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Technical Difficulties

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the site is experiencing some pretty rough seas. I’m not even sure how I managed to get in and post this. Please stick with me and know that I’m doing everything I can with my host to get it straightened out.

If you can see this and feel like commenting, consider this the Ravens-Vikings gameday post as well.

My call? Vikings 27-24. If things get up and running I’ll explain my reasoning in the comments.

8 comments to Technical Difficulties

  • Big Ben's Motorcycle

    can’t argue with your pick but the ravens must win this game, period.

  • dan the man

    Officially time to panic?

  • Andrew

    @dan the man – If I weren’t drunk I’d be panicking. Of course, I thought they’d lose this game before the season…but the failure of the defense to contain other teams is very disturbing. Then again, I didn’t watch the game (I was on a wine tour…which sounds pretty lame compared to sports, but meh…), and only assume based on the final score that the defense has to shoulder a lot of blame.

    Also: can’t picture a scenario wherein the Yankees fail to win the World Series. I can’t express how this makes me feel exactly, but it’s a combination of a great many things without settling on one of them, and it includes relief (which might be hard to explain).

  • Big Ben's Motorcycle

    i’m drunk and pissed but happy and stoned about the rest of my life besides football but then that wide left kick comes back and life fucking sucks and i hate sports but then i love some fucking puppy i see then i think about mason being wide open on that throw and then i eat some awesome meal and then go to sleep and wake up and think about how absurd all this is but fuck it this is important and how can ed reed never win a superbowl and fuck the fact that the ravens can’t get a break but then i’m reminded of the fact that at least you won a superbowl and i’m like fuck you i don’t care it’s a fucking crime that we finally have an offense and this happens

  • Andrew

    @Big Ben’s Motorcycle – I think we just found the new poet laureate:

    I’m drunk and pissed
    but happy and
    stoned about the rest of my life
    besides football
    but then that wide left kick comes back
    and life fucking sucks
    and I hate sports
    but then I love some fucking puppy
    I see then I think
    about Mason being wide open on
    that
    throw
    and then I eat some awesome meal and then go to sleep
    and wake up and think about
    how absurd all this is

    At this point I’m basically wondering why you’ve been following me around taking notes, brother

  • neal s

    @Andrew – Spot on.

    I was going to put up a new post, but I’m still not sure that the site is 100% stable. The past three days have been a shitstorm on the back end, so if that trend continues tomorrow I want this post at the top for Monday visitors. Which sucks, but such is life.

    So getting to the game, here’s my take: it’s not time to panic. It sucks to lose three games in a row, but the fact is that the Ravens are 3-3 heading into their bye and still very much in the thick of the division race. On top of that, the Ravens offense has proven itself to be a force. The Vikings D is no joke, and dropping 31 on them in the Metrodome says something. That’s the good.

    The D is a shell of its former self, susceptible to both the run and the pass, but they’re not as bad as they looked today. This is a team that’s still well capable of winning games.

    Time to be concerned? For sure. But time to panic? Not yet. They might not be as good as they looked at 3-0, but they’re not as bad as they look at 3-3. Plenty of football left to play.

    PS – Stover probably misses that kick, too.

  • neal s

    On another note, it will be impossible for me to care a lick about the World Series if it’s Phillies-Yankees. There’s nothing interesting or enjoyable about sports in the Philly-NY-Boston corridor. Except Chris’ Jets, and maybe the Islanders.

  • Everyone knows Einstein’s definition of insanity, vis a vis doing the same thing and expecting different results. It was bad enough to once AGAIN watch Frank “Toast” Walker get gouged for deep passes and dumb penalties with the game on the line…then after the fact, we find out that Fabian Washington was BENCHED, and Walker matched up with Sidney Rice in his place???

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    You have to know that he’s going to fail. At least Webb would have been an unknown.

    Needless to say, Hauschka is not the only goat on the farm.