Home Crap Home (and AFC Championship Open Thread)

Made it home in one piece, had a joyous reunion with the dogs, and I am just glad as hell to be out of Indiana. The reason I went was because I am the Grand Chapter Advisor for the Alpha Sig fraternity I was in while in college, and they had their annual weekend learning academy for all the officers. None of them had cars, so it was just cheapest for me to drive them there and crash in a hotel for the weekend than it would have been to fly them all there, so I did. Gave me some good quality time with the boys on the ride there. I know lots of you are all down on fraternities, but these are really good kids. They work on their grades, they all like each other, they do tons of charity work and are just good kids.

At any rate, glad to be back home, and I am getting ready to watch the Ravens at the Pats, and will be rooting for the Pats because the idea of two weeks of listening about the Harbaugh brothers is enough to make me hate football. I think they are both classless assholes.

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272 replies
  1. 1
    PsiFighter37 says:

    I am a Jets fan and utterly detest the Pats, but I can stand Ray Lewis and the Ravens even less. It probably explains why I find Sexy Rexy so detestable as well, given his pedigree.

    Go Pats. I also think Pats-49ers will be a helluva exciting Super Bowl, given how their first meeting turned out.

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    skippy says:

    sorry east coast fans, but yay niners!

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    JWL says:

    Jim H. is OK. He just doesn’t like being pestered with questions.

    Heh-heh.

    Go Niners!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I’ve also had 3 beers today, and I can tell the noticeable effect it is having on my form. Goddamn, I hate getting old like this. And I’m not even 27 yet.

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    dr. bloor says:

    The ride really would have been a learning experience for them had you taken ABL along.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Really, a country group singing the national anthem in the Northeast?

    Get that shit off my teevee. I can endure/understand it if it’s Hotlanta, not Boston.

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    dr. bloor says:

    @PsiFighter37: You must really, really hate the Ravens.

    If they get there, I don’t think the NE defense can contain the SF offense. They’re maybe one top-drawer defender away from getting the job done.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @PsiFighter37: Could be worse, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck doing a duet.

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    JWL says:

    @PsiFighter37: Simple solution: stop staring at mirrors, you peacock.

    Go Niners! Whoo-hoo!

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    dr. bloor says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Really, a country group singing the national anthem in the Northeast

    Hey , their last senator wore a barn coat and drove a pickup truck, and the new one is from Oklahoma.

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    Badmoodman says:

    I’m not going to miss Ray Lewis’ shtick.

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    Nalbar says:

    Maybe for the half time show they will bring some guy out for Ray Lewis to stab.

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    sb says:

    I’m a fan but haven’t been following relgiously. I can understand the hate for the San Francisco Harbaugh but the Baltimore version? Por que?

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    Badmoodman says:

    Unfortunately the Superbowl is on CBS so we’ll be stuck with this awful broadcast team.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Nalbar: Mee-owww.

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    gogol's wife says:

    I had trouble sleeping last night, and among other strange thoughts floating through my head, it hit me that John Cole is a professor. Can you imagine being John Cole’s student? Wouldn’t that be the best?

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    Badmoodman says:

    @sb: It’s in the Harbaugh genes.

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    ulee says:

    Glad you’re home with the critters. I’m sure they are overjoyed, though they don’t understand why you stare at that box with it’s flashing odorless images, they support your behavior, however strange.

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    sb says:

    @Nalbar: I think it’s more accurate to suggest someone gets stabbed at halftime, Ray knows who did it and doesn’t say a thing.

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    cathyx says:

    @PsiFighter37: My daughter was watching a rerun of King of Queens and I noticed the theme song is a country song. Was there no blue collar song they could use that would be more appropriate for a sitcom set in a borough of New York City?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @dr. bloor: Yes, I do dislike them immensely. It’s difficult – I actually don’t hate Brady as much as I hate guys like Welker, Edelman, and Woodhead. Those little skeeters always cause problems, even though given how tiny they are, they have no business being on a football field.

    @Mr Stagger Lee: Very true. That said, Affleck has reinvented himself as quite the director. I thought he was done for sure after Gigli. And my high school self was jealous of him being able to land Jennifer Garner (during her Alias days) despite his failures.

    @JWL: There’s a good rebuttal for this, but I don’t want to make the comment given that I’m a bit ashamed of my slothfulness today.

    @dr. bloor: Point taken, but I still hate country/bluegrass music with the same amount of fire as I did when I was younger, when my mother made me endure Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, Kathy Mattea, and all that other weepy crap. I cannot stand that genre AT ALL.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Early gamesmanship by Billy. Waste of a TO by the unprepared Ravens.

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    Raven says:

    When my old man came home from WWII he went to Illinois and pledged Sigma Nu. They didn’t haze vets for obvious reasons and he really liked it. He wanted me to do the same when I came home but I said “fuck that shit”. Few years later I learned that house was a great source of weed!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @cathyx: Like some Springsteen, perhaps? Given it’s a pretty unfunny show, probably not worth wasting good music on it.

    And, why is my last comment in moderation? Was it about how I was jealous Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner despite his utter fail at life around the time they get married?

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    Maude says:

    @gogol’s wife:
    Can you imagine how we would drive him crazy in a few minutes?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Corner Stone: I’d say waste of a potential fake punt lineup. Burning timeouts in the first half is usually meaningless.

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    SteveinSC says:

    Elsewhere in the world of Sunday sports news, Spurs tied ManU and (America’s hope for the World Cup) Clint Dempsey did it in the 93rd minute. “He scores from the left, he scores from the right, our boy Dempsey makes Drogba look like shite.” Go Spurs, Go Furman, Go Dempsey.

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    sb says:

    @Corner Stone: Looked the Ravens had that pretty well defended; I honestly thought they’d let it play out because I don’t think New England was going to snap the ball.

