Monday, August 18, 2008

We Have Some Catching Up To Do

If you're running a blog where your goal is to constantly provide updates and analysis on any subject, you end up spending a lot of time on the internet. But sometimes, real life comes calling, and you're forced to part with your beloved laptop for an extended period of time. As I've found out this weekend, two days without internet is an awfully long time.

(By the way. It's either "Internet" or "The Web". Why is everyone using "the Interwebs" these days? It's the most annoying word ever, please stop.)

In the two days we've been gone, we sure did miss a lot. Let's cover our bases now, so that we can get on with business as usual.

Saturday Night - 49ers 34, Packers 6

The Packers drop to 0-2 this preseason, in one of the worst attempts at playing football in the history of the game. Rodgers looked mediocre, although Driver and Lee dropped very catchable balls, which made him look worse than he was. Also, he got sacked about four times, which doesn't bode well for him or the offensive line.

Defensively they played even worse, the main culprit being Jarrett Bush. The defense made J.T. O'Sullivan (or as we know him, JTOS) look All-Pro. We're happy to see the former Packer land on his feet, but anyone that throws like Brian Shouse should NOT be a starting NFL quarterback.

The lone bright spots were Mason Crosby (who has become one of the highest drafted fantasy kickers this season) and Jordy Nelson (we have found this season's return man, folks).

If you're still dying for two to three day old preseason coverage, here's's take on the game.

Saturday Night - Broadway Brett Makes Good First Impression

Brett Favre as a New York Jet. It still seems messed up, but Favre is in full swing with his new team. He made his Jets debut in a 13-10 loss to the Redskins, but nobody really cared about that. The numbers they were interested in: 5 for 6, 48 yards, 1 TD.

Congrats to Favre for a good performance, but we're reserving judgement until his first regular season game. We're also trying to figure out just how much we are going to cover Favre this season, but I feel like this is far from the last time you'll see him mentioned on this page.

Saturday Night - Brewers 4, Dodgers 3

One night after losing to the Dodgers, the Brewers eek out the 4-3 victory in 10 innings. J.J. Hardy is our player of the game, as he not only homered in the contest but had the game winning RBI single.

Sunday Afternoon - Dodgers 7, Brewers 5

Down 4 in the 9th inning, the Brewers rallied to extend the game. They do so via a Ray Durham 2 RBI double, and a Ryan Braun 2 run home run. Their success was short lived, as the game ended in the bottom of the 9th with an Andre Either 2 run blast of his own. One of the more deflating losses of the season. Braun earns player of the game in his first start in seven games.

Monday Morning - U.S. 106, Germany 57

This is a Dream Team sized blowout, as the Redeem Team is kicking ass and taking names. However, they seem to be doing so in a pretty respectful manner. So that's good. Next up for the U.S. is a quarterfinal game against Andrew Bogut and Australia on Wednesday morning.

So we think we're caught up now for the most part. What have we learned this weekend? The Brewers need to win games like Sunday's if they are going to win the division. The Packers can never afford to play like that again. The U.S. Men's team is going to win the gold.

More importantly, we never want to go two full days without internet again.


Anonymous said...

Interwebs is a sarcastic phrase, meant to be used in a humorous manner. Similar to "the internets" which was originally said by George W. Bush but is now used satirically.

Winks said...

I get why it's said, it's just that everyone I've ever heard say it has been an actual douchebag. Plus, just the way they say it bothers me. You know what I mean.

I am a fan of "strategery" however.

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