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Monday, January 24, 2011

Packers-Steelers For The Vince




It will be the Packers and the Steelers in the Super Bowl. Those are the two teams I thought would win and those are the two teams that a lot of you thought would meet in two weeks time in Dallas.

Just some thoughts on both games...

---Jay Cutler's injury had better be one that is quite severe. Others have played with knee injuries when its not a championship game, but I think Cutler for the 2nd time this year gave up on his teammates. Remember that Sunday night game when he got sacked nine or ten times in the first half and then didn't come out for the 2nd and they said he had a concussion. He was questioned then and many are questioning him after he wasn't seen on crutches. Several current and former NFL'ers also tweeted that Cutler needed to get back out there.

---Without Cutler, a legend was just about born. Did anyone know that the Bears had a quarterback named Caleb Hanie? He was the best QB the Bears had. He just about brought them back. It would have been the biggest Chicago football story since Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in one game at Polk High had he brought the Bears all the way back.

--Where does Aaron Rodgers fit into the equation when it comes to the best QB's in the NFL. Could he be 3rd behind Brady and Manning? Is he better than one or both of those guys? People in Green Bay know the right move was made when Brett Favre was cast aside. Rodgers is legit and he isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, he may get better.

Did you see Mark Sanchez wipe a booger on backup quarterback Mark Brunell? If not.......








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Were the Jets not ready to go? They were awful in the first half and great in the 2nd half. Pittsburgh didn't win that game as much as the Jets lost it. The lead was simply too much to overcome.
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Like Aaron Rodgers, where does Ben Roethlisberger fit in the equation of quarterbacks. He doesn't throw for 300 plus yards and three touchdowns on a routine basis, but he is going to his 3rd Super Bowl in six years. The only one to have done that in recent memory is one Mr. Brady.
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Was Sanchez's hand going forward on the fumble return TD Pittsburgh had. I think that was one of those cases where the call on the field is what mattered and that it was too close to be overturned. If the refs call it an incomplete pass, it would have stayed that way.
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It had to be cold in Pittsburgh. When NFL super-ref Ed Hochuli has to cover up his mammoth arms, it had to be a tad chilly.
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The Packers are two and a half point favourites. Get ready for two weeks of constant dribble from Dallas. Has the FOX pre-game show started yet?
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Can someone please explain to me the ridiculous (and that's being kind) Tron CTV ads that are running during the football playoffs. Words can't describe how atrocious those ads are. What's the reasoning behind it? If its watch Global, its working!
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Have a good Monday!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That video of Sanchez is priceless. I think Brunell even asks him if he did it too.

Anonymous said...

RP says Durant played the GC with a bad hammie and that had it been a regular season game that he wouldn't have played. Fast forward to Jay Cutler who pulls the pin with a phantom 'knee' injury. It would seem as if we know what quarterback is tough and what quarterback isn't this morning.

Jason

Anonymous said...

Those CTV ads are the dumbest things I've seen. Get ready for another dose of them ad nauseum on SB Sunday.

Anonymous said...

All the ads are driving me nuts because I have seen them way too many times (the mute button helps a bit) as is the constant fading in and out of the play by play and colour commentary. Is this a CTV thing or do viewers in the US suffer through the same technical ineptness.

benjskramer said...

We'll never get "the facts". Fans always get kept in the dark on this stuff when the locker room closes ranks. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even let the media know the extent of the injury.

I know I wasn't there and I'm just a spectator, but my years of speactating tell me that I've never seen a guy who could wander up and down the sidelines and ride a bike that couldn't play in a championship game. Put a brace on it and go, or go to the locker room and stay there, or show me that you are hurt in some way at least. The only injury that I could confirm from what I saw was longface-itis.

Ben said...

Not that i'm a fan of the Bears or Cutler but TSN is reporting a torn MCL good enough reason not to play. And yes he did have a concussion earlier in the season.

Anonymous said...

I watched the games in HD on Access 511 it was the fox Ads not the same 4 ad that CTV had plus no technical stuff I really think its a CTV thing
dave S

Anonymous said...

Many players have played hurt when the chips have been on the line. Rod Pedersen revealed today Durant said he wouldn't have played in GC game today because of a bad hammie, but he did play. If Cutler was seriously hurt, why was he riding a bike? Why wasn't he on crutches? Why wasn't there a status report from the Bears. He quit! What an admirable quality in a quarterback.

Steve

Ben said...

Get your facts straight Steve he tried to ride the bike but was not able to. Ya he quit he was hit all year long playing behind the worst O-Line in football, and he quit in the NFC Championship game. Really? A torn MCL is a far cry from a bad hammie. Cutler did not quit!!

Anonymous said...

Hey!

I got beat up by my high school team's third-string quarterback once, so I think I'm qualified to determine whether an NFL quarterback quit on his team or not!

Cyber Geek

Glenn said...

Well , hip hip hooray for the Packers Mitch ! Great picture !