Last time the Giants played the Cowboys, Artie took me down in a battle of football wits. This week: payback! Giants! Cowboys! Fufkin! C-O-U-R-T-N-E-Y! SUNDAY! WEBINAROFF!
This time it’s mildly personal.
There is little denying that this December 2007 shimmy changed the course of history:
After losing to the Eagles that day, Dallas went on to play very poorly in a loss to the Giants in the 2007 playoffs and suck crotch-apples in 2008. Many are of the view that the biggest distraction that the Cowboys eliminated this offseason wasn’t T.O., Pacman, or Tank, but Jessica Simpson. Well, guess what Cowboys fans:
What better way to exact revenge against Tony Romo and sabotage a perfectly good run by the Cowboys than to go after Romo’s favorite new target, Miles Austin? While there are no reports that Austin and Simpson are actually dating yet, the mere prospect of it can threaten the precarious balance Dallas seems to have found as they enter what has historically been their toughest month.
Big game on the slate tonight between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Giants loss to San Diego today, the Eagles can really take control in the division with a win tonight. The Cowboys are trying to show that they are legit and not the same team that got humiliated at the Linc last year.
I am going to offer thoughts on the game throughout the evening. If you are interested in following along or participating just join in in the comments section below.
Everyone loves a good cheerleader story. I mean, who isn’t inspired by Sunni Cranfill’s “dreams are worth fighting for” comeback story?
Everyone also loves a good joke. Even Eric Mangini:
But, nobody likes black-face jokes. Yet, when Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Whitney Isleib decided to dress herself as Lil’ Wayne for Halloween, she went there:
What may have seemed like a lot of fun to Whitney at the time is causing quite a stir in Big D. The Cowboys, who are aware of the situation, aren’t yet saying what will happen to her. While my guess is that Ms. Isleib was not aware of how offensive her costume was, I suspect that we won’t be seeing her shish-boom-bah come Sunday night against the Eagles.
Somebody sent this video along to me. These have to be fake tricks, don’t they?
Never has there been a bigger disconnect between the national media and fans of the NFL. Brett Favre is a blight on the American landscape, the human incarnation of the potato famine. How come we, Americans, see it so clearly and they, the media, don’t?
Yesterday, a guy I know e-mailed me out of the blue to say “I hate the fact that Favre is actually doing well.” Indeed, now everyone does.
Favre’s success is demoralizing. Gruden’s waxing Favre’s tip on Monday Night Football demeaning. Far from vindicating him vis-a-vis his former employer, Favre’s victory cast a noxious, toxic plume into the Monday night sky. It lingers into Thursday. For the mouth-breathers in the media, the scent is lost in the afterglow. For the rest of us, Americans, we lie at night wondering when the airborne toxic event that is Favre’s return will pass.
What is the most disturbing aspect of this story?
(a) Junior Seau is now a rodeo clown.
(b) Junior Seau gets trampled by a bull.
(c) Junior Seau gets up and is seemingly unharmed.
(d) Junior Seau appears whimsical in his interactions with the crowd.
(e) Junior Seau may sign yet again with the Patriots later this year.
Reeds Ferry Sheds sells sheds. Not just any sheds, though. They are now (honest to goodness– this is not a drill– I heard it on the radio myself) selling real, live, American-made sheds THAT ARE AUTOGRAPHED BY STEVE GROGAN. (Only 20 sheds, though, will be autographed by Mr. 2-Story Neckroll.)
Rise from your coma, steverodgers. You finally have a place to store your rake.