Archive for October 17th, 2007

Patriots Dominate Even When They Don’t Play

October 17, 2007

t1_chambers.jpgt1_chambers.jpgt1_chambers.jpgAs opposed to its counterparts like the NBA and MLB, the NFL trade deadline usually goes by pretty quietly.  Yesterday was no different.  Whichever site you get your sports information from, you may have seen a headline that read something to the effect of, “Chambers traded from Dolphins to Chargers.”  Chris Chambers is a fine WR; he won’t ever be called great, and he’s not a stiff either.  He has 31 catches for 415 yards and 0 TDs this season.  The Chargers probably had to make a deal at the deadline.  They came in with huge expectations and are sitting at 3-3, plus their “number one wide receiver” Eric Parker was just put on IR.  But they traded away a second round pick for Chris Chambers!  What a coup by the ‘Phins.  That may be their biggest (and only) win of the year.

mossmooningnflteams.jpgThere was a deal done in late April of last year by which all other trades should now be judged:  Randy Moss to the Patriots for fourth-round draft choice.  That trade could shift the landscape of the NFL for the next two-three years.  Tom Brady looks like the best QB to ever put on a jersey, and Randy Moss is running around again like he stole something down in Tallahassee.  Let’s face it, the Randy Moss Era in Oakland was not going to last.  But, the Pats were pretty much able to steal him from the Raiders for next to nothing (at least compared to a fourth rounder)!  Now, the Chargers (a team once thought ready to de-throne the upper echelon teams in the AFC) are trading away second round picks for mediocre receivers. 

But, why?

Because the Patriots are just that much better than everyone else right now.

Breakfast Wagon 22

October 17, 2007

A rundown of spicy links we enjoyed this week while out in Blogfrica. 

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[Signal to Noise] proposes other new Celebrity-affiliated Gatorade flavors to launch with “Gatorade Tiger.”  My favorite–Mickelson’s Tears.  I guess it would have to be chunky so one would be able to choke on it.

[The Leaky Brain] apparently has even sicker readers than we do with you magnificent bastards.  Search terms like “Labia Eczema” or “Visible Pantie Line fetish” get you sent that way.  All we get is the occasional “Ron Mercer + Sex” searches… and I’m still not sure why.

Why is Ari Gold showing up at Illinois basketball practice in a shiny scarf? [Storming The Floor]

If you bust on Brady and Theismann, you get banned from MNF.  He’s coming out of the booth! [Fanhouse]

Erin Andrews eating a sandwich.  No that’s not code. [Deadspin]

Are You Kidding Me? 2007 Playoffs Edition

October 17, 2007

hammerrockies.jpgTwenty one wins in twenty two games.  In baseball.  The Colorado Rockies are ridiculous people. 

In the last month, the Rockies won nearly one third as many games as the Devil Rays won all year.  For an entire calendar month, the Rockies won over 95% of the games they played.  To cap it all off they go out and sweep both the NLDS and NLCS. 

The Rockies have put together a miraculous run, but for just a few things the Rockies haven’t done this year, follow the jump.

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