Monday, October 16, 2006

Finish What You Started...

If you watched that Monday Night Football game you know what I am talking about. That ending was crazy! The Cardinals were up by 20 points in the second half. The Bears had 6 turnovers. The Bears had 0 offensive points (yes, zero). Yet, somehow the Bears win 24-23. Crazy. I felt really bad for Matt Leinart - the rookie quarterback for the Cardinals. He really did what he had to do and the kicker missed with 53 seconds left.

I have always believed that the sign of a great team is the ability to win when you play your worst. After what I saw tonight, the Bears may be really good.

Other notes:
  • How bad is that announcing crew? Tony Kornheiser is painful to listen to. Especially when he repeats himself over and over and over. Last week he railed on Plummer and kept comparing him to Elway. It was annoying the first time he said it. I wanted to hit him with my slingshot the 10th time I heard it.
  • Grossman is going to have a long week (or 2) of practices.
  • I can't think of a lonelier position in team sports than the kicker on a football team who misses with seconds left.
  • Dennis Green (coach of the Cardinals) punched his microphone in the post game interview. I would love to hear what he had to say to his team.
  • The "Jacked Up!" feature needs to be taken off the air.

4 comments:

rc said...

you have a slingshot?

wilablog said...

Sure do. A real one with a forearm brace for tension. I go after the squirrels in my back yard with it.

Anonymous said...

oiy, i definitely agree about kornheiser...my list of gripes include:
1) Saying that the cardinals got a first down on their first drive was enough and that they should leave the field and stop playing because they got a first down against the bears...
2) Last week when they had a guy in the booth from desperate housewives and kornhole asked him to list the women on the show in the order he would sleep with them. AWESOME

I miss Dennis Miller...

wilablog said...

I remember that Housewives dialogue. It _was_ painful.