Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Sep 2012

NFL Lowdown: Week 4

This week, I discover the anatomical term "Acoustic Meatus" while doing some Matt Schaub research, and that's all she wrote for my sense of humor.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 28 Sep 2012

30 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 11:12am by Cathedralplumbing


by Insancipitory :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:25am

Wow. I'm forced to write words that may never have been used in combination. Poor Greg Schiano.

by dryheat :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:43am

Better than the Urinary Meatus, I suppose

by mathesond :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:34am

After reading "McKnight did intercept three passes in practice, including one by Tebow, marking the first time a backup running back ever intercepted a pass by a backup fullback in the entire history of horrible ideas.", I'm glad I didn't have any beverages near my mouth.

by BigCheese :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:42pm

I haven't gotten past that line yet, so this might change in the next few minutes, but that is the line of the month.

- Alvaro

Phil Simms is to analysts what Ryan Leaf is to NFL QBs

by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 7:17pm

I'm going to hazard that it occurred reasonably often in the 1930s and 1940s.

by Jerome Manson (not verified) :: Tue, 10/02/2012 - 5:08pm

Yeah that was hilarious!! As a Giants fan, I can't wait for Sanchez to crack more under the Tebow chants.

by Led :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:35am

What a circus! Nobody, especially in the AFC East, EVER used offensive players for depth in the secondary before.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:56pm

McKnight did a sack of romo last year right?

Will oick later

by McLuvin1983 (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:48pm

Stop posting.

by art_mccn (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:47pm

uh enough already with clueless dudes whining about raiderjoe. not only is he a valued FO mainstay, there's also a 99.99% chance that RJ knows a hundred times more about football than you (or I) do. maybe you're the one who should stop posting.

by dryheat :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:49pm

Ah...you haven't caught on that Raiderjoe and McLuvin are actually the same person. The show goes on....

by RC (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:16pm

There is a huge percentage of people on here who find RaiderJoe's shtick annoying, and thinks the whole place would be better off if he stopped intentionally misspelling things.

by jds :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:33pm


by RC (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:58pm

whitty retort.

by justanothersteve :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 9:19pm

I've noticed this "huge percentage" tend to be (not verified) and seem to be mostly the same few people. And it's not a "schtick". It's just who he is. Other than the poor spelling, I wasn't much different as a Packers fan in the 70's and 80's regarding my undying faith in my team. Despite the alcohol, raiderjoe remembers far more football than I do from those times.

by MJK :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 3:57pm

Easy solution:

Right under the post number and the subject line, there's a black, boldfaced line of text. Simply don't read any post where this line of text says "Raiderjoe", and your annoyance will vanish.

by Dean :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:51pm

Do you actually have anything to say about football?

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:58pm

McLubin1983 hasn't posted anything football related.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:15pm

Did not get sakx. Must have been regular tackle.

Wish McLubin did something useful.

McLubin loolk up the Week 1 2011 game book Dallas ta Jets and ssee what McLniht doo in that game

by art_mccn (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:54pm

back on topic, I quite like the Jets as Dali. which I guess makes the inevitable Tebow QB insertion the razor slicing the eyeball in Un Chien Andalou, in the sense that he'll make Jets fans want to slice their eyeballs with razors.

by Dean :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:04pm

I'm pretty sure before I got there, my eyes glazed over at the thought of reading more about the Jets and I just scrolled forward to the next team. And this is Tanier - so you know how disgusted I am with the hype.

by mikedewitt :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:02pm

I have to disagree with Mike's template for beating the Niners. The Vikings' "running right at them" gained their backs 104 yards on 33 carries, an average of about three years per carry. In watching that game, I thought the secret to the Vikings' success was the short passing game, which did not allow the Niners defense to harass Ponder. It also didn't hurt that Alex Smith reverted to his 2010 version.

by fb29 :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:54pm

I miss walkthrough

by Duke :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:28pm

Note: The acoustic meatus is the outer ear canal. It is OK to play with it in public, but never insert anything smaller than your elbow!


by dmb :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:29am

Yes, to avoid damaging your inner ear.

by Mr Shush :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:16pm

If you successfully insert your elbow into your ear, damage to the acoustic meatus is going to be the least of your concerns.

by Insancipitory :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:52pm

"Your ear canal is big as a house as big as a house."

by Duke :: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:57am

This, is what I was thinking.

by IAmJoe :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 10:24pm

I love it when Tanier makes Eminem references

by Cathedralplumbing (not verified) :: Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:12am

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