NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: 49ers 24, Cardinals 3
Alex Smith completed an unbelievable 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and 3 TD’s, Michael Crabtree make big catch after big catch while catching 2 TD’s, Randy Moss’ 47 yard TD score marked his 18th TD scored on Monday Night Football, and my beloved San Francisco 49ers bitch slapped the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on primetime television.
Perhaps even more impressive than the 18 of 19 passes that Alex Smith completed were the remarkable SEVEN rushing yards the Niners’ defense held the now 4-4 Arizona Cardinals to.
After jumping out of the gats 4-0 and looking as if they were going to be a contender to the Niners’ NFC West throne, the Cards have since dropped 4 straight and proved what I have thought all along. This team, that can’t even decide who they want to line up at QB is nothing more than a pretender.
My beloved Niners head into their BYE week at 6-2.
WEEK 1 RESULTS: 49ers 30, Packers 22
Ladies, gentleman, an cheese heads all over the world…
The best your Packers can do this season is TIE their record from the 2011 season.
The San Francisco 49ers were exactly what those of who know ANYTHING about the team thought they were…
Pretty fucking good.
Alex Smith, at the helm for his 2nd full year under head coach Jim Harbaugh’s offense, went 20-26 for 211 yards, 2 TD’s, and most importantly, NO interceptions on Sunday as he continues to prove what we Niners fans found out in great detail last season. 7 years in, he is finally proving to be deserving of the number 1 pick the Niners invested in him.
Smith’s 1st TD throw was to new Niner Randy Moss. It was Moss’ 154th career recieving TD and moved him into sole possesion of 2nd place on the all time list.
Frank Gore was the beast that he has been for my beloved Niners for quite some time now, toting the rock 16 times for 112 yards and a 23 yard TD run with 8:41 remaining in the 4th to put the game out of reach for the Packers.
Despite all of that, it was kicker David Akers who achieved the most memorable moment from the game.
As time expired in the 2nd quarter, with the Niners attempting to pad their halftime lead, David Akers booted a 63 yard, NFL record tying field goal to give the Niners a 16-7 halftime lead.
What do the Niners take away from this game? Only that they are more than capable of achieving their super bowl aspirations.
As far as the Packers are concerned, they got beat by a damn good football team on Sunday. It happens. In week 1, there is no shame in that. Their mission now, is to make sure that if they meet the Niners again, the result is different.
The Niners and Packers are 2 of the NFC conference’s 3 best teams. Both teams KNOW that. And it’s quite possible that neither team will be able to hoist the Lombardy trophy without going through the other.
Tom Brady would welcome Randy Moss back “with open arms”
Tom Brady and the recently retired and eventual Hall of Famer Randy Moss, combined for 36 TD’s in Randy’s 3 years in New England.
What makes thay number so remarkable is that Tom Brady only played 2 of those seasons due to losing an entire season in 2008.
The 2007 season was especially historic for each of the two future members of the hall. Randy Moss caught an NFL record 23 of Tom Brady’s NFL record 50 TD pases that season.
But last season, Randy Moss did something that pretty much everybody knows that you shouldn’t do. He made waves in New England. He took the Patriots not working out a contract extension with him and his displeasure wth that very fact to the media.
He was subsequently traded to Minnesota.
One couldn’t help but feel that Randy himself regretted the way that it all went down in New England. It certainly seems like Tom Brady does as well.
“Would it surprise me? You never know in the NFL,” Brady told Boston sports radio WEEI during his weekly call-in Tuesday. “I talked to Randy just before the start of training camp. I love Randy. He’s one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the game, one of the greater players I’ve ever had the chance to play with. “
Brady then went on to say; “I can’t get into [Moss’s] brain at all. I love the guy. He’s a great friend of mine. If he ever did have the opportunity to come back, I’d certainly welcome it with open arms.”
Yes, Randy Moss parted ways with the Pats in a rather messy fashion. But when you pay a guy as much as they pay Tom Brady, you HAVE to think that if Brady truly wanted Moss back with the Pats, they would at least reach out and see if he is interested.
Just what the greatest QB in football needs, right? Yet another weapon at his disposal.
Randy Moss Retires
Randy Moss retired yesterday.
