Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Sterger" spells "Regrets" backwards!

My wrist is slapped!
Isn't that awesome? Although with the meager $50K fine that Brett Favre received today, I wonder if he even regrets his creepy phone messages at all. (Thanks to my brother-in-law, Ted, for that ridiculously amazing piece of Football Scandal Trivia.)

Laila and Gabe...cute cousins :)
But let's backtrack for just a sec. Did everyone have a fabulous Christmas/Hanukah/insert-your-holiday-here? The fam and I just got back from Southern California and had a great time going to Disneyland with the kids and checking out the parents' freshly purchased house that they'll move in to early next year. Only three of us had horrible coughs that probably woke up the whole house every night. Oops, sorry about that, guys! Check out the kiddos holding hands....awwwww.

Sterger = Regrets
Ok, so back to Brett Favre if we must. If you haven't heard, he was fined $50,000 (which equates to just under FIVE MINUTES of playing time for him--his base salary is $11.6 million) for allegedly sending inappropriate voicemails and text messages to Jen Sterger back in 2008. Apparently, this whopping amount of money (ha, ha) will be used to--get this--help fund a new NFL training program for "workplace conduct." Really?? Really??? I'm sure all those huge guys will get a laugh out of that. I'm guessing that the league wants this to go away and go away FAST because if they had to fine guys every time someone sent an inappropriate text, they could probably fund a small country within hours. I'm just sayin'....

Favre has yet to pass his concussion test and it is unsure whether or not he will play in this week's game. Read a great article about the whole Sterger mess here.

In other news, coach Mike Singletary of the San Francisco 49ers has been fired for two disappointing seasons. The interim coach is Jim Tomsula who was promoted from Defensive line coach and will head the team in their last game this Sunday.  I know that 49er fans really won't miss him. Adios to you, Mr. Singletary.

The rest of mankind (or at least football mankind) is talking about the PLAYOFFS. As for me, I haven't really been able to wrap my head around it yet because of actual holidays and family time (I know, how dare I!!!) but I'll get my thoughts on that out to you soon.

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Molly on KRON 4 News!

Here is the interview in case you missed it:




If it doesn't work, go to http://www.kron.com and scroll down on the "Kron 4 News Video" Section until you get to where it says, "Vern Glenn Interviews Football Blogger Molly Anderson"

Thanks for all your support, everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 15, Ready or Not!

With Christmas coming in six days, three weeks left in the season, two out of three people sick in our house and what feels like the 17th straight day of rain (with no end in sight) we can't waste any time today! Why does it seem like this happens every freakin' year?? Jeez. I really am starting to look forward to the week after Christmas more than Christmas itself. I digress.

On a great note, however, yours truly will be on the local news on Tuesday December 21st at around 6:40pm PT on the KRON 4 newscast. Vern Glenn will be interviewing me about Chick 101 on live TV!! Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted!!

Games to watch today:

Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5) at Indianapolis Colts (7-6) 1pm ET
The Jags can possibly win their first division title (AFC South) in 11 years if they win today. Indy's Peyton Manning has been less than stellar this season--we'll see how it all goes down on the field.

New Orleans Saints (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4) 1pm ET
The defending Superbowl champs led by "Bad Hair" Drew Brees have been impressive as of late and seem to be hungry to hold on to their title. We'll watch him go up against Ravens Joe Flacco (awesome name) and see who wants it more!

Philadelphia Eagles (9-4) at New York Giants (9-4) 1pm ET
With both teams at 9-4 and tied for the NFC East lead this should be a great game all around. Michael Vick has been super impressive after coming back from a stint in prison. Side note: YES, Michael Vick, you are doing great--doing things no one ever expected you to do. Let's not RUIN it by talking about wanting to own dogs again in a televised interview!!!  Too soon, dude. Too soon. Perhaps you should wait until next season to go on Oprah and cry about how your new puppy gives you a reason to live. Which at this point you cannot do since you are court-ordered not to have any pets. That is all.


New York Jets (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) 4:15pm ET
With the Jets coming off of that hideous blowout last week against the Patriots and coach Rex Ryan pondering a QB switch from hottie Mark Sanchez to Mark Brunell, we'll see if he can hang on to his job this week.

In other news...

--Packers' Aaron Rodgers will not play this week due to his second concussion after last week's loss to Detroit. Neither will Grandpa Favre. His streak has been broken but now he's got a new one going: sitting out for two games in a row. 

--The TCF Bank Stadium is nearly ready for the Monday night Bears/Vikings game after the Metrodome ceiling collapsed from piled up snow last week.  

--I finally watched 'The Blind Side' last weekend and LOVED it. If you haven't already seen it, rent it this weekend! Michael Oher is my new fave player.


Until next time!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Weather Outside is Frightful...

I LOVE the snow...and my Bieber hair!
So by far the two coolest things that happened this weekend were the Patriots/Bears game played in a total blizzard and the roof collapsing on the Minnesota Vikings Metrodome stadium.

If you didn't see any of the Bears/Pats game, you missed Tom Brady and his Patriots crushing the Chicago Bears 36-7 in a freakin' crazy snowstorm. The temperature was 26 degrees with 30 mph winds. I mean, if I'm gonna watch football, this makes it a little more interesting! The best part was that on the RedZone channel, they kept cutting to the Chargers/Chiefs game in San Diego--which was 80 degrees and sunny. Apparently that made no difference to the Chiefs who got smoked by the Chargers 31-0. Ouch.

