Green Bay looked bad. Brett Favre’s only trick yesterday seemed to be hoping the other team screwed up worse, which the Eagles did with gusto. I’m sure Eagles fans are beeyotching about that last fair catch, saying there were Packers standing too close while he was trying to catch it, but why the heck was he trying to catch it? He was going after that thing like his life depended on it. It looked like he was trying to catch a baby falling out of a building. It’s a PUNT dude! Let that sucker BOUNCE! That poor bastard is going to hear it all week.
I’m glad New York was too stupid to really exploit the mismatch between Plaxico Take-A-Bow Burress and whatever spare was filling in for Newman in the Giants/Cowboys scoreathon. Monkeys in research labs realize that pressing the button will get them a pellet, but somehow NYG didn’t realize throwing to Burress every time would get them a W. Dallas didn’t even try to adjust either, because they really had nothing to throw at the problem. What were they going to do, get Roy Williams to double team? That dude can’t cover the leftover potato salad at the tailgate parties, much less someone like Burress.
Fortunately the Dallas defense has a bye next week (aka Miami), and hopefully Newmie will be ready to take it to the Bears in week three.
And I knew the Saints weren’t going to stomp Indy in the shadow of the Super Bowl Chapeens banner, but I hoped they wouldn’t suck out loud. That performance was almost as bad as Keith Olbermann’s at halftime. I love Keith BTW, but man is he a bad match for this gig. He’s so out of place I expect him to go conservative, lose his sense of humor, and start hosting a crappy show on CNBC.
Are the same horrible spares calling the MNF games on ESPN? I don’t think I can listen to that shit for another season.