I’m not gonna get too far into “how much the league will miss him,” or “what is his place in history,” or “where does he rank among the all-time great recievers,” or “Is he a first ballot hall of famer,” just yet.
Simply because…I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT HE WILL STAY RETIRED.
This is basically Randy pouting because teams weren’t jumping over top of each other to sign him to their respective rosters.
The tip of the iceberg was, for me, OBVIOUSLY, when the New York Jets chose Plaxico Burress, a man who is the same age as Moss, has 449 fewer receptions, 7,013 fewer yards, and 98 fewer TD’s, and has spent the last two years in prison, over HIM.
If you’re Randy Moss, a man who OBVIOUSLY has a massive ego, who OBVIOUSLY wants to play for a title contender, and who OBVIOUSLY as well as NAIVELY believes that he is as good as he ever was, wouldn’t you take offense to that??
The reason Burress came off of the board before Moss, is simple. Teams around the league have finally decided that Moss’ off of the field antics, play when I wanna play attitude, and an obvious tendency to take plays off have finally overshadowed Randy’s undeniable and remarkable skills on the field.
Randy Moss is one of only three recievers, Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens being the others, to be amongst the top 5 all-time in receiving yards, touchdown receptions and 100-yard games. His 954 receptions are 8th all-time. His 23 TD receptions from Pats QB Tom Brady in 2007 are an all-time single season record. He holds the single-season rookie record for receiving TD, 17 in 1998. Only Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Ladainian Tomlinson, and Terrell Owens have scored more TD’s than Randy Moss.
So…is he a first ballot hall of famer? YES.
Where does he rank amongst the all-time great recievers? THIRD. Behind Jerry Rice, and T.O.
And will the league miss him? NOT YET, because he is NOT done playing yet!
How much would I like to bet on that? ONE HUNRED MILLION DOLLARS!
How would I pay if I lost?
Straight cash homie!
TOP 10 MOST DISLIKED SPORTS FIGURES
Forbes recently conducted a study to determine the “10 Most Disliked People in Sports.” This year’s Top 10, courtesy of Forbes.com, are:
- Al Davis-Owner of the Oakland Raiders
- Michael Vick-QB Philladelphia Eagles
- Jerry Jones-Owner of the Dallas Cowboys
- Tiger Woods
- Manny Ramirez-Outfielder Tampa Bay Rays
- Terrell Owens-Wide Reciever Cincinatti Bengals
- Albert Haynesworth-Defensive Lineman Washington Redskins
- Mark McGwire-Retired St. Louis Cardinal, current hitting coach for Cardinals
- Bob Knight-Hall of Fame College basketball coach, current ESPN analyst
- Randy Moss-Wide Reciever Tennessee Titans
That is “THEIR” list. I must admit, that I pretty much couldn’t disagree more with it. It sucks in fact. Al Davis? Most hated man in sports? The average “young” fan doesn’t even know who this bastard is, not to mention, this man isn’t even the most disliked owner on MY list. You want my stance on Michael Vick? He fucked up. He fucked up bad, but he has suffered the consequences and paid his debt to society. One of the many things that I dislike so much about our society is how hypocrytical we are. MOST of us have screwed up, many of us every bit as bad as him. How would we feel if we were publicly executed in the world of public opinion? I feel the same about Tiger Woods. I believe that the oath of marriage is THE MOST sacred oath we as human beings can take, and Tiger violated it MANY times over. But he payed desperately for it! He had his public life exposed to the entire world, his wife divorced him, he has lost full custody of his children, he has lost most of his sponsors, and his golf game still hasn’t returned to the level it was at before all of this happened. He has suffered enough, let’s move on! Now, to “MY TOP 10 MOST DISLIKED SPORTS FIGURES.”
- Rex Ryan-Head Coach New York Jets…DAMN I DESPISE THIS GUY!! I’m not sure if the Jets hired this sumbitch to coach, or to selfishly promote himself in order to then draw attention to the team. If they hired him for the latter, this bastard deserves a raise! DOES HE EVER SHUT UP??? You never heard anything about the Jets players. It was always Rex Ryan this, Rex Ryan that, from the moment the HBO series “Hard Knocks” debuted in the pre-season til the moment the Jets were gloriously eliminated from the playoffs! Once the Jets got to the playoffs, the talk was, “Rex Ryan vs. Peyton Manning.” Ugh….Ryan is a coach and Peyton is a player! Even though I WISH he would toss on some pads so that an opposing player (preferably Ray Lewis) would knock the shit out of him, the reality is that he is an old fat man on the sidelines! I don’t know what’s more sad, the fact that Ryan is a constant shit talking, self promotional juke box, or the fact that he got the rest of his team to buy into his bullshit, and embody his attitude in their own selfish and self-promotional ways!
