Saturday, January 15, 2011

Playoff Football, Live from Jerome's SportsCave

You know him better as Wheelhouse Jerry, the guy who had such a week in late November that no one had heard from him since. Or something like that. His three TV set-up is perfect for sports viewing, so I'm headed over there for today's NFL playoff action (and whatever else finds its way to the other two TVs - college hoops, stoopid soccer, awesome darts, confusing Australian football, you name it). Because I am a lazy bum, I have chosen two video clips to represent our games today. No predictions from me, just hoping the games are 69% as good as last Saturday's fare.

Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:30 kickoff
Three and a half hours of two teams beating the piss out of each other. Banging heads (or helmets), if you will...



Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons, 8:00 kickoff
I was gonna throw up the "Do you like making f**k Bezerker" clip for Greg, but I felt we had enough metal above. Instead, the thought process went like this: "Falcons...playoffs...wait, wasn't MC Hammer on the sideline back in their Glanville/90s run...oh yeah...."

174 comments:

T.J. said...

Anyone else watching all of these good early cbb games?

Greg said...

You know Mustapha Farrakhan likes to split white oak.

Mark said...

My tattoo artist threw out his back last night. Which means my appointment for my new huge rib tattoo has been postponed until next weekend. I'm super bitter about this development as I've been eagerly anticipating this new tattoo since before Xmas. Bummer. On the bright side, I won't miss the first half of Steelers-Ravens...and I can get drunk earlier than anticipated.

T.J. said...

Is this new tat a surprise? Or will you be sharing with the class?

mayhugh said...

You guys got room on the couch for one more?

mayhugh said...

And I really hope Mark means that he is getting a tattoo OF a huge rib.

T.J. said...

Come on by Mayhugh. I'm buying funyons.

mayhugh said...

I'm at work right now, may have enough juice to make it for the late game.

Mark said...

It's a really large (will run from just below my armpit to my waist) script "E" that will look like it's stitched/embroidered. Future wife's name is Erika, thus the large "E". It's going to be pretty pretty painful and I'd psyched myself up for it ( and was pretty psyched for it). Now I have to wait another week. Crap.

T.J. said...

Weird. That will match my right rib Erika Eleniak tattoo. Her work in "Under Siege" had a real effect on me.

Mark said...

Mayhugh- I'm getting a rack of ribs tattooed on my back with a side of potato salad.

Mark said...

I hope ur rib tat is the scene where Erika Eleniak is coming out of the bday cake...

T.J. said...

You know it.

Mark said...

Regarding your weird comment TJ, there's nothing normal about covering your body in tattoos.

TR said...

Phase I of competitive eating weekend completed successfully. I threw down the tsunami in well under 15 minutes to make the wall of fame. Yes it was taped. Yes I feel gross. Yes I threw up outside. No, the vomiting wasn't caught on tape.

rob said...

you may want to consult igor regarding the wisdom of tattooing a woman's name - or part thereof - on your body. and the cost of removing/disguising it.

mayhugh said...

Potpourri -

-To steal one of Simmons' gimmicks, Erika Eleniak is in the "Short Haired, Big Breasted Pinups of the Early 90's Who Only Got Work Because They Were Short Haired and Big Breasted" Hall of Fame. Christy Swanson is the charter member.

-Congrats TR, may the joy you feel for finishing the Tsunami outweigh the shame you feel for finishing the Tsunami.

-I generally agree with Rob's tattoo-of-a-girl's-name comment, though Mark could later claim the "E" meant any assortment of other neat things if necessary.

-Somebody give me a synopsis of the game thus far.

T.J. said...

Boring but chippy.

Get your ass to Mars!!!

T.J. said...

Well, this is interesting...

Danimal said...

Nice job tr. That's a good Monday post.

U guys aren't playing butt darts over there r ya?

T.J. said...

Settle down chief...

zman said...

Did someone shoot Tomlin full of tranquilizers? He looks dazed.

T.J. said...

Just got done writing a rough term paper at Swem.

Danimal said...

That must be one of those inside jokes

T.J. said...

They have libraries at William and Mary danimal. They're big buildings with books...

T.J. said...

Halftime at sportscave is watching Bolton Wanderers and googling the atrocious field goal kicking at Heinz Field.

Mark said...

