Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2005

Week 12 Rundown

Yes, the Lions are part of our family on Turkey Day — lazy in-laws who never do the dishes or corral their children. The Cowboys invited better guests, as their game against the Broncos is one of the week's highlights. The Giants have protection issues, the Steelers have injury issues, and Trent Dilfer has a hissyfit in this week's rundown.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 23 Nov 2005

14 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2005, 1:33pm by TomC


by tunesmith (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 7:26pm

serenity prayer... best joke of the week. :)

by Chance (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 7:33pm

And a Rush reference!

by Chris (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 7:38pm

I think Kurt Warner is more then familiar with the turf.

I think he's spent more time in the turf then on his feet in the last few years.

by WesM (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 7:44pm


This was the best joke of the week:

"little uric acid imbalance"

by bobman (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 8:05pm

Uh-oh, Mike is translating FRENCH names now... is he channeling Steve Young? Will they be spending some quality time together at P-Town next summer? Or maybe he's just a sophisticated, erudite... aw, who am I kidding?

My fave joke was "must be a really big font." I assume it was also bold-faced, which takes up more room, and repeated ad infinitum, like the novel manuscript in "The Shining." Oh no, I spoke Latin... um, that's not, like the same as French, is it?

by Sam B (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2005 - 8:28pm

Wow - a Browns game is a game you should watch! Have they ever been higher than nutshells before?

by mikeabbott (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 1:19am

Funny article, especially if anyone trys that drink.

by NF (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 4:20am

Very funny article.

'Saints at Jets: On Sunday, Herman Edwards uttered the second-scariest sentence in Jets history: "If we had to play tomorrow," Coach Edwards said, "(Kliff) Kingsbury would be our starting quarterback."

The scariest sentence, of course, was spoken by Leon Hess: "I am proud to introduce the next head coach of the New York Jets ... Rich Kotite."'

That is a classic joke. Can we declare the Rich Kotite joke the "Free Bird" of NFL jokes?

"He's the CEO," said Patrick Pass, the special teamer turned part-time fullback turned featured runner. Brady will call a board meeting and attempt a hostile takeover of the Chiefs secondary with cornerback Patrick Surtain doubtful this week."

The mental images here go from incomprehensble to hilarious. Well done. It would be so awesome if someone on the Patriots receiver corp read that and then did a TD celebration based on that.

by MCS (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 9:23am

Is that quote from Mallrats? Sounds like something Brodie (Jason Lee) would say.

Kevin Smith Rules!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

by Devin McCullen (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 5:57pm

Actually, they were saying on the game today that Seattle does clinch the NFC West with a win. It may be tiebreaker issues, or it may be that they're wrong.

Oh, and I dare you, heck I double-dog-dare you, to call Marvin Lewis "Marv" to his face.

by masocc (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 6:19pm

I'm gonna try it... though with a little less vodka. Theoretically, the sauce and gravy should mask the vodka. Though admittedly, I'll be trying it BEFORE dinner, just in case ;)

by Tim Kirk (York, UK) (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2005 - 8:54pm

re: #9
Quote is possibly a misquote from Rush song 'Subdivisions' from the album Signals...

'conform or be cast out' is the line following 'in the shopping malls' according to lyrics sheet, 'be cool or be cast out' is later in the chorus.

by Matt Weiner (not verified) :: Fri, 11/25/2005 - 12:54pm

Big props for the technically correct use of 'enormity' (" A monstrous offense or evil; an outrage"; def. 2 from dictionary.com).

by TomC (not verified) :: Fri, 11/25/2005 - 1:33pm

Amen to #13.