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Okay, I ain't going to lie. I would not mind if BBM and his Colts get their teeth knocked in by the Pats today. I just really don't even want to see this shill in the Super Bowl. I suppose that makes me a vengeful guy. Oh well, I can live with that.

In the other game, I think it's safe to assume everyone in the country not from Chicago is rooting for the Saints. How can you not? What a story.

I have a feeling Samuel is the hero for New England and continues BBM's weak postseason (1 TD- 5 INTs), while the kid from Hofstra finds a way to get deep on the Bears enough times to keep that game interesting. I also have a feeling Sexy Rexy might revert to form.

But I'd also be the first to admit I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen today.

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 21, 2007; 8:00 AM ET
 
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Okay, I ain't going to lie....seeing the Pats go to yet ANOTHER Super Bowl would be gag-inspiring! Enough already! That being said...I think they will win tonight...AND win the Super Bowl...because once they get there, they will win it all :-(

On the NFC side, this is actually the first time in a few years that I will be rooting for the NFC in the Super Bowl. Last year I could not pull for the Seahawks because (1) they had such an easy schedule in the regular season and (2) they beat us. The year before it was Philly and I just could not root for our hated rival.

I really hope the Saints make it....it will be a Super Bowl truly worth watching as most of us would love to see the Saints win it all. However, I believe Chicago will win today - they are reminiscent of the Seahawks last season...easy schedule during the regular season...and now playing at home...in the cold....with the game in their hands.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 9:23 AM | Report abuse

JLC I am with you. I want to see BBM get he ass kick today. However, I really want to see Coach T win. Without question I am pulling for the Saints. After they win maybe some focus will be put on how bad the city still looks.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Bears and Pats will win. All these so called experts on tv are picking the Colts and Saints.

Posted by: Vegas | January 21, 2007 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Can't agree more with Lisa! The thought of stomaching another 2 weeks of "isn't Bellicheck the best ever" and "the Patriots dynasty" and "Tom Brady this/Tom Brady that" really makes me want to puke!!

Posted by: 'canes fan (not Miami) | January 21, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I had a dream last night about the future: Cats and dogs living together, flying cars, and Peyton Manning with a Super Bowl ring. Also, Chelsea Clinton narrowly defeated Jenna Bush in the 2020 Presidential election, contested for the first time live on FOX, with Simon Cowell counting all the votes sent in via text messages. BTW, in the future, every restaurant is Quizno's, and I am an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around me.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

, and I am an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around me.

P and you know what happen to Mr. Joy Joy feelings right?

JM220 you are fine 2 credit points lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I love that movie. I'm confident that Sly Stallone is an underappreciated genius.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Oh, my picks just so I can be totally wrong later: Colts/Saints.

Met this chick in the bar last night who hated Tom Brady. How can you be a single woman and hate Tom Brady? That one perplexed me. I'm never one to be envious of anyone else because, honestly, I have everything I've ever asked for or wanted...that said, the only guy I would ever trade places with is Tom Brady. I love that guy. He's the best there is, he is indeed quite possibly the "Tiger Woods of football" as someone wrote last week, and he's 100% class in close to everything he does or says.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

i'd like to officially change my picks....
to:

bears and colts in the superbowl

Why you ask?

let's just say roger goodell is manny proofing the superbowl. he wants a black head coach to win the superbowl in his innaugural year as the NFL Commish. (how outlandish huh?! yeah, the beyond is a pretty outlandish place).

sfskin, the way you feel about your mom i feel about my dad. i swear i think he has dimentia. he reminds me of Tony Sopranos mom.

ps... i'll be rooting for the saints and the pats albeit hopelessly.

Posted by: dealer from the beyond | January 21, 2007 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I'm pulling for the Colts and the Saints. Gotta pull for Dungy. He's due. The Colts are playing well enough defensively that this game will not be decided by a late game drive and HU's own Antoine Bethea returns a pick for a TD.

Saints have too much offense and the Bears not quite enough. I'm with you JLa. Rexy brings Intercepty back.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I'm betting it's a Saints-Patriots Superbowl. Pats have zero pressure going into this game. I mean, they've got three rings already, and they weren't supposed to get past San Diego. And "the experts" agree that the Super-Chargers lost that game rather than New England winning. Conversely, the table is set for Peyton. AFC title game at home; what they've always wanted. Defense has stepped it up; Peyton hasn't played well to this point in the post-season. All signs should point to everything coming together today for Indy. Except.....what if it doesn't? In the back of Peyton's mind, you know he's thinking "what if we pull a Schottenheimer? Oh man, they'll never get off my back." Enter pressure into the room.

As for Chicago, Rex should respond with a real turkey, if he's true to form. But the one thing he's got going for him is that they've been good on the big play all year, and that has been what the Saints defense has been poor at all year.

20-13 Pats
24-21 Saints

Posted by: Montana'Skins Fan | January 21, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

question for Mr. Tony:
1. Have you thought about wearing an Afro to the MNF (for good)?

2. Have you ever considered wearing a body suit like the hans on SNL? you know to give you some depth on TV.

3. Have you considered going out in the sun? ever?

And a request to Mr. Tony As a lifelong fan of your work I would just like to say I MISS YOU!!!! in print!!! please please please please please continue to write! i don't care if they have to be lady-columns aka columnettes. i don't read much(as you can tell by my writing skills) but you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good at it. and there's no one at the post or any local papers that comes close (to your highness!)!!! as they say in the projects "YO, YOU GOTS TO!"

Posted by: dealer from the beyond | January 21, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I want to see a white knuckle, defensive performance that stretches into triple overtime, so that I have no time for a nap before Battlestar Galactica comes on tonight.

Either that, or make it all end mercifully quick so that I have ample time for a nap before Battlestar Galactica comes on tonight.

Basically, I'm ambivalent about this whole nap thing.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Diddy stop it with the "Tiger Woods of football" with regard to Brady. He's not out there alone. Football is the ultimate team game. If Vinatieri doesn't make those two kicks against Oakland - one of which is considered the greatest kick in playoff history - or two game ending kicks in Super Bowls we're not even having this discussion. And Belichick's game planning and the D haven't been that bad either.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Ooooh, I forgot that Tony was supposed to drop in today. Hmmmm. Cindy, is he still going to come by?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Yes, football is the ultimate team game and all that stuff. I totally get that. But QB is the single most important position on any team, and Brady is the best at it.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Cyn said Tony said he might be at the Post for the second game today. She also said she'd be up here around 11 Eastern, which is now-ish. I bet we hear from her soon.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

May not survive if Pats win again,I am surrounded please send help.

Posted by: Old School | January 21, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Football fans should never, ever pull for a dynasty by any other team. You're saying, "Golly, if we can't be the champions, I'd sure like to watch ONE other team winning again and again! What a delight!" There is something grievously, profoundly wrong with any 'Skins fan pulling for the Pats in this game.

I have been backing the Colts all along because I think they are the ONLY team in the league who can beat the Pats in the playoffs. They know each other too well and have played so many big games. The Colts also have some undeniably good guys, especially Dungy.

Picking Saints and Colts today, picking entirely with my heart.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I think they are the ONLY team in the league who can beat the Pats in the playoffs.

nate, are you on crack? cuz they "know eachother too well"?? and have played in big games against them? ummmm i don't know if you know this but they've lost ever single "big" game against the pats. and yes, you're right they've played against them alot and LOST EVERY single game that mattered.

i'm predicting this year to be different only cuz of adam V. a Patsie. not because of the overrated son of a loser and loser himself or a tony dungy led defense which was LAST, LAST in the league against run! and they haven't played a collegiate level offense, let alone NFL offense, in the playoffs YET!

colts will be going against an undermanned(yet AGAIN), beaten, talent-less(on the offense except the o-line and their QB) team. and after the game the patsies will have to SPEND money for the first time.

so no, it won't be the colts beating the pats. it'll be the pats beating themselves. by letting Adam V. walk, by letting branch walk, by not having plan B on the receivers side.

and i don't give a shti about dungy. he doesn't deserve to win either. i love the guy but dude! you gotta have the balls to btcih slap your fcngki QB when he throws you and everyone else under the bus for his f-ing failures over and over!

(projects in my previous posts=oxon hill government subsidized housing by ramada inn)

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Football fans should never, ever pull for a dynasty by any other team.

so instead we should root for a team and the owner that won't be in NO in 2 years? or for a QB that has no class? or for a city that was the last top abolish public hangings?

yeah, that proves you're a REAL fan. do you give out badges too?

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

It's snowing lightly in DC.....I'm going to pray it starts coming down harder.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

dealer, dealer, dealer, you haven't yet helped me understand how it is that you revel in the Patriots' repeated championships. I ask you again, did you LOVE watching the 49ers in the 80's?

And obviously we are miles apart on the Colts; I find them innocuous, and by far the lesser of two evils, while you and others find them totally objectionable. Agree to disagree.

Read me again: I think the Colts have the best chance to beat the Pats, and my lone remaining objective in these playoffs* is for the Pats not to win the SB. I don't really believe the Pats will lose today, but I WANT them to lose.

Also, La Cynditor may have said her start time would be around 2 Eastern, which I translated to 11 Pacific and then truncated to 11, which was all I remembered. But I bet we'll see her up here soon. West coast time slip in full effect for moi.

* My playoff objectives:
1. Redskins win Super Bowl.
2. Redskins have any other playoff success.
3. Cowboys do not have any playoff success.
4. Giants do not have any playoff success.
5. No freakin' team aside from the Skins enjoys a run of playoff success which may be referred to as a 'dynasty.'

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

If Vinatieri doesn't make those two kicks against Oakland - one of which is considered the greatest kick in playoff history - or two game ending kicks in Super Bowls we're not even having this discussion.

LH, yeah, and if your maama hadn't had sex with your daddy you wouldn't be posting "this" kinda logic.

who put adam V in position to kick those FG's?

are you kidding?

if montana hadn't over-thrown that pass in the endzone and clark wasn't 7 ft. tall, hadn't caught it, if tennessee's receiver had escaped that tackle for 1 more yard, if chip lohmiller was born a girl, if there wasn't a strike, if mickleson had the heart of tigerwoods...if ladel betts wasn't butterfinger betts...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I think I see your logic. You find something objectionable about all the remaining teams except the Patriots. And you don't buy my argument about not rooting for another team aside from your favorite team to enjoy a dynasty.

Good for you, buddy.

Enjoy it when the Pats hoist the Lombardi Trophy in two weeks. Until that time I will be rooting for Anyone Else.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

nate, no i didn't enjoy the 49ers winning. probably cuz skins always had the chance to all those years. and yes, i hate the patsies but i hate the colts more.
i hate the patsies cuz i'm surrounded by their fans but that's it. nothing more to my hate but INDIANAPOLIS? NO F-ing WAY!

but i think all the experts will probly be right this time. colts win this one. there just isn't any talent (not much) with the patsies this year. meanwhile the colts are loaded (except for the QB position).

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

dealer needs time-out
Go read your Spurrier book
For one half hour

Posted by: MV Dame | January 21, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Okay, dealer, having aired all your grievances with regard to the nightcap, who do you 'like' in the first game today?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I am so with you....can't understand why dealer (and the others) want to see the Patriots go back to the Super Bowl and win yet another one. Truly SICKENING! The coach is arrogant and they refuse to pay their best players (except for Brady) and let them walk away - just like the Skins do. Also there is so much to like about the Colts. Tony Dungy (total class act), Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne (lost his brother earlier this season), Joseph Addai (has a friend who is paralyzed that he spends time with and contributes to his medical bills). The only thing most of us dislike about the Colts is BBM but it is a team game - and my like of the guys I names far outweighs my dislike of Manning. It would be fantastic to see the Colts win this game on the foot of Vinateri.

Hope the Saints win it all though.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Can I join in the battle?

I like Brady cuz he went to UM. But, yeah, I'm kinda tired of him too since the media turned him into some kind every guys guy....

I don't like PAyton, but hay he can at least go to the SB and lose to NO or Da Bears. I wouldn't mind that....

To me, my biggest dilema is I don't really care for CHI or Indy, except for their coaches. I wouldn't mind an all black coach SB. That is big no matter what you think.

But, if NO wins, you hope that brings attention to the devasted City....

In conclusion, I don't care who wins. Next year, Skins vs. Denver in SB. You can't write a more perfect script. We are basically tied to the hip at the moment, plus we both played in one of the most memorabale SBs of our time....

I say we forget about the games for a sec, and talk about who we should play next year.....

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 21, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Dealer take a deep breath brother.

Lisa I agree with most of what you said. But I still hate the BBM more, so yes I want the Pats to win. I also think the Saints O have a better chance against the Pat D than the Colts D.

Cyn Cyty where are you?

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

My own picks for today:

First I have to say that I think both games are completely up in the air. I don't have a strong feeling on either one.

The team I'd like to win in the first game is the Saints. Don't think I have to qualify that.

As for the second game, well I guess I have to come clean and outright say that I like the Patriots. And not just in this game, but I actually like them. I guess that's what happens when you live in Patriot country for so long and get to know a team so well. For better or worse, they have become my default AFC team.

Now if the Super Bowl ever came down to the Pats and the Skins... well I mean, come on, it's not even close there. I may like the Pats, but I love the Skins.

So as much as I like Dungy and, in fact, a lot of the Colts players, my pick for the second game is the Pats. If they lose... eh. No skin off my back.

For the Big Game, don't ask me yet. If my picks do advance, it'd be extremely, painfully difficult to root against the Saints...