I've considered the point about the lack of wisdom in getting something related to a significant other tattooed on you. With that in mind, my tattoo guy and I already have a could different words we could transition into. If need be. I'm dumb. Not dumb enough to not have a parachute though.

Consideration of cost went out the window with regards to my tattoo love affair long, long ago.

Mark said...

I dont care who wins this game, but I would at least like to see Pittsburgh get back into it.

T.J. said...

Second.

mayhugh said...

The Ravens are good at tackling.

T.J. said...

The Steelers look awful.

mayhugh said...

Mark - is the wifey going to get a big "M" tattoo? If not, I see who wears the pants...

mayhugh said...

Wish granted.

T.J. said...

Hmmmm...where oh where would a nice "M" tat go on a lady?

zman said...

If the Jets lose, Rex Ryan is going to get Wes Welker's foot tattooed on his left cheek.

mayhugh said...

Is it just me or does Ed Reed look like he's 50?

T.J. said...

This epic collapse has some wheels...

T.J. said...

According to some very mean guy on twitter, if the Ravens lose Ed Reed is jumping in the Allegheny.

mayhugh said...

I've seen better looking men than Terrell Suggs.

mayhugh said...

Holy Hell. Bluebloods is STILL on the air. I know it's not the first time I've expressed surprise over this.

Teej, I'm fading fast, probably watching the remainder of this evening's activities from my compound.

Danimal said...

Good game....can't see charm city wining twice in pitt

Danimal said...

So who watches Hawaii 5oh?

zman said...

So I guess Joe Flacco isn't an elite QB yet.

zman said...

Sam Koch says a change is gonna come.

mayhugh said...

Once Flacco is flushed out of the pocket, there's a 50% chance something bad is going to happen. And a 30% chance that something REALLy bad is going to happen. He'd be elite if he could just stand in the pocket for 5 or 6 seconds every time.

mayhugh said...

i'm not in agreement with that holding call.

Mark said...

Terrible holding call. Future wife has my intials on her neck. Sucker. Though, my initials are MPH, she could turn it into a road sign.

T.J. said...

Mayhugh, it is amazing Blue Bloods moved from a Friday to a Wednesday...unprecedented to move that direction in a TV schedule.

Mark said...

Holy shit, that was an amazing throw.

T.J. said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooow

T.J. said...

um, the catch was good too...

mayhugh said...

I didn't even notice it moved up in the week. I think I need to take in another episode just to see if it has dug itself out of the unwatchable zone.

And how does that WR get behind 6 DB's?

mayhugh said...

Um, why throw on 1st?

mayhugh said...

I'm really enjoying the Stadium Music. Crazy Train, BLack Betty. Good stuff.

Danimal said...

Actually just one effort dierdork

mayhugh said...

That squib kickoff is not what they wanted.

mayhugh said...

What the hell is Flacco doing?

Mark said...

A large share of the blame for this loss falls on Flacco. Not elite. Not even that close, really.

Mark said...

Though Houshmandzadeh kind of choked there. Bad hands, didn't come back to the ball.

T.J. said...

Well, the Ravens 2nd half proved to be epically worse than the Steelers 1st half.

mayhugh said...

I've always been indifferent on Dierdorf, but tangential to one of Danimal's comments, did I hear him say that the Ravens cost themselves 2 touchdowns on the holding call and then the Bolden drop? Because those happened on the same series.

mayhugh said...

Jared Allen - already dropping F-bombs. I'm more excited for this game than I was expecting.

Igor said...

Never throw it to the guy named TJ when the game is on the line.

T.J. said...

I really could've caught that. Freddie Mitchell is unimpressed.

mayhugh said...

And never get involved in a land war in Asia.

mayhugh said...

Is it the Zack Brown or the Zack Galifianakis Band?

zman said...

The Zac Brown Band is exactly why Yankees will always scoff at Southerners.

T.J. said...

Iocane powder.

Igor said...

Way late to the tattoo conversation, but Mark's huge E is way more recoverable than my queer decision to get the girl's name in full. In fact, baseball season is long over but my choice could be described as a huge E itself.

My last (and best) ink work was in 1997. Could be time for another.

Danimal said...

who's winning this one the teej?

T.J. said...

We took the Falcons (-1) and the over (44.5) here...

Danimal said...

queer. stupid. either or. surprising i must say. of all people.

