Monday, November 06, 2006

Football musings

Just when yesterday looked like it was going to be less than pleasant, everything worked out for the best. The Giants certainly did not look great, especially when they were actually trailing Houston, but somehow the Giants got the job done and came out with a 14-10 victory, which puts them atop the NFC East with a 6-2 record. And then there was the Cowboys-Redskins game. The downside to that game was that t.o. caught a TD. But there were so many other good things, like t.o. celebrating by pretending to take a nap in the endzone (he feel asleep in a team meeting, then claimed he has a sleeping disorder), which violates the league rules on TD celebrations, so the Cowboys got penalized 15 yards on the kickoff. Parcells was really happy about that. And then t.o. dropped a perfectly thrown pass that would have been a TD, which would have basically won the game. And then there was the finish. With the score tied 19-19 and time running down, the Redskins missed a 49-yard field goal, then Dallas went right down the field to have a 35-yard field goal attempt by the most accurate kicker of all time. That should have been the last play of the game, but the Redskins' Troy Vincent blocked the field goal, Sean Taylor picked up the ball and returned it about 30 yards, AND the Cowboys got flagged 15 yards for a facemask penalty. As a result, the Redskins got a chance at a 47-yard field goal with no time on the clock to win the game. That time Redskins kicker Nick Novak was on target, and the Redskins won 22-19.

It was a good day.


Blogger Ray said...

Time out for an important announcement. Clemens and Pettite may pitch for the Yankees next year. That is good news.

11/07/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger WCharles said...

Now here we were--getting along just fine, rejoicing in the Giants' success and the Cowboys' misfortune--and you just had to go and spoil it by bringing up the Yankees.

I figured Pettite was not going to be back and the Astros would decide that whatever they would have to pay Clemens would be better spent on fixing the bullpen (which was really bad this past season) and/or finding some bats, but for both of them to go back to the Evil Empire is NOT good news.

11/07/2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

OK, we'll compromise. You keep Clemens and we'll take Pettite.

11/08/2006 6:29 AM  
Blogger WCharles said...

If I was only an Astros fan, I would consider your offer of compromise feasible. However, as a Red Sox fan, I cannot agree to any proposal that might benefit the Yankees. ;-)

11/08/2006 10:53 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

What if Clemens goes to Boston? That would be interesting.

11/09/2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger WCharles said...

That would be interesting. I don't know if the Red Sox fans would welcome him back. I think there is a chance of that because I think most fans know that Clemens wanted to stay in Boston and it was Dan Duchette that forced him out. What would seal the deal for the fans is if the Yankees make an offer to Clemens but he turns it down to sign with Boston. :-)

11/09/2006 11:37 AM  

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