MNF Open Thread
and I love rooting for Woodson, but I personally hate the Packers. I'm torn because I need them to win for financial reasons but I want to see them lose as a Bears fan.
Carroll is a sleazy doucher of a coach and I wish for zero success for him because his actions deserve failure. I like Alan Branch, though.
For this very reason I will continue root for the Seahawks. I never want the NFL to spit Carroll back into college football.
mostly because I've been making my roommates boyfriend watch a ton of NCAA with me. Kind of an odd feeling watching a game and having nothing invested in it. Even some random college game gets me to root against the SEC or against a school for some random reason ("I hate your most prominent economics professor, I hope the other team hangs 100 on you!").
gave me a few pangs of conscience when their football team failed to break their longstanding losing streak against Michigan in the RR era. [Unnamed Northwestern clarinet prof] is a total jerk so I don't mind his school's team losing, but I still give mad props to NU for landing Robert Marcellus after he was forced to retire from the Cleveland Orchestra.
Sadly, USC's top-notch clarinet program does not redeem their sleazy football program in the slightest.
I usually root for random NFL matchups along blue-red sectional lines, or according to various grudges (Death to the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Cowboys, 49ers, Texans, Saints, and Seahawks). Michigan players help tip the balance and redeem certain franchises to a degree, such as Braylon Edwards with the Seahawks, or David Baas with the Giants.
Already had a significant interception.
Don't know if that helps, but I was so fascinated with your inside clarinet knowledge that I had to say something.
I'll keep an eye out for him the rest of the season and post-season! I'm flattered that my knowledge of clarinet programs fascinates you.
Manningham helps the cause of the 49ers somewhat.
In the pregame highlights was a clip of Mike Smith trying to explain his problem with a call to a referee before dropping the challenge flag. The funny thing is that Smith seemed like he was prepared to have a reasoned discussion before the referee walked away, at which point the flag went down. I have a suspicion that it was something like:
"Oh, hello...I just wanted to let you know that I had a problem with the call, and I was wondering if you wouldn't be averse to....*ref walks off*....you know what? Eff it. Here it is. *drops challenge flag*"
Is probably the best beside the 49ers and Texans. Excellent front 7 plus big and physical secondary who can cover. Richard Sherman was a converted WR from Stanford and is playing at pro bowl level. If they can find a playmaking WR who can stretch the defense, they would be a very scary team.
On another note, 3 of the 5 best defense in the NFL comes from NFC west, a division that once was the worst but could be the toughest in the league
I have Jermichael Finley tonight, and my opponent has no one left to play. I'm down by 0.76, and we get a half point per reception. If he doesn't catch a single pass I'll flip.
I swear that, for a moment before that sack, Rodgers had this look that said, "Where are you going? Don't run away now!". That being said, Bruce Irvin is not a dude that you want to see in your personal space like that.
But Braylon and Branch as well, lots of Michigan in this game.
At this rate the D-line is gonna tire itself out getting all those sacks. Time to put our man Branch in the game.
I like Lynch's tenacity in trying to get just one more yard out of any given run. Each time basically, 3/4 of the Packers' defense is on him, grabbing him, shouting, "Oh, for Pete's sake, just go down!".
Jerel Worthy jumping offsides? Shocker...
Hey look at that Worthy jumping offsides again.....never gets old. Wish we could bark out hard counts like that.
Jewel Worthy jumps the snap, gets a penalty, and talks shit. Sounds about right.
just needs a 15 yds unsportsmanlike and that should complete the circle.
Clearly, someone started talking about how awesome Missouri was and how they would possibly like to live there after their NFL career is over. That's all Worthy needed to lose his discipline on the line.
Tramon Williams pointing at Woodson like it's his fault. Yeah, he should have been helping over the top, but Williams got burnt to a crisp on that bomb.
Edit: On the replay Seattle's TE runs a skinny post down the seam, clearing Woodson out. That touchdown was completely on Williams, and was a perfectly executed route by Tate.
Seven sacks on Rodgers in one half!?
8 now. That's what happens when your secondary is playing lights out and there is absolutely no threat of a run game. Seattle's front is pinning their ears back every play. Seriously, GB passes >85% of the time.
OK, I understand that the refs aren't doing the best of jobs, but I'm getting pretty weary of listening to announcers go on and on about them. They did it extensively during Sunday Night Football and Gruden will not stop tonight.
Did he just really point at the back of his jersey? Sigh....
What Green Bay needs to do is just put the OL and a combination of TEs and FBs out there or anyone on offense who could possibly competently block, forget passing, and have Rodgers try to break off huge chunks of rushing yards. It would be so much simpler right now.
but the Pack's OL is immeasurably worse. 8 sacks iN A HALF? Mother Mary of Paul!
