Sunday, January 23, 2011

NFL Playoffs Day 5 Thread

NFC Championship: Packers at Bears, 12 p.m.
AFC Championship: Jets at Steelers, 3:30 p.m.

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Dusty Baker said...

Oh, LA times sports page, how I loathe you. Let me count the ways:

1) First page, bottom right, Clippers story, third paragraph: double commas after the score.

2) Same page, middle right, in the "More Coverage" tease for Erskine: "Playoff clash between Green bay and Chicago it's a history-rich matchup." WTF kind of sentence is that?

3) Same page, top right, under "NBA": "Underwhelming Lakers have busted a lot of myths about themselves" No grammar issue but WTF does that mean? Not inclined to turn the page to see.

I could go on. I did like the "UCLA hires Johnson" headline, though.

Dusty Baker said...

SoSG IT guy: Is there a way to exclude Smonkstakes comments from the recent comment list on the right side of the SoSG home page. I've turned a corner and am beginning to loooooathe this competition now. We need to end the thing. I propose Greg NoPhoto and MLASC jello wrestle for the damn monkey. Perfect way to stage a SOSG Fest II.

Orel said...

Sorry, Dusty — we can't remove Smonkstakes from Recent Comments any more than we can remove Frank Caliendo from Fox's NFL coverage.

Orel said...

They've dressed Jill Arrington up as a showgirl.

Dusty Baker said...

If I had my choice, I'd accept the Smonkstakes comments but shoot Caliendo into outer space.

Spank said...

^Word!

Eric Karros said...

Worst field in the NFL demonstrated

Orel said...

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOSBALL

Orel said...

Pack strikes first!

Eric Karros said...

Yikes, GB looks like an absolute machine on 1st drive. Hope they can keep it up...

Eric Karros said...

If the Pack were an Absolut machine that'd be pretty cool too.

Fred's Brim said...

For me it's gonna be Slammin Salmon, then the foosball

¿Cómo se dice Cleveland Steamer?

Orel said...

Why not call it "I Am Number Two"?

Orel said...

Forte to the four-tay!

Fred's Brim said...

I think Jay Cutler has an Absolut machine in his apartment.

Fred's Brim said...

Jack Buck can still cram it with walnuts

Eric Karros said...

Why on earth would Toyota conduct brake tests with kids in the backseat?

Orel said...

They need to get the weight in the back seat just right.

Eric Karros said...

Oh, ok. That makes sense.

Fred's Brim said...

Urlacher didn't slip, he got beat

Fred's Brim said...

Ironman James Starks

Orel said...

Packers 14, Bears 0. And it doesn't even feel that close.

Fred's Brim said...

agreed - the Bears need Cutler to sober up and quick

Dusty Baker said...

In answer to the poll question posed, I'm having trouble deciding which bunch of loathsome bandwagoneering fans I would detest more. I'm thinking that Fred's Brim can point me in the right direction.

Fred's Brim said...

FB sez: Fuck the Jets for making me cheer for the Steelers

Fred's Brim said...

I am pulling for the Packers, so don't bet on them

Dusty Baker said...

Can you recount your getting in trouble for yelling rude (their assessmnt not mine) things at a Packers game, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB It was actually at a Brewers game when I was working for the Packers. The Packers had seats for the Brewers at County Stadium and they gave them to our group one night. These were the mid-90s Brewers who featured the best-of-a-bad-bunch BJ Surhoff. When he came to bat, I made a Miller Lite-infused quip along the lines of "I wonder what BJ stands for..." and I was scolded and was reminded that I was representing the Packers while sitting in those seats

Orel said...

Immaculate Interception!

Spank said...

heh

Fred's Brim said...

Cutler must have had his Absolute machine refilled after last week

Fred's Brim said...

Absolut

Orel said...

FB was just laying the groundwork for Brett Favre.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, the Favrian Days were in full effect when I was there. This was also the Mark Chimura, bone-your-teenage-babysitter-in-the-huttub-at-her-post-prom-party era

Fred's Brim said...

Cutler just needs a bloody mary and a bump to get going

Orel said...

Okay, who else freeze-framed the girl running into the glass in the Bud Light commercial?

Orel said...

