It’s Geezer Time! The NFL Season Takes Flight Tonight
No more preseason watered down bunk. Boise State versus Virginia Tech was nice and all that. But those false fronts are behind us now because it is time for some real football. That’s right folks, Trash Talk is back for real!!!
Now all I got to worry about is a near 41 year old grandfather trying to keep himself and his walker upright out on a field with the most bulked up, fast and vicious young professionals the NFL has to offer. Marcy, on the other hand, had quite a fright this morning when Tom Brady was involved in a terrible car accident. Had to use the jaws of life to get the people out of the other car (a minivan), but Tom is as almost always, unscathed. Back on the field with the team later and, apparently, just fine. Jeebus, the dude must have stolen a four leaf clover from the Boston Garden or something.
But the real news of course is the rematch of the NFC Championship game from last season. Vikings at the Saints. As you may recall, it was a blood bath and one hell of a game. All your favorite characters are back. The Geezer, Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen, Drew Fookin Brees, Reggie Bush and Jeremy Shockey.
Mardi Gras is long over, but the party from Lombardi Gras is still rolling in the Big Easy. New Orleans is wired like it is the Super Bowl all over again. You gotta love it. The teams are both pretty healthy with two exceptions. Safety and defensive general Darren Sharper is still out rehabbing a knee and Sidney Rice is out for six to eight weeks with a bad hip. Both are key to their units, but these are two solid teams and they will make do just fine.
No reason not to believe it won’t be another outstanding game with these two teams on the field. If it is lopsided, it will almost certainly be in the Saints’ favor, as it is possible it takes a few games for the Geezer to get untracked. But it isn’t like he has never been to this rodeo before, so I expect a good game. Problem is, once again the game is in the Superdome in New Orleans, and that is tough. The edge has to be solidly with the Saints tonight.
So take out yer false teeth mama, it is time for the hard hitting to begin again; it’s the season opener in the NFL, Saints and Vikings! Trash it up!
And thanks for this… ; )
Yep. I AM READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!
The full line is actually from a J. Geils Band song and is:
But I wasn’t sure how that would go over …..
EEEEEEwwwwwwwwwww, blech, ick even.
Ok, bonjonno, bmaz has convinced me to put the teeth back in and stay way far away from J Geils ; )
oh please, I’m sooo tempted, but my easily embarrassed domestic partner reads here – damn !
gawd phred, put ur teeth back in :)
bmaz- is this thing on network tv so I can watch it on my antenna rig?
How depressed is Reggie Bush going to be at the prospect of having his Heisman Trophy repossessed?
Not at all. Remember, OJ’s trophy was seized to help pay the civil judgment.
If I were Reggie Bush, I’d take it out in the desert someplace and bury it. That, or drop it in the Gulf. He was the right choice to win, and post hoc fiddling to declare him ineligible five years after the fact will not change how dominant he was – his wrongs (if any) were of the paperwork variety and not of the PED variety. He’s going to wind up like Red Grange getting his Olympic medals stripped for having played semi-pro football (didn’t affect the integrity of the sport), and being a bone of contention for a century to come.
Syria is apparently a very good place to bury things in the desert since nobody has ever found all those WMDs Sadaam put there. Probably room for a Heisman.
I was thinking somewhere in Arizona….
Now that’s some real trash talk. Politics and football combined. Nice job.
Does anyone else think Favre is going to wind up like that old Y A Tittle (I think he was the guy) photo with the blood running all over him? Broken and beaten.
If I’m Reggie, I would be incensed at having to give back the Heisman.
Winning the Lombardi Trophy and the many Million$ will soothe the pain, I’m sure.
Fook Brees. Fook the Geez.
I’m gettin’ one o’ these. Note how they got the hair right.
