|I'm not exactly sure who Patrick Swayze
would represent in this picture. Coughlin?
Doing the Rumba and Merengue? Yikes.
Nobody Puts Eli in a Corner
In the words of the late great Jerry Orbach, "when I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong" and I was loud wrong about Eli Manning. At this point, you have to put him on the same level with Brady, Brees, Rodgers and Roethlisberger as far as active quarterbacks go. They were replaying parts of the Patriots' radio broadcast of the game on NFL radio on Monday and, after the second half touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez, the announcer blurted something to the effect of, "would you take Eli over Tom now?!?" Well, considering that Eli is three and a half years younger and just beat Brady in the Super Bowl again, yes.
Belichick is a Genius
He's sitting on something like 12 picks in the first three rounds over the next two years (I know he has four in the first two rounds of the 2012 draft) so he will have plenty of chances to find and groom the Patriots' next great wide receiver. That way when the Patriots eventually land a franchise quarterback, they will have plenty of weapons for him to throw to. There were probably some media types "who never played a down in their life" who suggested using one of those coveted picks to trade for a guy like 2010 Pro Bowler Brandon Lloyd during the season (especially considering the last time Tom Brady had a quality receiver in Randy Moss, he threw 36 touchdown passes to him over two seasons).
|"I got a fever, and the only
prescription is more tight ends."
Let's start with the quote in case you haven't heard it. "I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times. My husband cannot f--king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time." Apparently she got in the face of a Giants' fan and yelled this while waiting for the elevator outside her suite in response to the fan telling her, "Eli owns your husband!" First of all, Giselle has spent enough time in New York to know that she was not going to run a gauntlet of Giants' fans without taking some fire. It is simply in their DNA like monkeys throwing poop at each other. Second, good for her for returning fire and including the F-bomb for emphasis. If she had just kept walking, the rest of the hyenas would have been all over her so she couldn't project weakness. Third, she obviously didn't play a team sport in super model school because now Tom is going to have to make the dreaded "I apologize for my wife, I can't control her" speech to the team. There is a rather crass expression that can be refined to something like this, "show me a super model and I'll show you a guy tired of having a non-Platonic relationship with her." That's Tom Brady this week.
|"Quick, find me a clear spot on the
bench with a good camera angle."
She's still got the skills but has lost more than a step, kind of like the guys in my Monday night hoops game. Probably not a good thing when you're comparing the half-time show of the Super Bowl to a bunch of middle aged men running around on knees and ankles that went out of warranty 10 years ago.
|Hey Brady, how does it feel to get
picked-off by Joe the plumber?
Playoff Record: 7-4 . . . Regular Season Record: 88-81-3.