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Mets take two from the Cubs to open the National League championship series!

((I want to marry Daniel Murphy and have his children. Also, as an old comic book fanboy, I love how the Mets roster is full of superheros. Thor. The Dark Knight. Captain America. And we had Cal Ripken, the Iron Man, broadcasting the game. All we need is a Hulk... ))

Jets thump the Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Peoples!!

A great weekend for this old New York sports fan.

Now if the Giants can only make it a triple tonight over the Iggles of Brotherly Love, life will truly be magical and full of joy.

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RyanPicklesimer
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:10 pm (UTC)
Bouncy
I would say "bouncy" is the perfect way to read this post, haha. Just brings a smile to my face reading it! Cheers!
stephenstark
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
wun wun's
Giants better do all the damage they can whilst the Boys are down.
Matt Petolicchio
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Iggles
I think the Eagles get their act together tonight.

(I don't know why I do this to myself. It's like rooting for the Starks.)
angeleno
Oct. 20th, 2015 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: Iggles

"I don't know why I do this to myself. It's like rooting for the Starks."

I'm a long time Chiefs fan. I know exactly how you feel.

Edited at 2015-10-20 01:40 am (UTC)
cyborgturkey
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
LA
Oh, how I long for the day Los Angeles also has two teams again. As a Michigan transplant, I only have my lowly Lions to cheer for each week.

Talk about life being meaningless and full of pain.
grrm
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: LA
LA had two teams back when I out there, working in TV. They did not support either of them. Oh, sure... they loved the Rams and Raiders when they were winning, but when they had down seasons, the support dwindled away...

Despite LA's size and importance as a media market, I am not sure the city deserves an NFL team. The fans there are just so fickle.
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harryberger89
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
Baseball and Football
Mets are my pick to win the World Series this year with that rotation and hitting lineup. Also, Jets this year are a nice solid team, shame they are in the same division as the Patriots. I think the Eagles win tonight against the Giants, well hopefully win...
Oberyn Calderon
Oct. 20th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: Baseball and Football
With their division, I really don't think the Jets will get anywhere. They are a very inconsistent team at the best of times. I mean they lost against Philadelphia which is at best middle of the pack.....then have to go on to face a Patriots offense, and eventually a Broncos defense again....idk man, I. Don't. Know.
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Andy Marinkovich
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Exciting times!
I told my buddy who is a long-time, but pessimistic Mets fan that I thought the Mets would win the World Series this year. This was back in June or July. Their pitching is the best in MLB and they seemed to have a certain spark similar to what I've seen with the SF Giants in their recent championship runs. He was excited but did not want to jinx anything by agreeing with me. Now that the Mets have gotten through Arrieta (sp?) they have a clear advantage in this series because the Cubs do not have the starting pitching depth the Mets do. So I see the Mets wrapping this up fairly quickly. Maybe even a sweep, or in five games. And the J-E-T-S! are legit! I don't know if they are "Super Bowl bound" legit, but they will make the playoffs and have a good run. Very solid looking team right now and they are certainly heading in the right direction.
kukla_red
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Exciting times!
As a life-long Mets fan, I thank you for this assessment. This has been the best season I've ever experienced! Even better than 1986. I was around for the Miracle Mets of 1969, but I was too busy being embarrassed by my mother's hysterics as they rolled towards their win.
kukla_red
Oct. 19th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
The Hulk was there in the stands last night. He looked disgruntled, as ever.
langkard
Oct. 19th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
I admit to rooting for the Cubs. Not because I like the Cubs, being a frustrated Astros fan from way back I have no great love for the Cubs. I just think it would be hilarious if the Cubs made true the prediction from Back to the Future Part II. Things like that drive the gullible conspiracy theorists crazy, which is always entertaining.
Brucenoir
Oct. 19th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
> All we need is a Hulk...

Maybe someone needs to make Duda angry. Opposing pitchers won't like him when he's angry.

