivers to adjust. He hit Plax in stride there.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:28pm

Nice graphic on Manning's completion percentages.

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by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:29pm

No one is going to agree with me on this, but I hate it when the officials don't throw flags when there's jawing and shoving on the field. I don't care if they don't know who did it originally. Throw two flags, and have them offset. Let the guys know that if they just sit there and get shoved around by their opponent, their team will get 15 yards.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:29pm

That had to have been a broken play. Barber and Finn tried to run the same pattern.

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:33pm

Yes, that pass was incomplete because of "Roy Williams. Pro Bowler," and not because the pass was high and behind Shockey.

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by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:34pm

#32: Assuming of course, by ‘blows past’ you mean: “Uses the referee as a perfect pick� then, yes.

Hey, perfectly legal. Refs are part of the field. I'm always surprised more teams don't do this.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:34pm

It couldn't possibly be Eli Manning, Lord of the Universe.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:34pm

Speaking of Madden and Burress, my wife's playbook in Madden 2004 consisted of one play: Burress go long. Sure it had about 5 flavors based on who else was on the field and what they did, but it was still all the same play. Averages were something like 10 catches, 300+ yards, and a broken tackle per game. Definitely not a simulation.

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by Tally (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:35pm

I bet Theismann didn't know his team had a play for getting their quarterback's leg broken, either...

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by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:35pm

Hank Williams can talk?

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:35pm

Oh boy, Hank Williams Jr. in the booth! I can hardly wait.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:36pm

Hank Williams is the answer. Hank Williams.

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:36pm

Please tell me they misspoke and Hank III is going into the booth.

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by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:37pm

Hmmm ... this might be a good time to hit the mute button on the remote ...

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:37pm

I can't be the only one watching this game just to watch Bledsoe get sacked

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:37pm

Throw the ball away? No? I guess that works, too.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:37pm

Aaaaaand right back to floor, Drew.

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:38pm

Flag Strahan for excessive celebration. Do it!

Way to quadruple clutch there, Drew.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:38pm

Smithers are they booing me?

No sir, they're saying booooourns.

Attention, ARE YOU BOOING OR BOOOOURNSING?

*pummelled by garbage*

I WAS SAYING BOOURNS!

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

"In the grasp" now that is dumb.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

Refs blew the whistle a bit early on that one.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

Please tell me Joe THeisman is kidding.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

Cheap sack on Bledsoe.

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

I'm down by about 25 points in my fantasy league this week, and I need Witten and the Dallas defense to win it for me. I'm nonplussed, to say the least.

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:39pm

I liked the decision by the refs, good call

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:40pm

THAT was some BS, though. That looked too early to be called a dead play. What are the rules in relation to that kind of thing?

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by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:40pm

Could the Giants D get thru one play without some post-play celebration .... geez guys just do your job ...

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:41pm

Saw the "in the grasp" call a couple weeks ago that negated a fumble. Can't say I remember who it was.

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:41pm

Chargers vs. Roethlisberger

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by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:42pm

Why the hell is Theismans wearing a cowboy hat?

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:42pm

Time of possession so far:

NYG- 11:48
DAL- 7:41

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:44pm

"I like to play all kinds of music." So when can we expect your rap album, Hank?

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:44pm

Wow. Bad throw right to the pushed-off defender.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:44pm

PERFECT CAMERA WORK!

Burress walking past clapping, right into the shot as the ref calls the flag on him.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:44pm

Ha! Plax just threw him into the pick. They should show that to every youth league football player--cheating sucks.

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by Bill (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:45pm

So, instead of continuing towards where the pass will land, you push off the defender so you can stop and try and jump to catch it? Weird.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:45pm

Weak PI call. Neither player made significant contact.

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by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:46pm

I could see Hank and Kid Rock getting together to record ...

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:46pm

That said, it's also a dumb playcall and a poor pass. The defender had outside position, and Eli put it over the wrong shoulder.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:46pm

Re: #10 I want to be Minister of Propaganda and Defender of the Rights of Our Most Gracious Lord Host and Muse.

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by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:47pm

What will Voltron do without the Red Lion?

