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09 Sep 2011

Week 1 N.F.L. Matchups

Those periods can only mean one thing: my weekly matchups are back at the New York Times!

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 09 Sep 2011

21 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2011, 10:09am by Raiderjoe


by Keith(1) (not verified) :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 2:10pm


Great, as always, especially the Dolphins and Cardinals blurbs.

by MJK :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 3:20pm

Classic. Love these articles. :-)

The NFC west crack was my favorite.

by BJR :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 3:21pm

The Philly blurb made me LOL. Made me think of the armies of Orcs in Lord of the Rings who are overwhelming in numbers and in appearance, but simply lambs to the slaughter come battle time.

by dcgushue :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 6:42pm

... and remember, an oversized takedown (Legolas vs. Mammoth) still only counts as one, for anyone going against Albert Haynesworth.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 10:44pm

D.o. n.o.g. r.e.a.d. N.Y.T. f.o.r. t.j.a.t r.e.a.s o.m. rly suckful thong thosw clowns do

by Jerry :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 2:57am

Mike's Matchups columns are worth checking out, regardless of what you think of the Times' other coverage.

by galactic_dev :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:57pm

". . . a little short for a stormtrooper." Comedy gold!

by BaronFoobarstein :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 5:03am

First I was surprised the Steelers were only favored by two over the Ravens. And then I realized the Ravens were favored.

by Noah Arkadia :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:59am

Dolphins will win! Dolphins will win!

Bah! Who am I kidding... The Patriots are much superior.

Wait, no. Dolphins will win!

When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack

by Dice :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:39pm

A Beauty and the Beast reference. Damn I hated that show.

by BaronFoobarstein :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 9:11pm

The singing furniture was interesting.

by Kevin from Philly :: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:39am

Ugh, Linda Hamilton. I always called that show "Beast and the Beast".

by specq (not verified) :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 6:13pm

What is the NY Times trying to insinuate by making the Chargers' marble (ball, sphere, whatever...) twice as big as that of any other team?

by Bryan and Vinny Show (not verified) :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 7:48pm

I've been coming here off and on for about four years, and I have to say that this is the first time I can say I honestly have no idea what Raiderjoe wrote. I can usually figure it out after some careful study, but this time? I take it he doesn't like the NY Times, but other than that, it appears to be an acronym, and then just totally falls of the rails of successful communication.
Greta column, as always.

by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:57pm

Sorry for bad typing. Got poisonrd by food Friday afternooon. Dehyddarated still on saturday nkght. No beeer drink. Anywat was trying to gett acfross don't like NYT showing NFL as N.F.L. and nba as n.b.a. Hate it.

by MooseIsLoose (not verified) :: Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:34am

Please never, ever change Raiderjoe.

by Bryan and Vinny Show (not verified) :: Sun, 09/11/2011 - 10:40am

No apologies necessary. I am already gearing up for four months of Raiderjoespeak

by Mike Tanier :: Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:20pm

I don't like the periods either. I have to go back at the end of writing and put all of the periods and "the"'s in in strange places. The plus side is that everyone knows what paper the material appeared in!

by Shattenjager :: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:26pm

The Simon Le Bon line wins this week.

by Kevin from Philly :: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:36am

Mike, if I were you, I'd start to worry about that Walt Bennet guy from Harrisburg. He's WAY too into your N.Y.T. column.

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 10:09am

W. Benett does semm a little.out there.