Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Most Schlubbiest Game of the Year

Once again, TR and I are at the Meadowlands to root on our respective favorite football teams in their yearly matchup somewhere in the swamps of Jersey. I normally regale you with rankings and stats, but this time around I'm going to keep it short and sweet.

The Bills lost 5 of their last 7 games so they are 5-5 overall. I previously expressed cautious optimism and predicted a 9-7 final record. This is further proof that I am an idiot.

The games that once appeared to be bunnies on the schedule now look like pitbulls. Matt Moore is playing very well over the past 6 games (8 TD vs. 2 INT), during which time the Fins are 3-3 and +62. Seriously:



And everyone knows what's going on with Tebow in Denver. Throw in season ending injuries to Fred "Action" Jackson and Kyle Williams, and suddenly the Bills could very well lose out the rest of the schedule.

The Jets are also 5-5. TR recently noted that their remaining games, including today's, are BUF, @WAS, KC, @PHI, NYG, @MIA. They ought to be 8-5 when they travel to Philly, and if they can one one of those PHI/NYG games they have a good shot at 10-6. Whether that's enough to make the playoffs remains to be seen. They still need to get their running game going (no Jet averages more than 3.9 yards per carry) but if they can do that soon they could make some noise at the end of the season.

Our teams thus appear ready to launch in opposite directions from their current state of win-loss equipoise, but our waistlines are launching similarly outward so there's some commonality between us. Before we dine on burgers from TR's kickass portable webber and drink High Lifes from TR's kickass cooler, we will assume our kickass alter egos (Tony DiSpangola from Ronkonkoma and Evan Weisswasser from Mamaroneck), debate which route to Yankee Stadium is most kickass (yoo gaaaahdda take da Mosholu!), and discuss our kickass window treatments while being whisked to the game in high style in this kickass limo:



Few things properly capture the tone of what is perhaps the league's schlubbiest game (Bills at Jets) like a late 80's Lincoln Town Car limo with the late 80's Jets logo stencilled on the side. Except of course for Zubaz.

Final score: Bills 10 Jets 24

58 comments:

T.J. said...

That's quite a limo.

Igor said...

Worst 1:00 slate of games this season. Bills/Jets actually holding my interest more than the others.

T.J. said...

Rams/Cardinals is an abomination.

T.J. said...

Igor, all these games are now pretty good.

Igor said...

Close games, but my NFC East bias has me struggling to find a rooting interest in any of these games.

Red Zone Channel is keeping my ADD sated, as usual. Just a glorious channel.

T.J. said...

I turn RZC on at 12:59 on Sunday, don't even grab the remote. It stays on until all games end.

T.J. said...

Fuck you, Mark Sanchez.

zman said...

Gailey reads Barnwell.

T.J. said...

Sanchez reads Seuss

Danimal said...

Jags fulfilling the disappointment.

Danimal said...

Leinart out now w a sore labia. 3rd stringer Tj yates in. His name is TJ ya'll.

Danimal said...

Yates driving down the field. Great.

T.J. said...

It's a shame the Jags don't play the Redskins this year, just for the pure awfulness that would ensue

Danimal said...

i think the jags should play notre dame in the champs sports bowl.

zman said...

TR almost got his ass kicked in the bathroom for picking on some dude in a Tillman jersey.

Mark said...

Awesome.

T.J. said...

Did you two catch Stevie Johnson's TD celebration?

T.J. said...

Patrick Peterson is good at the returning of punts

rob said...

mark sanchez really isn't all that good at the quarterbacking

Danimal said...

Gabbert benched. Jags have no future.

Danimal said...

This game will end on a fumble or I perception.....or a sack.

Danimal said...

Newt keeps calling our house.

Jags lose another. Del Rio will probably get a 5 year extension.

rob said...

it was a great celebration, though, jabar

Igor said...

Kicking game continuing to make strides in the quest for a top 3 draft pick. Go Skins.

T.J. said...

Skins have missed 20 field goals in their last 27 games.

Igor said...

Three commercials in a row used the descriptor "epic." I think we might need to provide the Webster's definition to these overusers.

T.J. said...

Tebow Time...

and if you haven't seen Caleb Hanie's attempt to quarterback in the Bears game, you're missing some good comedy.

T.J. said...

The Eagles appear to have no chance at stopping Tom Brady.

T.J. said...

Of stopping Tom Brady.

Me grammar suk.

rob said...

don't be so hard at yourself, teej

rob said...

this redskins/seahawks game should've been played on friday night with metal bleachers

T.J. said...

Perhaps it can end in a homage to Gheorghe, tied 7-7...

rob said...

and grossman can smash his head against a wall

rob said...

...in a different kind of homage

rob said...

i had a 5-point lead and 4 players going in the afternoon games, while my opponent had only tom brady. i now trail.

carry on not giving a damn about my fantasy team.

zman said...

I do not believe that j-lo drives a fiat.

zman said...

Not even one with gucci seat belts.

zman said...

Does desean Jackson know that he's supposed to catch the ball?

zman said...

Denny might be a better QB than henne.

zman said...

Or hainie. Whoever the guy on the bears is.

T.J. said...

These 4pm games are entertaining and atrocious all at once

T.J. said...

Wait, are the Redskins going to win this? Because it sure feels like they should lose. Also, the Ron Pitts/Jim Mora Jr announce team bloooooows

rob said...

bernie fine fired by syracuse. jim boeheim, please pick up the white courtesy phone. only thing that will save him is if he can prove lack of knowledge of fine's activities.

rob said...

teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebowwwwwwwwwwww!

this is beginning to get weird.

T.J. said...

Those teams deserved to tie. That was an awful game. And OT was even worse than the first 60 minutes.

rob said...

in don hewitt's defense, they'd never done a program like that before

T.J. said...

Gregg Doyel has a Bernie Fein/Boeheim article coming soon...I imagine it might be just a tad critical of the Cuse head coach.

Just a tad.

zman said...

"I have never been in Bernie fine's room in my life."

mayhugh said...

No mention that God apparently still hates Stevie Johnson?

T.J. said...

Jesus Quintana hates Stevie Johnson.

rob said...

what did bruce boudreau know about bernie fine and when did he know it?

rob said...

coastal carolina lost their first game after being ordained our adopted team. we're pretty good at this.

zman said...

Also in the men's room: a 60+ year old man in a Simpson jersey. I don't think it was supposed to be ironic. I didn't take a photo because he was using the urinal. Everyone looked at him with disdain and heckled him a bit. I suggested that he replace it with a Thurman Thomas if he's really into Bills RBs. He said nothing to anyone.

zman said...

Can we adopt Duke next?

rob said...

so what scenarios get us any national championship game other than bama/lsu? does the rest of the season matter at all from a championship perspective?

zman said...

Mike Francesa opined that LSU will be the national champion even if Bama beats them (unless it's a blowout in which case Bama would be the champ) and noted that this means that the "championship game" won't really be a championship game.

mayhugh said...

How does that work? The structure of the current system favors heavily the teams that lose early and rewards the teams that keep winning late. I assume that would translate to the final game of the season and do not see a reason that it wouldn't. Sounds to me like Francesca is just trying to stir up more BCS haters, if that's possible at this point.

I don't see a team coached by Saban losing to the same team twice in a season.

zman said...

Francesa claims to know voters who told him that they would vote for LSU even if they lost, provided it was another close game.