Sunday, January 11, 2009

Are We Experts? No, But We Play Them on TV

Watching the NFL Network on Saturday night after the Cardinals had just beaten the Panthers. Within 30 seconds there were two sad errors that I saw and now we know why the NFL Network is still a fledgling network not ready to take on the Big Three or ESPN.

The NFL GameDay Final show was hosted by Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci. The three of them were discussing the possibility that the Chargers could actually host the NFL Championship game against the Ravens if they beat the Steelers on Sunday. Deion, doing his Donovan McNabb "I don't know the NFL overtime rules impersonation, blurts out, "how can San Diego host the game? I don't think they can, can they?" Rich and Steve then had to explain (slowly) that Whales Vagina won the AFC West and was the #4 seed as the worst AFC division winner while Baltimore was a wild card and #6 seed. Since the #4 seed is higher than the #6 seed, the #4 seed (Whales Vagina) would host the game.

Deion still looked perplexed about the whole issue. Yes, Baltimore at 11-5 had a much better record than the 8-8 Chargers, but the Chargers won their division and gets the higher seed. I'm still not sure what I think of the fact that a just because a team won their division with a .500 record automatically awards them a higher seed than 12-4 and 11-5 teams. But that is for another day.

While this is occurring, on the right side of the screen where they are showing game stats of Saturday's games and preview stats for Sunday's games. Not 30 seconds after I hear Deion waxing poetic that he is a moron, I see the following regarding the last meeting between Philadelphia and New York Giants:

Last Meeting: Dec 7, 2008
Philadelphia 20
Eagles 14

Fuck the heck? So Philadelphia played the Eagles, huh? So is that group masturbation if they are playing themselves?

Sadly, these three are better to watch than ESPN's Berman, Saunders and Jackson. I still have a hard time watch them though.

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Blogger Kringlebert Fishtybuns said...

Proof once again that just because you played the game doesn't mean you are competent enough to be a commentator. Great defender, but how can a former player not know how the playoffs work? Sheesh!

January 18, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

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