Posted by: MV Dame | January 21, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Jason La Canfora:

A few things. One, is Freddy Adu going to be put on the national team anytime soon? This is just getting ridiculous to me. I watched the game, and the US played well and the Danes looked like farted-in milk, but how can this kid not be getting on the field? Boggles the mind. Two, I like the Cooper kid that scored the last goal...he is one to watch in my opinion. Three, how does everyone on the blog feel about Gov. Bill Richardson running for President. I like it. Only Governor in the race with a long resume and he's likeable.

Bears and Colts in the Superbowl. I hate to say it and I hope it doesn't happen, but I think that is what we will see.

Posted by: The Governor | January 21, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

mv, yeah i need a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time-out called a vacation. but sorry, i was just trying to be funny. and i know for SHOW all you guys/gals including tiny lisa can kick my ass in person any day! so i better watch what i say huh? :)

nate, i'm rooting for the saints but i think the bears are going to win it thus providing an easy victory in the SB for the colts (because bears really don't have a running game).

i'm so glad i don't gamble with my money.

lisa, my skins suck and snyder wants to do his way but the patsies are doing it somewhat like his way (source: you guys) but they're winning because of the people in charge of player acquistion....long story short i root for the iggles and the patsies so @ the pressers the reporters can rub it in joe's and snyder's face about how ridiculous their moves are compared to the iggles and patsies?

and i also root for tom brady. the guy has the hollywood looks, much much much much better looking than archie's family, even better player but how many commercials do you see him in? you don't think people want him in ads? he could make so much money doing ads but he doesn't. that's why i root for him and not the pats or the bellichoke or the evil craft.


ummmmmmmmmm i better go...if i want to come back and trash talk with you guys when the colts game starts up...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Yo!
Happy title game day!!!
I am a little late signing on....had a couple of things to tend to....had to abandon my car on the beltway (I like to do that early when it snows). Then, some stuff in here.
I was trying to make my picks as I parallel-parked on the beltway...I always say bet the home team. But I think one of these road teams wins....What the hell. I'll say Saints-Pats.
Haven't heard from TK today, but I think he'll be in. The Caddy does nicely in the snow and he has a garage parking space. Me? I'm on the street -- and now everybody knows which one, thanks to Lisa. :)
(If you wanna come by and scrape off the snow about midnight, that'd be nice.)

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 21, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys: Semi Redksin Related.......

HB did an article about his expereince with HDTV...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/20/AR2007012000070.html

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 21, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Dealer take a deep breath brother.

jm, i'm going to kick your ass first! you and your stupid hammer. i'm going to take it from you and boink you upside your head.

BTW

IT'S SNOOOOOOOOOOOOWINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the rock this morning. dealer the only point I was making is that Brady is not the "Tiger Woods of football." I don't deny his standing as one of the great QBs.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Dealer,

Brady was in ads....think it was American Express...they showed them ad nauseum at one time. Still see the ads occasionally.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"During a snowy Monday Night Football matchup between Green Bay and Seattle, not only could I watch snow turn to water as it hit Brett Favre's helmet, but I also could see the powdery wisps of pancake makeup on Tony Kornheiser in the broadcast booth."

From HB's article about his HDTV experince....

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 21, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

jm220, Marshall Faulk just did a piece on the devastation of New Orleans for the NFL Network. He is from NO and Katrina destroyed his High School. It was really touching - and Marshall said the scenes he showed could not even begin to describe how really bad it is.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the rock...

LH, by that you must be insinuating that i got sleep? ummm no.

LH, it is even harder to win in a team sport for a good player because you have to be even that much better to make up for people around you. tiger woods only has to worry about himself. he doesn't have to worry about butterfingers, the "to's" of this world, running back fumbling and s on...

lisa, yes he was in that visa card commercial i think. but i was speaking relatively, comparing his commercial apperances to the BESTEST, SMARTEST QB EVER TO PLAY THE GAME aka archie's boy. really when are the colts going to take the playcalls away from him???? When?

sfskin, i'm soooooooo with you girl on legalizing the good shtuff! really! but it'll never happen cuz of the evil pharmaceutical companies that spend BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars in lobying...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

4th I saw that and my first thought was that TK is going to give Howard Bryant the Paul Farhi treatment.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

btw, guys, they might be weird, strange, but let's give a standing O to big lip lady and Brad Pitt who just bought a house in NO and are going to send their kids to school there.

what a great thing to do! and have the brains to come up with that kinda plan and the courage to execute it. i wish more celebs did that.

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Here's Senor Tony! Answering Dealer first...

That's very flattering, Dealer. I appreciate your evaluation. I certainly intend to come back in one manner or another. As of now, the plan is for Wilbon and I to yodel back and forth a la PTI a few times a week on the website, and for that to be cut down and culled into something for the paper. I have been ready to do this for weeks. But nobody seems to be ready to do it with me. (Cindy: I'm ready.) I'll start tomorrow. Just line the suits up and lets get going.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Now for the games....
Last week I promised Cindy that I would comment during one of the two games this week and I intend to do that in Game 1. I would have done it in Game 2, which I think will be the better game, but I didn't realize how late that game would start. And my daughter is coming over for dinner, a rare treat for me. I hope you'll all understand why I'll just babble in Game 1.
I intended to come into the Post, but the ferocity of the snow outside and the prediction of 6 to 8 inches by 6 o'clock. I am like a little girl. [This said in a really funny accent.] I will probably just comment from home, where I stocked up on firewood for the Napoleonic-like siege of winter.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody have an HDTV? I am a proud owner of a 2 month old 57" Mitisibushi DLP HDTV in True 1080p. (Remember Martin when he got that big ol tv? that's been me ever dince..)

If you do is there any big Cons that you have about it? Mine is simialar to HBs, not enough HD programming. Once you start watching, you kinda refuse to watch SD (standard TV) again. I tend to watch a lot of PBS now since they have 3-4 HD channels........

Posted by: 4th | January 21, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the info Lisa. And he is right there is no words or picture that can describe how really bad it is. I plan on going back May or June. (hope some of you guys are game to go)

TK is Cyn Cyty as cool in person as she is on the blog?

TK now after watching 24 and Idol. Do you really believe Idol is a better show?

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey peeploggers - title day! Woo!

My picks - Saints - purely from the heart and because NO deserves everything good it can get. On the other hand Fred Thomas . . . he makes our secondary look good.

AFC - honestly don't know. Indy has everything going for them except it's the playoffs, it's the Pats and it's Indy. I respect and admire the Pats for what they've done and Brady is the Tiger Woods of PLAYOFF football but I have to say I'd like to see someone new and different and I think Dungy deserves it. Nice memory to hang his grief about his son on.

A NE v CHI SB would be potentially interesting/beyond irritating cause we'd have to revisit '85 and while I love love love Payton and Singletarry (sp?) I didn't like the Bears then and the stupid SB shuffle. On the other hand it would be interesting to see if this SB went lopsided the other way.

jm - if you head to NO in mid-late June I'll do my best to join as I'll be done with school.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Tony's daughter tells him people are sliding all over the beltway, so he's just gonna call me periodically. I'm confident he will say I'm cooler in person than on the blog. Either that or I'll hurt him like I'm Jack Bauer.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

The Power of Bauer lives in Cyn Cyty...

Posted by: MV Dame | January 21, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty I am sure you will.

sfskin hope all is well with you. If we can get a group to go in late June I am cool with that.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Learned,
Since I'm the one that made the Brady --> Tiger Woods comparison, allow me to defend it. Even tho it's a team sport, my opinion is that every other person on the field -- offense and defense on both sides -- knows he's back there, has 'it' (whatever 'it' is), and that knowledge affects everything that happens during the game; NE's offense plays with a little more swagger than their talent would suggest, the defense plays with a little less worry, knowing that they just have to keep it close, and the opponent plays with slightly more pressure and worry because they "have to" build up more of a lead than against other teams.
Similarly, when Mickelson walks out to the first tee tied with Tiger, there's slightly more pressure than against anyone else in the PGA.
It's entirely possible that it's not him, but the combination of him with Bellichek that makes 'it' happen, and if you switch QBs we're talking about Manning as Tiger. But this is the reality we have. And a 6th round draft pick is the money man.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 21, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Some other odds and ends.
Before you consider Red Coats as alternate name I will continue to advocate Red Lancers.
It turns out they are making the throwback jerseys with spears still and I caved and bought a Moss but it was on eBay so hopefully less $ will go to Lumberjack Snyder.
I also got a Ninetendo Wii - wow it's a riot to play. It came with Madden (all was a gift) and I am categorically riding the little yellow bus on this one. I've practiced all the various aspects of the game and then when I try a full normal game I'm just waving my arms around yelling and nothing good happens - hmmm kinda like watching the Skins on Sundays. So any tutorials would be appreciated but maybe on a slow blog day.

Bill Richardson for President! Yes I say yes. Latino, governor, former congressman, UN Ambassador, Energy secretary and negotiated with N. Korea. Plus a western Democrat. On the other hand how cool that voters will have the chance to vote for legitimate candidates who are a woman, an African American, a Latino big big step for us.

Football - did you guys have the MVP discussion already?
If so sorry to repeat but I've got a question.
What is the argument for choosing the league MVP before the playoffs and championship? I'm pretty sure I know it but like to hear thoughts.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:02 PM | Report abuse

It's a Bud Light pinata!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

What a catch!

Posted by: Cindy, waiting for TK | January 21, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to hear that Washingtonians are upholding the age old tradition of being the worlds worst drivers when there is a snowflake on the ground.
Is the snow plowing still equally bad? I remember under Mayor Crackbarry how they'd come through and plow all the alphabet streets but not the numbers or vice versa. Ah those were the days.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I hope everyone is also still rushing out to buy all batteries, milk, bread etc. off the shelves because we all know that 1 inch of snow is the first sign of the apocalypse.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

We were just talking about what streets are snow routes and one of the guys pointed out that they wouldn't plow on the weekend.
Yes, by all means, don't plow when there are no cars parked or driving. Wait till rush hour.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

So, picking the games -- the Pats will win 12-1. I don't know how you score 1 point in football, but my crystal ball keeps saying "12-1", so that's what I'm going with.

In the other game, the Saints strike me as the better team, but their defense can be undisciplined at times. The Bears defense is still pretty good, but injuries have knocked them down from elite status. I'll guess that the Saints score early, force Rex to do more than the occasional outburst of adequacy for which he is known, and win 27-17.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 21, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Even better Cyn Cyty is when they plow the ESR's but leave the big plow drift blocking the streets that feed onto the ESRs. So you can slip and slide your car right up to that drift and then get out and walk I guess.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Doh game started! Geez am I a dummy!

Go Saints!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yikes! Hey I've never understood why it is so hard to simply fall on the ball.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

To set the record straight, I am picking both home teams today. I am picking both home teams despite two facts that seem obivous: 1)in the New England game, Tom Brady is 10-0 in domes and 23-1 on artificial turf. So only an idiot would pick against Tom Brady today. And 2)there should be no doubt in your mind, in anybody's mind, that the New Orleans Saints are a better team than the Chicago Bears. They are better at quarterback. They are better at receiver. And they are just as good at running back. The area where the Bears are hugely better is taking the ball away and on returns with Devon Hester. But takeaways are rare and kick returns for tds even rarer. So only an idiot would pick against the Saints today. And i qualify on both counts. Ai am picking, based only home field and on intiution. I cannot defend picking Chicago and Indy with ration.
Having said all that, I already got lucky once when Rex Grossman was not touched by a blitzer on his first series and did not fumble upon contact, as I expected him to do.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

You probably think I should feel good about what just happened. But I don't. The Bears should have fallen on that fumble by Brees and not tried to advance it into the endzone without picking it up. This is not a good omen for the Bears.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Do you see how Rex likes to go deep? Rex goes for Berrion deep in the first quarter of every game. There's only one problem with that. You have to throw it long enough that the defender in front of Berrion can't make a play on it. Here's Rex off the field already. This is not a good sign.
Is it snowing in Chicago??? Why is it snowing here and not in Chicago??? Are we on the moon here???
Rex now: 0-4. Oy.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Saints needs to score on this one. Put the pressure on Rex because he isn't looking good.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, can't agree with you on Bill Richardson...he's arrogant and self serving. Give me Obama any day.

I booked Richardson for a speaking engagement several years ago - the event was in Hawaii. He took a "buddy" with him....left the buddy there for a few days and he ran up a HUGE bill which he expensed to my client account. And acted like he deserved to have them pay for his every desire.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Do you know what is a great pleasure on a day like today? Eating an English muffin. I have just fork-split a Thomas's Original English muffin, my favorite kind of muffin. I am toasting it, awaiting my opporunity to put butter on it. I only eat English muffins in the winter. This is a great day to eat an English muffin and sip Johnnie Walker Blue. Which is what I am going to be doing in a matter of second. I wish you all the same.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I'll be glad when there's an honest discussion about Obama and his chances of winning the Democratic nomination much less the presidency.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen the Cheeseboy?

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Rex better get his head in it.

Lisa - oh yeah there is no doubt the man is an arrogant sob and apparently quite the ladies man. However, I don't think that can be avoided at that level. I like Obama - smart, charismatic but he's buying into his own hype and that is always dangerous. He'll make a good president but not yet, not yet.

Ohhhh nooooo!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

That's a fumble, boys and girls. This time, they actually picked it up. This is what the Bears play for. I remember Lovie Smith asking me at a Monday night game what I thought the Bears wanted to do on defense above all else and I said, "Strip the ball and create a turnover?"
And he said, "No, score off a turnover."
He believes every single play is a potential six for them.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Doncha love it when Tony turns into Larry King and muses on English muffins?

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty - really? Does the WaPo provide the Blue in the coffee room? Nice work if you can get it. : )

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't go for this. I'd take the three with Robbie Gould. I'd take the three.