Now we come to the real story. I don't know how they managed to get this on video as it happened in the very early hours of Sunday morning, but it doesn't matter. Here it is! Watch as the snow on the roof of the Metrodome slowly breaks through the ceiling (I'm totally wondering why it's made out of what looks like plastic wrap, too) and then comes exploding down onto the field. The scary rumbling noises are amazing as well...


The Minnesota game will be played against the New York Giants in the Detroit Lions Stadium. This will give grandpa Favre's shoulder an extra day to heal since he injured it last week. Do the football Gods want to preserve his consecutive start streak? Maybe. Or maybe that's their way of saying, "RETIRE, or we'll dump this 2 ton pile of snow on your head!" That's what I think. More to come!
Until next time...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

TLC Show-Wedding Day Makeover

Feeding the giraffes post ceremony
So did anyone catch the show last night? It was silly but kinda fun to watch! They mentioned my blog but neglected to say the NAME of it. Oh well. Here are some awesome screen shots...

(Although my absolute favorite part is that in the lower right corner during the whole show, it says, "Losing One of My Giant Legs.")

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Nice.

Before and After
My step dad and I walking down the aisle
In any case, it was fun to do and it will be on again this morning at 11:30am PT/ET and again in reruns.

In football news there is a game tonight:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans 


Enjoy and until next time!

--Molly

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jets take a beating

I'm coming for YOU, Mark Sanchez!
#1-Soooo, the 'Game of the Year' turned out to be a massacre. The Patriots slayed the Jets 45-3 on Monday night. So does this mean that we aren't giving the Patriots enough credit or does it mean that the Jets aren't nearly as good as we thought they were? Maybe both. We have about three more weeks to find out.

#2-Also huge news this week: Albert Haynesworth of the Washington Redskins. Yahoo Sports reports that "the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history is now the highest-paid player to ever be kicked off his team in the middle of the season"!! 
So here's the story: Haynesworth signed an enormous deal last year to the tune of $100 million ($41 million guaranteed!!!!) and has proceeded to cop an attitude, bicker with the coach and miss several games for various reasons. It CAN'T be because of his paycheck, so why? Well, here is what 'Skins head coach Mike Shanahan says in his official statement:
"Despite the club's numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time. Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations. He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.
"[Monday], when Albert was at Redskin Park, he told our General Manager Bruce Allen that he [Haynesworth] would no longer speak with me. Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative."
Poor me and my millions....boo hoo
Whatever, dude. Get yourself together, AL!! So instead of dropping him like a hot potato like Randy Moss, the team has suspended him for his last four games. This means that he cannot collect the remaining salary for the season and can't be picked up by another team. Basically, they forced him into limbo. Kinda awesome but considering he's already made $34 mil this season, the $3.5 he'll lose next month will be sort of like a pesky parking ticket. I mean, how hard can it be to show up for practice and give it your best when you could be getting paid 100 MILLION DOLLARS??!! What a loser.

Ewwwwwww!!
#3-Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger added to his list of "broken body parts" when he broke his nose--big time--on Sunday night. This adds to the broken foot he's been playing on. Roethlisberger is one tough guy...when asked about his nose he said that at least it was distracting him from the broken foot! See the video here.

#4-The Cowboys are--gasp--3-1 with their new coach! Maybe those Football Wives can cheer up a bit now.

That's all for now, until next time!



Sunday, December 5, 2010

What To Watch: Week 13

Ok, so here's what to watch this week:

Morning games (1pm ET):
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
This AFC South rivalry should make for a good game. (To brush up on your AFC/NFC divisions, click HERE) The Jags are 6-5, the Titans 5-6 and have that new player we hear so much about these days...that's right! Randy Moss, our favorite outspoken offender of words will be suiting up to offend a whole new city. Also, if you missed it last week, the Titans' Cortland Finnegan got a hockey-style smackdown by Texans receiver Andre Johnson. Maybe it was because of that name? Jeez.

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Apparently AFC West rivalries are always good.

Afternoon Games (4ish ET):
Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers
San Diego is on a four game winning streak and Oakland is on a two game losing one. Let's see who wants the win more!

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta has won five in a row now with a record of 9-2. The Bucs are 7-4 with their loss last week to Baltimore so this is a pretty important game for both teams.

Sunday Night Game (8:20pm ET):
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
This is the game my husband keeps talking about. ("It's gonna be SOOOO good.") Ok, I'll take your word for it, but let's find out why, shall we?
Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger and Ravens QB Joe Flacco will duke it out to see who takes the win. Both teams are 8-3 with strong players. One to watch: See if Steelers linebacker James Harrison will incur yet another fine for his hard hits.

Monday Night Game (8:30pm ET):
New York Jets at New England Patriots
You used to be so hot, Tom
Another highly anticipated matchup. (Jets coach Rex Ryan called it the "marquee game of the year") But to me, it's just another 'Battle of the Hot Quarterbacks'! Jets QB Mark Sanchez leading his team against Patriots QB Tom Brady (or "Homeless Man" as I like to call him these days...You're a MILLIONAIRE, can't you afford a shave and a haircut? yuck.)
Both teams scored victories on Thanksgiving and they are tied for the NFL's best record at 9-2. Should be interesting!