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    Raven says:

    Harbaugh v Harbaugh wouldn’t be the first brothers to face off in the superbowl. That would be Smith v Dungy. Booo YA!

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    ulee says:

    @PsiFighter37: Because you dissed county music and now you’re on the No Fly List.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Raven: How many drinks deep are you? You must be outpacing me…embarrassing for myself…

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    MikeJ says:

    @SteveinSC: That was a great game. Happily the snow only piled up on the goals rather than on the field.

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    Raven says:

    @PsiFighter37: I haven’t had a drink in 20 years.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @PsiFighter37: It was in the first two minutes. Not usually the best time for a TO.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Maude:

    It would be fun to see one of his rants in person.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @sb: Nah, it was a long 2 to go. They weren’t running a play in their field position.
    That’s why I said it was a waste for BAL to call their TO.

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    @PsiFighter37:

    It was like the 37th redux of The Honeymooners, only not funny. I wouldn’t want my song associated with it.

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    sb says:

    @SteveinSC: As a Man City fan I have never been more proud of the USA.

    We really, really need the red menace to lose a a game or two.

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    ulee says:

    I’m just glad that Sympathy for the Devil is being associated with Mercedes Benz. God help us.

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    Alison says:

    @SteveinSC: That was fucking awesome. I also loved how he gave the merest hint of a smile in the postmatch interview and for him that’s like leaping around the room screaming in joy. Dude is a touch stoic, for the most part :) But I love him.

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    Darkrose says:

    @ulee: I don’t quite understand what that commercial is trying to say. Mercedes is Satanic?

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    sb says:

    @ulee: Yeah, that raised eyebrows in this here household.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @JWL:

    Simple solution: stop staring at mirrors, you peacock.

    I’ve always felt that if vanity helps motivate me to get in shape, well then one and a half cheers for vanity!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Raven: You have fine willpower and are a better person for it. I have colleagues at work who drink far more, and far more frequently, than I do. I kind of view it as a ‘you need to outrun the fat guy, not the bear’ kind of situation. Probably not the best idea, but tI’ll live with it for now.

    @Corner Stone: True, but again – 1st half, not that worked up about it.

    Unless you’re the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta Falcons, roughly one week ago. It really should’ve been the Hawks vs. Niners today.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @ulee: Is Cole a huge fan of country? I can’t imagine him rawking out to Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and whoever the F that was out singing the national anthem in Atlanta and Bostno today.

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Unless you’re the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta Falcons, roughly one week ago. It really should’ve been the Hawks vs. Niners today.

    I’m a Bronco fan. I am currently living in the nether world of woulda, coulda, shoulda.

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    Raven says:

    @PsiFighter37: I always had buddies who were worse off for me, lost one last week. It’s always handy to rationalize stayin in the game.

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    ulee says:

    @PsiFighter37: He was in Indiana. You think he got out of there clean? He’s the same Cole. I just hope is isn’t afraid of rats. They have a way of changing one’s perspective.

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    John Cole says:

    @dr. bloor:

    The ride really would have been a learning experience for them had you taken ABL along.

    How so?

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    JPL says:

    There is no way I’m watching a Harbaugh vs Harbaugh Super Bowl.. F..k em both.. ugh….

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @sb: More like, “Why the fuck was Jack Del Rio not playing 8 really kinda deep with 30 seconds and no timeouts?”

    That was an absolutely mind-blowing fail. Even when the safety drifted over, it was like he was giving half-effort instead of realizing the game was on the line.

    I feel for you, but I am enjoying a fine craft brew (Tommyknocker Black IPA) from the great state of Colorado right now. You guys make great beers, even if the secondary on the NFL team is questionable.

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    sb says:

    @SteveinSC: My comment is in moderation because I said something snarky about Man United. As a City fan, I thought that was required?

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    cathyx says:

    Finally, wine o’clock. I’ll be right back.

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your detailed re-telling of what happened there.

    (sobs uncontrollably… can’t get a Tommyknocker because I live in L.A.; sobs some more)

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    Corner Stone says:

    @sb: If I’m a DEN fan I hire a private investigator to check the bank accounts of that safety Rahim Moore.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Raven: I am definitely more aware this year of how much I’ve been drinking and am controlling myself much better. Granted, we’re only 3 weeks in, but you start somewhere.

    And I just got a cheesesteak from the best cheesesteak joint in NYC (Shorty’s). Mmmmm…come here, you cheesy, greasy, hunk of beef between soft buns…

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    Raven says:

    @PsiFighter37: Hang in there.

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    Fezzik says:

    I can’t think of any less likable finalists for the SB, in terms of coaches, players, fanbases or franchises. GAWD.

    I would have given anything to watch Denver v. Seattle in the Super Bowl. :(

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    cathyx says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    ‘And I just got a cheesesteak from the best cheesesteak joint in NYC (Shorty’s). Mmmmm…come here, you cheesy, greasy, hunk of beef between soft buns…”

    That’s what she said.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Mmmmm…come here, you cheesy, greasy, hunk of beef between soft buns…

    I beg your pardon! You haven’t even taken me to the movies or dinner yet!

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    sb says:

    @Corner Stone: I honestly can’t ever remember being that stunned by a sporting event. I’m a lifelong sports fan, just love the games. But that… it was just moment of unreality, like “did that just happen?” I was too shocked to be pissed.

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    mir13 says:

    @Raven: You ain’t missin’ much.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Does Leslie Moonves president of CBS, has a cult of personality?
    Why is important for Tom Nantz to point that out the his boss is sitting with Bob Kraft? Just like why did Jim Rome have the guy on his show last week? Back to the game.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @sb: Get yourself an Oaked Arrogant Bastard ale, it will pick you right back up.

    Okay, I’m sorry of rubbing it in a little bit.

    And btw – someone should tell Tom Brady that doing a running play in hurry-up may only work well if you have a half-decent running back, not some no-name.

