Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday morning recap-Week 1

R & S--Aw, aren't they cute??
Hello everyone! Whew, this is the latest that my Monday morning recap will be published, I promise. I recently got back from Orange County and San Diego for a final summer trip for 10 days. We drove home last night in about 7 hours, finally arriving at around 1:30am. Luckily, both girls are in school/daycare for the day so I was actually able to say to Mike, "So will you watch SportsCenter with
me this morning? I recorded it...I really need to see some highlights!" I don't know who was more shocked, him or me. I have to say, I think after four years of writing this blog I'm actually kind of getting it!

First off, I want to give two shout-outs: One to my UCLA Bruins after not only the football team but the Men's Soccer team, the Women's Soccer team, the Women's Volleyball team and the Men's Water Polo team ALL won their games this weekend. Go Bruins!!

Second, I've gotta give a shout to my dear friends Rebecca and Sean, who's wedding celebration we attended in San Diego this weekend. What a fabulous time. Good friends, good times. Congrats guys!!

RG3
Ok, so let's get down to the games and goings on of the weekend. Remember our rookie players that we learned about last week? Let's see how they did.

ROOKIES:
Remember RGIII on the Washington Redskins? Well, folks, he killed it. A+. He has lived up to, if not surpassed all of the hype. Everyone at your office will be talking about how great he was on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. He became the first player in NFL history to have 300 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the 1st game of his career. Amazeballs. This guy is a beast. You will definitely hear more about him in the weeks to come! Congrats! You may now keep all of your sponsors.
Andrew Luck

ANDREW LUCK is the also hyped, 1st round draft pick for the Colts who replaced Peyton Manning. He did...meh. We'll give him a B-/C+. This isn't college, honey. Look at me sounding so harsh. He had 3 sacks, 3 interceptions and 3 fumbles during his first game. Not so "Luck-y." Jay Cutler and his Chicago Bears killed them 41-21. I wonder if the Colts are kicking themselves this morning for dumping Manning considering he looked fantastic and led his new team, the Denver Broncos, to a win over the Steelers 31-19. This is after he was out all of last year after having 4 neck surgeries. He also became only the third person in the NFL to get 400 touchdowns in his career on Sunday. Apparently this is a lot.

Tannehill
And then there's our poor, poor RYAN TANNEHILL that we've grown to love from Hard Knocks (HBO) on the Miami Dolphins. He gets a D. Even though I love him and his hot wife. Tannehill threw 3 interceptions in less than six minutes in the 2nd quarter. This is bad. On SportsCenter, they said he had problems with "staring down the receivers," meaning that most QBs sort of look at other receivers when the ball is snapped and then at the last second look and throw the ball to the intended receiver. You know, like a fake-out. Apparently Tannehill was just staring at who he was gonna throw the ball to. As you can tell, this makes it easy for the defense to just go chase after that guy. Sigh.

Another rookie who did even worse than Tannehill was BRANDON WEEDON on the Cleveland Browns. He gets an F. I've gotta ask my girl Jenn over at Sports Stole My Man if everyone in Cleveland is crying today. They played Michael Vick (who looked almost as bad!) on the Philadelphia Eagles. BOTH Weedon and Vick threw 4 interceptions and generally just looked terrible. Vick eked out the win for the Eagles 17-16.

In other news, our own SF 49ers looked great with back-from-retirement Randy Moss. They beat the Green Bay Packers 30-22.

Tom Brady with busted nose
The NY Jets scored an impressive 48 points over the Buffalo Bills, the most ever in franchise history for a season opener. Bill's Fred Jackson had a cringe-inducing knee injury that may keep him out for 3-4 weeks. You may remember that Tim Tebow got traded to the Jets...he played a little bit, but Mark Sanchez was in for the majority of the game.

Oh yeah, and Tom Brady busted his pretty nose! Apparently it's not broken, but if you look on the replay, this guys shin literally goes right into the open spot on his helmet and slams him in the face. Ouch. Whatever, he's still hot. I bet Giselle is pissed.

There are two Monday night games tonight (a little excessive, I know). The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at 7pm ET and the San Diego Chargers take on the Oakland Raiders at 10:15pm ET.

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