Sunday, September 09, 2007

Two Hours

Until we see a little of this:

Some of this:

And a whole lotta this:

I love the Sox. Really I do. But football is my thing. Patriots football, more specifically.

I love the hard hitting intensity of those guys, the team spirit, the beauty of a perfectly executed play, the spiral of the ball as it lands in a receiver's hands thirty yards downfield and he never misses a step, a great 'knock him to the ground out of midair' tackle, the coach's sweatshirt with creative scissor action on the sleeves, being introduced not as indiviuals but as a team, watching a running back break a tackle or drag the defenseman those extra two yards as they cling to his legs and quarterback/wide receiver hugs.

One hour and forty five minutes.


Jennifer said...

Hehe reading this I can sense your passion for the game even though I hear blah blah blah... haha

Enjoy your football!

True Willow said...

somebody's happy!

SneakyPeek said...

Did you ummm ... say something? I nodded off.

~**Dawn**~ said...

LOL!!! I love that new header!

I didn't get to see the game (I got the Dolphins/Redskins -- tthhbbppfffttt) but I was dying, watching that score go by! And the highlights! Looks like all that speculation on Moss was unwarranted, and let it be known that in the off season, I predicted that Tom was going to use Wes Welker like a secret weapon. And how about Ellis Hobbs! Holy cow! =O

Good Boston sports day yesterday. =)

catsteevens said...

".....a great 'knock him to the ground out of midair' tackle"

That was perfectly written, beautifully expressed. As a matter of fact, the whole paragraph filled me with excitement.

There ain't nothin' like FOOTBALL!

~**Dawn**~ said...

OMG Jenny. That caption on your header... That is the first time I have laughed about anything related to this whole mess. You kill me! =P

Did you hear that after ESPN "broke the news" on SportsCenter at 6pm, late last night *this* came out:

A spokesman for the National Football League Tuesday night denied ESPN and NFL Network reports from earlier in the day that the league had found the New England Patriots guilty of violating league rules by taping defensive signals during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Greg Aiello, NFL senior vice president of media relations, said there had been no official determination made and that the Patriots had not been notified of any decision, nor has head coach Bill Belichick been summoned to league offices in New York City for a Friday meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell.

“There’s no decision. When there is one, it will be communicated to everyone properly,” Aiello said.

Asked if the league had or will make a phone call to the team, Aiello replied, “I’m sure there’s been many. It’s standard procedure: if you’re looking into a matter, you have to (talk to) both sides.”

NFL security officials confiscated a video camera and tape from New England video assistant Matt Estrella during the game; Estrella was on the Patriots’ sidelines while he was taping New York’s signals.

League rules prohibit teams from using video recording devices in the coaches’ booths, on the field or in the locker room during a game.

Also Tuesday, NFL Network reported that “more evidence was pouring in” to link New England to videotaping signals.

Aiello said the league had nothing further to report when asked if more teams had leveled accusations against the Patriots.

Both the ESPN and NFLN reports said that Goodell was considering sanctions against the Patriots, which could include losing draft picks, fines and/or suspensions.