Football Open Thread


The Giants are duking it out for a playoff spot, and are taking on the Panthers at home at 1pm ET. The J-E-T-S are stuck playing the 14-0 Colts on the road at 4:15pm ET. Good luck with that. Talk gridiron here.


  1. I have never had the slightest bit of interest in 24.

  2. Steve H says:

    Tough to say as a Pats fan…………Go Jets!!

  3. It’ll be bittersweet when the Giants lose today. On the one hand, it’ll suck that they’ll miss the playoffs for a first time in a long time; on the other, it’ll be nice not to have to watch these guys embarrass themselves every week.

  4. Reggie C. says:

    Did Nicks actually just drop a floater?

  5. Reggie C. says:

    Panthers are swarming. I need a deep throw.

  6. That stat Buck just threw out there is meaningless w/o knowing what the average team does in that situation.

  7. danny says:

    the giants are pathetic.

  8. R.I.P. 2009 New York Giants Season

  9. Hughesus Cristo says:

    The Giants aren’t good, the bottom of the NFL is just terrible.

    Dallas isn’t good either. Green Bay is borderline.

  10. Reggie C. says:

    Brandon Jacobs is running like an old old OLD man.

    • Hughesus Cristo says:

      The collapse of the Giants’ offensive line is the overlooked story of this season. Seubert, McKenzie and O’Hara are all on their last legs. Diehl was never that good to begin with, but they can’t cover for him anymore with the other three decomposing on the field.

      Jacobs needs initial separation to be effective. That has always been the case. He isn’t Barry Sanders.

  11. Reggie C. says:

    YEP. If the Panthers put up another TD before the half , i’ll admit to GAME OVER.

  12. So, only 53 more days til P/C, huh?

  13. manimal529 says:

    this is just embarrassing.

  14. Hughesus Cristo says:

    Loving the “Steve Spag-nuolo” chant on Fox

  15. Tom Zig says:

    Tom Coughlin needs to quickly press the reset button before his progress gets saved.

  16. Reggie C. says:

    Giants clearly need to spend their eventual mid-1st round pick on the best available OL player. Who’s good out there?

  17. Hughesus Cristo says:

    Let’s just hope Eli doesn’t die now

  18. Reggie C. says:

    David Carr must be itching to get into this game. ELI … wtf was that?

  19. Today, I watched the Giants game. FML.

  20. The Giants just doubled their rushing yardage on one play.

  21. Jay says:

    Giants season is over. When does Sunday basketball start on ABC?

  22. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    Why would a player (I was looking at Jacoby Ellsbury for example) have a really good VORP, and not such a good WAR? Relatively speaking that is, like Ellsbury’s WAR is way lower than Granderson’s, but his VORP is higher

  23. I can has substitutes? There’s no reason for Eli and Bradshaw to be in at this point.

  24. Nick says:

    Wow do the Giants suck.

  25. Reggie C. says:

    Is Stewart this good … or the g-men this bad?

  26. Tom Zig says:

    Would this be a good description of today:

    Picture the Giants being awesome and take the opposite.

  27. JobaWockeeZ says:

    To take our minds of the Giants game slaughter, who would you rather have in the 5th starter role?

    Jennings would rather have Hughes but personally I disagree. Joba just finished pitching a full season starting so I think he’ll improve and I don’t know what to think of him starting for a full year and then being shifted to the bullpen for an unknown amount of time.

    But whoever isn’t the 5th starter really really should be the 6th starter. Not like last year with Phil in the bullpen while we watched Mitre start.

    • Whozat says:

      Jennings’ reasoning is based on an incorrect assumption, one we saw disproven in the postseason last year: that moving joba-the-2009-starter to the pen turns him into joba-the-2007-reliever. Joba 2009 threw no harder than Hughes in th pen. If he doesn’t regain that velocity, I consider them equal. If he does, then it should definitely be joba as the 5th starter, though Hughes MUST be used in a way that allows him to move into the rotation in the event of injury or sucking.

      • pete says:

        agreed. joba is currently better prepared to start next season than hughes is. and neither should be in the bullpen because the difference in Hughes the 6th starter and McAllister the 6th starter is likely to be a lot greater than hughes the primary RH setup man and Robertson the primary RH setup man.

    • Hughesus Cristo says:


  28. Salty Buggah says:

    Saints FAIL! Missed a game-winning FG. Off to OT. So much failing going on in the NFL today.