And, as to Brady, it also was the hair. Once he went all Tiger Beat circa 1975 (for the Missus – convenient excuse), he lost all ability to do higher movement-orientated things. Like avoid T-Boning traffic (note the sign “Watch for turning vehicles” One is constrained to wonder if he’ll notice opposing defenders like that, too. Short season if he does.). Tom Hero did a real number on that minivan – almost cut it in half. If you look at the one labelled Van in Brady Accident, you get cell phone video from before the cops got there, showing Mop Top Tom standing around his car and checking his stuff, hanging out, while some guy with cornrows is in the back of the minivan helping stabilize the neck of an injured victim of T-Bone’s driving.
One or both of those vehicles was speeding, and given the center-of-mass impact on the van (he always could hit a target), I’m inclined to say Tom is in that club. Also note he has Joisey plates. Wonder how he finesses that.
He could be a resident of New Jersey like the Boss…
Um, the issue comes down to where his car is “principally garaged”; i.e., where it spends the night most of the time. Most states (I assume MA is one of them) require a person who resides in a particular state to register and insure their car in that state within a relatively short time of establishing residence there. So, that’s a potential problem with MA. If the car is registered and insured in NJ and principally garaged in MA, Tom Hero is askin’ fer trouble from NJ’s insurance police.
NJ has what is regarded as “good” car insurance, in that its law requires it to cover a lot of things (particularly medical expenses). In return, NJ has to deal with a lot of out of state people keeping their NJ insurance when they leave NJ because other states’ insurance laws are not as generous toward policyholders. So, they go after them. OTOH, NJ also has a problem with people who can’t afford NJ insurance keeping their cars in NJ and keeping them registered and insured in other states which are cheaper. So they go after them, too.
Why the Jersey Plates?
“Audi confirmed the $97,000 Audi S8 sedan that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady crashed this morning was a loaner from the company, part of an arrangement with Brady that involves the Best Buddies charity. Hence the Jersey plates.
Brady has been the honorary chairman of the charity’s annual fundraiser for three years, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Back in June, Brady hosted the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, a series of events including a 100-mile bike ride/walk as well as a flag football game.
In 2008, Brady and Audi gave five Pats offensive linemen new Q7 sport utility vehicles.’
The issue I was looking at was insurance – where the car regularly sleeps at night. An interesting legal question when it’s a corporate loaner, but I’d still hazard it’d be better off with MA plates. Mop Top Tom would avoid getting crap about it from the home fans.
We love Tom Terrific… mop and all… Brady has started 127 games … Joe Montana got his 100th win in his 139th start. …
Brady will outflank Joey… when he cops his 100th victory quicker than
any other QB dude, including YA Tittle…
What about Kurt Warner? Didn’t he get to 100 faster?
Bob in AZ
Fast Trackers — Brady is 97-30 in 127 starts
Fewest starts to reach 100 wins
among QBs to start career in Super Bowl era
Joe Montana 139
Terry Bradshaw 147
Brett Favre 153
Peyton Manning 154
Jim Kelly 157
Dan Marino 157
Kurt was the fastest QB to pass for 10,000 yards.
Maybe he played for bad teams?
since we’re talking about loaners, let me remind that Tiger’s Escalade was a loaner too.
Yeah, and the Missus did almost as good a job on that loaner as the minivan did on Mop Top Tom’s.
All us studs have loaner cars. In my case for instance, my wife lets me drive mine….
You should be glad for that. Just hope she doesn’t put a GPS tracker on it.
Does that mean that, like Brady, your missus dictates what kind of doo you wear?
We’re gonna get dead silence from BMAz on that hair products line of discussion.
That, and the Geezer seems to still have something going on.
Told you guys i pissed mom off, now she’s making cracks about my bald dome!
What is it with millionaires being too cheap to buy a car?
Isn’t there an old saying about people (or is it banks) only give you money when you don’t need it? ; )
Hmmm …. I get ‘video unavailable’
More good luck for Tom?
Go lower down where there are a bunch of thumbnails and click on those.
I think Brady just treated the guy that was crashing into him as he would one of those dam* pass rushers.
Bob in AZ
By looking for hair products to primp his Bieber-do with?
Whaddya know about … hair products?
