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The NFL Returns

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Football is back!!!

And life is... full of joys and pain, ups and downs.

My beloved Jets played the despised Cowboys in the season's first Sunday night game, and played... ah... not nearly as well as I would have hoped. Though there were high points. Revis, of course. Plaxico Burress looked pretty good for a guy who has been in prison the past two years. Dustin Keller was great, as always, and LaDamian Tomlinson had a few good moments. Even so, the Cowboys came to play, their Rob Ryan D was much tougher than I had expected, and Dallas looked to have the game wrapped up early in the fourth quarter.

Fortunately, their QB is still Tony Romo. Who played really well for most of the game, as he often does, only to commit some truly horrendous mistakes at the worst possible times, as he often does. Thereby losing the game. Which is what happened tonight, giving the Jets a great if improbable victory. I really do need to buy a cardiac defibrillator in Jets green; I swear, this team is going to kill me one of these nights.

Revis deserves a lot of credit for the Jets win. So does Mike Westoff, Joe McKnight, and the Trufant kid who ran in the blocked punt for a TD. Oh, and Jim Leonhard, who ran down what would have been the Cowboys' game-clinching TD and knocked the runner out of bounds inside the five, setting up the crucial Romo fumble that started the tide to turning.

But mostly of the credit goes to Romo.

As for the Giants... sigh... the less said, the better. They got embarrassed by the Redskins and Rex Grossman, f'r chrissakes. How humiliatin'. It could be a long season for Big Blue.

But hey... football is back!!

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mfanderson
Sep. 12th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I love you George, but...
...I love my Redskins more. ;)

It was a win-win day for 'skins. First we beat our division rivals (your Giants (sorry)) after losing to them the last seven times we matched-up. Then your Jets beat the Cowboys. That was beautiful. Anything that makes Romo lose confidence is good for us.

It's good to see the Redskins at the top of the division. But who knows how long that will last.

fan_of_happosai
Sep. 12th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: I love you George, but...
If last year was any indication, I recall the Failskins were at the top of the division for like the first 4-6 weeks.
mfanderson
Sep. 12th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: I love you George, but...
Unfortunately, with the exception of three dismal playoff appearances, the 'skins haven't had a good season for almost 20 years. We have had a number of stellar starts that enviably ended with us in last place.

I'm just reaching for whatever joy I can wherever I can get it.

;)

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