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    JWL says:

    @Citizen_X: I’ve never laid eyes on you, but you’re beautiful. Take that to heart, Elephant Person.

    And Go Niners!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @gogol’s wife:

    I had trouble sleeping last night, and among other strange thoughts floating through my head, it hit me that John Cole is a professor. Can you imagine being John Cole’s student? Wouldn’t that be the best?

    Creepy.

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    JPL says:

    Ray Lewis personal foul… I’m shocked..just shocked.

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    Yutsano says:

    @PsiFighter37: Low hanging curveball over the plate… :)

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    ulee says:

    @Fezzik: You don’t have to like them, just know they are the best. The only thing I regret is that I’m a Patriots fan, and I believe they will win. And there will be no token animal symbols in the Super Bowl.

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    sb says:

    And I just got a cheesesteak from the best cheesesteak joint in NYC (Shorty’s). Mmmmm…come here, you cheesy, greasy, hunk of beef between soft buns…

    Is it wrong that I’m incredibly turned on by this?

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    Raven says:

    @mir13: I sure as shit know that, I ran hard for 30 years, lucky to be where I am.

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    CoastalMike says:

    Pro tip: the Harbaugh brothers may be classless assholes, but classless assholes are what football is all about. You think Vince Lombardi was a classy guy? Bill Bellichek? Name 3 NFL coaches in history who have been classy and successful. Hint: Bill Walsh. Now you only need two.

    The Patriots are overrated and will be scorched by SF. But today, the Ravens will only score ten points…will that be enough? no.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Yutsano: Kind of the point, I wasn’t doing it with bright-eyed naivete when I was typing that…

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    smintheus says:

    Ray Lewis, unnecessary roughness…but no knife play.

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    poptartacus says:

    How dare you sir! The thought of 2 weeks of the tom and bill show, revolting

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I do have to say that it’s interesting that given Coach Genius Manboy’s apparent defensive genius, when was the last time that New England had a defense ranked anywhere near the top of the NFL?

    He’s been coasting on Tom Brady for a long time…when he retires, he’s going to be fired within 3 years, guaranteed, unless he pulls a Peyton Manning/Andrew Luck kind of situation.

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    Fezzik says:

    @ulee: Thanks for proving my point, lol.

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37: First sentence gave me much-needed laugh. :)

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    ulee says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Why, cause Cole is insightful and self-effacing and puts an emphasis on truth and learning? This creeps you out?

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    Yutsano says:

    @PsiFighter37: I assume nothing. And I know you are aware of all Internet traditions. But that was just too juicy a nugget to not suggest exploiting.

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    sb says:

    @CoastalMike: And even with Walsh, you had a team that reveled in crackback blocks. Russ Francis I think it was who said he refused to do it. IIRC, he said he’d make the block, he just refused to “cut him” and the coaches would give him all kinds of grief.

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    handy says:

    @smintheus:

    Hey hey hey, those were mere allegations! I’m sure one of our fine resident lawyers will back me up on that one.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Ok, fess up. Who here actually watches “2 Broke Girls” ?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Nothing soothes the soul like Jim Nantz advertising some shitty-ass CBS show that no one in real ‘Murika likes.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Corner Stone: Not me. The brunette’s a looker, but that doesn’t cover up the crap writing.

    I should’ve ordered more than one cheesesteak. Papa’s still hungry.

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    ulee says:

    @Fezzik: I said token but I meant totem. Not that it matters either way.

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    sb says:

    @Corner Stone: Not one of my students–I asked because I heard it was one of the most watched shows in the country? None of my colleagues, none of my family members. I seriously took my on little informal poll. Because… well, I’m still looking for a reason why I did that.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Who here actually watches “2 Broke Girls” ?

    Not I; I assume it’s a Laverne and Shirley ripoff.

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    Anonymous At Work says:

    Question: Are either or both the Harbaughs bigger assholes or more clueless than Bill Bellichek? I mean, the only difference I can tell is that Bellichek doesn’t give a crap more than anyone else.

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    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/p.....?ba=tayner

    I’m making the homer drooling face right now.

    And Go Pats!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @John Cole:

    Made it home in one piece, had a joyous reunion with the dogs,

    And Tunch? What about Tunch, eh? What have you done with TUNCH??

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @PsiFighter37: Well Fox’s endless flogging of Yippy Ky Yay was over the top irritating.
    Somebody here at BJ said it best about the Die Hard franchise: Just Die already!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    This game is pretty goddamn boring so far. Just based on entertainment factor, I take SF in 2 weeks.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Tunch doesn’t do joyous.

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    mir13 says:

    @sb: Yes. But we rarely judge. Well, not too harshly, at any rate.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @ulee:

    Why, cause Cole is insightful and self-effacing and puts an emphasis on truth and learning? This creeps you out?

    Man…wow, you got it bad.

    (“…emphasis on truth and learning” lol)

    Take a break from circling Cole’s block while touching yourself and call a mental health professional.

    As for “wife” up above, she’s laying in bed at night fantasizing about being a student in a class taught by someone she has never met in the flesh. That’s creepy.

    Does teacher keep her after class for spankings?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @sb: I don’t mind. Just keep whatever happens next off the Internet.

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    sb says:

    @Anonymous At Work: I think this was brought up above but it’s very, very difficult to be a successful NFL coach and *not* be an a-hole.

    It’s second hand here so take it for what it’s worth but there were guys I worked with when I was a small time sportscaster who would have sent Jimmy Johnson to sea on a cement-bottom boat. But again, that’s second-hand and I’m assuming he’s changed in retirement.

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    Roy G. says:

    Nice Peggy Noonan impersonation, Cole. How dare those gauche Harbaugh brothers crash your Village party? The nerve!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    The Patriots suck at tackling.

    No one answered my question above – which was, when was the last time New England actually fielded a top-flight defense?

    Thought so.