They are playing poorly, but at least two of the sacks are on Rodgers for holding the ball for too damn long. At some point you have to throw it away or take off.
their pass protection is generally sound.
Can't run between the tackles forever. Now what, Packers?
"Personal foul....late hit on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer....10 yards from the spot of the foul....repeat second down..."
EDIT: Most definitely, 3rd and 37 had a fullback written all over it.
Do these refs rewatch these games to see all of the mistakes they make?
The refs are completely deciding the outcome of this game. A late hit that wasn't to overturn an interception, then a pass interference that wasn't at all, and probably offensive interference to get them out of 3rd and a million.
Did anyone else think "Oregon" when they saw Seattle's uniforms? This is the first I've seen of Seattle this year... maybe the unis are old news.
That has to be an INT, I don't like the Packers but that has to be an INT and a GB win.
holy sh*t these refs are bad
Ruling on field stands! Unbelievable.
Well.... Hopefully this expediates the discussions with the NFL refs.
Had to end it with a fucked up referee call.
That was ridiculous...
That is just an awful, awful call. I cannot believe they just gave that game to Seattle...Hey Goodell you might want to get on the phone and cut a deal with the real refs.
Wow. I don't understand football anymore after that call.
Now that the Browns are safely out of the playoff picture I can laugh at the randomness of the reffing.
My already transient interest in the NFL took another blow tonight.
Wow, the NFL is officially a joke. See what I did there?
I didn't see what you did, TD
This is some of the craziest sh*t...Can't believe what I just watched, referees aside.
P.S Take your anger towared these men out there offiiciating and gear it towared other people: The NFL, Owners, Referee's Union, etc....I'm sorry it sucks but these guys are trying, they just can't keep up. Sh**ty situation all around.
Edit: PLEASE PLEASE block this PAT and let the mayhem continue!!!
There's replay. Even if you fuck it up, you can fix it. Every person who's ever watched a football game can figure it out, how can guys payed to figure it out not see it?
Yes, I can't argue with what you say. I guess on a whole, this whole situation is not a good one. These Refs. are in over their heads, it's been obvious from the get go. I personally thought the bashing was over done, that the regular refs also made bad calls, and that they've done an okay job. This isn't to say they've been great or that they should belong out there any given day becasue they're good at NFL refereeing. But the fact they're forced to be out there sucks and their doing what they can, again, as a whole. Blame the uppers for allowing this to happen, not the individuals over their heads on the field, trying to keep up with these NFL players.
That call was horseshit and I'm a Seahawks fan. Get the real refs back.
This will be interesting to see if Green Bay actually sends players back out for the extra point. No way do I go back out there if Im a Packer.
NFL is becoming a joke
I will never complain about B1G refs ever again....
What about hockey refs?
Oh boy, I was already sick and tired of hearing about the replacement refs. Alas, it has only just begun. This will be nonstop for the next 2 days.
Real Refs: "Did we say that we want $200,000 a year? We meant $2,000,000."
well maybe now something will happen to end the embarrassing spectacle that the nfl has become.
I'm sorry. I'm a Packers fan and I have to rant.
What the hell. Really.
Get your head out of your ass Goodell and get the real refs back.
He was hoping he could save a few bucks by having these replacement guys in hopes that they could hold down the fort and not blow a game.
WELL WAY TO FUCKING GO MAN.
Division races can come down to a game and if we lose because Goodell wanted to save a few bucks in a MULTI BILLION DOLLAR ORGANIZATION.... I don't even know.
What a joke.
If this goes on, Roger Goodell will go down as the worst commissioner in the history of the NFL.
That inglorious Lifetime Achievement Award surely must go to Gary Bettman.
Ranting is completley acceptable after that travesty that just happened, I'd be irrate if the Lions lost on a similar play, oh wait the refs gave Tennessee a 27 yard personal foul yesterday in overtime to help set up their FG. If you missed it, yes the refs spotted the ball 12 yards ahead of where it should have been. I can't believe this is allowed to happen.
One side note..
People should be sure to direct their anger at Goodell and the NFL, not these refs. I honestly feel bad for these guys. They are just not up for this task- not enough experience, training, talent, whatever. I'm sure it is miserable for them to feel responsible for screwing up the game I am sure they love and deal with such a huge, spot-lighted public outcry. These guys were literally thrown to the wolves and it is kind of sickening to see personal attacks on them (not that this is happening here on this blog, just in general). Place the blame where it is due, squarely on Roger Goodell's shoulders.
The only thing that was simultaneous about that was the contradicting calls.