Until next time,
Molly

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gone Fishing...

Our view from the Westin
Ok, ok, ok. You got me. I haven't been paying attention at all! But it's not my fault, I swear. The fam and I have been lounging on the beach in Maui for the past week. Actually, I would have watched way more games (they had big TVs out by the pool) but when you are chasing around a two year old, there isn't much time for anything else!! I have to say that football took a back seat but I'm home now (in the freezing cold rain, mind you) and catching up on all the news.

I'll have a post about the games to watch ready by tomorrow morning and do the regular recap of the weekend on Tuesday.

Until then, get ready to watch our wedding on TLC's 'Wedding Day Makeover' on Wednesday, December 8th at 5:30pm!

We got married in October at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Check it out, it should be pretty funny!

--Molly

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brad Childress Fired

Well, looks like this guy got his wish! Brad Childress was fired from the Minnesota Vikings this weekend after their record dropped to 3-7. I'll have my full report tomorrow. Read the full article about Childress here.
Until tomorrow!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stanley Cup Ruined By Girlfriend

Thanks to my girl over at SportsStoleMyMan, I give you this hilarious video of a girlfriend slowly torturing her dude by turning off the TV from another room while he watches the Stanley Cup. I'm almost weeping. Enjoy:

Tonight: Bears vs. Dolphins

Surprise, kids! There's a game on tonight! I decided to get myself in the mood for football by watching a couple of episodes of 'Football Wives' this morning on VH1 OnDemand. Whoa! Makes for some entertaining TV but also makes me look at the game from a whole new perspective. That counts as watching football, right?

Well, maybe not, but luckily you get to watch football tonight instead of the Real Housewives. I guess that's what the DVR is for! Tonight's teams are the Chicago Bears (6-3) and the Miami Dolphins (5-4). The Dolphins are using their third string QB, Tyler Thigpen (love the name, btw) because their first two were knocked out of Sunday's game with injuries.

Dolphin's coach, Tony Sparano (no, not Soprano but you can bet i'll be remembering it that way!!), tried to amp up the offense by putting in QB Chad Pennington on Sunday. Pennington hadn't played since he was sidelined by a shoulder injury in Week 3 of 2009. He lasted only 2 plays before getting a--you guessed it--season-ending shoulder injury. Then Coach Soprano, I mean Sparano, put in Chad Henne (remember him from last season, 'rhymes with Jenny') and he left in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Thigpen took over after that and looked solid, leading the Dolphins in a victory over Tennessee.

What to look for tonight: Chicago has a strong defense and they'll try to capitalize on Thigpen's inexperience and lack of practice. QB Jay Cutler and WR Devin Hester are the players to watch on the Bears. Another thing to look at before the game is this link to the Miami Dolphins website. OMG. I laughed out loud!!! Gloria Estefan and some other dude I should probably know doing a Faith Hill-esque dance-y sing-y Dolphins/Bears game football song!

***this was a way better version before the game...now the link is to some shady video, but you can still get the picture!!

PLEASE watch it...it will make you laugh. Hard. Highlights: Estefan doing "air guitar" and this little fabulous exchange: Estefan: "Show me some Spanish, baby!" Hairy guy:"ESTOS LISTAS PARA FOOTBALL!" 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! I just watched it again.

And I get told that MY shows are cheesy?

Until next time!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Michael Vick-Mr. MVP!!

The explosive Michael Vick
The two words on everyone's lips this morning will be MICHAEL and VICK. Apparently prison makes you a way better football player! He absolutely killed it last night scoring 6 touchdowns and crushing Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins 59-28. If someone you know has Vick on their fantasy team, they most likely have a glazed over look in their eyes can't stop giggling this morning.

Interestingly enough, it's the QB on the other team who is getting the big bucks this morning.  Remember last week when McNabb got benched by the coach stating he lacked the "cardiovascular endurance" to run fast plays? It seems he showed them by signing a $78 million, 5 year contract with the Redskins. It apparently doesn't matter that he's played his worst season on record and managed to get his ass kicked last night by the Eagles. Must be nice.

What to say to a dude: "That Michael Vick! I can't believe he scored 6 touchdowns in a single game!"

In other news:

#1- The BEST highlight, in my opinion, had to be from the Jaguars/Texans game on Sunday. It was the last few seconds of the game and the Jaguar QB threw a Hail Mary pass (meaning really freaking far down the field) to try for the touchdown. Some smart ass on the other team (Glover Quin) jumped up and batted the ball down in an "I'll show YOU who's boss" move......and it went RIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF A JAGUAR (Mike Thomas) WHO THEN STEPPED INTO THE ENDZONE FOR THE TD AND THE WIN. It was kind of amazing. You'll be seeing this clip for months to come. Listen to the announcers freak out:



What to say to a dude: "Do you believe that Hail Mary pass in the Jaguars/Texans game?? That was crazy!!" 


#2- Brett Favre is still hurt and in pain and everyone is still all concerned about his 'most consecutive starts' stat being in jeopardy. Give it a rest, already! Am I the only one who thinks he should just get the heck outta dodge and go fishing or something?? Jeez.
What to say to a dude: "Do you think Favre will finally get benched next week?"

