Alright fuckers… you want it? You got it. So sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, because MY team won, your team lost, I get to brag, here’s a fucking tissue, go change your pad, fingers in my ears LALALALALALA I can’t hear you crying about a non-call, gimme that goddamned trophy.
How many games have we watched where the following week/month/season was all chatter about how the ref’s jacked up the game for so-and-so. Or, how the ref’s gave the game to ‘those guys’? Are you sad because of a no-call hold in the end zone and the guys you were rooting against won? Too fucking bad. There were 2 refs standing at the corners of the end zone for that play. Two sets of eyes on the play, two sets of eyes that didn’t make the call, two sets of eyes that saw the ball sail high and un-catchable. As discussed in prior posts here and elsewhere, the ref’s let the teams play. There were 7 penalties called for the entire game. Ravens 2-20, 9ers 5-33. The Ravens would’ve won that game regardless of whether they called the hold or not. Don’t think so? Here’s how it would’ve played out because it’s my post, not yours. Any issues? See above. Sit down and shut up.
The ‘call’ would’ve occurred with 1:55 to play in the game. 49ers with 1 timeout left, the Ravens have 2. Ball is placed on the 1 yard line (argue amongst yourselves on the spot, not that if fucking matters anymore), 1st and goal to go. Let’s say it takes the 49er’s 2 chances to get the score. A run play to the right with Gore, eat up 45 seconds on the clock before the next snap. So that puts it at 1:10 on the clock. A 5 second play to get the pass to V.Davis in the back of the end zone. 49ers up 35-34 at that point. Now, do they go for 2 and force the Ravens to either get a touchdown for the win or kick the extra point and let Justin Tucker (not Billy go drive off a fucking bridge you piece of shit Cundiff) kick the winning Field Goal as time expires? I think in that situation you HAVE to go for 2. Now, let’s say they make the 2 point conversion, 8 more seconds off the clock. 37-34 49ers lead. Given the 49ers defense couldn’t stop the Ravens receivers, it’s safe to say they would’ve driven the length of the field and gotten the score to win. Don’t agree? Too bad, see above. Sit down and shut up.
Elite, not Elite… Tomato… Tomaatoe... Go ahead and regurgitate how his stats don’t show he was tops in the league this season. I say this. TOTAL OFFESIVE PACKAGE. Why plan an offense of Pass, Pass, Run, Punt that the ‘Elite’ QB’s teams HAVE to do because they don’t have a Pro-Bowl running back such as Ray Rice? They can play the Run first game-plan and be as successful as they were. Take a look at this years’ League Rushing Stats. With the exception of Ridley (NE) and Turner (ATL), all of the players in that position DIDN’T have an ‘ELITE’ QB under center as you guys would classify them. Those teams were set up to pass first, run when it’s convenient… Rings this, MVP’s that. Only Brady has a ‘Ring’ on that list recently. Silly me. What was I thinking. I must have forgotten to follow the herd and drink the Kool-Aid of the talking-heads on EsPn and SI.
Oh, yeah… And if your comment is going to be about Ray Lewis, multiple wives, payoffs, Higher-Power… go comment somewhere else. You obviously forgot about OJ, Shawn Kemp, Wilt Chamberlin, and every other player out there that points to the sky or says “First, I want to thank Jesus for giving me the ability to play the game.” I’m pretty sure that Jesus or God isn’t a fan of player X, Y, or Z that day when they score and take a knee, cross themselves, and point to the sky. Am I biased towards my team? Yes! Am I going to act like it never happened? No. Just not here.
What’s your argument going to be when they repeat next year??? They have all the tools needed. A running game that starts with Ray Rice and moves on to Vonte Leach and Bernard Pierce. A receiving corps that just keeps making plays. Hopefully the front office can get Flacco’s contract in line and save some cash for Boldin and Smith. One cannot be a Super Bowl winning Quarterback without great receivers.
Now if you’ll excuse me, the NFLNetwork is replaying Sunday’s game… Hey look, Culliver just got Pwnd by the Ravens receivers…AGAIN… Touchdown!!!