Edited at 2015-10-19 07:44 pm (UTC)
grrm
Oct. 19th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
Would being angry lead him to strike out less often?
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yamamanama
Oct. 19th, 2015 07:54 pm (UTC)
I know the Ny Mets are Apu's favorite squadron but damnit, I want the Cubs to win this to prove Back To The Future correct.
yagathai
Oct. 19th, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC)
We're 5.5 point favorites over your G-men tonight. The Eagles haven't been stellar but your defense is swiss cheese. I think if Beckham makes it off the bench you guys have a chance, but not otherwise.
yagathai
Oct. 20th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
Wow. Neither one of these teams deserve first place in the division based on their play so far.
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redfield79
Oct. 19th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)

Growls. We made so many mistakes.

gayeld
Oct. 19th, 2015 11:24 pm (UTC)
Let's Go A's!
It's been a while, but I remember the smug joy of being one of only two A's fans in my office the year they swept the SF Giants out of Oakland.

Especially after they tried to convince us that the earthquake was just the sleeping Giants waking up. I think not.
Michael James
Oct. 20th, 2015 12:35 am (UTC)
Cubs fan here, and the series ain't over. The rookies don't know enough to feel the pressure (or so I hope). A wild three games at Wrigley is gonna send the series back to New York with all the pressure on the Mets. The Cubs will be the youngest team to win the Series in a long long time and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth.
grrm
Oct. 20th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
We shall see.
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kingslayerjamie
Oct. 20th, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
giants v. iggles
Clock operators' ineptitude + horrendous call on Jenkins (I blame those foolish 'can't breathe too hard on the QB' rules) = Tom Coughlin's bladder just exploded. Thank the gods its halftime.
Oberyn Calderon
Oct. 20th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
New York football season
I can't say that I've followed the NY teams too closely, but I'm watching the Philly game right now. Can't really understand what's up with the Giants O- line??? And as a Ravens fan I still think I'd like to offer a gracious trade of Flacco for Eli....please? haha


Edit: Game just ended. Tough loss :/ I still don't understand how Giants can beat teams like the Patriots, but yet have such inconsistent games, such as this one. 7+ turnovers, 4 of them on Philly, and they still only get 7??? Say WHaaaat?

Edited at 2015-10-20 03:41 am (UTC)
FeedTheWorld3
Oct. 20th, 2015 08:57 am (UTC)
Sorry to burst your bubble there, George, but FLY EAGLES FLY!!

(We need a little something to make up for whatever that Phillies season was. We couldnt even manage the 100 game suck record. :/ )
Michael Rapp
Oct. 20th, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
Hulk?!!
Unfortunately Hulk is down in Brazil playing futbol or soccer if you are so inclined.
lordevaco
Oct. 20th, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
George, what did you think of the new Star Wars trailer?
Sulleymon
Oct. 20th, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry George
the Hulk is Javier Baez
josiegel
Oct. 20th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
1st Place
The way both teams played, it's utterly mind boggling they're somehow tied for first. Yeesh.
harryberger89
Oct. 20th, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
Eagles vs Giants
How bout them EAGLES?
grrm
Oct. 20th, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Eagles vs Giants
feh
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hansolotreble99
Oct. 21st, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
Reference to Gregg Easterbrook's Naming of the Washington Football Club
Am I the only one to notice your usage of Gregg Easterbrook's naming of the Washington Football Club "Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Peoples"? TMQ is one of the best weekly reads about the NFL. Thanks for the chuckle.

Good luck to the Jets this week. I'm a Pats fan and have a feeling the Jets could pull this one off.
botgzhorghal
Oct. 22nd, 2015 05:01 am (UTC)
Long live the king!
Dear George. A thousand apologies and thank you for everything!
bibliofile
Oct. 22nd, 2015 08:13 am (UTC)
If that's how you felt about Mr Murphy on Monday, dare we ask how you feel about him tonight??? I suspect you'd have to wait in an even longer line, whatever it is you're hoping for.
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