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37: Okay, remind me never to get in a battle of wits with you. :)

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    ulee says:

    The Patriots are taking their time, know what they’re doing. Brady loves last minute comebacks.–*whistling past graveyard*

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    Meh. I’m still mad at football.

    /grumpy Broncos fan

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    @ulee: I hate that fucking commercial already.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    This game is pretty goddamn boring so far.

    Agreed; about the only thing exciting so far has been that Genie on the ad. I feel a nap coming on.

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    22over7 says:

    @cckids:

    My tortie is a pip, no doubt about it. But I don’t know if even she could do that kind of trek. She’s too, um, sturdy. She’s like an East German swimmer kind of cat, big in all the wrong places. Clumsy and lazy, too, but gives me nose kisses when she’s in the mood.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @PsiFighter37: About the same time the Ravens had a offense worthy of their D.

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    srv says:

    None of them had cars

    Hippies or suspended licenses?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I just can’t understand Hawaii 5-0 – there’s no way Hawaii is big enough to have that much crime on the islands.

    Heck, for most crime shows that are on CBS (America’s #1 Rated Network, folks!), there’s no way the amount of crime that takes place in this fictional universe actually happens.

    The old Hawaii 5-0 opening theme is pretty cool, though.

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37: 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 they had a very good defense if this is to be believed.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: I would say their D ain’t that good anymore. It’s getting old. They’re like the Yankees, circa now (unfortunately for me). It’s going to get ugly for Prince Harbaugh the Elder (I think?) when Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are gone.

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    Mark S. says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    He’s been coasting on Tom Brady for a long time…when he retires, he’s going to be fired within 3 years, guaranteed

    And what I love is Belichek had no fucking clue how good Brady was. If Bledsoe didn’t get hurt, Brady never would have played. I’m not ready to anoint this guy greatest coach ever when it was pure dumb luck that got him the best qb of the last decade.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @sb: I don’t think you can call the 2007 defense very good if they can’t break up helmet catches.

    /SHAZZAM!

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    ulee says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Yea, I would never have taken a class with ee cummings unless I had met him in the flesh. I would be touching myself instead of reading his material and then signing up.

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    mir13 says:

    @Darkrose: I dunno about the car (although it *is* a German car), but Mick and Keef are deffo satanic. Don’t take my word for it. Just look at ’em, fer corn’s sake!

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    sb says:

    @PsiFighter37: There was a program on the NFL network, I think it’s called “NFL Life” or something and Belichek was profiled. I got sucked in, ended up genuinely liking the guy (and yeah, I hope to get over that soon) but anywho, Belichek and Brady are talking prepping for the Ravens and they are just worshipping Ed Reed (no other word for it). “We can’t fool him”… “Don’t even try…” “He reads the quarterback perfectly”… before the game, Belichek says hello, says he can’t believe he made the play he did the previous week and calls him the best free safety who ever lived. Good stuff, to be frank.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @PsiFighter37: if dog the bounty hunter is any indication, the police on Hawaii 5-0 have misallocated resources.

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    @Omnes Omnibus:

    That is the thing with cats, you can be gone 5 minutes or 5 days and a dog will greet you at the door with “OMG I have missed you so much, I am so glad to see you, I thought you would be gone forever, I love you, I love you, I love you”. You walk in the door after 5 minutes or 5 days and the cat looks at you and greets you with “where the fuck have you been minion, my water bowl is almost empty and I may run out of food in a week”.

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    ulee says:

    Yippee, Patriots!

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    sb says:

    So this one is whining for attention right now. Priorities, people. Enjoy the game if I don’t make it back.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: “Oh it’s just YOU hairless ape. Attend to my needs, I shall continue with my nap.”

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @sb: I can’t get sucked into the mythology of it all. That why I really hate when Peter King gets over-reverential talking about football. It’s a goddamn game, it’s entertainment – I couldn’t care less who scores goddamn NFL films – it’s a fucking game that grown men get paid millions for; am I supposed to get a boner when there’s epic music playing through the highlight clips?

    So no, in short, never saw it, never plan to watch something like it. Heck, I think if there’s one thing the whole Manti Te’o episode proves, it’s that sports journalists are probably even worse than the hacks who work at joints like TMZ.

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    I had mom as a reference, only because Dad insisted I have reliable sources before he would hire me.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @PsiFighter37: I almost watched the show just because of the brunette. She was great in Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist and good comic relief in Thor, but the commercials keep me away.

    @Ted & Hellen: I get the whole stalker/dittohead thing youre aiming for, but please note that you’re the one who turned it sexual, and you’ve had more direct contact with Cole than the rest of us.

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    Raven says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: Hey, I was wanting to ask you about Shameless. We just started watching it and it is killin us! It says it’s a Channel 4 show. Pretty racy for regular TV.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    The Job, Really CBS???? No wonder I am going to Netflix for my TV entertainment.

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    I know unemployment is still kinda high, but do we need a show like The Job? Public, shaming, exploitative job interviews?

    Jesus wept.

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    @Raven:

    You should check out The Misfits on Hulu. Also a channel 4 show. Equal parts fucked up and hilarious.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @YellowJournalism: That’s where she looks familiar from. While I liked the movie concept, I really cannot stand music and movies that reek of emo-crap, and that movie was awesomely full of it (Juno was at a manageable level, which is why I liked it a lot more). Also, Michael Cera is the main reason the Arrested Development additional episodes/movie was held up for so long, so I dislike him a great deal. Fuckhead thought he could build a career off of Superbad…and then he just played the same awkward, lanky teenager who always happens to like indie rock in every movie thereafter.

    Excepting everything above, the Scott Pilgrim movie was kind of fun. Mainly to see that douchebag Brandon Routh play a douchebag vegan and get destroyed.

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    trollhattan says:

    Welker is all-world today. Don’t know if that’s enough, but it’s what’s working right now.

