NFL Football Sunday 12/26/09

December 29, 2009
Just 1 more regular season weekend. Most of the playoff picture is set, just have to be patient for the playoffs.

Games I watched – Not the most exciting weekend football wise for me. Just watched the Denver Philly game and the some of the Oakland Browns. Philly always have a good ending to their seasons. I’m interested to see what they can do this year in the playoffs. I’ll give props to McNabb because he has been around for a long time doing very well, but those years gotta be coming to a close eventually. Only so many chances left.

Other high notes

Colts join the Saints in being defeated this season. I do NOT agree with the benching of P. Manning though. Maybe when its guarentee win. I agree with the sports writers in saying how does this help their season.

The NY Giants did not make the playoffs and also lose badly for the last time in their current arena.

While watching the Denver Philly game Jim Nantz and Phil Simms brought up a chip in the football to be used for football position. I was wondering if this was ever discussed because I know I have thought of it before. While watching Pardon The Interuption, Tony and Michael have even mentioned machines to determine  ball and strike territory in baseball.  All cool neat stuff and leads to what is important and that is getting the call right. It could even lead to speeding up games. Something which I think any fan would be happy about. In addition to a chip in the football I imagine electronics on players jerseys to determine touch and downing on the ground. The human touch would still be needed for many calls but why not use tech if it helps. Now if only any of this advanced tech could help officiating in the NBA.

and finally

The Kings lost 2 overtime games in a row to the Cavs and the Lakers. Tough losses. c’mon NFL playoffs!

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NFL Football Sunday 12/19/09

December 22, 2009
The playoffs are almost here. Still some excitement left for the normal season though. And there are still some interesting playoff races going on.

Games I watched – What I wanted to watch was the San Diego Chargers vs Cinci Bengals. I was stuck with the 49ers or another Raiders game. I elected to watch the 49ers lose their playoff hopes. Also watched bits and pieces of the Sunday and Monday night game. Let’s see in old man Favre and Peterson can fix things up for the end of the season and the playoffs.

Other high notes

An undefeated Saints vs Colts meeting is now kaput. It was exciting while it lasted.

Titans are alive and in the playoff race. Good job Vince Young. I commented on Young in my first post. Happy that things turned out well for him.

Chris Henry passed away on Dec 17 aged 26. He fell out of a moving truck in a domestic dispute. Its always a shame for anyone to go. Even more sad especially since reportings of good behaviour by the young wide reciever were coming from Bengals camp.

More sad news this from the NBA. Its old news but I did want to mention Greg Oden. He injured his left knee on Dec 5 and is now out for the season. Second time he has sustained a season ending injury. I hope that this guy is able to put some productive injury free seasons sooner that later.

and finally

I just saw highlights of the Sacramento Kings beat the Bulls on the road after being 35 points. Go kings.

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NFL Football Sunday

December 14, 2009
Another Sunday in the books and we’re getting closer and closer to the playoffs.

Games I watched – Cinci vs Minnesota. I was really excited to get to watch this game. If I had to pick a non homestate (Cali) team it would probably be the Bengals. Chad Ochocinco never fails to entertain. Too bad Carson and the Bengals stunk up the place. Good for Peterson and old man Favre to crush a good team. Also watched the Sunday Night New York vs Philly. Exciting game but the NYG defense was cringing at times. Absolutely no pressure on McNabb at all. Cool of Andy Reid to use Vick alot too.

Other high notes

Most of the media and football nation is happy to say that Cowboys suck in December and Chargers do not.

Colts and Saints still undefeated.

Close playoff race in some spots. I’m rooting for Miami to get in which would be funny for many as that means the Patriots crumble at the end of the season.

and finally

Monday Night Football tonight is Arizona vs 49ers. The Californian in me is excited. And also expecting to get killed by the Cards. Hopefully the 49ers can put up a good fight.

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NFL Football Sunday

December 7, 2009

Great great games on today and also a bonus SEC Championship game on Saturday. And I wasn’t able to watch any of it. Unfortunately. I did catch some of the Raiders Steelers game though.

Games I watched – None. I must wait until next Sunday for my football fix.¬† Just some of the Pitt Raiders game but I can’t really count that. see below. I still had

Other high notes

Raiders beat another good team

When I was able to catch the game the Raiders were surprising the Steelers with a lead in the fourth. I had to leave right when Steelers took the lead, scoring a TD. Watching Sportscenter as soon as I got the chance after arriving home I was definitely surprised to find Mike Tomlin and Ben Rothlisberger talking about a loss. The Raiders just beat the Bengals and now last years champs the Steelers. Polamalu was still out due to injury though. I just realized that I haven’t been able to catch the highlights for this game yet. Meanwhile fellow bay area team 49ers mismanage the game clock at the end of their game to allow a game winning field goal by Seattle.

Vick scores twice in Atlanta

Michael Vick returned to Atalanta for the Philly Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons. Bird fight. Fans responded well and Andy Reid actually used Vick. Vick even went on to score a passing and rushing TD. It really is weird how the Eagles show some fight this time of the season every year. I was all down on Mike Vick went dog-gate happened. But I’m happy to see him get a 2nd chance and continue to be more productive. Phil won.

Undefeated

Saints remain undefeated in exciting fashion. Looked like time mismanagement to me by Washington but its been that kind of season for the Saints. And it definitely has been that kind of season with the Redskins. Would have been a funny end to the Saints streak from a lost to a team with a coach that has been stripped of playcalling duty. Colts also stay loss free with a win over a lackluster Titans matchup. Good thing I didn’t get around to writing a what to watch with a highlight of this game.

Speaking of undefeated, the Patriots lost back to back games with the 2nd being the Miami Dolphins. Wildcat! I really hope Miami makes a run toward the playoffs so we get to so the wildcat in the playoffs.

and finally

old man Favre lost to old man Kurt Warner. Monday Night Football tomorrow is Ravens vs Packers. Might seem like a boring game to some people but some cool stuff to look for. Ray Rice is the Ravens running back and he’s 5 ft 8. Small size for a RB so yay for the short guy. Ray Lewis is still a beast. Aaron rodgers gets sacked a lot. He’s also got a good QB rating when he’s not sacked. Some say he holds the ball to long (me!), some say the o line sucks. Probably a combination of both. You can decide come MNF.

SEC, BCS, Tebow

The college great Tim Tebow and the Florida gators lost handily to Alabama and Nick Sabin in the SEC championship game. There were tears. Missed this game too unfortunately. I don’t know much about the BCS and college football . I spent a chunk of time again today wiki’ing the BCS, bowls, and conferences. I remember doing this before. Hopefully the BCS and college football will be a little easier for me and everyone else to understand at some point. Regardless the Bowl games and BCS championship game deliver. BCS champ game was announced as Alabama vs. Texas.

My crappy short video game review – Gears of War

Game was really short. Came out a while ago. Solid shooter but nothing new or too crazy. Can’t speak for multiplayer because don’t have live. I kept thinking their is not nearly enough action going on for War to be used in the title of this game. I’d even say just from playing the first GoW game and Halo 1&2 that Halo seemed better. Oh I did really like the active reload mechanic. Nonetheless solid and fun game and I’m looking forward to the 2nd in the franchise. Might tackle Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion next. But the game is massive and I’m guessing time committing so we’ll see.

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