Posted by: Tony's eidtor | January 21, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Gov, Adu had barely any influence in the Under 20 Guatemala game, other than screwing up. Too small, slow, weak.

It's bad out. Just tried to drive to a friend's party in Laurel, and saw 5 accidents in a half-mile stretch of US1 south of Carmax. Had a nice slide down the hill myself, so I bailed. Nobody home here?

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Look at the king sack Hasselbeck! I love that!

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The Bears got it. And that helps my position that the Bears will win. But again, I would not have gone for it. I would have taken the three points and the lead and now have risked losing the ball on downs.
Rex just overthrew a totally open receiver (Clark). If it goes to fourth down again, are the Bears gonna go for it? I wouldn't, but I'm sittin' at home eatin' a muffin and drinkin' Scotch.

Posted by: Tony's editor | January 21, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Geez remember when the Fridge was considered a "big" player? #99 on NO is the size of a Hummer.

YEAH Defense! Go Saints!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hate the king.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

uh oh....another Saints turnover...

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Cyn - I'm so with you. I think we need t put that on our t-shirts.

Good lord NO! You're killing yourselves!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

If this guy's knee isn't down, it's a disaster.
It's not a fumble! His knee is down. But if they don't overturn this, New Orleans may be done, though that's asking a lot of Rex.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Can the Saints please hold onto the ball? It's all your fault TK. LOL

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I just had an ephiphany. John Hodgeman the PC guy looks like J-La at least he does compared to J-La's photo above.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

TK is hitting the Blue at home. Too snowy for Big Daddy to take the Caddy out.
We had a king cake last week and an editor who is from New Orleans is baking something today.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey if da Bears can win despite 1000 turnovers a game so can the Saints.

Right?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that call. I thought his knee was down. Now, if Rex can get them in and it's 10-0, that's a real big deal. If it's 6-0, with an offense like New Orleans's, it's not tragic. But 10-0 would be big here.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

This royally SUCKS! The Bears had a winning season because they had an easy schedule. Now they will play in the Super Bowl. It's the Seahawks all over again.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

By the way, I've had Johnnie Walker Green and it's okay, but it's not Johnnie Walker Blue.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

How can you hate the king? Come on.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Love the king. Hate the food.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Benson went Boom! Benson fall down! What the hell is that???
6-0 means the Saints are one play from being in the lead. How can the hometeam guy fall down? Shouldn't the hometeam guy be used to the field?
By the way, if you hate the king, does that mean you like these horrendous Coors commercials? They stink beyond words. They are not creative. They're not smart. They're not funny. They are lame beyond belief and personally now I would never drink Coors because these commercials are so bad.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Saints D held them to another field goal. That is big because the O have shown they can move the ball on the Bears D. They just need to hold onto the ball.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

When the king isn't doing BK commericals he's driving around in a beat-up windowless white van with a fake broken arm. . . .it puts the lotion in the basket . . .

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Here's my analysis of the game so far:
Chicago can't move the ball. New Orleans can't hold onto it. Now, to politics:
I like Bill Richardson. But I think he's already late to the party. Obama and Hillary are suckin' all the helium out of the balloon. John Edwards is already an afterthought. It's almost smarter now to delay entering the race to see if Obama or Hillary on some level are so hot that they burn out quickly as front-runners. The one guy who strategically can come in late and make a difference is Gore, who now, by the way, appears to weigh 300 pounds and is sweeping his hair back like a symphony orchestra conductor. Gore looks completely than he did seven years ago. He has what may be the best issue of all: the environment. Everybody on the Dems is doing to agree on Iraq by then. And Gore is way out in front on global warming, though admittedly today it doesn't look like global warming outside my window.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

That last one was Tony. Trying to post fast.


I HATE THE KING. Tony is wrong about the king.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

sfskin,

I've booked many high level people who did not take advantage of my client like Richardson did. That's why I've never forgotten it and do not like him.

The Democratic nomination will come down to Obama and Hilary.

Looks like the Bears are going to cruise to a win.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm beginning to wonder if the Saints will even score :-(

This reminds me of a Redskins game....

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

This looks like a critical drive here. A touchdown is a real big deal again. The Bears have had the entire game go their way so far and only have six points. A TD here could be too much for New Orleans to overcome.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

9-0 is nice, but it's just a touchdown and a field goal. It's one drive and one lucky play. Rex has only thrown one good pass so far. Just one. How many field goals can Robbie Gould kick? Is this going to be like the New England-Baltimore game? And, by the way, my daughter says the roads are terrible. Is it true we're expecting freezing rain on top of this? Because snow is nothing but ice is the worst of all. Unless it's in a Johnnie Walker Blue.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The Coors commericials are beyond innanely stupid and annoying and the beer sucks to boot. Worst beer on the market!

NO defense is playing it's head off but can they keep it up? Offense needs to get something here, something good.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Brees is a great quarterback. If the Dolphins had gotten Drew Brees, they'd be playing today. The Bears' defense does not intimidate him. I just don't think 9-0 is enough.
Has anyone out there heard of Mr. Handyman? Is there a Mr. Handyman franchise in the DC area?

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Saints need to run it. Run run run. Of course after they stall 3 times on the run I'll change my tune.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I asked about Mr. Handyman because I have eight free hours with Mr. Handyman from my ESPY giftbag. Plus I can get a free showerhead from the bag. I think I should wait and Mr. Handyman can attach. [If he waits too long, Christopher will steal his giftbag.]
So far, I have a showerhead situation and a screendoor situation for Mr. Handyman. I figure that's two hours. But my gift certificate expires in June, so I may just have to take him for two hours. What else could he do? Cindy: He could clean out your gutters. Me: Wouldn't that take longer? Isn't that a big deal? Maybe he could just come over and watch a DVD with me. Cindy: That's Mr. Babysitter.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The snow is not that bad in DC....looks like we will have to go to work after all.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

saints are done

Posted by: The King | January 21, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

This is a pretty good gameplan by the Bears. They're not letting Rex kill them and they're bleeding the clock. It looks now like New Orleans won't have enough time to score at all in the first half. The Bears should be able to get three more and go into the break at 12-0? And if they score here and go 16-0, it's pretty much over. [Ovah.] Everybody but Wilbon would agree on that.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Um, anybody else see Thomas Jones having a cleavage moment there?

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Game time.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Well, it looks like the AFC will win the Super Bowl yet again. The Bears have this one but there is no way Grossman will beat the Pats or Colts.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

This smells like over, doesn't it? Now, the problem is, if the Saints get a great return and somehow score in the next minute and a half. At the moment, the Bears have done everything you could ask -- except score TDs. The Saints need two TDS and two two-point conversions. Don't laugh. Sean Payton is an innovative and daring guy and he'll go for two if he doesn't get a TD until, say, themiddle of the third quarter. I like when coaches go for two. I think more should do it and do it earlier in games when the defense is not emotionally prepared for it.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"John Edwards is already an afterthought."

Yes. But not one vote has been cast. Polls, schmoles. People say the love Clinton and Obama now but people loved Harvey Gantt before election day. When its only the voter and God...

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - Some of us are already at work.....

Posted by: 4th | January 21, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I think if they put three up here, it's a very big deal. I don't understand why Chciago seems to be in some sort of prevent defense here. 16-0 is not that big a lead, as I said before, if the Saints are able to score with a minute and a half left.
I like Marques Colston because he's from Hofstra, on Long Island. Most of the people I went to high school with went to Hofstra and they ended up in prison.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't count the Saints out yet. They've consistenly scored in second halves and Payton is going to fire them up and Brees isn't rattled.

We have a whole second half and Sexy Rexy still has time to have some grossman moments.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Yes!!!

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Who Dat!

Brees is the man! Someone calmed Colston down and looky looky lookeeeee!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

That is disastrous for the Bears! The Bears' allegedy great defense had only to protect against a score for only about a minute 45. And Brees went down the field like a surgeon. 16-7 is nuthin' compared to 16-0, especially the emotional lift the Saints get from scoring in a hurry with the odds so thoroughly against them. Wilbon must be gagging right now. Somebody give him the Heimlich.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

4th - my friend I feel like you are always at work! I hope they give you the big bucks!

I assume Lovie Smith is going to run it so Sexy won't have a chance to do his thing.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Man now we got a game. Keep it close and make Rex beat you. He can't get it done if you ask me.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

4th....you are ALWAYS at work....such a dedicated soul.

Yea Saints!!!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Does Sexy know he's actually playing a real football game?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you jm220, Wrecks can still blow this.

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

See none of you all know what you are talking about. Mark Anderson was a 5th round pick and Marques Colston a 7th rounder. We do not need draft picks to win. Those guys are not better than my players.

Posted by: Vinny Cerrato | January 21, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, how much snow did you pray for? Enough so we don't have to work tomorrow?

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Saints need to stop cutting back and forth with the run in the seccond half. In the rain you got to go North, South. Did I see that right with Grossman 3/16 37 yds?

Posted by: Alex | January 21, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I just saw Peyton Manning endore Tweeter. Is there anything this guy will not sell? Does he need money this badly? Tweeter is, what? What is he going to endore next, Murray's steaks? Is he gonna be the posterboy for Lido's Pizza? My God, Peyton, you are beginning to look like a cheeseball.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I know. The life of an accoutant in a troubled company is not the job a family man needs.....

Good Omen - Our Accounting Software went down 15 mins ago, so I'll be able to go home and watch the 4th QTR (In HD ofcourse).

Politics - Don't let the MEDIA tell you who to vote for. I don't know enough about Barak yet and too much about Hillary. I wanna know more about Edwards and Gov Richardson. Didn't Dick Durbin say he might run? I like him for the most part.

You guys are sleeping on my man Joe Biden (D-Del). Dude knows what he is talkin about, but he sometimes like to listen to himself a little too long. Right now, my vote is going to Biden.....

Also, I took this questionnaire the WaPo was giving out in the last presidential voting that had 20 diff questions about issues relating from war to social issues and they gave at least 4 answers to each question. After I filled it out, Al Sharpton was #1, but the W was a very very close 2nd.......

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 21, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

The big rodent head comes off and he says, "this is Peyton Manning for Chuck E. Cheese".

Posted by: Peyton | January 21, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

4th you may be too young to remember but Biden ran before and had to skulk off because he plagerized a speech.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Yes, SMACK, I am praying for a LOT of snow.....work-cancelling snow. However, let it be said that my prayers do not really work...witness: Redskins season.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Imagine how different the last seven years would have been under President Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

4th, minor point. you forgot vilsack and kusinich. Just cuz the post likes to say they don't exist does not mean you should.

Posted by: Alex | January 21, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

That kid is SICK! Lisa, let is snow!

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - I was thinking maybe you should break out the halter top for the Saints. Maybe it will have better mojo for them. : )
As silly as this sounds I put on my Skins sweatshirt this morning and then I took it off fearing bad mojo.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

reggie bush is slow

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

You go, Reggie!!!!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Reggie just broke #38 ankles. lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I know this comment is about to be taken in the direction of the gutter . . . I wouldn't expect anything less from you guys but here goes. . .

Turns out there is a Bush I love afterall.

Who Dat!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

This is exactly what I was afraid of. I was afraid that if the Bears let the Saints score at all in the last 1:45 of the first half, all the momentum would be lost for the Bears. That the Saints would be one play away. And with Reggie Bush, as you just saw, one play is possible. Did you see him pull away from the defenders even as he was carrying the football? He's faster holding something than they are sprinting. Now it's an even game, and as I said going in, the Saints are better at QB, better at receiver and even at worst at running back. The Bears must score a TD in the third quarter or they will lose. But what do I know? I'm half in the bag.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

You can make fun of Wrecks all you want. And he's been errant on long passes today, but that little screen to Thomas Jones, that would have picked up 10 yards and Jones simply dropped it. That's not Rex; that's a terrible play by Thomas Jones.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cyn Cyty and TK is Wilbon in Chicago? Or are his head explosions happening in DC?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Good idea, sfskin!!!!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I will go so far as to say that, if the Saints go down the field and score, this game is over.
No king cake this week, but Lenore Cho has baked sugar cookies in the shape of Louisiana and the fleur de lis.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, Wilbon is in Miami for an NBA game.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Sally Jenkins is columnizing for us. From a FEMA trailer and Ninth Ward locales.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Good grief the Toyota Tundra ads are really going for "size matters" aren't they?
Overcompensation much?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

What I like about Sean Payton is what he just demonstrated: decisiveness. He didn't put Karney in from that distance. He went right to Cundiff, who has the stronger leg because of kickoffs. It didn't work, but Payton didn't hesitate at all, even at the thought of losing field position with a miss. As anoffensive playcaller, Payton is in the tradition of Bill Walsh and Mike Martz. He'l take chances. If they work, you're a genius (like Walsh). If they don't (as they often haven't for Martz), you look like a dope. But it should be clear Payton thinks he has the better team and thinks he's going to win it.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Here's the problem with the Bears offense now and why Sean Payton thinks he's going to win the game: Grossman likes to go deep on first down and when that doesn't work and they run on second down, everybody knows it. Then, on third down, all Grossman can do is go underneath. So the Bears are looking at three and out for this entire half unless they actually run on first and second downs. But what do I know? I'm not Troy Aikman. [No, you're not. You're not even Troy Smith.]

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Nike showing Adidas that it will take more than five to equal its might.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Ugh

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

That's a horrible call. That should never ever be called in a 16-14 championship game. A horrible, awful, no good call.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

That's not too big. Saints have shown they can move the ball and score TDs. Bears haven't shown much of anything on O.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

It's official: the officials want the Bears to win

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Senor TK you may not be Troy Aikman but you're our color commentator and all hats off to you and big thanks for being here today.
I don't think Mister Aikman would be on a blog with a bunch of whack jobs on a Sunday afternoon.