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by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:47pm

124 - Well, unless announcers have steered me wrong, you're supposed to catch the ball "at it's highest point", right? :)

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by TomC (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:49pm

I'm guessing they filmed that Grossman/Muhammad Pro Bowl spot before last Monday.

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by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:49pm

I'm no rap afficiando, but this JayZ song we've been treated to the last two weeks does not strike me as the most demanding rap out there

133
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:49pm

Looks like he hurt his ankle/foot/achilles. Surprised it wasn't the knee; that's where he's had most of the problems in the past.

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:50pm

Wow. PI on the defense?

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:50pm

It is interesting to look at the way the Cowboys have constructed their roster. Heavy emphasis on the defense in drafting, and heavy emphasis on older free agents on offense, especially at qurterbacks and wr. They've clearly chosen to just try to get by on the offensive line, although they did invest in Rivera. Obviously the result has been ugly. Parcells biggest error was thinking that Bledsoe could be o.k without a good offensive line, and Jerry Jones biggest error was thinking that Terrell Owens would be the best thing to devote cap room to.

I think this team would be a lot better if the cap room devoted to Bledsoe and Owens was instead being used on, say, Brad Johnson, Keyshawn Johnson, and whatever offensive linemen could be signed with the cash left over. If you are going to settle for an old, immobile qb, you may as well get one cheap, especially is he makes decisions more quickly.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:51pm

Great play by Pierce. With how the Giants LBs were backpedaling at the snap, I thought that run would go for 15, at least.

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by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:52pm

"The guy's a physical receiver" = "allowed to push off."

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by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:52pm

#132

I think they cut out a bunch of the lyrics, but the best description of that video I've read is, "rich people doing rich people things."

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by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:53pm

[138]

that describes most rap videos, though it didn't have enough misogyny and guns ...

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by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:53pm

RE# 126: I'm not watching the game, so this may be stupid to say, but they have, in fact, recorded at least one song together.

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by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:54pm

135-In the media, they call it "getting Parcell's guys."

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:54pm

"Drew Bledsoe showing you his mobility."

- Joe Theisman.

143
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:54pm

words I never thought I'd hear: "Drew Bledsoe, showing his mobility."

144
by Tally (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:54pm

Ooh, nice hit on TO. Even better that he was already OOB.

145
by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:55pm

#135: With what's going on in Seattle, Arizona and Dallas, the lesson of 2006 seems to be that Offensive Lines Are Very Important.

I don't know why we all needed to learn that, but there it is.

146
by Harris (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:55pm

Re: #139 They also missed the requisite references to "Scarface."

147
by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:55pm

Ok, that one actually was PI

148
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:55pm

So the anti-Houston pushoff play doesn't work, and they get a cheap PI. Wonderful.

149
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:56pm

that's drew in the red zone ...
that's drew in the spotlight ..
losing his mobility ...

149
by Tally (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:56pm

His "physical size"? I'm sure Theismann had to make that distinction.

151
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:56pm

Oooooh, not sure that's a TD.

152
by johnt (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:58pm

Why is it that the one time Tirico actually says something besides the play by play it's wrong and retarded and yet he says it 40 times? Yes, the Giants took a shot on 3rd and short with a low int probability pass, got the coverage they wanted and Burress read it wrong. It happens. That is no excuse for letting the Cowboys go 80 yards.

153
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:58pm

Oooooh, not sure that’s a TD.

Who cares? What do you gain? Second and goal from the one inch line? Why would anyone in their right mind challenge that?

154
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:58pm

RE 151, It's Theisman showing his "mental size".

155
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:59pm

Man, there are about eight things going on right now.

156
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 10:59pm

can you say "momentum shift"

157
by Tally (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:00pm

Tiki better lie there a little longer...

Though that looked like a nasty blow to the head.

158
by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:00pm

I didn't know my stomach could drop that far that fast. I hope Tiki's OK...

159
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:00pm

#135, I understand a coach wanting to get guys he has familiarity with, and I think there is some validity to the approach. The coach, however, should be very sensitive to how much "his guys" cost, both in terms of cap percentage, and in terms of the opportunity cost of young, inexpensive, players bypassed.

Cap adjusted DPAR might be an interesting way of looking at things.

160
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:00pm

# 153

I'm not saying you challenge it, I'm just saying.