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    Yutsano says:

    @YellowJournalism:

    you’ve had more direct contact with Cole than the rest of us

    You can make this up to me with either brain bleach or Tylenol 3. Either will be acceptable.

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    geg6 says:

    As for NFL coaches who aren’t complete and utter assholes, I nominate Chuck Noll. Yeah, they called him the Emperor, but I never saw him act in any way without class, he was always turned out well whether at a game or IRL (unlike that slob Belichick), and he didn’t have tunnel vision about the game, having many outside interests that are lightyears away from football (collecting rare books and becoming a wine expert, fir just two). He also never cashed in by having his own tv or radio show, never appeared in commercials, and lived quietly here in the ‘Burgh after retirement. Classy guy.

    As for tonight’s game, I’m wishing there was a way for both teams to lose. I can’t think of two teams I detest more. Okay, there’s the Flyers, but that’s the wrong sport.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I’m going to shower at halftime, so I’d like to leave you all with appropriate halftime music while I’m cleansing myself.

    Rock on, fools.

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    geg6 says:

    As for NFL coaches who aren’t complete and utter assholes, I nominate Chuck Noll. Yeah, they called him the Emperor, but I never saw him act in any way without class, he was always turned out well whether at a game or IRL (unlike that slob Belichick), and he didn’t have tunnel vision about the game, having many outside interests that are lightyears away from football (collecting rare books and becoming a wine expert, fir just two). He also never cashed in by having his own tv or radio show, never appeared in commercials, and lived quietly here in the ‘Burgh after retirement. Classy guy.

    As for tonight’s game, I’m wishing there was a way for both teams to lose. I can’t think of two teams I detest more. Okay, there’s the Flyers, but that’s the wrong sport. I’ll be cheering for the Niners in two weeks, I guess. I find the Youngstown Mafia less objectionable than the Ravens or Pats.

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    mir13 says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Somebody here doesn’t want to share. C’mon, Spats, every KinderKid knows about sharing and caring. You try it this time. We’re all with you. And by all I mean those people here who have openly expressed their like of you (and you know who you are).

    Oh, right. Erm, carry on.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @geg6: The Flyers? You can’t mention sports teams that play in minor athletic leagues.

    Yes, I just said that, the NHL is not a major American sport.

    And that was a sneaky play by Danny fuckin’ Woodhead.

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    @geg6: As for tonight’s game, I’m wishing there was a way for both teams to lose.

    In our house, that’s called “Rooting for the meteor.”

    Go, meteor!

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    God you are really obnoxious.

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    geg6 says:

    Oh, and FYWP.

    I hate the mobile site. It’s always telling me my comment failed and then I see double or triple posts. Grrrrrrrrr!

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Yutsano: They don’t sell Tylenol 3 over-the-counter up here anymore, unfortunately. I’ll ship you a couple gallons of Clorox!

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    ulee says:

    Yay, Patriots!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @PsiFighter37: It’s party time, bitches. And by party time, I mean shower time.

    See you in the 3rd quarter!

    And that was shitty clock management by the Greatest Coach Who Ever Coached (TM).

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    Yutsano says:

    @geg6:

    I can’t think of two teams I detest more. Okay, there’s the Flyers, but that’s the wrong sport

    Heh. I just got this exact rant from a yinzer earlier today.

    @YellowJournalism: Well that bites. I guess the American export market was causing issues and Harper decided to pull a dick move.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Looks like Coach Harbaugh was irked there. I guess Jim would said GFY!

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    sb says:

    @BruceFromOhio: “Rooting for the meteor.”

    I’m stealing that line. No, I’m using and crediting BruceFromOhio.

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    @Raven: Sorry to say I know nothing about it. However I will say that C4 was considered “RACEY” from its inception.

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    Raven says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: Ah, I see. It’s been on for over a decade and there is a US version of it now. It’s set in Manchester and, with the subtitles, it’s hilarious.

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    Heliopause says:

    In case no one has brought it up yet, another day, another mass slaughter in the Land of Liberty.

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    Jay C says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Hey, “the brunette” from “2 Broke Girls” has a name: JFTR, it’s “Kat Dennings“, and she is not only tres hot (and Jewish too, just as a bonus); but has one of those marvelously anachronistic faces and figures (’40s film-noir femme fatale) that you don’t see much on TV.

    That said, her talents (and Beth Behr’s) probably aren’t optimally shown off in the show; which,pace The Dangerman:, isn’t quite a “Laverne and Shirley” knockoff. Even if Laverne and Shirley had been prone to lace their dialogue with p3nis and ma$turbation jokes….

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Heliopause: Jeebus, this AR-15 seems to be really popular. And yet, the NRA would like us all to believe that the only way to prevent these kinds of crimes is to give everyone AR-15s.

    Also, too, the pre-crime technology from Minority Report will keep us all safe.

    I really hate Wayne LaPierre. Shouldn’t we be able to make ‘Real Amurika’ hate him because of his French-sounding last name?

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    ulee says:

    Baltimore is feeling that long dark cloud coming down.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Heliopause:

    We’re a fun bunch, what with all our guns and opportunity to use them. This probably fell off the radar, too.

    Four bald eagles were found shot dead in a Granite Falls lake last week, and Washington Fish and Wildlife has posted a reward for information leading to the conviction of their killer.

    Officers suspect the birds were shot from their perches in the trees.

    “They dropped into the lake, and that’s where they were found floating,” said Department of Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Jennifer Maurstad.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/l.....obindomain

    The only thing that can stop an armed bad guy is an armed good guyeagle.

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    sb says:

    @Heliopause: Well, what’s truly important there is that the reporters get the gun, caliber and clips accurately described. /snark at NRA

    And seriously? Jesus Christ. A man, a woman, and three kids. Awful doesn’t begin to describe this.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Joe Flacco is kind of like Kyle Boller was supposed to be for the Ravens, except a bit more successful.

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    sb says:

    @ulee: As is damn near anyone watching this thing, amirite?

