Sorry About The Tech Probs/Man I Luv Tivo
I want to thank everyone for hanging with us yesterday. From what I am told there was a glitch in the blog program keeping me from posting normally and making comments show up like six hours after they were written. It was pretty frustrating for me and I am sure was the same way for you guys, but I think it's like a one time deal. We should be fully powered today, and, again, all apologies for the problem.
With that out of the way, let me break another Washington Post blog rule and use Sunday's game to make the case for having a Tivo. I don't know how dudes used to cover this sport without it (much less email, the internet, laptops, digital records - man, I'm spoiled). If you already own it and taped the game, I implore you to go back and watch Santana Moss's first TD in slow motion.
Spend about 10 minutes, rewind it a few times and focus only on Clinton Portis. I'm not going to put it all out there now because I want to write about it in detail for a story later this week, but that kid is full-blown crazy. Little man is a beast. Not like any of us didn't know this already, but it's sick what he does to help Moss go 55 yards to the house
Then, once you see what I mean with CP, spend another 5 minutes just on Moss. Slow-mo the initial catch and the move he makes to break free of the corner. At the end of the run, it gets even better. That spin move at the 13 is straight Madden. If you or I tried it, our ACL would end up on one and our MCL on the opposite side. He actually gets a little airborne while he spins and pulls off that full-throttle 360 move.
The sheer creativity and athleticism that goes into a play like that is probably under-appreciated, even in this era where certain networks glorify catching a pop-up or a mundane sack, and former athlete-turned-analysts throw superlatives around at a disgusting pace. I'm sure most of you guys are at work and can't go through the entire Tivo thing now, but I'm giving those with access to the technology some homework.
That play alone will blow your mind.
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