That's why you're the best around.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Call sucked! And I don't think you should sing the fight song on such a crap safety.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I'm not a wackjob!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Just reread some of my past entries....Turns out I am a wackjob.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

This is the only way the Bears can win. They have to make sizeable yards on first down. They have gone three and out the entire third quarter until this particular drive because their first-down plays got them nothing. That safety is a great boon to Chicago because it takes a field goal out of play as a game-winner. But Chicago will have to win the game on offense. They will have to score at least another TD. I don't think two field goals would give them enough. The Saints are outplaying the Bears and have been since the last 1:45 of the first half.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Now that hurt.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm sick of the Bears fight song! And now Grossman has confidence.....we will have to listen to Lovie talk about how great Grossman is for two weeks!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Okay here is a moment I DO NOT understand.

Why the FCUK didn't they show the replay right away? Not that it was going to be overturned but why crowd shots etc?

Okay Drew let's go my man!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Ohmygod!!!!!!!!!!! That looked like it was going to be intercepted, didn't it? And all of a sudden the Bears come down with it. I would have challenged the touchdown...That may be enough to win. On second view, the TD is valid. He wasn't touched until he was in the end zone. This is how the Bears went out to 5-0, Grossman deep to Berrion for what coaches like to call "explosive plays." If Chicago holds New Orleans scoreless on the next two possessions, the Bears should win.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Saints should have brought pressure on Rex during that drive. Don't let him just sit back there.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Pardon my Frnech on the last entry.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

By the way, as it snows in Chicago, it continues to snow here. And this one-inch thing doesn't seem realistic anymore. Now it looks like an actual snowstorm. And this is why I stayed home. Because of the possibility of 12-15 inches by tomorrow morning. I am happy to chat with all of you, even those of you who live in their mothers' basements. Oh, and sometime next week, I'll tell you about my radio plans.
Cindy: Where are you gonna go? TK: I'm not telling you? Cindy: Why? TK: I don't want to.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I love that Cingular commercial....

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Man, I hate people sometimes. Just took me over 2 hours to get from my parent's house in B-more to Arlington, missing the entire first half.

Giv 0- Adu stunk against Gautamala. He is my boy and I have known him since he was like 12, but he stunk. He nees to pick it up, althought if Haiti holds on a beats Guat, we go thru either way.
The reason Freddy was not in Nats camp is because he was with the U-20s, where he wil llikely spend a good bit of his summer should the lads doa lil business in Canada at the World Cup.

Not sure what to make of the Nats yesterday. T^ha was like Denmark's U-23 team. Cooper was offises, but a nice cool run and finish nonetheless, Landycakes would have missed the net entirely. I must admit I was rooting against him on the PK .. and he did me proud., What a lamne effort. Very very luck that was not saved. Thank god he did not wear the armband and was placed out wide; he is not a middle-of-the-pitch player at the international level. Was ticked off he was still taking corners, however.

And did anyone see Arsenal-Man U this morning? Game of the season in the EPL. Amazing stuff. As much as I lvoe my job, I lvoe this time of year as well becasue I can get together with my boys at the pub back in Bmore over the weeekend and watch some footie. What a game. Three amazing goals, and the final 10 minutes alone were amazing.

I hate the Gooners, but you've gotta respect Henry. That dude brings it.

Okay, here's to a Saints comeback.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

If this isn't overturned, I will eat my shoe.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Well you're saved from the shoe eating Diddy but even you had to you'd have lovely feet and toes to look at thanks to the pedi you got.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Like I said...it's official: the officials want the Bears to win. Thought it was worth repeating.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Tony, should I drink the shot that the cute blonde girl bought me, or should I stick to water?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Hate to say this with 12 minutes left but unless NO gets a turnover and a score think this thing is quickly slipping from their hands.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Well the Saints run was good but it looks like it is all over now.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Chicago has gotten every break possible today in terms of instant replay. Without it, the Bears would have lost at least two turnovers. But here you see the Bears at their best, getting a few points on offense and having their defense make a few big plays. That's what they were known for earlier in the year. The last few games their defense has been porous. Indeed it was porous at the end of the first half today. I don't have the stats in front of me, but I think the Bears lead the league in takeaways. They don't have the best ratio because Grossman has given the ball so often. But I don't think anybody is close to the Bears in taking the ball away. If they win this game, it's because of that ferocious defense. Drew Brees had a great season and he has passed very well today, but he hasn't held onto it because the Bears jar it loose better than any team in the NFL.
Let me gloat while I can. By the end of this game I may not be able to. Again, I had Chicago and Indianapolis winning today. Oh, I guess not. Bears' touchdown. and now it will be 32-14 and, boys and girls, this one's over. [Cindy, on a limb: Yeah, it is.]

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

It will take a miracle for this game to go to the Saints.

True story: I'm sitting in a bar last night, minding my own business and looking good, and some chick sits down next to me, does a shot of tequila, and asks me if I'm satisfied with my relationship with Jesus.

Second true story: I left that bar, went to another bar, and chatted with another chick who just moved to Seattle from Houston. My first words to her were, "Welcome to civilization, Houston is a shtihole." I got her number.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, people are very jealous about my beautiful feet. I'm beginning to get used to it in the same way that Keira Knightley is probably used to all the men that fawn over her.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

It's OVER :-(

A team that played Green Bay twice(lost to them once), Detroit (twice), AZ, Tampa Bay, Miami (lost to them), Buffalo, and SF (before they became good) will be playing in the Super Bowl. Why can't the Skins have that kind of schedule???

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Nicholas Cage should not be allowed to make movies anymore. Nice hairpiece, though.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

It would be stupid to suggest that Rex Grossman is a better QB than Drew Brees. He is not even a better QB today. Brees's passing numbers are far surperior. I don't even fault Brees on that interception because he's 18 points down and has to produce TDs quickly. But the Bears' defense got to Brees and the Saints' defense did not get to Grossman. He has no fumbles, no interceptions, no turnovers. All anybody asked of him all season was to not lose the game. Let the defense win it, you don't lose it. That's what he has done today. Whoever goes to the Super Bowl from the AFC is going to be either the best or second-best QB in the entire NFL. But again, if Grossman doesn't lose the game, maybe his defense can win it.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Drink the shot as long as you're not driving, but from what I saw on American Idol, Seattle seems to be a city of cows and bushbabies.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

TK checking out, going out to walk Maggie (the dog). He says he's enjoyed his stay.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Well it looks like this one's over. I guess I'll go upstairs and see what Mom's has cooking.

Mr. Tony thanks for hanging. Can't wait to hear about the radio plans.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Now the Bears are celebrating first downs!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

I am not sure how to feel right now. It's good that Coach L is going but I really wanted the Saints to win. Damn they scored again. You know Wilbon is happy now.

No question I am pulling for the Pats. If BBM go his team will win againts Rex.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

The Bears better take care of Coach L. He better be one of the highest paid coaches after this. If not he should walk.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Not only did the beloved Saints lose but badly.....

I'm so sick of the Bears celebrating EVERYTHING that I now will pull for the Colts to win the Super Bowl if they win the game today.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Well I still love the Saints and what they did and the joy they brought to the city for a few months.
I'm glad Lovie Smith gets to the SB but I don't think they should win with Sexy Rexy at the helm.

Catch y'all in a bit for AFC.

Thanks for hanging out TK.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

As awful as the NFC was this year, the conference deserves the Bears as its Super Bowl representative.

Whoop dee doo.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

What's the deal with Tony's radio show? Does he have a show now?

I agree, JM. If Coach Smith isn't given the highest paid contract in NFL coaching history, he should come to DC and be one of our assistant coaches for pedicures.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, in his last appearance up here, Mr. Tony teased us with a reference to February 19 as a possible date for returning to daily radio. Cindy is confident that his show will be available on the Internets. Thank goodness.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

So I wonder what feels worse - to lose the Championship game or to lose in the Super Bowl? I see no way that Rex Grossman wins a Super Bowl.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I feel so bad for Reggie.....just want to reach out and hug him. He's so darn cute.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Is Tony mentioning Feb 19 as his return to radio in response to Gilbert's prediction of Feb 11 as his next 50-point game in the PDX?

Posted by: MV Dame | January 21, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

weekend blogging... I feel better that Tony was here. Bears in the Bowl? I played poker with Ian Scott's brother over the summer while he was in Charlottesville for some grad/businees class. Pretty cool guy.

anyway, just checking in. Doing my snow dance and hoping HCPS gets out tomorrow. SNOW DAY!!!

Posted by: Dorf | January 21, 2007 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Even Rex Grossman has to be mystified that he is the starting QB for a Super Bowl team. I mean, give me a break.

Yet another dude who has football fans across the country, even and especially the fans of his own team, scratching its heads in wonder at how sometimes an only intermittently competent boob can bumble his way to greatness, Inspector Clousseau-style.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

If Rex wins the Super Bowl, I'll do a shot of tequila.

Scrolling up on some of the earlier conversations about presidential politics...I think the field of also-rans are basically just using the presidential election to "do no harm" and raise their fundraising profiles. While it's never good to underestimate the egos of gaseous windbags like Joe Biden, none of these guys stands a chance. I also don't see many of them angling for Cabinet positions or even VP. They're just using the primary process to raise their personal brand awareness.

Hillary is a formidable candidate, regardless of how you feel about her. My sister knows her fairly well, and I've had the opportunity to meet her on a few occasions. She is smart as heck...scary, super-smart. She has the network, fundraising apparatus, name recognition, and "historical factor". If you ask people about her, they'll either love her or hate her. If you probe into the "hate" crowd, there's no there, there. People know they hate her, but can't provide tangible evidence as to why. I don't think her negatives are as firm as people think they are. Personally, I think she comes across as fake. She's definitely not the gifted politician that her husband is. Definitely, undeniably not.

Obama is a fascinating candidate. I need to know more about him, but that's what this process is all about. Would love to meet him, and I'm sure I'll get the chance in the coming months.

Of the second tier beyond Clinton and Obama, I'm most fond of Edwards. The vitriol about him on Cilliza's blog is amusing. I've met him a couple of times (one was just a grip-and-grin, though), and he's never struck me as anything but genuine and forthright, hardly the "ambulance chaser" they purport him to be.

On the Republican side, I really like Huckabee. Giuliani is an interesting candidate as well. I don't think his slog through the primaries will be as impossible as people believe right now. I think he is a very attractive candidate for a lot of disaffected Republicans who are disgusted that their party has been hijacked by right wing ideologues (I'm one of them, which is why I'm now an undecided left-leaning independent).

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Is Mr. Tony really among us? Is the guy signing on as Tony really him, or merely Cindy's approximation?

If so, great have to aboard, brother. You are the man, and I miss shooting the bull with you on the radio.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Are the "I heart Huckabee" bumper stickers available yet?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I missed the first game, but I had a better offer. Nice job by TK, via phone and JW Blue.

Boy, that first game was disappointing. If the second game has a similar bad result, I may be forced to avoid watching the Super Bowl again this year.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I missed the first game, but I had a better offer. Nice job by TK, via phone and JW Blue.

Boy, that first game was disappointing. If the second game has a similar bad result, I may be forced to avoid watching the Super Bowl again this year.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I assure you all that that was, indeed, Anthony Irwin Kornheiser.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Good one, Ocho! Wish I thought of that! :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Nice job on translating TK, Cindy.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Irwin?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

In this electronic age, why don't they use lasers to determine the first down spot?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Colts can't stop the run.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

That looked like the Riggins run in SB 17, except it went right instead of left.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

How odd would it be if AFC game turned out to be a defensive battle? I know unlikely but still.

Prez Politics - I'm glad for the wide open race with many candidates but frankly I think all the white male bloviating senators ought to get together and choose one who will be their "representative" on both sides. I don't knew Biden and Dodd and McCain and Brownback and on and on.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

All I want is freakin' refs with freakin' laser beams on their freakin' heads.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

That cinches it. The Patriots are now the luckiest team alive.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? You got to be joking on that TD

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

You gotta love it when the fat guys score.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I mean I don't "need" not I don't "knew" what happened there.

Geez Pats score like that I think Indy is doomed.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:07 PM | Report abuse

That should not have been a TD

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

What the heck was that???? After Muroney fumbled, how did the ball come out and squirt preposterously into the end zone??? And how did the Patriots end up scoring that TD. Did you see Manning watching it, expressionless? I've seen that look before. New England is usually up 15 with 3 minutes to go. I know I picked Indy, but only an idiot would pick against Brady, who's 10-0 in domes. Last I looked, Indy has a dome. Don't expect much more from me; I'm going to have dinner and I'm bombed. I'm sitting in front of a fire, hoping I don't fall in face first. [Or that no one pushes him...]

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Asante Samuels is a free agent, right?

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Redskins One is warming up.

Target: Asante Samuel

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Irwin. Thanks, Ocho! It's fun working with AI Kornheiser.
That was a great play by Asante Samuel. Did you see BBM's reaction to the TD? "God, I get so SICK of this."

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Hope they take a moment to de-ice Redskins One.....

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

"What the heck was that???? After Muroney fumbled, how did the ball come out and squirt preposterously into the end zone??? And how did the Patriots end up scoring that TD"

Because Brady is the QB of course.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

What a roll for the Pts. They have been like the team of destiny for 6 years now.

Oh, and Asanta Samuels is ballin. Dude is about to get paid big time. He's shutting Marvin down.

Tony, I am draining a bottle of red quite fast if that makes you feel any better. I intend on getting pleasantly house drunk tonight.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I thought BBM's reaction to the TD was, "God, do I have to do EVERYTHING for us to win?"

