Sunday, November 25, 2012

What to watch today-Week 12

Alright everyone, how was your Thanksgiving? Our weekend has been long and lazy. Well, as lazy as you can be with two kids under 5. I feel like I am just now coming out of my food coma of Thursday night. This, along with trying to get my kids t-shirt line out the door for a trunk show next week has pushed football about as far to the back burner as possible. Next time, you guys, please remind me NOT to start a business (or two) before the kids turn two.
In any case, this is why I've grown to love football (maybe 'love' is too strong a word...'appreciate', maybe.) It's because football is always there from Fall until Winter and if you don't really pay attention one season, there's always next season. People are keeping track of endless stats--right now, as we speak!--so that I don't have to. It can be white noise in the background, perfect for a nap. Or it can be jumping-out-of-your-seat-exciting with everyone screaming and cheering. It's kind of awesome.
So let's figure out what's going on in today's games so we can go back to sitting by the fireplace being lazy. :)

The Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this morning. Atlanta still has the best record in the league at 9-1, but some say they are starting to look shaky as six of their past seven games have been decided by a touchdown or fewer. The Bucs have been on a winning streak so this should be an exciting game. 

Over in the frozen part of the country, the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings. This NFC north matchup should be great. Both teams have a winning record and with Bears QB Jay Cutler still possibly out with an injury, they'll have to rely on backup QB Jason Campbell. In any case, it will most likely be freezing and fun to watch.

In the afternoon, San Francisco takes on the New Orleans Saints. This is a rematch of last season's NFC divisional playoff game which was super exciting and intense. The Niners ended up winning that game 36-32 with nine seconds left. I'm sure the Saints are excited for another shot at SF. 

Tonight's game is the New York Giants vs the Green Bay Packers. Eli vs. Aaron. Cold vs. colder. This should be one of those tough, hard-hitting games that are fun to watch. 

Enjoy this Sunday, all! Next week I'll recap this week's games and the Thanksgiving games. Until next time!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Week 10 Recap!

Well hello there, everyone. Long time no talk! As usual, once Halloween wraps up, the mad Holiday Dash begins! I've also been busy with my little side project and generally moving at a furious pace in all areas of my life. As have you all, I'm sure. The girls and I are packing for our trip to Grandma and Grandpa's tomorrow, too. I kind of love it, though. These crisp, cool days always seem very purposeful because every second counts! Let's take a little break and figure out what the *#!*@*is going on in football!

Cutler gets creamed
Thursday night: 
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars: Number one draft pick Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts are now 6-3 after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. Remember that last year Payton Manning was injured and the Colts went to a 2-14 record. The Colts released Payton Manning (to the Broncos) who had been with the Colts his entire career and drafted Andrew Luck. Nobody thought Luck would make such an impact……but he has.

Morning Games: 
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: The ’72 Miami Dolphins can pop their champagne now that the New Orleans Saints have beaten the only undefeated team left this season. Both QBs threw for 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in a very hard fought game. Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez had 11 catches for 122 yards and 2 TDs. Tony Gonzalez is now 36 years old and is the only tight end in NFL history with over 1000 catches for his career.

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals crushed the defending Super Bowl champs 31-13. 2nd year QB Andy Dalton had 4 touchdown passes in the game….Eli Manning had 0.

Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens destroyed the Raiders on Sunday 55-20. The Raiders ultra-fragile, injury-prone running back Darren McFadden did not suit up due to another injury. McFadden has never played a full season in the NFL and is well on his way to making the All-Fragile team since it seems like a gust of wind will injure him--or so says my husband.

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins: Well, our Hard Knocks hero Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins got creamed on Sunday. Tannehill threw 3 interceptions and 0 TDs. The Dolphins were looking good for a second but now have lost 2 straight games.

Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers: Payton Manning and the Broncos have won 4 straight games, beating the Panthers 36-14. Payton was a huge question mark at the beginning of the season….people didn’t know how he would perform after having 4 neck surgeries and not playing for an entire year. Payton hasn’t lost it and is well on his way to his 5th MVP honor. 

Afternoon Games:
St Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers: A tie? What the heck? So apparently in the regular season if no team scores in the 15 minute overtime the game is over and the teams tie……..there are many curse words that came to my husband’s mind when this happened. 49ers QB Alex Smith was injured during the game and 2nd year back up QB Colin Kaepernick came in and played pretty well for the 9ers. Unfortunately 9ers kicker David Akers missed a field goal in overtime that would have won the game….but so did Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein. Very un-satisfying…..

Night Game:
Houston Texans at Chicago Bears: It was a cold one in Chicago. The score can indicate that…..13-6. The Texans won the game and are 8-1 for the first time in franchise history. Jay Cutler was hit very hard and suffered a concussion.

So that's pretty much it. Stay tuned for week 11!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

NFL "Honest Logos"

Sooooo....I found these "honest logos" for the 32 NFL teams, created by Justin Halpern and Brian Huntington, over at Grantland.com. Now I don't "get" all of them (although I'm sure my husband could explain each and every one to me) but the ones i DO are hilarious!! Stay tuned for a recap and what to watch for Week 10.

(Click on pics to enlarge)
 




Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chicago!

Hi all, we are in Chicago for the weekend for my sister's baby shower. Don't have your updates for this weekend, I hope you guys will survive. Go Bears and enjoy your weekend!
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