Love, love, love Zeppelin
My choice (but not my thread, so who cares?) for a Led Zep for musical accompaniment for this game would be Battle of Evermore
PS watch for a buncha 3 and 4 wides by the Saints because of the thin Vikes secondary (everbody’s injured). If the Vikes win, I think it’ll be close (AD could have a huge game); if the Saints win, it’ll be a blow out
Not sure what the big deal is here, bmaz. Hockey season doesn’t start for another month.
So, uh, bmaz, are you planning on a Friday night trash, or have you just deliberately provoked masaccio and me?
Trash talk creation is hard work; hard work I tell ya. There just is not time for all the little insignificant games like the Wolvereenies versus the Blighted Irish.
But, because Ohio State (hey Klynn!) is playing Miami and Florida State is playing the Nooners from Oklahoma (hey Freep!), I do plan to put up another thread tomorrow night.
I’ll try to work your and Ed’s little game in…..
(Boy am I in trouble now – Duckin & Runnin – I’ll be back in a while when this all blows over…..)
Hey! That’s the game I wanna see! But I don’t have satellite dish with 60 zillion channels on it, so I doubt I’ll be able to see it. Usta be that the Wolverinees would be on the TV machine almost every Saturday, no matter who they were playing. And the TV guys would be fighting over who would get to broadcast a Wolverinees vs. the Irish game. Now, not so much.
Bob in AZ
Bob it is on NBC at 12:30 pm Arizona time. You should be able to get it just fine.
Thanks! The last schedule I saw didn’t include that for some reason.
Bob in AZ
Fuck Boise State. The most important game this season will be the Colonial Bowl (grin, grin).
UMass vs. UNH
October 23, 2010
Kickoff 3:30 p.m.
Foxborough, MA 02035
Join us for the first-ever collegiate football game at Gillette Stadium!
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association invites you to a fan gathering and rally at CBS Scene Sports Bar & Restaurant, just steps away from Gillette Stadium. Come enjoy entertainment provided by the Minutemen Marching Band, delicious appetizers and a cash bar.
GO WILDCATS!!! ; )
UMass eked out a victory against the ferocious William & Mary eleven.
Should be a nip, tuck, nip battle against the WildKitties..
I went to both schools, so I’m happy with a win either way : )
I just couldn’t help myself from yanking your chain a little — it is trash talk after all!
Did you attend UConn too?
If so, we can give you the old “Yankee Conference” gridiron trophy
Doncha you love throwing money into the NH Tolls… fuckers, Mass
should reciprocate and charge those Repubs buckeroos, as they enter
our state and take our good-paying jobs (grin)
Is it me, or is everyone kinda slow gettin’ the trash up to speed, like we’re not really ready for the season?
Just waiting for Big Ben’s next sexual assault victim to surface…..
You gonna be greyer than the Geezer if you sit around waitin’ on that.
Wouldn’t work, scribe. Our desert’s so littered with beheaded corpses that you can’t find a decent-sized patch of sand anymore.
So, cut the head off the statue and it’ll blend right in. Added plus – he could take the head and hang it from his rearview mirror or send it to someone or something.
Heh heh, good one!
Doesn’t look good for the Geezer team early. Could be looong night.
Geezer, on the sidelines, looks like he’s having fun. Penalties are killing them, though.
Dang, you and bmaz are on a roll tonight ; ) Nicely, done.
Drew Brees threw down a marker right away with that opening touchdown drive. OK, Old Man, Catch me if you can!
Bob in AZ
I like the way they added the play clock to the graphic showing down and distance, the arrow thing they superimpose on the field.
OK – thanks
What happened? Where’d everybody go?
Bob in AZ
Geezer showing signs of life! TD! Pack takes the lead at halftime!
Bob in AZ
Not the Pack!
OOPS! My bad. Old associations die hard.
The Vikes(!) pissed Nawlins with a 9+ minute drive of mostly rushes, so now the Saints return the favor with a long TD drive of their own on the ground, and now they’ve retaken the lead.