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    ulee says:

    Ravens can’t connect. Let’s see what Brady can do here.

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    ulee says:

    Running game helps.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    The thing I don’t get – are there really so many shitty defenses out there that NE can run up 40-50 points in a lot of their games? Their offense has never been that impressive, and when they go up against a semi-good defense, they tend to be that much less impressive (see: their 2 Super Bowl losses, games against Ravens in the playoffs, etc.)

    I honestly feel like SF is just going to destroy them. Tom Brady can’t play for all 53 players.

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    Raven says:

    @PsiFighter37: The rules are made that way.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    This game sucks. And it’s not because the defenses are good, either. It’s just mediocrity both ways. Tempted to fire up Diablo 3 and get some leveling up in while this snoozefest continues, and then come back for the final 2 minutes.

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    Raven says:

    @PsiFighter37: Downton Abbey in 28 minutes!

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Joe Flacco is kind of like Kyle Boller was supposed to be for the Ravens, except a bit more successful.

    Yeah. Flacco holds the NFL record for most regular season wins by a quarterback in their first five seasons and is the only quarterback in NFL history to win at least one playoff game in his first five seasons.

    Otherwise, yes, he and Boller are both white.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Would it be possible to be less successful than Kyle Boller? I don’t recall him doing a thing.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Anonymous At Work:

    Question: Are either or both the Harbaughs bigger assholes or more clueless than Bill Bellichek?

    If I said that all I need to know about Bill Belichik is that he’s best buds with Dave Pietramala, it would probably be lost on this crowd.

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    @trollhattan:

    Anyone who looks at a Bald Eagle and thinks “hmmm I think I will shoot that” aught to be locked up for life in a windowless cell because that kind of mind cannot be considered human.

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    ulee says:

    Ravens take the lead. The bastards. More boring football.

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    sb says:

    We (Denver and damned right I said ‘we’) outplayed the Ravens, too. We (see above) had that game won eight ways to Sunday.

    The Ravens are not going away in this game. It may be dull but this game will be close.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @burnspbesq: And you called someone else smug on a previous thread?

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    sb says:

    @burnspbesq: Lost on me. I had to google him. I still don’t know what I’m supposed to know. He coaches Lacrosse, they’re buds… and?

    Granted my research was less than extensive.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Corner Stone:

    OK, tell me who Dave Pietramala is and why I think he’s a jackass.

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    cckids says:

    @22over7: Hermione (my tortie), I believe could. She has more determination than any cat I’ve ever known, & completely dominates our household (3 cats, 1 dog) even though she’s by far the smallest. I’ve seen her go up to the comfiest ped bed, with one of the male cats sleeeping on it, & just stare. After 30 seconds or so, they startle awake, get up & leave it to her. She’ll settle down matter-of-factly, because she is the empress. I love her so much, mainly because of that attitude.

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    ZenHousecat says:

    Damn, Cole, you’re an Alpha Sig?! Not many of us around–Nu chapter (Berkeley) ’85 here, livin’ in NC.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @sb:

    Pietramala is the second-biggest dick in the world of college lax (Dom Starsia is number one).

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    Corner Stone says:

    @burnspbesq: How about you tell me what my balls taste like and I’ll tell you how a JHU LAX coach is relevant in some smug, yet completely stupid and irrelevant fucking way to an NFL head coach.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone:

    How about you tell me what my balls taste like and I’ll tell you how a JHU LAX coach is relevant in some smug, yet completely stupid and irrelevant fucking way to an NFL head coach.

    Wow, yer pretty salty tonight.

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    Raven says:

    Aite, DVR the rest and pick it up after the Abbey. This means I won’t get to listen to you weenies argue about some stupid shit.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Raven: Yep. Downton time.

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    sb says:

    @Corner Stone: (backing away from the conversation… slowly…)

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    Raven says:

    @sb: He’s all chrome and no go.

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    mainmati says:

    @CoastalMike: Already have 14 and are poised to get 21. But still early days as to who wins

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    sb says:

    @Raven: I just don’t want to be in the middle of that fight (CStone v. Burnespq and apologies for the spelling).

    I’m on west coast time so Abbey ain’t on for another three hours yet. Enjoy it, Raven.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I think I am going to watch that gun porn movie, The Matrix.

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    Corner Stone says:

    The Assassin, Bernard Karmel Pollard strikes again.

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    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    So, CS has already explained the relevance to you then.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone: no way, the replay clearly shows the new england rb spearing pollard with his helmet and knocking himself out.

    offensive players routinely lower their head and use their helmet as a battering ram but never get flagged for it.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Looks to me like the RB speared Pollard. Whomever hit who, that wasn’t pretty.

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    FridayNext says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    I thought it looked more mutual, myself, but same result.

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    Joel says:

    That hit by Pollard was sick. As in, it induced that feeling in me.

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    mainmati says:

    Fraternities are for losers. Sorry, I’m from the 1970s and maybe frats are different now but back then they were mostly reactionary no-nothing or elitists orgs. Sororities were no better.

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    Baud says:

    I never thought I’d utter these words, but Flacco looks good.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Looks like them Patriots are gonna lose.

    Although it’s the worse of 2 evils, I hope people will start seriously considering that Tom Brady, not Bill Belichick, is responsible for the Patriots’ success. In other words, you can only get so far with a good quarterback; you actually need personnel on both sides of the ball as well.

    Still think the Niners will win it all.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @gogol’s wife:

    And you are really pathetic.

    I think the blog needs both, don’t you?

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    Pats need a really quick score or they are done

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    sb says:

    Well, that oughta do it.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    I think that’s prolly all she wrote. Let the Harbowl talk begin.

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    Joel says:

    Oh well, go Niners, I guess.

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    FridayNext says:

    What a wussie little play that was. Brady and the Pats deserve to stay home.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    Can we pile on Beady as history’s biggest choker like we did for manning?