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I drank a Spanish wine called Vivir Vivir last night. It was great. $10.99 a bottle. available in my neighborhood, Jason.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the bubble above Asante's head says:

"I hope Daniel Snyder is watching me in HD that'll get me another $10 mill plus I'll get my own plasma."

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:17 PM | Report abuse

You only get the plasma if you have the nerve to knock the play calling. It's a punishment.

Samuels on the tackle on the screen. Dude is everywhere.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

The plasma is already on the Redskins One.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

So THIS is what a secondary looks like.

BBM is hoppin mad. Bubble above his head:

"Stupid Tom Brady. Everything goes his way. He's smarter, he's gooder and gosh darn it everyone likes him."

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

You only get the plasma if you have the nerve to knock the play calling. It's a punishment.

Samuels on the tackle on the screen. Dude is everywhere.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Vevir Vevir, I like that Cindy.

Bebir Bebir, the Vevir Vevir

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

How great would it be if this game comes down to Vinatieri's toe??? [and he misses.]

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Someone for the love of pete please explain that STUPID FLINGIN FLANGIN GMC robot boxing commercial? Does it have a deeper meaning than my pea brain can grasp?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Memo to CareerBuilder.com:
If you dump the monkeys, you've lost me forever. There is nothing better than monkeys in suits on TV. I've tried for years to get PTI to bring on a monkey wearing a suit and roller skates to bring me notes during the show. Monkeys are the greatest. Don't dump the monkey.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder which songs Price will perform at SB XLI - LMAO!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

If the Colts cheerleaders were at the Folsom Street Fair in SF those chaps wouldn't have any pantaloons under them.

There's a nice image for the boys in the room and maybe some of the girls . . .don't want to assume anything.

J-La you really do have a resemblance to John Hodgeman - which is a compliment by the way cause he's hilarious.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

No, Vivir Vivir!

BTW, check out our killer snowstorm:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/webcams/snowcam.htm

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

PRINCE, that is

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

"Stupid Tom Brady. Everything goes his way. He's smarter, he's gooder and gosh darn it everyone likes him."

LMAO! best post of the day

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty - LMAO that is the BEST webcam ever! High tech! Love the WaPo ruler!

LMAO LMAO LMAO

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, is there a dead squirrel under the snow in front of the gauge?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

sfskin you've never played Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

If they bring that monkey Tony, whatever you do don't try to serve it birthday cake.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

LH - apparently not. I assumed it was a reference to some game but still don't get it.
Now if you did it with Hungry Hungry Hippo I'm totally down.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots and big pickup trucks = little boy toys

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

So does anyone know if the government is closed tomorrow? I don't work for them but we do follow their lead.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I have two questions for the experts in the room:

1. What is Freeny wearing on his arms?
2. Are those sweat bands around players elbows? I've wondered for many moons now. What are those things?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Lisa -

Only if a lot more dead squirrels fall from the sky.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

LMAO, Ocho2!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

As a Marketing Genius(tm), I can assure you that nothing beats having a monkey in an ad. The closest I ever came was insisting on and getting trained (!!!) pigeons in one of my print ads.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

By the way it is sunny and 61 here in the city by the bay. So no snow day for us.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Every single second must be torture for Peyton Manning.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I hate the Patriots.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Torture is too good for the Manning family. They deserve much worse.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Bubble above Tom Brady's head

"I feel pretty oh so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and bright. And I pity any QB who isn't me tonight."

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Why don't they just go ahead and hand the Lombardi Trophy to the Pats AGAIN? They win this one and there is no way the Bears beat them in 2 weeks.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

sfskin is on a roll today!

Bravo!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Fourth and six, which nobody goes for. Nobody goes for that this early in the game! Belichick goes for it, hits Troy Brown, gets to the 8 (whatever) and Dillon takes it in. The Patriots are just better than everybody. And I went with Peyton Manning. I don't think he's done anything wrong; he threw a great pass that Addai couldn't handle and another to Harrison that got knocked away. You hate to think that Manning is never going to get to the Super Bowl because he's a Hall of Fame QB and, by the way, a wonderful guy for the media. But maybe playing in the same conference with Brady is like Barkley and Garnett playing Jordan. How do you get past Brady and Belichick? Cindy was going to say it was like having two great-looking chicks in the same movie. I think only a woman would make that analogy. I don't see that's a problem because men have no limit to the number of great-looking women in the same movie.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Manning looks horrible.

Redskins One is on the runway in Boston right now. De-iced.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ok...I'm ready to call Snyder and ask him to get the plane revved up to go and get Samuel.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ghostrider this is Redskin One permission to sign Asante Samuels. . .

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Look for Manning to walk off later, banging his helmet with his fists.

Posted by: Tony | January 21, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Once again BBM showing that he has no heart for the big stage.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I realize this adds nothing to the discourse, but I simply must mention again that I hate the Patriots.

I hate this game (thanks for showing up, Colts!) and I hate the next two weeks (thanks, media!) and I hate the Super Bowl and I hate Brady and Belichick kissing under the Lombardi Trophy for the fourth time in six years. Aaaaaaargh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that interception must have been the fault of the offensive line.

LMAO!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Poor Peyton I think he's gonna cry.

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Not that Indy v Chi would be vastly better but I feel like NE v. Chi SB is a bit of a snoozefest. Even if it is a close game.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Asanti Samuel looks great now, but if he wears the burgundy and gold he will turn into a "double move" type corner

Posted by: cdubb | January 21, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

This game is a joke.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Hate to pat myself ont he back here; okay, actually I voe to pat myself on the back.
JLC = Miss Cleo (please re=read my post about Samuel being a hero today)
BBM = playoff fraud. If Billick had some stoens and stuck with the run lat week BBM would already be filming his next lame commercial right now. he really just isn't cut out for January football.

Colts are going to give up 200 rushing yards today, same as it ever was. all that hype about heir defense was a joke. they played a poor KC team and a Baltimore club hamstrung by its coach.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and I hate the Patriots exercising their nineteen draft picks and restocking the cupboard with unknown dudes who without a hiccup replace the Pro Bowlers who will leave in free agency.

Aaaaaaargh.

Where is dealer to gloat about this? He must be too busy celebrating. dealer LOVES his Patriots.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Does Reggie Wayne still play for the Colts? Why is Manning continuing to test Samuel?

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey it looks like you're up to 2" of powder. In the old days that was absolutely a snow day.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:51 PM | Report abuse

JLC I'm with you man.

Game of the day was definitely Man U vs Arsenal.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 7:51 PM | Report abuse

JLC still bitter about the Ravens

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 7:51 PM | Report abuse

J-La, I was just about to give you props for calling a big game from Samuel in the leadoff to this thread, but you couldn't accept those props because both of your hands are busy patting your back. Hehehe.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

I think BBM is going to cry like a babay and blame his center for that pick.

By the way, if you're keeping score at home he has given up as many Tds now as he has thrown in this postseason, and has 1 TD to 6 INTs.

Fraud.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Poor Peyton I think he's gonna cry.


Smack you know what you are about to get for this one right. As my boy CL would say F BBM. Where is Chris Larry today? I only feel bad to Coach T. I am sure they are going to try and blame him and even call for him to get fired. Like I have always said I don't care what BBM does in the regular season. He has no heart to get it done in the playoffs.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

What's Manning's cap number next year?

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 7:53 PM | Report abuse

BBM is the Sergio Garcia of the NFL.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Me, bitter ... probably a lil.

By the way US Under-20s 5- Panama 0

My boy Freddy responded with 2 goals and a killer assist and generally ran the match. very nice showing by our kids. Thanks god for Gol TV.

So we win the group and go on to Canada for the U-20 World Cup this summer.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Well Indiana is really basketball land right?

So if you're Tom Brady and you have four rings, how much longer do you play? I know it's love of the game and all but let's say he gets five rings does he then become the 30,32,34 year old QB who'se still playing but without a championship?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

The painting on the bald head should be banned.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Wilbon will probably have "Go Bears" painted on his head for PTI tomorrow.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, can you get rid of a great coach and a statistically great QB because they just can't quite get it done?

Well, get ready to see that old Super Bowl shuffle video 8 million times the next two weeks. Apologies if someone already brought that up.

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, please clarify your last post. I did not comprende the 'without a championship' thing at the end.

Hatriots.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

PS - The curse 'o Bob Irsey lives, people.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

JLC it is good know that I am not the only one that feels that way about BBM. If I was Coach T you know what he would be getting right now. Say it with me "a smack in the back of his damn head". lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Does Phil Simms sound even more like a cartoon character than usual tonight, or is it just me?

Posted by: SMACK | January 21, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

That should be Irsay. The vino is definitely kicking in.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:04 PM | Report abuse

At the two-minute warning, BBM had a disgusted LBM-look on his face.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Nate - figure the Pats aren't going to be winning SBs all the time forever. So assuming Brady gets 1-2 more rings in the next 2-3 years. He'll be 29?
So does he keep playing? Assume other teams are consistently beating NE (naturally I think it is the Skins) how long does he keep it up?

Does he play another 5 years not getting within spitting distance of the SB? Obviously he'll have earned that right but does it make sense?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I think Brady has a few more years and five more hot girlfriends.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Smack - Simms doesn't know how to shut up and so you're hearing it so much it's hard not to have his voice weasel into your brain.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:07 PM | Report abuse

In what creative way will the Colts screw up this drive?

What on Earth is the deal with robots in car commercials? I hate robots. Except Irona. Irona rocked.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm willing to bet that BBM's commercial ventures will dry up after this game

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God, Cindy....there's the King again...

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, after Brady retires and gets his first movie role, he won't be as stiff as Brett Favre was in "Something About Mary".

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I just found a KFC in my neighborhood. I've lived in Seattle for 10 years and never noticed it before. I mention this because the King has me craving disgusting food.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

BBM is the Susan Lucci of the NFL.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

"In what creative way will the Colts screw up this drive?"

You just saw it.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Any doubt they settle for 3 here?

Or could BBMF (for fraud) get picked in the end zone by No 22?

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Any doubt they settle for 3 here?

Or could BBMF (for fraud) get picked in the end zone by No 22?

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

The King rules by the way.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

The refs are trying to win the game for the Colts

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Belicheck's pencil is a #2 pencil? Useful for filling out the Scantron after the game, I suppose.

sfskin, do you guys still have Scantrons in schools these days?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I just remembered - one of my students brought in a bobble head of the King last week.
I told him to hide it - I actually almost yelled at him to hide it because it freaked me out. One more reason my kids think I'm loco mullin.

Now they check in with me to see how I'm coping. : )

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

So much for the conspiracy theory that the NFL wants the Colts in the Supe!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

ok maybe not

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

JLC the drinks are getting to you my friend. There is about the king that rules. I am with Cyn Cyty and Lisa on this one. Something is not right about the king and someone needs to give him the beatdown.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we will have two blow out games today.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Diddy - yes we do. In fact all the standardized testing is scantron. Big money there - big joke and big rip off but big money.

Someone send that clip to Romo.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Good thing this high powered offense has Vinatieri.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I think the CG on the King commercials this season is horrible. The one last season in the Randy Moss clip was awesome. The King is just freakishly huge in the Hasselbeck one.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

loser teams cry about calls aka the colts

Posted by: mizzonk | January 21, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Watch Pats score on Hail Mary.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

BBM - 13 for 24 for 124 and a pick
That's a 51 passer rating my friends.
Same as it ever was.
Also, I may wrong here, but have the Colts now gone 7 quarters without a TD?

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, have you ever left a child behind? I see some of these little pinheads in the mall and I'm pretty sure they've been left behind.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

My beloved colleagues enjoy making me watch the King, like in "Clockwork Orange."

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Clockwork Orange, now we're talking. Cruyff, Neeskens ...

What a flick. Kubrick, what a demented genius.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of the end result, Tony Dungy always comes off as a class act.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 21, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh sweet Maryland is up one with 41 sec in the 1st half.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty - beware of the bobble head.

Diddy - I'm sure I have inadvertently left many children behind. And then there are those who leave themselves behind because they think that having to do work is a silly requirement for passing a class which they need to graduate.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

What is so "Super" about "Super Vision"? I wonder what BS gimmicks CBS is going to come up with for the Super Bowl. Remember the cameras embedded in the field? How on Earth did anyone think that was going to be a good idea?

Is NCIS the same thing as CSI, but with dyslexic people?

Whatever happened to "Murder, She Wrote"? It was always funny to hear Summerall plug that at the end of the game. Angela Lansbury was vaguely hot in "Bedknobs and Broomsticks".

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

No question Ocho-Ocho. That's the only thing I will feel bad about.

Posted by: jm220 | January 21, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

BTW, whoever recommended the Doris Kearns Goodwin bio of Lincoln...thanks! GREAT book, should be able to finish it tonight.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

a clockwork orange is a great movie. didja know that malcom macdowell is the uncle of the guy who plays the good terrorist on 24.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

phils simms just called BBM a-rod. sad and true. choke artist

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if anyone else watches but I am a huge fan of Rome and quite excited it's back on. It's a costume drama soap opera with accents and good history. Awesome.

My halftime random thought.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, that remark you made about Susan Lucci was hilarious....and true....

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see this game get close but I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Checking back in. Whoever the public likes mostly loses. Give me that house money.

Posted by: Vegas | January 21, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I'd like a grilled cheese sandwich prepared for me by a naked Heidi Klum, and that's equally as likely to happen.