#3- The Dallas Cowboys managed to break their 5 game losing streak with interim head coach Jason Garrett in charge. QB Jon Kitna had a good game. Whew! Now I can go back to not caring about them.
What to say to a dude: "Do you think the Cowboys will keep Garrett?"


#4- Tom Brady is still hot, still has Beiber hair and is still crushing it. His New England Patriots beat the Steelers 39-26.
It's best not to speak about Tom Brady to dudes. Ha.

And that's it, my people! Until next time!



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday Night's Game: Hair-On-Hair Action, Security Guard Goes Flying!

 So did anyone see last night's game? Many random things added up to a pretty entertaining game! And I only watched the last half...Here's what I saw:

The Steelers were up 20-7 (playing the Cincinnati Bengals) when I started watching, then they scored again so it was 27-7. Not that great, right? Right. My mind began to wander and I started noticing an excessive amount of hair going on--on both sides. And then this happened:



Hahahaha! The hair balls attacked each other! In case you care, the players are Troy Polamalu and Domata Peko. Hmmm, it seems they're both Samoan, love long hair and tackling people.

So then the Steelers started to fall apart and the Bengals started to catch up. Terrell Owens made a touchdown and BAM! Ran RIGHT into a security guard on the edge of the field who (obviously) wasn't paying attention.



BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry Mr. Security Guard, but I totally laughed out loud.

Aside from those gems, some guy on the Steelers got a penalty and his name is....wait for it....FLOZELL ADAMS. FloZELL? How did I miss him on my Best Names list?

Anyway, the Bengals almost caught up to the Steelers 27-24 but didn't quite manage to win it. Big Ben Roethlisberger sloppily led his team to a win.

Other news from the weekend:
The coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Wade Phillips, finally got the boot. They are doing miserably. They promoted offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett, to head coach. He's never held a head coaching job so everyone will be watching him closely in the coming weeks.

The Randy Moss saga continues as he has started practicing with his new team on Monday. However, in true Moss fashion he is refusing to speak with the media (he hasn't given an interview since Oct 13th) and has been fined $25, 000 by the NFL for refusing to speak with the media. It's either all or nothing with him, isn't it??

In what I like to call an episode of 'NFL Gossip Girl,' the Dolphins are accusing Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain of spitting in the face of Dolphin linebacker Channing Crowder. First of all....those NAMES!!! Are you kidding me?? I'll let you read about it in 'What's Hot This Week,' but I mean, come on. To anyone who doesn't think the NFL is a soap opera, think again!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last night! Maybe this football stuff is kinda entertaining after all...

Until next time!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Moss to Titans, Games to Watch Today

Titans Coach Jeff Fisher
So if you haven't heard by now, former New England Patriot/Minnesota Viking Randy Moss has been picked up by the Tennessee Titans. This whole saga is causing much turmoil amongst the announcers and reporters of the NFL. Mike and I were watching NFL Countdown on ESPN this morning (I know! I was actually interested!!! And we also figured out that if we put Cinderella on the laptop for Laila, we could get a few minutes of TV watching in. Ha.) and Chris Berman, Chris Carter, Mike Ditka and another guy were SO INTENSELY SERIOUS about discussing Randy Moss! Like they were all personally involved.
It was kind of a turn on, actually. In any case, the Titans have a bye week this week (meaning they don't play) so stay tuned for next week....EVERY.ONE. will be talking about Moss playing for the Titans. It's quite an accomplishment to be fired twice in less than 2 months!

The morning games have started, but I know you'll either be watching the RedZone Channel or the end of these games:

Mark Sanchez
NY Jets vs. Detroit Lions--Let's face it, Mark Sanchez is hot.

Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Atlanta Falcons


Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

These afternoon games are ones to watch:

Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles--(4:15 ET) See Peyton Manning vs. Michael Vick!

Kansas City Cheifs vs. Oakland Raiders--(4:15 ET) this is the first time in 12 games that the Raiders' game hasn't been "blacked out" on TV...meaning that they are playing pretty well and selling out the stadium. Unfortunately, it's pouring rain here in the Bay Area. Those games are always good to watch from home in front of the fireplace.

Me with Chris Berman!
And just for fun, since I mentioned Chris Berman, I had to show you guys this pic of us together when I had the amazing opportunity to attend the ESPY Awards a couple of years ago. Ha!!

Until next time!

Molly

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shameless Plug!!!

Ok, so the episode of Glee on next Tuesday (Nov 9th) will feature my amazing cousin, Cord Jackman and equally amazing family friend, Aaron Page in a group called "The Warblers." They will be singing a version of "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry! Yaaaaaaaaay!!!

It's already getting talked about by Perez Hilton! Awwwww, yeah:

http://perezhilton.com/2010-11-04-glee-preview-promo-darren-criss

Here they are...be sure to look for them!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Great Pics from the SF Ticker Tape Parade!

Just for fun....a little bit of what is going on here today!!!
Fear the Beard!

Moss Insults Mom and Pop Buffet

The loveable Randy Moss
Sooooo, Randy Moss has outdone himself this time.

Apparently, every Friday after practice, the Minnesota Vikings invite a local restauranteur to serve a catered meal to the team in their locker room. Seems like a nice, thoughtful thing to do....end of the week buffet served by some down-to-earth folks from your town. Not so for good 'ol Randy!