Bob in AZ
Nice try Bob, the Vikes took the Geezer off our hands fair and square, now you leave him be. He’s got jeans to waffle over and probably some kids to shout off his lawn and … what? Oh, he’s gotta take a snap? Musta been a senior moment ; )
Oh when the Saints, go rushing in, oh when the Saints go rushing in … Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, da, da, da, dum, dum, dum, dum : )
Geezer & the Vikes need Rice to be competitive this year.
56 comments in and no one has said it … Drew Fookin’ Brees !
Where the Fook is freep ?
Go ahead and throw in all 4 basic food groups, it ain’t gonna help ; )
Thanks for pickin’ up on that … *g* … since it’s not the weekend, I’ve got a large pitcher of Hot Apple Cider here for everyone.
Still drinking mine from a frosty mug, won’t be long though before I start heating it up with a cinnamon stick or two
Oye, there’s Cimanamonanon stix in there aplenty !
Here, have some Apple Cake with the Cider …
Mmmm, I love apple cake, thanks!
“Tom, wisten to me – I can’t be out here championing bwest-feeding like a modern Valkyrie Woman to all the American women, only to have you looking so, so, so ’90s!”
“Sweetie, I hear you…and I wanna support you, and all, but there’s just no way I’m getting that haircut! That’s stupid! Give me one good reason why I should do that?”
“Well, can’t you see, with der Bieber-cut you can take your helmet off on der sideline and shake out your hair, and guess what? No helmet lines!”
I’m also a Brady fan, even with the Mop look … nice to see he’ll be making as much moolah as Bieber
Who has a better backfield than da Saints ?
I’m 1-0 on the season! A Perfect Record! Hubcap here I come… ; )
Apple cake– SO midwestern! very appropriate. Yum.
The Geezer didn’t quite look ready for prime time tonight. He needs to get in sync with his receivers, especially those below the top guy. I think maybe he’s starting to remember why he tried to retire.
Bob in AZ
Try? There is no try, only do or do not.*
And so far the Geezer has annually waffled his way to do not.
(*One of the Mr.’s all time favorite quotes, I couldn’t help myself ; )
NBC gave away the superbowl suspense when they showed the Jets/Saints highlight in the opening
the crystal bong has spoken
and everybody needs to chip in for a red sweater vest, to be awarded to our favorite trash talk author and local hair products spokesperson (he uses Dr Zogg’s Sex Wax, btw)
anybody who feels extra generous can spring to but bmaz a bow tie (clip on only)
I can imagine Rahm, or Bob Gates exclaiming,
Those dratted courts! We were gonna end DADT anyway, but in our own time and pacing. Now they just up and declare it unConstitutional!
Or maybe they’re just happy to have that monkey off their backs. I guess we’ll see when they decide whether or not to appeal.
Bob in AZ
we got entire fookin neighborhoods burning up in the bay area
San Bruno to be exact
some kind of natural gas explosion
53 homes destroyed
120 homes damaged
still burning out of control at 10:30 pdt
one of my best friends just moved from a house on crestmoor, which is the street above the current fire line where the reporters are stationed. while thankful she and her family are nowhere near the scene, my heart goes out to those who are.
Nope : )
Though now that you mention it, maybe I should… collect the whole set and all that.
Of course, if I do, then there will be UVM and Maine… hmmm, maybe I should rethink the whole thing ; )
I’m finding it hard to get pumped up about the Vikes this year, not when the Twins — injury-plagued as they’ve been — are kicking ass and taking names.
Just think: The Sox dump Jim Thome and nab Manny Ramirez. Thome comes to Minnesota, where he promptly has a banner year; meanwhile, Ramirez is a few million dollars’ worth of dead weight on the White Sox roster. Fingers crossed, but it looks like the Twins might not have to do yet another body-and-nerve-grinding division playoff this year, whereas the Yankees, who last year had their pennant locked up by August, are having to beat back the Rays this year.
I’m loving that we have the best manager in baseball. And I’m really loving that Carl Pohlad’s kids have pretty much told Gardy “we have your six”. Whatever Gardy wants, Gardy gets, pronto. This gives him amazing power to act, and act swiftly.
Back the NFL for a moment: So what’s the latest on the Virgin Tim?