Nothing like a late PI flag on the play. GB about to score again.

Eric Karros said...

Nice try at the 1-handed catch. That alone should be worth like 1 or 2 points.

Orel said...

Not so, says Urlacher!

Eric Karros said...

Wow, Rodgers throws his 2nd interception against no TD's.

At least he made the tackle.

Josh S. said...

Shitsticks.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel it looked like she had the proper padding to do that stunt

Eric Karros said...

Rodgers' shoelace tackle reminds me of the one Roethlisberger made vs Indy in the AFC championship game in 2005

Spank said...

Hooray Rodgers!

Eric Karros said...

Trading picks.

Orel said...

More picks than a guitar convention?

Fred's Brim said...

Who is that QBing for the Bears? really?

Fred's Brim said...

more picks than an afro convention?

Eric Karros said...

Here's the aforementioned Roethlisberger tackle beginning at 2:22.

Eric Karros said...

Something about doctoring your family photos really bugs me.

Orel said...

Nice pick, FB!

Orel said...

Something about photographing your family doctor really bugs me.

Fred's Brim said...

I thought that was going to be security footage of Ben following a girl into a bathroom

Eric Karros said...

Nice! Jennings = good game.

Fred's Brim said...

Ken Jennings = Good at Jeopardy

Eric Karros said...

FB, that footage was confiscated by Milledge police.

Fred's Brim said...

Cutler out with a sore liver

Fred's Brim said...

Are they shopping it around like the Octomom tape?

Fred's Brim said...

the BK Stuffed Steakhouse looks too much like a #2 after Chipotle

so
very
sorry

Eric Karros said...

Cutler's true backup is Tom Collins. Todd is merely the 2nd string quarterback.

Eric Karros said...

Ok folks, I'm burning too many brain cells multi-tasking between the TV and computer screen. Not to mention trying to think of things to comment.

So I'm bowing out for a bit to focus on the game...

Fred's Brim said...

seeya EK!

Orel said...

You should be, FB!

Fred's Brim said...

ooof he got destroyed on that. Why did he pick that up?

Fred's Brim said...

hehe 1000 pardons, Orel

Fred's Brim said...

Nice tackle! I thought they gave that guy a Web Redemption on Tosh.0

Orel said...

I like it when players on the same team crash into each other. Makes me feel coordinated.

Orel said...

Why is Burt Hummel doing ESPN commercials?

Orel said...

Jay Cutler had blood on his sleeve, but he's no Curt Schilling.

Eric Karros said...

Fuck, this no commenting thing isn't working out. I better come back.

Orel said...

Bears TD! Packers are going to be kicking themselves if they can't score again.

Orel said...

Wise decision, EK.

Eric Karros said...

Are we witnessing the genesis of Caleb Hanie's legend?

Eric Karros said...

^No

Eric Karros said...

Wow Rodgers got clocked.

Orel said...

Aaron Rodgers and the Legend of the Bloody Chinstrap

Eric Karros said...

Man, suddenly GB can't get a drive together.

You just can't give Caleb Hanie another chance like this.

Eric Karros said...

^Just for the record, I'm not mocking Caleb Hanie. I admire and respect him. So please no karma.

Eric Karros said...

Everything's bloody: elbows (Cutler), chinstraps (Rodgers), Mary (Cutler again)

Fred's Brim said...

the Packers have to do something with this field position

Eric Karros said...

Orel here's your commercial...

Fred's Brim said...

Am I a bad person because I want the polar bear to eat that guy?

Orel said...

I LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL

Eric Karros said...

...assuming you guys get the same commercials (and sequence) as me.

Orel said...

In the alternate cut, the polar bear eats a Prius owner.

Eric Karros said...

Damn dropped ball. If that receiver only had a little Quar, he would have caught it.

Orel said...

I'll be disappointed if this game ends at 14-7.

Eric Karros said...

I think someone last time said they should have him maul a Hummer owner

Eric Karros said...

Rodgers' game is clearly off. He might be woozy still.

Matt Flynn-time?

Steve Sax said...

wow, 14-7 midway through the fourth quarter. what a thrilling game.

Eric Karros said...

I'll be happy if this game ends 14-7.

Steve Sax said...