- Steve Spurrier-Head Coach South Carolina Gamecocks…Almost everything I feel about Rex Ryan applies to the “ol’ ball coach.” Seriously, this guy won a National Title at Florida, a school that was LOADED with NFL talent, one that ANYBODY could’ve won a National Title with, and everyone in sports treats this guy like he is the personal savior of College Football! Any of you remember his stint with the Redskins?? How about that National title, or even that SEC title that he was CERTAINLY gonna bring the long cursed South Carolina Gamecocks? Quite simply, he is overrated, over payed, and he has had so many analysts in his ear over the years telling him how great he is, that this arrogant son of a gun has bought into it himself! Step into reality Steve…the “ol ball coach,” just ain’t that good…
- Jerry Jones-Owner Dallas Cowboys…Arrogant, cocky, entitled, all despite the fact that the so called “America’s Team” Dallas Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game in a dozen years and are coming off another losing season. Jerry, here is your dose of reality…the Cowboys won Super Bowl titles in the 90’s because they had Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, and the biggest and meanest offensive line in all of football, it had nothing to do with you! Hire a GM to run the team, and sit your ass down in the luxury box and write the checks.
- Mike Shanahan-Coach Washington Redskins…After one season in Washington, it ALL makes sense! This motherfucker can’t coach! Those super bowl titles in Denver were ALL Elway! The way he handled Albert Haynesworth and Donovan McNabb in the media, especially the fact that he publicly benched former pro-bowler several times over, McNabb, for the final few games of season in favor of freakin Rex Grossman withou even notifying him first is straight up bullshit, and is something you would expect from a first year coach, not one that has won 2 Super Bowls.
- Manu Ginobili-San Antonio Spurs…This may not make sense to many of you, but this guy just gets on my nerves! The way he plays, the way he carries himself, they both just irritate me. Maybe it’s because I’m a life long Lakers fan, and his team, the Spurs have been our biggest West Coast rivals for YEARS….
- Kevin Garnett-Boston Celtics…Plain and simle…a dirty player. I never thought so until he became a Celtic, but apparently many NBA players agree with my assesment. He takes trash talking to far, and he carries that same attitude onto the court. I don’t like it…
- Kyle Busch-NASCAR…Imagine if Steve Spurrier were a Stock Car driver. Busch is arrogant, overly aggressive, drives like he is the only driver on the track and has often put other drivers and crew members in jeopardy with his attitude and on track actions. This kid has loads of talent, and NASCAR needs a bad boy, but a line has to be drawn somewhere…
- Rusty Wallace-Retired Driver Current ESPN NASCAR analyst…Simply put, THE WORST COMMENTATOR IN THE HISTORY OF NASCSAR! Period. No commentator has ever been more likely to state the obvious. The fact that this ignorant sumbitch gets paid buckets of cash to talk about sports when their are hundreds of more qualified recent college graduates, who would gladly do his job at a fraction of what ESPN pays him, irks me to no end…
- Lou Holtz-Retired Coach current ESPN analyst…Never, EVER has there been a more biased analyst! He used to coach at South Carolina and Notre Dame, and this bastard picks both schools to win EVERY SINGLE TIME!! The Cocks could be playing the Steelers and Lou would pick them to win! Word to Lou…THE COCKS BOOTED YOUR ASS FOR THE OL’ BALL COACH!! YOU DO NOT OWE THEM YOUR BIASED OPINIONS! You are payed to be an analyst, and check your personal attachments at the door. When do you plan to start?
- Rajon Rondo-Boston Celtics…Quite simply, this guy is one of the most over rated athletes in all of sports! He gets 15 assists a game because everybody on his damn team is an all-star and because he can’t hit the broad side of a barn when he shoots it himself! I don’t know why anybody even D’s up this guy! Play off of him and make HIM beat you! Trust me…he can’t do it!
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