Seriously? I thought the new tou is suppose to be suspension proof? Lies I was told. Anyway that makes this an impressive 22 suspensions and one ban for me.
Anyway I'd love to talk about the playoff weekend. But Peyton Manning my favorite player decided once again that he needed to break my heart, the way he has been since 1998. Thank you Peyton.
That said I'm not of the mindset that he "choked" as much as as a fan of the game as well I can't ignore 9-11 in the playoffs. Reality is his choke, his bad throw, him being flushed out of the pocket because his line couldn't block, and John Fox being way too conservative are a direct result of one of the most jaw dropping plays I've seen in the NFL.
It's like 40 seconds to go, the other team has no timeout, and Joe Flacco just launches this ball into the bread basket of Jacoby Jones, and it's like how does a safety not understand this situation? YOUR JOB IS TO COVER THE BACK END NO ONE SHOULD RUN BY YOU. He stops that play, and the story of this game is that Peyton Manning had a go ahead, game winning drive touchdown pass. See? From Hero to Choker all because one safety didn't do his job. Ladies and gentelemtn Peyton Manning didn't play great, although he played very good(3 touchdown passes in regulation from your QB is very good), but it was just deflating to see what should have been an epic matchup of Manning vs Brady end because of something so stupid. And of course the devestating interception that has become a common theme among Manning playoff games.
That said as a football fan what I got was one of the greatest playoff games ever. It was a back and forth affair with big plays, and a whole lot of drama till the last second. Some major hall of famers on that field. As a fan of the game, and sadly of the player who lost the game. It's a bittersweet pill to swallow. I'm sure in a few years I'll be cool with mentioning how amazing the game was, but as it stands now it's just killed my mood for the weekend. Like I was able to go to a party, and just not give a f*ck. Was totally watching the Packers/49ers game completely disappointed, and baby sitting the beer I was drinking.
But that ladies and gentlemen that is the beauty of sports. It's not just the complete and utter joy we feel when our team wins that is what makes sports so powerful in our society. It's that soul crushing, heart breaking, absolutely devestating loss that lingers with us for the next few months that makes sports so beautiful in the first place. Because without them there is no joy when the hurdle is overcome. So here's to next year.
*sigh* it's like torture I keep willingly going back to seeing. I'm in disbelief that the safety is this stupid.
Anyway the golden globes suck, and always will. Awards show suck in general. But I really like Jodie Fosters speech. Cheers to that lady. The part where she's talking about her mom? DAMN. Usually actors put up these lame ass stupid speeches about "how they making art" like I'm suddenly gonna forget that they also make stuff like Legally Blonde, but this ladies stuff sounded pretty f*cking sincere.
I think you should watch. Lady poured her heart out. Respect to that lady. Would bang on principle. True Story.
My buddy is a moron. An hour before the game he bought a playoff ticket and a plane ticket to Denver. His words, "bro, they're going to win, I know it!" Then came the end.
He was refunded for his playoff ticket, but Priceline isn't giving him a refund for his ticket. So now he's going to Denver... by himself. I guess he can always get drunk and meet some Denver locals or something.
@NeonNinja That's so stupid lol. Would have held out on buying the plane ticket. Don't blame him though they were an odds on favorite.
@Foolz3h That's what you focus on? not my suspension...no ...and who would make a game like that? LOL TWo difficulty modes. Easy or Hard, no middle grou...that sounds like something I would be cool with lol.
Suspensions? They still do those? Sorry to hear that, bro.
Spot on with the Golden Globes. But yeah, that was a good speech Jodie Foster.
Also, so much for Manning Bowl.
Nice, I got 21 suspensions but never banned hahaha. You sir, are an ass hole.
I was at the game to see that awful display of safety play while my balls nearly froze. Fun game though, had a great time.
John Fox's conservative play calling killed the Broncos. I can understand if it was Brady Quinn playing with 30 seconds left in the game with a couple of TOs. But not with Peyton Manning.
Denver's secondary was bad. Champ Bailey got burned by Torrey Smith a lot.
@Seabas989 As bad as it was. That situation doesn't even become an issue if Raheem Moore does his job. There are 40 seconds, and 70 yards to go. NO ONE SHOULD BEAT YOU DEEP AT THIS POINT. NO ONE. NO ONE.
What Fox did is wrong. What Manning did is wrong. Matt Prater hitting the ground was terrible. The line was bad. Champ didn't play well either. Dumervil/Miller were MIA, all that jazz. The team collectively had plenty of people that didn't play up to par. That said with 40 seconds left, a 7 point lead, and the other team not having timeouts the Denver Broncos with all that won that game until Raheem Moore forgot to do the most basic aspects of his job. Everyone else can be questioned, but Raheem Moore is the goat of that game.
I think I need to learn about football and the NFL. You make it sound alright.
Also, blog needs pic of Jodie Foster's legs.
"Why is it still that teams ball when that wide reciever ran out of bounds?"
"That quarterback just passed the ball out of bounds and it's not a TURNOVER?!"
"A team has an offensive team, a defensive team and special teams?!, so like it's many teams in one?"
"You mean, you just have to walk into the endzone without even having to put the ball to the ground?"
"A limited amount of plays/tackles? wat?"
Obligatory "Why wear protective gear?"
"Why is that croaky old commentator talking to people like an idiot and drawing all over my screen?"
Surprisingly, they do air NFL here, the big Sunday live games even. Since our own 'football' code is on off-season :P.
@FrozenLiquid You're not gonna get it. That's just stupid. No team to root for, no point of interest, no idea of concept of the game, and it's a whole different language for you guys. I could understand if you were around it enough(basically you'd have to live here to really get a grasp of it).
I would say it's not nearly as easy as Sharat/Trey/Aljosa falling in love with Soccer so quick. There is just so much more soccer going through out the season, FIFA is hella popular, and Soccer in general is progressing little by little in our country. It's kind of like the hipster sport in America.
And nah Jodie's move was too cIassy to give her the broad of the blog treatment.
I missed the Golden Globes so I'll watch Jodies speech on Youtube
Now I hope for both 49ners and Ravens in the Super Bowl. Though it would have been nice for the Bronco's so Peyton could have rubbed the Colts of another ring and show off the media that he's a better QB than his brother.