3:36 pm December 21, 2010, by David O'Brien
December 27th, 201011:44 pm
And so it goes…
His knee seemed down much earlier. Much more than a yard.
What a horrible spot. His knee was down way before the yellow line.
December 27th, 201011:45 pm
Of course it’s non-reviewable.
Sorry Falcons fans
December 27th, 201011:46 pm
At least we have next week.
December 27th, 201011:47 pm
Damn, damn, damn.
Gave this one away.
December 27th, 201011:48 pm
If only Michael Turner did not fumble; the Falcons would have scored and won.
The defense did really well to hold them to 17 points.
December 27th, 201011:49 pm
I blame this on everyone who complained about ESPN picking he Saints – a karma-kind-of deal…
SB, and their defense held the Falcons well.
December 27th, 201011:51 pm
December 27th, 2010
What happened to the 30ish Cuban outfielder we signed last year? I just forgot all about him and don’t even remember his name. I believe he had recently defected and had no American baseball experience.
AA – YASSER GOMEZ? OF – .323 BA, 127 AB, 41 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 19 BB, 9 SO, 1 SB 3 CS, .411 OBP, .346 SLG, .757 OPS, 38 G, 2 E.
December 27th, 201011:54 pm
Sorry about your lose guy’s, but your in a better position than my Giants.Giants are still stranded in Green Bay, and they really need a lot of help now. I feel a sleep in watching this game.Maybe it was the announcers?
December 27th, 201011:55 pm
Have to say our D played fantastic. Very encouraging to see. Shake it off and finish it off vs Carolina next week.
December 28th, 201012:00 am
Damn none existent offense. Tough game, good one too, bad outcome though.
Nothing changes, win next week. # 1 seed, bye, home-field THWT-all
December 28th, 201012:02 am
No sacks but came close to a bunch of them. Could’ve made a difference in some crucial 3rd down situations.
December 28th, 201012:03 am
Yeah, Soph, the defense was really good. Too bad they had to spend the whole second half on the field.
December 28th, 201012:05 am
Ward, it’s alright. Losses happen. It’s frustrating right when it happens, but; at least the Falcons get to play against the Panthers next week. All the Falcons need is one win to clinch home field.
December 28th, 201012:07 am
Offense seemed like it was mustering up some confidence before the Turner fumble but ended up disappearing again. I know hindsight is 20/20 but not a big fan of the punt with 2:something left in the game. It was long 4th down yardage but you never know.
December 28th, 201012:13 am
I am more dissapointed that they couldnt do anything with the second INT. Matt Ryan got the ball near midfield and didnt go too much further. Would’ve been nice to capitalize with at least a FG.
December 28th, 201012:14 am
Hey is my man LAWRENCE SIDBURY JR. playing any? He’s an excellent U of R grad at DE.
December 28th, 201012:20 am
Can’t wait any longer folks. Sack time.
December 28th, 201012:21 am
Pirates are back in on KK as of now!
SB–Yes, but enjoy seeing Australia at 117/4 in their second innings.
December 28th, 201012:22 am
Is EL SID playing any?
December 28th, 201012:25 am
True on Pirates, and KK. Maybe we will hear some thing in a few days….
December 28th, 201012:27 am
Man, Matt Millen is an idiot.
December 28th, 201012:30 am
rich – I know Sid played last year. He hasn’t played much this year but I think he got hurt. Not a 100% sure though. I know I haven’t seen him on the field in the last month or so.
December 28th, 201012:32 am
bravey, if you reall believe ryan is a top seven guy,you scare me.
December 28th, 201012:34 am
i know this offense is constructed to not make mistakes.
wonder why? dont trust that arm down the middle of the field.
nothing wrong with that when the running game and the short stuff is working.
December 28th, 201012:36 am
time to look at the comparables.
ryan manages a great game but he does not have that super stong arm.
he might not yet have his welker though.
December 28th, 201012:38 am
Moe – am enjoying it right now.
December 28th, 201012:41 am
You guy’s have a good team. Nothing to be mad about. The Falcons rattled Breese, and thats saying some thing right there! I was impressed with the deffense!