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    The Dangerman says:

    Fat lady hasn’t sung yet; just clearing her throat.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    The game’s over.

    Hope the Niners win. But from a political standpoint, a true-blue blue-state, heavily blue city will win the Super Bowl. Reason enough for celebration?

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    @mainmati: Sororities had chicks, I thought that was pretty cool all by itself.

    Pats are kinda fucked, I’m looking forward to these Gaia-damned birds getting crushed by the 49’ers.

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    ulee says:

    This isn’t looking good. Damn those Ravens. Bunch of familiars.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Well, maybe not over yet for sure. Don’t understand how you go 3-and-out in less than a minute. That was stupid.

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    Trinity says:

    Cole. I am a Ravens fan.

    I love you anyway.

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    Mark B. says:

    Dumb clock management by the Ravens.

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    Mark B. says:

    Dumb clock management by the Ravens. They really should have just run the ball.

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    Mark B. says:

    FYWP

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    The Dangerman says:

    Alright, now for the Prevent defense. Egads.

    ETA: Fat lady doing scales now.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Brady in the Superbowl? Nevermore, nevermore!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Now it’s over. Maybe the Ravens will decide to burn a little more clock this time around.

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    @PsiFighter37: Ummm. It’s over. Two possession game, and that expects a successful 2-pt conversion. Pats ain’t been flying those colors tonight.

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    FridayNext says:

    @BruceFromOhio:

    A couple of weeks ago I kept hearing people say they were looking forward to Denver crushing the Ravens.

    This week everyone was saying how much they were looking forward to the Pats crushing the Ravens.

    People keep using that word “crushing.” I don’t think you folks mean what you think it means.

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    FridayNext says:

    @BruceFromOhio:

    A couple of weeks ago I kept hearing people say they were looking forward to Denver crushing the Ravens.

    This week everyone was saying how much they were looking forward to the Pats crushing the Ravens.

    People keep using that word “crushing.” I don’t think it means what you folks think it means.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @FridayNext: Are the Patriots still 9 1/2 point favorites?

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    For the record, I canNOT root for the Ravens. Sorry Seahawk fans this Browns fan will NOT debase himself for the birds! (I used to live in San Jose during the 49er glory years, so I can cheer for the Niners)

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    Mark B. says:

    Hey hey, na na goodbye.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: omfg, will you grow up or grow away? every fucking thread let’s talk about poor little stagger lee, hurt Browns fan.

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    The Dangerman says:

    The line was Pats +9.5? Shit, that’s bet the paychecks time.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Tom Brady has mysteriously turned into Matt Schaub.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Anything that makes Bill Simmons choke on his own tongue is good with me. Just disgusted it was a Harbaugh that made it happen.

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    Badmoodman says:

    How was that Pollard helmet-to-helmet hit on Ridley that caused the big fumble not a penalty? NFL rules are nonsensical and unenforceable consistently.

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    2liberal says:

    The Pats needed a play to win this game. This time it is the Ratbirds making the plays. I personally thought Ridley was down – didn’t his forearm hit the ground before the ball came out?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    You haters can throw feces everywhere but someday when they’re NOT talking about Tom Brady being the greatest quarterback in the history of the universe, you can thank the Ravens.

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    @FridayNext: Hmm interesting. I’ve been underground, so haven’t paid much attention since the games last week. It was pretty much foregone (to me anyway) that Falcons would fall, and that the Pats/Ravens would be a toss-up … yeah yeah, favorites and Vegas line and all, but shut up and play already.

    You raise a good point thought, in these victories the key stat has been turnovers. Broncos were favorites but, uh oh, turnovers. Falcons were hot coming in, but turnovers. Now Patriots are going home (short drive tonight, fortunately) because of … turnovers.

    So I’ll go out on a small branch and say, whoever turns it over more will lose in 2 weeks. Ravens and ‘Niners are both really good teams, and the determinant from my view is ‘Niners turning it over to Ravens D. Keep that stat zero, and it’s SF’s game. Turn it over, even *once*, and these Gaia-damned birds are the champs.

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    Joel says:

    Some part of me wants the Ravens to win the Superbowl, because at least their fans stab each other, and not fans of other teams.

    And whenever the Patriots piss me off with a crushing loss, I remember his SOTU appearance in 2004 and it comforts me some that Brady is taking the loss. Love/hate relationship, if you will.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I’m pretty sure those two yoinks against the Gints may count for a little as well.

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    Badmoodman says:

    @BruceFromOhio:
    “I’ll go out on a small branch and say, whoever turns it over more will lose in 2 weeks”

    That’s a dry twig.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone:

    I’m pretty sure those two yoinks against the Gints may count for a little as well.

    You’d like to think so but as early as 10 minutes before this game started, the pregame show experts were in agreement that Brady is the greatest quarterback EVER.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Go Fuck Yourself!!! I knew I should have paid your mother extra to slap you around, when I was at that Baltimore bordello.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @2liberal: some can explain that. The NFL hates fumbles. I’m happy that was a fumble. But then I believe that the ground can cause them, despite proclaimations to the contrary.

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    Mark B. says:

    @2liberal: the ball was already loose because his knee dislodged it just before his elbow was down. It was very close. If he hadn’t been knocked unconscious he would have easily kept control.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    We’re going to the Superbowl. Get over here, lil stagger lee and lemme taste those sweet sweet tears!

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    The Dangerman says:

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over…

    /dandy

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    @Joel: Some part of me wants the Ravens to win the Superbowl, because at least their fans stab each other, and not fans of other teams.

    LOL. Dude, low bar much?

    @Badmoodman: That’s a dry twig.

    Indeed, it is. Best NFL of the year is past us now, alas.

    Niners by 4.

    @Just Some Fuckhead: … the pregame show experts were in agreement that Brady is the greatest quarterback EVER. Those vertically fornicated ex-jocks are just-well paid fanboys. They’ll say whatever they are told to say.