161
by Tally (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:01pm

Okay, what's going to be more annoying tonight? The Tiki retirement talk or the TO/Parcells/Bledsoe odd couple talk?

162
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:01pm

I'd really love a Bledsoe INT returned for a TD here

163
by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:01pm

#149. Funny ! :-)

164
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:01pm

Is it too early to make "he was this close to retirement" jokes?

Probably.

165
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:02pm

I would shit a brick if Mike Tirico said, "It looks like Mr. Moe Mentum may be changing his address."

A brick I tell you.

166
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:07pm

Eh, I'll take it

167
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:07pm

Oh that whacky Drew.

168
by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:07pm

There you are Drew. Nice.

169
by andrew (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:07pm

Bledsoe was lucky that wasn't a touchdown the other way.

170
by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:07pm

Huzzah! "Mental mistakes are unacceptable" Drew. Excellent point sir.

171
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:08pm

Can we start a petition to have the announcers use last names?

172
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:09pm

O.K., that pass was as bad as anything Grossman threw last week. Maybe this Romo talk isn't so crazy.

173
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:09pm

"I don't know how many foots you have to have in."

- Joe Theisman

"Me fail english? Thats unpossible."

- Ralph Wiggum

174
by RobinFiveWords (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:09pm

Nick Nolte's going to take a really close look at Bledsoe's interception late in the second quarter.

175
by Harris (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:10pm

Lito Sheppard > Sam Madison

176
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:10pm

Adam .... I think I love you :-)

177
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:12pm

Hey Adam, do you think Jerry Jones will ask his GM to obtain Staubach's non-union Mexican equivalent?

178
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:13pm

Theismann really needs to stop sounding reasonable.

178
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:13pm

Is it just me or has Tony Kornheiser been extremely quiet in the 2nd quarter?

180
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:14pm

Best argument for Barber in the HOF (which I don't agree with): his excellent y.p.c.

Best argument against: he spent most of his career as a fumble machine.

Nice to see Rayfield Wright getting his due this year, about 20 years late.

181
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:14pm

[179]

Tony is auditioning for Hank's next album ...

182
by RobinFiveWords (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:14pm

By the way, why is a defender allowed to hit a ball carrier in the face to tackle him? This isn't dangerous?

183
by Duff Soviet Union (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:15pm

re #179. Don't jinx it.

184
by andrew (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:16pm

Every time they talk about Barber retiring they mention Brown and Sanders.... but never see Robert Smith brought up.

Ooo, dangerous pass Eli...

185
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:17pm

Tha was the worst pursuit angle I've seen this year. I've seen beter efforts by punters and kickers.

186
by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:17pm

184: Robert Smith isn't in the HOF, nor should he be.

187
by ABW (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:18pm

Who is this play-by-play guy? He is awesome.

188
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:18pm

"Beat a dead horse to death"-Michael Irvin. Gentleman, scholar, poet.

189
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:19pm

Poor half for both offenses. Burress has 2 big catches, but is also at least partially responsible for the pick in the endzone. Tiki's got 85 yards on the ground, but also had the big fumble.

190
by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:19pm

Although, if you want to just include everyone who walked away from the NFL, there's also Napolean Kaufman, who left to pursue ministry.

191
by Vince (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:21pm

Eli Manning on passes not caught by Plaxico Burress: 4-for-14, 31 yards, no TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack.

192
by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:22pm

190 ...or Pat Tillman

193
by Marko (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:24pm

I loved Theismann's criticisms of risky passes thrown by Eli Manning at the end of the first half deep in his own territory. Joe, does the name Jack Squirek ring a bell?

194
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:25pm

Gamecast oddity: They've taken away Ware's sack that was reversed as incomplete, but he's still credited with the forced fumble (as is Eli with the fumble, and MacKenzie with the recovery).

195
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:26pm

Pretty weak 'Jacked-Up' this week. Can't say my bloodlust is satiated

196
by G (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:26pm

Joeys T is not the worst thing about the new MNF. The production is awful, and celeb interviews?!, ugh. come on. (this is actually the first time i've watched every second the espn mnf)

197
by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:28pm

195 I was just thinking the same thing. I would have thought Manning (Peyton) getting bent in half backwards would have qualified.

