Sunday, January 10, 2010

Congratulations, Arizona.

All you needed to advance in the NFC Playoffs was a bogus fumble on a play where the defender grabbed our quarterback's facemask -- right after a play where the ref missed an even-more-obvious helmet-to-helmet blow on the quarterback and instead called a horseshit holding penalty when the defensive lineman went to the ground on his own.

Oh, and did I mention the two missed offensive pass interference penalties -- both of which resulted in touchdowns -- when Larry Fitzgerald ran over Charles Woodson? I know those were easy to overlook, seeing as Fitzgerald is only the most important player on Arizona's offense.

Enjoy your offseason, Scott Green and crew. With that abortion of a performance, I think it's safe to say that you won't be working any more games in the playoffs.

And finally: I hope the Cardinals lose by 50 next week, and I hope Kurt Warner breaks both his legs in hideous fashion and turns his eyes to the heavens and says, "Why, Lord, why?" And I hope the heavens part, and God looks down and says: "Fuck you, Kurt. Choke on a bag of cocks."

18 comments:

FPMKE said...

Rubie, I know you hate the "LOL" comment but I'm laughing my balls off over here.

I'm leaving the Jerry Wainwright news to D3. I know how much he loved Poor Gil.

Mr. Rumsfield's Brownies said...

Having heard that you threw a snack table across the living room yesterday, I'm too scared to respond to this post.

Rubie Q said...

I threw it into the kitchen, not in the living room. I've got more sense than that.

Master Reid said...

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the entire JS article about the game today is about Aaron Rodgers, and what he did and didn't do that cost the Packers the game. Nowhere in the entire article does it say a damn thing about the defense giving up 51 goddam points! The entire article was about Rodgers, and how it really came down to his mistakes at the beginning and end of the game. Nowhere do they mention that Rodgers may have been hanging on to that ball a little longer because he knew that, with the way the Packer defense had been playing, a punt is as good as a turnover there.

I'm not trying to absolve Aaron for the INT or the fumble, but I hate how everyone always wants to make it about him. He was the reason the Packers were even IN that game to begin with. I guess the defense, or lack thereof, is the story for me. Rodgers did what he could. Now I wish Rackers would've made that fuckin' field goal.

EMoney said...

Rub's - how 'bout a consolation prize for your $hitty weekend...

Looks like the Badgers run of good fortune has finally come to an end. Jon Leuer is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist and will have surgery on it. I believe their first injury since butch went down 4 years ago.

Rubie Q said...

If I was Aaron Rodgers, I would seriously consider asking for a trade. Even after Favre retires (in six years), the focus will always be on Rodgers, especially after a loss. As Reid pointed out, it's complete bullshit. The kid is a fucking lion, and I wish people would appreciate that.

Devil's Threesome said...

Reid - why are you surprised? It will always be about Favre. It's fucking ridiculous - the defense was horrible.

Also - great call by Aikman right before the fumble. He said to look for Rodgers to take a chance here b/c he knows the defense can't hold the Cardinals.

Note to Troy - the emphasis on "Green Bay" should be on the second syllable. You annoy the shit out of me every time you say it.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

any discussion of A-Rodg to the negative is completely b.s. but i can't stop replaying this game in my mind and hingsight is always 20/20 but the missed home run ball on 1st down in OT, the missed FG in the first half, and the way the first half ended with just a FG vs a touchdown all ended up being huge.

i'm still sick to my stomach when I think about the game. it was entertaining as hell that's for sure but I'm not sure how many more of these types of games I can take with yesterday's loss, the Pitt loss and throw in the MU losses to FSU, West Virginia, Nova #1 and Nova #2 its been a crazy couple of weeks.

oh and I blame rubie for this loss.

text message at 6:53:27 PM

"WE WANT THE BALL AND WE'RE GONNA SCORE!!"

at the time i agreed with you but never...ever use those words again when talking about overtime...its bad luck dude!

on a positive note though i can't wait for the 2010 addition of the Packers. if ted can fill in some gaps in the o-line, add some better corners (with Al Harris healthy), find another consistent 3-4 contributor, and improve special teams (kicker/punter/returner) we could be dangerous.

