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The free-swingin' Brett Gardner

The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since Phil Hughes was ten years old. For reals. Enjoy the game.

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  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since before Bill Clinton asked what the definition of “is” is.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since the Yanks went 125-50

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game during the entirety of Pete Carroll’s collegiate coaching career.

        • Evilest Empire

          The computer game Quake was less than 6 months old when the Cowboys last won a playoff game.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            The Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays didn’t yet exist the last time the Cowboys won a playoff game.

          • Accent Shallow

            I like this reminiscence. I played a lot of Quake in high school.

  • Kevin G.

    Let’s hope it continues.

  • Salty Buggah

    From Shayne Graham’s Wiki page:

    “On January 9, 2010, Graham attempted suicide but he couldnt kick the chair.”

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      On a related note, WTF is wrong with Artie Lang?

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, he stabbed himself NINE times? Crazy people in this world

      • Evilest Empire

        I’m not sure, but his appearance on the first episode of Joe Buck Live was one of the greatest moments in the history of television.

  • Evilest Empire

    http://nomaas.org/?p=929

    NoMaas continues to mock the Red Sox better than anybody else.

    • Salty Buggah

      That was great.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Seriously, though, you know the Sox are desperate for success when they actually have TWO black players at the same time.

        This is the blackest that town has been since the height of New Edition’s fame.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is there a less likable group of people than Eagles fans? Blurst people.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Is there a less likable group of people than Eagles fans Philadelphians? Blurst people.

      Fixed.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada
    • Dalelama

      Yeah, Cowboy fans.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    TOKYO – Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died at age 93.

    Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city.

    He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki, about 300 kilometers (190 miles) to the southwest, which suffered a second U.S. atomic bomb attack three days later.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201.....omb_victim

    I’m not sure if the luckiest, or unluckiest man who ever lived.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wow. That’s so absurd it sounds like the lead in to a parody — if only his death was related to Godzilla.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Within the blast zone both times, survived both times, and died of relatively normal causes 60+ years later.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new.....guchi.html

      If you haven’t seen the details of his story, it’s incredible. The only reason he survived the 2nd blast was due to a steel staircase directly in the way of the bomb blast. The rest of the building he was in was destroyed, along with anyone further than 10-20 feet away from him.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

        There’s actually a funny part to this. When he showed up at work in Nagasaki (heavily bandaged due to his burns) his boss didn’t believe him. News of the Hiroshima bomb hadn’t traveled to Nagasaki (1945 Japan did not have a free press) and so his Boss thought the whole story sounded ridiculous and far fetched. He was yelling at him for missing work for the past few days and telling him he didn’t believe his story, just as the 2nd bomb landed and ripped their building to shreds.

    • Alex S

      i read that James Cameron visited him about possibly making a movie on the bombings

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Check out Shayne Graham’s wikipedia page

    • Salty Buggah

      Salty>>Optimovelist Prime twice tonight

    • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

      Ha. I thought I would see some massive hatefest on his bio.

  • Salty Buggah

    Anyone else want the Eagles to win, just so Philadelphia can face New York in a championship again and lose?

    • Evilest Empire

      I want the Eagles to win because I fucking hate the Cowboys.

      • Reggie C.

        This.

    • Dalelama

      No way the Jets beat anybody coming out of NFC

  • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

    O/U

    Vick touches the ball 4 times.

    I go over.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I’ll take the push.

      They give up after all four times don’t work.

  • Master of all Trades

    Hairston in serious talks with the Yanks? I like.

    The Yankees are in serious talks with free agent utility man Jerry Hairston Jr., according to a tweet by ESPN’s Chris Singleton. New York has “serious interest” in Hairston, and would use him to spell Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, as well as possibility platoon in left.

    • Reggie C.

      So would landing Hairston mean no Reed Johnson?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        I’d think so, unless we work out a deal with the Dodgers to be able to option Hoffmann to the minors.

        • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

          $500,000 should look awful appealing to the McCourt’s right about now.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            We should send Nick Swisher to go have sex with Jamie McCourt, then trade the video evidence to Frank McCourt for the rights to Hoffmann.

            Proving, once again, that Nick Swisher can kill two stones with one bird.

            • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

              Nick Swisher can crush two stones with one bird.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Not necessarily. They could roll with a bench of Cervelli, Hairston, Hoffmann, Johnson and keep Pena/Russo in SWB to start the year.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Perhaps.

            I think Peña’s a Girardi favorite, though. He may ask Cash to get Hoffmann off his 25-man roster (either via trade or via straight return) in order to keep Peña around.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Hmm, I hope Cash feels differently. Hariston may not play as good on D as Pena, but he’s a much better hitter and he can play the OF as well. Hairston’s ability to play the OF makes the bench pretty flexible, though having just one guy (also Hairston) who can also play the IF is troublesome.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Hypothetical, if Hoffmann totally shits the bed during ST, what happens?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                I imagine he’d be returned post haste.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Excellent use of “post haste,” TSJC.

        • Reggie C.

          Its an interesting choice of an OF reserve spot that would’ve been spent better on a superior offensive player.

      • A.D.

        My guess is they’d still take on Johnson, though this prob makes it less likely

  • Kevin G.

    Is there anyway for both teams to lose?

    • Master of all Trades

      That’s what my neighbor said during the World Series. He is a Met fan.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I find the inferiority complex of Mets fans when it comes to the Yankees very amusing. There really is no reason for them to hate the Yankees.