  29. Salty Buggah says:

    Damnit Ravens. Stop killing yourselves. You gotta beat the Steelers for the Broncos sake!

    They’ve had so many penalties that killed them. 2 brought back TDs. 1 took them out of FG range after Mason dropped a ball in the endzone while being wide-open by 10 yds.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Wow. Damn you Ravens. Flacco got sacked, taking them out of FG range while being down 3 with 2:34 left.

      • Salty Buggah says:

        Aaaand Flacco throws a pick while being hit on 4th down. Just horrible. That should do it, barring a miracle.

        • Salty Buggah says:

          Ravens major FAIL. Almost sacked Big Ben on 3rd down, but didnt. They got lucky that he threw a pick and the guy who picked it off returned it to midfield. However, they got called for illegal contact and Steelers got the ball back. Game over.

  30. TB’s kicker booted that shit. Nice kick.

  31. Salty Buggah says:

    Let’s go Broncos. Gotta beat the Eagles today. (For some reason, I’m having doubts but hopefully I’m wrong)

  32. Salty Buggah says:

    FUCK YOU ORTON! He completely shits his pants when there is even slight pressure, usually falling down by himself. But this time, he just threw it barely behind him (he wasn’t even hit yet) when no one is there. Almost TD Philly. McDaniels challenged and got it overturned, could’ve gone either way.

  33. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    What do you guys see being the bullpen on opening day?

  34. Charlie says:

    The Giants are duking it out for a playoff spot got shit on

  35. Salty Buggah says:

    Brandon Stokley got interfered with on 3rd down. He tried to appeal but instead got ejected and got a 15 yd unsportsmanlike penalty. We were already missing Eddie Royal today. And one of the backups just got badly hurt. Broncos D is committing a lot of penalties, with 3 from the secondary already with 2 mins left in the 1st. They’re trying to limit Desean Jackson but he is still getting catches and Eagles offense is just steam-rolling over the them. They got lucky once with a fumble in the redzone though.

    Broncos are self-destructing, though I didnt expect a win today.

    /rant over

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Total yards: 135 Eagles -9 Broncos
      First downs: 9-0
      Score: 10-0

      Only Marshall (great), Gaffney (meh), and Brandon Lloyd (ugh) left for Broncos.


  36. Come on, Donald Brown.

    /not rooting for either team, just rooting for the UConn player.

  37. danny says:

    everything has worked out for the jets, everyone who had to loose lost. too bad they are playing the Colts! haha

  38. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    The Jets defense is pretty nasty, but boy, they look overmatched on offense and always seem to collapse in the red zone and in the 4th quarter.

  39. Now I know what my life has been missing all these years.

    The Slap Chop.

  40. Reggie C. says:


  41. The perfect word for today’s Giants game: abortion.

  42. Holy crap. What just happened?

  43. Reggie C. says:


  44. I hope WVU destroys FSU in Bowden’s last game.

  45. Riddering says:

    I feel like Leslie Nielsen just took over this game for the Colts.

  46. I don’t hate the Jets or the Mets as they generally do not impede the progress of the teams I root for, but for some reason, I generally dislike the Jets more than I dislike the Mets. Odd.

  47. Salty Buggah says:

    Broncos TD. Then Eagles fumble on kickoff. Broncos TD again. Now, broncos only down 27-24. I don’t trust the defense though so we need more luck.

  48. Salty Buggah says:

    If the Broncos lose (hopefully not) and the Jets win (hopefully not…sorry Jets fans in here), we’ll have 5 teams at 8-7 vying for 2 WC spots.

  49. Question-Who’s your #5 hitter in the Yankee lineup?

    The easy answer is Posada, but I (and many others) think he’s due for a serious decline this year. Jorge will get the job out of ST, but who’s your #5 if he’s struggling?

  50. Reggie C. says:

    Who feels worse right now? Eli or Peyton?

  51. Dela G says:

    hoy shit this is fucking awesome!!


  52. Salty Buggah says:

    Fuck you Colts!

  53. Two WR screens in a row? Really?

  54. Steve H says:

    Don Banks not a believer in the Broncos.

    That leaves the Eagles, which beat Denver on Sunday for their sixth win in a row, improving to 11-4.


  55. ColoYank says:

    I know it’s mostly a football thread – sorry. But give me your over/under for Melancon in 2010 with the Yanks: games pitched: 38. Games finished: 10.

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