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Saturday, January 19, 2008

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

And now the games are down to a precious few: two tomorrow, and then a bittersweet finale two weeks from now. Bittersweet because once again, going on some twenty plus years since our last super bowl appearance, our home town Dolphins just barely missed the playoffs. And it is sad to say, but if you are 33 years old, the Dolphins have not won a super bowl in your life time. But wait till next year!

First the rumors: No truth to the rumor that Bill the Cheater Belichick is lobbying to have the Dolphins replace the Chargers tomorrow on the theory the Chargers are all banged up and the Dolphins would be a more competitive match up.

Could these Cheaters be any luckier? They win the Ravens game after they lose it twice, only to have the two plays overturned on a ill timed timeout, and then their own penalty. Then they get to play a San Diego team so beaten up that they may have trouble fielding eleven players on offense and defense. And of course they couldn't beat the Jets without cheating which got them into trouble in the first place. (They should have been suspended for the season in our humble opinion, and Belichick should have been banned like Pete Rose is in baseball. He is a cheater. )

In the Cheaters game, they are currently a 14 point favorite. Rivers is hurt; the rumor is he has a partially torn ACL. Tomlinson is banged up, and the all pro TE is o..u..t..out. Yeah, the Cheater should win, and while we would avoid the game, lay the 14 points if you must.

Meanwhile in the frozen tundra of Green Bay, the NY Football Giants, exceeding all expectations including our own, roll into town to face the Packers. The Pack is favored by 7, and here’s why you should avoid this game: The only team that gave the Pack trouble this year was Da Bears. And the Giants resemble those Bears, with a rough defense, a pounding running game, and a QB whose main purpose is not to get them into any more trouble. Meanwhile, could there be any better story line than the Pack and Favre wrapping up a career by getting into the Super Bowl and then knocking those Cheaters on their cheating butts? That’s the scenario we are rooting for, so we are laying the seven points, but we’re doing it lightly.

Go Pack.

Enjoy the long weekend.


Did we mention we don't like Belichick? We really don't. He's so smarmy in that dopey hoodie that he wears. Just once, we'd like to see Joey Porter miss a tackle on the sideline and knock him on his pompous posterior. Anyway, that's another reason to look forward to next season. And the Big Tuna dislikes Belichick just as much as we do. Maybe more.

12 comments:

First time football watcher said...

I'm relying on your picks, Rumpy -- I'm betting just the right amount to pay off my law school student loans if I win.

BTW, when you say to 'lay down the points', which team am I supposed to bet for?

Rumpole said...

lay the points means take the favourite and give the points.

Take the points means get the points and bet the underdog.

Umm...if you're betting, do know about the VIG?

Fake Tony Soprano said...

Damn right I know about the vig Rumpole....you lookin' to get whacked?

the trialmaster,aka pickmaster said...

the pats will cover. the giants will as well and may even win. take the giants on the money line.

Anonymous said...

dear rumpole, i am new to football , can you answer for me why there are so many fat players, why does the quarterback put his hands on the man holding the balls balls to start the play, why are most players black and coaches, fans, announcers white. why wear such tight pants, why have a dome in new orleans, atlanta, and open air in chicago and green bay, why don't they play more often and why are female reporters allowed in the lockerroom,actually why are any reporters allowed in the lockerroom when someone is bathing, getting medical treatment and dressing. are the players that st;upid that they will forget what to say an hour after the fgame after they are dressed. why are there so many players who don't play and why don't other players put their hands on the balols of a teammate, why just the quarterback.

Rumpole said...

fat players: They're not fat per se. They're large. I would venture most 310 pound football players can run faster than you. And may have a less pecentage of body fat that you.

QB: bends over to get the snap. Does not touch the privates of the center. Centers as a rule are a surly bunch. You wouldn't want to touch them there unless invited.

I don't think "Most players" are black. Many are. And there are black coaches. Mike Tomlin of the Steelers. Tony Dingy-Colts (won the super bowl last year). Lovie Smith -Bears(lost the super bowl last year). Herm Edwards of the Chiefs. Marvin Lewis of the Bengals. That's 5 of 32 to name a few. And that does not include assistant coaches.

Green Bay plays in open air, like Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland because of tradition. The Vikes sold out.

I think a news media company filed a lawsuit to give female reporters access to the locker room. Its the same in all sports I believe. But there are closed parts of the locker room, and the medical treatment area is one of them.

There are 22 starters on a 56 man roster, and with special teams and specialty substitutions, like nickle and dime defenses, there are probably 45-50 guys who regularly get into every game.

Anonymous said...

th;ank you rumpole that helps, how can i show my gratitude, would you like to take some snaps from me, i'll wear a thong bathing suit as long as you don't drop the snatch, i mean snap.

Anonymous said...

rump is on a loosing streak....,,,

Anonymous said...

Effeminate fan wants to know, if a team is way ahead at the end of the game does the quarterback ever tickle the center before snapping the ball?

first time football watcher said...

Uh -- I guess I lost the first game w/ the Pats.

Double or nothing in the NFC game, right?

Anonymous said...

Football season is almost over :(
I'm going to miss Rumpy's whining about the cheaters and getting her panties in a bunch every week.

PATRIOTS to win it all!

Pacificus said...

Rump,

The Giants are playing for a Super Bowl. The Pats are playing for immortallity
(19-0). Who do you think has the greater motivation?