There's a meaning to that picture...But I'll get to that in a bit...I have to get into the "Super Bowl" blah, blah, blah, first...The Ravens won...The 49ers were down 28-6 at halftime, and managed to get back in it, only losing 34-31...The key notes to the game....Ray Lewis was a total and complete non-factor in the game, except for CBS constantly putting his ugly mug on camera...Never once mentioning the missed tackles, and over-all shitty play...
Joe Flacco was given the MVP, even though everyone in the free world, who paid attention to the game, knows that Jacoby Jones should have gotten it...Just after halftime, after Jones returned the opening kick for a 109 yard TD...The lights went out...We had to sit through a 35 minute delay, just after sitting through that god-awful Beyonce shit!
Sorry Beyonce fans, that was crap...Bitch sang a little, but mostly shook her ass and randomly yelled into the mic while the backing tracks did the singing...Then she brought out her old friends from Destiny's Child, but had their mics down low, so their voices wouldn't show her up...Fuck Beyonce! Put a marching band out there and call it a day!
And we can't not mention the fucking commercials...Lets start by saying this...Over 50% of the ads were for CBS programming...Which means CBS had a hard time selling ad time...Who were winners...I don't know...I went for more chili, or checked on Molly and Little Beeze during a lot of them...They were in another room playing, watching AFV...My oldest, and wife were all in on the commercials...This one got my wife to cry...
I'm going to say this next one is my winner...
The Cars.com baby wolf one was good too...The Paul Harvey, "Farmers" commercial was good, but as my wife summed up, "It was touching until they cut to the Dodge truck the ad was for."
Enough of that...The game was good...It looked like a clunker, but turned around...San Fran fans should be happy they fought back...They've got lots of young talent, and they'll be back...They just need some help in that secondary...Their so-called running QB passed for over 300 yards...Kid is going to be real good...And Alex Smith is about to have some teams asking for his services....I wonder if the Browns will make a play for him?
I was rooting for the 49ers...For no other reason than I predicted they'd win...BY all rights, the stands they I have taken, defending Art Modell, I should be a Ravens fan...In all respects that is my team...But Ray Lewis, his antics, and his hypocrisy make me sick...I'll thank my God that Ray is no longer playing...
And yes, 99% of Cleveland is overjoyed that Art Modell was shutout from the Hall of Fame...I AM THE 1%...For all the good Modell did for the NFL...For charity...For Cleveland and Baltimore...One thing is held against him...One thing defines his legacy...moving HIS team...The team HE OWNED...I was a fan...I didn't own it...The city didn't own it...You didn't own it...HE DID...We are a capitalistic, free-market society, and he did what he had to for his business...Many people would agree with that statement, until it involves the team they root for...Fucking nonsense! Well, Art got another notch on his belt...While he is dead, and no longer owns the Ravens, his team won the "Super Bowl" again, while wearing patches with his name on their uniforms...Lead by the work of Ozzie Newsome, The first black GM, hired in the NFL, by Art...Who's first draft pick, just got selected to go into the Hall of Fame...Modell's legacy isn't as bad as the voters and Clevelanders make it out to be...
Okay...Enough football...Shit's over...Let's get to that picture...
Saturday the wife and I got a couples massage...We've done this before...And after a spill I took last week at work, I needed some work...I pointed out a knot in my back and left shoulder that was killing me...I asked this woman to focus on that...Little did I know, this horny old bitch only wanted to work on my ass...While laying face up, she got way to close to the goods...To the point where I sat up and stopped her...Laying face down she spent at least 15 minutes on my ass...Hardly anytime on my back...I was pissed...Everyone in the place knew it...I was kinda loud...At the front desk I was asked what was wrong...I explained how there is still a huge knot in my back and shoulder, because that old hag, wouldn't stop rubbing my ass, and that I had to stop her from rubbing my junk...They took off half of our total...They offered me $10 off with some one else, and said they would handle her...
