Sunday, September 07, 2008

I Bless the Rain Down in...New Jersey

This weekend has shaped up to be a god-send for married guys along the East Coast. The horrendous weather on Saturday, combined with a terrible slate of football games, presented many guys with a unique opportunity to sacrifice the day and line up a spectacular Sunday of sloth. By skipping Saturday's games and spending the day doing things around the house, I earned a free pass for a day of fatty foods, day-drinking (a Chimay at noon is just as delicious as one at 9 PM) and a slug-like residency on the couch.

Jets-Fins starts at 1 PM. Up here in the Northeast, that will be followed by a compelling Cowboys-Browns match-up at 4:15. There is also some women's tennis and a Mets-Phillies day/night doubleheader that will bridge the gap into the 8 PM game tonight.

A quick trip to the supermarket this morning has filled my fridge with hummus, cheese, crackers, pork products and chips. My son is about to take a nap, and my wife is at the mall. It's down to me, 75 ozs. of Belgian beer, a 42" HD TV and some NFL action.

Enjoy the games today gents. My sobriety is waning, but my excitement is cresting.

One last note: Let's pay tribute to Chad Pennington, who gave 110% for the Jets for the better part of this decade. Let's hope he does a little bit more to help them win today.

79 comments:

TJ said...

Brett Favre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7-0 bitches...

rob said...

footbawwwww!!!

mayhugh said...

That pass wasn't exactly "on the money". I'm just sayin'...

TJ said...

So, the Rams, 20 minutes into the 2008 season, look just as awful as last year.

Rhymenocerous said...

Was it Favre looking great on an audible or the Fins secondary being so horrendous? Either way, I'll take it.

Will Allen should not be starting in the NFL.

TJ said...

You settle down Mayhugh...

mayhugh said...

Pennington: 1 for 6, -1 yard. Ouch.

mayhugh said...

It doesn't look like the Dolphins have made much improvement, either.

TJ said...

Um, what the hell is going on down in Atlanta? 14-0 Matt Ryans already?

TJ said...

Hey, did you guys know Brett Favre and Bubba Franks used to be teammates in Green Bay?

Rhymenocerous said...

Brady hurt!

TJ said...

Wide Right Fever...Detroit City Shanker...

TJ said...

Settle down Jim Nantz...Bubba Franks can't be on both teams.

TJ said...

God damn you Chad Pennington.

mayhugh said...

Matt Cassel having a good drive.

TJ said...

Jesus christ...the kicker is hurt already...ugh.

Geoff said...

Note to NFL coaches: enough already with the pleated pants.

The Rams are sucktacular. Al Saunders is working his magic once again, I see.

TJ said...

Thank you to the Dolphins for whatever sort of defense that was.

Let Favre kick the PATs.

TJ said...

OK, this Jets kicking game is a bloody mess.

TJ said...

Jim Nantz should be drawn and quartered for even trying to compare that Jets TD to the Tyree play.

Geoff said...

On the game in Philly, Kenny Albert just said "if anyone could come in and kick an extra point, its Brett Favre." Fuck you buddy. Fuck you...

TJ said...

That is gold.

Geoff said...

HOLY SHIT. Sheldon Brown just almost killed Jackson.

TJ said...

More mobile: Chad Pennington or a TV tray?

Rhymenocerous said...

Nothing wrong with single pleats there, Geoff.

Double pleats, on the other hand, are reprehensible...

Geoff said...

Moose just said "Damn they look sloppy" about the Rams. Yes..."damn"...

Geoff said...

Rhymo...we're just not doin the pleats any more with the khakis. Maybe with a suit...or if you are over 60...but that's it.

Geoff said...

Honestly, what beats wasabi peas?

Geoff said...

21-0 Eagles. The Rams DBs are putting on quite a show.

TJ said...

Bigger joke today - Rams DBs or Jets "kicking" game?

TJ said...

Note to Dan Marino: technically, every Pennington pass is a "touch" pass.

mayhugh said...

Dick Enberg just said "Men's Semi". I'm giggling.

Rhymenocerous said...

I'm getting the Eagles game on the Fox feed. I have no idea why they haven't switched to the Falcons game.

Why go to a 31-21 game when you have a 31-0 game?

Geoff said...

38-zip. Fox sticking to their guns.

TJ said...

Well, those Bengals really impressed in Week 1.

TJ said...

I can't be the only one thinking vintage Favre pick six here, right?

Geoff said...

If Favre throws an int for a td here, I'm opening the bottle of champagne that's been in my fridge for the last 8 months. Book it.

mayhugh said...

Well now. This is kind of interesting. Go Fins.

TJ said...

Tomorrow, Skip Bayless is going to tell us there's a QB controversy in NE.

