Sunday, December 10, 2006

LiveBlog2: Cowboys v. America's Team

89 comments:

vwz said...

Did anyone catch TO's interview with the Pleamaker on espn today? TO compared his plight in Dallas with...

wait for it.....
wait for it.....

Martin Luther King's struggle for civil rights... Outstanding...

I can't really imagine an interviewer-interviewee set-up that i despise more than TO and the Pleamaker

Head Dude said...

You know what's kind of interesting? After TO made his "i didn't listen to parcells" remark on Monday, Parcells said wednesday, something along the lines of "Trust me, he could tell you exactly what i said three weeks ago." in other words, suggesting that some of what owens said is just a rouse. that doesn't make it forgivable, of course, especially since he had to gallavant to LA for his party, but this year i've started to get the feeling the guy is a bit of an act and doesn't really take seriosuly most of the crap that comes out of his mouth.

Head Dude said...

biggest story of this game? with seattle's loss to arizona, winner of this game has control for the second seed, a bye, and one home game to reach the nfc title game, either at chicago or at home against whoever knocks off chicago.
it's big!

Head Dude said...

predictions?

i'm guessing high score -- Dallas 27, New Orleans 20

The Franchise said...

I need a shootout for fantasy football reasons, but of course, I'd gladly sacrifice fantasy success for seeing the 'Boys in the NFC driver's seat! Who would have thought we'd get to this point after the way this season started. It's surreal!

vwz said...

Pink is pretty hideously looking...

New Orleans 38, Dallas 35

Head Dude said...

yeah, that was a gay opening. but tylwalk's right, it's astounding that a win here puts us in pole position. kind of why i suspect we could lose and fall within a game of the giants/eagles.

vwz said...

In a fantasy playoff game, I'm up by 20, I have Romo & Robbie Gould left; my opponent has Terry Glenn & Thomas Jones left... Basically, I need Romo to throw to T.O. & Witten, a lot!!

vwz said...

Yeah.. This is our country!!

I love Mellencamp!!

Head Dude said...

You'll be loving our country about another 47 times before halftime!

Head Dude said...

Adult Elizabeth just passed by and told me to announce to the dudes that she's headed upstairs to watch Seventh Heaven. Romo-mania hasn't inflicted everyone down here.

Head Dude said...

they might want to turn andrea kremer's mike up.

vwz said...

Romo is about to lead my fantasy team to Seventh Heaven

vwz said...

Ahh... Sam Hurd; it seemed like just yesterday when i was watching Drew Bledsoe throw fades to Sam Hurd during pregame warmups

The Franchise said...

I like the Adult Elizabeth and Baby Elizabeth designations... but for simplicity's sake, we can just refer to my daughter as Beth, since that's what we plan to call her. She's too small for her Cowboys onesie!

Head Dude said...

but surely she can wear the hat!

The Franchise said...

Weitao, I also have Romo going in fantasy. Let Romomania continue to run wild!

Head Dude said...

that's more pressure than we had on Eli all of last week!

The Franchise said...

Do the official stats allow a sack to be split four ways?

vwz said...

Ohh.. Brees needs some more time to throw!!

The Franchise said...

After that "drive" I predict Cowboys 31, Saints 20.

Head Dude said...

so that was three passes in the right flat, and one first down.
what happened to skylar green returning punts?

vwz said...

So is he, or isn't he dating Jessica Simpson?

vwz said...

yeah.. d wade, i remember that guy knifing through the Mavericks defense... a lot...

Head Dude said...

he is NOT dating jessica simpson and never was. she's apparently dating that john mayer singer dude.

Head Dude said...

but there was a great article in the dallas paper last week about modano handing over the hottest bachelor in town title to romo. and they also asked dirk why he never took the mantle!

The Franchise said...

Skyler Green was waived this week so we could sign Tony Parrish... who we then made inactive! It's expected that Green will be resigned to the practice squad...

vwz said...

No! Stop throwing to Terry Glenn!!

The Franchise said...

Wow! I've been waiting for something like that from JJ all season!

vwz said...

WOW!!! I didn't know Julius Jones was allowed to score!!

Head Dude said...

JULIUS! JULIUS! JULIUS!

No need for the barber shop on that one!

Head Dude said...

i forgot about tony parrish.

so now julius will finish the game with 14 carries for 98 yards, based on his last few weeks.

vwz said...

Julius Jones is like the black running back in "Varsity Blues." He always seems to get pulled right when he's about the score... It's almost as if Bill Parcells is a racist and Marion Barber III is white

The Franchise said...

If we would have recovered that fumble there was a pretty decent chance this game would have been over in 3 minutes!

vwz said...

Why do we care what TO did on that play?

Head Dude said...

That scramble reminded me of Aikman's great comment during the scrum last week when the Giants coughed up the ball -- "You don't want to know what goes on under those piles"

Head Dude said...

Because TO is actually a good blocker, much like Irvin

The Franchise said...