Finley is going to be a Antonio Gates/Touchdown Tony TE for a long time and #12 is only going to get better so I'm expecting great things in 2010.

EMoney said...

Any notable free agents that we can eye up this offseason? Or should we not even think about them?

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

well the 2010 is a little confusing with the whole no CBA in place. I'd love for them to re-sign Nick Collins and Ryan Pickett. Bye-bye Kampman. I'm with Ted in his philosophy that hopefully we can get a missing piece in the draft, but I'd love to sign a great kicker and punter in free agency as we could use upgrades there. someone mentioned the name Josh Cribbs.

Master Reid said...

I'm just going to hold my breath and hope that something weird happens and CJ Spiller slides down the board in April.

As for free agents, I don't know there's one position that you could look at and say "If we could just sign Player X, then we'd be unstoppable." Maybe safety since Bigby is constantly hurt? But I think they'll do what they always do, try to add depth guys (mainly at corner and the offensive line), try to improve via the draft, and re-sign their own guys (mainly Nick Collins).

EMoney said...

I guess I agree with you Reid in that I don't know if there's one spot where we say add 'x' and we're that much better. Our biggest weakness (obviously) is in our defense, specifically the secondary. We cannot seem to stop teams that have potent passing games. I'm not sure whether it's the players, scheme, or a combination of the 2. I will say that our depth is definitely lacking in the secondary. After Woodsen and Harris, there's a steep dropoff, so our nickel/dime packages have some holes.

In spite of this, I would say that our #1 area of need (similarly to last year) is in the O-line. Even IF Clifton/Tausch are back next year, they're definitely passed their prime, and we have 0 depth after that. Now that we know we have our QB of the future (and that he's damn good), we need to invest in protecting him.

EMoney said...

Oh, by the way....those of us who were screaming at the refs all nit weren't exactly looking at the game with our green and gold glasses on. Apparently, it was noticed by everyone else as well (although Peter King defends the last play to an extent).

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/These-refs-will-never-be-accused-of-coddling-the?urn=nfl,212716

Rubie Q said...

Hey SBTG -- since I'm usually such a negative nancy (and rightfully derided for it), would you mind sharing the text message I sent you after A-Rodg threw the pick in the first quarter?

Master Reid said...

I liked the quote from Antrel Rolle in that blog:

“Let me tell you something, that dude is scary. We have a great defense, and we were up on him and ready to pounce, and he found ways to tear us apart.

“I don’t ever want to face him again in my life. I am dead serious. I’ll face Drew Brees any day of the week before I face him again.”

Little consolation on a day like today, but it gives us a good indicator of what kind of player Rodgers is.

Oh, and Antrel, you can bet that quote will be in Drew Brees' locker this week. Good luck with that. Beware the team playing with the "They don't respect us" card.

Rubie Q said...

Like I said last night: if you thought Aaron Rodgers and the Packer receivers took advantage of Donkey No. 27, just wait until Drew Brees and Colston and Meachem get a crack at him. Dude's going to be begging to come out of the game.

EMoney said...

Yeah, I was thinking about this whole situation.....ya know, what might have been. Say we pulled it out in OT last night, we would then have to go and face Drew Brees in the dome whom probably would have proceeded to throw for 500 yards and 5 tds's. How does our defense look sooo good somedays, then get absolutely torched by the likes of Favre, Roethlisberger, and Warner? I realize they're all great QB's, but the efforts from week to week are so polar opposite, it's baffling.

Master Reid said...

It has to have something to do with the fact that those QBs you mentioned are not bothered by pressure. Warner was perfectly willing to stand in there and get hit Sunday. He got the ball out perfectly on time, and took his shots when he had to. Roethlisberger is similar, he moves around more but is perfectly willing to get hit (not to mention he's a fucking tank, and a beast to bring down.) And we know all about Favre.

Compare them to say, Leinart the week before: A little slower trigger, a little more antsy in the pocket, a little more apt to get flushed and have the play break down when he feels pressure. All that adds up to an ineffective QB and your defense looking like world beaters.