December 28th, 201012:42 am
Just the announcers put me to sleep.
December 28th, 201012:44 am
if you reall believe ryan is a top seven guy,you scare me.
When the hell did I ever say Matt Ryan is a top 7 guy? I’d take Peyton, Brady, Vick, Ben, Rivers, Rodgers, Brees over him. When the hell did I ever put him in that class? You’re scaring me accusing me of saying something I’ve never been close to saying. Ryan is a very good QB though. You’ll always be a contender with him, and you can win a Super Bowl with him.
December 28th, 201012:45 am
Talk to you guy’s tomorrow! Be cool, and peace……. Nite all……
December 28th, 201012:52 am
bravey, the point is matty ice, (hate the name) aint as good as the media pumps him. been down this road before.
at this pont he is a system QB. nothing wrong with that, but he aint got aaron rodgers arm.
he aint, rivers, he aint brady, he aint neither of the mannings.
you could even bring in cutler. he cant go to anywhere but right.
December 28th, 20101:01 am
defense was over the top good tonight.
ryan was not getting kiiled back there. sure zip on the running game, but he sure almost made zero plays.
just saying he might need another slot guy.
look would rahter have him then just about zero alternatives.
December 28th, 20101:34 am
As 2010 comes to a close we take the opportunity to reflect upon those who are no longer with us. Among those who have passed this year are Hollywood celebrities, athletes, musicians and politicians.
January: Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, actor Pernell Roberts, musician Teddy Pendergrass.
February: Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, Deadliest Catch Captain Phil Harris.
March: Actor Robert Culp, NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, actor Peter Graves and child actor Corey Haim.
April: Actor John Forsythe and actress Dixie Carter.
May: Brittany Murphy widower Simon Monjack, actor Dennis Hopper, singer Lena Horne, child actor Gary Coleman, television personality Art Linkletter, actress Lynn Redgrave.
June: Senator Robert C. Byrd, singer and sausage king Jimmy Dean, actress Rue McLanahan.
July: Bill Cowher’s wife Kaye Cowher, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
August: Canadian pro wrestler Luna Vachon, celebrity plastic surgeon Frank Ryan.
September: Segway mogul James Heselden, actor Tony Curtis.
October: Actress Lisa Blount, U.S. swimmer Fran Crippen, actress Barbara Billingsley, actor Tom Bosley.
November: MLB manager Sparky Anderson, actor Leslie Nielsen.
December: Lawyer Elizabeth Edwards, film director Blake Edwards, NFL quarterback and sports commentator Don Meredith.
December 28th, 20103:35 am
We saw The Fighter tonight. Terrific movie. Perfect casting with Mark Wahlberg, who’s entirely convincing as “Irish” Micky Ward; Christian Bale as his crack-addicted older brother and trainer, and Melissa Leo as their controlling mom.
Add it to the long list of superb fight films. Boxing really does lend itself to great moviemaking so much better than does any other sport.
Rob from SC
December 28th, 20106:13 am
Hope everyone had a great holiday…Spring Training is getting closer.
December 28th, 20108:52 am
DOB, I may check out The Fighter soon. Last night I saw True Grit. Very, very good movie. Anyway, I need to get out on the road; I have to go back to Virginia today.
December 28th, 20109:03 am
Boxing really does lend itself to great moviemaking so much better than does any other sport.
Obviously you failed to see the true genius and brilliance of Angels in the Outfield and Rookie of the Year.
I enjoyed The Fighter. Just saw Black Swan last night. That was a Crazy film. Really enjoyed it. Easily Portman’s best. Easily.
Don’t know if you have seen True Grit yet David but that movie was incredible as well. I got on a Bridges kick over Christmas and saw True Grit as well as Tron (then watched Airplane to see Sr Bridges). Tron was enjoyable, fun and great for nostalgia, but nothing theatrically incredible (3D is not worth the extra doe on this film). However, the young Bridges playing against the old Bridges was quite amazing to see. They did a good job with that.
December 28th, 20109:04 am
DOMINICAN second season stats.