198
by queequeg (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:28pm

regarding the "horsecollar" non-call, the guy has to be pulled down and back. Roy picked up tiki's legs and pushed forward for the tackle. as an aside, i can't wait untill Williams knocks himself out with one of his patented head-on spears.

199
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:29pm

Overheard at ESPN: "Hey, what if we assembled a crack team of football experts and had them break down tape and show fans why games went the way they did." "No, let's put together a reel of guys hitting with no form and show that instead."

200
by Marko (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:30pm

Well, they do have Michael Irvin as part of the crack team. That makes sense.

201
by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:30pm

Woah, Romo sighting.

202
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:31pm

Romo's in.

203
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:31pm

ITS ROMO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No more blitz after blitz up the middle.

204
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:31pm

I've got a really bad feeling about this...

205
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

Well, that didn't take long.

205
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

Wow. Intuition rocks.

207
by cd6 (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

Hahahah oh man this is going to be awesome!!

And he rewards us with a pick

THIS IS ALREADY AMAZING

208
by TomC (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

So begins the Tony Romo era.

209
by Harris (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

I'm so happy right now I'm going to touch myself in a sexual manner.

210
by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:32pm

Nice prescience by the announcers.

211
by JSR (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:33pm

Looks like the calls to bring in Sheriff Romo have finally been answered. About time.

And as I write that, first pass interception (tipped ball though, that's rough).

212
by G (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:33pm

That was like the most perfect thing that could've happened.

213
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:33pm

The worst part of that is having the booth's slavish defense of Bledsoe vindicated for a few minutes

214
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:33pm

Man, Theisman and Kornheiser are loving this......

215
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:34pm

The limit of Parcells' loyalty has been officially reached. We'll see how long every NFL cities' most popular player stays that way.

oops, apparently not long....

216
by cd6 (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:34pm

Oh god yes, switch back to Bledsoe, that would be even more hilarious

217
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:34pm

inauspicious, thy name is Romo.

218
by Duff Soviet Union (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:35pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

219
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:35pm

I think I just saw Parcells calling for Jeff Hostetler.

220
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:36pm

Seriously, there isn't enough time in the day for Joe Theisman to talk to all of these people.

221
by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:36pm

216 Can they even do that? Isn't there some weird rule about how you can sub QB's? ...or does that just apply to the number 3 guy?

222
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:36pm

This is the funniest game I've ever seen. Honestly.

The Cowboys are just such fantastic comedy. I'm glad there are not many fanatic Cowboys fans, because I'm sure that I'm being a bit harsh, but honestly, the Cowboys are so predictable it's funny. Pass rush = no offense. Why, oh why, didn't I put money on this game?

223
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:37pm

Parcells is actually calling Elvis (not Grbac)

224
by Omar (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:37pm

Be careful what you wish for my fellow Cowboy fans...

225
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:37pm

#221: It's just the 3rd QB. And that only applies until the 4th quarter, after which it's free substitution for all QBs.

226
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:37pm

221:

You can freely sub your #1 & #2 QBs. If you bring the #3 in before the 4th quarter, neither of the 1st two can come back in.

227
by johnt (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:38pm

Perhaps they were saying Boo-omo?

228
by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:38pm

yeah but what does TO think about all of this?

229
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:39pm

Arrington out with a ruptured achilles.

230
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:39pm

Ruptured Achilles for LaVar. Giants are looking smart for using all the playing time incentives they did in the contract.

231
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:40pm

That pass actually looked pretty on target...

232
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:40pm

It sounds like Joe Theisman really resents the fact that Tony Romo is in the game.

233
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:40pm

surprises T.O. didn't get in romo's face about not getting his first pass attempt ...

234
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:41pm

Ruptured Achilles: Arrington's out for the year?

Gee, it'd be nice if they talked about the loss of a starting linebacker. Naw, that'd be too easy.

Whoever said that the production values of MNF are awful was dead on. I've been saying that for weeks. I cannot believe how bad ESPN is at actually covering a game.

235
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:42pm

Hey, another interview coming up.

BOGO!

236
by cd6 (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:42pm

It's even more awesome because fans showed up at this game with pre-printed signs asking for Romo

237
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:43pm

With Osi, Arrington, and Emmons out, the Cowboys are starting to have some success running the ball.