Listen, if I wanted to go to a jackoff place, we all know where those are...And they're cheaper...And I wouldn't bring my wife...What the fuck bitch! So here I sit...Pissed, uncomfortable, and a heating pad on my shoulder...And occasionally icing my ribs...Yes, that fall I had cracked a rib, bruised a couple...Fucking yeah!
All those girls I groped and felt up in high school are laughing their asses off as I'm the victim now!
To take my mind of it, my daughter and I went to the rec center, and watched the St. Edward Eagles ruin Senior night for St. Ignatius, as the "Holy War" took to the ice...
The Eagles won 5-2, lead by Gabe Lampron's 2 goal effort...Bringing a smile to my face...I know his dad...He's weighing is options between taking a Scholarship offer, or taking a shot juniors...Kid is good!
Hey Gab… Bet you’ve been wondering where I have been… Let’s just say in a funk. To put it in a Manti Te’O phrasing… It’s me, not you. My desire to do what I have done just isn’t there. Do I need to apologize to some for just ‘dropping off the face of the earth’? Sure. Do I need to thank you guys for picking up where I dropped the ball? ABSOLUTELY!!! So, thanks Sully, Beeze, Brad, Kyle, Gerry and the rest of the Gab for doing what you love.
…Now on to what’s important… Football
I’ve been keeping in touch on the FB page with you guys going back and forth during the playoffs and who is in the Super Bowl and who isn’t. Go ahead, say what you will. Say what you have been regarding Ray Lewis. That’s your opinion and you are welcome to it. All I will say is he ‘worked’ the system and it is what it is. How many other affluent athletes have gone down the wrong path only to be bailed out by high price lawyers and persuadable justice systems? Should he be banned from the game? Some call for his head on a lance in the front entry of Roger Goodell’s office. Did he kill someone on the field? No.
Have other players killed people and returned to the game? Yes. Have other players killed and never returned to the game? Yes.
Just don’t sit and preach to me on and on ad nauseum over Ray Lewis when I just want to talk playoff football and the team I cheer for, the Baltimore Ravens. Bring something else to the table other than ‘oh, look. Ray’s crying on camera again’ or ‘oh geez, Ray found Jesus’… C’mon, have a take. Don’t think that Flacco is Elite? I will agree he doesn’t have the ‘Rings’ that Brady, the Manning boys, or Worthlessburger might have. But he sure as hell is putting on a fucking show between the lines.
We can all agree that the Colts didn’t have a snowballs chance in Tampa to get over on the Ravens. The first half of the game may have questioned that logic. But once the Ravens got their groove on, it was nothing but a ‘boat-race’ the second half. Constantly pressuring Luck. Converting on offense. Making plays and scoring touchdowns. Were Flacco’s numbers ‘Elite’ during that game? One could argue not: 12/23 282yds 2td’s 0Int’s. A.Luck was 28/54 288 0td 1int. But they got the fucking job done and put the ball in the endzone to beat the Colts. Not to mention holding the #1 pick in the draft without a touchdown in his first Playoff appearance.
…And then the chatter started immediately as to how the Raven’s weren’t going to get out of Denver. Peyton this. Peyton that. Peyton’s gonna throw the ball all over Colorado on the Ravens defense and they are going to fly back to B’more crying in Rays lap because it’s all over. Hey Champ Bailey, go sit with Cory Webster and talk how you’re the greatest defensive player on the field. Take away the two kick returns for scores… The Donkeys aren’t even in the show. How did Mr.Insignificant do during that game? 18/34 331yd 3td’s 0int’s. 2 HUGE bombs for scores. Torry Smith making the secondary look like a J.V.HighSchool squad. Not too shabby. How about the ‘head-donkey’ himself and his 2-glove approach? 28/43 290y. 3td 2 int’s. What does it say that the coaches of Denver don’t have the confidence in THEIR ELITE QB to try and drive the field with 37 seconds and 2 timeouts??? The poor wife got a taste of what’s to come for the AFC Championship game and how freaked out I get while watching games… The bomb to tie the game at the end of regulation had me running all around the house screaming like a teeny-bopper at a KatyPerry concert. Unfuckingbelievable… I could watch the replay of that pass till kick off next season.
