Sports radio guy and notorious pants salesman DAMON AMENDOLARA breaks it down: RICK PERRY is the Houston Texans: meaning he has no chance. NEWT GINGRICH? The Baltimore Ravens: a long shot to win, has a shaky reputation, known for making bad decisions in the past. Broncos? That would be the Tebow-ish RICK SANTORUM: preachy, really conservative, and we're all ready for his exit.
We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet another miraculous Tim Tebow victory last night. (Oh, wait, right: the good people of western Pennsylvania voted for this asshole.) And so now the rest of us in New England have another week of wondering what role destiny has in store for us: are we the Turks sent to crush Tebow's NFL crusade yet again? Or are we just a walk-on Goliath being built up for David's pentultimate magic trick?
To the age-old tendency to watch a football game with the TV sound down and the radio sound up, the mavericks at FOOTBALLZ TALK have added the option of watching Monday Night Football with the TV sound down and your laptop sound up. Even though it is probably some techical violation of that thing they read at the beginning and end of every NFL broadcast, these dudez have spent the last two seasons doing for the NFL what MST3K did for bad movies.
Week 12 is upon us, the Thanksgiving has passed, and while we have feasted and fattened, the NFL has trimmed itself down to a small number of teams who could legitimately get to the Super Bowl and win. Tonight we will watch two of those teams so it should be exciting.
The New Orleans Saints are awesome. There is little argument with that.
The New York Times's 5th Down Blog has done the math, and it turns out that the Patriots had a better chance to win the game by going for it on 4th and 2 from their own 28 than they would have if they'd punted:
With 2:00 left and the Colts with only one timeout, a successful
conversion wins the game for all practical purposes.
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
- Belichick thug flattens NFL camerman. Too late. The game is already on tape. [Deadspin]
- Twitter results for "Bill Belichick has been playing too much Madden" [Twitter]
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- Chris Mortensen: "Belichick's worst moment since Cleveland" [Twitter]