Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Monday, September 18, 2006

Another Great Viking Victory

Was at the Green Midget Cafe in Bromley. (That's actually a Monty Python reference from the famous 'Spam' episode. Sorry about that....) Actually there was one yesterday in Minneapolis. The Vikings won in OT, 16-13 over the Carolina Panthers on Ryan Longwell's 19-yard FG midway through the overtime. Longwell made history as only the second player in history to kick a field goal in OT and throw a touchdown pass in the same game. George Blanda was the other player to do it.

Earlier in the fourth with the Vikes down, 13-6, they faked a FG attempt and Longwell threw a perfect pass on the left side to Richard Owens, who lunged into the end zone for a 16-yard TD to tie the game. It was not an outstanding game for the Vikings, as Brad Johnson went 19 for 31 for 243 yards and an interception. The defense did mostly a good job, but Carolina scored their only TD on a drive that was helped out by a pass interference and face mask penalty.

The Vikings are now 2-0 and face Chicago at the Metrodome next Sunday.

Nice comeback by the Giants, down 24-7, to rally to a 30-24 win at Philly yesterday, on Eli Manning's pass to Plaxico Burress midway through OT. A loss would have put the Giants 0-2 and the wolves would have begun howling for sure. The Jets comeback at home against the Patriots fell short, 24-17, as the Pats held on after building a 17-0 halftime edge. There was also an article in today's Daily News from that dimwit Filip Bondy, making a big deal about the fact that Bill Belichick only said a couple of cursory words to his former assistant and now Jets coach, Eric Mangini, after the game concluded.

Some sportswriters will do anything to stir up crap, especially this jackass. That's why I consider sportswriters to be on the same level as politicians and lawyers these days.

6 comments:

Michael Leggett said...

Didn't Bondy write a Biography of the Bleacher Creatures, called "A Season With The Creatures"?

Ahhhhh, he hangs with Morons.

Michael Leggett said...

& somewhere tonight, one can almost hear Bob Murphy say:

"& The Mets Will Win The Ballgame; They Win; They Win!"

& The Mets are The NL Eastern Division Champions.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Let's Go Mets!!
First to clinch, and I'm sure Murphy, Lindsey and Gil Hodges are smiling and tossing one back in their honor.

Bondy wrote that piece of crap last year, and you couldn't pay me ANY price to read it.

Michael Leggett said...

I can still hear Lindsey Nelson, Jacket & All, say "Ground Ball To Shortstop, to Boswell for 1 & Kranepool for 2, Double Play & The Mets Are National League Eastern Division Champions @ 9:07PM On Wednesday, September 24th...":

A Cardinals 3rd Baseman by the Name of one Joe Torre, had that distinction of smacking into the DP;

Tonight is one of memories;

8 Years Later, Mr Grant commited Treachery;

I read Bondy's Book @ B & N in Forest Hills, Queens & found the "Creatures sooooooo Moronic, that they have trouble spelling their favorite word, which is "Suck."

Michael Leggett said...

Gil & The Murph, are throwing back a Rheingold or 2.

WelshSoxFan said...

I don't think you need to worry about johnson this year. He may not be spectacular, but I think he'll be very solid for you guys. In fact, I almost picked him up for my fantasy team and may still add him after next weekend.