Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture, and life in general.
NFC Championship: Packers at Bears, 12 p.m.
AFC Championship: Jets at Steelers, 3:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Sorry, Dusty — we can't remove Smonkstakes from Recent Comments any more than we can remove Frank Caliendo from Fox's NFL coverage.
They've dressed Jill Arrington up as a showgirl.
If I had my choice, I'd accept the Smonkstakes comments but shoot Caliendo into outer space.
Worst field in the NFL demonstrated
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOSBALL
Pack strikes first!
Yikes, GB looks like an absolute machine on 1st drive. Hope they can keep it up...
If the Pack were an Absolut machine that'd be pretty cool too.
For me it's gonna be Slammin Salmon, then the foosball¿Cómo se dice Cleveland Steamer?
Why not call it "I Am Number Two"?
Forte to the four-tay!
I think Jay Cutler has an Absolut machine in his apartment.
Jack Buck can still cram it with walnuts
Why on earth would Toyota conduct brake tests with kids in the backseat?
They need to get the weight in the back seat just right.
Oh, ok. That makes sense.
Urlacher didn't slip, he got beat
Ironman James Starks
Packers 14, Bears 0. And it doesn't even feel that close.
agreed - the Bears need Cutler to sober up and quick
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.
FB sez: Fuck the Jets for making me cheer for the Steelers
I am pulling for the Packers, so don't bet on them
Can you recount your getting in trouble for yelling rude (their assessmnt not mine) things at a Packers game, FB?
@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
Cutler must have had his Absolute machine refilled after last week
FB was just laying the groundwork for Brett Favre.
@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
Cutler just needs a bloody mary and a bump to get going
Okay, who else freeze-framed the girl running into the glass in the Bud Light commercial?
Nothing like a late PI flag on the play. GB about to score again.
Nice try at the 1-handed catch. That alone should be worth like 1 or 2 points.
Not so, says Urlacher!
Wow, Rodgers throws his 2nd interception against no TD's.At least he made the tackle.
@Orel it looked like she had the proper padding to do that stunt
Rodgers' shoelace tackle reminds me of the one Roethlisberger made vs Indy in the AFC championship game in 2005
More picks than a guitar convention?
Who is that QBing for the Bears? really?
more picks than an afro convention?
Here's the aforementioned Roethlisberger tackle beginning at 2:22.
Something about doctoring your family photos really bugs me.
Nice pick, FB!
Something about photographing your family doctor really bugs me.
I thought that was going to be security footage of Ben following a girl into a bathroom
Nice! Jennings = good game.
Ken Jennings = Good at Jeopardy
FB, that footage was confiscated by Milledge police.
Cutler out with a sore liver
Are they shopping it around like the Octomom tape?
the BK Stuffed Steakhouse looks too much like a #2 after Chipotlesoverysorry
Cutler's true backup is Tom Collins. Todd is merely the 2nd string quarterback.
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...
You should be, FB!
ooof he got destroyed on that. Why did he pick that up?
hehe 1000 pardons, Orel
Nice tackle! I thought they gave that guy a Web Redemption on Tosh.0
I like it when players on the same team crash into each other. Makes me feel coordinated.
Why is Burt Hummel doing ESPN commercials?
Jay Cutler had blood on his sleeve, but he's no Curt Schilling.
Fuck, this no commenting thing isn't working out. I better come back.
Bears TD! Packers are going to be kicking themselves if they can't score again.
Wise decision, EK.
Are we witnessing the genesis of Caleb Hanie's legend?
Wow Rodgers got clocked.
Aaron Rodgers and the Legend of the Bloody Chinstrap
Man, suddenly GB can't get a drive together.You just can't give Caleb Hanie another chance like this.
^Just for the record, I'm not mocking Caleb Hanie. I admire and respect him. So please no karma.
Everything's bloody: elbows (Cutler), chinstraps (Rodgers), Mary (Cutler again)
the Packers have to do something with this field position
Orel here's your commercial...
Am I a bad person because I want the polar bear to eat that guy?
I LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL
...assuming you guys get the same commercials (and sequence) as me.
In the alternate cut, the polar bear eats a Prius owner.
Damn dropped ball. If that receiver only had a little Quar, he would have caught it.
I'll be disappointed if this game ends at 14-7.
I think someone last time said they should have him maul a Hummer owner
Rodgers' game is clearly off. He might be woozy still.Matt Flynn-time?
wow, 14-7 midway through the fourth quarter. what a thrilling game.
I'll be happy if this game ends 14-7.
@EK 2:29p: Is Hanie shopping for a used Acura?
I guess the bear actually wanted to hang out with Ray Lewis, but only the Nissan Leaf owner was available.
I'm out, guys; I've got toenails to clip
That's a big fella.
