Sunday, October 08, 2006

Painful

At the end of halftime of the Browns game today, the TV announcers walked through a montage of Cleveland's "rich history", talking about the Brown's teams of the 50s and 60s, then touching on the teams of the 70s and 80s. My daughter asked why so much time was spent discussing the pre-70s teams. She asked, "Were they good then?" I told her that they were the best of the best.

She's a smart cookie. She then asked, "And now, they're just wimpy?"

Yes.

And, although my daughter's football intelligence is growing, it's not for some others, meaning it is time for some Idiot of the Week awards:

Win - Dennis "Hands" Northcutt. He tries to catch a pass at the line of scrimmage with his shoulders. Pity his shoulders don't have fingers made for grabbing the ball. Ball bounces off his shoulder pads, straight to a defender, who catches it and runs it in for a touchdown. "Hands" is gaining a reputation for this consistent level of idiocy.

Place - The Browns, due to penalties. I only saw the second half. In that half, a holding call nullified a good rushing gain by Frye, after which the play calling became, well, predictable. On defense, a defensive holding call thwarted a "three and out" stop, which Carolina ended up converting into their last field goal. Messy.

Show - the Browns/Panthers announcers. At one point, they started a statement by saying "when teams are this evenly matched...". I'm sorry, they were not. Carolina's offense gave a poor showing. The announcers were being gracious to the Browns fans, but it was a lie.


Honorable Mention - the Carthon/Frye tag team. Is Carthon that bad, or does Frye make Carthon limit the game plan? I'm thinking it's the former, as Carthon was just as bad last year with "capable" quarterbacks, and give the same excuses. Anyway, if you know Frye is still learning how to make smart decisions against NFL defenses, why constantly put him in the position of having only one chance to win, and more likely, set him up to fail? Dumb.


Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's back to Florida I go....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya know...I am in pain after this weekend too, and like you, I did it to myself.

The difference is this: My pain, I believe, made me a better man. Yours, well...bread and circuses...

I'm just teasing. Posting pictures of my pain on my blog.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, are you going to root for the Cards or the Mets in this next series?

I think Carthon is allowed to control too much also. Give Frye a chance. Carthon's track record, frankly, sucks.

Quipper said...

Mets. But, I'm an all-NL fan right now. I don't like the Tigers or A's, but am very happy that the Skankees are out of the picture.

Scottius Maximus said...

Quipper!

What is it about the Browns' receivers that they can't catch. Isn't that what one is supposed to do in that profession? I remember the "Braylon Edwards Incident" in the fourth quarter of week one that might have cost you all the game.

Mets. Spoken like a true New Yorker.

Jonathan said...

Hey, baseball season is over (in Philly!)... :-)

But, what about those Eagle's and T.O.'s disappointing 'homecoming' yesterday? Do you guys 'out there' even catch any of that action? I was camping, but couldn't miss tuning in to that game...

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Oh, everybody hears about T.O. He makes sure we do. ;) On the other hand, I was watching highlights from the game on one of the NFL report shows, and my main thoughts were that my brother-in-law (a Dallas fan) was probabaly yelling and throwing stuff at the TV.

I also heard on Glenn Beck this morning that T.O. was burned in effigy in Philly before the game. Burning someone in effigy is one of Glenn's 5 reasons to nuke a city. Fortunately, Glenn thinks at least two out of the five should be filled before you push the button. :)

Quipper said...

Scottius: I know, why call them 'receivers' if they are just bumblers? And I've never been to NYC. It's a Julio thing.

Jonathan: agree with Barb, we can't help but hear about t.o. (he doesn't deserver upper case initials any more).

Barb: good thing Glen requires two requirements to be fulfilled. Otherwise, it "wouldn't be prudent". :-)

MyUtopia said...

Lol, At least the browns are better than the Lions, who were never good.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of nuking a city....

lol