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Two Upsets

Posted by hiphopmama on January 3, 2009

Ass Meets Class

Ass Meets Class

I didn’t get to watch much of either game, but somehow both the Chargers and the Cardinals have made it through to the next round of the playoffs. That’s right. The Chargers, who struggled to finish the season at .500, and the Cardinals, who earned their spot by winning the second-weakest division in football. 

It makes sense that a veteran like Kurt Warner would fare better in the playoffs than the rookie Matt Ryan, although the Cardinals’ (undeserved?) home field advantage certainly helped as well. The Colts, though, have no such excuse. Indy was hurt by some poor penalties in key situations to keep the Chargers’ overtime drive alive, as well as by the fact that they only got 64 yards rushing. This compared to San Diego’s 167 rushing yards, despite losing Tomlinson to a groin injury in the first half. Darren Sproles atoned for his early fumble in the end zone by following it up with two touchdowns and over a hundred yards in a surprisingly key performance. The Colts simply weren’t able to close the door on them, and the Chargers took advantage with a late field goal to force overtime and a lucky coin toss to start the extra period. 

It’s disappointing, because I like this new Falcons team (and coach) and I detest Philip Rivers, but I can deal with it since neither the Patriots nor the Cowboys made it to the playoffs at all. (Did I mention? Ha ha to both of those suckers.) If the Eagles can perform the reasonable task of taking out the Vikings tomorrow, the weekend will still be a success, regardless of how the Baltimore-Miami game turns out. Although, for the record, I will say go Pennington. Rub some salt in the wounds of disappointed Jets fans crying in their Wrangler jeans.

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Ha. Ha. Ha.

Posted by hiphopmama on October 13, 2008

Few things in the sporting world trump my hatred of Boston area teams, but the Cowboys are one of them. To see them lose – and to lose like this, to the Arizona Cardinals, after a great start to the season – is the ultimate for me. Especially on a day when my Eagles picked up a win and the Redskins also lost, making the NFC East picture a tiny bit murkier. 

The Cardinals played a good game, and the Cowboys were only able to force overtime after a couple big plays and a couple boneheaded moves by Arizona. First, with the clock running out, a Cardinal defender is unable to make it to his side of the line of scrimmage before the snap because of an injury, so there’s a five yard penalty for offside. Then AZ’s coach, Ken Wisenhunt, waits till the last millisecond to call a timeout to try and ice the Dallas kicker, only to see his team block the kick which ended up not counting. The Cowboys turn around and put the 52-yarder through the uprights and win the coin toss to receive first in OT. Thankfully, the AZ defense held its own and the Cowboys had to punt just outside their own goal line. Then, miracle of all miracles, Sean Morey got to the punter untouched, blocked the kick, and watched as Monty Beisel rolled his way into the end zone with the ball to win the game. 

Ecstasy. That’s all I can say. My cats were treated to extra food, which is saying something since my husband is a grinch with the cat food. We are training them to hate the Cowboys as well.

Here are the highlights of the end of the game:

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