Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Writing and a Little Football

I'm working on my next story installment so that I have something to read for my class this Thursday. Please forgive my absence, but know that I'm still around and enthusiastic as ever. Don't unlink me just yet!

I watched Philly beat the bejezuz out of Green Bay last night, and every other word out of the announcer's mouths was TO. Dallas stomped the Titans 45-14, the Philly score 31-9. Both played struggling teams. The winner will be first in the NFC East. But more than that, I cannot stomach a defeat at the hands of Philly, who cheered when Michael Irvin incurred a career ending injury. Believe me, Philly will be out for blood. Bring me the head of the man called TO!

But from what I saw last night, Philly is vulnerable. Keep McNabb contained and they got nothing, nada, zip. Question is, can we put some pressure on him. For all that talk of what pressure does to Drew Bledsoe, they should take a close look at McNabb when he hears those footsteps. Overthrows and skips.

By my accounting, we should absolutely crush Philly. But everyone brings their A game when Dallas comes to town. The team that floundered for two quarters against the Packers won't be the team that shows up next week. I guarantee it. But neither will they have a rookie corner to pick on. These are the Dallas Cowboys, sporting the best defense they've seen all year, the fifth best in the NFL, just below Chicago's. The Packers are ranked second to last, and for half a game they roughed Philly up real bad.

Still, I'm nervous. Philly was without Bryant Westbrook, who totally rocks. He'll be back. Look what a difference Clinton Portis' return made to Washington's game.

This one is going to be big.

13 comments:

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh, boy. It will either be one of the best games of the season or a train wreck. I'll watch with my hands over my eyes, peeking through my fingers.

Haynesworth's punishment wasn't good enough - and I'd say that no matter what teams player he stomped on.

Scott said...

You might be right on Haynesworth, but I don't think it's over yet. He got fined basically 190K as per the suspension, and of course the missed playing time. He is a national disgrace, and has to live with that for the rest of his life. His kids are probably getting heckled for it, which has to really kill him inside. And to boot, Gurode might press criminal charges. For some reason, I think Gurode will pass on that option. Haynesworth is paying a price, and it's big. I wouldn't have minded a season suspension, but he is paying a large price nonetheless. And I agree, I would feel the same if a Dallas player stomped on another players face as well.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Oh how i've been left behind...

Jada's Gigi said...

Yep, its gonna be rough and they will be gunning for TO for sure...

jason evans said...

Philadelphis fans are rough, no doubt about it. I live here, and they still scare me.

jason evans said...

Helps if I could hit the right key to spell P-H-I-L-A-D-E-L-P-H-I-A.

Man. Embarassing.

Toni Anderson said...

LOL Jason. I used to live in Anstruther which always gave people fits if they tried to spell it.

Football? My hubby was fast asleep in front of someone playing someone else--Redskins maybe? Anyway, I turned it over and he noticed 2 hours later when he woke up LOL.

CSI Miami was good though :)

I hate it when players do the stamping thing. It can even be done legally in Rugby but man I have seen some horrendous injuries.

Shesawriter said...

I don't do sports, scott. BUT I LOVE THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!! YEEHAW! :-)

Jaye Wells said...

I'm sorry, but my eyes glazed over after the first paragraph. ;)

Bernita said...

Make that two of us.

Scott said...

Sorry Toast!

Cheryl - I'll be clutching my game towel...

Jason - I can't fault fans for being crazy about their team, but being scary crazy is a whole other thing. I admire that you didn't delete the first comment and just correct it by the way.

Toni - Yeah, Rugby is a crazy sport for sure. I almost signed up for a league in San Francisco. I really enjoy all that jostling; it gets the blood boiling so hard that you forget all other problems in the world.

Tanya - Sounds like you do them just a little then. I'd wish you luck, but in this case I can't. But I do know who to heckle after the game...

Jaye - Appreciate the comment anyway Jaye. Totally understand.

Bernita - And ditto to you Bernita. I can't help it. I just love my team, love when they win, mourn when they lose.

Bernita said...

I used to feel that way too - until I realized I was tying my freaking ego to a group of people who didn't know I existed.

Scott said...

I might just post about that Bernita. You aren't the first to feel that way.