Now on to this past Sunday’s game… Seems the board over on FB got real fucking quiet, real fucking quick early on in the second half… But we will get to that soon enough. I had a knot in my stomach for 3 days leading up to the Denver game… I had the same one starting this past Wednesday.
Were Flacco’s numbers pretty this game? Depends on what your definition of pretty is… 21/36 240y 3td 0.int. Tom Terrific was chucking the ball all over Foxboro that night. 29/54 320 1td 2.int. Welker got his numbers. There was no getting around that. Ridley got KNOCKED DA’ FUQ OUT!!! But only AFTER Dennis Pita got blasted coming down from making a catch. Was there a call for ‘defenseless receiver’?? Nope. Are running backs categorized differently in regards to helmet-to-helmet contact? Yes. The team one roots for in that game determines whether or not he was down, was that hit considered illegal, was that a fumble, and so on. So, putting that one play aside, this game was Jeckel and Hyde going from the first half to the second.
Brady and the Pats offence were unstoppable. They put the ball where they wanted, gaining 8 yards repeatedly on 1st down to make converting on the next play a no brainer. The hurry up offense was keeping the Ravens Def on their heels the entire time. What the fuck happened in the locker-room during halftime to make them switch up what they were doing? The defense wasn’t getting very much pressure on Brady, so to abandon the hurry-up baffles me. What was the ‘Hoody’ thinking? Or did fucking up the end of the half by not taking the time out and getting at least one shot at the endzone screw up their Mojo and put them in such a tail spin they couldn’t recover? It was like the two teams completely switched. When Bolden caught the second TD to put Baltimore up by 2 scores and the defense stopped the tank that is TomBrady and the NEPats offense. It was on!!!
Guess what everybody? Now you get to listen to ME for 2 weeks squawking on how my team is going to win. How my team rolled through the #1 seed, the #2 seed. Sat down the 2 starting QB’s selected for this years Pro-Bowl. Went in to 2 hostile stadiums and walked out victors.
IT’S MY FUCKING HORN… I’M GONNA FUCKING TOOT IT!!! So… fuck you, fuck you… fuck you, you and you… fuck all the people who said the Ravens couldn’t do it.
The talking heads couldn’t get in Brady’s pants quick enough after the Ravens beat the Broncos and then had to travel to NewEngland. Brady this, Beleck that, NewEngland is gonna do this, the Ravens can’t do that. I had to listen to it for two weeks last year. So sit down and shut up… I’m gonna be here a while.
In the words of my HighSchool Track coach… “Go lay down”
Holy shit… All that and I didn’t even get to the SuperBowl. Well fuck me.
Keapernik scares me. We beat Luck because he was a rookie and hadn’t seen a defense like that. Peyton didn’t throw the ball over 20 yards in any attempt in his game. But K has some speed that will definitely show the age of our D. This game is going to be a ‘first to 40’ and a ‘whoever has the ball last wins’ feel to it for me. Both teams can chuck it down field and can stifle an opponent’s drive in a heartbeat. Once we get closer and I watch some more of the talking heads, I’ll come back with some final thoughts on the game. First blush: Ravens win (DUH) 35-28.
My house won’t be the same. Friends coming over for the game are 49er’s fans. This won’t be pretty. We have agreed on a friendly wager already. Also decided that he and I might hold off on consuming alcohol till well into the2nd half so that we may enjoy the game. As opposed to last year’s abortion when we went in to the kitchen at the half to avoid whatever mess that was, got hammered and didn’t update the squares board for the 3rd quarter. 49er fan killed a bottle of 3-OlivesGrape with Redbull. He says he doesn’t remember leaving the house. Good thing he had a ride. I was putting down the beers like a good Polish/German boy should.
