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28 Oct 2011

Week 8 N.F.L. Matchups

So ... how about that World Series?

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 28 Oct 2011

17 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2011, 3:27am by liberty_JAC


by IsraelP (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 7:58am

In the saints preview, you counted the Browns twice.

by Joseph :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:04pm

Not only that, his math is way off. (Tanier, as a teacher, I expect better from you.) Without counting the Browns twice, I get 42--NINETEEN less than the Saints scored. He could have at least added the Colts.

by The Powers That Be :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:20pm

First of all, I'm not sure what to make of someone who thinks that 62-42=19 criticizing somebody else's math skills.

Secondly, I assume that the second "Browns" was supposed to be "Broncos", in which case the math works out just right.

by TomKelso :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 1:10pm

I just figured he had watched Blazing Saddles too much, and was referencing the scene where Lamarr and Taggart are interviewing criminals for their mob.

by wr (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:52pm

Although I can't see anyone keeping a straight face through:

Lamarr: "You said 'Browns' twice".

Bandit: "I like the Browns".

by Jerry :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 8:07am

I'm afraid that half the Steel Curtain (Fats Holmes and Dwight White) are dead.

On a less morbid and more up-to-date note, that was a terrific ballgame Thursday night.

by coboney :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 10:53am

And the Chargers still have the biggest logo! Come on Mike - come out of the closet as a Chargers fan :P

A good read as always Mike and keep up the good work of entertaining and informing.

by anymouse (not verified) :: Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:07am

Good to see things are back to normal.

by drgarnett (not verified) :: Sat, 10/29/2011 - 5:55pm

It's as mystifying as the Chargers performance.

by D Jones :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 11:37am

Great stuff as usual.

by MJK :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 11:49am

the returns of Marshawn Lynch and Tarvaris Jackson will give the Seahawks’ offense a major boost, which provides terrifying insight into the state of their offense.

Favorite quote of the article. (The fact that it's mocking Pete Carroll's team makes it even better).

by Briguy :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 2:47pm

Seconded! I actually started laughing out loud at work when I read that line and got some nasty looks from my co-workers. Funniest line I've read in a while.

by Floyd (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:08pm

jaws of furry?

Irsay's got some kink in that step of his.

by wr (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:53pm

Re : the ticket giveaway in Toronto - Obviously someone there has watched 'The Magic Christian'.

by justanothersteve :: Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:27pm

Good thing about the World Series - it has kept the St Louis locals from thinking about how bloody awful the Rams have been this year. Now that it's over, I imagine the sports discussion (when not talking about resigning Pujols) will be about who the best college non-QB is. There is also a hockey team here (the Blues) and a college basketball team, but they have small (albeit very dedicated) fan bases.

by drgarnett (not verified) :: Sat, 10/29/2011 - 6:07pm

The Dolphins are 0-6 and yet have the fewest penalties in the NFL? That smells like a team that's not being aggressive enough. They certainly didn't look very aggressive going after the Broncos in the last 10 minutes of regulation time.

by liberty_JAC :: Sun, 10/30/2011 - 3:27am

You thought the 49ers/Lions game was boring? This confuses me. I'm a Niners fan, so I might be biased, but I'm pretty sure that game was tough and physical and went right down to the wire in quite an exciting fashion.

Do games have to be 35 - 28 with 600 passing yards to be exciting? :/