Danimal said...

okay..good stuff...i too have the fal-cones.

Danimal said...

i have a hard time believing atl is not as loud as seattle

TR said...

Turner's ass and thighs are ridiculously big. They're Pam Oliver-esque.

T.J. said...

Jerry has now also won at -180 "punt of first possession".

zman said...

I'm always stunned at how un-Germanic Jason Snelling looks.

mayhugh said...

TR - finally off the bowl huh?

zman said...

I yelled "oh!" four times on that play.

Geoff said...

Eagles canned Sean Mcdermott today. Fuck them.

TR said...

Sean McDermott - fired.

Geoff said...

Well, that was odd.

TR said...

Geoff and I share the same sleep-deprived, scotch soaked parent brain, apparently.

T.J. said...

Shared brain.

T.J. said...

really?

Geoff said...

I'm drinking scotch and I've been up since 4am...so you're on to something there.

zman said...

Yes, but did you eat 10 pounds of buffalo wings in 15 minutes?

Geoff said...

No, I spent my afternoon at GTB's own Dennis's son's 2nd bday party. There were 17 kids under the age of 4 there. It was a buzzsaw of crying and screaming.

Igor said...

One ridiculous after effect of the chick tat is that I now run in the same circles as that girl these days after not being around her for a dozen years or so. Halloween party she burst into tears in the middle of an innocuous conversation with me. (I was in a bridesmaid dress and wig; how she or anyone else took me seriously...) Anyway, an hour later she told me that her tears were really about the fact that since I moved back to town people have learned about and grilled her about the tattoo ad nauseum. Nice.

Geoff said...

If I was an NFL coach I'd be pretty bitter about the league issue pleated pants I'd have to wear on the sidelines.

Geoff said...

Kuhns? Kuhns used to come up on the back porch and mama'd just chase em off with a broom.

T.J. said...

That's a lot of games to lose Troy.

Danimal said...

igor - locale of tat?

pleats are coming back in '11

mayhugh said...

Drew Brees hocks NyQuil? Really?

T.J. said...

Tens and tens of people enjoying Wiz/Raptors at the Verizon Center...

Geoff said...

I'm one more month of poor eating habits and no exercise away from having a neck like Mike McCarthy.

Igor said...

Groin.

mayhugh said...

So her name was Pam or Amy?

Danimal said...

yeah but geoff can mike mccarthy hit the ball on the screws like you? hmmm? hmmm?

TOUCHDOWN!

T.J. said...

Good week for white wide receivers: Stokely for Seahawks, Maehl for Oregon, Nelson for GB.

Danimal said...

well, at least it's in a spot no one will see it. so ya got that goin for ya.

did you have a mullet too at one time? earring?

Geoff said...

Doubtful Danimal...doubtful. Few people are as good as I think I am.

T.J. said...

Called by Jerry...

Danimal said...

yeah vavy!

T.J. said...

That kickoff return. Not Geoff's confidence in himself.

Geoff said...

No one puts vavy in the corner.

Igor said...

Mullet. Check.

Earring. Check.

Duran Duran greatest hits CD. Check.

God bless 1989.

Geoff said...

You could set your watch to Eric Weems hairline.

T.J. said...

Nice work son...you stoopid donk...

Danimal said...

really? you need oxygen? you just ran 100 yards. you're a professional athlete. it's your job. and it's 5 minutes after the fact.

T.J. said...

OK Troy Aikman, that made me chuckle.

mayhugh said...

They are really upping the degree of difficulty on Rodgers.

Danimal said...

sorry. i take for granted that not everyone has completed an ironman.

Geoff said...

Now that Aaron Rodgers...he can throw a football farther than Swint.

Igor said...

Tribe men's hoops thumped Drexel tonight. Drexel thumped ODU Thursday. Can't say I saw that coming at all.

zman said...

I convinced one of the younger guys at the DLC's wedding that I got the letters tattooed on my scrotum. The conversation went on for a good 5 minutes before I told him I was kidding.

zman said...

Is it "escapability" or "escape ability"?

T.J. said...

Wow. Tribe beat Drexel 80-66 at Tribe Dome.

T.J. said...

Dammit Whitney.

Igor said...

Sorry for scooping you, The Teej.

Igor said...

Wow. Deion Sanders reference. (Deion's ego didn't need that. )

zman said...

