Sunday, September 24, 2006

Live Blog: Eagles vs. 49ers, Giants come back to haunt me once again

After live blogging the Eagles’ first game against the Texans, I decided to watch the Week 2 matchup against the Giants sans computer. The results were disastrous. Since I was not live blogging, it freed me up to send a cocky text message to one of the many degenerate Giants fans that inhabit my place of work after the Eagles jumped out to a commanding 24-7 lead in the game. I angered the football gods and as you know things went downhill from there. However, I am currently 1-0 when live blogging so let us hope that trend continues.

4:05: I turn on the television. I like to catch as little of the pregame show as possible. Giants are playing the Seahawks. I quickly turn to CBS but get highlights. I turn on NBC maybe they have the game, NBC carries football now, right? Do I have the NFL network?

4:15: Oh you motherfuckers think I care the game is not on TV. I have better things to do than watch football. I can play catch with my kids or spend some qualitiy time with the wife. Perhaps I can finish that novel I’ve been working on. The one that chronicles the coming of age of a young boy during the turmoil of the South African apartheid. I know that will finally get me out of this dreary, soul crushing job I have. Oh the look on old man Peterson’s face when I get published and I can quit that job. I am too smart for that place anyway. There is so much to do on this crazy blue marble than watch meanlingless football games. Have you ever walked by the ocean during dusk? Have you ever seen the . Wait, I can probably get the radio broadcast online, right?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Blogmaster Watches Eagles vs Texans

I have an idea. I am going to watch this Eagles game and while viewing simultaneously add comments to the blog. This has never been done before and I am calling this novel concept a “live blog.” The 2006 Eagles are a mystery to me. I am no longer in the heart of Eagles country. I can’t listen to sports talk radio or read the Philadelphia Inquirer anymore. I now have to form my own objective opinions on the team. I tried to watch some preseason games but found them wrist slittingly dull and never made it past 15 minutes. So this will be my first Eagles exposure and because I am not surrounded by Eagles fans as I usually am, I will direct my comments to my computer screen.

1st Quarter

-I turn the television on. Defensive starters are being named. Who is this LB Matt McCoy for the Eagles?
-Our announcers are Kenny Albert and Brian Baldinger. The Eagles need to start winning some games so we have the good announcing teams.
-Baldinger points out that Carr was second to Vick in QB rushing. I am surprised.
-The Texans have Eric Moulds?
-Buckhalter healthy is good. He will be the best backup running back they have had in a few years.
-Shawn Barber is back with the Eagles, that is nice
-Quarter ends, Titans 7, Eagles 0. This is not looking good, the Texans crowd is fired up. McNasty needs to step up his game.

2nd Quarter

-Where is James Brown? Chris Rose from the Best Damn Sports Show is giving me my gamebreak with attitude. I guess he was brought in to appeal to a younger, hipper crowd. I know all my friends watch his terrific show.
-The Donte Stallworth era begins with a touchdown. Albert refers to him as the anti T.O. because he is number 18 and doesn't celebrate after scoring . That is slightly clever. Did he just think of that or did he write that one down beforehand?
-Baldinger suggests the Eagles pick up Ryan Howard. A Phillies discussion commences. Baldinger scores points with the Blogmaster
-I enjoy Baldinger’s liberal use of the telestrator.
-After learning that Stallworth text messaged Chad Johnson for TD celebrations, Baldinger hypothesizes that all NFL receivers probably text message each other. I don’t know if I agree with that.
-Eagles 14, Texans 10. After playing poorly, Eagles are winning at the end of the half. Stallworth is prominently involved in both TD drives.

3rd Quarter
-A heavy dose of Westbrook. Eagles 21, Texans 10.
-McNabb has been working on his fake handoffs, not only did he make the safety bite on the TD to Stallworth but he has fooled the camera man at least 3 times today.
-I just learn my fantasy QB, Trent Green (who has played in 100 straight games), was knocked unconscious and carted off the field.

4th Quarter
-Burger King commercials are back.
-Finally some info on Matt McCoy. He is a draft pick. Baldinger says he is a “good crazy”
-The NFL is donating footballs signed by Paul Tagliabue to high schools. Doesn’t the NFL use larger balls than high school teams?

That’s a record. Mixed reviews on the live blog. I had trouble both blogging and watching a football game. Although it did give me something to do during the many commercials. Much like the Texans I lost steam towards the end and even fell asleep briefly during the 3rd quarter. Good start for the Eagles. The play of Buckhalter and Stallworth is promising. I hope you motherfuckers enjoyed the game as much as I did.