Sadly, the only chick who returns my calls these days is Carmen Electra.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

That was Boomer, but same thing....
I'm just now getting into Rome. I think I'll make it my post-Super Bowl TV extravaganza. They're only gonna make two seasons.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

hey sorry guys...was too busy trying to locate editor's car...i heard it's got some nice wheels and a "boomin system"...
but haven't spotted an escalade yet.

nate, dude! i'm not going to gloat if the pats win. i just don't want archie's boy to win. ANYTHING. NADA. but they could come out swinging in the second half. i won't be watching though cuz i got my beloved terps playing right now in an ACC matchup. Plus Rome is about to start in a half hour.

btw, i wasn't watching the game but i just heard the tv/crowd noise and when i saw the score i had to do a double take...and then i thought maybe CBS has it inverted...weird people!

Jason, cindy, et all, how come Rome doesn't get much love around here? it's such a good show. i've learned so much (history) by watching it. really i thought this place would love Rome cuz we're all football fans....gladiators...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Checking back in. Whoever the public likes mostly loses. Give me that house money.

Posted by: Vegas | January 21, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Checking back in. Whoever the public likes mostly loses. Give me that house money.

Posted by: Vegas | January 21, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

This is an impressive, impressive drive.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Vick was clean sources confirm brought to you by the four letter.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey look Colts making a little drive. Ain't that sweet.

Glad to know I'm not the only Rome fan. Sad they're only making 2 seasons but I guess the $100 million price tag is too steep for 7 million viewers a week.

Maybe it doesn't get as much aclaim because it is too close to home. Virtually week I tell my kids that we're Rome and that some TV show like Beauty and the Geek is us feeding the Christians to the Lions.

Hey look they scored.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I love Rome. Titus Pullo is my man. We could use a friend like that dude.

Posted by: Lh | January 21, 2007 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Exactly what does CBS care about?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:44 PM | Report abuse

I always wonder if the American Dynasty is at an end; an over-stretched, bloated empire that has forgotten to bring the lessons of citizenship, duty, and hard work to its people.

But then the thought of it depresses me, so I turn on the TiVo and have a bottle of wine.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

LMAO....it's a '97 nissan maxima!!!!!!!!!!
well, you got your close game and indy d looking a little more alive.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 8:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL Diddy

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

If the Colts score on this next drive, Heidi Klum will be in my kitchen.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:49 PM | Report abuse

This Nike ad - is this the US b-ball team i.e. second coming of the Dream Team?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Learned Hand very solid on the blog today. I did not know that about malcolm mcdowell.
And I hear you, Diddy, on the dynasty thing.
Dunno if you guys read this today, but here's an interesting piece:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/19/AR2007011901364.html

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or after each successful play does Simms announce that said play is the colts "favorite"?

Posted by: Skinz | January 21, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey lookie, Marvin Harrison is a "Hall of Famer", but Art Monk is not.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:55 PM | Report abuse

We will get CBS for the Super Bowl too. Woo hoo.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Well well we got ourselves a game. Woo!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey look! More fat guys scoring!

I've never been more proud to have a high BMI.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

As Steve Buckhantz would say "How do you like that?"

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Heidi Klum. Naked in my kitchen! I'll be back in two minutes!

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

This exorcism brought to you by BBM.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Raven Caldwell drops the TD!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Brady on that pass just swatted the Colts defenders out of the way.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Seriously was is "super" about super vision?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Best grilled cheese ever.

This game has the makings of an old-fashioned shootout.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't Clark Kent work at the WashPo? We should ask him if he thinks there's anything "Super" about "Super Vision".

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Jabar Gaffney is no Taylor Jacobs.

Posted by: Vinny Ceratto | January 21, 2007 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey Vinny, how much you going to pay Asante Samuels and Nate Clements?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Clark Kent is on deadline.
very solid:
Heidi Klum. Naked in my kitchen! I'll be back in two minutes!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I love being wrong. Diddy glad you enjoyed your sandwich.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Mmmmmmn. Cheese.

BBM is having himself a second half here. I am awaiting another pick to the house, however.

Hail in pounding on my window. Great football weather.

I have seen Rome in fits and starts but never got hpooked. I can tell it is wonderfully acted and very well written, but I can't get over the lack of subtitles. If were' going to do this, lets hear soem Latin.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Another FAT GUY!!!!

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

This game is like taking a 60 minute stroll through CrazyTown.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Since Adam and Brandon both got $10M to sign, they are both worth 15 at least. I will make no attempt to get back Dockery and will draft a WR at #6.

Posted by: Vinny Cerrato | January 21, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

"Without a Trace" looks like the kind of show I'd enjoy. A veritable "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" for the YouTube era.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

This may come down to who has it last.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

J-La, you so crazy. Everyone knows in ancient Rome they spoke Roman, not Latin!!!

My giving up on the Colts today was the best thing that ever happened to them.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 9:30 PM | Report abuse

the "tiger woods of football" is throwing screens on 3d and eight with his defense sucking wind. the tiger woods of golf would have hit a screaming three iron.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Game's not over yet, LH...

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

If you're going to grab the facemask may as well take the helmet with you.

Yeah sure that could've been called both ways except one guy has the helmet in his hand.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:36 PM | Report abuse

BBM may be in trouble.

Raven Caldwell drops it again!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Why oh why did I start believing in the Colts again? I am a fool.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

This shapes up perfectly as a new chapter in the legendary love story that is Brady + Belichick. Pats score here, Colts take the lead on the ensuing drive but 'score too quickly,' Brady heroically drives down the field to win. Aaaaaaaargh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Caldwell has some BIG eyes....

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 9:44 PM | Report abuse

This is what we in the business call a "fun game".

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Bubble over Belichick's head: "Exactly how much did that guy Vinatieri want again?"

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Gee whiz, anything could happen here.

A big question yet un-asked (up here, anyway): Do the Colts have a celebration dance which the Pats can mock at midfield?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Bubble over Manning's head: "Do I have to do everything?"

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a bit shocked that the Pats did not start pounding it on the ground after Graham's big first-down catch to get near field goal range.
whata game

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 9:53 PM | Report abuse

That kid must be taking clutch lessons from Brady.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Holy shmoly what a barn burner! I think the talking heads are right this is the real SB.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

This is where BBM makes his bones.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Gotta give the Pts mage kudos. They undrstand not ot over-pay at certain positions. Yeah, Caldwell's drops agve been a problems today, but WR and K, etc., they seem to have a great handle on.

I do think tey will be nuts to let Samuel walk, however. He is a stud.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Choke time for BBM...

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh God! Another Patriots Super Bowl! Spare me!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 10:02 PM | Report abuse

One more chance

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Still stunned at the lack of running attmpts by the Pats. that can come back to bite you.
Dillon is like 7 for 50, but hasn't had a carry in the second half that I can recall.
Why not grind out the first down there and smack a tired defense in the face with the run?

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Deion Branch was the MVP of their last Super Bowl and they let him walk....

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 10:05 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS CRAZY GOOD.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow

Let's go Colts

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I think this may be it. I think the monkey is about to be lifted . . .

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Can't score too early...

No chicken counting.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - exactly, they don't overcompnsate dependant positions like WR. Invest heaviyl int he QB and peopel directly aroudn the LOS, and let others walk and use the draft and under-valued free agents to provide depth.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 10:10 PM | Report abuse

This could be the biggest timeout of Peyton Manning's career . . . .

SHUT UP!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:11 PM | Report abuse

WOW. Time for Brady to bring out that 3-iron.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Shhhhh. Tiger is about to drive.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh my oh my

The Golden Boy still has a minute.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't know... I'm not feeling the Pats right now....

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

This is exactly what I was afraid of. One minute for Brady. Aaaaaargh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I hope NFL Network replays this thing in its entirety later this week. Amazing.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Still wondering about the Pats completly forgetting about the run. I know Brady is the man and all, but they needed to bleed the cloick ont hat last drive and make a physical statement.
Like I said, could come back to bite the genius.
They need Hobbs to give them great field position again.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Dagger!!!!!

Posted by: Buckhantz | January 21, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

It's not so easy when you have to do more than get it into fg range.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Looking tenuous for "Tiger"...

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Longest 24 secs for the Colts

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 10:16 PM | Report abuse

DEEEEE-fense. DEEEEE-fense.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 10:17 PM | Report abuse

What. A. Game.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I was about to say INT INT INT INT INT

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Un flippin' believable!!!

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

wow

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Michigan picks off Michigan

Posted by: calebt17 | January 21, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow.
Much respect to BBM. They had a helluva second half.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 21, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy for Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Alright! BBM whatever but yay for Dungy! Yay for Lovie Smith! Awesome!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Exorcism complete. And the TWOF wasn't even much of a factor tonight.

Two brothas coaching in a Super Bowl. Wow.

Posted by: LH | January 21, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I am stunned. Exhilarated. And exhausted.

Thank you, Colts.

Dungy vs. Lovie. That alone is amazing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 21, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Once again no other sport produces this and I love many of the other sports but football is in a class of it's own.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

First announcement tomorrow from the Bears should be a new long-term contract for Smith. I am so proud of both of this men, and am very happy for Peyton.

Now all we need is a great game in two weeks. I don't care who wins, just make it competitive.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:25 PM | Report abuse

I think the real heroes are obviously Insiders who blogged their guts out today.

Way to go peeploggers! Blogging Champions 2007!

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead

Posted by: Anonymous | January 21, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

thank god no more una bomber belchek

great game, sorry JLaC and JM but i was rooting hard for colts...

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 10:28 PM | Report abuse

where did they dig up jim plunkett?????

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey I've always wondered what happens to all t-shirts and hats from the team that lost?

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

wow i didnt realize the lord drafted BBM or drove for the winning TD....

"Lord you just won the AFC championship game where are you going?"

"I am gettin drunk tonight whoo hoo!!"

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

On NFL Network now...Deion is wearing a pretty creative little outfit. I'm kinda glad the three-piece suit is coming back, particularly the way Deion is wearing it.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry, that comment was unnecessary.

Belichick was in a crappy mood in his presser (to be expected)....barely answered the questions. When he was asked what he said to Tony Dungy after the game he replied "That's between me and Tony."

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

CL - my sentiments exactly. Any big man (or woman) upstairs is watching out for the people of New Orleans or Darfur or Iraq. The AFC championship is not high on the list.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

This game will be replayed on NFL Network at 8pm ET on Wednesday.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

you know what sucked about today? we lost the comcast feed of the terps game and ended up going back and forth of this game and the Terminator 2...both of which i knew the ending to. that chick in Terminator 2 was so buff!

well...this is where i tell you guys "i told you so"...before the game and at the half...but who gives a hoot! now, we'll all be cursed for 2 weeks and watch stories and commercials of Ugly Boy! and i will miss my first Superbowl of my life thanks to him! if there's any doubt who's going to win that game...now don't go bettin on that game. cuz i bet you my bottom dollar bears WILL cover.

in the words of the great Don King..."why would you just want one when you could have 3 (big pay days!)?" this was good for the NFL. this had to be done. who would've watched these two QB's play a game ever again if the colts had lost?

anyways...here's rooting/hopelessly for DA Bears!

I SUCK!

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Deion: "Until Peyton Manning wins a Super Bowl, he's still the same Peyton Manning we know and love: a great QB, in the regular season."

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The monkey is now working at PTI, roller-skating out to bring Mr. Tony late-breaking news.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

My favorite part of tonight? Three fat guys scoring touchdowns. That calls for another grilled cheese sandwich.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

i need a hug :(((((((((

i can't believe they lost to that thing! i don't think i'll be able to get out of bed/cave tomorrow! i feel sick. argh!

nate, lisa, i told you guys to come over to this side but you wouldn't do it! now look what you've done!

now i wonder if this'll make eli a better QB next year?

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Okay kids I'm going to eat some real food and try to do something vaguely non-football related.

As always thanks for a lovely afternoon full of fun, laughs, and thought provoking . . . thoughts.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day for the DC folks.

Posted by: sfskin | January 21, 2007 10:43 PM | Report abuse

No! No snow days for journalists!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

We've had our fill of snow days in Seattle. Nothing but good, old-fashioned fun. Reminds me of the Great Blizzard of 1982 when my Star Wars action figures got the chance to re-enact the entire Hoth Ice Planet sequence for a week! My sister's My Little Pony got to rescue Luke once, too. But when she insisted on having the post-rescue tea party, I stuffed snow down her shirt and she ran away.

Good times.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

cindy, does post provide a "car" for you guys?

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

dealer, despite what you and the other BBM haters feel, the Colts deserved to win this game. They had a great, winning season and to come back from a 21-3 deficit proves they deserve to be there. The Bears on the other hand, do not deserve to be in the Super Bowl. Extremely easy regular schedule and an erratic QB. If Grossman wins the Super Bowl it will be a miracle.

As for LBM, I will never, ever root for him for anything (Please, Mr. Snyder, never bring him to the Skins).

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, commenting on Dieon's attire is unnecessary.

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Nope. I'm in the '97 nissan maxima.

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 10:52 PM | Report abuse

cyn city, get home safe!!! don't they have cots at the WaPo head quarters!!

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

They do get rooms for us at a hotel across the street, but I've not heard anything about that tonight.
The world's most disgusting couch is in Tony's office. This may be the night I sack out on it!

Posted by: Cindy | January 21, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

cindy, i was wondering since it looks icy and dangerous to drive...i thought like everyone else(all the "legal" firms) near you guys maybe the post would get you a car(for hire) for tonite...

also cindy, i went back up and read the comments about rome...i had no idea you had written about rome right before my comment when i decided to write my little comment...wow! freaky!

but rome wasn't all that good neither...was soooooo slow...kinda sorta like a filler episode...only saw the first 20 minutes or so of it...

and the terps lost of course! perfect ending to a perfect weekend...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

i'been up since 6 am and i can't sleep cuz of this damn game!!!

lisa, you don't know how deep my hatred runs for archie's family. it's almost as bad as i have it for Duke! i absolutely love the people/friends who went to duke but i can't watch them play. it's kinda unhealthy...

my hate-o-meter: Colts(cuz of only one player), Yankees(for evah!), Duke(for evah!), Cowgirls(they're at the bottom cuz they suck and no need to obsess over them they self destruct)

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 11:07 PM | Report abuse

dealer, what is the source of this hatred?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry,

I did not make any comment today about Deion's attire - that was Diddy.