(I’m assuming the games start over for a second half winner like some American leagues do. Then the first half winner plays the second half winner for a champ.)
Only way to explain the figues going forward.
CF JOSE CONSTANZA 1-4, 1 R, 1 SO, .200 BA.
3B DIORY HERNANDEZ 0-3, SF, 1 RBI (2), .125 BA.
BARBARO ‘THE FLAILING CUBAN’ 0-3 last night, 1 BB, .317 BA.
2B JOE THURSTON out with an injury since Dec. 3.
C ORLANDO MERCADO 2-3, 1 2B (10), 1 RBI (16), .312 BA.
P-Town Brave ©
December 28th, 20109:05 am
Sorry…just had to
December 28th, 20109:15 am
Sadly, not to make light of your last post, but i thought for sure that when Corey Haim went down that Corey Feldman was next…
December 28th, 20109:44 am
I’m not sorry. It’s going to be great watching them beat the Bears two weeks in a row.
December 28th, 20109:54 am
I saw The Fighter last week–a couple of days before Christmas–and I have to agree with you on all counts. Evidently it was Wahlber’s passion to get the thing made for three years or more and it shows. I’m not so sure the rest of the family didn’t “disturb” me more than the Christian Bale character. But then, that’s what good acting is all about. The “I Started A Joke” scene was one of my favorites.
You mentioned DeNiro’s “Stone” a couple of weeks ago and I was hoping to catch it today, but it looks like it wasn’t long for Atlanta
December 28th, 20109:55 am
Nolie, I may be wrong, but I think you forgot the fomer Chi Cub who died.
We gave them that first game. How many penalties did the Packers commit, 2,632 give or take?
Yeah, it still stings, even after all the beer.
December 28th, 201010:00 am
Anyone see the “what if” scenario on Prince Fielder? It had Atlanta added to it with a trade of Mclouth, Beachy and Teheran. Not quite sure what the Brew Crew would think about this trade.. Mclouth?? I’d be willing to make the deal if you could replace the name Teheran with Delgado but I doubt that would tip the scales on a trade. It’d be rather awesome to have that much power in our lineup though, oh well… what if…
December 28th, 201010:04 am
That’s quite a list and–though I usually am aware of most “noteworthy” deaths–seeing all on one list is almost staggering and gives me the same kind of feeling as when we lost Robert Mitchum, Jimmy Stewart, and Charle Kuralt within four days in July of 1997; the old “they dies in three’s” adage proven again.
December 28th, 201010:07 am
You must be speaking of Ron Santo
December 28th, 201010:08 am
I believe it was 18 penalties and a lot of them were on big plays for the Pack. 2 flags on picks for us, one on a TD to Finley. So the game would’ve turned out a lot different. It has been discussed that since the Packers are one of the least penalized teams this year now that it’s the end of the year that the Bears game seemed like it was a little unfair to be called for 18 penalties and on big plays as well. Hopefully we get a different ref crew in Lambeau as the Packers are clearly the more talented team. I think the Packers will be jacked up for this game with the playoffs on the line and they will be seeking redemption.
December 28th, 201010:09 am
haggard, Phil Cavarretta.
December 28th, 201010:11 am
Now that I look at it again; I don’t see Ron Santo either. Then again, it’s a huge list; some folks may have been left off.
December 28th, 201010:13 am
I’d missed Phil Cavarretta
Anyway, talk to you all later. I have a long drive back to Virginia.
December 28th, 201010:14 am
haggard, he died early this month.
Actually he died the day I drove down here.
December 28th, 201010:16 am
Be careful, Trey
December 28th, 201010:17 am
Thanks haggard. I really don’t want to head back, in fact; I am somewhat stalling.
December 28th, 201010:19 am
Country Music Songwriter Hank Cochran
Okay–you folks have me in the mood for a movie, something good, so I think I’ll journey down to The Tara today and catch either “127 Hours” or “The King’s Speech”.
December 28th, 201010:20 am
MLBTR has a good post on the Braves search for another OFer.
December 28th, 201010:23 am
Hank Cochran had some awesome songs on the “Honeysuckle Rose” soundtrack.