Coy Wire: former Bill. First rounder I think.

mayhugh said...

I like that formation they ran behind.

Geoff said...

Oregon would have gone for 2 there.

mayhugh said...

This game is not setting up well for ATL. Defense has already been out there a while.

T.J. said...

Geoff just made Chip Kelly cry.

Danimal said...

matthews is a good reader

T.J. said...

And Brian Kelly makes danimal cry weekly during cfb season.

mayhugh said...

These rich pricks who haven't missed a super bowl are really grating on me.

T.J. said...

Karma/football gods might force one of those fellas to miss this year...

Danimal said...

happy tears

Geoff said...

What's the over/under on the number of NFL players Pam Oliver has serviced?

T.J. said...

Wiz are unreal. About to go 11-9 at home...yet still winless on the road (0-19).

zman said...

69.

mayhugh said...

That's at least the 3rd time Woodson has blitzed. They need to adjust with a quick slant.

Danimal said...

After game Rodgers tossing salads belonging to
Joe and troy

zman said...

It's hard to tell if Rodgers is really really good or if his receivers make him look better than he really is.

T.J. said...

He's really good.

And Alex Smith is not.

Mark said...

Yep...I'm going with really good.

Mark said...

If anyone is looking for a unique wedding gift for me, I'd like some of the PEDs that Clay Matthews uses.

T.J. said...

Over looks good...

zman said...

Good no doubt, but would he look as good if he played for the Rams, Browns, Bills, etc?

zman said...

Mark, I was going to get you a giant "Z" tattoo.

T.J. said...

Yes. He is very good, and would elevate the team he is on.

Danimal said...

i think we're lookin at gb vs ne

Danimal said...

he's no clausen...but he awwight

zman said...

I think GB should trade him to Buffalo to settle this once and for all.

Danimal said...

the dukes atop the colonial. i'm sure you guys knew that though.

Mark said...

Rodgers is good for a number of reasons but his release and his quick feet really separate him from a number of other QBs.

zman said...

I've heard that I have a quick release. It wasn't a compliment.

Geoff said...

Anyone know who the player was selected one pick before Aaron Rodgers?

zman said...

Pat Ramsey? Jason Campbell?

T.J. said...

Jason Campbell? But only after surrounding three picks to move into that spot?

Geoff said...

Campbell.

zman said...

At least they didn't trade Fred Taylor's pick for Rob Johnson.

zman said...

Yeah, I guess he is that good.

Geoff said...

So I spent halftime reading an article about how a failure to raise the debt ceiling will immediately lead to one of two circumstances: the US will default on many loans and the intl economy will implode or people will stop getting social security and medicare checks. Should be interesting. I'll put the odds that the House GOP votes down the debt ceiling increase at about 30%.

T.J. said...

I spent my halftime sifting through college hoops stats.

T.J. said...

Aaron Rodgers = good.

T.J. said...

Surgeon at work...

zman said...

Do you think that guys in China get "STRENGTH" or "WISDOM" or stuff like that tattooed on themselves in English?

Mark said...

I think random Japanese kids who admire American culture do. In fact, one of my friends who plays in a hardcore band that's toured in Japan has photographic evidence of such things.

Mark said...

Aaron Rodgers is good. And so are the rest of the Packers. Seems like they're peaking before out eyes.

zman said...

GB's skill players give 110% once they get the ball.

zman said...

Interesting. Do you think John Abraham is really into Japanese culture?

rob said...

hey guys! what's been going on this evening? been at my company's 'holiday' party. bitter? no, why do you ask?

Mark said...

No. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of his japanese tats doesnt mean what he thinks it does.

T.J. said...

rob, your company has a MLK Day party?

Igor said...

Desmond Bishop . . . Tutu?

Mark said...

Your company and it's mid-January holiday party is among the dumbest shit I've ever heard of. Well, that and the thought that Aaron Rodgers isn't an elite QB.

rob said...

such an easy setup

rob said...

i'll be attending holiday parties at different regional offices the next two weeks, as well. only bright spot is a staff meeting with dave and mr truck next week.

Mark said...

To further the point on Rodgers, he's currently 27-31 for 330 yds, 3 TDs passing and 1 TD rushing.

Shlara said...

Big day for Shlara's teams: steelers, wizards and tribe all win today.