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16 Sep 2011

Week 2 N.F.L. Matchups

I really have to stop having these Randall Cunningham flashbacks.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 16 Sep 2011

13 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2011, 8:12am by BJR


by BaronFoobarstein :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 7:35pm

The Seahawks are going to route the pretender Steelers 45-7. This is the beginning of the end my steel-city friends. Prepare for an epic collapse, a badly upside down season, and a genuine shot at the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes, which you of course won't know what to do with. Fifteen years of rebuilding are about to begin during which you will have nary a winning season let alone a playoff run, the Patriots, Cowboys, and 49ers will exceed your paltry six rings, and the Ravens will tie it. Don't expect to see Polamalu, Ward, Harrison, Smith, Hampton, or Colon play another season. A married and mellow Roethlisberger is going to turn into the modern version of Carson Palmer. The young money crew will all leave for greener pastures as soon as their contracts are up. And Mendenhall is going to put more balls in the dirt than Karch Kiraly.

by tunesmith :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:02pm

I don't know about you, but I read this in a Gilbert Gottfried voice.

by justanothersteve :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 9:12pm

I was thinking more like Tim Gunn going "Major Wow Factor."

by BaronFoobarstein :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 9:31pm

Either works, though with very different effects. Kelsey Grammar's Sideshow Bob voice seems to work as well.

by DSG (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:03pm

Nice try. Needs more spelling and grammatical mistakes.

by BaronFoobarstein :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:11pm

I ended a sentence with the word "up." Is that not sufficient?

Also, I'm not sure for what my mistakes were insufficient. But thanks for the encouragement, I think.

by MJK :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 10:22pm

You're obviously a Steelers fan.

by alexbond :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:32pm

Should have spelled it "Stealers", otherwise 5 out of 5 stars.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 10:04pm

will read tongiht when get drink in

by Reader Martin (not verified) :: Sat, 09/17/2011 - 1:12pm

After the last post, I got a bunch of error diagnostics below the FO banner. ("user warning: Unknown column 'extra' in 'field list' query: SELECT cid, filter, style, status, scan, extra FROM spam_custom WHERE" etc.) In my book displaying errors instead of logging them is very bad site design. I would have a few words with Distance Software if I were you.

by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 09/17/2011 - 1:38pm

see that mesagge myself too soemtimes. wondered what was but hey if messgages go through maybe not soemthing need to worry about

by friedrice :: Sat, 09/17/2011 - 7:09pm

did he really go 8 and 7 last week straight up? could have done better just picking the home teams.

by BJR :: Sun, 09/18/2011 - 8:12am

As far as I remember he just picked all the Vegas favorites. If you've got a better strategy than that for picking teams to win straight up then I'm waiting to hear it......