December 28th, 201010:24 am
Thanks–Bob Feller as well. Joe Posnanski wrote an excellent piece about Feller a couple of weeks ago. And Hank Cochran, beginning with “Make The World Go Away”, (one of my Dad’s favorites was Eddie Arnold’s version) and “I Fall To Pieces”, then steamrolling with the rest. What a songwriter.
See you folks later.
December 28th, 201010:28 am
Haggard- I have your Wurlitzer ready to go – make sure I have your address – email@example.com
December 28th, 201010:30 am
December 28th, 201010:48 am
Was Sparky Anderson on that list? He pasted away this year also.
December 28th, 201010:51 am
Yes he was.. nevermind… I was thinking he past more than a couple of months ago.
December 28th, 201010:53 am
Zelda Rubinstein? The lady from poltergeist
December 28th, 201010:55 am
And my brother, too.
December 28th, 201010:56 am
Morning to you all. ….doesn’t that sound like a good thing to do today, a visit to Tara, Haggard? Good choice…..I’m going to make a few more calls and see if I can’t drum up some new material, no luck yesterday. But one way or another I’ll get you a new blog this afternoon. Deal?
December 28th, 201010:59 am
Sounds good to me Carroll.
December 28th, 201011:00 am
Carroll – Works for me. Of course, I see no problem with 80 page blogs. Never could understand why people complain. Not like we’re paying for this or anything.
December 28th, 201011:01 am
Hmm…yeah, it’ll be very unfair when JC throws 3 TD passes and the Pack are wiped out of the playoffs…
But don’t worry boys, I’ll make sure to recommend a great wine to go with all that cheese!
December 28th, 201011:04 am
REMEMBER THIS ON SUNDAY:
Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
Make every play clear the way to victory!
Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!
We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation,
With your T formation.
Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
And let them know why you’re wearing the crown.
You’re the pride and joy,
of all Illinois.
Chicago Bears, Bear Down!
December 28th, 201011:17 am
Thank you for calling USA Prime Credit. My name Peggy.
December 28th, 201011:28 am
Yeah JC will throw 3 TD passes but to Woodson, Williams, and Collins. The Bears luck is bound to run out and it will be this week at Lambeau. The refs gave you 2 games this year…Detroit opening day and the Packers game at Soldier Field with 18 penalties. Like I said it will be sweet to see the Bears lose 2 weeks in a row and the second one in front of the home crowd to send the Bears into hibernation. Did you see what we did to the Giants and we almost beat the Patriots with our second string QB. Those 2 teams tore the Bears apart….clearly even you can see which team has more talent right?
December 28th, 201011:30 am
I have made a DOB 2010 radio station on slacker.com for all you streaming radio people… this maybe a little late but I have been out of town and away from the computer so i am just catching up…
I fine tuned it as close as I could get it with the free settings.
December 28th, 201011:34 am
that is based on the 2010 list of course
December 28th, 201011:47 am
Oh and DOB…Thanks for the music and movie info all year. A couple of gem mint tens that I would have otherwise missed includes the Killer Inside Me, The Soft Pack and Cee Lo Green. No matter what all the haters say, keep all the music and movie stuff up.
Speaking of which Brothers was my fave of the year as well with Arcade Fire a close second. The National album is in my top five as well. Rounding out that top five, for me, would be Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (sneaky good) and the Band of Horses.
Ease® in Woodstock
And the first song I hear is by Train…LOL!
December 28th, 201011:49 am
Ease® in Woodstock–And the first song I hear is by Train…LOL!
DOH!!!! it’s normally pretty on but has a few rotten apples. Just ban the artist and it will move on.
December 28th, 201011:50 am
bigchief: here I was actually thinking you’d done something cool, and was about to tell you as much, when i click on that “station” and the song that’s playing is some horrendous dance cut by someone named Jay Sean (I think that was the spelling). Come on, man. Maybe that’s one of your favorites, but I have (thankfully) never even heard of the guy.
December 28th, 201011:55 am
sorry DOB, it does do some pretty bad stuff once and again(b/n you and ease sounds more than once and again ). but for a free service to play in the background and find some of your other stuff it is pretty cool. you may have to skip some stuff though.