As confirmed by Tinucci's Restaurant and Catering co-owner Gus Tinucci (who was actually serving the players the food), Moss took one look at the spread and said, AND I QUOTE:

"What the _______ is this? I wouldn't feed this crap to my dog!!!"
...at the top of his lungs. DUDE. You JUST got hired to this new team. Brett Favre is falling apart in the corner and you are screaming about the food? There was talk about Moss saying how he used to have to 'eat this crap but now he has money.' Wow. Sounds like a humble guy.

(For the record, the catered meal consisted of chicken, pasta, ribs, veggies and other dishes. Witnesses say it was, in fact, good! But that's beside the point.) 

Listen to the interview in Tinucci's own words here. 

Tinucci reports that another player came up to him after the outburst and apologized to him. I'll keep you updated on who he offends next!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Favre Gets Pummeled, Cowboys Suck...

...AND THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!


Giants Win!!!
Last night the city of San Francisco went absolutely nuts when their home team beat the Texas Rangers 3-1. My husband and I had the rare pleasure of being out at a sports bar when this happened. Now THAT is when I really enjoy sports...when the entire place is screaming, jumping out of their seats and high-fiving total strangers! The bartenders popped some champagne and passed it around--twice! It made my hot fudge sundae even more enjoyable. This is their first win since 1954. The whole city is looking forward to the ticker-tape parade going through downtown SF tomorrow at 11am.
And now on to some football....


Favre all busted up
#1 This picture really says it all, no? Poor Brett Favre is just a hot mess these days. On Sunday, he got carted off the field after he received lacerations to his chin, requiring eight stitches. This is in addition to his broken foot from last week. This is ALSO in addition to the ongoing investigation involving former Jets host, Jenn StergerThe Vikings went on to lose to the Patriots 18-28.

Obviously, Favre is scheduled to start next week against Arizona. (Maybe you should TAKE A BREAK, big guy. I'm just saying...)

Miles Austin
#2 The Cowboys suck. I mean, REALLY suck. This Sunday brings their record to 1-6. Not good. Especially since they have that brand new bajillion dollar stadium that, ironically, will be home to this year's Superbowl. I'm going to make an educated guess that Tony Romo and his team will not be participating. Their general manager, Jerry Jones, even apologized to the fans.

Since Romo is still out because of a collarbone injury last week, QB Jon Kitna stepped in as his replacement. He ended up throwing 4 interceptions and they lost the game. However, everyone is saying that ALL of blame should go to his receivers since they did such a sucky job. One of those receivers is Miles Austin, Kim Kardashian's ex whatever.

On set of GLEE
On another note, my amazing cousin, Cord, and equally amazing family friend, Aaron, will both be on an episode of GLEE tonight! Look for them in these spiffy outfits. They will be singing. Obviously. 

Glee airs on Fox at 8/7c tonight!!! Congrats, guys!!!

Until next time!




*************Update...Glee was a rerun tonight. Stay tuned for next week!**************



Monday, November 1, 2010

Randy Moss Fired after one month!!

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Randy gets the boot!

In a strange turn of events, the Minnesota Vikings have "waived" or let go of Wide Receiver Randy Moss only one month after being traded by the New England Patriots. You remember Moss, right? Brady told him he should shave is beard and Moss told Brady he looked like a girl.) After what looked like a couple of almost purposely sloppy plays on Sunday, Moss then held a bizarre press conference in which he interviewed himself. Oooooooooo Kaaaaaaaayyyy.

To make matters worse, he proceeded to criticize Brad Childress and the coaching staff of the Vikings (his team) and then praise Bill Bellicheck (the coach of the Patriots--his former team!) Hmmm, doesn't seem like a great way to start. Maybe he should just keep his mouth shut and go play a decent game. Just play! Stop talking! Apparently, you offend everyone!!!!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Domain, About Me and the RedZone Channel...

So, a few things to report. I have a new domain name! What this means is that "blogspot" is now taken out of the equation and the new address is: www.chick101footballforgirls.com. YAY!!!!

Don't worry, the old site will get redirected to the new address so you don't need to do anything to your bookmark unless you want to. It may take up to 3 days to work, so don't despair if it doesn't show up immediately. It also makes it way easier to tell people about it without all the "dots" and "dashes" and "blogspots" in the address. Kind of exciting for me. I also am floored by who is reading Chick 101!! We have readers from the US, Canada, Panama, Russia, Argentina, Australia, Italy, India, Germany and South Korea! Not to toot my own horn but, well, TOOT! Thanks so much for taking the time to read...it really means a lot to me.

Also, check out the new "About Me" tab at the top of the page to gain some insight in to why Chick 101 exists. 

Another thing I've been wanting to tell you about is something called the "NFL RedZone Channel."  You might already have it on your cable service (you can call to ask if you want), if not it costs about $5 a month and man is it worth it! Their tagline is "Every touchdown from every game on one channel." Learn about and watch it here: http://redzonetv.nfl.com/ 

I call it the "ADD Football channel." First of all, there are NO commercials and you don't just watch one game. How it works is that every time ANY team is looking like they're going to score (the ball is close to the endzone), they switch to that game. If two teams look like they may score, they'll do a split screen but that's actually surprisingly rare.

The channel starts broadcasting when the first games start and then it goes off the air after the last game is done. It's a great way to get into the games because it's pretty much always exciting! With the huge popularity of Fantasy Football, guys need to see so many players play on so many different teams, this channel is tailor-made for them. And us! Try it out and tell me what you think! And yes, it's also in HD.

