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Romo-Bromance

15 Jan

I’m still reeling from the Pete Carroll to the Seattle Seahawks news (they will now win the Super Bowl in 2013-14, mark my words), and the airwaves here are pretty much a 24/7 Lane Kiffen-comes-to-save-USC blizzard, so its on to the games folks.

One quick pitstop to admire Mr Kiffen’s wife:

Move over Elin Nordegren - There's a new blonde in town

ARIZONA CARDINALS v NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

So it turns out that the greatest QB of this generation may actually be Kurt Warner. Manning will one day rise to rule them all, but even he pales against the singular greatness of an on-fire Warner. If he gets that extra 10th of a second to make the throw then you are totally fucked. He says he can feel it before a game, that he knows when its going to happen. Perhaps his total God-focus means he is able to stay calm no matter the situation. Who cares what it is. When it happens you are watching someone play the position as well as it can possibly be played. If that happens again, New Orleans are out, and we start talking about Cardinals coach Ken Wisenhunt as the genius he may well be (Won a SB with the Steelers as an assistant, takes joke franchise to 1 SB so far).

It's hot wife week here at the Skinny

BALTIMORE RAVENS v INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

The Colts took the end of the season off which supposedly spells doom for them. Bullshit. Unless the Ravens woke up their offense this week I think Manning and Co crushes them.

DALLAS COWBOYS v MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Too close to call. Two QBs having good-to-great seasons, two excellent running games, two excellent defenses (Dallas actually have the edge there). Playing inside Minnesota’s dome, so the action will be fast. Both teams have a LOT to play for: for Favre this about legacy, for Romo this is about credibility. If Romo plays well in this game, and Dallas wins, he is a made man in the league, and all past sins will be forgiven. Obviously if Favre wins then he is only one more game away from doing a Kurt Warner and taking two different teams to a Super Bowl. The flipside of this is that both are capable of imploding. I say neither does and this is a shootout. I honestly don’t know what would make me happier – the sight of Wade Phillips’ fat rolls quivering with happiness at his most significant playoff win or the distant sound of yet more rending of garments from Wisconsin. (PS: Ok Green Bay you were totally screwed over at the end of last week’s game, but you WILL be back with Aaron Rodgers around).

NEW YORK JETS v SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

The most aggressive running game meets a deadly passing attack. Gargantuan Jets coach Rex Ryan is one of the most entertaining things about the NFL right now, so long may this run continue. And while San Diego have the fading Ladanian Tomlinson and the firecracker Darren Sproles they will ride QB Phillip Rivers’ rifle arm. If SD can cope with the Jets punishing ground game they will take it. The Jets have completely overachieved via skill and a TON of luck. If it ends here, that’s a great season. If it continues, look for one of the most exuberant, funniest press conferences in history to follow.
Also, there’s this:

Its for the kids I guess. Please god when will this 80’s revival end?
Uh, actually, you can leave those legwarmers on….

– Mark Tierney