    Kinda like a DC pundit.

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    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    I was thinking it would be Eli Manning

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    Corner Stone says:

    @The Dangerman:

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over…

    Someone already did that for Ridley…

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I’ll take the Niners in 2 weeks.

    That said, I will be very happy once I can stop hearing about how fucking awesome John + Jim Harbaugh are.

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    sb says:

    On turf where the Niners have played twice.

    Line predictions? I think Niners by 6 and maybe 7 for openers.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Not really. I hate the Pats. Fuck those fucking guys.
    I just hated the Harbaughs more.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    Post-game “look how humble I am” religious displays are awesome!

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    FridayNext says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    No idea. I prefer my sports predictions qualitative not quantitative.

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    FridayNext says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    No idea. I prefer my sports predictions qualitative not quantitative.

    Added: I am double posting all night. Sorry.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    stagger lee, hurt Browns fan.

    Agreed. Bring the Colts back to Baltimore and we’ll talk about the Browns.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Well, they’re all fucking idiots. Mainly because a) there are QBs who won more than Brady (like Joe Montana), and b) New England hasn’t won it all since 2004. That’s 9 years ago…a pretty long fuckin’ time.

    I am telling you, when Brady retires, the whole house of cards falls apart.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    That said, I will be very happy once I can stop hearing about how fucking awesome John + Jim Harbaugh are.

    Each took this team to the championship game last year and the Superbowl this year. That’s pretty fucking awesome.

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    Joel says:

    As is customary when the Patriots are not in the Superbowl, I’m rooting for the meteor strike. I would expect no less of others.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: You’ll be tasting something all right, and it ain’t Fisherman’s Wharf Sourdough! ;-)

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    Green Caboose says:

    The Patriots Lose!!!!! Yes yes yes!!! At least one more year in which we don’t have to hear the NorthEast-centric Sports Media ™ declare that BELICHECK AND BRADY ARE THE BEST EVER. They tried SOOO hard to do so back in January 2008. Indeed, Peter King declared the 2007 Pats the best team of the decade despite their super bowl loss.

    Gotta say, VERY IMPRESSED with John Harbaugh’s team. 28-13. ZERO POINTS by the Pats in the second half. Freaking amazing. There were NO BLITZES in the second half. I love blitzes, but it worked for the Ravens. Just a great job.

    And what about Jim Caldwell. In a year where the NFL got back to their segregationist roots (how many black coaches has Jerry Jones hired? None? Yeah, that makes sense) Jim Caldwell turned the Ravens offense around. Good for you, Jim.

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    FridayNext says:

    @PsiFighter37: @BruceFromOhio:

    Very well put.

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    Corner Stone says:

    “Tommie!! Tommie!! Wait for me!”
    /slight Brazilian/German accent

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    Badmoodman says:

    Adding injury to insult:

    An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck by a San Francisco 49ers fan outside the Georgia Dome during an altercation after Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported.

    Witnesses told Channel 2 that the victim punched the 49ers fan, and the 49ers fan responded by stabbing the Falcons fan in the throat area.

    The injured fan was taken to a hospital, but his condition was unknown as of Sunday evening.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Mainly I hate storylines that enable lazy-ass sportswriters to jizz themselves nonstop for 2 weeks.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    It’s less than 10 minutes after the game is over and they’re touting Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh. Gonna be a long two weeks.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: You should thank us for liberating your shitty team from a Cleveland shithole and turning it into a winner.

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    Joel says:

    I see that the Onion took down their “Ben Roethlisberger is on the cusp of being a decent human being” article. Maybe they’re busy substituting Ray Lewis’ name in there.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    Mainly I hate storylines that enable lazy-ass sportswriters to jizz themselves nonstop for 2 weeks.

    whatevs. knobslobbering is a sportswriter’s job.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Badmoodman: How did the 49ers fan fly across country with the knife?
    One wonders.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Pretty much explains why a college student writing on Deadspin can scoop everyone on Manti Te’o. Not only are they asskissers, they are lazy as shit.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Bernard.Karmel.Pollard.

    That’s the difference in this game. Period.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Shut up Ray Lewis. Just retire already and go into the Churchhood.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    …jizz themselves nonstop for 2 weeks.

    I surely hope they get knew keyboards afterwards.

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    Joel says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Agreed on that, and no one does it better than Phil Simms. Really good tongue action there.

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    ulee says:

    Congrats to the Ravens. Those dark souled cawing doublecrossing feathered familiars who shall be squashed by our gold seeking all american gold diggers.

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    rikyrah says:

    the Patriots lost!!!!

    yeah yeah yeah!!!!

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Corner Stone:

    How about you stop being a smarmy, ignorant ass? Just for one day.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @burnspbesq: How about you tell us how in the fuck Bill being friends with a JHU LAX coach is relevant to any assessment whatsoever?
    IOW, how about you shut your god damn stupid smug bitch fucking mouth you fucking stupid god damn piece of shit?
    Now go fuck yourself.

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    lucslawyer says:

    Say what you will about the Harbaugh boys, they have teams that give everything and more for them and isn’t that what you want in a HC?

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    The Football Gods brought their odd justice to the conference championship games. Last year, the 49ers & Ravens would have been in the Super Bowl but for a couple of fluke mistakes each: A muff & a fumble by a punt returner for the 49ers, a dropped TD and a shanked FG for the Ravens.

    For fans of those teams, this has to feel pretty good.

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    2liberal says:

    Cole, i want to thank you for rooting for the Patriots. I KNEW I could count on you. This gives me some solace in this dark hour.

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    Dr. Squid says:

    @CoastalMike:

    Dick Vermeil did pretty well for himself. His grinning mug still greets you on the Walt Whitman Bridge, and he hasn’t coached there in thirty years.

    On the get to but not win the Super Bowl, I give you Bud Grant and Marv Levy.

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