Well boys… it’s now 4:15am, it’s NEGATIVE FUCKING 6 out and I’m going to bed. I look forward to your comments. And once again. It wasn’t you… It was me.
It’s Thursday once again and I have recovered from the Patriots pitiful second half performance on Sunday. A few days of being consoled and a little counseling helped get me through. Seriously, I have listened all week to people trying to figure out what the Patriots did wrong. Nobody around ever looks at what the opponent did right. I’m really not a huge Ravens fan I could do without Ray Lewis and I think Terrell Suggs is the biggest punk on that team. But I have to give credit to them because they plain and simply beat the Patriots.
John Harbaugh out coached Belichek and it was pretty simple his guys his Defensive lineman took away Brady’s passing lanes by simply putting their hands up high. They also took away over the middle. It was a well thought out game plan and it was executed well. I have a thought on Joe Flacco the more I watch him the more I like him. He is a little old school it’s not always pretty but he seems to get the job done. Congrats to the Ravens and the Niners as well.
Before the game on Sunday Terrell Suggs blew kisses to our section and I have never seen so many Birds Flew in unison as I did then. I think the Niners are the most balanced of the teams standing in the Tournament.
It was another good year for the Patriots finishing once again in the top tier of teams. I guess were spoiled in Boston and Beeze hit it on the head people here have to relax. The one good thing about going to the game got to hook up with a child hood friend who moved about 3 hours up into Maine from Boston. We stay in contact and hook up on occasion but not for a few years so that was fun.
Terry Franconia’s book came out Tuesday, other than all the stories about ownership. I thought one story was kind of funny in a game against the Cardinals in the 2004 World Series Yadier Molina accused Manny Ramirez of stealing signs when Francona came out to talk to the umpire. He says he can’t be he doesn’t even know our signs. He then asks Manny if he knew the Red Sox signs, he shook his head no.
How would you like to be Mike Napoli he thought he was getting 3 years at 39 million from the Red Sox? A degenerative hip problem same type thing that ended Bo Jackson’s career showed up in his physical. Instead he gets 1 year 5 million.
Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobble head Night a minor league team in Kentucky plans to have a bobble head Night honoring the fictional girlfriend. Each fan will receive a fictional bobble head of Teo’s girl.
Pucks dropped Saturday goals were scored and saves were made.
Dumbass of the Week
Goes to ex Raider Tim Brown for actually thinking Bill Callahan would throw the Super Bowl on purpose is he out of his mind?
Lil Warrior update
The boys played a league game on Sunday and finally lost in another good battle against their arch Rival Red Raiders. They have played four times and it has been a battle. The boys had this game won. They lost 3-2. They had an early goal taken away do to a player in the crease before the puck. Then a last minute goal wasn’t counted the Red Raiders goalie swept it out Ref had a bad angle on it. You can’t win them all. Lil Lanz had a couple of scoring bids just couldn’t put it home.
On Monday they played in a USA Hockey Tourney. Ole Lanz had a lil grief the secretary in our association omitted me and put the 4th guy who hasn’t been through USA Hockey Coaches Certification and training. I received an apology but the person who made the mistake did get in touch with the USA Hockey rep and the changed the coaching staff and added me in. It was a helluva game against our neighbors to the west the Spartans. We were up 3-1 with 5 minutes to go. The Spartans made it 3-2. They pulled the goalie and our guys couldn’t get it out of the zone. Our goalie Jake handled a bunch of pucks before letting the one by to tie the game. ^ minutes of overtime and the boys ended up get eliminated in a shoot out. Tough way to loose.
There was one cool thing . When the boys entered the locker room they had Red Shirts instead of there normal black ones. Hanging up with numbers facing out. So you get a picture the shirts are very close to both the Chicago Blackhawks Red Jersey and their Black one as well. The Red Jersey the association sent down for the tournament. It messed a few late arriving parents up seeing the boys in Red. It also messed them up because the kids wore different numbers Lil Lanz is usually #44 for this game he was #17. It was just cool to see how excited the kids were to be wearing a different shirt.