238
by joe football (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:44pm

Pretty blatantly there early

239
by PatsFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:44pm

I missed the first half. What happened to Bledsoe? Injured, or just benched? His stat line didn't look that bad.

240
by Patrick Bateman (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:44pm

Hooray Pierce! And no flag. Outstanding. Nice call with Romo.

241
by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:44pm

mwhahahahaha... oh Owens, thank you for that one.

242
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:44pm

go for it ....

243
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:45pm

TO, busy complaining about not getting thrown at, doesn't bother with catching on fourth down.

244
by johnt (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:45pm

If I was TO I probably wouldn't be smiling over the fact that I was wide open and dropped an easy pass on 4th down.

245
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:45pm

I wonder if Arrington likes to play football enough to come back from such an injury. How much money did he squander in his (and his agent's) contract shennanigans with the Redskins?

Gee, what nice play by a highly paid, extremely vocal, wide receiver.

246
by Rob (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:45pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASHAHSKASHFDASDFJKHDSF

247
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:46pm

#239

poor decision-making, if sideline reporters are to be believed.

248
by cd6 (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:46pm

What if Romo got in Owens' face for that drop... how amazing would that be??

I want to see a shot of Cowboys players carrying Romo off the field on their shoulders after he leads an amazing 4th quarter 3 TD comeback. And as the crowded of jubilant Dallas players passes by their bench, the camera zooms in to catch a single tear rolling down Bledsoe's face...

i don't ask for much...

249
by Harris (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:46pm

I have to say, as an Eagles fan, this game is making me feel much better after yesterday's debacle. Any day in which the Cowboys suffer -- especially by their own meaty, clumsy hands -- is a good day.

250
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:46pm

I hope a coach gets in T.O.'s face about that one ....

251
by G (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:48pm

Corporate sh*tergy at it's finest right now

252
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:48pm

#239: Bledsoe's out with a bad case of the suck.

The Giants pass rush was clearly way too much for the Cowboys offensive line. The only way they were going to win this game was with Romo. They should've done this for the Philly game. I'm guessing they didn't want to make the same mistake twice.

Can we get a Dallas vs. Giants/Eagles game every week? Seriously? That show would be nominated for a comedy Emmy.

253
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:48pm

Let's interview David Meggett. We've got Irvin, Aikman, and Smith, let's see some Giants, please.

254
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:49pm

253:

Isn't he in jail?

255
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:49pm

Is it me, or does Emmitt Smith have no eyebrows?

256
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:50pm

Coming up on ESPN: NFL Dance Breakdown

257
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:50pm

Hang on for a minute, there, Emmitt. I'm being told there is a game going on and for some reason our producers want me to comment on it...

258
by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:51pm

Will this interview *ever* end?

259
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:51pm

254: Oh, ouch, I lost track of him after the Giants years, and had no idea. Wikipedia reveals all.

260
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:52pm

"I went to the Cardinals because I needed to make sure I never wanted to play football again."

I think Edge is following in his footsteps.

261
by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:52pm

I'm curious, what is the average YAC of Eli's receivers? .5 yards, tops?

262
by George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:52pm

Speaking of Arizona... this reminds me of one of TMQ's cognomens. "Monday Night Football - Caution: may contain football-like substance"

263
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:52pm

Brandon Jacobs is a big boy. A powerful one, too.

264
by Diane (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:52pm

Arizona sucked out Emmitt's love for the game ...

265
by JasonK (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:53pm

Burress trying to match TO with an easy first down dropped.

266
by cd6 (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:53pm

That giant cowboy mascot is just a joke

The raiders are comedy because they're inept... the Cowboys tonight are also a carnival of hilarity here and I can't even totally explain why? This is just too much

267
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:53pm

I’m being told there is a game going on and for some reason our producers want me to comment on it…

See, you sounded like the announcer there, until you mentioned the producers actually wanting to show the game.

268
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:53pm

Can you imagine Dr. Z listening to ESPN's call of the game? He claims that he needs the sound on, but with as little informations that Tirico and Co. provide, given their ballroom dancing exploration, it's hard to see why.

I think Dallas' defense has officially become demoralized.

269
by Independent George (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:54pm

Brandon Jacobs looks like a young Jerome Bettis. That was an amazing run.

