Sunday, January 25, 2009
So Friday night some friends and I were out and we got into a discussion of what is better: the NCAA or the NFL? After some valid comments, my buddy Luke says "College ball is packed with more action and goodness." Action and goodness...needless to say the discussion ended because no one knew how to reply to that. But I did promise Luke he'd get a quote on my blog for that one so once more ladies and gentlemen:
"College ball is packed with more action and goodness." - Luke Morris
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Ravens @ Steelers - In Roethlisberger's rookie year, he was in Joe Flacco's shoes. A rookie in the AFC Championship game. Unfortunately for Flacco, he didn't play like Big Ben did when Ben was a rookie. Flacco, instead, played like a rookie. Careless mistakes, 3 INTs, 3 sacks...just not a good day for the Ravens offense to get anything going. The Ravens tried to get things going with their running game and McGahee scored 2 TDs before a nasty hit from Steelers safety Ryan Clark left McGahee apparently unconscious on the field with a few minutes left in the game. (Note: from what I've read, McGahee is expected to make a full recovery). The Steelers look like they could be onto their 6th Super Bowl championship which would be the most for any franchise. Although, it could be interesting if Hines Ward remains injured after leaving the game and not returning with a knee injury.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Eagles @ Giants - The soaring Eagles continued playing red hot while the Giants just played like they only half showed up. The Giants just couldn't get anything going and were held out of the endzone and to 5 field goal attempts (only 3 were successful). They also couldn't convert 2 crucial 4th downs in the 4th quarter. With the Eagles win today and the Cardinals win yesterday, this is the first time a top 3 seed isn't in the NFC Championship game. Now there is a WTF part to this outcome, the Eagles have to travel to Arizona for the game. That's right the Cardinals get home field advantage...WTF. I'm giving that one to the Eagles.
Chargers @ Steelers - Run Willie run! Willie Parker ran all over the Chargers defense for 146 yds and 2 TDs. The Chargers held on for the 1st half but in the 2nd half the Steelers showed them who's boss. If the Chargers had have won today, all 4 road teams would have upset the home team and that would have been a WTF moment but luckily, the Steelers put the Chargers in their place after breaking my heart last week. Now the Ravens will visit Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship game. I'm feeling a Ravens upset to make it an all-bird Super Bowl.
Cardinals @ Panthers - Now the WTF part. Panthers are 9-0 at home. Kurt Warner and the Cardinals can't play on the East coast (remember that Cards/Pats game). But apparently the Cardinals didn't let geography get in their way. The Cards completely owned the Panthers who were most analysts (and my) Super Bowl favourites. The Panthers had 6 turnovers including 5 INTs from Delhomme. At one point, I think Delhomme actually forgot which team he was playing for. Steve Smith only had 2 receptions and his first one didn't come until the end of the 3rd quarter. Now the Cardinals will face either the Giants in New York or host the Eagles in Arizona...that's right potentially ANOTHER home playoff game for Arizona...is this global warming screwing things up again?
Monday, January 5, 2009
Colts @ Chargers - All I have to say is I hate the Broncos for their late season self-destruction which gave the AFC West to the Chargers. And now my little broken heart will weep for days as I pray the Steelers defense makes the Chargers offense cry for help. I swear I'm not bitter at all...
Ravens @ Dolphins - The Ravens defense dominated the Dolphins. The Fins turned the ball over 5 times including 4 INTs from Pennington. It was just ugly. Pennington looked far more like the rookie than Flacco did. Although, I do have to give props to Miami for coming back from last season's pathetic 1-15 finish to winning the AFC East and making the playoffs this season. Ravens meet the Titans on Saturday; should be a good one!
Eagles @ Vikings - The surging Eagles continued to surge with a win in Minnesota, which isn't very surprising. The Eagles will face the reigning Super Bowl champs, the NY Giants, on Sunday in New York. The division rivals should put on pretty good battle.