I think it would behoove the Saints offense to be Deuce-heavy tonight...

vwz said...

that's some fancy footwork by 25 to gain an additional yard and a half

Head Dude said...

So is James Webb still ahead in Virginia?

vwz said...

Aaron Glenn - I get the feeling that he will be burned at least twice tonight for big plays

vwz said...

I think Claire McCaskill is making a comeback in Missouri!

Head Dude said...

I tend to disagree -- Glenn gets burned much less than Roy Williams and Terrence Newman.

The Franchise said...

Roy is the ultimate risk-reward d-back. He makes many big plays and many bad reads...

Head Dude said...

So Neal, what do you think of the game so far?
Neal?

Head Dude said...

Oliver Hoyte over Patrick Crayton? That's a mistake, isn't it?

vwz said...

Richmond Flowers also went to Tennessee-Chattanooga!!

The Franchise said...

One of my favorite things about this year's squad is that we're second in the league in scoring. Even in the glory years in the 90's we didn't always score a ton of points...

Head Dude said...

Stoutmire, Fujita, Shanle...I forgot how many former Cowboys Peyton snagged.

Head Dude said...

Mat McBriar is still one of the best players on the team, even if our high-octance offense doesn't use him as much.

vwz said...

Which Saint do you guys think will make a bid for the Dude Committee athlete of the week?

vwz said...

Neal, what do you think of the Patriots getting blanked by the Dolphins today??

Head Dude said...

Well dude, since you're apparently the only one who gets to vote, probably whichever Saint you want.

The Franchise said...

Hey, we forgot to game plan for Mike Karney!

vwz said...

Big Boy!! Ya gotta cover the fullback!!

Head Dude said...

That stalled drive by the Cowboys was their chance to put this one away early. You get the feeling now the Saints have a chance to settle in.

vwz said...

Reggie is such a joy to watch... In fact, much more of a joy than Mario Williams

The Franchise said...

BTW, Vic, after watching the Titans games for the last four weeks, do you think your boys should have thought a little harder about taking Vince Young with the first pick?!? That guy is The Truth...

vwz said...

Tylwalk! You're right!! Tuna forgot to game plan for Karney!

Head Dude said...

I hope Vince will have time to watch his team play in the Alamo Bowl New years' Eve! Nothing like bowl games in San Antonio.

vwz said...

You should have heard the bar when Vince scored the game winning TD today; it just about exploded...

It's amazing that 1/2 season into his career, he has developed into a better QB than David Carr

Head Dude said...

Boy that was almost a Pick-Six, as Weitao likes to say. Terrence was coming.

The Franchise said...

I'd say there's a 50-50 chance one of those cutesy short passes is going to get Bush killed tonight!

vwz said...

Go for it! No question!

Head Dude said...

Yep, gotta go for it.

vwz said...

That's a weird call on 4th down...

Head Dude said...

You hate seeing that nonsense work.

vwz said...

Wow... Bush is the 2nd most electrifying performer in the history of sports entertainment!

Head Dude said...

he's destined to tear an ACL if he keeps jumping like that.

The Franchise said...

I sure as hell don't want ex-Cowboy Mark Campbell scoring here!

vwz said...

The Saints are pulling out all the tricks out of their bag!! Fake screen, go middle!

Head Dude said...

damnit, we could've salted this game early on that last drive.

vwz said...

Bush shouldn't be dancing around like that near the goalline!!

The Franchise said...

Wasn't Sean Payton almost run out of town from some of his previous jobs because of crappy playcalling? When did he develop an imagination?

vwz said...

Run a fade to whoever Glenn is covering.. that's my play for six

vwz said...

George Allen!!!

vwz said...

John Madden should make a macaca reference next

The Franchise said...

Beth got bored waiting for the Saints to run their 3rd and goal play and decided it was time for a feeding...

The Franchise said...

Crap, Payton is using EVERYONE as decoys for Karney!

The Franchise said...

I didn't think Colston was going to play tonight and don't have him in my fantasy lineup. If he ends up killing us it will be doubly sour for me...

ThadisRad said...

Hello dudes! What have I missed?

Other than TD Saints!!!

The Franchise said...

Holy crap! I don't know what's more unbelievable - Mike Karney scoring two first half TDs or Neal showing up for LiveBlog 2!

ThadisRad said...

Well, don't get too excited... just like the elections, this game is gonna go on way too late for this dude to stay awake. So now I'm here to hope that somehow Bush and Henderson combine for five TDs... except some dude without a Heisman trophy seems to be scoring all the touchdowns.

ThadisRad said...

I met Jim Burt once... he spoke at my PeeWee football conference banquet. Now, years later, he's apparently healing Bill Parcells.

ThadisRad said...

Where have all the dudes gone?

ThadisRad said...

Apparently my presence upsets the dudes... I'm signing off.

The Franchise said...

It sucks that Undude finally got on but no one else could...

Head Dude said...

I'm back in. Did we win?

vwz said...

Where's the Undude?? Did he miss another LiveBlog?