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!

  1. phred says:

    So take out yer false teeth mama


    And thanks for this… ; )

    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


    • bmaz says:

      The full line is actually from a J. Geils Band song and is:

      Take out your false teeth mama, I want to suck on your gums!

      But I wasn’t sure how that would go over …..

      • phred says:

        EEEEEEwwwwwwwwwww, blech, ick even.

        Ok, bonjonno, bmaz has convinced me to put the teeth back in and stay way far away from J Geils ; )

  2. bonjonno says:

    gawd phred, put ur teeth back in :)

    bmaz- is this thing on network tv so I can watch it on my antenna rig?

    • scribe says:

      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.

      • bmaz says:

        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.

        • GulfCoastPirate says:

          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.

    • Petrocelli says:

      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.

  3. scribe says:

    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.

      • scribe says:

        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.

        • BayStateLibrul says:

          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.’

          • scribe says:

            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.

            • BayStateLibrul says:

              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…

                • BayStateLibrul says:

                  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?

  4. john in sacramento says:

    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

    • bmaz says:

      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…..)

      • bobschacht says:

        …insignificant games like the Wolvereenies versus the Blighted Irish.

        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

  5. BayStateLibrul says:

    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.

    Gillette Stadium

    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.


      • BayStateLibrul says:

        UMass eked out a victory against the ferocious William & Mary eleven.

        Should be a nip, tuck, nip battle against the WildKitties..

        • phred says:

          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!

          • BayStateLibrul says:


            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)

  6. scribe says:

    Is it me, or is everyone kinda slow gettin’ the trash up to speed, like we’re not really ready for the season?

  7. azportsider says:

    Wouldn’t work, scribe. Our desert’s so littered with beheaded corpses that you can’t find a decent-sized patch of sand anymore.

  8. scribe says:

    I like the way they added the play clock to the graphic showing down and distance, the arrow thing they superimpose on the field.

      • bobschacht says:

        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

    • phred says:

      Pack takes the lead at halftime!

      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 ; )

  9. phred says:

    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 : )

  10. radiofreewill says:

    “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!”


  11. bobschacht says:

    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

    • phred says:

      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 ; )

  12. freepatriot says:

    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)

  13. bobschacht says:



    Federal Judge: Military’s Ban On Gays Unconstitutional

    More at

    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

  14. freepatriot says:


    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

    • rosalind says:

      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.

  15. phred says:

    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 ; )

  16. Phoenix Woman says:

    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?