        • A.D.

          Yeah it makes no sense, maybe because I don’t know many Met fans, but I’d have no problem supporting the Mets in the WS

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Yep. If they were playing anyone but the Yankees, I’d root for the Mets.

            • pat

              Unless it was the Angels, Sox or Rays I’d always root for the American League team. Fuck the Mutts.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Sadly, he was disappointed. Luckily for him, he’s used to it by now.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I wish.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    I think the winner of this game is the NFC representative to the SuperBowl. These are the two best teams in the conference, better than both of the bye teams (Saints and Vikings).

  • Master of all Trades

    Before these playoffs are said and done, I would love to see the Vikings play the Packers one more time this year.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Root for Philly, then. They’re the 6 seed, and New Orleans is the 1. If Philly and Green Bay both win, the Packers and Vikings play next week.

      • Master of all Trades

        Then, more Mike Vick please.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          You were saying?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.

  • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

    Love me some Mike Vick.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Vick may have just bought himself a new job next year with that one play.

  • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

    My how the turntables have…

    /Office’d

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The prodig…progid…my son returns.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Mmmmmm… that’s not a INT.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Mmmmmm…I just burned my tongue.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    As an ‘SC football player, I’m kinda selfish, and I would be hurt and disappointed with Pete Carroll if he left, because, you know, he’s preached to us for ten years about loyalty, and “it’s all about the team”, and “put the team first”, and “the Trojans first”.

    If he was to go back and bite his tongue and erase what he said to us, it’d be hard for us to live with that, you know, we as a Trojan nation. Because we have put him in a position that, we love Pete Carroll and Pete Carroll is supposed to be our Trojan coach, you know, forever.

    Kinda like Bobby was for Florida State.
    -LenDale White
    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4810761

    Two small comments, Mr. White:
    1.) You left USC early to go to the draft. I’m not saying you were wrong for doing that, but keep that in mind when you talk about Pete Carroll not being “loyal” or not “putting the Trojans first”. That’s all I’m saying.
    2.) It’s gonna be funny when the Titans cut you in the offseason and you go to the Seattle Seahawks–who should be in the market for FA runningback depth, mind you–looking for a job.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Also:

      “I just wanted everybody to know I completely disagree with [Carroll’s] decision,” Sanchez said, unable to stifle laughter. “Statistics show that it’s not a good choice.”…

      “I talk to Coach a bunch,” Sanchez said of Carroll, the former Jets and New England Patriots coach. “I told him I was going to hammer him about [leaving USC for the NFL]. I wish him the best, whatever happens, whether he stays in school or not.”

      http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnat.....ch-carroll

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This game is getting very uninteresting very quickly.

  • Reggie C.

    Not liking where this is going.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Game… blouses.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yeah, I think I may turn this off soon.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      The Knicks are up on the Rockets a minute before the half, 55-42. On the road, no less.

      I’m very aroused.

  • Dalelama

    It is amazing how awful McNabb and Eagles play against Cowboys but play great against Giants while Giants beat Cowboys twice

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Eagles are just a barrel full of fail tonight.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I’m proud of you, Matt.

      You kept your head on a swivel, and that’s what you’ve gotta do when you’re in the middle of a vicious cockfight.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah. There were horses and a man on fire and I killed a guy with a trident.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          I saw that!

          Matt killed a guy!

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Tommie, I think I ate your chocolate squirrel.

  • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

    Example #2 why Fullbacks should just block.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
  • Ivan

    rough night so far. My goodness.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      KNICKS BABY!

      • Ivan

        Dats da only good thing lol.

    • Mike Pop

      Suck it, Ivan.

      • Tom Zig

        A little early, but congratulations on the win, mr. Pop.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Tina Cervasio: butterface.

  • Master of all Trades

    Anyone else catch George W. Bush in Jerry Jone’s box?

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Yup, I caught that. Was he there the whole time?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Yup. Looking like giant tools in the way only rich old white dudes can do.

    • http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/091102/GAL-09Nov02-2999/media/PHO-09Nov02-185373.jpg Drew

      Michaels pointed it out in the first quarter.

      • Master of all Trades

        I tune out the announcers. It is a force of habit from the 2009 Baseball Playoffs.

      • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

        Ah OK.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Well, this game is a giant clusterfuck for the Eagles.

  • bonestock94

    Meh, why can’t they both just lose..

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Last 3 games in MLB 09: The Show: 10 for 11, 2 HR, 3 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 9 RBI. Maybe I should turn up the difficulty again.

    • JM

      eat this

      RTTS Center Fielder LAA:

      106 game hit streak
      .534 AVG
      23 HR
      142 RBI

      yeah, i have no life.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        I’m a center fielder for the Rangers. I’m at a 45-game hit streak right now with 15 HRs and 51 RBIs

  • Reggie C.

    I would actually rather root for the Boston area Patriots to beat the Cowboys in the Super Bowl should such a nightmare scenario come to pass.

    • Evilest Empire

      Agreed. I’m a Jet fan but I hate the Cowboys more than anybody else.

      • Mike Pop

        Learn to keep hating.

  • Tim

    How bout dem Cowboys?

    I thought it was funny for the NY press to opine during the pre-season that the Giants had the best running game in the NFL in Jacobs and Bradshaw.

    This is the Felix Jones we have been waiting for, now fully healthy, along with Marion Barber and Tashard Choice Dallas has a decent tandem.