However, my remark to you is that Dungy is a very religious man and should not be mocked for thanking God for the win. That is his perogative.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 11:15 PM | Report abuse

It should also be noted that the color scheme of Deion's outfit reminds me of tiramisu.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 21, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

diddy,

the whole thing about archie's boy's brother not going to SD,
archie's boy calling his own game and those stupid hand signals...
and when he was in college there were incidents reported...which i forget now...they were either disrespectful towards women or racially offensive...i really can't rember...i'd have to google it.
and the media overhyping him...and they(the family) didn't seem to mind
his gatorade commercial

lisa, i didn't watch the game so i can't comment on if they deserved it or not...all i know is that they were down 21-3 and they came back. good for them. but honestly pats were just hurt...it was a lot like a basketball game in a way this game went...atrition won out...

Posted by: dealer | January 21, 2007 11:27 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

The Pats were not hurt...actually Manning hurt his hand but played on. This game went back and forth and could have went either way. But it was impressive how down and out the Colts seemed and then they stuck in there and came out the victor.

Posted by: Lisa | January 21, 2007 11:34 PM | Report abuse

You guys blogged your guts out there today... have to choose a Tiger Woods of Blogging (TWOB) now.
The combination of Tivo and playing with kids in snow meant I had to lay off the blogging, to keep the spoilers to a minimum. Except for the last quarter of the Bears game, I thought both games were pretty good. The Super Bowl can't possibly be as good as the Colts game was. Either Manning was on fire or the Pats defense was just too beaten up to fight -- the last touchdown drive was amazing if you're a Colts fan, totally disheartening if you're a Pats fan. Even if the Colts had settled for an FG, the Pats had nothing left in the tank.
So -- every once in a while, Mickelson pulls one out. Next year this time, I'll still probably be saying "12-2".

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 21, 2007 11:51 PM | Report abuse

BTW, the best thing about football on Tivo is you don't get Phil Simms for four hours.
Ponderous.
The next best thing is that eight hours of football gets chopped down to less than four. That's the only way I'd get a chance to see it at all.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 21, 2007 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Lisa sorry I offended with my silly little joke...I guess the lord had the Colts and the over...

Posted by: chris Larry | January 21, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I must confess that I STILL don't get it. You think Peyton is ugly, you don't like his family because of the Chargers/Jints thing with LBM, and you don't like the media coverage BBM gets? And you don't like that he does ads, was that on your list? And that list of petty grievances puts the entire Colts team at the top of your hate list? Good grief.

We are miles apart on this, obviously.

Now that the Cowboys, Giants, and current-dynasty-perpetrating Patriots have been eliminated from the tournament, I will gladly spend the next two weeks anticipating a Super Bowl in which I have no real rooting stake for or against either team.

As Diddy noted above, just hoping for a super-entertaining, competitive, good-to-the-last drop game.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 1:05 AM | Report abuse

I *think* the Super Bowl will be the third-ever playoff meeting of teams with black head coaches. Dungy and Herm Edwards met in the wild card round after the 2002 season (Jets-Colts) and two weeks ago (Chiefs-Colts).

Someday soon it won't be as big a deal to have two coaches of color leading teams on this big stage, but today it's a very real milestone, and this is one case where any hype is welcome.

Interestingly, Wikipedia claims that Dungy is the first coach with wins over all 32 teams (obviously his win over Indy came when he was coaching the Bucs).

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 2:09 AM | Report abuse

You guys make me wish I could watch TV and blog my guts out at the same time... snow day Monday! Just got done watching Ricky Bobby for a night cap(where you at man?)

Lisa, where were you 4 months ago when everyone was knocking Joe Gibbs's faith because he was sticking with Brunell? A lot of things get knocked on this blog... take it with a grain of salt sister. Its too late for me to be getting into this kind of stuff. Sorry.

I have become very fond of Dos Equis of late. So smooth.

Posted by: Dorf | January 22, 2007 2:32 AM | Report abuse

dorf,

I was very much here when everyone was blogging about Gibbs and Brunell...very much here!

Posted by: Lisa | January 22, 2007 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Dorf please don't get Lisa started on the Brunell kick again.

Posted by: jm220 | January 22, 2007 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe no headline saying,"Finally Manned Up" I'm dissapointed.


Anyone have any insight into the "major announcement" on the John Riggins show this afternoon?

Pats out of the Superbowl any change Scott Peoli is coming to redskins park? Come on a guy can dream right?

Posted by: Skinz | January 22, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAAHA BOZO SKINNY FANS YOU SUCK!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | January 22, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

To the one without a name, because he's a shameful cowturds fan...

You're still bitter that Romo's got butterfingers!

Piss on the star!

Posted by: Go Skins GO | January 22, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

dealer, you're jumping the gun by a couple of days, but is this the reason for your angry rants?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6847012/

To steal from So I Married an Axe Murdered, does someone need a blog hug? Sallie Mae, could you please assist the man, stat?

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 22, 2007 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"and when he was in college there were incidents reported...which i forget now...they were either disrespectful towards women or racially offensive...i really can't rember"

So you're still mad at BBM because, among other things, he "mooned" the UT athletic trainer 10 years ago. I don't even think she's mad about it anymore.

Posted by: LH | January 22, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

The Raiders are preparing to make a run at Michael Vick, according to NFL sources. The Raiders package would include receivers Randy Moss and Jerry Porter plus the No.1 overall pick in the 2007 draft for Vick and the Falcons first round pick (10th overall). -Foxsports.

Posted by: Skinz | January 22, 2007 10:11 AM | Report abuse

sfskin hope all is well with you. If we can get a group to go in late June I am cool with that.

jm220, sfskin - if you can stomach an Iggles fan in your midst, please keep me in the loop. visited the city for 2005 new year's and loved the place; really ought to go back to give back. plus, since all Iggles fans are going to hell and damnation anyway, I might as well get some practice going somewhere really, really hot and humid like NO in summer. sfskin, sure that after all the time you've spent in the mild climate of Northern CA you're going to be ready for 105 heat in 70% humidity?

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 22, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

The best part of last nights Pats/Colts game was when the Pats has the ball late and it was 3rd down. Right before the Colts stopped em and got the ball back for the winning drive. Had the Pats converted the 3rd down the game pretty much would've been over. Anyways they show this shot of Belicheck on the sideline with what looks to be his kid right behind him. Getting ready to celebrate? If you recall in the final moments of last weeks game his kids were right there on the sideline to celebrate with him. So here's his kids again waiting for the Pats to convert the 3rd down to ice the game. Except they didn't convert and the rest of the game when they showed Belicheck on the sideline said kid was nowhere to be found. Now that's PRICELESS.

Posted by: "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan | January 22, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

And that list of petty grievances puts the entire Colts team at the top of your hate list? Good grief.

nate, if you think my reason for not liking archie's boy and his whole family of putting themselves is above the NFL is PETTY??????????? either you can't argue or you're just sacrificing yourself for the good of this blog. which one is it? please tell me it's the former...

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

So you're still mad at BBM because, among other things, he "mooned" the UT athletic trainer 10 years ago. I don't even think she's mad about it anymore.

LH, is that what it was? i didn't rember. but yeah that started my hate and then it continuted...

i'm trying to find a silver lining in all this but i just can't. i really wish dungy had left his ass last year. all i know is i'm not going to watch the superbowl cuz of him.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

skinz, if that's true about the raiders. it doesn't make sense. why would they give up their whole receiver corp to get a QB that clearly can't get it done without some good receivers.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I don't pretend to know what goes on in the raiders and Al Davis' head. I just thought i'd pass along the info.

Posted by: Skinz | January 22, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

>>> "all i know is i'm not going to watch the superbowl"

Isn't that un-American? Don't they send you to Guantanomo for things like that? dealer, your phones are gonna be tapped! How will you discuss commercials the next day? You won't even have an opinion on Prince's impending wardrobe malfunction. What did you think about the anthem singer?

I find this all highly improbable.

Don't the other networks go dark during the game?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 22, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Adam, you're so right! i'm so f-ing depressed! i called up a bostonian friend who's bleeds red(as in redsox) and is a patsy fan and i told him i was depressed cuz of the loss. he sounded bad too but he told me why i shouldn't be depressed (unrelated to sports reasons). but i think only time will heal this wound.

if i can get over christian laetener winning a championship i can get over this. :)

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What a game! All I can say is for some reason nobody in my office wants to talk football with me today.

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Did you guys in DC get your snow day?

If you're bored, I think my mom still has my GI Joe and Star Wars action figures. Most of the GI Joe guys are wimps compared to Han, Chewie, and Luke, but let me tell you...ol' Snake Eyes, I'm pretty sure that guy could hang with the Jedi.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 22, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

diddy, you got some good points. re: commercials et all. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm regarding my phones being tapped...trust me if you saw me in person that would be a given.

you know what would cheer me up? if obama & pelosi became the next Pres and VP of this country.

skinz, i didn't mean that you wouldn't make sense...i meant that if that's true then al davis doesn't make sense. cuz how cool it would be to see mike vick just chuck it and moss to run under it...that'd be cool too watch.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

diddy, i liked white tiger. and no no one in dc got a snow day...but some schools are closed...

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

correction:
...trust me if you saw me in person you'd think that was a given.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Diddy,

Sadly we did not. Storm fizzled out around 8-9 PM (WAG) leaving maybe 1-2 inches of snow/mix on the ground. While things were a good bit messy early afternoon and evening (Cyn - hope you got back from WaPo safe and sound last night), by the early morning hours, roads were clear, govt and almost all schools were open, and a whole bunch of hung over football fans were forced to go into work

On the plus side, supermarkets' excess milk stocks no longer exist and TP is now a black market commodity.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 22, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

sorry i got my characters mixed up. i'm talking about the white ninja...storm shadow(?) in gi joe. no, never was a comic fan as a kid.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Honolulu, HI


Jan 22 Today
Sunny. High 81F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Jan 22 Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 69F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Jan 23 Tomorrow
Mostly sunny skies. High near 80F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Jan 23 Tomorrow night
Mostly clear skies. Low 69F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Jan 24 Wednesday
Chance of showers. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 70s.
Jan 25 Thursday
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 70s.
Jan 26 Friday
Sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Posted by: loco mullin | January 22, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

dealer and diddy I feel for you guys growing up in the 80s with those plastic 4 inch miniature "action figures." When I was kid, GI Joe was 12 inches with a raised scar under his eye and a buzz cut hair.

Posted by: LH | January 22, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

i'm catching up with your guys comments...i missed mr. tony AGAIN!!!! aweshucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this IS the most depressing day!

and my reply to his reply to me: Mr. Tony, You're most welcome. There are very few writers that can make me smile and not feel like to me that they're TRYING to be funny and you are one. You truely deserve a Pulitzer one day. I don't know if you'll qualify with lady columns though. So get on it.

Also who are the big whigs we talking about here? send me their addresses or do they work in the same building as Cindy? If so Cindy, can you tell me what they drive...

i'm kidding...i hope your peeps work it out with Mr. Tony's peeps. i'll even consider subscribing.

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

12 inches? wow! impressive. yeah they don't make it like they used to. ohh wait or are you saying that you grew up in the 90's and they have 12 inch action figures(i almost wrote dolls) now?

4-12, how did it go? your "first time"? ;)

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Just caught Up.

Leanard Hand - Thanks for the History lesson on Biden.

Lisa - I thought I would be the 1st one to ask about Caldwell's Eye's. Them jokers is big as ****.

JLaC - What are you talkin about too much time on the clock? they left 1 min for Brady to score a TD. You can't perfect to score a TD with less than 3 seconds to go in a game. If you get it, you take it, right?

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 22, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I grew up pre-mini men. I know Old School feels me on the 12 inch action figure.

Posted by: LH | January 22, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

All quiet in Pats land thank god! Great game, perfect ending.

The NFL has to be pumped about its pitchman making(and winning the the bowl).

Unfortunately the Pats will reload, buts thats next year.

Seriously we could be looking at another golden age in the NFL, (80's early 90's).All these young taltented QB's, don't know when the last time you had so many at the same time to really create the kind of championship calibur teams batteling each other every post season for the superbowl. Now if we can just coach up soupy to this level, build around him, maybe we can be part of this discussion soon.

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Someone might've already posted it, but Parcells just retired...

Posted by: [cc] | January 22, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Parcells Retiring.....

Posted by: 4th | January 22, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I guess I was a dollar short a dollar late, huh?

Posted by: 4th | January 22, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Not that Gibbs II has been anything close to a success so far, but clearly Parcells' tenure in Dallas was, at best, a disappointment.

Year 1: Did not have a winning record against ANY team over .500

Years 2-3: Combined 15-17 record, 0 playoff appearances

Year 4: 1 win against a team over .500

Summary: 0 playoff wins, overall record just barely over .500

I'm very happy that the last time Gibbs played his rival he gave him a heart breaking loss, but as a Dallas Hater-4-Life, I'm kinda wish Parcells would stick around to give us another year of over hyped dallas teams that fizzel at the end of the year and ultimately amount to a huge pile of disappointment!

Posted by: The Diesel | January 22, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

LH

Haven't heard the GI Joe call in long time. nice

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

..."4-12, how did it go? your "first time"?...
12 inches? wow! impressive..."

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 11:50 AM

I LOVE cut and paste! I'm back.
Had to go through blog withdrawl until I caught up on 24. RIP Curtis.