@EK 2:29p: Is Hanie shopping for a used Acura?

Eric Karros said...

I guess the bear actually wanted to hang out with Ray Lewis, but only the Nissan Leaf owner was available.

Steve Sax said...

I'm out, guys; I've got toenails to clip

Fred's Brim said...

oh no

Fred's Brim said...

legend sealed

Orel said...

That's a big fella.

Eric Karros said...

PICK SIX!!

FYI I'll be very happy with 21-7 too.

Orel said...

Soft hands for a big guy, too.

Eric Karros said...

Thanks, Orel.

Orel said...

EK Raji?

Fred's Brim said...

I guess it should be me who says it: I wonder what BJ stands for...

Eric Karros said...

Shit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, this game is actually interesting.

Eric Karros said...

All joking aside, that was a really impressive drive by Hanie.

Fred's Brim said...

that was some weird coverage.
21-14 - offensive explosion!

Spank said...

Is Bennett made of kryptonite? Looked like the Saint D on that TD.

Eric Karros said...

I think they were offended by Sax's sarcasm at 2:49

Eric Karros said...

Ok let's see the normal Rodgers now please

Orel said...

FB, remember you're representing all SoSG readers in this comments section....

Steve Sax said...

I've got a whole lot more sarcasm but I'm saving it for the Dodgers' season

Eric Karros said...

Crap. C-Han gets another chance.

Eric Karros said...

I gotta say Hanie's got poise for a guy making his first start.

Steve Sax said...

Bears with a successful third and nine from a third-string QB

Spank said...

Refs butting in

Eric Karros said...

4th and inches

Dusty Baker said...

Intentional grounding my ass! There was a a receiver standing right fuckin there!

Spank said...

This is a big fourth down.

Steve Sax said...

Fourth and one with 2:01 left?

You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

Fred's Brim said...

sorry Orel - I know, I gotta come with more originality than that

Eric Karros said...

Two things America got right: cars and freedom.

What about chili cheese fries!?!?

Orel said...

You mean poutine?

Eric Karros said...

Damn Hanie is unstoppable.

I wonder where Cutler will be playing next season.

Fred's Brim said...

ooh baby I could deal with some poutine right now

Spank said...

Cutler will be playing left field for the Dodgers.

Eric Karros said...

FB - you should make it part of your daily poutine.

Orel said...

Time to make a run for the border, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

you gotta bring pressure against an inexperienced QB. Everybody knows that

Steve Sax said...

I like the fried dill pickle slices at the Counter, too

Fred's Brim said...

@EK - you know it!

@Orel - you know it!

Orel said...

There's your game.

Eric Karros said...

The GB secondary is clutch!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

EK's boyfriend screws up.

Spank said...

Boooooooooooooooo! What do I care?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Thx for reminding me the specifics of that story. I had it close. I'll now file the real story in my FB trivia folder.

Orel said...

Bring on game two!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB remind me someday to tell you about my dead doppelganger

Eric Karros said...

Gonna go grab some food between games...

Josh S. said...

Now I make party!

Eric Karros said...

Where can I get some poutine?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So there will be one team in the Super Bowl that I can earnestly root for. Go Clay Matthews III!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If the Jets win, that officially makes it the worst seven months of Brett Favre's life.

Eric Karros said...

Actually, that's a good reason to root for the Jets I hadn't thought of.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's why I'm here, EK: to make you think.

Fred's Brim said...

Great point, Marla

Fred's Brim said...

@EK there are a couple of places here in NYC that offer it. There was actually a place dedicated to it but it closed

Josh S. said...

Am I crazy, or did the Packers just win a game in which Rodgers had, like, 2 good drives?

As we like to say around here, I'LL TAKE IT!

Dusty Baker said...

Who is this Son of Bride skank?

Dusty Baker said...

Cutler will be playing left field for the Dodgers and we'll all get mad when he drops a poutine fly ball.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Yes

Yes

Fred's Brim said...

but you can pre-game with him at The Shortstop

Dusty Baker said...

Cutler probably makes jokes about me being a lush.

Dusty Baker said...

Rasslin' news:

MEMPHIS — Wrestler “Sycho Sid” Eudy is free on bail after being arrested in Memphis on a marijuana possession charge.