December 28th, 201011:59 am
and for the record, I have never heard of Jay Sean either. He was probably “related” (as decided by slacker) to one of the artists in the list.
Speaking of good music, I got both of Whitey Morgan and the 78s’ cds for Christmas.
December 28th, 201012:01 pm
sorry, bigchef, but when the first two songs are by Jay Sean and Train, I’ll have to skip altogether. Can’t recommend that. But thanks for the effort. Really.
December 28th, 201012:06 pm
The Bears did not get two games given to them by the officials…
READ THE RULEBOOK!!
Rules are rules…and such as that, it was not a catch and the Bears won…
Also, every single penalty was called correctly on the Pack…
If I recall, Greg Olsen scored a TD in the game that was brought back for an illegal clip, and then scored AGAIN…
Cutler had a concussion in the 1st quarter against the Giants…not exactly a great reference point…
The Bears are playing really good football right now…besides, if you wanna compare apples to oranges, how about the Bears dropping 38 on the Jets in poor conditions when the Pack couldn’t even get the ball in the endzone against them…
I’m sick and tired of everyone calling the Bears a fluke…their D is as always solid and Cutler and Forte are really clicking now and the Knox/Hester tandem at WR is one of the most dangerous breakaway groups in all of football…
WE ARE THE NFC NORTH CHAMPS! SHOW US SOME RESPECT!
December 28th, 201012:08 pm
Maybe not your bag, but Jay Sean and Train are both very popular…
Hello proverbial rock you’ve been living under…
Next thing you’re gonna tell me is that BEP are awful and you’ve never heard of Lady Gaga…
December 28th, 201012:13 pm
Liked the Cee Lo tune ………. I’m running out of skips, at least I guess I am.
December 28th, 201012:14 pm
Really no biggie…I did it for me and just thought I would share
December 28th, 201012:21 pm
P-Town……. The Packer-Bears game will be played on the field Sunday. I think the Bears are ligit and I’m a Packer fan. I do believe that it’s hard in the Central Division to win on the road and the Bears will have all they can handle in GB this weekend. The Pack needs this game and I believe will win because the have the crowd in GB and Rogers has found a swagger that he was missing earlier in his career. He and Cutler should put on a show but I believe Rogers is the better QB and has a more talented receiving crew to throw to. Looking forward to Sunday. Congrats on winning the division..
I’ve heard of Lady Gaga, but hey,…I’ve heard of ulcerative colitis, too, and I don’t want either one of them.
I’d rather listen to my mother-in-law cough up mucus than to listen to that haint.
December 28th, 201012:29 pm
Very funny…and yeah, I’m not a Little “Monster” either, but hey, I can give her credit…she’s got an enormous fan base.
Agreed, and I’m not taking anything away from Rodgers…he’s an outstanding player…but this is in fact the best few weeks I have seen the Bears play (minus the Pats game) – that was all on the Bears for not wearing the proper cleats given it was a home game and you can’t do that when you are playing by far the best team in football.
December 28th, 201012:35 pm
I wonder if Billy Wagner “IS” considering playing again.. Can anyone think of a reason he wouldn’t have signed the necessary paperwork to retire if he was 100% certain. It seems the Braves would have helped to expedite that process so they could have the roster spot cleared as they had to leave a player unprotected because Wags still has it. Maybe the Braves know something they’re not talking about. They also haven’t gone out and signed a proven closer…….(could be a sign). I know it’s been written they believe Kimbrel and Ventors can handle the 8th and 9th and I believe they can. But given a choice the way Wagner pitched last year I’d take another year of that and have Kimbrel and Ventors get another year of experience and mentoring from one of the best ever.. The Braves bullpen would be scary good if he came back for one more year. I also think if he added to his resume with one more lights out year it could help his HOF chances. He would be the LHP with the most saves ever. He’s 2 behind John Franco now. That might be the biggest incentive for a great competitor like Billy. I’m sure he could also find use for 6 or 7 million dollars too. As for this Braves fan I hope he plays one more year…
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