Posted by: 4-12 | January 22, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Where oh where is Boofer to provide some in-depth analysis of this morning's news from Valley Ranch?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm stunned about Parcells....wonder who will replace him....

Posted by: Lisa | January 22, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

F Parcells.....big rotting Tuna carcass hahaha

Nightmare #1: The Cowboys hire recently passed over Russ Grimm....shiver...please no....

Posted by: Chris Larry | January 22, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
Dallas wanted Jeff Fisher as their next coach, but it looks like he is staying in Tennessee...
I heard the guy Mr. Jones wants now is Wade Phillips.

Posted by: Diesel | January 22, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Russ Grimm coaching the Cowboys??? I just don't see it unless he can become the next Norv Turner and produce the same results. Then I'm all for it!!!

Posted by: Rob | January 22, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Colts won for Dungy and because it changes the scenery of the SB. Not sure it's going to be much of game if Sexy continues on his trail of tragedy.

Adam - I am in NoCal in part because of the weather. But I get back east enough in summer time to remember the joys of hell. Plus doing good in NOLA will make it less painful.

Everyone let dealer have his hate. We all have our irrational illogical deep seated hate i.e. Cowpaddies among others.

I know Adam posted this already but apparently here's why some of us feel blue today. Some British psyche came up with a mathematical equation to determine "worst day of the year" . . .talk about too much time on your hands. I expect him to join us here any day now. : )

The model is: [W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA

The equation is broken down into seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action.

Considering my family is currently living it's own telenovela I'm feeling pretty good today so not sure this equation is correct.

Posted by: sfskin | January 22, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

The only way they hire a scrub like Wade Phillips is as a stop gap until they can get there hand on Cowher next year. I bet that JErry Jones is on the phone right now trying to see if he can get Cowher to come to Dallas.

Posted by: Rob | January 22, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I hope your right...like I said its a nightmare....but one that will haunt me untill its official...


Posted by: chris Larry | January 22, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I think I finally get it. You're blaming Peyton for the sins of his father, his family.

The one thing you cite consistently is the Manning family not wanting their delicate youngest child, Eliza, to play in San Diego, and forcing the Chargers to trade him to the Jints. And as far as I can tell, Archie was the driver of that particular agenda, with fragile Eli at his side. I don't even recall Peyton being on the scene very much through that process, though I'm sure you'll be able to dig up some quotes since I'm sure he was asked about it.

In fact, I think you've defeated your own argument. Did Peyton, the guy you profess to hate more than any other player in the league in large part because of how ELI's draft was handled, refuse to play for woebegotten Indianapolis -- an even worse place to play at that time, I would argue, than San Diego was when LBM came out -- when he was coming out?

Did Archie force the Colts to trade him to a team in a larger market? Or did Peyton simply go in and turn a terrible team into a contender, and become an historically great QB in a fun-to-watch offense, and now finally get his team into the Super Bowl by defeating his arch-rival?

Guilt by association?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jerry I have a great candidate for you his name is Gregg . . . *sigh* I know I've got to stop . . . .

All the GI Joe action figure talk reminds me of the times Joe would get lucky with Barbie after beating up Ken. Such a man's man. And then Barbie's head would get ripped off. . . .
for the record I hated dolls particularly Barbie. . .
my sister and I ran around the back yard alternating between playing Hells Angels on our big wheels and Charlie's Angels while my oldest sister played Little House on the Prairie. Fantastic drama ensued.

Posted by: sfskin | January 22, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you, chris Larry... my first thought after celebrating the end of the tuna was: "damn, hope they don't hire Grimm"

Hey, maybe we can offer double-g a free trip to Valley Ranch for a week to, you know, look around.

Posted by: Diesel | January 22, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Jones' problem is the exact problem Danny will have when Gibbs retires. Who the heck do you hire now? You already played the ace, there is nothing left. So it will be interesting to watch Jones here, in part because you know Snyder will be watching his lizardly mentor very carefully.

Please let this happy news signal the start of a second Dave Campo/Chan Gailey period of wandering in the wilderness for the Cowboys. Please.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

500+ comments up here. Time for some of us to start complaining about the time it takes the page to load and the carpal tunnel implications of so much scrolling.

Time for MV Dame to give us an updated count, perhaps?

Nice work, everyone!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I know that getting a job offer to coach an NFL team is the chance of a lifetime, especially one with a history like the Cowpokes, but I wonder if Grimm would even go to the interview. I mean, he played in the 80's when the rivalry actually meant something to the players and they absolutely hated each other. I wonder if he could stomach having to put on silver and blue. Seriously.

Posted by: [cc] | January 22, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Nate, we've been wandering for 10 years, don't you have bigger fish to fry? I play Steely Dan in your general direction.

I say we do go back to Campo. Resurrecting tired old farts is a great idea, right?

Posted by: SMACK | January 22, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Grimm would take the interview and the job, you dont turn that down....

This makes me even more upset about Wierd Al b/c if he wasnt here it would be perfect...bring him in as O Cord, has similar philosophy and could take over as HC when Gibbs calls it a day.....Oh well hindsight and all...

I agree to much info to refresh! This is why we need "Open thread" post like I have been saying Cyn Ciindy just post:

"Parcells retires: Discuss!"

Posted by: chris Larry | January 22, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Green is still out there. Tuna leaving this late really puts dallas in a bind.Puting togheter a staff, evaluating the roster, free agency, if they don't act real quick it could really set them back.

I feel so sorry for them hehehehe...

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

It's already getting out of control:

Latest rumor is Jones will bring Jimmy Johnson back for another run.

He might as well just let TO coach the team... he thinks he knows everything anyways.

Posted by: Diesel | January 22, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Careful what you wish for, people. I wouldn't sign up to play against a Grilliams defense twice a year, because if you look at his history, this past season was an anomaly.

We need Grilliams to fix this defense next year and then get a new job far, far away. Coaching the Argonauts, say, or the Claymores.

And the very thought of Russ Grimm running onto our field as coach of the Cowboys... that one really hurts.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

If grimm were given a chance to interview and turned it down, citing his still lingering hatered, that would add some fuel to the fire.

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Redskins Ticket Office...PLEASE RENEW | January 22, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, I apologize. I must have struck a nerve if you came back with the Steely Dan.

Jimmy Johnson redux would be awesome. He could get the band back together. Norv is free, right?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 22, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I like to think Grimm would turn down but I dont rationally think that.......

Lets just get Grimm on the Skins staff...make Wierd Al "Passing Game cord." or some such nonsense!

Posted by: chris Larry | January 22, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

If Grimm even thought about interviewing with the 'Girls, he'd get a big smack to the back of the head(*) from Buges, Bostic, Jake, May, Starke, etc. etc.

(*)- copyright jm220, 2006, all rights reserved.

Posted by: 4-12 | January 22, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

sfskin I am with you. Send double G to Texas now. Hell I will even pay for the ticket.

EaglesFan bra it would be great to have you come along to New Orleans.

CL good to see your hate back in the house.

Posted by: jm220 | January 22, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I survived my journey home last night...For those of you out of town, here's a visual update on how conditions here really are deteriorating:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/webcams/snowcam.htm

Posted by: Cindy | January 22, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Anybody got Barry Switzer's number?

Posted by: SMACK | January 22, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

A snippet from the arrest of the latest Bengal to get in arrested. 9 in 9 months if your keeping count....

"When a Boone County sheriff's deputy asked Joseph to get out of the vehicle, he smelled marijuana. The deputy searched Joseph's black backpack with a Super Bowl logo and found a bag of marijuana in a pouch, the arrest report said."

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 22, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Do you think the Danny could convince the tuna to "shop for the goceries". Gibbs retires in two years. Bills batteries are recharged he becomes GM.Rumor was Bill had some feelers out about becoming GM for The Jints. He can select talent, doesn't have the energy to coach. already done tv, loves money, has a huge ego ie wants and likes his name mentioned as a influential figure on the game. Maybe team building further cements his legacey after his disapointing stint as Cowboy coach has slightly diminished his stature.

I am not saying, i'm just saying?

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

nate, forget it(i know that's not good for the blog (count) but i'm tired of typing the same thing and thus igniting the flame of hatred of the mannings within me).

let's move on. to bigger and better things. like i'm contemplating rooting against the skins next year. sacrificing one year for the sake of the future. i've said this before but come gametime, no matter who's coaching i can't get myself to root against them. so maybe i should just not watch next year.

i'm boycotting the skins aka the Red Lancers! until snyder and gibbs get it.

parcells retired? what a shock! he's such a quitter. i think JJ will probly give up a couple of first rounders for jeff fisher.

poor russ grimm...doesn't it seem like his coaching window of opp. is closing...really fast. also the addition of Ray Brown to the skins staff kinda signaled that there'll be no way Russ Grimm will be coming back here(?) no?

btw, i just read up here that there's a big announcement on the John Riggins show? what could it be?

ohh and i found a sliver of hope in the superbowl. my boy Rex was coached by my favorite public person Steve Spurrier. and archie's boy always had problems beating Spurrier's boys! so Go Rex, Go Vasher, Go Lovie, Go Urlacher, Go Ogiboogie, Go Cedric Benson, Go Ron Rivera!

Posted by: dealer | January 22, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty great to hear that you made it home. Now get JLC to start a new post.

4-12 I had to give myself a smack to the back of the head Saturday night. I went out for dinner and with the wind chill it felt like 5 degrees. Smack myself for being out when it's that damn cold. What the hell was wrong with me? lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 22, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

But jm, if she was hot, then it's well worth freezing your guts out.
OOps...this is a Redskins blog. Um, Cowboys suck. Much better now.

Posted by: 4-12 | January 22, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Dam! I'm sorry that Parcells quit. I wish he would have stuck around a while longer - continuing to fall short of all expectations. Boy, it's a good thing that Payton left for NO last year. Geez, now I am afraid that they might actually hire a good coach.

One bright spot is that whoever comes in won't be able to handle TO. That will be FUN to watch next year!

Posted by: charlie | January 22, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Gotta keep the haters away, you know!

Posted by: 4-12 | January 22, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

There's a new post up now , kids.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 22, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Dealer...

Spurrier????? Way Gross.... "Favorite Public person" thats just bizarre....at least pick Urban!!!!

Yet your gonna give up on the Skins just b/c Grandpa Gibbs may be to old.....Gibbs, 2.0 flaws and all, is way cooler than Spurri-suck...I guess your more of a Gator than a Skin ultimately...

Russ Grimm will get his day....

Posted by: chris Larry | January 22, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAAHA BOZO COWBOY FANS - PARCELLS QUIT!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | January 22, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I say we do go back to Campo. Resurrecting tired old farts is a great idea, right?

Posted by: SMACK | January 22, 2007 01:13 PM

Hey, it worked once (Vermeil.) It's gotta work again. HUH? HUH? IT'S GOTTA WORK AGAIN. IT HAS TO! *On my knees pleading in desparation.*

Posted by: charlie | January 22, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Do you think the Danny could convince the tuna to "shop for the goceries". Gibbs retires in two years. Bills batteries are recharged he becomes GM.Rumor was Bill had some feelers out about becoming GM for The Jints. He can select talent, doesn't have the energy to coach. already done tv, loves money, has a huge ego ie wants and likes his name mentioned as a influential figure on the game. Maybe team building further cements his legacey after his disapointing stint as Cowboy coach has slightly diminished his stature.

I am not saying, i'm just saying?

Posted by: Old School | January 22, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

New post? Ah, I feel better already!

Posted by: charlie | January 22, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Coming late to this party, I know, but JLaC, I have to disagree with your initial post on this thread. If anything, it was WHOLLY satisfying to see Brady and Belichick taken down a peg or two. I watched the whole game, and I noted that when it was all over, it appeared that Brady just left the field without ever doing the postgame meeting at the middle of the field. And Belichick - well, he's not very personable even when he wins, so it was not so surprising to see him so surly at the postgame presser, but sheesh - his attitude had SORE LOSER written all over it. Did Belichick and Brady really think that they would ALWAYS be all that and a bag of chips? The Pats have had their day(s) in the sun. It was nice to see them win when they were underdogs in the SB vs the Rams. It wasn't so bad to see them come back for their second SB. But by the time they had reached their third SB, you'd have thought that we were looking at the Second Coming. Sooner or later they were going to fall off that pedestal.

As for Indy, I'm not saying that they're the greatest team ever, but they could have rolled over after that first half (as they have in years past). Instead, they came back out and posted 32 pts in the second half. Peyton did his best to lead his team, even when his usual targets (Harrison and Wayne) were having an off night. The Indy RB tandem of Rhodes and Addai were fantastic. And even the Indy D - after a dismal first half - stepped up and made crucial plays at the right time. That interception that ended the game, by a player that no one outside of Indy had ever even heard of, was golden. For years now, Indy has been a good team but something was always missing. They had a weak D, they had no running game, they had an erratic kicker. What we saw last night was the result of an evolution that has taken years to occur. No, the Colts were not perfect last night. But on a night when it looked like all was lost, they dug deep and got it done. And for that my hat is off to them.

And say what you will about Peyton - he's not a perfect person nor a perfect QB, but he's a dedicated and hardworking football player and he tries to be a good person. In the postgame interviews the interviewers kept trying to get him to take their bait, to say that he was vindicated, or whatever. And maybe in his heart he does feel vindicated. But Peyton knows that he represents a team of 53 players and however many coaches, and he was not going to cheapen the TEAM's victory by "playing that card." He spoke respectfully and diplomatically about the game, and about the rivalry. For that, as much as for his leadership and skills on the field, he deserved to bask in the glow of that win and his first AFC championship, and first trip to the Super Bowl.

Posted by: bandwagon blues | January 22, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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