Sunday, January 25, 2009


This isn't news but it made me laugh.

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

Cards fans need to grow up!

Cardinals fans in Chandler, Arizona decided to play some pranks on Donovan McNabb. It started off as harmless jokes by putting Cardinals flags and cheers on his front yard. McNabb found the humour in the original pranks. The second set seriously crossed the line when two fans burned Cardinal cheers into McNabb's front lawn with diesel gas causing $2000 in damage. That is really ridiculous and unnecessary. The police traced the evidence to 37 year old Rex Perkins. You're 37 years old!! This is the kind of prank you'd expect from some teenagers with too much time on their hands. Grow up!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

We are the (conference) champions

Eagles @ Cardinals - ...Seriously that actually happened. For the first time, the Cards are going to the Super Bowl. In addition to the Bowl trip, the Cardinals have officially taken over as last year's Giants. I'd mentioned it a few times here and there but I refused to believe it. Now there's no more use in denying it. The first half was all Zona offense! Warner to Fitzgerald times 3! Then in the 2nd half the momentum switched. The Eagles remembered how to score and the Cards almost blew it but Arizona held on to earn their first Super Bowl trip. Now the interesting part of this outcome will be McNabb's future in Philly...The city may have loved him if he got to the Super Bowl and brought home the title but the boos may be unbearable now.

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

Oh Tony say it ain't so

Tony Dungy announced to the Colts and their fans today that he will be retiring from coaching. This is such a heartbreaking year to be a Colts fan! I wish Coach Dungy all the best in whatever future he pursues. We'll miss you in Indy. Not that I'm in Indy but you know what I mean.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Divisional Sunday

Well today was less of a WTF so I can't call it part 2.

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.

Divisional WTF: part 1

Ravens @ Titans - Ok so this isn't much of a WTF since I saw this coming. But hey Titans guess what happens when you have more yards, more time of possession yet give up the ball 3 times in Baltimore territory! You're not going to win. A close game all the way through. The Ravens won it on a 43-yd field goal with 57 seconds left in the game. They now will be in the AFC Championship taking on either the Chargers or Steelers.

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 this global warming screwing things up again?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Broken-hearted wild card weekend

Falcons @ Cardinals - Rookie mistakes vs. old man experience. Arizona's mediocre defense actually stepped up and caused turnovers from Atlanta's hot offense. Funny little fact I read this morning: this is the Cards' first home playoff win since 1947 and I'll give them another 62 years to get their next one. They face the Panthers in Carolina on Saturday. Good luck Cards, you're going to need as much of it as possible. And sorry Falcons fans, but really you should just be amazed that you made the playoffs.

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.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Peyton does it again

The AP announced today that Peyton Manning is this season's league MVP. This is the third time he's won this, tying him with Brett Favre for the most MVP wins. Peyton won by an overwhelming amount; he received 32 of 50 votes. The next highest was Chad Pennington and Michael Turner at 4. After a rocky start to the season, Peyton has led the Colts to a 9 game winning streak and straight to the playoffs. I think he definitely deserved league MVP as I've pointed out before and I promise it's not just because I'm a Colts fan.