Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Nov 2012

Mandatory Monday: Reality Check

It was a great Sunday for watching great teams stumble and tire fires burn.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 12 Nov 2012

6 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2012, 8:17pm by LionInAZ


by dedkrikit :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 1:22pm

" The Seahawks enjoyed the week’s most emphatic victory, but of course, we are obliged to think of it as a Jets loss."

You know what the networks, websites, etc (ie, the media) should do? Every 2-3 weeks hype up a new set of teams. This way Mike & Mike in the morning won't basically become a Jets (and other east coast teams) show every Monday. If we all do our part and over hype all the other mediocre teams, as a whole we won't have to suffer through the overexposed Cowboys, Jets, et al year in and year out.

by ebongreen :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 1:25pm

"Giants cornerbacks can be beaten by quality cornerbacks."

Umm, yes probably, but assault and battery is usually conducted off-the-field and is in theory illegal. The latter should have been, perhaps, "[wide] receivers"? :-)

by Bobman :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:22pm

Mike T, a typo, I think: "...Giants cornerbacks can be beaten by quality cornerbacks...." Maybe they're being beaten by other CBs because they're busy convering the WRs instead.

Excellent piece, as usual.

EDIT: Oops, I guess I get a flag for piling on. 15 yards.

by theslothook :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:52pm

I wish Mike would offer an online course in writing comedy. This one had me laughing throughout. The ending paragraph on the jets, chargers, and eagles was pure comedy.

by Guest789 :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 4:05pm

I'm going to make an effort to include"quantum anti-rubble" in my daily vocabulary.


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by LionInAZ :: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 8:17pm

1. I find C-Span very entertaining. You could replace 'This Week in Quotes' with ' This Day in Quotes' based on politician comments.

2. The section on the Metrodump bathrooms and the Lions-Vikings game was priceless -- although the game made me think more of gushing arterial wounds than, well, you know...