Geoff said...

"Nugent Ruins Favre Debut"

TJ said...

Fucking Chad Pennington...

mayhugh said...

Rookie CB has played over his head the whole day for the Jets. I think they go back at him these next 2 plays.

Geoff said...

Pennington throwing some very questionable balls here...

Geoff said...

While we have a moment, do we need to discuss FOX's new show Hole in the Wall? Its reminiscent of Touch the Stove...

mayhugh said...

Wow, hell of a play by 24 there, while getting raped.

TJ said...

Attaboy...

Geoff said...

Switch to Fox...final play of TB-NO

TJ said...

Yep...and its a Garcia pick.

rob said...

so it's the first day of football season, and geoff's on again about fashion. i don't need to spell it out for you guys, do i?

not that there's anything wrong with that.

Geoff said...

Rob...bi-curious and gay are very different things...

Geoff said...

Not surprisingly, Dallas looks silly good.

rob said...

fair point.

i have t.o. on my fantasy team this year. i feel so dirty.

TJ said...

The Browns might want to pressure Romo at least once this game.

Geoff said...

In one league I have Marion Barber and Romo...TO in another. I have no shame.

TJ said...

Rob, in an interesting twist, he has you on his fantasy blogger team and feels the same way.

rob said...

that was a shitty draft pick.

rob said...

mike martz' offense getting it done in san fran.

rob said...

braylon edwards, that was poop.

TJ said...

Braylon, buddy, you have to catch that.

Geoff said...

How the hell did Seattle lose to Buffalo by 24? I thought they might lose that one...but I was confident they'd be competitive.

rob said...

cheaters never win, adam jones.

rob said...

that cleveland drive was better than any we'll see out of the skins this year.

(weeps silently)

Geoff said...

Next week's Saints game will be a very good indicator of just how crappy the Skins are.

Rhymenocerous said...

I have to admit I'm still enjoying the Mac/PC commercials.

And I want to hate the Mac guy that dated Drew Barrymore, but I know that the press he got from dating her is landing him all kinds of B-list action these days.

For the record, when you crack your 3rd Chimay, it kinda goes down smoothly. And quickly.

rob said...

i still like that kid because he was in ed.

Mark said...

I didn't realize there was a new post up so I'm repeating myself, but who cares...I just got home from Gainesville. Sweet Jeebus I love that town. It was electric there yesterday, justn overflowing with Gator and Hurricane fans. I also happened to stumble upon one of the greatest tailgate parties I've ever been a part of thanks to a buddy of mine. On top of all that, there's not anything much more exciting than an 8 pm game in The Swamp. Good times, though I did do a lot of cursing whilst watching the Gator offense stumble around for nearly 3 quarters.

I'm already counting down the days until I return to Gainesville for the LSU game on 10/10.

rob said...

we're gonna need a few more details on the tailgate.

rob said...

ohhh, the fantasy fuck - and not the good kind. t.o. was in, dammit.

Mark said...

I'll provide a few details on the tailgate a bit later. First, I'm off to play a little basketball at the park so I can sweat the out the copious amounts of toxins coursing threw my veins right now.

rob said...

i had to check a kid this morning that was 6'3" and had the energy of a 15 year-old. because, well, he was 15 years old. luckily for me, he was also lazy as all get out, so i scored almost as much on him as he did on me.

rob said...

for the record, i'm almost too old for full court runs. almost.

Geoff said...

The Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates commercial is refreshingly odd and hilarious.

TJ said...

Jamal Lewis hasnt had that many guys on top of him since Shawshank.

TJ said...

Is that David Silver in the Terminator show?

Geoff said...

Romeo Crennell...not a math major.

Mark said...

Have so many fantasy teams ever been so royally fucked so early in the season as they are today?

I say no.

Rhymenocerous said...

Tracking the prognostications for this week's games, Team G:TB is currently 3-1, while Team Wheel is 2-2.

Both teams are awaiting the results of tomorrow's two games, but it's safe to say that the Wheelhouse kisses penis.

Mark said...

Rhyme-O...that got me.

Its funny because its true.

Zoltan said...

I decided that continuing to drink in the parkinlot was preferable to fighting through the crowds to see the kickoff at Gillette yesterday. By the time got inside, bought two beers, and climbed to my seats in the 5th to last row of the stadium, Tom Brady was already out of the game. The mood was palpably different than that of last year's 8 regular season games. The fans were so demoralized that they barely heckled the 69-year-old Chiefs fans two rows ahead of me.

Not good times in Foxboro. Also not good times when you shelled out close to $2k to watch the best offense in the league and instead get to watch Matt Cassel and whatever dregs they bring in (Rattay, Simms) to back him up.