Day of rest…a few requests of the football gods

Posted by · 5:24 am · December 28th, 2008

Chad PenningtonObviously, my guys are out of the mix.  Thank you very much Atlanta.  But for those who’ve followed my quasi-coverage of the NFL season, I have a few hopes to toss out there for the final day of the regular season:

1) Shine down on Rod Marinelli.  It would be two birds with one stone for me if the Lions can come out on top of the Packers today, since I can’t very well stand Aaron Rodgers and I don’t really want to see any team (save maybe the Cowboys) go winless.  Plus, Marinelli could have clocked that ass-hat Detroit Free-Press reporter and no one would have held it against him, but he’s a stand-up guy.  I hope they pull out a miracle.

2) Breathe some wind into the Eagles’ wings.  The only thing better than rooting for the Skins in my world is rooting against the Cowboys.  Just call it good ole’ fashioned bad blood rivalry.

3) End the “no one could’ve written it” Dolphins/Jets chapter with a Miami “W.”  I don’t hate the Jets or Brett Favre.  To the contrary.  But the Dolphins have always been my AFC favorite and they have a shot at true redemption this season.  I’d love to see both in the playoffs, but New York had their chances the last couple of weeks.  Chad Pennington deserves this one.

4) Win one for the Gipper, a.k.a., Jerry Richardson.  It’s hard to grow up in North Carolina and not find yourself on the Panthers’ side, and this year, they’ve played like champions.  The best belated Christmas present for their ailing owner (Richardson was placed on the heart donor list just weeks ago) would be a second seed berth and a rematch with the Giants in the conferance championship.  Let’s start the road there with a victory over the Saints today.

5) Finally, speaking of the Saints, much as I love Drew Brees, let him fall short of Dan Marino’s godlike single season yardage record.  It’s bad enough that Favre stayed in the league long enough to chip away at all the others, but this one needs to stand.  The poor bastard never got a ring.  Leave him a little piece of history.

Now, back to Oscar talk…




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  • 1 12-28-2008 at 9:50 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    Dolphins fan here — seems to perfect for the Fins to not win today in the Meadowlands, although should it happen, we would then lose by 30 to the Ravens at home…baby steps

  • 2 12-28-2008 at 10:52 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Haha, maybe. Maybe.

  • 3 12-28-2008 at 12:15 pm

    alynch said...

    Why would you deny the Detroit Lions their little slice of history? A 1-15 season is merely horrible. And 0-16 season will be remembered. Also, as bigtime Packers fan I feel compelled to ask, what ya got against Aaron Rodgers?

  • 4 12-28-2008 at 3:06 pm

    Bonnie said...

    Like alynch, I also commented to find out what you have against Aaron Rodgers. I’m not really a fan of the Packers other than of AJ Hawk since he played for OSU, but I hadn’t heard that he was a jerk or anything. (I was debating whether to put tOSU for the OSU, but I can see how that makes everyone hate us when we do things like that.)

  • 5 12-28-2008 at 4:44 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    Yea, Rodgers is a class act. If you’re going to hate on any quaterback, it has to be Cutler or Rivers, who yell at each other on the field like they are both in high school.

  • 6 12-28-2008 at 8:03 pm

    Sean O'Connell said...

    You’re from North Carolina?

  • 7 12-29-2008 at 7:20 am

    CinematicallyCorrect.com said...

    I haven’t had more fun watching a football game than the 44-6 emasculation that my Iggles placed on the Cowboys yesterday.

  • 8 12-29-2008 at 8:43 am

    Zac said...

    Knock, knock.

    Who’s there?

    Owen.

    Owen who?

    Owen Sixteen.

    Thank you, thank you very much. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal and make sure to tip your waitresses.

  • 9 12-29-2008 at 4:18 pm

    Ronn said...

    Just when I think I couldn’t possibly like you anymore you come out and reveal that you’re a closet Dolphins fan. That’s great news. I am a huge Dolphins. Amazing season regardless of Saturday’s outcome. And I fear we get smoked.

  • 10 1-01-2009 at 9:03 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Circling back around to this now that the holidays are a memory. Hell yeah! Sad to see the Lions make history in this way, regardless, but that Cowboys spanking brought tears of joy. And I’m so proud of Chad Pennington.