270
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:54pm

Good lord, did anyone see TO's face right there? He looked like he just got done sucking helium out of a balloon.

271
by Moridin (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:54pm

re: 260, For whatever reason, I didn't register it when he said that. Laughed my ass off.

272
by JonL (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:55pm

So is Ronde the younger twin, or was Theismann wrong again?

273
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:57pm

That was some power. Wow.

274
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:57pm

Brandon Jacobs is a man beast.

275
by G (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:57pm

That's right baby, Megaweapon takes it all the way in.

276
by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:58pm

Demoralizing.

277
by B (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:58pm

267: Watching the game, I can understand why the producers would rather have discussions about ballroom dancing. You call Dallas a comedy, but part of comedy is doing the unexpected. Repeating the same jokes every week isn't entertaining.

278
by Pat (not verified) :: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 11:59pm

Oh, my God, Theismann did say that. What a moron. Younger brother. Younger - twin - brother.

For reference, though, Ronde is the older twin (by seven minutes). As much as it matters.

279
by Duff Soviet Union (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:00am

What the hell has gotten into Jacobs? Wasn't he terrible last year?

280
by RIch Conley (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:00am

I was just about to say something nice about TOny KOrnheiser (how he was giving props to the O-line as being responsible for Tiki's running) and then he comes all out against the Giants going for it on 4th and inches on the 1 yard line.

281
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:01am

279-He discovered the miracles of ster...er, weight training.

282
by queequeg (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:01am

did anyone also catch that crazy Jack O' Lantern face Owens was doing?

283
by Pat (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:01am

#277: Will Owens drop another pass? Will Bledsoe throw another interception? Will Tony Romo come in, and look brilliant, before getting knocked out by Owens after scrambling for a first down instead of throwing it to him?

Same jokes? Ha!

284
by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:02am

Anybody here watch the Giants play the Seahawks? What did you see?

285
by joe football (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:02am

Hate that green-trimmed building

286
by andrew (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:04am

Geez what an embarassing way to end the 3rd...

287
by Independent George (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:04am

Jacobs' 4 carries tonight:

3-1-NYG20 B.Jacobs left tackle to NYG 25 for 5 yards.

1-10-DAL23 B.Jacobs right tackle to DAL 14 for 9 yards,

3-1-DAL14 B.Jacobs left guard to DAL 12 for 2 yards.

4-1-DAL3 B.Jacobs right tackle for 3 yards.

288
by perrin (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:06am

Re: 282.

When Owens was sitting on the bench by himself? Oh yeah. It was unnerving.

289
by Vince (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:06am

284: I saw a team that, for three quarters, couldn't cover any receiver in any way. I also saw a QB who may have thought he was playing at home, given how often he threw to guys in dark jerseys.

Then the fourth quarter happened, and I don't really know how to explain it, but it was the most meaningless 27 points I ever saw.

290
by RecoveringPackerFan (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:06am

And the football gods continue their revenge.

291
by JasonK (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:06am

284:

Manning & Burress shared responsibility for a couple of early picks; the Giants' safeties forgot how to cover receivers, and the Seahawks got an early 3-score lead.

292
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:06am

Is TO doing that on purpose? Does he like Drew that much?

293
by George (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:07am

That looked like it would have been a pick if Owens hadn't slid into the defender.

294
by Harris (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:07am

If you're . . . tall . . .feet . . . Theeseman makes my brain hurt.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:07am

TO slipping on the field turf makes me chuckle, not because I have some sort of dislike for TO and like to see him do stuff like that, but because Steeler fans have been screaming for years about how "THE STOOPID CHEEP RONNIES!!!" need to invest in field turf so our players don't slip and fall on the field at Heinz Field.

Personally, I like the mud and slop. But thats just me.

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by Signor Sack (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:08am

The Dallas trainer was going to suggest new cleats for TO, but TO isn't talking to him either.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:08am

Tirico makes his first "Romo is a gunslinger" comment

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:08am

That throw was Favre-like. The good Favre.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:08am

First Romo as gunslinger mention? Check.

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by B (not verified) :: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:08am

Hmmmmm, Int, fumbled snap? Maybe a missed field goal. I'm betting on TO Fumble.