The guy on the left might be starting at middle linebacker. I’ll have to check the depth chart…
I know I said something similar last week, but today cannot possibly be worse than last week. No seriously, that was the worst football game I’ve ever seen, and I’ve watched a lot of bad football in my day. Today can’t be worse than last week. CAN NOT. I mean hey, at least the Jets are at least decent, right? There will be more than nine points scored today, right? RIGHT?
Ugh… consider this your gameday prep.
Announcers: Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
Other Games We Get to Watch: 1PM, CBS: Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
1PM, Fox: New York Giants at New Orleans Saints- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
Stats: NFL.com, ESPN, or Yahoo Sports all do a good job. If you have fantasy teams through Yahoo, you get StatTracker free this year. If your fantasy teams are in need of a win, you might pay more attention to that today.
Flash Websites You Might Find Useful In Case of Blowout:
Bonus: Kübler-Ross model. You know… get a head start.
Things Worth Knowing/Mocking/Reading
Hey, anything is better than non-stop Bible quotes, right?
– Speaking of T.O., we might be getting to the breaking point if things don’t go too well today. If Owens didn’t like what Sully and the boys had to say, he’s probably not going to play nice with the New York media.
If things really go badly, remember that the Raiders are probably going to look just as bad… Okay, I’ll stop. I’ll stop.
Your Weekly Bill Simmons Quote About the Bills (Sort of)
JETS (-9.5) over Bills
One of those classic “We still have a good team, we tasted our own blood a little these past two weeks, now let’s go out there and beat the crap out of a lousy team at home” games. And if you’re trying to talk yourself into the Bills +9.5, first please read this e-mail from reader and Bills fan Marc Mannella:
“With all due respect to Ben Affleck: Every day, I turn on my computer, and click on ESPN.com. And I read it. I have my coffee, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about 10 seconds, from when I open Internet Explorer to when ESPN.com loads, ’cause I think, maybe I’ll see a headline that they fired Dick Jauron. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. He just left. I don’t know much, but I know that.”
(Hey Marc, it could be worse: At least the Bills didn’t make an 8-foot statue of Thurman Thomas that was so ugly and amateurish-looking, somebody drove away with it after Sunday’s game thinking it had been left behind in a radio promotion. What? This happened?)
“HURT LOCKER” (-5.5) over Terrell Owens’ 2009 Season
Same principles with both: We’re just sitting here on the edge of our seats waiting for things to blow up. It’s nerve-racking. Don’t rephrase that question about his role in the Buffalo offense. Don’t do it! No! By the way, great movie. Loved it.
Like I said, sort of.
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