Police say they pulled the 50-year-old Eudy over Friday for not wearing a seatbelt. WMC-TV in Memphis reports an officer saw a bag containing 18 grams of marijuana on an arm rest in the car. Eudy also faces charges of driving without a license. He was released on $1,000 bond.

Eudy, of Marion was known as Sid Vicious in World Championship Wrestling, and as Sid Justice and Sycho Sid in the World Wrestling Federation.

A message left Sunday for Memphis police was not immediately returned. A call to a listing for Sidney Eudy in Marion was not answered.

cc: Whatever the hell name Delino is calling himself these days

Eric Karros said...

Josh - yeah Rodgers didn't look good at all after the 1st quarter. That makes me uncomfortable, but it is a good sign that despite that, they won on the road against the team with the 2nd best record in the NFC.

I can see the bright side of anything.

Fred's Brim said...

nice option pitch there

Orel said...

Everything going the Steelers' way so far.

Eric Karros said...

I love CBS' 70's-action-film replay music.

Spank said...

nice little run

Fred's Brim said...

that was a rotten throw

Orel said...

Great catch by Miller!

Eric Karros said...

FYI, I'm a couple minutes behind live.

I just saw what FB be was referring to by "nice option pitch"

Orel said...

I wonder how much Ed Hochuli can bench press.

Spank said...

looked like a catch

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel more than I can

Orel said...

Is Big Ben the anti-Cutler?

Eric Karros said...

Orel, I read somewhere how much Hochuli can bench. I don't remember, but was a lot.

Fred's Brim said...

Sanchez just wiped a booger on Brunell's jacket!

Eric Karros said...

That's what a backup is for.

Fred's Brim said...

that's a nice start for the Stillers

Eric Karros said...

Pouncey sounds like the name of a little pet kitten.

Fred's Brim said...

9 minute drive? holy shit

Eric Karros said...

Bud Light, please stop trying to force a catch phrase down our throat.

Remote control channel button: here we go!

Dusty Baker said...

re: EK's Pouncey comment

Heh. What a lame-ass name, indeed. Oooooh, I'm scared....

Orel said...

Have the Steelers iced Sanchez?

Dusty Baker said...

Let me get this straight: not a single Dirty Sanchez reference in this entire thread yet?

For shame, people, for shame.

Orel said...

I think there was a Pounceywhipped comment earlier.

Eric Karros said...

DB - seemed too easy.

On an unrelated note, let's hope Mike Wallace brings his A-game all 60 Minutes.

Spank said...

I want a fight to break out already

killKillKILL

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Oh, right, because the SoSG readership would never take the cheap, easy pun route on anything. I had forgotten.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

A fight in the game, or wherever you are?

Eric Karros said...

Yup...we're too good for the low-hanging fruit

Spank said...

@ DB

It doesn't matter. I'm in dire need of shenanigans.

Eric Karros said...

Ooh nearpick

Spank said...

So you can't hit with the shoulder pads now.

Orel said...

We could start a fight in this thread.

Fred's Brim said...

there's the pic

Dusty Baker said...

*suckerpunches Orel*

Orel said...

Why you little—!

Eric Karros said...

@Spank - the best tackling technique that ensures you won't get penalized is to position yourself within close earshot and, without contacting him, convincingly implore him to drop to one knee so you can touch him without either of you risking injury.

The Saints executed this technique perfectly vs the Seahawks.

Eric Karros said...

Brady, Rodgers, and Roethlisberger all had their interceptionless streaks stopped in the past week.

Fred's Brim said...

wow he could punt for the Giants!

Dusty Baker said...

*kicks EK in the crotch*

*Does DDT on Fred's Brim*

Eric Karros said...

Oh, that looked like a personal foul.

Eric Karros said...

Talking about Heath Miller pushing that Jet...not DB kicking me in the crotch.

Eric Karros said...

I'm totally psyched for the Watson vs Ken Jennings face-off.

Orel said...

10-0 Steelers

Orel said...

Shonn Greene sure looks different.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Jets - give us a game. Sports gods have punished us enough already.

*rakes Spanky's eyes*

Orel said...

DB, is that a birthday card in your avatar?

Orel said...

200!

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