Enjoy and until next time!
Molly

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Everybody's Breaking!

Tony Romo
So more players are getting busted up as the weeks progress. Last night, Tony Romo broke his collarbone after being sacked--HARD. Ouch. Looks like he'll be out for up to eight weeks. Since there are only 10 weeks left in the season, it's questionable whether it would even be worth it for him to return.  The Cowboys went on to lose the game and are still doing terrible, with or without him. Apparently it WASN'T Jessica Simpson causing them to lose.......they just suck! I KNEW it. Jon Kitna will be his replacement.

As if Brett Favre didn't already have enough to worry about, he has a stress fracture in his left ankle. And of course we all remember that he's started for 291 consecutive games. Will he finally break the streak? He's already had arthroscopic surgery on the ankle back in May and "received a series of lubricating injections in the joint at the beginning of the season." Ick. He then threw three interceptions and the Vikings lost the game to his former team, the Green Bay Packers. No bueno.

Adam "Pacman" Jones
In Cincinnati, Adam "Pacman" Jones herniated a disk in his neck. Well, that just sounds awful. Looks like his season is done. However, this might be a good thing for the NFL. This guy's rap sheet reads like a Ben Affleck Boston crime script. Assault, vandalism, violating parole, drug possesion, punching a stripper (!), stealing, etc. Read all about it here.

That's all I have today, my peeps. Next week we'll get back on track with our Chick 101 Fantasy Team and I'll give you the rundown on all the games.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Open Fly Jeans

Did any of you catch this on SNL? Yikes. Enjoy!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Favre Admits Voicemails, Denies Photos...

Go  Giants!
...and the Giants are going to the World Series!!! Woooooooo!!!! Now, don't get confused...the SF Giants are a baseball team. We just happen to live in the Bay Area and the city is going nuts. Great game last night and good luck in the upcoming two weeks! Halloween weekend just got a lot more cool.

Brett Favre
Back to our headline. Yep. So that's super creepy. Brett Favre admitted to the NFL that he did leave Jenn Sterger those voicemails, although he denies the lewd photos. Sigh. These days it seems that a lot of athletes have a penchant for cheating....and recording all of it. Will they ever learn?

Just wanted to mention a couple of games to watch tonight. I know if you live in the San Francisco area you're not gonna be outside anywhere! It's been raining for 3 solid days.

Anyway, the Oakand Raiders/Denver Broncos game should be good. Also the New England Patriots/San Diego Chargers. These games are both on at 4:15 pm ET. Tonight's game should be great...we get to watch Brett Favre and his Vikings (remember Randy Moss is back on the team, too) against his former team, the Green Bay Packers. This game is on at 8:20 pm ET.

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gossip, Gossip, Gossip

James Harrison...FINED!
The headlines are kinda crazy today, ladies and gents.

First off we've got the ex-NY Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger hiring a lawyer in regards to the Brett Favre allegations. Hmmmmmm. Favre met with NFL security official Milt Ahlerich on Tuesday for an interview to discuss the allegations that he sent unwanted voicemails and explicit photos to Sterger two years ago.  Sterger has refused to comment and without her involvement, the investigation could hit a dead end very soon. I'll keep you posted on this one!

Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison, the guy who caused not one but TWO players to get concussions on the Browns this Sunday was fined $75,000 by the NFL. It was actually only for the hit on Mohamed Massaquoi--the hit to Josh Cribbs was deemed a "legal" hit. Do you think this is fair? Some, like his agent, are calling the fine "staggering" and yet Harrison has earned over $20 million over the last three years. It's a matter of opinion, I guess. He is now making claims that he may retire because he doesn't feel he "can continue to play and be effective and ... not have to worry about injuring someone else or risking injury to myself." Apparently he is skipping practice this week. Sounds like someone's pouting!

Meanwhile, two other players New England Patriots' safety, Brandon Meriweather and Atlanta Falcons' cornerback Dunta Robinson were also each fined $50,000 for their respective hits that resulted in concussions as well. Robinson and the Eagles' DeSean Jackson (one of our 'Sean's'!) BOTH sustained concussions when Robinson leaped in the air headfirst to tackle Jackson. There is mucho debate going on right now in regards to these fines. Educate yourself here.

Pat McAffee
In other headlines, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was drunk, wet, shirtless and placed under arrest this morning at 5am. Wow. This story is craziness!! I'm paraphrasing but basically someone was stopped at a red light and a shirtless man approached her car. She feared he would try to get into her vehicle so she ran the light and called the police. "Officers asked McAfee if he had been swimming in the canal and he said, 'I am not sure,' according to a police report. They asked him how he got wet and he said it had been raining, then told officers that his shirt was 'in the water.'"

It gets worse.

"Police asked McAfee how much he had to drink. 'A lot cause I am drunk,' McAfee said, according to the report." Yikes. Someone has some explaining to do! The fact that he posted this on Twitter before the arrest: "Bye week bye week bye week. Time to get some ish done. Happy Tuesday Party people." is NOT helping the situation. Why do people post things on Twitter????? So dumb.

That's it for today everyone!
Hope you enjoy...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kurt Warner's Wife and Their 7 Kids?!