PICK SIX!!FYI I'll be very happy with 21-7 too.
Soft hands for a big guy, too.
I guess it should be me who says it: I wonder what BJ stands for...
Hey, this game is actually interesting.
All joking aside, that was a really impressive drive by Hanie.
that was some weird coverage.21-14 - offensive explosion!
Is Bennett made of kryptonite? Looked like the Saint D on that TD.
I think they were offended by Sax's sarcasm at 2:49
Ok let's see the normal Rodgers now please
FB, remember you're representing all SoSG readers in this comments section....
I've got a whole lot more sarcasm but I'm saving it for the Dodgers' season
Crap. C-Han gets another chance.
I gotta say Hanie's got poise for a guy making his first start.
Bears with a successful third and nine from a third-string QB
Refs butting in
4th and inches
Intentional grounding my ass! There was a a receiver standing right fuckin there!
This is a big fourth down.
Fourth and one with 2:01 left?You're tearing me apart, Lisa!
sorry Orel - I know, I gotta come with more originality than that
Two things America got right: cars and freedom.What about chili cheese fries!?!?
You mean poutine?
Damn Hanie is unstoppable.I wonder where Cutler will be playing next season.
ooh baby I could deal with some poutine right now
Cutler will be playing left field for the Dodgers.
FB - you should make it part of your daily poutine.
Time to make a run for the border, FB?
you gotta bring pressure against an inexperienced QB. Everybody knows that
I like the fried dill pickle slices at the Counter, too
@EK - you know it!@Orel - you know it!
There's your game.
The GB secondary is clutch!!
EK's boyfriend screws up.
Boooooooooooooooo! What do I care?
@FBThx for reminding me the specifics of that story. I had it close. I'll now file the real story in my FB trivia folder.
Bring on game two!
@DB remind me someday to tell you about my dead doppelganger
Gonna go grab some food between games...
Now I make party!
Where can I get some poutine?
So there will be one team in the Super Bowl that I can earnestly root for. Go Clay Matthews III!
If the Jets win, that officially makes it the worst seven months of Brett Favre's life.
Actually, that's a good reason to root for the Jets I hadn't thought of.
That's why I'm here, EK: to make you think.
Great point, Marla
@EK there are a couple of places here in NYC that offer it. There was actually a place dedicated to it but it closed
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!
Who is this Son of Bride skank?
Cutler will be playing left field for the Dodgers and we'll all get mad when he drops a poutine fly ball.
but you can pre-game with him at The Shortstop
Cutler probably makes jokes about me being a lush.
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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.
nice option pitch there
Everything going the Steelers' way so far.
I love CBS' 70's-action-film replay music.
nice little run
that was a rotten throw
Great catch by Miller!
FYI, I'm a couple minutes behind live.I just saw what FB be was referring to by "nice option pitch"
I wonder how much Ed Hochuli can bench press.
looked like a catch
@Orel more than I can
Is Big Ben the anti-Cutler?
Orel, I read somewhere how much Hochuli can bench. I don't remember, but was a lot.
Sanchez just wiped a booger on Brunell's jacket!
That's what a backup is for.
that's a nice start for the Stillers
Pouncey sounds like the name of a little pet kitten.
9 minute drive? holy shit
Bud Light, please stop trying to force a catch phrase down our throat.Remote control channel button: here we go!
re: EK's Pouncey commentHeh. What a lame-ass name, indeed. Oooooh, I'm scared....
Have the Steelers iced Sanchez?
Let me get this straight: not a single Dirty Sanchez reference in this entire thread yet?For shame, people, for shame.
I think there was a Pounceywhipped comment earlier.
DB - seemed too easy.On an unrelated note, let's hope Mike Wallace brings his A-game all 60 Minutes.
I want a fight to break out alreadykillKillKILL
@EKOh, right, because the SoSG readership would never take the cheap, easy pun route on anything. I had forgotten.
@SpankA fight in the game, or wherever you are?
Yup...we're too good for the low-hanging fruit
@ DBIt doesn't matter. I'm in dire need of shenanigans.
So you can't hit with the shoulder pads now.
We could start a fight in this thread.
there's the pic
Why you little—!
@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.
Brady, Rodgers, and Roethlisberger all had their interceptionless streaks stopped in the past week.
wow he could punt for the Giants!
*kicks EK in the crotch**Does DDT on Fred's Brim*
Oh, that looked like a personal foul.
Talking about Heath Miller pushing that Jet...not DB kicking me in the crotch.
I'm totally psyched for the Watson vs Ken Jennings face-off.
Shonn Greene sure looks different.
Come on, Jets - give us a game. Sports gods have punished us enough already.*rakes Spanky's eyes*
DB, is that a birthday card in your avatar?
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