The Warner Family!
Woah. Ok, so I just hit the "publish" button on the last blog and I went to fold the laundry (exciting, I know). I sat down for a sec and Access Hollywood Live was on. They were interviewing a good looking woman and she just started spouting off all of this incredible "mom" advice! Then she said she had 7 kids!! I was like, who is this lady? So, I rewound the DVR and listened to the whole interview. Turns out she's Brenda Warner who just happens to be the wife of two-time NFL MVP-winning Arizona Cardinals.

Ok, I'm going out to buy their new book today!! She's even an ex-marine. Damn. And I thought having a two year old was hard!!

Here's the book in case any of you are interested!

Week 6: How Did Our Team Do?

Junior Seau's totaled car
Sorry to leave you hanging, my people! I caught a nasty cold this weekend and couldn't even do anything let alone pay attention to football. Anyone know the feeling? It'll never happen again...unless, of course, I win the lottery. ;)

In our "What's Hot This Week" section in the sidebar, read about Junior Seau driving his car off a cliff AFTER being arrested for domestic abuse! That is one rough day, buddy!

Sooooo....anybody try out the Fantasy Football speak? I'm dying to hear about it! Our "team" did pretty well! Oh, AND I figured out that we really don't even have to keep score because we're not playing anyone! Ha. Even better.

Let's quickly go through it:
RB LaDanian Tomlinson on the NY Jets--he got 2 touchdowns and they beat the Broncos 24-20. Yay.
RB Chris Johnson did ok against the Jaguars on Monday night. Both QB's got injured during the game so it was the battle of the second string quarterbacks. Tennessee won, 30-3.
QB Big Ben Roethlisberger came back after his 4 week suspension and did great. He threw 3 touchdowns and the Steelers won the game.
WR Malcolm Floyd had a terrible game. Only 2 catches for 13 yards. That's bad.
WR Roddy White didn't do that great. The Falcons lost to Kevin Kolb and his Eagles (Michael Vick is still injured).

In other news:

On the Browns, wide receivers Joshua Cribs and Mohamed Massaquoi were both SLAMMED into by the Steelers' James Harrison. There were a couple of other hard helmet-to-helmet, concussion-causing hits that resulted in this statement from the AP: "The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets." Eesh. Calm down, guys!
It really is crazy, see for yourself: click here


The Patriots beat the Ravens in overtime with no Randy Moss. Obviously they're doing ok. His replacement was Deion Branch who was on the Patriots with Tom Brady when they won the Superbowl a few years back.

Randy Moss got his first win back on the Minnesota Vikings. We hear he gave the team a rallying peptalk at halftime. Guess he's glad to be back!

In local news, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played in the "Battle of the Bay" on Sunday in Candlestick Park. My husband left the house at 7:15 AM to tailgate. I guess this wouldn't be weird unless......it was freezing cold and raining and THE GAME STARTED AT ONE O'CLOCK!!!  What a bunch of freakshows. Thank God the 49ers won or else he would have sat in the rain for 8 hours for nothing!

Until next time!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chick 101 Fantasy Football Team!!!

Ok, so here's my big plan. The point of this blog, really, is to give you an overview of what's going on in the world of football. BUT, it is totally up to you if you even watch any of the games. Theoretically, you could watch no football at all and simply read my blog to know what's happening and what people will be talking about. Of course, it does help to actually watch a little bit so you can understand it and begin to enjoy it more (if you already enjoy it, that's good too!).

I decided that football really gets a lot more fun to watch when you are rooting for a team, a player, a hot guy, whatever. The reason guys watch SO much more football nowadays is because they all have Fantasy Football teams. (Read the Chick version of Barbie Playing...oops I mean Fantasy Football here.) They are watching certain players. When those players do good things, they get points. Two people's fake teams (sorry, "fantasy." Whatever.) then play each other each week so they have an extra opportunity to talk smack to each other.

In any case, I'm picking us out a team! That way, you can memorize the players (or write them down) and look for them during Sunday's games! You likey? The guys at the Sports Bar will do a double take when you bust out with,

YOU: "Nice touchdown! Yess!!"
DUDE: "Why do you care about Malcolm Floyd?"
YOU: "Oh, sorry, he's on my Fantasy team. :)"

They'll never know it's not real and you'll get to enjoy the games way more. Trust me. Tell them your league is on Yahoo Sports if pressed.

We are picking what would look like a real fantasy team. ha. real fantasy. It's not all the best players--that would be too easy and the dudes would be suspect. So here they are! Get really familiar with these names:

RUNNING BACK: LaDanian Tomlinson (NY Jets)
RUNNING BACK: Chris Johnson (Tennesee Titans)
QUARTERBACK: Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)
WIDE RECEIVER: Malcolm Floyd (San Diego Chargers)
WIDE RECEIVER: Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons)
TIGHT END: Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers)

These are your "starters." As in, "I started Chris Johnson this week." Go crazy and ask them who they started! You also get a "flex" player each week, meaning you can start either another WR or RB. Ours will be RB Matt Forte from the Chicago Bears.

I'll go over the scoring next time. This is good for now. Enjoy and start googling!
LaDanian Tomlinson "LT"
Chris Johnson
Ben Roethlisberger
Malcolm Floyd

Roddy White
Vernon Davis
Matt Forte

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Best Names in Football

Wow, I've been wanting to write this one for a long time. How many of you have heard a commentator say things like, "Man, that Visanthe Shiancoe is really doing great today!" Visanth.....who? Or how about Correll Buckhalter? Buck....huh?

In any case, it seems that certain positions have some particularly crazy names going on. While Quarterbacks tend to have nice, plain names like Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman and Michael Vick, the Wide Receivers and Running Backs seem to be blessed with some very unusual monikers. And it's funny, after I made this list on Monday, I began hearing these names all over Monday Night Football. So listen up...if you remember the name because it's funny or just plain bizarre, you'll still remember it! These are great fodder for conversations with your guy (or football fan). Enjoy!

So, we start with what I like to call the "Seans"...we've got:
Shonn Greene, DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Keyshawn Johnson, and my all time fave "Sean," Knowshon Moreno. Knowshon? Really?

Then we have the names that sound more like products or companies rather than what you call these people every day:
Santana Moss, Plaxico Burress, Arrelious Benn, Golden Tate, Early Doucet, DeMarcus Ware (like Tupperware?), Lofa Tatupu, and Peerless Price. Remember Priest Holmes??

Then we just have the just plain mean ones. What were their parents thinking??
Ebenezer Ekuban, Kroy Biermann, Darnell Dockett, D'Qwell Jackson, Rashard Mendenhall, LenDale White, Jermichael Finley, Lavernius Coles, Jerricho Cotchery, Elvis Dumervil and Montario Hardesty.


The ones I can't pronounce:
T.J. Houshmanzadah and Oshiomogho Atogwe.

Then, of course we have the guys that just make up new names:
Chad Ochocinco and this guy I found last night. Get this: Stylez G. White. Yeah, I'm sure that's your name, dude.

My favorites, you ask?
All time favorite has to be Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears fame. For this season, it's D'Brickishaw Ferguson. D'Brickishaw. D. Apostrophe. Brickishaw. Now that is bold.

Stay tuned for Chick 101's Fantasy Football team coming before next week's games. You'll be able to compete with your guy while you watch the games! I'll explain tomorrow!

Love,
Molly


Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 5: Beiber Hair, Sex Scandals and Tweets! Oh My!

Tom Brady and Randy Moss
I'd like to start off with a quote from Dan Wetzel from YahooSports.com about the shananigans going on this week :
"It’s the Real Housewives of the NFL, one bizarre situation piled on top of the other. This season is a Kardashian cameo away from needing to credit Ryan Seacrest as an executive producer."
Wow. I mean, I can't make this stuff up, people!! Does it get any better? I think not. Let me explain. So, over the weekend, Tom Brady and Randy Moss had to be physically separated in the locker room because they got into a fight about...that's right...hair. 


#1 Apparently Brady told Moss that he should cut his beard and Moss countered back that Brady should cut his hair because he "looks like a girl." Ouch...and yet kinda true. You be the judge: Who has the worst hair? Hmmmm.  (What makes it even better is that Tom hinted to the press that it is his wife Giselle who doesn't want him to cut said Justin Beiber hair!! Classic.) 


Jenn Sterger
#2 Adding insult to injury, wide receiver Randy Moss was subsequently TRADED this weekend back to the Minnesota Vikings where he played for seven seasons. Now, Brett Favre will be passing to Randy Moss--should make for some great games. The story goes that Moss wanted a long-term contract while his team, the Patriots, did not want to give it to him. However, the hair incident probably didn't help matters. 


#3 It gets better. Or worse, if you're Brett Favre. There are new allegations out today that Mr. Favre left  inappropriate voicemails and texts (with pictures included...ahem.) to a woman named Jenn Sterger, a former Maxim model who worked for the NY Jets back in 2008. Favre was on the Jets for one season in 2008. If you haven't heard about this one yet, you will. Yikes. 


#4 Everybody's favorite flashy guy, Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens, who has a reality show on VH1 called "The T.O. Show," is in hot water with the NFL for "tweeting" before a game. There is a rule that bans players from using social media sites for 90 minutes before a game. Duh. In case you're interested, the tweet states, "A lucky fan wearing my jersey 2day will get a signed football by Me & Ocho Cinco! My asst will pick U out!! Good luck!" No comment.


#5 Ok, now for some ACTUAL football news...Peyton and his Indianapolis Colts beat the only undefeated team (Kansas City Chiefs) left in the league on Sunday. It's pretty rare to have no undefeated teams left after only five weeks.


#6 Locally, the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers ending a 13 game losing streak against them. The San Francisco 49ers are now 0-5. Basically their QB, Alex Smith, is turning out to be a total dud. During last night's game, fans were chanting, "We want Carr! We want Carr!" David Carr is their second string QB. Again with the yikes.


#7 Last year's Superbowl victors, the New Orleans Saints lost to the Arizona Cardinals. Rookie Cardinal QB Max Hall beat "Bad Hair" Drew Brees who threw three interceptions (this is bad).


#8 So what team is actually doing WELL this season you ask? It looks like the Baltimore Ravens are shaping up to be the team to beat this year....so far.


And that, my friends, is that. I've got some great ideas this season for how to get us into the game and really start to enjoy football rather than just tolerate it. Check back often this week and check out the links on the right hand column like Jane Lynch's parody of Sunday Night Football on Saturday Night Live. There are some gems this week, I tell you. 
Until next time!


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